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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 Jun 26, 12, 8:19 pm
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I'm a Lifetime Marriott Platinum. Just got the Ritz Chase card today, called the Chase rep and confirmed the terms of the bonus, 70K with first purchase and the fee waived the first year.

When the 70K hits my account, I will post.
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Old Jun 26, 12, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
I'm a Lifetime Marriott Platinum. Just got the Ritz Chase card today, called the Chase rep and confirmed the terms of the bonus, 70K with first purchase and the fee waived the first year.

When the 70K hits my account, I will post.
But, have you ever had one of the Chase Marriott cards? If not you will get he 70K, usually after your first stmt. closes.
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Old Jun 26, 12, 10:13 pm
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Has anyone tried to do a application for both Marriot 70K and the Ritz Carlton 70K at the same time? I am thinking of doing that and if both get approved it's a possible 140K Marriot points which would be quite nice.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 6:58 am
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Yes, I've had one for at least 15 years....before they gave a bonus. Time will tell, but Chase says I'm getting the bonus.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
Yes, I've had one for at least 15 years....before they gave a bonus. Time will tell, but Chase says I'm getting the bonus.
If you have not gotten any sign up bonus on your old MR card, you are ENTITLED to receive the bonus on either this card or even another MR card. Chase is very good in giving bonus where it is "legitimately" due. It even gives the differential between old bonus and new bonus when it initially denied a bonus. Happened to husband's CO OnePass cards.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by saacman5033 View Post
I'll take your word for it as I have not seen points denied for cases as i described earlier. Taking a look again in light of this statement, we see that these T&Cs don't specifically preclude previous or current owners of the Marriott PREMIER card from getting the bonus. Thus, I'll go ahead and apply for the sake of the group and report back.
Thank You! We all look forward for data points on this front.

We know the current BA card offer that is only from the process of purchasing a BA ticket, does produce bonus for former BA card holders who have had the old 100K in 2009 and even early 2010. Though all reported success cases have their old BA cards canceled in 2010 or early 2011, i.e. nobody paid the 2nd year fee and went ahead to cancel it because previous BA cards did not have 1st year fee waived either.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by Kat007 View Post
Don`t know what`s going on with Chase. Got approved on 6/21, then called today and they said it was closed because the mother`s maiden name doesn`t match in their system. Then I called another line, they said the account is fine. Then called again to speed up the lounge card, and again-"the account has beet closed, we tried to call you", nobody did. So how did they messed up my mother`s maiden name-have no idea, but I`m on the phone again trying to find out...So far, I`ve been pretty happy with Chase (sometimes too happy), but not so today.

After a long wait on the phone, a manager could not find the reason why an adviser decided to close my account, but promised to call me after he finds out. This Ritz Carlton card has been a nightmare so far.
I learned a long time ago to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to these things, particularly when it involves airline and hotel promotions. I've made calls on two occasions that I can remember, one involving Chase, where I was approved for a card, got the promotional points and then the call attracted someone's attention and the points were reversed and I got a nice letter afterward acknowledging the error. Unfortunately, in the Chase instance there wasn't much I could have done because it occurred when I called to activate the card-not to complain or question something. I always hope that I'll get an automated activation response when I call, but it's almost as if Chase directs the call to a human being so that they can take a look at the account and make sure that everything's in order.

But, as far as the Lounge Club card goes, unless you do a lot of international travel, the card is almost useless. My wife and I both have cards that are courtesy memberships through Merrill Lynch and I've used it once this year-at the Alaska Airlines Club in Seattle. Although I've flown internationally, since I'm Star Alliance Gold with United I get free access into any Star Gold lounge, which is usually more convenient. Just take a lok at their website for a list of lounges and I think you'll be disappointed at the locations.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by romadaro View Post
I learned a long time ago to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to these things, particularly when it involves airline and hotel promotions. I've made calls on two occasions that I can remember, one involving Chase, where I was approved for a card, got the promotional points and then the call attracted someone's attention and the points were reversed and I got a nice letter afterward acknowledging the error. Unfortunately, in the Chase instance there wasn't much I could have done because it occurred when I called to activate the card-not to complain or question something. I always hope that I'll get an automated activation response when I call, but it's almost as if Chase directs the call to a human being so that they can take a look at the account and make sure that everything's in order.

But, as far as the Lounge Club card goes, unless you do a lot of international travel, the card is almost useless. My wife and I both have cards that are courtesy memberships through Merrill Lynch and I've used it once this year-at the Alaska Airlines Club in Seattle. Although I've flown internationally, since I'm Star Alliance Gold with United I get free access into any Star Gold lounge, which is usually more convenient. Just take a lok at their website for a list of lounges and I think you'll be disappointed at the locations.
The lounge list has two airports I need, but again, I look positively: with a long layover, it`s a chance to get out of an airport and explore something.

Got a call this morning from one of the people who promised to call within 48 hours with the result, but he just put me through some other (security or fraud) guy who said "sorry, I don`t have any details" So that guy (a manager of some sort) though he completed the obligation by sending me to another one with "don`t know" answer.
I`m about to give up.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:48 am
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Thank You! We all look forward for data points on this front.
Well I applied yesterday. No instant approval but I don't usually get instant approvals from Chase. I'll give it a few days to pop up in my online acct before calling recon line.

Originally Posted by Happy View Post
We know the current BA card offer that is only from the process of purchasing a BA ticket, does produce bonus for former BA card holders who have had the old 100K in 2009 and even early 2010. Though all reported success cases have their old BA cards canceled in 2010 or early 2011, i.e. nobody paid the 2nd year fee and went ahead to cancel it because previous BA cards did not have 1st year fee waived either.
I know some have speculated that this may be due to BAs switch to Avios(ie new product) but Chase hasn't really changed their card other than the chip so I think this speaks more to the 'churnability' of Chase cards after a certain period
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Old Jun 27, 12, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by saacman5033 View Post
I know some have speculated that this may be due to BAs switch to Avios(ie new product) but Chase hasn't really changed their card other than the chip so I think this speaks more to the 'churnability' of Chase cards after a certain period
I would not come to such conclusion unless Chase has policy change recently. Someone told me last year when he was denied a bonus from the UA card which his last one was canceled over 2 years ago, he inquired about why he did not get it. He got a response from Chase to list out all the bonuses he had gotten in the past - as far back as to 2006! And of course told him that was the reason why he would not get any now.

The only times I saw Chase would award bonus anew would be a New Product, especially when they even renamed the product from the past offerings.
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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:32 pm
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Hey everyone,

I just applied for three credit cards in a mini churn - the Ritz Carlton from this thread, the Marriot 70K from another thread and the Citi AA Amex Card.

I did RC and Marriot at the same time

Unfortunately I got the message "Thank you for applying. Your application requires further review before we make a decision" for both RC and Marriot.

I got approved for the Citi AA Amex for the 50K miles with 3K spend in 4 month spend.

Should I call the reconsider line or just wait to see what Chase does? The most recent Chase card was about 3 months back which was an Ink Bold card.

Both the applications didn't give any number to call.

What a bummer!!
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Old Jun 27, 12, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by floyd777 View Post

Unfortunately I got the message "Thank you for applying. Your application requires further review before we make a decision" for both RC and Marriot.

I got approved for the Citi AA Amex for the 50K miles with 3K spend in 4 month spend.

Should I call the reconsider line or just wait to see what Chase does? The most recent Chase card was about 3 months back which was an Ink Bold card.

Both the applications didn't give any number to call.

What a bummer!!

It doesn`t mean you were declined, AmEx usually approves you right away, but Chase normally has that message. It could be because of a time of a day/weekend. It never hurt to check a status of application. You can do it either by dialing any Chase card number you have; the systems asks you for last four digits of the account or after a silent two second asks if you want to check a status of your application or report a fraud. So you can find out that way, or call that back office number for a faster result.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by Kat007 View Post
The lounge list has two airports I need, but again, I look positively: with a long layover, it`s a chance to get out of an airport and explore something.

Got a call this morning from one of the people who promised to call within 48 hours with the result, but he just put me through some other (security or fraud) guy who said "sorry, I don`t have any details" So that guy (a manager of some sort) though he completed the obligation by sending me to another one with "don`t know" answer.
I`m about to give up.
OK, now my Ritz Carlton Rewards account has reverted back to "Member" instead of GOLD status, so I called the RC Rewards customer service number (I hesitated to call Chase) and explained what had happened and she saw the changes, put me on hold and called Chase. When she came back she said that I had been initially approved for the credit card but the decision was changed because I responded to an offer that was only open to Ritz Carlton Residence owners. She told me I'd get a letter or email soon. So, even though the account may get initially approved through the normal channels they are checking on the back end to make sure you're a RC owner before they send the card. That is not to say that some before us haven't slipped through, but as luck would have it now they're doing their homework. I would assume that your account was probably closed for the same reason. Hopefully, end of mystery.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 7:05 am
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In the space on the application for the "Ritz-Carlton Rewards Number", do you just put your current Marriott number?
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Old Jun 28, 12, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by UserMark View Post
In the space on the application for the "Ritz-Carlton Rewards Number", do you just put your current Marriott number?
You can or if you leave it blank they will assign a new RC Rewards number. I have separate numbers for Marriott and RC but the points can still be used in either program.
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