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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, 14, 11:26 am
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I do not know why you say that GC cannot be purchased with the incidental credit. Searching through this thread reveals many people saying they have managed to purchase gift cards with no problem. here, here, here.
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Old Sep 14, 14, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by Xylem View Post
I do not know why you say that GC cannot be purchased with the incidental credit. Searching through this thread reveals many people saying they have managed to purchase gift cards with no problem. here, here, here.
I was speaking about UAL, they gave the CSR more info than just a charge. The CSR saw it was an e-gift card. I will try AA next time
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Old Sep 14, 14, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by gv111 View Post
I have gotten a credit for AA and DL GC (round numbers). No issue at all. YMMV!
When you called in, did they ask you what the charges were for?
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Old Sep 14, 14, 6:42 pm
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My wife called today for the 140k offer and was approved instantly via phone.

I called shortly after and was told "10 days." Called a backdoor number for lending services and the man couldn't find the app via my SSI number. After quite a lot of research on his part, he was able to find it and see the rep used the wrong SSI number. He put a note on the account but said he cannot change anything or make a decision, and that I would have to call the "Premier lending services" line Monday morning.

I guess I need to verify with lending services that she put the right offer code on the application too. She transposed digits in my phone number, but I corrected it when she read it back to me. She read back my SSI number correctly, so I don't know how that got mixed up. Will post back after my call with lending services.
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Old Sep 15, 14, 10:03 am
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140k offer matched after approved 70k/200GC offer

similar to #569 -- called in instead of SM and asked to match 140k offer. Just stated that I received the 140k invite after I had already been approved for 70k/$200 GC (thought I applied for 70k/AF waived). They honored the match! Also want to point out some blogger sites reference different airline incidental values ($100, $200, $300) based on the offer you apply for. This is totally false as the $300 credit is a built-in ben for all cards, per CSR and RC website.
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Old Sep 15, 14, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by raccah View Post
I was speaking about UAL, they gave the CSR more info than just a charge. The CSR saw it was an e-gift card. I will try AA next time
Sounds like UAL is a no go, I don't think I've seen reports of their gift cards working for the reimbursement.

Originally Posted by Xylem View Post
I do not know why you say that GC cannot be purchased with the incidental credit. Searching through this thread reveals many people saying they have managed to purchase gift cards with no problem. here, here, here.
Looks like AA, DL and SW have all worked in the past. My question though is where are you guys buying the actual gift cards? Online or at the counter or what?

Originally Posted by HoyDwaard View Post
similar to #569 -- called in instead of SM and asked to match 140k offer. Just stated that I received the 140k invite after I had already been approved for 70k/$200 GC (thought I applied for 70k/AF waived). They honored the match! Also want to point out some blogger sites reference different airline incidental values ($100, $200, $300) based on the offer you apply for. This is totally false as the $300 credit is a built-in ben for all cards, per CSR and RC website.
I wonder if they'll charge you the AF, keep us posted! I just did a 140k card for my wife but I'm going to do the 70k one today
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Old Sep 16, 14, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by wholeinone04 View Post
I wonder if they'll charge you the AF, keep us posted! I just did a 140k card for my wife but I'm going to do the 70k one today
The AF is still charged. I was aware of this anyway. I was more focused on the 140k hoping to earn enough eventually for 7 nights + SW miles towards companion pass through marriott. Got card today through UPS overnight!
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Old Sep 16, 14, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by cmhawkins View Post
My wife called today for the 140k offer and was approved instantly via phone.

I called shortly after and was told "10 days." Called a backdoor number for lending services and the man couldn't find the app via my SSI number. After quite a lot of research on his part, he was able to find it and see the rep used the wrong SSI number. He put a note on the account but said he cannot change anything or make a decision, and that I would have to call the "Premier lending services" line Monday morning.

I guess I need to verify with lending services that she put the right offer code on the application too. She transposed digits in my phone number, but I corrected it when she read it back to me. She read back my SSI number correctly, so I don't know how that got mixed up. Will post back after my call with lending services.
Just as a follow up I called in Monday morning and gave the analyst the reference number the one on Sunday gave issued to me. He said he showed they had just approved it, and were just waiting on Ritz to generate a rewards number and the card would be received in 5-7 days. ^
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Old Sep 17, 14, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by HoyDwaard View Post
similar to #569 -- called in instead of SM and asked to match 140k offer. Just stated that I received the 140k invite after I had already been approved for 70k/$200 GC (thought I applied for 70k/AF waived). They honored the match! Also want to point out some blogger sites reference different airline incidental values ($100, $200, $300) based on the offer you apply for. This is totally false as the $300 credit is a built-in ben for all cards, per CSR and RC website.
Did you request the offer match after receiving the bonus, or shortly after getting approved?

I also saw someone else said they requested a scan of the actual mail offer...did you get this request?
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Old Sep 17, 14, 6:15 pm
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Smile F5BP - 140k points

I called today for the F5BP - 140k points. Got instant approval after a fairly lengthy approval process. The CSR had to read off all the TC's. CSR was extremely pleasant. I will report back when I receive the points.
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Old Sep 17, 14, 7:10 pm
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Anyone try buying airline miles (top-up) and calling in to get it credited?

Originally Posted by HoyDwaard View Post
similar to #569 -- called in instead of SM and asked to match 140k offer. Just stated that I received the 140k invite after I had already been approved for 70k/$200 GC (thought I applied for 70k/AF waived). They honored the match! Also want to point out some blogger sites reference different airline incidental values ($100, $200, $300) based on the offer you apply for. This is totally false as the $300 credit is a built-in ben for all cards, per CSR and RC website.
What's the 70k/$200 GC offer?

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Old Sep 17, 14, 9:23 pm
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I got my card today .
I was surprised I need to manually add it in my chase online account.
a short question, what is the spent to get 70k bonus for the 70K/no AF card?
the same as 140k/385 AF?
I didn't listen very carefully during the application, and couldn't any info in the package.
Thanks.
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Old Sep 18, 14, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by dddscy View Post
I got my card today .
I was surprised I need to manually add it in my chase online account.
a short question, what is the spent to get 70k bonus for the 70K/no AF card?
the same as 140k/385 AF?
I didn't listen very carefully during the application, and couldn't any info in the package.
Thanks.
Same min spend requirements
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Old Sep 18, 14, 11:15 am
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did anyone try to get credit for fuel charges for booking BA ticket.
thanks
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Old Sep 20, 14, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by newbieflyer1 View Post
did anyone try to get credit for fuel charges for booking BA ticket.
thanks
Yes, no issue at all- the whole phone call took 2 minutes and the credit appeared in my account in under 2 days.
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