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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 Sep 3, 12, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by mtbmtb01 View Post
To clairify I had to cancel my marriott card because I have too many accounts open to get the rc. But if you do not have this problem you could get both. The reason I was so happy was because the ape said if you had to marriott card you would not get the points which was not correct in my case so I was able to get the 70k added to my existing rewards account
Would like to do the same for my wife's acconut. Any idea if this will be offered again or a work around to still use it? Also everyone be sure to cancel before the annual fee kicks in, definitely not worth it to me.
Ok, besides the 70K in points what is the reason switching to the Ritz card unless one stays there a lot? If just for points am not sure it's worth it, even though i am a PLT Elite Ritz I am staying with my regular Marriott card,
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Old Sep 3, 12, 9:09 pm
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Ok, besides the 70K in points what is the reason switching to the Ritz card unless one stays there a lot? If just for points am not sure it's worth it, even though i am a PLT Elite Ritz I am staying with my regular Marriott card,
AFAIK, nobody is switching to RC card. Most are just getting it for the points etc.
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Old Sep 3, 12, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by gv111 View Post
AFAIK, nobody is switching to RC card. Most are just getting it for the points etc.
I know !!
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Old Sep 4, 12, 6:18 am
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So far I like the Ritz card. I stay at Ritz a fair bit, I like the upgrade-at-reservation, I like Marriott Gold (I do not travel enough to get it on my own). The incidentals refund cuts the eventual cost in half. And it looks pretty tight.
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Old Sep 4, 12, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by ArthurSFO View Post
So far I like the Ritz card. I stay at Ritz a fair bit, I like the upgrade-at-reservation, I like Marriott Gold (I do not travel enough to get it on my own). The incidentals refund cuts the eventual cost in half. And it looks pretty tight.
that is perfectly good explanation. People should be careful i "churning" cc's the more you do the more "visible" you to people that want your credit !!
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Old Sep 4, 12, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by ArthurSFO View Post
And it looks pretty tight.
Its probably my favorite credit car in terms of look and feel.
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Old Sep 4, 12, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by edgewood49 View Post
that is perfectly good explanation. People should be careful i "churning" cc's the more you do the more "visible" you to people that want your credit !!
You might be carrying the Twitter-speak a bit too far.
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Old Sep 4, 12, 11:03 pm
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Gah, can't believe I missed this!
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Old Sep 4, 12, 11:09 pm
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Just the lounge card and $200 airline credit makes it worth keeping even with $400 fee.
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Old Sep 4, 12, 11:18 pm
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re

I'm glad people got points for both...originally I read they had current marriott card holders as not eligible, but since my wife had neither and they had no such language in the RC T&C I signed her up for it first. So glad I did, not only did she get 70k for first purchase, but the waived annual fee, and $200 for airline incidentals. We used the loungecard at DFW already (our home airport), and they have one at LAS and HNL which are 2 of our vacation spots. She is already Marriott Plat and I doubt I will spend $300-$500 a night to stay at RC (even with a suite upgrade). I might try and buy 1 night and couple it with a few nights points stay (they might allow us to keep the upgraded room through our stay)
Even if we never stay at RC, it was a no brainer, great card.
Now we wait until she gets targeted for Marriott card or the signup comes back up to 70k for it.

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Old Sep 5, 12, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by gv111 View Post
AFAIK, nobody is switching to RC card. Most are just getting it for the points etc.
I'm talking off the top of my head but (if you were able to get in on this deal) might be a good transition card. Around July 2011 a lot of people got the Amex Plat with the 100k signup bonus. If you canceled that card when the fee renewal came up, you could sign up for this card with no annual fee and still get the incidentals credit and lounge access. (Benefits not quite to the Amex Plat level but pretty decent.) When this card comes up for renewal you can cancel it and go back to the Plat -- as I understand it, if you haven't hard the Plat card for 12 months you can get the signup bonus again. So it will "tide you over" between Plat cards for a while with decent (though not identical) benefits.
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Old Sep 5, 12, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
I'm talking off the top of my head but (if you were able to get in on this deal) might be a good transition card. Around July 2011 a lot of people got the Amex Plat with the 100k signup bonus. If you canceled that card when the fee renewal came up, you could sign up for this card with no annual fee and still get the incidentals credit and lounge access. (Benefits not quite to the Amex Plat level but pretty decent.) When this card comes up for renewal you can cancel it and go back to the Plat -- as I understand it, if you haven't hard the Plat card for 12 months you can get the signup bonus again. So it will "tide you over" between Plat cards for a while with decent (though not identical) benefits.
Well, you don't really need to wait a year, you could sign up for Amex Platinum Mercedes Benz with identical benefits and do it right away. Granted it's $25 more, but there are some Mercedes goodies, as well.
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Old Sep 5, 12, 9:23 pm
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Apply Ritz and Marriott Same Time?

Guys, I need help here. I have been a Frequent Flyer miles advocate since that saves me a lot of money for international traveling. I never got interested in RC or Marriott points as I am flexible on hotel choices.

But next year I am doing quite some traveling, want to get free hotel stay in Hong Kong and ShangHai. Here's my question:

1) Can I use Ritz Carlton points to redeem Marriott hotel? Is it the same number of points regardless of RC or Marriott?

2) I am looking at probably just 2 night stay - 1 hotel room of 4* to 5*. How many points do i need? Assuming it's June and July period at Hong Kong and ShangHai.

3) Someone mentioned about applying both RC and Marriott cards at the same time and getting 70K + 50K = 120K points. Is that doable? Assuming they don't expire, what other best-bang-for-buck redemptions can I do with all these hotel points besides hotel reservation?

Many Thanks
Sean
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Old Sep 5, 12, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by sftong View Post
Guys, I need help here. I have been a Frequent Flyer miles advocate since that saves me a lot of money for international traveling. I never got interested in RC or Marriott points as I am flexible on hotel choices.

But next year I am doing quite some traveling, want to get free hotel stay in Hong Kong and ShangHai. Here's my question:

1) Can I use Ritz Carlton points to redeem Marriott hotel? Is it the same number of points regardless of RC or Marriott?

2) I am looking at probably just 2 night stay - 1 hotel room of 4* to 5*. How many points do i need? Assuming it's June and July period at Hong Kong and ShangHai.

3) Someone mentioned about applying both RC and Marriott cards at the same time and getting 70K + 50K = 120K points. Is that doable? Assuming they don't expire, what other best-bang-for-buck redemptions can I do with all these hotel points besides hotel reservation?

Many Thanks
Sean
1. Yes and yes if I correctly understand your second question. Be aware that Marriott hotels have categories while RC have their own tiers.

2. Just go to Marriott.com and check redemption levels.

3. While it might be doable if you aren't heavily loaded with Chase cards yet, I wouldn't risk it. And no, nothing good besides hotel reservations.
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Old Sep 6, 12, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mnscout View Post
1. Yes and yes if I correctly understand your second question. Be aware that Marriott hotels have categories while RC have their own tiers.

2. Just go to Marriott.com and check redemption levels.

3. While it might be doable if you aren't heavily loaded with Chase cards yet, I wouldn't risk it. And no, nothing good besides hotel reservations.
Thank you mnscout. But I just try applying and found the deadline was over. Well, there is always the next one.
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