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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 Jan 1, 15, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
Annual fee time. :P

Chase told me mine would be waived. LIARS. They're gonna get a stern typing to from me.
Mine hit too. Guess no triple dip.

Are you getting 140k points?
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Old Jan 1, 15, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Mine hit too. Guess no triple dip.

Are you getting 140k points?
Yep
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Old Jan 1, 15, 9:36 pm
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Yep
So how are you getting 140k and an AF waive? How is Chase making money off that deal?
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Old Jan 1, 15, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
It's account date and calendar date, technically. Since your account will be 1 year old on the exact calendar date you were approved next year. :P
Huh? What does that mean? So it's approved date
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Old Jan 1, 15, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
So how are you getting 140k and an AF waive? How is Chase making money off that deal?
I sent an SM asking if they could waive the AF and they responded with:

"Dear <Me>,

Thank you for contacting Chase about the annual fee on
your Ritz-Carlton Rewards® credit card from J.P. Morgan
account ending in XXXX.

I can confirm the annual fee of $395 is waived for the
first year on the account.

If you have any further questions, please reply using the
Secure Message Center."

AF still posted though so I'll have to clear it up with them.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 2:54 am
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It's too late to see this thread.

I know the 300 AF is counted every calendar year. If I apply this card and get approval, I'll be charged $395, the second year annual fee, at the same time next year, right?

If I cancel the card after I'm charged another $395 next year, will I get partial refund of the annual fee?

I'll go to Hawaii for 7-10 days in June, and 140K points are enough for me to redeem 5 nights in Courtyard Marriott in Honolulu.

I'm thinking about the timing for applying this card. I want to get 140,000 points but I don't think it's a good time to apply it because it's the beginning of the year.

It's possible that this promotion will be unavailable anytime, right?
Should I apply it now before it's gone or wait for a month If I just want to keep this card for one year?
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Old Jan 2, 15, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by terresawang View Post
It's too late to see this thread.

I know the 300 AF is counted every calendar year. If I apply this card and get approval, I'll be charged $395, the second year annual fee, at the same time next year, right?

If I cancel the card after I'm charged another $395 next year, will I get partial refund of the annual fee?

I'll go to Hawaii for 7-10 days in June, and 140K points are enough for me to redeem 5 nights in Courtyard Marriott in Honolulu.

I'm thinking about the timing for applying this card. I want to get 140,000 points but I don't think it's a good time to apply it because it's the beginning of the year.

It's possible that this promotion will be unavailable anytime, right?
Should I apply it now before it's gone or wait for a month If I just want to keep this card for one year?
Apply now and get your 2015 $300 credit right away. Your annual fee may hit around Feb 1. Then next year, get your $300 credit right away in the first few days of Jan 2016. Then once you have it, call up and cancel the card before the second AF hits.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 5:39 am
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I just called this morning because my AA gift cards purchased on 12/30 just posted to the account. The lady I spoke to had to "check if these charges were eligible" and came back to say they were eligible and since the transaction date was 2014 it would use my 2014 airline credit, not my 2015. Great way to start the year!

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Old Jan 2, 15, 9:45 am
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Bought $300 Delta e-gift card on 12/30, posted 12/31. Called them on 12/31 and they said they would review and get back to me. Called me today and they said Gift Cards are not eligible.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by ecm1185 View Post
Bought $300 Delta e-gift card on 12/30, posted 12/31. Called them on 12/31 and they said they would review and get back to me. Called me today and they said Gift Cards are not eligible.
Genius!
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Old Jan 2, 15, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by ecm1185 View Post
Bought $300 Delta e-gift card on 12/30, posted 12/31. Called them on 12/31 and they said they would review and get back to me. Called me today and they said Gift Cards are not eligible.

How did they know they were gift cards?
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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:00 am
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good question
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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:08 am
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Either transaction code (see previous posts a few days back) or a direct relationship with the airline will reveal purchase details.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by justinh20 View Post
I just called this morning because my AA gift cards U purchased on 12/30 just posted to the account. The lady I spoke to had to "check if these charges were eligible" and came back to say they were eligible and since the transaction date was 2014 it would use my 2014 airline credit, not my 2015. Great way to start the year!
^

Originally Posted by ecm1185 View Post
Bought $300 Delta e-gift card on 12/30, posted 12/31. Called them on 12/31 and they said they would review and get back to me. Called me today and they said Gift Cards are not eligible.
*sigh*

Folks, please don't ruin a good thing for everyone. Play it safe. Play it smart. Repeat yearly, safely, smartly. Prosper.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by ecm1185 View Post
Bought $300 Delta e-gift card on 12/30, posted 12/31. Called them on 12/31 and they said they would review and get back to me. Called me today and they said Gift Cards are not eligible.
Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
*sigh*
Folks, please don't ruin a good thing for everyone. Play it safe. Play it smart. Repeat yearly, safely, smartly. Prosper.
I updated the wiki to remind people not to buy one $300 giftcard and expect it to work.
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