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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 7, 14, 8:09 am
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I had to call three times before I found a rep that knew how to use the app code (first two times were in the evening, the one that worked was the following morning). Husband and I both applied with the same rep. The only difference between our applications was that I gave them my Ritz/Marriott number, and my husband didn't have one. My card was delivered on 9/5 via 2nd day air. My husband still has not received his card. Not sure if this is consistent with other peoples' experiences, but it may be better to obtain a Marriott/Ritz number prior to applying if you want the card in a hurry.
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Old Sep 7, 14, 8:37 am
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Actually, there was one other difference - I believe we added me as an authorized user on his card, but I did not add him as one on mine. So that may account for the delay on receiving his card as well.

Both applications were for the 140K offer.
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Old Sep 7, 14, 10:10 am
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so.. here is a question.

$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.
taken from http://www.ritzcarltonrewardscard.co...its_privileges

however, everyone is talking about $200 travel credit. is this a difference between the 70k/no AF and 140k/AF offer?
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Old Sep 7, 14, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by stupidzbu View Post
so.. here is a question.



taken from http://www.ritzcarltonrewardscard.co...its_privileges

however, everyone is talking about $200 travel credit. is this a difference between the 70k/no AF and 140k/AF offer?
It used to be $200/yr, now it's $300/yr.
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Old Sep 7, 14, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
It used to be $200/yr, now it's $300/yr.
awesome. just applied for the 70k over the phone, will call recon tomorrow for an update.

that $300/year really sealed the deal.
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Old Sep 8, 14, 1:22 am
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On Aug 25, I called to apply for the 140k card. In spite of a stellar credit record and less than a handful of cards, no immediate approval. Have been traveling, so waited for the card in the mail (was told within 10 days I would get either acceptance or rejection in the mail). The letter is asking for me to restate my ss #, that they couldn't verify the one submitted, and to fill out an authorization for the Social Security Admin to release a SS # verification. They want it faxed or mailed.

I take it all this is just because the guy on the phone made a typo? Or did I not give my SS? There is a voice number ending in 1316. Better to call? Or fax and then call the next day?
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Old Sep 8, 14, 5:14 am
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Originally Posted by RamboAroundTheWorld View Post
A family member got approved for both the Ritz and the Marriott on the same day, so its definitely possible to have both.
In what order did they apply?
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Old Sep 8, 14, 8:52 am
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Hello all,

Is this card a worthwhile option for the Taiwan/Thailand Area (Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket) We are planning a trip in 2 months.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 8, 14, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post
Hello all,

Is this card a worthwhile option for the Taiwan/Thailand Area (Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket) We are planning a trip in 2 months.

Thanks!
Well, it refunds $300 a year on almost anything related to air travel. And if there are Marriotts where you are going (there are) you can use the 70K points.
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Old Sep 8, 14, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by armature View Post
In what order did they apply?
I'd like to know this too. I have a marriott card right now and I'm still unsure if I should put my marriott number or not when I apply for the 70k version of the RC card.
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Old Sep 8, 14, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by wholeinone04 View Post
I'd like to know this too. I have a marriott card right now and I'm still unsure if I should put my marriott number or not when I apply for the 70k version of the RC card.
I have an open Marriott card and called to apply and got instant approval for the RC.... will know later on the bonus but, there was no issue in getting approved. Not expecting an issue on the bonus either.
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Old Sep 9, 14, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by armature View Post
In what order did they apply?
I think it was Ritz then Marriott. They called in about the Ritz first, then applied for the Marriott, then called in about the Marriott the next day. They didn't have a Marriott number, nor a Ritz number, so I'm not exactly sure which one they'll end up with. I'm sure it'll be some sort of cluster.....
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Old Sep 9, 14, 8:01 am
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Hi guys, anyone try to use this card to buy marriott point go through marriott site to point.com? I only got 1x point...
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Old Sep 9, 14, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by greatkiki View Post
Hi guys, anyone try to use this card to buy marriott point go through marriott site to point.com? I only got 1x point...
Clearly. Points.com is not Marriott
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Old Sep 9, 14, 9:27 am
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how would they know the difference between airfare and other expenses to qualify as "travel credit?" Can I buy stickers from AA to get reimbursed?
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