Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card (2016 onward)

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards card

The new VISA Infinite version is discussed HERE.
In August 2016 Chase refreshed this card.
This thread is a continuation of discussion archived here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...idated-71.html

Best public available offer:
Two free nights at any tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton Hotel after $4k spent. Annual fee of $450 NOT waived.
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/rit...n/naepredirect

Three free nights at any tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton Hotel after $5k spent. Annual fee of $450 NOT waived.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/ritzcarlton/aep3CN
I edited link and replaced "2CN" with "3CN" and now it shows offer of 3 free nights, $450 AF and $5K spend.
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$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 incidental 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.


Please start a list of what charges have and have not been reimbursed.

Reimbursed:
F9 Award Fees $33.60
Admirals Lounge Meal $26
B6 Flight $96.20 x 2
Volaris Flight $82 x 4 (reimbursed for $300)
WN gift card $25
Seat upgrade to first- it was a bit of a challenge because they showed up as new tickets. I offered to have them look at another Chase card that had the original tickets, but the agent admitted, "$2xx.xx seems low for a round trip on United," and processed the refund.
Reimbursed for the $200 reactivation fee for expired AAdvantage miles. Oops... I mean I got reimbursed for $200 in AA seat upgrade fees
AY bag fees. Paid to AY in EUR, reimbursed in USD at amount shown on stmt.
AA seat upgrade fees. NOTE: these were oddball amounts, not even numbers.

Not Reimbursed:
AA Gift Cards
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Old Jan 1, 16, 3:16 am
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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card (2016 onward)

Originally Posted by nrdk View Post
Yea, it gets clawed back, even if it's a cert from the previous account year and you paid the AF and kept it until the following AF. I was not amused but got nowhere with JP or RC.
Wait, they clawed back a year-old retention offer? Wow.
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Old Jan 1, 16, 8:36 am
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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card (2016 onward)

Hi- I received Platinum Status by spending $75K in 2015. Marriott shows the Platinum Status till January 2017

If the Card is canceled in 2016, do we lose the Platinum Status?

Thanks for the help.
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Old Jan 1, 16, 8:15 pm
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Hi- I received Platinum Status by spending $75K in 2015. Marriott shows the Platinum Status till January 2017

If the Card is canceled in 2016, do we lose the Platinum Status?

Thanks for the help.
yes
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:30 pm
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It's 2016 now. Any new datapoints on the Airline incidental reimbursements? I know we had a few a couple pages upstream, but just curious =]
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by WrightHI View Post
There are a number of reports of offers of a tier 1-4 free night, and that's what they offered me when I called to cancel earlier this year. Went ahead and canceled anyway and now kind of wish I hadn't, in light of the Starwood merger.

Who did you call. I called JPM Priority services (my fee posted 1/1/16) and they basically told me to F off when I asked if there were any offers available. Called again today and got a much more polite rep who still told me there were no offers available.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
It's 2016 now. Any new datapoints on the Airline incidental reimbursements? I know we had a few a couple pages upstream, but just curious =]
I assume you mean gift card reimbursements since incidentals are incidentals.

I just bought a $200 gift card yesterday. I'll report back.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
Who did you call. I called JPM Priority services (my fee posted 1/1/16) and they basically told me to F off when I asked if there were any offers available. Called again today and got a much more polite rep who still told me there were no offers available.
JPM customer service number on the card. I went in planning to cancel and was clear on that, not fishing for offers. Rep was cordial and walked me through card benefits and what he could do to keep me, including the free night offer and an offer to downgrade to Marriott card.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by jsucool76 View Post
It's 2016 now. Any new datapoints on the Airline incidental reimbursements? I know we had a few a couple pages upstream, but just curious =]
I had smaller denomination AA gift cards totaling $300 reimbursed on 12-29.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 10:50 am
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Any retention offers beside 1-4 cat free night?

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Old Jan 4, 16, 1:12 pm
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Is Chase known to claw-back the reimbursement if I were to utilize my $300 travel credit benefit and then cancel the card?
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Old Jan 4, 16, 9:36 pm
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If you cancel the card after 4 months will Chase prorate the AF?
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Old Jan 5, 16, 11:20 am
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If you cancel the card after 4 months will Chase prorate the AF?
Nope. They refund up until 60 days after, but the prorated refund you refer to is done by Amex not Chase
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Old Jan 5, 16, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by medo View Post
I assume you mean gift card reimbursements since incidentals are incidentals.

I just bought a $200 gift card yesterday. I'll report back.
Just called to get this reimbursed. Done with no questions asked. From dialing until hanging up, the total call time was less than 2 minutes.

AA gift card.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:52 am
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How long does it take for the Cat 1-4 certs to show up usually after you meet the spend requirement?
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Old Jan 6, 16, 9:12 am
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Ritz Card: $300 credit for status top up?

Hi folks,

Has anyone used or knows if I can use the Ritz card to pay for airline status buy-in? This is when you're within X miles of making the next tier and the airline lets you pay to retain status for the next year?

Mine hasn't posted yet but a rep said this ISN'T reimbursable, but regular seat upgrades would be.

Going to try my luck anyway. The amount is above the $300 so not a small fee that can slip under the approval radar.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks
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