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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 Aug 11, 14, 12:24 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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try with a diff rep

Originally Posted by zrbrown View Post
I tried applying via phone with the 140k RSVP code and the rep stated it was invalid even though we both repeated it multiple times
A fellow FT'er went through this a few weeks ago and called again to reach a different rep. New rep found code and it worked. Let us know if you do pls.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 3:15 pm
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Card came via UPS today

Took a little longer than the average application, but it was worth it. Never even had to take credit from my other chase cards. I applied for the 140K offer on July 28th, called back on August 6th and was told I was approved (Gold Status showed up on Marriott.com on the 6th) and received the card on 8/11 for those looking for a timeline.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 8:16 pm
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zrbrown - I applied after you, and the rep had no problem looking up the code for the 140k in the Wiki so you may want to try again.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 8:55 pm
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Applied today and was approved. Did the no annual fee option. In anticipation of getting this card I switched my loyalty membership from Marriott to ritz. Trying to recall why I thought I should do that now... Any benefits having one vs other with this card?
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Old Aug 11, 14, 9:11 pm
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can i use $300 airline credit to buy a gift card?
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Old Aug 11, 14, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by sandarap View Post
can i use $300 airline credit to buy a gift card?
It's a YMMV situation on gift cards. It may work, it may not. It probably depends on the rep you talk to. If it shows up as a misc fee you could claim it was a flight change fee or upgrade and probably get away with it.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 9:44 pm
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big 1000th

Originally Posted by Parkerthon View Post
Applied today and was approved. Did the no annual fee option. In anticipation of getting this card I switched my loyalty membership from Marriott to ritz. Trying to recall why I thought I should do that now... Any benefits having one vs other with this card?
no they are the same, your Ritz and Marriott points all wind up in one account.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 9:50 pm
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nope

Originally Posted by sandarap View Post
can i use $300 airline credit to buy a gift card?
No you can't. No tickets or giftcards!! and big round numbers like $100, $200 or $300 will not go unnoticed...use it for taxes and fees. why risk pissing chase off and being blacklisted when you have a year to use it on legit expenses.....unless you don't really fly and are a scammer from slickdeals trying to get giftcards to resell.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by wise2u View Post
No you can't. No tickets or giftcards!! and big round numbers like $100, $200 or $300 will not go unnoticed...use it for taxes and fees. why risk pissing chase off and being blacklisted when you have a year to use it on legit expenses.....unless you don't really fly and are a scammer from slickdeals trying to get giftcards to resell.
what if i buy a gift card from online and buy $43.23 something like that?

and says it was food and beverage and baggage fee?
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Old Aug 12, 14, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by Bigserver1 View Post
It's any airline, which is awesome. And award fees qualify, I had two reversed yesterday.
By award fees do you mean taxes/fuel surcharges, or more like change fees?
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Old Aug 12, 14, 9:48 am
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Thanks

I just registered to thank you for providing the information on the offer for this card. I got an invitation to apply for this card last year with no annual fee and I did not. I have been kicking myself since due to some upcoming trips at Ritz properties. I found this thread and applied yesterday. Approved over the phone and should be getting the card soon.

THANKS FLYERTALK!
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Old Aug 12, 14, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by jtrain2009 View Post
By award fees do you mean taxes/fuel surcharges, or more like change fees?
I had two award fees credited back, so the taxes/fuel fees (and last minute mileage use charges) no questions asked. They seem pretty liberal with what they'll credit back.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 4:54 pm
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Has anyone applied online with the code?
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Old Aug 13, 14, 7:39 pm
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Points and no fee

Hey guys - Got the card offer for 70k with no annual fee. Sent a SM to chase asking to match the 140k offer. Chase responded saying current signup( F53K) is not 70k points its a certificate for category 1-4 Ritz. Chase agreed to cancel the cat 1-4 and issue me the 140k points. This is the best option. Call with the F53k code and then SM chase to match the 140k offer. They will match it and this is very valuable.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by MrEmpire View Post
Hey guys - Got the card offer for 70k with no annual fee. Sent a SM to chase asking to match the 140k offer. Chase responded saying current signup( F53K) is not 70k points its a certificate for category 1-4 Ritz. Chase agreed to cancel the cat 1-4 and issue me the 140k points. This is the best option. Call with the F53k code and then SM chase to match the 140k offer. They will match it and this is very valuable.
They matched 140k points with a waived annual fee? What did your SM say?
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