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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:05 am   #1
 
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[Expired] 70000 points for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, first year free

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0 introductory fee
70k points after first purchase

Earn Exceptional Rewards
• Earn 5 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent at The Ritz-Carlton hotels. *
• Earn 2 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental
agencies and restaurants. *
• Earn 1 Ritz-Carlton Rewards point per $1 spent on all other card purchases. *
Enjoy Special Hotel Privileges
• Upgrade to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level three times annually on stays of up to seven nights, subject to availability
at time of reservation. Advanced reservations and e-certificate are required. *
• Automatic Gold Elite status* in The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program your first year.
• Extra Hotel Experience with each two-night stay or longer at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. Celebrate with a $100 Hotel Credit to
be used toward your choice of dining, spa or other hotel recreational activities when reserving this offer. *
Experience Travel Benefits and Services
• Complimentary airport lounge access*
• $200 annual credit for airline incidentals*
• Premier Concierge Service and more*

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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:09 am   #2
 
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Better than the 50K they were offering.

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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:16 am   #3
 
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When I click the link provided, It states:

"For a limited time, experience the card with our compliments for your first year as a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner. "

Do you have to be a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner for the offer to apply? Anyone has experience as non-Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:26 am   #4
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Also, what kind of airport lounge access do you get? Is it one of those Priority Passes where you have to pay for more than one person?

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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:28 am   #5
 
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When I click the link provided, It states:

"For a limited time, experience the card with our compliments for your first year as a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner. "

Do you have to be a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner for the offer to apply? Anyone has experience as non-Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner?

Thanks!
Was thinking about this card too, until I saw this post. I dug further into the T&C's and noticed: "Previous and existing Ritz-Carlton or Marriott Rewards® Credit Card cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer"

Looks like if you already have a Marriott Credit Card, you won't get the bonus on this one. Bummer.
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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:33 am   #6
 
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I'm not surprised that they had to sweeten the original deal. When the card first came out, I thought about it but the high annual fee and the limited benefits kept me away. At least with 70k points and 1st year fee waived, I might consider it.
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Old Jun 13, 12, 10:34 am   #7
 
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Also, what kind of airport lounge access do you get? Is it one of those Priority Passes where you have to pay for more than one person?

Mike
Here is the list of the club. https://www.loungeclub.com/en/
When I called them, they acturally said that you do not have to pay for guests. I found that it is hard to believe that there is unlimited guests, but one or two should be fine. I never brought guests in though. So double check on this
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Old Jun 13, 12, 11:05 am   #8
 
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Was thinking about this card too, until I saw this post. I dug further into the T&C's and noticed: "Previous and existing Ritz-Carlton or Marriott Rewards® Credit Card cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer"

Looks like if you already have a Marriott Credit Card, you won't get the bonus on this one. Bummer.
I was thinking about getting the 70k marriott card.. Yall think i can get both on the same day?
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Old Jun 13, 12, 12:41 pm   #9
 
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Was thinking about this card too, until I saw this post. I dug further into the T&C's and noticed: "Previous and existing Ritz-Carlton or Marriott Rewards® Credit Card cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer"

Looks like if you already have a Marriott Credit Card, you won't get the bonus on this one. Bummer.
Not necessary. From the original RC thread, people who have the Marriott card got the bonus, too. Same T&C.
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Old Jun 13, 12, 12:42 pm   #10
 
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I'm not surprised that they had to sweeten the original deal. When the card first came out, I thought about it but the high annual fee and the limited benefits kept me away. At least with 70k points and 1st year fee waived, I might consider it.
And the $200 airline credit to use on random things, including award ticket fee or whatever people are getting in the RC thread.
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Old Jun 13, 12, 8:36 pm   #11
 
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boo, for not valid for marriot credit card
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Old Jun 13, 12, 8:44 pm   #12
 
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This looked interesting at first, but seeing that it is a Chase card,
I think I will wait and hopefully find another 50K+ UR someday.

I noticed the application now asks if you have EVER been denied by Chase;
I think it used to ask if within the last 3 months.
Yet I think some have reported answering
that question Yes, and they were approved.

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Old Jun 13, 12, 8:48 pm   #13
 
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I should have waited for this offer...I got the Marriott card. The airport lounge benefit would have been awesome for me
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God, Chase again! Certainly would grab it otherwise without even thinking twice! Great find, OP.
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Old Jun 14, 12, 1:19 am   #15
 
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When I click the link provided, It states:

"For a limited time, experience the card with our compliments for your first year as a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner. "

Do you have to be a Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner for the offer to apply? Anyone has experience as non-Ritz-Carlton Residences® Owner?

Thanks!
I'm curious about this also. The link page seems to pretty indicate that the offer is just for owners of R-C Residences, though the application doesn't ask for any R-C-specific info beyond R-C Rewards #.
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