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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.


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 Nov 12, 12, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by zbenye View Post
Based on your post, I emailed them to request credit for a charge by US Airways - tax on reward ticket - and got this reply:
You should be able to get this refunded. I've had taxes on reward tickets refunded to the full $200 (I had tickets where taxes exceeded $200, and they credited back the first $200.)
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Old Nov 13, 12, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by crimson12 View Post
You should be able to get this refunded. I've had taxes on reward tickets refunded to the full $200 (I had tickets where taxes exceeded $200, and they credited back the first $200.)
With your encouragement, I emailed Chase again:

Hi, thanks for your reply! This was a reward ticket issuance, so not a ticket purchase per se. I attached the receipt - it shows the fare of $0. The $80.02 is shown as US Airways' reward processing fees/taxes. If this helps to qualify as incidentals - great! If it doesn't then no worries, I still get a fabulous trip :-)
and got this reply:

I have issued a credit of $80.02 to your account towards the $200 Airline Incidentals credit benefit as requested. You have $119.98 of $200 remaining for the Airline Incidentals credit benefit for the 2012 calendar year. I hope that you enjoy your trip and it was a pleasure to assist you today.
Love Chase. ^
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Old Dec 11, 12, 8:13 am
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Has anyone tried to be reimbursed for a UA gift certificate? I have no more flights for the year and I am trying to use a remaining $100 for incidentals.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by SGJazz View Post
Has anyone tried to be reimbursed for a UA gift certificate? I have no more flights for the year and I am trying to use a remaining $100 for incidentals.
U should be fine. Chase is pretty easy.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 2:13 pm
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is there a definitive list of airline gift cards that do or don't qualify? If not success data pts. here would help for those of us in the last minute crew....
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Old Dec 11, 12, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by holocker View Post
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
I had no problem coupling the use of the club upgrades with a Ritz Stars agent booking. My TA took care of getting it set for me.

The hotel said I was not eligible for two $100 credits (one from the CC for a two night stay and one via my Ritz Stars booking), but after some gentle prodding, I got both.

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Old Dec 12, 12, 6:02 pm
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Just wanted to post a quick update. I called about my purchase of a gift card for my $200 airline incidentals credit. They asked what the purchase was of and I said a gift card.

I was put on hold and the rep stated her manager would not allow it to be reimbursed. I asked where that was stated in my terms and she said it was not stated in the terms. I read the terms from the website to her and she agreed with me completely and overrode the manager's decision. She said she would follow up with a different manager on her reason why and I would be credited.

I hate to say this, but if they ask for what it was for, say for in-flight food and baggage fees. She specifically mentioned those ones being allowed.
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Old Dec 12, 12, 10:55 pm
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I just send an email to chase requesting credit for airline incidentals after the charges have posted to my account and the next day I get an acknowledgement saying a credit has been applied to my account
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Old Dec 25, 12, 11:48 am
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end of the yr is fast approaching... Which airlines charge gift cards instantly and reimbursable for sure??
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Old Dec 25, 12, 12:02 pm
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Does DL sell gift cards online??

Here's a few others



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Old Dec 26, 12, 1:22 pm
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Why does the thread title say EXPIRED? The link still works. Any idea?

NVM. It has expired
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Old Dec 27, 12, 9:14 am
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With Ritz Carlton, JP Morgan treats their customers super nicely, too bad the annual fee is very high, and I don`t like RC since I had an awful experience with them. Love JP, dislike RC.

I personally haven`t utilize all benefits this card has to offer. Don`t use the lounge card, as I travel in Biz. The charges for incidentals could be posted under a different code, and it`s very much depends who answers your email. I got my charge declined for adjustment, so I picked up the line and called them-a guy put me on hold and in a couple of minutes asked a question and said he`d make the adjustment.
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Old Dec 27, 12, 10:01 am
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I tried the private message for reimbursement of incidentals. Not sure where were the people located, could not understand the first reply. Asked for explanation. It seems that they have no clue what I am talking about.I have much better experience calling
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Old Dec 27, 12, 1:43 pm
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I used the secure messaging two times for reimbursement. I itemized the amounts and was reimbursed, no questions asked. As long as it is airline related and under $100/item it should be fine. There are a few posts in this thread referring to the $100 threshold.

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Old Dec 27, 12, 2:26 pm
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Anyone had a chance to try to test-cancel the card to see if they waive the fee the 2nd year?
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