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All Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card offers [Consolidated]

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 Sep 5, 2015, 9:14 pm
  #2461  
 
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Hi,
Do I have to call to use the free night cert? I saw the cert. in my account but no link to use it online.
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Old Sep 6, 2015, 2:06 pm
  #2462  
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Originally Posted by neuro0
Hi,
Do I have to call to use the free night cert? I saw the cert. in my account but no link to use it online.
No. Just book an award stay, and you can then attach the certificate to the stay instead of using points.
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Old Sep 7, 2015, 5:43 am
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Anyone retention offers of note that y'all have gotten? Time to cancel last year's FYF card unless something really good is being thrown around...
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Old Sep 8, 2015, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Preacher7
Anyone retention offers of note that y'all have gotten? Time to cancel last year's FYF card unless something really good is being thrown around...
I called last week after seeing the fee on my statement. Mentioned that I had the account for a year and asked about offers. Was offered 5000 points and a free night certificate (excluding tier 5) for $5000 spend in three months.
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Old Sep 8, 2015, 11:27 pm
  #2465  
 
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Just wanted to report that Chase approved my GC purchase of $100 from Delta Airlines.

He asked "what was it for, just baggage?" I just said yes. After about 3-5 minutes he said I'm all set and that it would credit in about 2 days.

Easy peasy!
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by highops
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
Ok, thanks. I thought you had a data point more recently than that indicating it was allowed.
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Old Sep 11, 2015, 11:01 am
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Was reimbursed for the taxes and fees for an award flight and seat assignments for F9. I was upfront about them being for the taxes and fees and seat assignments since they were all a part of the original reservation. She reimbursed without any other questions or comments.
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Old Sep 14, 2015, 11:25 am
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sent sm to reimburse 50 aa gc, was told to provide documents. Going to call them, any idea to explain? online seat upgrades?
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Old Sep 14, 2015, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by moto12345
sent sm to reimburse 50 aa gc, was told to provide documents. Going to call them, any idea to explain? online seat upgrades?
This is a canned response. Unless you actually have documentation, your best bet is to call to get it reimbursed. It seems the staff who handle the SM system have a set policy in place now.
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Old Sep 15, 2015, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by medo
This is a canned response. Unless you actually have documentation, your best bet is to call to get it reimbursed. It seems the staff who handle the SM system have a set policy in place now.
Pretty sure that they can tell if its a gift card or not. I just upgraded a couple of tickets on United from coach to first. Price ended up being $316.00 for two roundtrip. Submitted secure message and told ok. Didn't ask for documentation. Received all $300.00 in one shot.
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Old Sep 15, 2015, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by medo
This is a canned response. Unless you actually have documentation, your best bet is to call to get it reimbursed. It seems the staff who handle the SM system have a set policy in place now.
reply them via sm, said I upgraded my seat online, no receipt provided, got $50 reimbursed. Sweet^
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Old Sep 15, 2015, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by gblakeb
Pretty sure that they can tell if its a gift card or not. I just upgraded a couple of tickets on United from coach to first. Price ended up being $316.00 for two roundtrip. Submitted secure message and told ok. Didn't ask for documentation. Received all $300.00 in one shot.
got 50 back^
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Old Sep 15, 2015, 7:20 pm
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I always call to get things reimbursed. I sent in a sm asking them to reimburse a charge and I gave them the exact date, amount, reason, etc. and they replied asking for all the information over again. Calling is much less painful and takes all of 2 minutes. (Plus, the agents are always really nice!)

Edited to add: 2 minutes 6 seconds and I had to find my card and give the full number

Last edited by United747; Sep 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm Reason: see above
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Old Sep 16, 2015, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by United747
I always call to get things reimbursed. I sent in a sm asking them to reimburse a charge and I gave them the exact date, amount, reason, etc. and they replied asking for all the information over again. Calling is much less painful and takes all of 2 minutes. (Plus, the agents are always really nice!)

Edited to add: 2 minutes 6 seconds and I had to find my card and give the full number
I did SM the first time but I will probably call next time. When I did SM last time I listed everything very clearly. They came back and saying that I wanted to "dispute" the charge! I have to call and explained that I don't want to "dispute" it I want to be reimbursed for the luggage fee. They have transfer me to the dispute department to cancel the dispute.
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Old Sep 16, 2015, 1:09 pm
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I lowered my CL long ago when I first heard about the CL "angle". Im at $1500 (which is fine b/c I prefer earning-on and using other cards. *Question, Annual Fee is now posting as Due. Do I pay the AF and wait in hopes for a refund? Or, contact Chase via phone or SM and state my CL is too low? Ive read hundreds of pages before posting my question. Seems like some (as recently as July) have had their AF waived due to low CL. I don't know how to approach this (as Id like to keep the card for $0 AF, but ofc not keep it if I have to re-up $395. Sorry for a likely redundant question -Ive read the threads, but not sure "protocol" for AF waived request for a low CL. Thanks in Advance to anyone who can help!
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