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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 23, 14, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by barabuski View Post
And I assume this is more of a registered thing than a legal thing -- I.E. if my S/O and I registered with the same address, no one is probably going to ask too many hard questions?
That's the impression I got. She even said to me "we're not going to ask for a marriage certificate." But, then again, nothing's guaranteed.

I plan on using the "We're married but we decided to keep our own names for business reasons" line.
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Old Aug 24, 14, 3:10 pm
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If I have 80,000 in Marriott points already, and 70,000 coming in from the Ritz-Carlton no annual fee offer, is it worth it to switch that to a 140,000 for $400 AF offer by SM? (for a total of 220,000 points)

I would love to get one of those Travel Packages, but my trips are mostly short hops ranging from 2-3 days. The way I calculate it, assuming 25,000 points/night (say at a CY) it's 175,000 for the 7 nights, and 25,000 for the 50,000 miles I would get on AC/DL/HA. That airline portion is what I really want. Can I split the 7 days hotel across trips?
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Old Aug 24, 14, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
If I have 80,000 in Marriott points already, and 70,000 coming in from the Ritz-Carlton no annual fee offer, is it worth it to switch that to a 140,000 for $400 AF offer by SM? (for a total of 220,000 points)

I would love to get one of those Travel Packages, but my trips are mostly short hops ranging from 2-3 days. The way I calculate it, assuming 25,000 points/night (say at a CY) it's 175,000 for the 7 nights, and 25,000 for the 50,000 miles I would get on AC/DL/HA. That airline portion is what I really want. Can I split the 7 days hotel across trips?
No, you can't. Have to 7 days in the same property.
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Old Aug 24, 14, 10:32 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
The way I calculate it, assuming 25,000 points/night (say at a CY) it's 175,000 for the 7 nights, and 25,000 for the 50,000 miles I would get on AC/DL/HA. That airline portion is what I really want. Can I split the 7 days hotel across trips?

With the fifth night free, 7 nights will cost 150,000 points.
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Old Aug 25, 14, 9:45 am
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Any recent updates on how soon you get the card? I got approved this morning at 9 AM. Any chance I'll get it by end of day Thursday (out of town F-W)?

I asked for expedited by they said the processing of this one can't be (as noted throughout this thread, Ritz has to set it up).
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Old Aug 25, 14, 11:10 am
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Any recent updates on how soon you get the card? I got approved this morning at 9 AM. Any chance I'll get it by end of day Thursday (out of town F-W)?

I asked for expedited by they said the processing of this one can't be (as noted throughout this thread, Ritz has to set it up).
You may get it. Mine took four business days to arrive, and once it's set up by Ritz, they do overnight the cards. Might not get there until Friday though.
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Old Aug 25, 14, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Bigserver1 View Post
You may get it. Mine took four business days to arrive, and once it's set up by Ritz, they do overnight the cards. Might not get there until Friday though.
Thanks!

Hopefully they got it in early enough this AM that it'll arrive Thursday. I'd like to use it for the incidentals on my flights this week coming up.
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Old Aug 25, 14, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
but my trips are mostly short hops ranging from 2-3 days.
Similar here. 1-2 long trips a year but rarely ever >4 days in one place. The world is a big place and not much free time.

Just curious about those interested in the 7 day travel pkg, where do you have in mind?
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Old Aug 25, 14, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by patrickfungusa View Post
No, you can't. Have to 7 days in the same property.
This is the tough part.

Originally Posted by tima1212 View Post
With the fifth night free, 7 nights will cost 150,000 points.
Now that I realized this, the packages are slightly attractive. But the conversion ratio is still nice.

Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
Similar here. 1-2 long trips a year but rarely ever >4 days in one place. The world is a big place and not much free time.

Just curious about those interested in the 7 day travel pkg, where do you have in mind?
Caribbean or going around the Big Island for me.
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Old Aug 25, 14, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
This is the tough part.



Now that I realized this, the packages are slightly attractive. But the conversion ratio is still nice.



Caribbean or going around the Big Island for me.
I have the Big Island in mind as well. One can easily spend 7 days there.
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Old Aug 26, 14, 6:13 pm
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Generally, whats the turn around from app to approval? (or denial)? for whatever reason status does not register with chase telephone app status checker
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Old Aug 26, 14, 7:39 pm
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Generally, whats the turn around from app to approval? (or denial)? for whatever reason status does not register with chase telephone app status checker
I applied Saturday afternoon. Approved Monday morning through phone. I had to clear a fraud alert so my time frame may be different.
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Old Aug 26, 14, 8:09 pm
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I have really been debating this card. But, finally gave in. Applied for the 70,000 point offer, decided for me that was the best offer. Super easy. Asked for either Ritz Carlton or Marriott number, gave them my Marriott number. Instant approval. Said it would take 10 days to receive card. My first credit card application in about a year, I've been itching to apply. And largest Chase credit limit yet.
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Old Aug 27, 14, 10:24 am
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waiting for the deal to die....as predicted bloggers have regurgitated points in this thread (MMS actually links to it) and spread the word...thankfully I got my wife's app in before it got killed.
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Old Aug 27, 14, 11:05 am
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are the 3 annual club upgrades from the card only applicable to paid stays or is it possible to be applied to award nights as well?
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