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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 Aug 1, 12, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by RewardTraveler View Post
70k points are now in my account...
Thanks for the follow up. On my list for late 2012/2013 for sure.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by dcpilgrim View Post
Thanks for the follow up. On my list for late 2012/2013 for sure.
They by that time you will enjoy the $395 annual fee too.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 7:33 pm
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I'll eventually sign up for this card. However, seeing RC get into the points game devalues the RC brand name for me. Also, I'll need to avoid staying at the RC too much, or else I won't like the Hyatt as much as I do now.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 7:55 pm
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Just wanted to follow-up. Points posted Friday after statement closed Wed. Ironically, I also got the email notice Wednesday for my anniversary free night from the Marriott card.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 2:31 am
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I have heard of people getting AA giftcards (4 in $50 increments) and then submitting the costs towards the $200 airline incidentals. I was wondering if anyone has used these towards Southwest giftcards. AA fares are absurd from where I live (MSP shoutout!) while SW fares are very reasonably priced. Thanks.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by eethan View Post
I'll eventually sign up for this card. However, seeing RC get into the points game devalues the RC brand name for me. Also, I'll need to avoid staying at the RC too much, or else I won't like the Hyatt as much as I do now.
LOL. I actually feel sort of the same way. In that sense the card is a good investment for RC because it will spur me to shift at least some of my hotel spend away from Hyatt and toward RC.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by 2useless View Post
I have heard of people getting AA giftcards (4 in $50 increments) and then submitting the costs towards the $200 airline incidentals. I was wondering if anyone has used these towards Southwest giftcards. AA fares are absurd from where I live (MSP shoutout!) while SW fares are very reasonably priced. Thanks.
Can you explain this incidentals to me? Does it mean $200 towards any airline purchase with card or some sort of "delay that resulted in overnight stay and I had to pay" thing?
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Old Aug 6, 12, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
Can you explain this incidentals to me? Does it mean $200 towards any airline purchase with card or some sort of "delay that resulted in overnight stay and I had to pay" thing?
I'm curious as to that also. With Amex PLatinum they actually credited the taxes I paid on award tickets towards the $200. annual reimbursement.

I have a bunch of taxes from award tickets that I put on the RC card. I think ill call them later and see what they say and will post.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
Can you explain this incidentals to me? Does it mean $200 towards any airline purchase with card or some sort of "delay that resulted in overnight stay and I had to pay" thing?
I don't think it is just expenses due to 'delays'. The site says:
"$200 Annual Airline Incidentals Credit:
To request a statement credit to apply to qualifying airline incidental net purchase(s) made with your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, you must contact J.P.Morgan Priority Services at the number on the back of your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card within 4 billing cycles of the purchase date. This offer applies only to non-ticket purchases made with merchants that classify their merchant location for Visa in the airline category. We do not determine whether merchants correctly identify and bill transactions as being made in a particular category. However, we do reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for statement credits."
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Old Aug 6, 12, 8:34 pm
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So I guess things like upgrades and in-flight purchases qualify for this?
Anyone can confirm gift cards purchases?
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Old Aug 6, 12, 11:47 pm
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Inflight purchases and baggage fees defiantly yes- got them credited. I think any fee under $100 will be credited- over $100 maybe not. When I called to have my inflight purchases and baggage fee credited the CSR made a comment about charges being under $100.
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Old Aug 7, 12, 10:04 am
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Can anyone explain the Lounge Club and what exactly it means to have a membership?

From what I understand, this is a rebranding of Priority Club Select and it's benefits depend on the card it was issued from. In this case, the terms suggest that entry into the clubs is complimentary (but don't come out and say it) and they say nothing about bringing in guests. Can anyone supply experiences? Is it YMMV based on the lounge?

From the Lounge Club T&C:

"Where applicable, your designated card will be charged for each visit as well as the same amount for each accompanying guest"

From Ritz Card T&C:

"As a cardmember, you receive complimentary membership in LOUNGE CLUBTM, entitling you to unlimited access to hundreds of airport lounges worldwide."

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Old Aug 7, 12, 10:30 am
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Economy Comfort?

Originally Posted by holocker View Post
Inflight purchases and baggage fees defiantly yes- got them credited. I think any fee under $100 will be credited- over $100 maybe not. When I called to have my inflight purchases and baggage fee credited the CSR made a comment about charges being under $100.
I got reimbursed for my upgrade to EC with Delta on my Amex Plat, I wonder if that will work for the RC card?

Trying it today, will keep ya'll posted.
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Old Aug 7, 12, 2:53 pm
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I got this card about a week ago and used it. My Marriott status has been upgraded to Gold. But this card still doesn't show up on my Chase account profile. Every other Chase card I got (UA, CO, CSP, BA) showed up there automatically before I even received it. Anyone else have this issue? Will it just work itself out over time? (I pay all bills online and don't want to miss anything because this doesn't show up.)
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Old Aug 7, 12, 3:16 pm
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AMEX SPG or this?

AMEX SPG or this? What do you guys recommend?
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