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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 Dec 21, 15, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
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.
How long was it before your CL was adjusted back up?
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Old Dec 21, 15, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by kyroadrunner View Post
How long was it before your CL was adjusted back up?
I'm honestly not sure. I lowered it after hitting the Minimum Spend and then sock-drawered it for a couple months. I went back to check my account about 2 months after not using it and that's when I saw it had been bumped back up.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 11:19 am
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card is too much of a pain in the a$$ to deal with, now, with all these restrictions on the credit.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
card is too much of a pain in the a$$ to deal with, now, with all these restrictions on the credit.
How so?
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Old Dec 21, 15, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sig05 View Post
How so?
He wants to only get gcs probably. Except they were always against the tc.
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Old Dec 21, 15, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
I'm honestly not sure. I lowered it after hitting the Minimum Spend and then sock-drawered it for a couple months. I went back to check my account about 2 months after not using it and that's when I saw it had been bumped back up.
Did you have to end up paying the AF?
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Old Dec 21, 15, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
He wants to only get gcs probably. Except they were always against the tc.
That's what I was thinking.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 12:09 pm
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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.
Something to keep in mind:

Most people here seem to be anti-social in that they only use SM, and report based off that.

Anytime I call, they reimburse, including gift cards (of a reasonable value. Ex. if oversize bagge fee for AA is $150, then that makes sense).

I've only dealt with obtaining Delta G/C's though. I am interested to see if anyone has had luck with AA (who is social enough to actually call).
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Old Dec 22, 15, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by medo View Post
Something to keep in mind:

Most people here seem to be anti-social in that they only use SM, and report based off that.

Anytime I call, they reimburse, including gift cards (of a reasonable value. Ex. if oversize bagge fee for AA is $150, then that makes sense).

I've only dealt with obtaining Delta G/C's though. I am interested to see if anyone has had luck with AA (who is social enough to actually call).
I always call, I actually enjoy talking with them. I'm a self-proclaimed introvert too. But they reimburse my AA gift cards, so I am happy!

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Old Dec 22, 15, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by medo View Post
Something to keep in mind:

Most people here seem to be anti-social in that they only use SM, and report based off that.

Anytime I call, they reimburse, including gift cards (of a reasonable value. Ex. if oversize bagge fee for AA is $150, then that makes sense).

I've only dealt with obtaining Delta G/C's though. I am interested to see if anyone has had luck with AA (who is social enough to actually call).
Over the last two years I have had $600 in AA GC's reimbursed in the $50 - $75 range. I have been spreading them out over the year. I always call.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 1:10 pm
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Smile Delta G/C reimbursement

Originally Posted by medo View Post
Something to keep in mind:

Most people here seem to be anti-social in that they only use SM, and report based off that.

Anytime I call, they reimburse, including gift cards (of a reasonable value. Ex. if oversize bagge fee for AA is $150, then that makes sense).

I've only dealt with obtaining Delta G/C's though. I am interested to see if anyone has had luck with AA (who is social enough to actually call).
Thanks, medo. Do you do the Delta eGift Cards or the Mailed to home variety? Please let me know. Also how long do you wait to call in and to the reimbursement? I'm a little late to the game but want to try to use some of the $300 credit before the end of 2015. Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 22, 15, 1:11 pm
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Thank you both for your feedback. I'm planning then to buy a $200 gift card (cost of 70lb or greater bag) and leave the rest for actual incidentals.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by maza918 View Post
Thanks, medo. Do you do the Delta eGift Cards or the Mailed to home variety? Please let me know. Also how long do you wait to call in and to the reimbursement? I'm a little late to the game but want to try to use some of the $300 credit before the end of 2015. Thanks in advance!
I do the egift cards though I don't think you'll have a problem if you did a physical gift card either. I call the day I see they have posted.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by medo View Post
I do the egift cards though I don't think you'll have a problem if you did a physical gift card either. I call the day I see they have posted.
@medo Thank you for the quick reponse. I'll start with one $150 eGC and see how that goes. Thanks!
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Old Dec 22, 15, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by maza918 View Post
@medo Thank you for the quick reponse. I'll start with one $150 eGC and see how that goes. Thanks!
Cool, be sure to report back. It'll help with all the nay-sayers and add more validity of calling vs SM. I dunno when people are going to get it.
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