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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 9, 14, 11:55 am
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Am I the only one who got a letter with a form: authorization for the SSA to release SSN verification? Does that mean the rep on the phone just copied my SSN wrong? Question now is - better to call the info number ending in 1316 or just to fax this?

added: I called the number and he said it was the last step. But it's still another 48 hr and maybe 5-7 days he guessed. Knowing that many of you had your card overnighted, I hope he was wrong about that. I would like to use it for my next iPhone pre-order in a few days.

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Old Sep 9, 14, 3:46 pm
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I called on Sunday to apply via phone

no response given, called in on Mon to RECON, told I needed to call fraud dept. Called this AM, said I was approved yesterday after some slight verification of ID

Asked why I needed to call fraud dept, they were clueless

I got the marriott card 04/2014

I signed up for the 70k/$0 AF offer because I went through too many AA EXECs and didn't want to spend any more $$$ on points

I will probably spend the $$ loading AFTs and once credited, will sign up the wife for the 140k offer to get a SW companion cert

I am planning on keeping both for now, once I get the companion cert, will most likely cancel the RC card and keep pumping spend on the marriott to get closer to LT status, long LONG way to go for that one
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Old Sep 9, 14, 3:57 pm
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Does anyone know when this offer expire?
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Old Sep 10, 14, 9:24 am
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Any one know when you can get 70k or 140k rewards? We need to wait for the statement or if hit, it will auto show in your account?
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Old Sep 10, 14, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by greatkiki View Post
Any one know when you can get 70k or 140k rewards? We need to wait for the statement or if hit, it will auto show in your account?
Will hit RC/Marriott account couple days after your statement cuts in which you hit the min spend.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by anchor79 View Post
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?
If I had to guess....there is a ticket number or difference transaction type they are looking at when an airline charge comes in. I would think anything other than airfare would be ok but YMMV.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
If I had to guess....there is a ticket number or difference transaction type they are looking at when an airline charge comes in. I would think anything other than airfare would be ok but YMMV.
They're actually pretty lenient on what they pay for; as long as you don't abuse it, I've had them pay for tickets. You get slapped a little with the rolled up newspaper, but they pay it "just this time."
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Old Sep 10, 14, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
They're actually pretty lenient on what they pay for; as long as you don't abuse it, I've had them pay for tickets. You get slapped a little with the rolled up newspaper, but they pay it "just this time."
That is good to know, thanks.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 12:32 pm
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Data point for today. Was immediately approved for RSVP F5BP. I asked for verification that airline upgrades were covered for the reimbursement benefit - which they are, but she stated that tickets are not covered. YMMV.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 5:23 pm
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So are some of you guys accumulating Marriott and Ritz points?
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Old Sep 10, 14, 6:01 pm
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I've never purchased a GC for an airline, how do they post on your account? Similar to bag fees?
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Old Sep 10, 14, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Chancensam View Post
Data point for today. Was immediately approved for RSVP F5BP. I asked for verification that airline upgrades were covered for the reimbursement benefit - which they are, but she stated that tickets are not covered. YMMV.
normally I purchase airplane ticket by CSP, and spend on seat upgrade or baggage with this one. It works for me. And also think spending on the plane such as Wifi, food also can be reimbursement.

I also think, after purchase ticket, when you choose seat or upgrade seat online, there is a section let you buy miles, this cost can also be reimbursement.

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Old Sep 10, 14, 10:26 pm
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Has anyone had success getting AA sticker purchases reimbursed?
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Old Sep 10, 14, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
They're actually pretty lenient on what they pay for; as long as you don't abuse it, I've had them pay for tickets. You get slapped a little with the rolled up newspaper, but they pay it "just this time."
I wish! I went out on the limb and bought a 300 dollar United Gift certificate. I called in to get my refund and the CSR bleated out what I guess he should not have said. He said, he could see that that the 300 dollar tx I had, and said it says it was an eGiftCard! He could see it on his end! I guess United, at least, are sending more than basic level 1 tx data to Chase - such is life. This will not work!
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Old Sep 10, 14, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by raccah View Post
I wish! I went out on the limb and bought a 300 dollar United Gift certificate. I called in to get my refund and the CSR bleated out what I guess he should not have said. He said, he could see that that the 300 dollar tx I had, and said it says it was an eGiftCard! He could see it on his end! I guess United, at least, are sending more than basic level 1 tx data to Chase - such is life. This will not work!
If someone has done it recently - please do share and how? maybe AA would have been better, as maybe they do not have as cozy a relationship?
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