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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 28, 12, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by romadaro View Post
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.
Good to to know - I did not know that they could be used in both programs. Thx!
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Old Jun 28, 12, 10:17 am
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Looks like Chase is cracking down on the RC Residences owner requirement. Too bad. I was thinking of getting one for wife.

Thanks for reporting!
Originally Posted by romadaro View Post
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, 12:46 pm
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I applied for this card last Thursday- got a call early Friday to confirm income and transfer part of a credit line from another chase card. Received the card yesterday, so it looks like I made it before the rules were changed. I do know I have the card fee free for the first year. I am already Marriott gold so my status would not have changed, will need to wait and see if I get the 70,000 bonus points as I already have a business Marriott Visa. I called today to ask a couple questions on the travel benefits. I am not 100% sure the agent knew the correct answers, but htis is what I found out.
As far as the $200 airline incidental credit. First she said it only covers expenses on the plane, then she added baggage fees. She did state it would pay for seat upgrades and not for arliine change fees.
As far as the lounge pass she told me if I do not get it before my travels I can visit one of the lounges and would get the fees reimbursed. I did ask if I could use any airline lounge and she said it had to be one on the list.

After the fact I thought of asking if other airline lounge fees would be reimbursed as part of the $200, so I may call back or if someone knows the answer let me know. Also the $200 reimbursement is based on calendar year.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by holocker View Post
I applied for this card last Thursday- got a call early Friday to confirm income and transfer part of a credit line from another chase card. Received the card yesterday, so it looks like I made it before the rules were changed. I do know I have the card fee free for the first year. I am already Marriott gold so my status would not have changed, will need to wait and see if I get the 70,000 bonus points as I already have a business Marriott Visa. I called today to ask a couple questions on the travel benefits. I am not 100% sure the agent knew the correct answers, but htis is what I found out.
As far as the $200 airline incidental credit. First she said it only covers expenses on the plane, then she added baggage fees. She did state it would pay for seat upgrades and not for arliine change fees.
As far as the lounge pass she told me if I do not get it before my travels I can visit one of the lounges and would get the fees reimbursed. I did ask if I could use any airline lounge and she said it had to be one on the list.

After the fact I thought of asking if other airline lounge fees would be reimbursed as part of the $200, so I may call back or if someone knows the answer let me know. Also the $200 reimbursement is based on calendar year.
Thanks for the post, I found out a couple of new things for myself about $200 airline credit. I think they go through this procedure of checking and closing accounts because it is a not just a Chase card, but a premium one, and you also get to talk to executive line with this card. What` s the credit limit they gave you? I know it`s has to be minimum of $5K.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by romadaro View Post
Hopefully, end of mystery.
They still say they don`t know, I assume it was an error of dialing my number. I know for sure this JP Morgan product is a bit different from other Chase products. They can open a new account for you if you`d like (since your credit was sufficient for initial approval), just call the back door number, maybe with 50K bonus points or a different card.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by leonard016 View Post
Looks like Chase is cracking down on the RC Residences owner requirement. Too bad. I was thinking of getting one for wife.

Thanks for reporting!

I just checked 50K offer, and couldn`t find any restrictions, and annual fee could be waived. (I would think)
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Old Jun 28, 12, 1:47 pm
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The regular 50K offer does not have Ritz Residences owner requirement, but still saying "no bonus for existing or previous Marriott credit cards holders". And perhaps most importantly, the annual fee is NOT waived!

Originally Posted by Kat007 View Post
I just checked 50K offer, and couldn`t find any restrictions, and annual fee could be waived. (I would think)
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Old Jun 28, 12, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Kat007 View Post
They still say they don`t know, I assume it was an error of dialing my number. I know for sure this JP Morgan product is a bit different from other Chase products. They can open a new account for you if you`d like (since your credit was sufficient for initial approval), just call the back door number, maybe with 50K bonus points or a different card.
Have you tried calling the RC Rewards Customer Service number? That's how I got the info so quickly on what happened with my approval/denial. It took all of 10 minutes for me to get an answer. After she told me, she did tell me about the 50K bonus offer and told me that if I wanted to take advantage of that offer I could since my application had already been through the credit review process. When she told me that the fee would not be waived, I declined.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 3:16 pm
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thanks for the info romadaro.......you got me thinking Fairmont is the next way to go now!
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Old Jun 28, 12, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by jethro View Post
thanks for the info romadaro.......you got me thinking Fairmont is the next way to go now!
What do you mean?
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Old Jun 28, 12, 8:47 pm
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What is the best use of the card, anyways?
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Old Jun 28, 12, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by romadaro View Post
Have you tried calling the RC Rewards Customer Service number? That's how I got the info so quickly on what happened with my approval/denial. It took all of 10 minutes for me to get an answer.
Yes, I have, my case is related to something different.
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Old Jun 28, 12, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Kat007 View Post
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.
Just wanted to report that I got a call from Chase this morning and I called back. They listed out all my cards and asked if I can move some credit over to this card. I said yes and the card was approved with a 10K credit limit.

I then confirmed the bonus on this card and they said that it is 70K points on first purchase. Forgot to ask about annual fee but I have kept screenshots of the page which states that the annual fee is waived for the first year.

I also applied for the marriot card - at the same time as RC which was last night and that too had gone to pending but I am just going to wait a couple of days before I call.

Any one know the reconsideration line for the marriot card?

Thanks
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Old Jun 28, 12, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by floyd777 View Post

any one know the reconsideration line for the marriot card?

Thanks
888-245-0625
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Old Jun 29, 12, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by mnscout View Post
What do you mean?
From Romadaro's earlier post:
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.

As a MR premier card carrier I will choose to apply for a Fairmont Visa instead of the Ritz Carlton card. Should be little risk with this play and I can avoid the hassle of not being a RC property owner as well as an existing MR card member, since both could be potential road blocks. JMO
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