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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 4, 15, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by chi-flyer View Post
I know the 140k points converts to 50k southwest (CP eligible) points.
If I am approved for this card I would like to convert the 140k points into United 50,000 miles.

I happened to see on Marriott.com that it says "Get a 20% discount when you convert Marriott Rewards points to United MileagePlus award miles with RewardsPlus". https://mr.userewards.com/rewardsplus/

I am awaiting a reply from Marriott on this, but for now does anyone know if you can convert Ritz-Carlton points into United miles directly - or would I have to first convert the Ritz-Carlton points into Marriott points (is that possible?), then convert those Marriott points into United miles?
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Old Jan 4, 15, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by muji View Post
If I am approved for this card I would like to convert the 140k points into United 50,000 miles.

I happened to see on Marriott.com that it says "Get a 20% discount when you convert Marriott Rewards points to United MileagePlus award miles with RewardsPlus". https://mr.userewards.com/rewardsplus/

I am awaiting a reply from Marriott on this, but for now does anyone know if you can convert Ritz-Carlton points into United miles directly - or would I have to first convert the Ritz-Carlton points into Marriott points (is that possible?), then convert those Marriott points into United miles?

Ritz Carlton points are marriott points. If you have a marriott account, when you apply, you put your marriott number where it says "Ritz Carlton Rewards #"
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Old Jan 4, 15, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
Ritz Carlton points are marriott points. If you have a marriott account, when you apply, you put your marriott number where it says "Ritz Carlton Rewards #"
Thanks, jsucool76.

So, by putting my Marriott account number on the application, the points would go into my Marriott account; otherwise, the points would go into a Ritz-Carlton account - is this correct?
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Old Jan 4, 15, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by muji View Post
Thanks, jsucool76.

So, by putting my Marriott account number on the application, the points would go into my Marriott account; otherwise, the points would go into a Ritz-Carlton account - is this correct?
If you don't put an account number in that block they will create a new RC account for you, yes. But you can't have a MR and RC account - one or the other.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by justinh20 View Post
If you don't put an account number in that block they will create a new RC account for you, yes.
Got it. Thanks, justinh20.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Abhinavt View Post
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.
I agree as well. I am Platinum currently, so the gold didn't help me lol, BUT the card is still great. Ironically, I also have had the Marriott premier card for 2 yrs. I may keep them both, as the annual fee for the Marriott premier is easily offset by the yearly cat 1-5 certificate and the 15 elite night credits.

I will also plan to alternate my Marriott spending on that card and this Ritz card, as the Marriott Premier also gives me 1 elite night credit per $3k spent.

It's safe to say that I am quite loyal to the Marriott brand.

PS...the starwood card sucks, as I used to have it. No spending categories and foreign exchange fees. Yeah yeah, you can transfer SPG pts to other airlines, but if you travel a lot, you wont need to transfer hotel pts to get airline miles, as you will already have plenty of airlines miles as is. I am Gold with Starwood (not by choice), as often conferences in my industry take place at Westins/Sheratons etc. I stay in Marriott's 80% of the time though.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by chongl View Post
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...
If you read the T&C (which is a good idea when $300 is on the line), you would know award ticketing fee of any kind is not an reimbursable expense.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
If you read the T&C (which is a good idea when $300 is on the line), you would know award ticketing fee of any kind is not an reimbursable expense.

^^^ what he said

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.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by TMM1982 View Post
Why physical? Delivery charge?
I wasn't sure the electronic ones went through. Had seen some mixed experiences so opted for physical and ate the delivery charge expecting it to be easier to reimburse. Maybe unnecessary, but it worked and there wasn't a lot of calendar year left to play with.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
If you read the T&C (which is a good idea when $300 is on the line), you would know award ticketing fee of any kind is not an reimbursable expense.
Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
^^^ what he said

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.
I knew the risks going in and I had nothing to lose for trying . I wanted to squeeze it in just in case it worked since the transaction was on Dec 31st. Or maybe you guys didn't read the wiki where people had success getting award ticket fees credited?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 2:49 pm
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Just got "140K offer" card.
As to getting back $300 of $395 fee
via airline credit refunds, wiki says:

"Reimbursed:
AA Giftcards
Southwest eGiftcards - As of 12/30/14 Chase can distinguish between
"incidental" and gift card purchase. YMMV depending on CSR.
Delta Giftcards (YMMV)"


Will be 1st-time buyer airline gift card
to-be-refunded -- any advice to
make it go smoothly??
Besides avoiding United gift cards,
any others to avoid? What
about multiple gift cards on Ritz monthly
statement? Yes or no or? Consensus on
upper limit of gift card? $50? $75? or?
Newbie to this says thanks!!
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Old Jan 5, 15, 3:00 pm
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AA seems to be the only one that consistently work as long as you don't do one large $300 giftcard. I did $50, $75, $75, $150. 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. No one asked me what they were for but if they had, I could have provided an answer and not fumbled around like an idiot and made them deny it.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by justinh20 View Post
AA seems to be the only one that consistently work as long as you don't do one large $300 giftcard. I did $50, $75, $75, $150. 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. No one asked me what they were for but if they had, I could have provided an answer and not fumbled around like an idiot and made them deny it.
Did you do physical or egiftcards?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 3:10 pm
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egiftcards
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Old Jan 5, 15, 9:58 pm
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Any luck with reimbursement for SW taxes? I called today (I was stupid to do more than $300 in one transaction), but it was rejected. CSR actually called SW to verify what the charge was for.
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