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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 Nov 9, 15, 10:06 am
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Are there any recent datapoints on the Ritz $300 airline reimbursement for non-incidental fees (e.g., airline GCs, points purchases, MPX Amazon GCs, etc.)?

I've been looking through FT and Reddit a ton and can't find anything that's recent. With all the drama on the Amex Plat reimbursements lately I'd rather not chance it w/the Ritz, as Chase seems to be more strict than Amex.

Does anyone have information on reimbursements from the last month or two?
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Old Nov 9, 15, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Cloudiestsea View Post
Are there any recent datapoints on the Ritz $300 airline reimbursement for non-incidental fees (e.g., airline GCs, points purchases, MPX Amazon GCs, etc.)?

I've been looking through FT and Reddit a ton and can't find anything that's recent. With all the drama on the Amex Plat reimbursements lately I'd rather not chance it w/the Ritz, as Chase seems to be more strict than Amex.

Does anyone have information on reimbursements from the last month or two?
Most recent.

Originally Posted by Smileycj1 View Post
Just a data point. Got a $50 aa gift cert reimbursed no questions asked via sm.
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.
Originally Posted by diseased View Post
Called and was issued credit for four aa award fees.
Originally Posted by 1353513636 View Post
It's really YMMV. Most agents will credit $25 GCs as baggage fees as long as the statement doesn't say something super revealing like the UA Gift Registry now.

I've also passed cheap LCC flights as seat assignment fees.
Originally Posted by xfisgsm View Post
Amount was $50. Delta gift card was $100. Travel credit posted yesterday for both gift card purchases, including the one that said "Gift Card" in the transaction name. Ignorant rep, I guess.

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Old Nov 10, 15, 12:15 pm
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Spend 75000 to get platinum? What is the benefit of platinum versus gold? Is that worth it? And still no breakfast benefit for platinum for ritz carlton, right?
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Old Nov 10, 15, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by maxswanson View Post
What is the benefit of platinum versus gold?
Platinum Elite Membership Level
As a Platinum Elite member, you will receive all of the exceptional benefits of Gold membership,with additional rewards that transport your experience to the ultimate level of fulfillment.

50 Percent Added Value on The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Points
Following your stay, your account will be credited with a 50 percent bonus on the base points you earn at participating Ritz-Carlton properties. With this advantage, you will enjoy more of the extraordinary experiences your membership offers, yet sooner. As a benefit of our partnership with Marriott Rewards, you may also earn and redeem with any participating Marriott brand hotel worldwide.

Platinum Arrival Gift
As a show of gratitude for your continued loyalty, Platinum members will receive 1,000 bonus points or 500 miles upon arrival.

The Room is Yours 48-Hour Guarantee
For your convenience and added peace of mind, you have the assurance that you will always have a room should you ever need to travel on short notice. Simply make your paid reservation 48 hours before arrival
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Reward...s/Platinum.htm


...but see also this description of Marriott Platinum

https://www.marriott.com/marriott-re...ts/platinum.mi
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Old Nov 12, 15, 8:04 am
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anyone know if the global entry fee is only for card holders? Can I get 3 global entry fees for my family and will it raise a flag with chase? Wondering if there's any experience out there.
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Old Nov 12, 15, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by mayday23 View Post
anyone know if the global entry fee is only for card holders? Can I get 3 global entry fees for my family and will it raise a flag with chase? Wondering if there's any experience out there.
No issue with redeeming all 3. It just shows up as a charge, not specific to any person. I recently did GE for my fiancee and I and was credited without question.
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Old Nov 13, 15, 6:29 pm
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RC Tier 1-4 Certificate

As a retention offer for the Ritz Carlton card, I recently got a certificate valid for a year, to be used in a Tier 1-4 RC. Unfortunately, the places I want to visit, either has regular Marriott hotels or Tier 5+ RC. I am not able to use the certificate for either of these cases online.

Is there a way to use this for regular Marriott stay, or upgrade it to a Tier 5 certificate by paying the point difference?
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Old Nov 13, 15, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ashker View Post
As a retention offer for the Ritz Carlton card, I recently got a certificate valid for a year, to be used in a Tier 1-4 RC. Unfortunately, the places I want to visit, either has regular Marriott hotels or Tier 5+ RC. I am not able to use the certificate for either of these cases online.

Is there a way to use this for regular Marriott stay, or upgrade it to a Tier 5 certificate by paying the point difference?
Nope

Should be good to use it at any Ritz or Edition hotel tier 1-4.

No upgrading to a 5, or using for a standard (category based) marriott property.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 10:04 am
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Got 1 year expiration on certs!

I signed up for the card in mid-Sept.

Was waiting until my statement closed a few days ago to time final amount of the $3000 spending, so I'd get certs issued within 6 month window of place we want to stay

Certs show up in my account day after statement, and they have a one year expiration date!

I clearly signed up for a 6 month expiration offer on the certs, and have not had any interaction with Marriott. Not, I did have a Marriott account before, and that free night (good for a year) is still showing-- but I am clearly seeing the specific Marriott cert, the 3 Club Level upgrades on the RC, and the 2 new "RCR Card 1 Free Night (Tier 1-4)" certs showing an 11/13/06 expiration date.

Anyone else seeing this? I wonder if they've changed the terms recently, but this is pretty big for anyone who might want to triple-up on the $250 annual statement credits by applying for a card now, and potentially getting more time to use the certs.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by teammjs View Post
I signed up for the card in mid-Sept.

Was waiting until my statement closed a few days ago to time final amount of the $3000 spending, so I'd get certs issued within 6 month window of place we want to stay

Certs show up in my account day after statement, and they have a one year expiration date!

I clearly signed up for a 6 month expiration offer on the certs, and have not had any interaction with Marriott. Not, I did have a Marriott account before, and that free night (good for a year) is still showing-- but I am clearly seeing the specific Marriott cert, the 3 Club Level upgrades on the RC, and the 2 new "RCR Card 1 Free Night (Tier 1-4)" certs showing an 11/13/06 expiration date.

Anyone else seeing this? I wonder if they've changed the terms recently, but this is pretty big for anyone who might want to triple-up on the $250 annual statement credits by applying for a card now, and potentially getting more time to use the certs.
This would be awesome news if its not a one-off mistake. I signed up at the beginning of October and am currently holding off on spend until December so that I can use the Certs in June or July next year. It would be nice to not have to plan it down to the day for the trip I'm planning...
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Old Nov 16, 15, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by jimmathin View Post
... if its not a one-off mistake.
It's not a mistake. It's a policy change. Read the terms for the card offer:

https://creditcards.chase.com/credit...lton-card.aspx

2 Complimentary Nights after you spend $4,000 in the first 3 months:
This product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months. To qualify and receive Two Free Night Stay E-Certificates, you must make Net Purchases totaling $4,000 or more during the first 3 months from account opening. ("Net Purchases" are purchases of goods and services made by you or any authorized user on your account minus any returns or refunds, and do not include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.) After qualifying, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your Two Free Night Stay E-Certificates to be automatically deposited into your Ritz-Carlton Rewards account. Free Night Stay E-Certificates are valid for hotels in Tiers 1-4. For participating Tier 1-4 locations, log on to www.RitzCarltonRewards.com Opens Overlay or call 1-888-696-0394. All E-Certificates will have an expiration of 12 months. E-Certificates may not be transferred, extended beyond the expiration date, or re-credited for points. E-Certificates may be used on separate stays or on the same stay. E-Certificates are only valid at Ritz-Carlton Hotels and may not be redeemed at EDITION hotels. Annual fee applies. For pricing details, please see Pricing & Terms.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 8:14 am
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differences still may exist.

Originally Posted by mia View Post
It's not a mistake. It's a policy change. Read the terms for the card offer:

https://creditcards.chase.com/credit...lton-card.aspx

Mia,

I think there are 2 issues:

1) the link you show is "new" (at least not part of the Wiki), clearly has the terms, but requires $4k spend.

2) the link I used a few months ago was a "standard" $3k spend with 6 months given for the cert expirations. In fact, if you click on the link in the Wiki, it still shows as 6 months in the terms.

I think the main question is: has Chase gone ahead and converted any new certs issued to 12 months regardless of the offer people signed up for? I purposely delayed getting the certs for 2 months to time the 6 months, so I may be one of the first to report a possible change.

The bottom-line is that people at minimum have a choice: they can apply for the "new" links that will definitely provide 12 months but require an extra $1k spend, or they can talk a chance and apply on a legacy $3k link and see if they will get the 12 months anyway.

It may be worth the extra $1k spend requirement for some to apply and know they can use the certs longer, unless others are reporting the same favorable outcome I have.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 4:58 pm
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Data point - tried to apply the airline incidental fee to an Alaska $25 electronic GC. It was rejected as it can be identified as a gift card.
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Old Nov 17, 15, 12:58 pm
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Another point - Tried it on Delta e-gift cards. As others have mentioned, delta GCs are now displayed as a GC on the charge line, and the CSR immediately said the credit does not apply to GCs. Earlier this year prior to the change in reporting the GCs, like sept, I was able to get $150 worth of delta GCs without difficulty.

Although i think still worthwhile for the club certs and gold status, definitely changes the value of the card for those of us who don't usually purchase incidentals.
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Old Nov 17, 15, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by teammjs View Post
I think the main question is: has Chase gone ahead and converted any new certs issued to 12 months regardless of the offer people signed up for?
Yes, it's been like this since April, this was covered a few months ago : http://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-...-for-one-year/ (this refers to Marriott certificates but I would assume the Ritz certificates followed the same procedures)
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