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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 25, 14, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by Mbcijim10 View Post
140k is dead! Just got off the phone. Bummer. I edited wiki.
I'm going to choose to believe this was just a bad CSR rather than the offer is dead, as I was waiting for my wife's statement to close tomorrow before signing her up for the 140k.
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Old Sep 25, 14, 12:02 pm
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Called and another CSR confirmed that code in wiki is dead for 140k, and there is no other 140k offer active right now. Dang it, just saw this today.
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Old Sep 25, 14, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by GTFan View Post
Called and another CSR confirmed that code in wiki is dead for 140k, and there is no other 140k offer active right now. Dang it, just saw this today.
Did the same, shot myself in the foot wanting the latest statement to close prior to applying. Pushed pretty hard to find another avenue for getting the 140k offer since the CSR stated it expired today, asking why I couldn't apply if it is expiring today and stated they can't get the code to work. Really messes up my plans for next winter (2015) vacation, as this woulda been the top off for my travel package.
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Old Sep 25, 14, 12:56 pm
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How about 70K/First Year Annual Fee Waived Offer? Did anyone try it today and see whether it is still available?
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Old Sep 25, 14, 1:33 pm
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Question:

I've charged a little over $2k to my new Ritz card for the min spend, but have the full $300 in reimbursable travel charges. If I get those reimbursed, will that lower my spending below $2k and not trigger the bonus?

Any experience?
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Old Sep 25, 14, 1:44 pm
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I just called in today with the 140k code and was told the offer is now expired.

It's super frustrating because I called in at 8:20pm last night and the offer was available but the agent told me I couldn't apply over the phone and had to do it online... she said at the end on the page there'd be a place to put the RSVP code...

Sheepishly, I confirmed the steps and hung up the phone - but on the form there was no place to input the RSVP code at the last step and there was nothing confirming 140k with the online link....so I didn't submit the application. I called back but the chase offices were closed...

Super frustrating....
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Old Sep 25, 14, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by pat_pat_tong View Post
How about 70K/First Year Annual Fee Waived Offer? Did anyone try it today and see whether it is still available?
I asked about this offer and died yesterday as well. I am pretty upset myself as I called this morning ready to do app-o-rama with the 140k card today.
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Old Sep 25, 14, 1:50 pm
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Yeah same here... I postponed my app-o-rama till today from last night bc the agents told me the offer was valid and to apply online - but of course what they told me was not true and by the time i called back the offices were closed...

do you have a good candidate to substitute this in your app-o-rama? I need one more card... :/
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Old Sep 25, 14, 3:37 pm
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My wife and I both got the 140k cards. I already had a marriott rewards account so I gave them that number when I applied and everything's good with my card. My wife didn't give them a number so they created a Ritz Carlton account for her. The welcome packet with her RC card and number just arrived today.

The plan is to eventually redeem our combined 280k points for a Marriott Hotel+Air package, but is there any reason to convert her RC account to a Marriott account? She doesn't travel for work so it's not like we'd be missing out on separate megabonus opportunities.
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Old Sep 25, 14, 6:07 pm
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I just called and verified the 140K is gone. SO disappointed...
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Old Sep 25, 14, 6:32 pm
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I think 70k offer is dead as well.

It will be back, hopefully, as it did come back since 2012.

Best,

PedroNY
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Old Sep 26, 14, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
Question:

I've charged a little over $2k to my new Ritz card for the min spend, but have the full $300 in reimbursable travel charges. If I get those reimbursed, will that lower my spending below $2k and not trigger the bonus?

Any experience?
+1, I'm in the same boat as well.
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Old Sep 26, 14, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
Question:

I've charged a little over $2k to my new Ritz card for the min spend, but have the full $300 in reimbursable travel charges. If I get those reimbursed, will that lower my spending below $2k and not trigger the bonus?

Any experience?
I've been wondering that as well, but I just called to get some charges reimbursed and the agent told me the credit would post in 1-2 statements as "statement credit". Since the original charge doesn't go away I'm inclined to think it will still count towards the minimum spend. That's just speculation though.
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Old Sep 26, 14, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by HotPie View Post
I've been wondering that as well, but I just called to get some charges reimbursed and the agent told me the credit would post in 1-2 statements as "statement credit". Since the original charge doesn't go away I'm inclined to think it will still count towards the minimum spend. That's just speculation though.
I got the same disclosure when I called in, but also got the credit within an hour or so. I personally felt safer making sure my first statement balance exceeded the minimum spend. But then I'm also not trying to minimize spend on the card, since I figure it's worth an incremental few thousand over whatever I end up spending at Marriott in the next year to get a second year of MR Gold. After that we'll see.
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Old Sep 26, 14, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by PedroNY View Post
I think 70k offer is dead as well.

It will be back, hopefully, as it did come back since 2012.

Best,

PedroNY
+1, just called in and was told it expired.
The offer is 70k, but no waived AF
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