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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 Oct 13, 14, 11:24 am
  #856  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
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The MR rep told me if I merge my Ritz and Marriott account (the keep Marriott account), I'd lose my gold status from Ritz. Is that the case?

thanks.

Originally Posted by gv111 View Post
Yes, you can merge both into your Marriott account.
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Old Oct 13, 14, 12:05 pm
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I assume you can manually reinstate it since you have the card..
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Old Oct 13, 14, 4:10 pm
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Data Point: I see an earlier post saying a $300+ avianca charge being declined. I asked for reimbursement for award ticket taxes/fees of $250 (high because it was through LHR). Agent asked what it was for, and when I said taxes he asked where the actual ticket charge was. I told him it was an award ticket and that LHR charges crazy taxes. There was also a $25 charge on the card for phone booking. But, approved in the end. I told him I'd send him the email receipt for the redemption if needed, but he was super helpful and reversed it right away.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 4:02 pm
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Does anybody know when the 140k points are awarded? I hit the 2k spend and my statement cut, but no bonus points. I was only awarded regular spend points.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 7:13 pm
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$100 AA Electronic Gift Card reimbursed
~$130 Virgin America Flight upgrade reimbursed

Also, those purchases earned points (2x actually) even though they were reimbursed!
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Old Oct 16, 14, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by Fly1Away1 View Post
Does anybody know when the 140k points are awarded? I hit the 2k spend and my statement cut, but no bonus points. I was only awarded regular spend points.
If you hit the 2k within 3 days or so of the statement closing the bonus points will post on the next statement. Chase does this for some reason...
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Old Oct 16, 14, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by djtsukasa View Post
Data Point: I see an earlier post saying a $300+ avianca charge being declined. I asked for reimbursement for award ticket taxes/fees of $250 (high because it was through LHR). Agent asked what it was for, and when I said taxes he asked where the actual ticket charge was. I told him it was an award ticket and that LHR charges crazy taxes. There was also a $25 charge on the card for phone booking. But, approved in the end. I told him I'd send him the email receipt for the redemption if needed, but he was super helpful and reversed it right away.
Nice!! Maybe I should HUCA on the Avianca charge! haha
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Old Oct 18, 14, 1:04 am
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if i have the points in my account can i use the points or tranfer the points to someone else for them to use?
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Old Oct 18, 14, 12:18 pm
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I'd Call

Originally Posted by Fly1Away1 View Post
Does anybody know when the 140k points are awarded? I hit the 2k spend and my statement cut, but no bonus points. I was only awarded regular spend points.
I got the card, made the spend right away and my points + bonus + gold status showed on the 1st statement. I'd call them to verify you met the minimum spend and have them get on it.
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Old Oct 22, 14, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by happyvoid View Post
if i have the points in my account can i use the points or tranfer the points to someone else for them to use?
Yes you can use them. Transferring them, according to the terms, requires them to be a "spouse or domestic partner". I was able to combine points with a roommate for a reservation b/c we lived together, but YMMV. Probably depends on how nice the agent is.
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Old Oct 26, 14, 9:57 am
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If I use the airline credit to upgrade seats in December but the flight is in January, does it go against my allowance for 2014 or 2015?
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Old Oct 26, 14, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by skitch23 View Post
If I use the airline credit to upgrade seats in December but the flight is in January, does it go against my allowance for 2014 or 2015?
Depends on the airline/options. I was looking at upgrading a Delta award yesterday to Economy comfort for $$ and it was giving me the option at the end to pay right then.
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Old Oct 26, 14, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
Depends on the airline/options. I was looking at upgrading a Delta award yesterday to Economy comfort for $$ and it was giving me the option at the end to pay right then.
It's with AA which requires payment in advance. I just upgraded a different flight that's two weeks out. As soon as the charge posts (hopefully in a day or two), I'll try to get the credit for it. I guess that will give me a good idea if I can get reimbursed this calendar year for next years flight.

Any idea how long it takes to process the reimbursement?
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Old Oct 27, 14, 7:18 pm
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So are the signup bonuses dead besides the public offer of 70K points... looking to apply for this card, but wondering if anyone has any advice on if I should wait a little or not?
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Old Oct 28, 14, 10:49 pm
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do you guys think whether change flight fees count?
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