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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 Nov 26, 14, 1:58 pm
  #901  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
Ugh. I would've figured Award Fees would be covered... But I guess they ren't technically incidental fees?
That's why I felt disappointed.
They (both ones in SM and phone) insisted it is not counted.

Maybe I should buy giftcards and report them as seat upgrade.
Then use those giftcards for my award fees.
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Old Nov 26, 14, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by dddscy View Post
That's why I felt disappointed.
They (both ones in SM and phone) insisted it is not counted.

Maybe I should buy giftcards and report them as seat upgrade.
Then use those giftcards for my award fees.
For what it's worth, I had no problem with getting award fees (including a moderate fuel surcharge) reimbursed a couple of months ago. May be the luck of the draw with who answers the phone but I've had no trouble at all using up my credit for the year.
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Old Nov 28, 14, 2:33 am
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Has anyone had luck with the high award fees from Virgin Atlantic? I'll have $457 and $758 for a RT flight.

And what number are you using to reach Chase via SM?
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Old Nov 28, 14, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by onebigworld View Post
Has anyone had luck with the high award fees from Virgin Atlantic? I'll have $457 and $758 for a RT flight.

And what number are you using to reach Chase via SM?
I haven't tried those kind of fees, but it would appear those would be covered up to $300.

To get Chase via SM, log in to your chase.com account and go to secure message center on the top right half of the page.

You should be able to message them right from there.
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Old Dec 1, 14, 9:36 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Just purchased $180 of AA Gift Cards. Just wondering how long should one wait before calling them for a rebate/refund as a travel credit? Also wondering what is used as the annual date cutoff (for $300 limit)? The date you purchase the travel fee item/service, the date you called them or the date it actually post a credit on your account? thanks.
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Old Dec 1, 14, 10:00 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by phiota View Post
Just purchased $180 of AA Gift Cards. Just wondering how long should one wait before calling them for a rebate/refund as a travel credit? Also wondering what is used as the annual date cutoff (for $300 limit)? The date you purchase the travel fee item/service, the date you called them or the date it actually post a credit on your account? thanks.
I waited a week before sending a sm and they credited a week later.

The annual travel credit is based on calendar year, but I'd try to credit it soon so the credit posts before the end of the year to be 100% sure.
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Old Dec 2, 14, 10:07 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: ORD
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Marriott Plat, UA Gold
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I have a couple of questions, wonder if you guys can help.
The first one is, can the club level upgrade be used only with ritz, or is there anything equivalent on marriott? If yes, how do you use it, mentioned it during check in?
My second question is about the 100usd credit, can it be used with marriott also? How do we redeme this?
Thanks.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 3:21 pm
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140k

140k offer is back, I just got a targeted offer even though I have already got it once. We should remove Expired from the heading.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Abhinavt View Post
140k offer is back, I just got a targeted offer even though I have already got it once. We should remove Expired from the heading.
Oooh, glad I held out.

How'd you receive this offer? Wondering if we can get it even if it wasn't directly targeted at us...

Thanks!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 3:23 pm
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Same RSVP code of F5BP?
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Old Dec 14, 14, 3:31 pm
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I just received the targeted 140K offer. Seems like too good of a deal to pass up.

Does anyone think I'll have enough time to receive the card and get the $300 airline fee reimbursement for this year? As long as the qualifying airline charges are posted this calendar year it should count, right?

-FlyerBeek
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Old Dec 14, 14, 7:04 pm
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Targeted by email or snail mail? Anything you can think of you did to get targeted? I really want this card.
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Old Dec 14, 14, 7:31 pm
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I'll be following this closely. I waited too long the last time around and won't make the same mistake again.
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Old Dec 14, 14, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
I just received the targeted 140K offer. Seems like too good of a deal to pass up.
Can you confirm the RSVP code, please? Is it the same as the previous 140k offer: F5BP

Much appreciated!
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Old Dec 14, 14, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Mbcijim10 View Post
Targeted by email or snail mail? Anything you can think of you did to get targeted? I really want this card.
Unlike Amex, I've had success with using the same RSVP code from previously targeted offers that weren't targeted at me.

(In fact, I suspect that's the point behind the wiki at the top.)

Once I get confirmation from someone of what the RSVP code is this time, I'll call up and try to get the same offer. (And will report back.)
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