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Old Jul 21, 2014, 10:54 pm
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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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All Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card offers [Consolidated]

Old Feb 3, 2015, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76
I got my annual fee waived

Is it 60 days or 30 days from the annual fee post date?
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Old Feb 3, 2015, 10:13 pm
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reimbursement

Using the RC card, can I get reimbursed for a change fee I pay for my wife's ticket? Can I get reimbursed for her global entry fee?
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 4:04 am
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Originally Posted by drdrew450
Is it 60 days or 30 days from the annual fee post date?
I got that done like 2 weeks after I opened the account. I just asked if they'd waive it and they said yes.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 4:20 am
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 7:16 am
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I just called in and used my 2015 airline credit on AA e-GiftCards, no issues
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Jimster
Using the RC card, can I get reimbursed for a change fee I pay for my wife's ticket? Can I get reimbursed for her global entry fee?
yes.
yes.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by jsucool76
I got my annual fee waived

How did you get this refunded?
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 2:49 pm
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$100 AA e-gift card did not work. Two small items did. I identified them all as incidental on my request.
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Thank you for contacting J.P. Morgan about the travel credit benefit offered on your Ritz-Carlton Rewards credit card ending in xxxx.

We have issued a $29.40 statement credit to your account for $22.40 British Airways and $7.00 for Gogoair.com charges.

? You have $270.60 of $300 remaining for the Airline Incidentals credit benefit for the 2015 calendar year.

Only the following types of non-ticket purchases qualify to receive credit for the Airline Incidental Credit benefit offered on this card:
? 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

The credit cannot be applied to:
? Taxis/subway/car rental/airport parking
? Airline gift card purchase
? Airline ticket purchases, including award booking fees, taxes related to a ticket purchase or pet
cabin/flight fees
? Ticket cancellation fees
? Duty free shops

Please provide us with documentation to show that the $100 charge from American Airlines posted on 01/29/2015 is for a qualified airline incidental charge as listed above. Once we review the information requested we will issue credit in accordance with the terms of the benefit.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by FTuser19
Please provide us with documentation to show that the $100 charge from American Airlines posted on 01/29/2015 is for a qualified airline incidental charge as listed above. Once we review the information requested we will issue credit in accordance with the terms of the benefit.
Now feel free to hit them back with "I apologize, I no longer have the receipt. I did not keep it as it was not stated in the terms & conditions that I had to provide documentation for my incidental charges."

Granted, that argument won't last long, once they catch on and update the T&C... But still, use it while you can.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76
I got my annual fee waived

Originally Posted by austin_modern
How did you get this refunded?
+1

Would love to know what strategy worked for you. Thanks!
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern
Now feel free to hit them back with "I apologize, I no longer have the receipt. I did not keep it as it was not stated in the terms & conditions that I had to provide documentation for my incidental charges."

Granted, that argument won't last long, once they catch on and update the T&C... But still, use it while you can.
I would say to call and see if someone else will do it. Have not had any hesitation either time I called.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern
yes.
yes.
Not always. They refused to pay my $75 change fee (had to change twice) for a United booking
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern
Now feel free to hit them back with "I apologize, I no longer have the receipt. I did not keep it as it was not stated in the terms & conditions that I had to provide documentation for my incidental charges."

Granted, that argument won't last long, once they catch on and update the T&C... But still, use it while you can.
ahh yes, the morals of lying.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern
ahh yes, the morals of lying.
Actually Chase is the one lying. They can't prove what the charge was for and because of their own shortcomings, they then ask for documentation which isn't part of their own T&C.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982
Actually Chase is the one lying. They can't prove what the charge was for and because of their own shortcomings, they then ask for documentation which isn't part of their own T&C.
Which part is the lie?
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