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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 Apr 8, 15, 3:48 pm
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I couldn't transfer the 140K Marriot points to United. It shows preselected max transfer rate of 120k points for 50K united miles.

Any way around this?
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Old Apr 8, 15, 5:08 pm
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I'm thinking about the RC (or maybe Marriott) card. Does anyone know if the 140k bonus rolls around at predictable times of year? Most of the reference I've seen to it was from December. Some from last July, I think. Probable that it'll roll around in July?
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Old Apr 9, 15, 2:13 am
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FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
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Old Apr 9, 15, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
Well done sir.
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Old Apr 9, 15, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
And the refund was made automatically (3-5 days) after you lowered the CL to $1,000? Quite a find...thanks for the info!
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Old Apr 9, 15, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
Just curious, did you pay the AF when you initially got the card or was it the one with no AF the first year?
I might try this when mine is due in Sept... but I'll lower it to $1,200 since that amount is much more useful to me than an even $1k.
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Old Apr 9, 15, 4:17 pm
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I did pay the annual fee. Card has been at $0 for 1-2 months now.

I did not have to do anything. Chase automatically refunded the $395 annual fee.

I'm almost positive this will not work after the first year. If you look at the wording it specifically says "first year." So you may want to do this now before your annual fee renews in September.
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Old Apr 10, 15, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
So this is the law apply to all bank or just chase?
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Old Apr 10, 15, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by catcathk View Post
So this is the law apply to all bank or just chase?
All banks. Chase's system is just proactive and overly cautious to kick out the refund automatically.
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Old Apr 10, 15, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
All banks. Chase's system is just proactive and overly cautious to kick out the refund automatically.
yeah, that what I think, thanks for sharing the info.
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Old Apr 10, 15, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
I'd rather pay the AF than get blacklisted by Chase.

Any risk of that here?
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Old Apr 10, 15, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
Thanks Sir . That was fast. I lowered mt CL to 1000 yesterday after looking your post and now I see the $395 back to my account as membership fee credit. IMO, This has been one of the best credit card offer ever. I have already received 140k points+ 300 SW GC(2014) + 300 AA GC(2015) and hopefully 300 GC(early 2016) and also free lounge access and Marriott gold status all for free and then cancel it.
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Old Apr 10, 15, 9:51 pm
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There was a big post about this on myfico.

I just sent a SM to chase when I Got approved nicely asking them to waive my AF, and they did.
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Old Apr 11, 15, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
FYI- I got my $395 annual fee refunded on my Ritz Carlton card a couple days ago!

https://www.travelhackguy.com/2015/0...-fee-refunded/

Looks like there's a law that prohibits banks from having the annual fee be more than 25% of our available credit. (I think) This is only valid for the first year. Even if your account was opened months ago, it should work.
I can confirm that this has worked for both me and my wife's cards. I transferred all but 1,000$ To other cards after you posted yesterday. Just looked now and I see -$395 as the balance...nice!!!! The next question is, how long does it take chase to issue the negative balance as a refund?
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Old Apr 11, 15, 6:22 am
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confirmed. CL lowered to $1k Thurs. Credit showed up this AM. Thanks!
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