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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 2, 15, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
The point is that $300 is rarer than $100, or less, for incidental fees. Rarer things increase your potential for someone to ask questions or dig.
Not only that but how unlikely is it that someone has an incidental charge equivalent to the exact amount that Chase reimburses? LOL
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Old Jan 2, 15, 6:03 pm
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The CSRs dont care. They just follow procedure. Just have to figure out ar what amount they check.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 6:18 pm
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fyi, this is what i did. $75, $75, $180 so the amount didn't total exactly $300 on southwest.

was approved.

obviously ymmv.

i fly a bit here and there and will likely have a few legit expenses this year so i'll just get credit for those.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 6:54 pm
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The CSRs dont care. They just follow procedure. Just have to figure out ar what amount they check.
They don't care yet when you asked for a $300 credit, they needed to call the airline and verify. If you had instead asked for a $50 credit, they would have told you "yes" right on the phone call.

We really need a face palm smiley here.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 7:03 pm
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Even a 20% chance at $300 is still better than $50. No face palm, didn't have the luxury of time.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 7:11 pm
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Even a 20% chance at $300 is still better than $50. No face palm, didn't have the luxury of time.
Actually it was more like a 1% chance if you were lucky enough to call a CSR who didn't give a damn about their job or about following procedure.

All you had to do was break up the charges into smaller amounts like 40, 30, 30, 50, etc. You could have made it add up to $296 or $297 and you would have gotten reimbursed for everything.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 8:42 pm
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Data Point

Got the card on the 26th.
Got 2 SW eGiftcard and a couple AA eGiftcard.
All were reimbursed today with SM.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 9:02 pm
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AA Gift cards

Bought a $300 AA gc On the 29th. It posted yesterday. I called and asked for incidental reimbursement. Without me saying anything about what it was for, she said 'so you know gift cards dont qualify'... i told her it was upgrade fee. She put me on hold, and then came back and said it was showing up as a gc. She asked me to give her ticket information so she could clear it up with AA if it wasnt a gc.

HUCA. Second lady asked me for ticket information as well.

Going to let some time pass, and try an SM in a couple months.

I know multiple small transactions is probably more prudent and likely to get approved, but I was simply gambling and going off this data point; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23843158-post882.html

And yes, they sent an SM... maybe the SM team has less scrutiny... let us hope.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by kildonan500 View Post
Bought a $300 AA gc On the 29th. It posted yesterday. I called and asked for incidental reimbursement. Without me saying anything about what it was for, she said 'so you know gift cards dont qualify'... i told her it was upgrade fee. She put me on hold, and then came back and said it was showing up as a gc. She asked me to give her ticket information so she could clear it up with AA if it wasnt a gc.

HUCA. Second lady asked me for ticket information as well.

Going to let some time pass, and try an SM in a couple months.

I know multiple small transactions is probably more prudent and likely to get approved, but I was simply gambling and going off this data point; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23843158-post882.html

And yes, they sent an SM... maybe the SM team has less scrutiny... let us hope.
Frickin' crap people.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:03 pm
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Guys, I bought a $20,000 united gift card and chase wouldn't reimburse it. dfq
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:23 pm
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Bought a $300 AA gc On the 29th. It posted yesterday.
Do you even bother to read anybody's experiences before you rush out to buy a max value gc?

Jesus Christ people.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:40 pm
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Even a 20% chance at $300 is still better than $50. No face palm, didn't have the luxury of time.
Yeah, honestly, as someone who barely has any time to do anything, I totally get that. But, for just a few minutes more, you could've quickfired 3x $100 GC's. That's what I did. Yes, if I had more time, I'd have spaced them out, and maybe even done different amounts, but I had one single day to squeeze them in before 2014 ended.

Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Do you even bother to read anybody's experiences before you rush out to buy a max value gc?

Jesus Christ people.
+1

This is why we can't have nice things.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:43 pm
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+1

This is why we can't have nice things.
With all these clowns buying $300 GC's, it wouldn't surprise me if most CSR's are on high alert now.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:45 pm
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With all these clowns buying $300 GC's, it wouldn't surprise me if most CSR's are on high alert now.
Yup, that's why I'm waiting a month or so before sending an SM for my 2014 incidental fee credits. I do believe I have 4 billing cycles to do so before it's too late. Will get 2015's out of the way in the middle of summer so I don't encounter this issue again at the end of the year.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 11:47 pm
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Yup, that's why I'm waiting a month or so before sending an SM for my 2014 incidental fee credits. I do believe I have 4 billing cycles to do so before it's too late. Will get 2015's out of the way in the middle of summer so I don't encounter this issue again at the end of the year.
Definitely not keeping this card into 2016. This is too stressful unlike the AMEX Platinum which is almost automatic.
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