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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 Oct 11, 12, 9:46 am
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rental car wont work it has to be coded airline....In an interesting development I called and got some drink charges credited and was told I have the rest of 2012 to use the rest. The way it was worded forced me to ask via secure message: if the annual airline incidental credit resets at the end of the year, do we get another $200 credit in 2013? Initial response was yes, with a question mark. Sneaky, evasive csr response, so I asked for them to clarify. It seems though if you only have until the end of 2012 to use the credit it must reset. This card keeps getting better and better!!
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Old Oct 11, 12, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by wise2u View Post
rental car wont work it has to be coded airline....In an interesting development I called and got some drink charges credited and was told I have the rest of 2012 to use the rest. The way it was worded forced me to ask via secure message: if the annual airline incidental credit resets at the end of the year, do we get another $200 credit in 2013? Initial response was yes, with a question mark. Sneaky, evasive csr response, so I asked for them to clarify. It seems though if you only have until the end of 2012 to use the credit it must reset. This card keeps getting better and better!!
yep, in 2013 you get another $200.
I think this one is a keeper for me. Just
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Old Oct 11, 12, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
yep, in 2013 you get another $200.
I think this one is a keeper for me. Just
Its a keeper for a year... beyond that you'd be better off having the amex platinum with its better club access.
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Old Oct 11, 12, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Its a keeper for a year... beyond that you'd be better off having the amex platinum with its better club access.
I thought this one had the top access level to lounges?
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Old Oct 11, 12, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
I thought this one had the top access level to lounges?
not nearly as good as the one with amex plat.
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Old Oct 11, 12, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
not nearly as good as the one with amex plat.
Whats the difference? This one has unlimited visits and free guest? How could it getter better?
Any link to Amex Platinum benefits?
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Old Oct 11, 12, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
Whats the difference? This one has unlimited visits and free guest? How could it getter better?
Any link to Amex Platinum benefits?
google search will find that for you.

I find the list of lounge club places to be sort of worthless. I dont believe your guest is free with the RC card.
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Old Oct 11, 12, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
google search will find that for you.

I find the list of lounge club places to be sort of worthless. I dont believe your guest is free with the RC card.
It is. I already used it number of times with guests.
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Old Oct 11, 12, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Bored_Russian View Post
It is. I already used it number of times with guests.
guests are free, its just not good at the admiral club...in DFW they sent us to a different lounge..still not bad, free alcahol (except sun before 1:00)..they also have lounges in a few cities we frequent, which is what makes any club access worthwhile.
If only I could find a good RC to use the upgrades at, it would be worth keeping. I just cant see spending 400-$500 a night for a room, even if it is upgraded to a suite.
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Old Oct 21, 12, 9:43 am
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Using upgrade certificates

I was actually able to use one of the club level upgrade certificates a couple nights ago for a room and was given a rate that was a little lower than the cheapest rate for any room shown on the website. This was for one night only at the Ritz Half Moon Bay
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Old Oct 22, 12, 7:45 am
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Recently requested refund for "airline incidentals" via SM. This included BOB, GOGO and fee for award travel. No questions asked, refunded immediately.

Nice perk indeed.
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Old Oct 23, 12, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by SGJazz View Post
Recently requested refund for "airline incidentals" via SM. This included BOB, GOGO and fee for award travel. No questions asked, refunded immediately.
Did you have to identify the airline before you made the purchase? (You do to get the similar credit when using an AMEX Plat card, thus my question.)
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Old Oct 23, 12, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Did you have to identify the airline before you made the purchase? (You do to get the similar credit when using an AMEX Plat card, thus my question.)
I did not specifically say the Gogo charge was United. I did however have several other charges that were United so I'm sure they assumed they all were.
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Old Oct 23, 12, 3:06 pm
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I did not specifically say the Gogo charge was United. I did however have several other charges that were United so I'm sure they assumed they all were.
Unlike the AMEX Plat the RITZ will reimburse ANY incidental from ANY airline...I had meals and economy comfort seat purchases reimbursed easily.
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Old Oct 23, 12, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by PhoenixFF View Post
Unlike the AMEX Plat the RITZ will reimburse ANY incidental from ANY airline...I had meals and economy comfort seat purchases reimbursed easily.
Thank you, question answered.

A new question: the AMEX cards that offer the $200 rebate allow it once per calendar year. Thus, one could do it in both Dec 2012 and Jan 2013, assuming that those were the only time in each year the refund was requested. Does this card permit the same, or is it once only?
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