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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 Dec 13, 15, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by flyte View Post
There were multiple reports of people trying to reduce it to 1500, and Chase automatically increasing it to 2-3000. I haven't seen any recent reports either, but it's doubtful Chase would've gone and reopened that loophole since.

Why would you apply for that card today anyway? The 140k points seems to be the only draw to this card to me?
I saw some of those posts, and I was under the impression that they were trying to get the annual fee waived for year 2, not the first year. And that the low credit limit only worked for the first year. Maybe I read that wrong.
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Old Dec 13, 15, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by flyte View Post

Why would you apply for that card today anyway? The 140k points seems to be the only draw to this card to me?
Even without the 140k points I still think this is an awesome card if you stay at a Ritz even once a year. The upgrade to club level makes it worth the annual fee by itself. The fantastic customer service, travel insurance, airline credit, and marriott status are all reasons to keep the card. With the airline credit I view this as a $100 AF card, and the benefits are definitely worth that to me.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
Even without the 140k points I still think this is an awesome card if you stay at a Ritz even once a year. The upgrade to club level makes it worth the annual fee by itself. The fantastic customer service, travel insurance, airline credit, and marriott status are all reasons to keep the card. With the airline credit I view this as a $100 AF card, and the benefits are definitely worth that to me.

^. Same thoughts here.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 1:47 pm
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Anyone get a retention offer on this recently?
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Old Dec 14, 15, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by socrpro192 View Post
Anyone get a retention offer on this recently?
A couple pages back, some people have reported one night at a t1-4 property.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by kyroadrunner View Post
It seems folks are still having success with AA gift cards in smaller amounts.
Unfortunately I live in United hub city, and have not flown AA for decade, will not have use of their GC. And my status with United gets pretty much all of the fees waived and gives me Gold status with Marriott as long as their partnership lasts. Unless Chase reimburse gift registry like its competition (Amex Platinum and Citi Prestig), this card has no value to me.
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Old Dec 14, 15, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by socrpro192 View Post
Anyone get a retention offer on this recently?

When I called to cancel. No questions asked, let alone retention offer.
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Old Dec 16, 15, 10:43 am
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Delta credit

FYI....$50 e-gift cards (which I have had success with in the past) no longer work. It is charged as a gift card purchase by delta. BOOOOO!

Now, whether to keep or not??
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Old Dec 16, 15, 2:38 pm
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Has anyone had a case of Chase clawing back the travel credit? Last month I used up my remaining $150 in 2015 credit towards some bag fees on AA (against one charge of $75 and another of $78). Now I'm seeing a charge of $150 that is reversing the credit received last month. I've sent a SM to Chase asking what is up and will report back, but wondering if anyone else has had this happen. Reversal posted on 12/15.
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Old Dec 16, 15, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by mberlew View Post
Has anyone had a case of Chase clawing back the travel credit? Last month I used up my remaining $150 in 2015 credit towards some bag fees on AA (against one charge of $75 and another of $78). Now I'm seeing a charge of $150 that is reversing the credit received last month. I've sent a SM to Chase asking what is up and will report back, but wondering if anyone else has had this happen. Reversal posted on 12/15.
That's odd, aren't bag charges actually reimbursable? I could see them doing that for things like gift cards.
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Old Dec 16, 15, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by United747 View Post
That's odd, aren't bag charges actually reimbursable? I could see them doing that for things like gift cards.
My thoughts exactly, these were totally legit charges. For once, I am doing nothing shady
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Old Dec 16, 15, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mberlew View Post
Has anyone had a case of Chase clawing back the travel credit? Last month I used up my remaining $150 in 2015 credit towards some bag fees on AA (against one charge of $75 and another of $78). Now I'm seeing a charge of $150 that is reversing the credit received last month. I've sent a SM to Chase asking what is up and will report back, but wondering if anyone else has had this happen. Reversal posted on 12/15.
How do you have a baggage fee of $78?
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Old Dec 16, 15, 9:58 pm
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Will this work for gift cards as they are coded as travel??

https://creditboards.com/forums/inde...owtopic=554628
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Old Dec 16, 15, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by chbartel View Post
Will this work for gift cards as they are coded as travel??

https://creditboards.com/forums/inde...owtopic=554628
read back a few pages and you should be enlightened
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Old Dec 16, 15, 11:44 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
If 140K offer comes back am tempted. This would bump me for one of the nice combo airline hotel awards
If the 140k offer comes back I will be on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. I don't care that Chase has tightened up against people gaming the travel reimbursement benefit. I would find ways to use it as intended because I actually pay for some of my travel.
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