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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 Jul 24, 12, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by mtbmtb01 View Post
ps looks like i'll need to pull the trigger on this on soon as it ends 7/25


Yikes! Where did you see the 7/25 deadline? I hear some rumors of higher offers http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...t-card-rumors/ so I was hoping to hold out on my next round of apps until something big came out... but I would really hate to miss out on this offer.
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Old Jul 24, 12, 6:13 pm
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Have you guys tried to get reimbursed for GC purchases (under $100 or so)? Did it work out or they are coded as GC purchase and they are not eligible? Which airlines have worked for you?

Thanks
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Old Jul 25, 12, 6:05 am
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my first statement closed a couple days ago....got my 70k points and no fee has posted.
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Old Jul 25, 12, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
Yikes! Where did you see the 7/25 deadline? I hear some rumors of higher offers http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...t-card-rumors/ so I was hoping to hold out on my next round of apps until something big came out... but I would really hate to miss out on this offer.
7/25 deadline shows up on the ap link
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Old Jul 25, 12, 2:51 pm
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I signed up about six months ago when the bonus was 50k points. Any chance if I call that they will match the difference?
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Old Jul 25, 12, 8:40 pm
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Thanks for the heads up about the 7/25 deadline. Applied earlier today -- will let you know how it goes.
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Old Jul 25, 12, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mtbmtb01 View Post
7/25 deadline shows up on the ap link
Thanks for the heads up. Applied in evening and called a credit analyst. I was recommended for approval. So hopefully I can get the card, the 70 K points etc.
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Old Jul 25, 12, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by cascade View Post
I signed up about six months ago when the bonus was 50k points. Any chance if I call that they will match the difference?
never hurts to call, but usually chase's limit is 90 days to match better offers.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 7:57 am
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Applied last night and by this morning, barely 12 hours later, got a call from Chase asking me to move some credit line over to the new card and reduce the line on one of my several United cards (!). I did, and approved. The woman who called didn't have info about the bonus.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 9:15 am
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I also applied last night. Kind of surprised that I wasn't automatically approved, as I have been with most credit cards. I'm still waiting to hear from them. I don't carry any type of balances on my credit cards, just monthly spending which is paid off at the end of every month. I am wondering if I'm going to get approved.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 9:33 am
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Also applied late last night (2am). I didn't get auto approved, but my last application with Chase is around 60 days ago. I may wait a bit before calling the reconsideration line.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by SuperDudley View Post
I also applied last night. Kind of surprised that I wasn't automatically approved
When I called in to get mine approved the Chase rep told me they are required to personally review every application before it can be approved. Now is that exactly true? Probably not, but I think it is fair to generalize that Chase manually reviews many more of the RC cards than other offerings.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by RewardTraveler View Post
When I called in to get mine approved the Chase rep told me they are required to personally review every application before it can be approved. Now is that exactly true? Probably not, but I think it is fair to generalize that Chase manually reviews many more of the RC cards than other offerings.
Ah, thanks. I was kind of surprised, especially considering the number of solicitations for this credit card I had previously received in the mail. Still waiting for approval.
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Old Jul 26, 12, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by RewardTraveler View Post
When I called in to get mine approved the Chase rep told me they are required to personally review every application before it can be approved. Now is that exactly true? Probably not, but I think it is fair to generalize that Chase manually reviews many more of the RC cards than other offerings.
I wouldn't be surprised if Chase does review every RC app. I have not seen any posts indicating instant approval.
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Old Jul 27, 12, 6:49 am
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Chase is indeed reviewing every app for the RC card. The basic premise is that unlike other products which may require a good credit score, they are using this product to hone in on a higher net worth client segment. As a result, they acknowledge that a credit analyst review is a bit more in line than some of the automated credit decision systems used to determine applicability.
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