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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 28, 14, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by RamboAroundTheWorld View Post
Correct. I've been informed on 3 separate occasions that if you cancel the card the status goes with it.
I guess the Marriott Card is different then as the status from that card is maintained.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
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?
I'm sure you could. But why would you? Good way to burn a bridge with Chase.

All of this ignoring you wanting $600 + 140,000 points for free.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by bu08usc11 View Post
I'm sure you could. But why would you? Good way to burn a bridge with Chase.

All of this ignoring you wanting $600 + 140,000 points for free.
I haven't applied for this card myself actually, but I'm pondering it to see if I want to bite the bullet. I don't usually stay at Marriott or Ritz so I've been researching how best to use it and with my travel plans up in the air for 2015, I may not really need it even though it's a good value.

FWIW, there is some language in the terms and condition that the card be opened for 6 months or longer or Chase reserves the right to basically take back the bonus (i don't have the app up so it's not verbatim but I remembered seeing it).

Chase is also not a company you want to mess around with (their reconsideration is tough), and while I don't know if they have ever enforced this rule, I would not put it past them. In any case, if I were to get the card, I would expect to pay the fee for the full year's benefits. I don't see why you would want to burn a bridge with Chase when it's fraught with risks.

Just my 2 cents. Good luck!
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bu08usc11 View Post
I'm sure you could. But why would you? Good way to burn a bridge with Chase.

All of this ignoring you wanting $600 + 140,000 points for free.
It's not a violation of the T&C

Also, to BOS, I don't see how Chase could do anything once the points are in the Ritz account. If they stripped the points at that point, that would certainly be complaint worthy and someone would be all over Chase about that.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:52 pm
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Open up the Chase has blacklisted me thread and read for yourself. They may not take the points back, but kiss every future offer from Chase goodbye.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
It's not a violation of the T&C

Also, to BOS, I don't see how Chase could do anything once the points are in the Ritz account. If they stripped the points at that point, that would certainly be complaint worthy and someone would be all over Chase about that.
Never said it was necessarily a violation of the T&C. It's probably an ethical violation or a violation of common decency. You are agreeing to pay Chase $395 for the use of the card and its included perks (which include the points and fee credits).

That said, it's not impossible to think they would do a clawback of the points. It's even less impossible to think they could choose to clawback the "fee" credits.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Rock72 View Post
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
Why wouldn't they do $180 + $75 + $55? Is there something that states it's a max of $150 per occurrence? (I don't recall reading anything to that fashion...)
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Old Dec 29, 14, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
Why wouldn't they do $180 + $75 + $55? Is there something that states it's a max of $150 per occurrence? (I don't recall reading anything to that fashion...)
Because 180+75+75=330, and it's only 300 annually.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 9:44 am
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I searched and couldn't find an answer to my question below, so forgive me if this was asked already:

I applied for the 140k offer last week, and got a message that they would get back to me.

Called 1-888-846-7004 today and they said I was in a "pending" status and they have 10-30 days to send me mail. Anyone have this happen? Is there a better number to call to fix this?

FYI I have 4 Chase cards and 800+ FICO.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by dfwgolfer1 View Post
I searched and couldn't find an answer to my question below, so forgive me if this was asked already:

I applied for the 140k offer last week, and got a message that they would get back to me.

Called 1-888-846-7004 today and they said I was in a "pending" status and they have 10-30 days to send me mail. Anyone have this happen? Is there a better number to call to fix this?

FYI I have 4 Chase cards and 800+ FICO.
I also have an 800+ score and 4 other chase cards. They sent me an email the day after application stating they needed additional info from me and to call 888-609-7805. The email contained an app# but they just looked me up by social. They just asked me to shift some credit around to open the new card.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by dfwgolfer1 View Post
I searched and couldn't find an answer to my question below, so forgive me if this was asked already:

I applied for the 140k offer last week, and got a message that they would get back to me.

Called 1-888-846-7004 today and they said I was in a "pending" status and they have 10-30 days to send me mail. Anyone have this happen? Is there a better number to call to fix this?

FYI I have 4 Chase cards and 800+ FICO.
Call 888-270-2127 - Ask them if there is anything else they need to process your application. They might transfer you to a special dept for UW of JPM cards (as opposed to chase), there have been mixed reports of this.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
It's not a violation of the T&C

Also, to BOS, I don't see how Chase could do anything once the points are in the Ritz account. If they stripped the points at that point, that would certainly be complaint worthy and someone would be all over Chase about that.
It says in the T&C:

If your account is not open for at least 6 months, The Ritz-Carlton and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus points from The Ritz-Carlton Rewards account.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Smileycj1 View Post
I also have an 800+ score and 4 other chase cards. They sent me an email the day after application stating they needed additional info from me and to call 888-609-7805. The email contained an app# but they just looked me up by social. They just asked me to shift some credit around to open the new card.
Thanks Smiley and JSU. Called 888-609-7805 and was transferred briefly to an account specialist in the Ritz card group. They put me on hold and approved me a few minutes later. I have had to transfer credit lines around before for other Chase cards, but this time they approved me without needing to.
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Old Dec 29, 14, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
Originally Posted by Rock72 View Post
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
Why wouldn't they do $180 + $75 + $55? Is there something that states it's a max of $150 per occurrence? (I don't recall reading anything to that fashion...)
Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
Because 180+75+75=330, and it's only 300 annually.
Yes, but my questioning of Rock72's comment was around $150 + $75 + $75 vs. $180 + $75 + $55. (Both of which add up to $300.)
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Old Dec 29, 14, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Slowmo1817 View Post
It says in the T&C:

If your account is not open for at least 6 months, The Ritz-Carlton and Chase reserve the right to deduct the bonus points from The Ritz-Carlton Rewards account.
Good catch!
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