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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 17, 15, 7:56 am
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I opened my account over the weekend. I was able to successfully lower my credit limit to $1000 today.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 12:02 pm
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I got my SM response this morning. The clawback of $150 was because apparently I had already redeemed the full $300 allowance earlier in the year. Oops

In my defense (or defense of my ego at least), I could not retrieve my online statements that far back and had SM'd Chase asking how much remaining credit I had - they responded that I had $150 left, which is what I relied on. C'est la vie.

@hiima, in response to how I had bag fees for $78, it was a trip from DFW-CUN. In DFW, the kiosk charged me $75 for 3 bags, but in CUN they charged me $78 for 3 bags. Not sure if the baggage charges are taxed out of Mexico or what.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mberlew View Post
I got my SM response this morning. The clawback of $150 was because apparently I had already redeemed the full $300 allowance earlier in the year. Oops

In my defense (or defense of my ego at least), I could not retrieve my online statements that far back and had SM'd Chase asking how much remaining credit I had - they responded that I had $150 left, which is what I relied on. C'est la vie.

@hiima, in response to how I had bag fees for $78, it was a trip from DFW-CUN. In DFW, the kiosk charged me $75 for 3 bags, but in CUN they charged me $78 for 3 bags. Not sure if the baggage charges are taxed out of Mexico or what.
I see, that's weird, I thought it was always 25$ each.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by kyroadrunner View Post
I opened my account over the weekend. I was able to successfully lower my credit limit to $1000 today.

I am hopeful after reading the past few pages of posts that it is possible to keep the low credit limit for the first year to avoid the fee. I am reading about people who cycle the low limit multiple times during a billing period having their credit limits raised. But for those of us who do not MS, and do not need to charge more than the credit limit per month, maybe we can still take advantage of the loophole.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
I see, that's weird, I thought it was always 25$ each.
I thought so too, but we had a trip to Canada and the charge in Calgary for our checked bag was $23.xx I believe, was kind of weird.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by uneeq View Post
I thought so too, but we had a trip to Canada and the charge in Calgary for our checked bag was $23.xx I believe, was kind of weird.
Among other things, you were probably charged the baggage fee in a foreign currency that was converted to US$.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
Among other things, you were probably charged the baggage fee in a foreign currency that was converted to US$.
That's what I'm guessing now too.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 4:32 pm
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I'm seeing a lot of people saying that gcs aren't being reimbursed, which is a part of their t & c. I've been 100% on airline award fees. So that's what I'll be using it on next year, that and upgrade coupons for AA.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kyroadrunner View Post
I opened my account over the weekend. I was able to successfully lower my credit limit to $1000 today.
You'll likely see an auto-increase in a few days.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by flyte View Post
You'll likely see an auto-increase in a few days.
Second that; dropped mine to $1500 and had it automatically raised again shortly after back to its original CL.
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Old Dec 17, 15, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by flyte View Post
You'll likely see an auto-increase in a few days.
Will update. When does the AF usually post?
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Old Dec 17, 15, 11:26 pm
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Travel Credit

I didn't use the credit last year, and was determined to find some practical use this year.

Yet, my flights this year were in J, or my employer paid, or a credit card or the ticket itself covered any incidentals. So where to turn? This credit, though generous sounding, is not that useful (at least to me).

Lounge memberships are covered, and I looked at the offerings from airlines I might use - AA, AS, UA, and AC. It looks like the Air Canada Maple Leaf Club "North America Plus" will get me into 16 AC lounges in Canada and and 44 UA lounges in the US. The price is C$495, which is $US355. With $300 covered, $55 seems okay for a year's dual UA/AC lounge access. Hope this works out...
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Old Dec 18, 15, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by kyroadrunner View Post
Will update. When does the AF usually post?
If you are asking about the first year's AF, mine posted 1 month after approval which was on the first billing cycle.

Approved 10/1
AF Posted 11/1
First Closing date 11/14
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Old Dec 19, 15, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
I'm seeing a lot of people saying that gcs aren't being reimbursed, which is a part of their t & c. I've been 100% on airline award fees. So that's what I'll be using it on next year, that and upgrade coupons for AA.
Note that while you may have more success than gift cards due to how these transactions are coded, technically award fees are still in the list of specifically excluded expenses so don't be surprised if you eventually get denied.

Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
Second that; dropped mine to $1500 and had it automatically raised again shortly after back to its original CL.
I wonder if you can use this trick to increase your CL on other Chase cards without a hard pull (move CL from Ritz to another Chase card, have your CL increased automatically on your Ritz card, rinse and repeat).
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Old Dec 19, 15, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mk712 View Post
I wonder if you can use this trick to increase your CL on other Chase cards without a hard pull (move CL from Ritz to another Chase card, have your CL increased automatically on your Ritz card, rinse and repeat).
This is what happened to me. I brought down my Ritz CL by moving it to another card do my total credit actual increased when they bumped it back up. I wouldn't do it over and over though, that just seems like a way to raise flags on your account.
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