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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 Dec 20, 14, 5:09 pm
  #976  
 
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from the previous few pages, I saw a lot of different views on the 300 credit statement. Does anyone who recently apply can provide any experience here?

I am tempting to apply the card myself but would like to know that for sure before I bite the bullet.

Thanks!
-Pete
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Old Dec 20, 14, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by AustinPilot View Post
Is it possible to request credit before the statement closes?
Is it even necessary to request credit? I know that my AMEX Plat airline credits usually post automatically after a qualifying charge. I'm curious whether it's the same with this card?

-FlyerBeek
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Old Dec 20, 14, 6:50 pm
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Yes, you have to request the credit. But, can do it as soon as it posts. No, need to wait for statement to close. And you can request via SM.
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Old Dec 20, 14, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by finloopio View Post
Has anyone tried to get an Alaska gift certificate reimbursed?
I'd love to know this as well, I want use the reimbursement for Alaska gift cards as soon as I get the card, then again in 2015.
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Old Dec 20, 14, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by surehit49 View Post
I'd love to know this as well, I want use the reimbursement for Alaska gift cards as soon as I get the card, then again in 2015.
Unlikely. AS gift cards post as such and the agent will see it.
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Old Dec 20, 14, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by WrightHI View Post
Unlikely. AS gift cards post as such and the agent will see it.
Do you know if they post as Gift Cards if purchased at the airport instead of online?
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Old Dec 20, 14, 11:56 pm
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Join Date: May 2003
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I applied online and was approved immediately. I primarily got this card because I want the points in Marriott.

Some quick questions:

1) I put my Marriott Rewards number in the field for Ritz Carlton number on the application. Is this ok?

2) I'll probably buy a southwest airlines egiftcard for $300 the moment I get the card to try to get it done in 2014. Does that sound like a good strategy? I will also get another one for $300 in Jan 2015 after I get reimbursed for the first one.

3) Is there any way to get the $395 annual fee waived? For example, with the Citibank 100k mile promotion earlier this year, it was possible to get it waived if you complete your full spend ($10k in that case) within a month and cancel your card.

Thanks!

Rock
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Old Dec 21, 14, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by LR2013 View Post
I applied last Friday and got approved. I have a Chase Marriott card as well, and that didn't seem to hinder anything along the way.
Originally Posted by visualage202 View Post
Would current Marriott card member qualify for the Ritz offer?
Originally Posted by ktkw View Post
Yes
Does the Chase Marriott card have to have been held for over 24 months?

Or does this from the terms:

This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months."

only relate to prior Ritz Carlton Card holders?

Earlier pages in this thread seemed to indicate you couldn't apply if you were a current <24mo holder of a Chase Marriott card.

Thanks for clarifying.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 3:27 pm
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They are different products, so yes, you can collect on them both.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Rock72 View Post
I applied online and was approved immediately. I primarily got this card because I want the points in Marriott.

Some quick questions:

1) I put my Marriott Rewards number in the field for Ritz Carlton number on the application. Is this ok?

2) I'll probably buy a southwest airlines egiftcard for $300 the moment I get the card to try to get it done in 2014. Does that sound like a good strategy? I will also get another one for $300 in Jan 2015 after I get reimbursed for the first one.

3) Is there any way to get the $395 annual fee waived? For example, with the Citibank 100k mile promotion earlier this year, it was possible to get it waived if you complete your full spend ($10k in that case) within a month and cancel your card.

Thanks!

Rock
1) Yes. Odds are slim you'll get it before end of year. Takes longer when they have to convert the Marriott accounts (at least did with mine). Mine was Marriott and took 10-12 days to get. My wife's was a RC account and took about 5.

2) They won't credit you for a $300 charge without a receipt. They required one on a $300 upgrade fee on Delta. Better to do a bunch of $50 charges.

3) Ignoring that you want 140k points and $600 for free...No, there is not.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by surehit49 View Post
Do you know if they post as Gift Cards if purchased at the airport instead of online?
No, I don't know. My only experience is with online.

Also worth that my (limited) experience is that the reps are looking for ways to help, as long as you're not squarely violating the t&cs. If you're planning to use the GCs to cover eligible charges, you might be able to get them reimbursed if you explain that.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by bu08usc11 View Post
1) Yes. Odds are slim you'll get it before end of year. Takes longer when they have to convert the Marriott accounts (at least did with mine). Mine was Marriott and took 10-12 days to get. My wife's was a RC account and took about 5.

2) They won't credit you for a $300 charge without a receipt. They required one on a $300 upgrade fee on Delta. Better to do a bunch of $50 charges.

3) Ignoring that you want 140k points and $600 for free...No, there is not.
Thanks!

Regarding #3, I know it's greedy but thought I'd ask.

If you got in on the Citibank AA 100k mile deal earlier this year it was $200 + 100k AA miles free so it's not necessarily unheard of but you did have to spend $10k in a month...

Rock.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by WrightHI View Post
If you're planning to use the GCs to cover eligible charges, you might be able to get them reimbursed if you explain that.
I'm pretty sure it's never a good idea to openly admit you bought gift cards.

Honesty is often the best policy, but often != always.
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Old Dec 21, 14, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Rock72 View Post
Thanks!

Regarding #3, I know it's greedy but thought I'd ask.

If you got in on the Citibank AA 100k mile deal earlier this year it was $200 + 100k AA miles free so it's not necessarily unheard of but you did have to spend $10k in a month...

Rock.
I was in on several apps. I paid the AF on them all. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Old Dec 22, 14, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by bu08usc11 View Post
I was in on several apps. I paid the AF on them all. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
ok cool man.

i'll keep that in mind next time...

Rock.
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