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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 30, 15, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
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.
I see, but the first year was free anyway. They said you can keep it open for up to 180 days and they will still refund the fee in full if you close. So I will wait until next year to pick up another $300 in incidentals, etc.
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Old Oct 31, 15, 7:52 am
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in air wifi

Does anyone knows if the Gogo on AA or United wifi purchases are eligible for travel credit to RC?
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Old Oct 31, 15, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by specialeffects View Post
Does anyone knows if the Gogo on AA or United wifi purchases are eligible for travel credit to RC?
Per the wiki:

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.
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Old Nov 1, 15, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by fet View Post
I see, but the first year was free anyway. They said you can keep it open for up to 180 days and they will still refund the fee in full if you close. So I will wait until next year to pick up another $300 in incidentals, etc.
If thats the case, I'll follow your lead. I lowered my CL a couple months ago and the AF posted on 9/30. I was hoping it would just disappear, but no such luck.
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Old Nov 1, 15, 4:02 pm
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Gogo is covered

I used the $300 credit to pay for my monthly Gogo fee this year.^
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Old Nov 1, 15, 8:14 pm
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180 days?

Curious, where is the source that you have 180 days after the AF posts to get a full refund? I sure wouldn't trust a CSR saying that, I'd want it in writing or several examples of them doing this in practice.
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Old Nov 1, 15, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by teammjs View Post
Curious, where is the source that you have 180 days after the AF posts to get a full refund? I sure wouldn't trust a CSR saying that, I'd want it in writing or several examples of them doing this in practice.
One would think that it would be prorated after the first month/30 days/whatever.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
One would think that it would be prorated after the first month/30 days/whatever.
It was a customer service agent, who was adamant about it and I ask her to notate the account as well.
I guess I can try to secure message them as well.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 1:11 pm
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It was a customer service agent, who was adamant about it and I ask her to notate the account as well.
I guess I can try to secure message them as well.
Thanks. Did you threaten to cancel and this was provided as a retention offer, or did you simply ask about when you could cancel?

Just curious if this was a "tailored" retention offer they made to you, or if this may be their official-unofficial position most people will be able to get without much effort.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 4:25 pm
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Any retention offers on this card? Want to keep but AF is so expensive.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
Any retention offers on this card? Want to keep but AF is so expensive.
A few pages back, some people have reported one free night at a t1-4 hotel with $5k? in spend. AF isn't really that expensive. After the $300 airline fee credit (some report being able to get gift cards), it's really only $95.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
A few pages back, some people have reported one free night at a t1-4 hotel with $5k? in spend. AF isn't really that expensive. After the $300 airline fee credit (some report being able to get gift cards), it's really only $95.
Your presumption is that a cardholder can qualify for $300 in travel credits each year. While it may be easy for some, it's not necessarily easy for others. I carry on my bag every flight, so it's very difficult to get the travel credit unless I unnecessarily check my bag and charge the client. Aside from being reimbursed for Global entry, I see no upcoming instances where I would get the travel.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by sig05 View Post
Your presumption is that a cardholder can qualify for $300 in travel credits each year. While it may be easy for some, it's not necessarily easy for others. I carry on my bag every flight, so it's very difficult to get the travel credit unless I unnecessarily check my bag and charge the client. Aside from being reimbursed for Global entry, I see no upcoming instances where I would get the travel.
You don't have to use it on bag fees. I'm the same way, very rarely check bag, and when I do the fee is waived due to either status, cabin, etc. But I have easily used my $300 on things like inflight wifi, food, upgrades, lounge access and if you're lucky, change fees, gift cards, and even airfare.
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Old Nov 3, 15, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
You don't have to use it on bag fees. I'm the same way, very rarely check bag, and when I do the fee is waived due to either status, cabin, etc. But I have easily used my $300 on things like inflight wifi, food, upgrades, lounge access and if you're lucky, change fees, gift cards, and even airfare.
Yes, I understand that the RC allows more than baggage fees. I'm stating that some cardholders do not easily achieve the $300 threshold for travel credit. I find the travel credit entirely irrelevant when compared to the value of a z38 upgrade.
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Old Nov 3, 15, 11:31 am
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Does anyone know if the $100 hotel credit can be used at Marriotts, or only RC?
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