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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 29, 14, 12:02 am
  #871  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SNA, VCE
Programs: AA Lifetime Platinum, Hyatt Plat, Marriott Gold, United
Posts: 128
Both times I requested credits for incidentals (upgrade fees and a club pass) they were credited within two days.
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Old Oct 29, 14, 4:51 pm
  #872  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 8
Purchased 2 $75 Delta eGiftCards 7 days apart on both mine and my wife's Ritz cards. After they cleared I sent separate SMs to Chase requesting credits which happened within a few hours. Gonna rinse and repeat once more this year to move through the $300 credits and then again next year.
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Old Oct 31, 14, 2:10 pm
  #873  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs: AA, BA, DL, MR, SPG, AGR
Posts: 5
Travel Benefits Reimbursed

Air France Rewards Booking Taxes ($46)
American Airlines Reward Booking Fees + Taxes ($254)
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Old Nov 1, 14, 10:10 pm
  #874  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Programs: Hyatt Diamond. SPG Plat. Marriott Plat.
Posts: 499
Can anyone tell me if there are any special sign up bonuses going on for this card right now?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 3, 14, 10:59 pm
  #875  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 423
Travel Benefits Reimbursed

Korean Air Duty Free while on board the plane, three separate transactions: $96, $50, $150.19.

The rep only asked what the charges were for--I told her "food/beverage" for three separate occasions. She didn't seem to hesitate or question any of it. I can see why gift card purchases are credited and unquestioned.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 9:59 pm
  #876  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Programs: All of em...
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Loving this card so much! Easily one of my best card decisions for 2014 by a long shot! The $300/yr travel credit is making one of the side perks more valuable than the sign up bonuses of card like the Barclays Arrival +, Capital One Venture, etc... $600 in flight award taxes reimbursed?! That's huge. I've done $270 this year. Gonna upgrade a Delta award seat to Economy comfort b/c I might as well, right?

Not to mention the Lounge Club card, 70k Marriott points, and the gold status! Now if we get the ann fee waived next year, it'll be the deal of the century!
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Old Nov 11, 14, 10:39 pm
  #877  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post
Loving this card so much! Easily one of my best card decisions for 2014 by a long shot! The $300/yr travel credit is making one of the side perks more valuable than the sign up bonuses of card like the Barclays Arrival +, Capital One Venture, etc... $600 in flight award taxes reimbursed?! That's huge. I've done $270 this year. Gonna upgrade a Delta award seat to Economy comfort b/c I might as well, right?

Not to mention the Lounge Club card, 70k Marriott points, and the gold status! Now if we get the ann fee waived next year, it'll be the deal of the century!
I agree if you stick with Delta and AA, and learn the tricks - the deal works. That said, the lounge card is crap, like the chase lounge card. They are all select or worse cards, which mean AS and not much else.
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Old Nov 12, 14, 4:35 pm
  #878  
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Austin Texas
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Originally Posted by x712xdamx View Post

Not to mention the Lounge Club card, 70k Marriott points, and the gold status! Now if we get the ann fee waived next year, it'll be the deal of the century!
I have yet to see a report of anyone getting the next year's fee waived.
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Old Nov 12, 14, 8:47 pm
  #879  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: BOS;NYC;YVR;YYZ;DEL;BOM
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Posts: 530
Used for united award accelerator, no issues with reimbursement.
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Old Nov 12, 14, 8:56 pm
  #880  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
I have yet to see a report of anyone getting the next year's fee waived.
they won't waive the annual fee if you got it free this year.

Nothing wrong with the lounge club card, except limited locations.
It lets 2 people in with no fees, DFW, ATL, LAS and MBJ all have one with free booze and food...
MBJ was a big surprise, I saw ads for "club MoBay" and the fee for a day pass and ignored it...went to the bar and had a drink, then our flight was delayed and my wife noticed the lounge card symbol on their sign...sure enough we got in for free. Montego bay airport has crappy AC, so just the upgraded air conditioning was worth it. The drinks were free and quite good, the food was free but not that great, luckily the margaritaville restaurant has waitresses take orders and sell food to people in the club.
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Old Nov 12, 14, 9:56 pm
  #881  
 
Join Date: May 2013
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Originally Posted by wise2u View Post
they won't waive the annual fee if you got it free this year.
Won't waive however I did get a retention offer, free night tier 1-4 cert after 5k spend and additional 5kpoints. Wrap that up with extra year of$300 incidental makes it rather worthwhile
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Old Nov 14, 14, 3:07 pm
  #882  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: DL Diamond, AS MVP Gold 75k, AA Platinum, SPG/Marriott Platinum
Posts: 93
Wow, bought a $300 AA card (didn't break it up into $50 or $100's, just to try) and asked for reimbursement. Got this today

Date: 11-14-2014 09:26:06
From: Chase Card Services
Subject: Re: Rewards Inquiry
Message:


Thank you for contacting J.P. Morgan about the travel
credit benefit offered on The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® credit
card ending in XXXX. We have issued a $300 statement
credit to your account as requested.

Here?s what will happen next:

? You will see the $300 statement credit posted on
your November 27, 2014 billing statement.
? You have $0 of $300 remaining for the Airline
Incidentals credit benefit for the 2014 calendar year.


Thank you again for choosing The Ritz-Carlton Rewards
credit card from J.P. Morgan. If you have any further
questions, please reply using the Secure Message Center.

Thank you,

Lisa Schirmer
Customer Service Specialist
1-855-896-2222


Account is owned by Chase Bank USA, N.A., a subsidiary of
JPMorgan Chase & Co and may be serviced by its affiliates.
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Old Nov 15, 14, 6:06 am
  #883  
 
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Originally Posted by SJLandsverk View Post
Wow, bought a $300 AA card (didn't break it up into $50 or $100's, just to try) and asked for reimbursement. Got this today
Nice! I assume you just SMed them, rather than called?
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Old Nov 15, 14, 11:50 am
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by AveApostle View Post
Nice! I assume you just SMed them, rather than called?
Absolutely- it's the best way to communicate with Chase and also avoids the uncomfortable bust-o-vision for getting caught in a misstatement
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Old Nov 15, 14, 8:48 pm
  #885  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
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Requesting reimbursement for gift card purchases?

Originally Posted by SJLandsverk View Post
Wow, bought a $300 AA card (didn't break it up into $50 or $100's, just to try) and asked for reimbursement. Got this today
I see that many people are requesting reimbursement for gift cards. What are you all actually saying when they ask what the expense was? Are you just saying it was for a gift card and getting the reimbursement? How is everyone wording it in order to get the reimbursement?

On another note "$300 annual travel credit": since this is annual, can I assume I will get another $300 on January 1, or is this just annually starting again on the anniversary of my card when I pay the annual fee again?
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