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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 30, 14, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by visualage202 View Post
Southwest transaction is no longer working since today.
I have been turned after several tries, phone & SM. All small charges

Yesterday was still working for my other account.
Called regarding a different issue a couple of hours ago and the person I talked to mentioned a WN charge was still pending, but once it posts they will credit me after verifying the transaction qualifies. Not sure what that means, and didn't press the subject.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 2:53 pm
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southwest egiftcard no go for me!

purchased 300 southwest egiftcard, called yesterday for the reimbursement. was asked what was the charge for, I said it is for incidental, was told they need to call southwest to verify the charge in detail before the reimbursement. Got an email today saying the charge is not qualified because it was for the gift card.

Is it worth trying again?
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Old Dec 30, 14, 2:58 pm
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Folks, you aren't going to really have a $300 Southwest incidental charge... I mean, maybe you could, but that's going to be tough, and hard to believe.

There's a reason why most people here limit these charges to $100 a pop. I can easily spend $100 on luggage fees, for instance. $300 in one pop? That's not possible for me.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:00 pm
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Please use a little common sense and discretion people. Do not expect to pass off a huge charge as an 'incidental', realize that 'incidentals' generally consist of sub $100 charges.

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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:04 pm
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Just received my card and verbal confirmation from the marketing dept that they have switched me to the 140k points promo
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by justinh20 View Post
Just received my card and verbal confirmation from the marketing dept that they have switched me to the 140k points promo
Awesome! Nice work. Glad you were able to get that taken care of.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
We need a face palm smiley here.
If people keep trying this they'll begin checking ALL charges to see if they are gift card purchases. Come on folks. Do your homework before buying a max gift card.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by finloopio View Post
If people keep trying this they'll begin checking ALL charges to see if they are gift card purchases. Come on folks. Do your homework before buying a max gift card.
Indeed.

Originally Posted by lingzhou View Post
Is it worth trying again?
And, in that regard, I'd suggest letting this one rest. And trying again, a bit smarter, mid-2015, so as not to attract too much attention to your blunder. I don't mean this as punishment, I genuinely mean it as you made a mistake, and that mistake could ruin things for yourself and everyone in the future, so help us prevent that.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by finloopio View Post
If people keep trying this they'll begin checking ALL charges to see if they are gift card purchases. Come on folks. Do your homework before buying a max gift card.
Yup, already got my 2014 credit. Will get it again in the first couple days of Jan before the rest of the idiots in the world mess it up for me.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:19 pm
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They should just allow airfare for the credit, like the citi card does. Making people call in just wastes everyone's time. The whole point is that they want this to be your card on file with the airlines or OTAs, so that it's your default for trips in the future.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
... The whole point is that they want this to be your card on file with the airlines or OTAs, so that it's your default for trips in the future.
I think the point is to temporarily lower the cost of the card without reducing the annual fee. American Express started this, and when they phase it out, Citi and Chase will follow in short order.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:29 pm
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I think the point is to temporarily lower the cost of the card without reducing the annual fee. American Express started this, and when they phase it out, Citi and Chase will follow in short order.
I think what they're really hoping for are people who spend the $395 but never really take advantage of the incidental reimbursement.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:36 pm
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I know the 140k points converts to 50k southwest (CP eligible) points. Where do I do the transfer? Online or on the phone?

Will I be able to transfer them to a rapid rewards account not my own (my fiance's)?
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by nrdk View Post
Please use a little common sense and discretion people. Do not expect to pass off a huge charge as an 'incidental', realize that 'incidentals' generally consist of sub $100 charges.

Don't ruin this by being naive or lazy.
come one, You can easily pay for incidental for a group of 5~6 using your card, which is not unusual for family travel. in this thread, folks who bought $150 or $180 southwest egfitcard had no problem getting reimbursed, there are folks bought small gift cards got turn down. With so many people who just got the card and trying to take advantage of this perk in such a tight window, it caused chase's attention. I wish I could have requested it a couple of days ago.
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Old Dec 30, 14, 3:57 pm
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My wife and I Applied on 12-26 and we both got the 7-10 day notice. We called the recon line to see if we could get immediate approval. We had to move some credit around from our existing accounts for approval (both of us have 5 Chase cards). We used our Marriott numbers in the application. We received both cards today (12/30) and we didn't ask for expedited service. We called the 855 # on the card to confirm they were active. The rep confirmed the 140k promotion was attached to the accounts.
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