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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 Sep 14, 13, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kitkatft View Post
gv111, which did you sign up for 1st? I've been told order matters.
The order was as below. Also I got the bonuses as stated .
  1. ~2010: Marriott - 50-70 K
  2. 2012: Marriott - 70 K
  3. 2012: Ritz - 70 K
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Old Oct 2, 13, 5:52 pm
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Just signed up for this card. Didn't read the t&c carefully enough -- since I have the Marriott card I guess I'm at risk of not getting the 70k. I did it mostly for gold status for next summer, and I'll get enough out of the airline reimbursement and other benefits to make the annual fee barely worth it for the first year. But this was a real goof -- wouldn't have wasted the pull without the 70k points. Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 7:40 am
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Any ideas of how best to use the airline reimbursement when I don't have any upcoming flights before years end?
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Old Oct 7, 13, 9:11 pm
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[Expired] 70000 points for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, first year free

I signed up for this last month and I was pretty sure that there was no annual fee with a certain promo code. I just got hit with the $395 annual fee and am trying to get it waived. Is there supposed to be a 12-digit invitation code as well? I've already met the min spend so I would hate to have to cancel it...but didn't want to spend that much on the annual fee. Thanks!
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Old Oct 12, 13, 11:06 pm
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Is the $200 airline incidental per calendar year or per "card anniversary" year?

And if I cancel the card after meeting min spend, do I get a prorated refund of the fee?
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Old Oct 13, 13, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by Rommie2k6 View Post
Is the $200 airline incidental per calendar year or per "card anniversary" year?

And if I cancel the card after meeting min spend, do I get a prorated refund of the fee?
It is calendar year. Few people cancel within first year as Chase might take back the bonus.
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Old Oct 13, 13, 11:26 pm
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order didn't matter for me

I got the Ritz card last year after having my Marriott card and received both 70K bonus points.
My wife has had her Marriot Visa for two years and just got the Ritz card last month. Her 70K bonus points just posted.
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Old Oct 14, 13, 7:30 am
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Anyone have suggestions for the airline incidental credit? I don't have any planned flights the rest of the year and would hate to waste it
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Old Oct 23, 13, 11:58 am
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$200 air incidental

Originally Posted by vickh View Post
Can I use card to pay taxes/fees on AA award flights and get the credit?


or can a AA GC be used to pay taxes/fees on AA?
Same question. Anybody get reimbursed for AA or delta GC? No problem with Amex, not sure about RC.
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Old Nov 18, 13, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
Just signed up for this card. Didn't read the t&c carefully enough -- since I have the Marriott card I guess I'm at risk of not getting the 70k. I did it mostly for gold status for next summer, and I'll get enough out of the airline reimbursement and other benefits to make the annual fee barely worth it for the first year. But this was a real goof -- wouldn't have wasted the pull without the 70k points. Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky.
Just an update -- I got the 70k even though I had the Marriott card. YMMV. I really feel like I got lucky on this one. The card is still worth it for gold benefits, plus the travel reimbursement spread over two calendar years, but I made a huge rookie mistake not reading the T&C carefully enough.
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Old Nov 18, 13, 2:45 pm
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Ikar- would you share your rookie mistake?
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Old Nov 18, 13, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jkoenig51 View Post
Ikar- would you share your rookie mistake?
It's just what I posted above -- I applied for the Ritz card even though I already had the Marriott card from Chase. The T&C (at least of the offer that I signed up for) said that the 70,000 points for spending $2,000 would not apply to holders of the Marriott card. That's all.
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Old Nov 19, 13, 12:04 pm
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I just received the card and am in the same boat you are. Posters are saying the airline gift cards will work, but I am not sure
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Old Nov 19, 13, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by janejay123 View Post
Same question. Anybody get reimbursed for AA or delta GC? No problem with Amex, not sure about RC.
I got reimbursed for a AA gift card last year and a United gift card this year, no issues.

AA and United gift cards cannot be used to pay for taxes/fees on award tickets.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 4:53 pm
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Club Upgrade

Does anyone know if primary user (or authorized user) must be staying in order to get the club upgrade? In other words, can I book someone else using this card and get them the club upgrade?
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