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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 Sep 16, 15, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ZenAndTheArt View Post
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!
You will not be able to keep the card for $0 AF. This only works for the first year, after that you will need to pay the AF or cancel. However, lately the retention offer seems to be one free night after $5000 spend, which effectively gives you one free night for $95 after taking advantage of the $300 airline credit.
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Old Sep 16, 15, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
You will not be able to keep the card for $0 AF. This only works for the first year, after that you will need to pay the AF or cancel. However, lately the retention offer seems to be one free night after $5000 spend, which effectively gives you one free night for $95 after taking advantage of the $300 airline credit.
Oh! 10-4, Big4! I appreciate the insight. I obviously read the CL (lowering) post/blog/thread wrong way back when. I did like the steel card, Ive gotta say (but as a longtime Amex Plat guy -this card isn't going to replace my Amex). Thanks much!!!
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Old Sep 16, 15, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ZenAndTheArt View Post
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!
It will not refund past the initial (first) year. Contacting Chase will do you no good, and likely actually be detrimental more than anything else, as this is not something you can request.

What you read in the past was a 'trick' in order to get Chase's automated systems to waive the first year annual fee due to some legislation that Chase does not want to be on the wrong side of. It is not a courtesy they extend, nor a request that can be made, but instead a failsafe they built into their system that people exploited to waive the first years AF. It does not work for subsequent years, as proven by trial and error.

You can call in to cancel the card and see what retention offer, if any, they give you. In the past a retention in the form of a free T1-T4 night has been offered to some.
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Old Sep 16, 15, 10:43 pm
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Sent a sm requesting a refund of "travel charges" which included two fees for AA award taxes. Was given a list of qualifying/non-qualifying charges and asked to provide documentation.
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Old Sep 17, 15, 7:36 pm
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Called today and received the retention bonus of a free tier 1-4 Ritz night plus 5k points for $5k spend in 90 days. They did not have a retention department. They tried to convince me of the value of the cars but I rid then the travel credit was basically useless to me as I fly domestic southwest flights (true). After about 5 minutes she pulled up the offer and I accepted. Woohoo!
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Old Sep 21, 15, 5:03 pm
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Used card for United Gift Registry in June 2015; Chase statement shows "GFT REG"! PMed Chase for reimbursements and they asked for proof. Am I the only one? anyway to get around it? I am going to buy American e-gift, hope it works.
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Old Sep 21, 15, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by leeflyer View Post
Used card for United Gift Registry in June 2015; Chase statement shows "GFT REG"! PMed Chase for reimbursements and they asked for proof. Am I the only one? anyway to get around it? I am going to buy American e-gift, hope it works.
Last year I used my Amex to buy Gift Registry from United and then used Ritz + the gift registry to buy Unied Club membership. Maybe that would work if you showed that you used the gift registry to buy a United Club membership.
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Old Sep 21, 15, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by leeflyer View Post
Used card for United Gift Registry in June 2015; Chase statement shows "GFT REG"! PMed Chase for reimbursements and they asked for proof. Am I the only one? anyway to get around it? I am going to buy American e-gift, hope it works.
I bought "cheap" airfare (<$200) and was able to get them to credit me over the phone. But as always, YMMV.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by diseased View Post
Sent a sm requesting a refund of "travel charges" which included two fees for AA award taxes. Was given a list of qualifying/non-qualifying charges and asked to provide documentation.
I too got that offer and completed the required spend.

The free night posted quickly.

The 5,000 points did not post.

I called today and the Chase Rep said it wasn't a bonus 5,000 points.....just the normal 5,000 points you earn by charging.

I feel a little cheated but I am happy with the free night at a Ritz.
Ill use at an an Edition Hotel.
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Old Sep 22, 15, 6:55 pm
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For those that have been receiving a night free as a retention bonus, how much spend are you putting on the card?

I was told there were no offers on both my and my SO's account, and basically asked for any spending incentive or offers that might incentivize me to spend on the card.
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Old Sep 23, 15, 2:54 am
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My father has 100,000 Marriott points, can he make a reservation and then add my name to the reservation so i can check into the hotels without an issue? does he need to show up in person
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Old Sep 23, 15, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by happyvoid View Post
M...can he make a reservation and then add my name to the reservation so i can check into the hotels ...
This type of question is better researched in the program forum. I believe the answer is in this short thread from 2013:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marri...eone-else.html
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Old Sep 23, 15, 6:15 am
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Originally Posted by 747 View Post
I too got that offer and completed the required spend.

The free night posted quickly.

The 5,000 points did not post.

I called today and the Chase Rep said it wasn't a bonus 5,000 points.....just the normal 5,000 points you earn by charging.

I feel a little cheated but I am happy with the free night at a Ritz.
Ill use at an an Edition Hotel.
I have sort of told the same - I pressed through, and awaiting response - although I don't think anything will come of it.
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Old Sep 23, 15, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by icKyleB View Post
For those that have been receiving a night free as a retention bonus, how much spend are you putting on the card?

I was told there were no offers on both my and my SO's account, and basically asked for any spending incentive or offers that might incentivize me to spend on the card.
I think there is a sweet spot somewhere in the middle. I've spend around the minimum required for next year Gold (10K). Spend too much and you don't need the incentive to keep the card, spend too little and your not the customer they are after. Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot. But that is only my speculation.

But of course, calling several times (personally 3 is my limit) could do the trick. Also calling before and after the fee posts might make a difference as well.
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Old Sep 23, 15, 7:52 am
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So, of course no one knows, but is there any speculation of a return at any point of the 140K point offer? My wife and I are hoarding Marriott points in the long-term hope of booking a big fly and stay package, and 28K0 points would get us most of the way there.

Any informed guesses or rampant speculation is appreciated!
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