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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 Oct 27, 15, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by konoyaro View Post
As a data point, I was recently denied travel credit against a United flight change fee on the Ritz Carlton credit card.
The request was made via secure message. In their reply, they included a list of fees covered and not covered. Airline flight change fee is not mentioned in either category so it seems it's left to their discretion.
IME, calling is vastly superior than SM at getting things reimbursed. The JPM reps are fantastic.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jameswes View Post
Be really careful about the buyback program. In particular, if you spend 25K points to buy back Gold, those points will be deducted from your lifetime points earnings (if you're trying to hit lifetime gold at some point).

It may be worthwhile in your case to either spend the $10K or manufacture the 10K spend if you really want to stay gold. 25K points is quite a bit for what gold status is.
It is not possible to buyback the status you get from this card. I tried last yer, and they turned me down.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 6:43 pm
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Do Ritz points count at the Marriott?
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Old Oct 27, 15, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by AnxiousTraveler52 View Post
Do Ritz points count at the Marriott?
Marriott Rewards and Ritz Carlton Rewards are essentially two names for the same program.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by AnxiousTraveler52 View Post
Do Ritz points count at the Marriott?
Points can be earned and burned at both the Marriott family of hotels and the Ritz family. As mia said, the only real difference is their name.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
Points can be earned and burned at both the Marriott family of hotels and the Ritz family. As mia said, the only real difference is their name.
So activity on the Ritz card would keep your Marriott Points active under the new policy then?
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Old Oct 28, 15, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by AnxiousTraveler52 View Post
So activity on the Ritz card would keep your Marriott Points active under the new policy then?
You can't have an account in both programs. My card earns points on my Marriott account. So I guess the answer is yes, assuming your points are posted to your Marriott account.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
You can't have an account in both programs. My card earns points on my Marriott account. So I guess the answer is yes, assuming your points are posted to your Marriott account.
This, the programs are one and the same. Your Marriott points are Ritz points and vice versa.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 2:34 pm
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CL Raised?

I had lowered my CL to $1K to get the AF refund, but I just noticed it was raised to $2K, which would make the $395 AF less than 25% of the CL.

Anyone else have this happen to them?
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Old Oct 29, 15, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by maxmnx View Post
I had lowered my CL to $1K to get the AF refund, but I just noticed it was raised to $2K, which would make the $395 AF less than 25% of the CL.

Anyone else have this happen to them?
Now that is certainly interesting, I thought it would only be a matter of time until they instituted a minimum credit limit like American Express and Citi.

Did they reduce the CL on any of your other cards to offset the increase on your RC?
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Old Oct 29, 15, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
Now that is certainly interesting, I thought it would only be a matter of time until they instituted a minimum credit limit like American Express and Citi.

Did they reduce the CL on any of your other cards to offset the increase on your RC?
I wonder if they will bring it back up to $5k (generally accepted Visa siggy minimum)
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Old Oct 29, 15, 8:54 pm
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Lowered credit line to $1500 a while ago, paid the annual fee, next statement closed, no refund. What now?
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Old Oct 30, 15, 4:14 am
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I thought this trick didn't work anymore.
At least not working for me last month, probably will close it very soon.

Originally Posted by fet View Post
Lowered credit line to $1500 a while ago, paid the annual fee, next statement closed, no refund. What now?
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Old Oct 30, 15, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by dddscy View Post
I thought this trick didn't work anymore.
At least not working for me last month, probably will close it very soon.
Looking a couple pages back, some posters mentioned it worked the first year but not any subsequent years.
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Old Oct 30, 15, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
Looking a couple pages back, some posters mentioned it worked the first year but not any subsequent years.
Correct, the law states that it only applies to the first year the credit card is opened, you can't do this year after year.
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