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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 27, 14, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
I got em before I got my card. Was maybe 2-3 data after golf status.
same here
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Old Dec 27, 14, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by alrvd83 View Post
I'm hoping I get the 140k and don't have to cancel. Let's say I get the card next Tuesday and I spend the $300 on Wednesday 31st. Since the charges will post in 2015, won't that $300 spent on wednesdsy dec 31st count for 2014?

I doubt I'll even get the card by Wednesday. I was approved today (Friday).
Bummer. As soon as you see your account linked to your online Chase account, I would call them and ask to expedite your card delivery. You may get it overnight. I would also ask if they could if they'll honor a 2014 airline reimbursement since AMEX does for their platinum holders (the ritz wants to be included in that elite bunch, they need to act like it).
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Old Dec 28, 14, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Bummer. As soon as you see your account linked to your online Chase account, I would call them and ask to expedite your card delivery. You may get it overnight. I would also ask if they could if they'll honor a 2014 airline reimbursement since AMEX does for their platinum holders (the ritz wants to be included in that elite bunch, they need to act like it).

There's a 99.99% chance you won't get your card in time to get the 2014 airline credit. Most likely would've been best off applying on say...january 8th or a bit later, cause then you could double dip your airline redemption in january 2016 before your second annual fee hit.

That is if you intend on cancelling the card after year one. If you plan on keeping it then you just need to play the waiting game.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
There's a 99.99% chance you won't get your card in time to get the 2014 airline credit. Most likely would've been best off applying on say...january 8th or a bit later, cause then you could double dip your airline redemption in january 2016 before your second annual fee hit.

That is if you intend on cancelling the card after year one. If you plan on keeping it then you just need to play the waiting game.
I totally thought about doing that, but considering the questionable nature of this promotion, I was afraid that the offer would be taken down soon (or reworded to not include "140k pts)". So waiting around would've caused me to potentially miss the boat, per say.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
There's a 99.99% chance you won't get your card in time to get the 2014 airline credit. Most likely would've been best off applying on say...january 8th or a bit later, cause then you could double dip your airline redemption in january 2016 before your second annual fee hit.

That is if you intend on cancelling the card after year one. If you plan on keeping it then you just need to play the waiting game.
The annual fee shouldn't hit until end of first billing cycle so for the poster, it should be end of Jan/early Feb. That will be more than enough time to double dip before having to pay a 2nd annual fee.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
The annual fee shouldn't hit until end of first billing cycle so for the poster, it should be end of Jan/early Feb. That will be more than enough time to double dip before having to pay a 2nd annual fee.
Correct, but had he applied a couple of weeks ago he could have triple dipped (late December 2014, sometime in 2015, then again early January 2016 right before AF hits again). That's $900 in airline reimbursement for one $395 annual fee.

I'm in the same situation (applied and got instant approval on Friday). I didn't want to apply before because I had already gotten 3 Chase cards in the past 90 days :/
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Old Dec 28, 14, 1:43 pm
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Correct, but had he applied a couple of weeks ago he could have triple dipped (late December 2014, sometime in 2015, then again early January 2016 right before AF hits again). That's $900 in airline reimbursement for one $395 annual fee.

I'm in the same situation (applied and got instant approval on Friday). I didn't want to apply before because I had already gotten 3 Chase cards in the past 90 days :/
His annual fee would have hit in december then, as opposed to january. So not sure he would've been able to triple dip.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
As soon as you see your account linked to your online Chase account, I would call them and ask to expedite your card delivery. You may get it overnight. I would also ask if they could if they'll honor a 2014 airline reimbursement since AMEX does for their platinum holders (the ritz wants to be included in that elite bunch, they need to act like it).
Applied on Friday, card number generated today, I just called 888-609-7805 and they will expedite my card (1-2 business days). If I receive the card before the 1st I'll try making a move right away.

Best case they take into account the purchase date to determine the benefit year (as opposed to the posted date or the request date) and I'll get my 2014 reimbursement. Worse case I'll use my 2015 reimbursement, which I don't mind at all.

Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
His annual fee would have hit in december then, as opposed to january. So not sure he would've been able to triple dip.
I believe Chase gives you a refund of the annual fee if you cancel within 60 days of the fee posting. So even if the annual fee is due in December you can pay it off, get the $300 airline reimbursement in January, then cancel the card and get a refund of the annual fee.

I will definitely try this if I can get my 2014 reimbursement. I have two other cards with an AF that I intend to keep so hopefully Chase won't mind too much, however if that's your only Chase card with an AF I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing this as Chase is the last bank I would want to burn bridges with.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 2:51 pm
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Just charged 3x $100 Southwest giftcards yesterday and today. Hoping they'll resolve (still pending) before 12/31, then I'll call on 12/31 to get them reimbursed. Going to be tight!

Does anyone know if the reimbursement has to happen in 2014, as well? Or simply the charges have to post by 12/31/14?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 3:21 pm
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Just charged 3x $100 Southwest giftcards yesterday and today. Hoping they'll resolve (still pending) before 12/31, then I'll call on 12/31 to get them reimbursed. Going to be tight!

Does anyone know if the reimbursement has to happen in 2014, as well? Or simply the charges have to post by 12/31/14?
If the charges post by 12/31, you're good.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 4:52 pm
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If the charges post by 12/31, you're good.
^

Awesome. Thanks for the details/insight.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 5:53 pm
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I assume if you cancel this card you immediately lose Gold status?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 8:44 pm
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I assume if you cancel this card you immediately lose Gold status?
Is this true? I assumed you maintained gold status for all year.

Has anyone ever tried to double dip (Dec $300 credit/Jan $300 credit), meet spend really quick, get points, and then cancel card within the 30 days after annual fee hit to get that credited back as well?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 8:50 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.
quick update...

12/20 applied online and was accepted immediately
12/27 received the card in the mail
12/27 bought gift cards on southwest - $180, $75, $75 so we'll see if they'll do $150 + $75 + $75 = $300

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Old Dec 28, 14, 8:54 pm
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I assume if you cancel this card you immediately lose Gold status?
Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Is this true? I assumed you maintained gold status for all year.
Correct. I've been informed on 3 separate occasions that if you cancel the card the status goes with it.
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