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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 Aug 24, 2015, 9:39 pm
  #2446  
 
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Originally Posted by alrvd83
Did anyone else get that awesome offer to attend the Napa valley wine tasting event in October that includes two nights at the San Farn Ritz?

It seemed like an offer just for card members. 2 nights in the hotel, private dinners and private coach transportation to the wineries etc. $2000 total
It's hard to go 3 times zones for a weekend or I'd have done it. (My work schedule doesn't allow for more than a single extra day off or so in October). It sounded like a great package.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 5:03 pm
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I have about $150 left on the travel credit and I plan to cancel this card in a few weeks when the annual fee is up. Any ideas on how to best use up the credit? I can pre-pay for a few go-go internet passes, but I only need a few passes and they won't use it up. I have no use for lounge fee and seat upgrades are way too much compared to what I have left.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 8:30 pm
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I have had success with the travel credit upgrading my flights to first by first purchasing an economy ticket and then upgrading that ticket to the cheapest F fair. I have done this on Alaska Airlines and have never had a reimbursement issue.

Perhaps you have some future travel you could do this with.

Sorry...missed the part that the upgrades were too much on your flights.
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Old Sep 1, 2015, 4:01 pm
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Does anyone think the 140k offer will return? I successfully got my wife the 140k offer but I wanted to apply for the 140K offer myself so we could get her a companion pass next year.
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Old Sep 1, 2015, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by ZBigFam
Does anyone think the 140k offer will return? I successfully got my wife the 140k offer but I wanted to apply for the 140K offer myself so we could get her a companion pass next year.
Your guess is as good as ours. Unlike some other cards, the 140k offer isn't one that comes up every year or so. I don't ever remember seeing it come up besides this past winter/spring. Its certainly possible, but not something I'd plan on.
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Old Sep 2, 2015, 8:22 am
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What happens if your seat upgrade is more than the annual $300 credit, do they give you credit up to the $300 credit limit?
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Old Sep 2, 2015, 8:29 am
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How fast for crests after meeting threshold?

Can someone please give any examples of how fast your 2 night certificates were posted to your account after meeting the spend?

Also, did Ritz give you exactly 6 months once issued as an expiration date, or did they at least roll it to the end of the calendar month?

Thanks
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Old Sep 2, 2015, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by nk15
What happens if your seat upgrade is more than the annual $300 credit, do they give you credit up to the $300 credit limit?
Yes, they will credit what you have. I had to do this recently. Just asked the agent to credit what I had left to the charge.
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Old Sep 2, 2015, 12:29 pm
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Has there been any change in reimbursement procedure lately?
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Old Sep 3, 2015, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by teammjs
Can someone please give any examples of how fast your 2 night certificates were posted to your account after meeting the spend?

Also, did Ritz give you exactly 6 months once issued as an expiration date, or did they at least roll it to the end of the calendar month?

Thanks
My certificates were posted the day after the statement date after I hit the minimum spend.

As far as the expiration date I don't know because I immediately asked Chase to convert them to the 140k points.
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Old Sep 3, 2015, 2:23 pm
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Can someone share any recent success with Delta GC's? I have $130 left that I'd like to use for GC's with Delta but before I make the purchase, it would be nice to see some recent success
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer
As far as the expiration date I don't know because I immediately asked Chase to convert them to the 140k points.
Just curious - any issues with that?
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jameswes
Just curious - any issues with that?
I am also curious if there is any documentation that the certs can be exchanged for 140K points? I would likely sign up for this card if I could get the points.
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by scottinaz
I am also curious if there is any documentation that the certs can be exchanged for 140K points? I would likely sign up for this card if I could get the points.
Some time in late May or early June they stopped swapping. It's back a few pages.

Edit: Post 2280 and a few either way

Last edited by highops; Sep 5, 2015 at 5:11 am
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Old Sep 4, 2015, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by miko2a
Yes, they will credit what you have. I had to do this recently. Just asked the agent to credit what I had left to the charge.
Thanks
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