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All Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card offers [Consolidated]

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===============================================Bes t public available offer:
Two free nights at any tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton Hotel after $3k spent. Annual fee of $395 NOT waived. https://www.theritzcarltonrewardscard.com/2CN

$300 Annual Travel Credit
"Make the most of your trip with a $300 annual travel credit to use for baggage fees, Global Entry fees, seat upgrades, access to your preferred airport lounge and more. Simply use your card for these expenses and call us at 1-855-896-2222, and we will refund the charges after your flight."

Actual T&C language, as of 08.22.15:"Only the following types of non-ticket Net Purchases qualify for this offer: airline lounge day pass, or towards a yearly lounge membership of your choice; airline seat upgrades; airline baggage fees; in-flight internet/entertainment; in-flight meals; Global Entry fees."

As of 1/2/2015, Credit for these charges are based on TRANSACTION (purchase) date, not posting date. If you made an eligible purchase before the end of the year, even if it doesn't post until the following year, you can still receive credit for the previous year. See post #1268

DO NOT attempt to get all $300 in one transaction. Most CSRs will question what incedential charge would be so high. Instead, get multiple smaller gift cards which line up with fees that airline charges. Make sure that whatever amounts you choose, you have an explanation ready for each. For example, AA overweight baggage fee is $150. $50 is first checked bag for 2 ppl. $75 is in the range of upgrade fees, etc.


Reimbursed:

AA e-Giftcards
Southwest eGiftcards - As of 12/30/14 Chase can distinguish between "incidental" and gift card purchase. YMMV depending on CSR.
Delta Giftcards (YMMV)
$78 AA Award flight taxes reimbursed
$22 BA Award flight taxes reimbursed
~$150 AA award fees, taxes, fuel surcharge reimbursed
$246 AA award fees, booking fee, all reported as upgrading to busn award
United Flight Taxes
Spirit Big Front Seats
Spirit Onboard Food and Drinks
DL Ticket Change fee $300
$210 DL first class up-fare
$300 of a $525 AA Admirals Club annual membership
$50 DL Transfer miles fee (2k miles plus $30 fee)
~$160 SQ award fees (circa 2014)
$70 upgraded seats on AA
$34 US award fees
$34 BA Award fees
$90 oneway ticket on AA (paid additional $90 with AA e-gc from last year)
$84.50 x 2 AA award fees
$150 B6 change fees er...umm..."seat upgrades"
$75 UA gift registry (no longer works as of Summer 2015)
$49.95 Bags VIP charge. It surprised me that it went since it comes up as BagsVIP and not an airline. I told the CSR it was AA's partner for baggage delivery and that I was (honestly) unsure if it would work.
UA Gift Registry $150 (one worked, one didn't) -- no longer works as of Summer 2015
$274 BA seat selection for 2 J class seats, LAX-LHR (Jan 2016)


Not Reimbursed:
$315 Avianca ticket charge
United giftcards
$150 AA award redeposit fee (YMMV)
UA Gift Registry $150 (one worked, one didn't)



The deal for 140K points is dead. Chase has replaced it with a complimentary night stay at any Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months, available here. As of February 12, 2015, there IS A BETTER known public offer (see below).

The 70K offer is long gone.



[EXPIRED] Active link found on blog 12/16 for 140K offer: https://www.theritzcarltonrewardscard.com/offer140k
Many have applied through this link only to find the application was assigned to a different promo for 2 free nights instead of points. Calling JP Morgan Chase CS has indicated they are aware of this issue and CSRs are expecting the 140k points to be honored but no one in this situation has actually received the 140k points as of Dec 28, 2014.


[EXPIRED] As reported by ghitt87: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/22807838-post16.html
Call 1-888-846-7004 to apply.
Mention these RSVP:
F5BP - 140k points after 2k spend in 3 months. Annual fee of $395 not waived first year. - DEAD 9/25
F53K - 70k points, $395 waived first year.

I wasn't targeted, but called and used the RSVP code (5/2). Just act like you got it in the mail.
See also post #483 and following: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23230523-post483.html
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Old Jan 28, 15, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by catcathk View Post
Already called Chase, they said they need to get back to her... my friend can't wait for another months for the points to be post.... will see if Chase can fix this quickly..
Why not?
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Old Jan 28, 15, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by chongl View Post
Not true as shown in a follow up post, and also in the EK award booking thread in the AS forum.
I'm looking on the AS portal and there is no first class availability showing up after the end of March for EK awards.

Yes you can call 20 times and beg an agent to book under the old system but that appears to be luck of the draw right now and likely will be going away shortly.
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Old Jan 28, 15, 2:41 pm
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Beg? The most recent posts had people getting it on the first or second try. Use EF to search for Z availability, not the AS website
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Old Jan 28, 15, 2:44 pm
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Beg? The most recent posts had people getting it on the first or second try. Use EF to search for Z availability, not the AS website
Got it, thank you! ^
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Old Jan 28, 15, 2:46 pm
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Why not?
we are planning a big trip together and want to secure award seats that available now .. and not for the reason of cancelling card before 60 days
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Old Jan 29, 15, 10:22 am
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my 140k points just posted this morning! I applied for the card on 12/26 or so.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
"Hi,

I have two fees from delta for $150 each that I wanted to use my airline incidental reimbursement for.

Thank you! "

that's what I wrote in my SM about my delta GCs
What options do you select when sending a secure message over chase? I see there are a few viable options "Rewards Inquiry", "Account Inquiry" or "Other Inquiry". Which should I choose?
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Old Jan 30, 15, 10:56 am
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Hi. If redeeming for the hotel + air package, will I be able to gift the week long hotel stay to a friend or family? Thanks.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 11:51 am
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Advice needed on $300 airline credit!!
Have this award itinerary on hold:

MIA-IAD-BOM*-JNB*-CPT*-LHR-MIA
*4 nights each;
busn except CPT-LHR-MIA econ;
67.5K+45K+37.5K = 150K AA miles + $396 total taxes-fees
($276 of that AA UK-fuel-fee)
hold good until 2/4 but...
by 2/3 $25 phone fee
starting 2/4 $75 phone + 21 day fee

How do I employ Ritz card to get some or all of my $300??
Buy multiple AA gift cards in advance?
Use those to pay $396 + $25-or-$75?
(itinerary: mostly Etihad, BA, AA)
What size? Any advice appreciated!!
Possible explanation, if asked:
"upgrading" to busn award on some segments = higher taxes/fees...?

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Old Jan 30, 15, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
Advice needed on $300 airline credit!!
Have this award itinerary on hold:

MIA-IAD-BOM*-JNB*-CPT*-LHR-MIA
*4 nights each;
busn except CPT-LHR-MIA econ;
67.5K+45K+37.5K = 150K AA miles + $396 total taxes-fees
($276 of that AA UK-fuel-fee)
hold good until 2/4 but...
by 2/3 $25 phone fee
starting 2/4 $75 phone + 21 day fee

How do I employ Ritz card to get some or all of my $300??
Buy multiple AA gift cards in advance?
Use those to pay $396 + $25-or-$75?
(itinerary: mostly Etihad, BA, AA)
What size? Any advice appreciated!!
Possible explanation, if asked:
"upgrading" to busn award on some segments = higher taxes/fees...?
I don't think you can use gift cards for AA award taxes/fees. Sorry.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelPhotographer View Post
Advice needed on $300 airline credit!!
Have this award itinerary on hold:

MIA-IAD-BOM*-JNB*-CPT*-LHR-MIA
*4 nights each;
busn except CPT-LHR-MIA econ;
67.5K+45K+37.5K = 150K AA miles + $396 total taxes-fees
($276 of that AA UK-fuel-fee)
hold good until 2/4 but...
by 2/3 $25 phone fee
starting 2/4 $75 phone + 21 day fee

How do I employ Ritz card to get some or all of my $300??
Buy multiple AA gift cards in advance?
Use those to pay $396 + $25-or-$75?
(itinerary: mostly Etihad, BA, AA)
What size? Any advice appreciated!!
Possible explanation, if asked:
"upgrading" to busn award on some segments = higher taxes/fees...?
You should get reimbursed for taxes and fees with the Ritz card. Check wiki.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 1:19 pm
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2 responses.
Contradicting each other.
Crikey!!!
IIUC, its all about being ready to explain AA gift cards
in a manner that gets reimbursing approved.
Can I use AA gift cards to pay award taxes-fees?
For $396 + $25/75 phone booking fee, how should
I handle that? Size of gift cards, etc.?
Novice needs help, thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 1:21 pm
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Is the giftcard already purchased? If not, why not use the Ritz card? That's easily proved that it was used for something they allow.

Otherwise, I wouldn't risk the gift card since you'd have to get lucky or lie. Not saying I wouldn't, it's just a risk.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 1:49 pm
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AA gift cards can't be used for taxes and fees on awards purchases. WN gift certificates can. Unfortunately WN gift certs are often not reimbursed.
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Old Jan 30, 15, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by seanmh View Post
Is the giftcard already purchased? If not, why not use the Ritz card? That's easily proved that it was used for something they allow.


Sorry, please clarify:
using Ritz card directly to pay AA Award taxes-fees is an
allowed airline credit usage?? $300 of $396 total?
Thanks in advance.

UPDATE: CALLED RITZ CARD, SAID I NORMALLY FLY ECON BUT I DECIDED TO
USE MY AA AWARD MILES & "UPGRADE" TO BUSN & $396 FEES, WOULD I GET $300 BACK?
RESPONSE: IF UPGRADE INVOLVED, YES.
(PREVIOUSLY I DESCRIBED SAME SITUATION AS MERELY AA AWARD WITH $396 FEES
& WAS TOLD NO)
SO WORKING "UPGRADE" INTO EXPLANATION SEEMS TO BE TANTAMOUNT!!?

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