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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 Aug 13, 12, 5:57 am
  #271  
 
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Originally Posted by holocker View Post
I have called and spoken to 2 Ritz Carlton reps and have gotten different answers regarding the Marriott status. Was told by one it is account year and the other calendar year, however they did not know that the status is good from Feb-Feb so I don't know how that can work if it is account year.

Also any one had any luck using the $100 credit certificate. The 2 hotels I have tried using it at, the room would cost me $100 more per night to use the $100 credit for a 2 night stay.
The gold status is good for 2012 and the whole 2013 too... I got my gold card and it states valid until feb 2014...
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Old Aug 13, 12, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by EWRHKG View Post
The gold status is good for 2012 and the whole 2013 too... I got my gold card and it states valid until feb 2014...
But the question is whether gold status would continue through calendar year 2014 if you meet the $10k spending threshold in the July 2012 to July 2013 account year?
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Old Aug 13, 12, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by rbarr24 View Post
But the question is whether gold status would continue through calendar year 2014 if you meet the $10k spending threshold in the July 2012 to July 2013 account year?
Honestly it has to. If not, then one could be following their guidelines and still finding themselves with a lapse in their gold status at (in that example) the end of 2014. People would be flipping out, calling and saying that they met the spend but didn't get status maintained, all because of hair-splitting on the T&C.

All these things aside, if I put on my lawyer hat...if one is required to complete 10k spend during their Account Year, it seems clear that that assessment would be complete and measured at the conclusion of the Account Year, at which time the status would be granted through the following calendar year, as they state.

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Old Aug 14, 12, 8:55 am
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Pretty painless to get your incidentals refunded - I just sent them a message from inside of chase.com - within a few hours I had 5 charges credited to my account along with the leftover $ for the year.
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Old Aug 14, 12, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Pretty painless to get your incidentals refunded - I just sent them a message from inside of chase.com - within a few hours I had 5 charges credited to my account along with the leftover $ for the year.
what kind of incidentals were they? still trying to figure out whats covered and whats not.
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Old Aug 14, 12, 10:45 am
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Austin, can you tell us what the text of your message was and what your incidentals were?

I booked two award tickets, and had ~$150 in fees on one and ~$250 in fees on the other, and used my wife's and my RC cards to pay in the hopes that the fees would get credited. Did you have to give details about the types of charges they were, and/or did Chase inquire?
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Old Aug 14, 12, 1:26 pm
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Looks like the link on the first page is dead. Just wonder if there's another link for this promotion? Thanks very much
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Old Aug 14, 12, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
what kind of incidentals were they? still trying to figure out whats covered and whats not.
They didnt ask me... the charges were all under 20 bucks each.

Food and booze. Mostly booze.
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Old Aug 14, 12, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
Austin, can you tell us what the text of your message was and what your incidentals were?

I booked two award tickets, and had ~$150 in fees on one and ~$250 in fees on the other, and used my wife's and my RC cards to pay in the hopes that the fees would get credited. Did you have to give details about the types of charges they were, and/or did Chase inquire?
mine were lower level charges, so they reeally didnt ask anything.
You might have some 'splainin' to do with those level of charges.
I dont have any data like that. Personally, I wouldnt consider a
150 bucks in fees as an airline incidental, but thats just me. I dont
know what their policy is.


My text was:
===========================
My billing statment has posted:

Can you please check the following items for airline
incidentals crediting?

Post Date Merchant Charge.

8/??/12 American Airlines 16.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 14.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 7.00
8/??/12 Southwest Airlines 10.00

Thanks!
(Name)



I got a reply back saying they'd been credited along with whats left
of the 2012 incidentals. On that note, it appears one can spend 200 bucks
this year and another 200 bucks next w/o paying their fees for the first
year.

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Old Aug 14, 12, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
mine were lower level charges, so they reeally didnt ask anything.
You might have some 'splainin' to do with those level of charges.
I dont have any data like that. Personally, I wouldnt consider a
150 bucks in fees as an airline incidental, but thats just me. I dont
know what their policy is.


My text was:
===========================
My billing statment has posted:

Can you please check the following items for airline
incidentals crediting?

Post Date Merchant Charge.

8/??/12 American Airlines 16.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 14.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 7.00
8/??/12 Southwest Airlines 10.00

Thanks!
(Name)



I got a reply back saying they'd been credited along with whats left
of the 2012 incidentals. On that note, it appears one can spend 200 bucks
this year and another 200 bucks next w/o paying their fees for the first
year.
Excellent. Im going to Vegas in 2 months so that should keep me busy and happy on the way there.

Oh, one more thing, you didn't have to buy airfare on AA and Southwest with their card?
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Old Aug 14, 12, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
Excellent. Im going to Vegas in 2 months so that should keep me busy and happy on the way there.

Oh, one more thing, you didn't have to buy airfare on AA and Southwest with their card?
You do not have to buy the airfare with the card. My travels were paid for by my employer and the incidentals were covered for me. Also on this note, outside of the above mentioned comped incidentals - I spent perhaps 15 bucks on the card. They dont appear concerned with the spend.
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Old Aug 14, 12, 3:51 pm
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FYI, my charges showed up as three separate charges of around fifty bucks (award ticket taxes/fees), and one charge of $75 (3xtelephone booking fee). I sent a SM and we'll see what happens...
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Old Aug 14, 12, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
mine were lower level charges, so they reeally didnt ask anything.
You might have some 'splainin' to do with those level of charges.
I dont have any data like that. Personally, I wouldnt consider a
150 bucks in fees as an airline incidental, but thats just me. I dont
know what their policy is.


My text was:
===========================
My billing statment has posted:

Can you please check the following items for airline
incidentals crediting?

Post Date Merchant Charge.

8/??/12 American Airlines 16.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 14.00
8/??/12 American Airlines 7.00
8/??/12 Southwest Airlines 10.00

Thanks!
(Name)



I got a reply back saying they'd been credited along with whats left
of the 2012 incidentals. On that note, it appears one can spend 200 bucks
this year and another 200 bucks next w/o paying their fees for the first
year.
I don't know why they would credit the remainder of incidental allowances. This seems strange (yet awesome!) to me.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by 2useless View Post
I don't know why they would credit the remainder of incidental allowances. This seems strange (yet awesome!) to me.
My text was clearly ill formed and read incorrectly.

They credited the incidentals. In that mail, they also told me what the remainder of the incidental benefits was. They did NOT credit that amount to the card.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
FYI, my charges showed up as three separate charges of around fifty bucks (award ticket taxes/fees), and one charge of $75 (3xtelephone booking fee). I sent a SM and we'll see what happens...
Just received a SM back from Chase -- I was issued a $200 credit for the purchases. Nice! ^
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