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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, 11:50 pm
  #1306  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Definitely not keeping this card into 2016. This is too stressful unlike the AMEX Platinum which is almost automatic.
Yeah, props to Amex for being good about that. Also, my Wells Fargo Propel World Amex is like that. It's just $100/yr, but still, I charged $100 on SW on 12/29, and on 12/29 after the $100 posted, a $100 "airline benefit credit" posted.

The best part? Unlike Amex, I didn't have to "pick" an airline. That is how it's done.

I believe Citi Prestige does it right, as well. In fact, Citi even covers airfare with that credit (and they openly advertise that).
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Old Jan 3, 15, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by GrnLantern View Post
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.
Heh, good luck w/ that. I'm guessing they'll only become more and more aware of this.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 7:46 am
  #1308  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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This is the kind of crap that happens when MMS and the other bloggers pimp these kind of deals to newbies that have no idea what they are doing. To reiterate, This is why we can't have nice things!
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Old Jan 3, 15, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Definitely not keeping this card into 2016. This is too stressful unlike the AMEX Platinum which is almost automatic.
This card isn't a keeper anyways.Sign-up bonus plus the $600 in GCs is awesome the first year but earning on the card is pretty sh!tty even if you stay at ritz/marriott properties all the time.basically you better off with any card that gives you bonus on travel.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 9:01 am
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: Marriott Gold, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold, Best Western Diamond
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Originally Posted by olgsr View Post
This card isn't a keeper anyways.Sign-up bonus plus the $600 in GCs is awesome the first year but earning on the card is pretty sh!tty even if you stay at ritz/marriott properties all the time.basically you better off with any card that gives you bonus on travel.

Gold status with 10k spend is also pretty dope. I don't travel all the time, but it sure is nice to get concierge lounge access the few times a year I do.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 9:54 am
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Just got shot down for my LH award ticket fees. I even sent them the receipt where all the charges are under taxes, most of it being YQ. She went back to her supervisor twice, who refused to override saying it's not an incidental. Trying SM now...
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Old Jan 3, 15, 12:06 pm
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I don't know if anyone has been successful after calling back or SM after failure. I'm pretty sure that as others have said, the CSR writes a note on your account that you called in and they rejected your request due to gift card.

All future CSRs will read that and reject.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 12:09 pm
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My credit posted the same day I called to request reimbursement
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Old Jan 3, 15, 11:16 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by olgsr View Post
This card isn't a keeper anyways.Sign-up bonus plus the $600 in GCs is awesome the first year but earning on the card is pretty sh!tty even if you stay at ritz/marriott properties all the time.basically you better off with any card that gives you bonus on travel.
Well, I stay in Marriotts weekly (5pts per $1)so this card is great for me, as I will get tons of pts for redemption. Also helps me get toward achieving lifetime status.

I also have a travel card that I use for all other non Marriott travel purchases. The airline incidentals are good, so for me the card is a keeper.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 3:05 am
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Bought 2x $150 AA physical gift cards on two separate cards (so a total of 4 transactions). Sent a SM in all cases with no specific details and got it reimbursed without any hassle.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by jjakobv84 View Post
Bought 2x $150 AA physical gift cards on two separate cards (so a total of 4 transactions). Sent a SM in all cases with no specific details and got it reimbursed without any hassle.
Why physical? Delivery charge?
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Old Jan 4, 15, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by alrvd83 View Post
Well, I stay in Marriotts weekly (5pts per $1)so this card is great for me, as I will get tons of pts for redemption. Also helps me get toward achieving lifetime status.

I also have a travel card that I use for all other non Marriott travel purchases. The airline incidentals are good, so for me the card is a keeper.
Agreed. Even without the Travel incidentals, the GOLD status alone is worth it.
I have always got upgraded even as a GOLD member and the Lounge access is awesome. The GOLD status ensures you dont have to always stay in a Marriot. Also, as a point of comparison, the much touted Starwood Card does not even offer GOLD status.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by olgsr View Post
This card isn't a keeper anyways.Sign-up bonus plus the $600 in GCs is awesome the first year but earning on the card is pretty sh!tty even if you stay at ritz/marriott properties all the time.basically you better off with any card that gives you bonus on travel.
With the 10% bonus, it turns out to be 5.5 points/$ spent at Marriott, which is pretty good. And I agree with the other commenters that Gold status is a really nice benefit.

If you can use the $300 travel reimbursement, $150 for gold is a really good deal (assuming you can spend $10K throughout the year which isn't that hard).
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Old Jan 4, 15, 10:31 am
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Any thoughts on churning this card? The offer terms don't say anything other than if you close before 6 months they could take back the points. Doesn't say you can't get the points more than once or that you can only have one of these cards. Does Chase usually prevent that in general?
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Old Jan 4, 15, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by justinh20 View Post
Any thoughts on churning this card? The offer terms don't say anything other than if you close before 6 months they could take back the points. Doesn't say you can't get the points more than once or that you can only have one of these cards. Does Chase usually prevent that in general?
T&C state not churnable
This new cardmember bonus offer is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this consumer credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this consumer credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this consumer credit card within the last 24 months.
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