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Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite - closed for applications 7.26.2018 (2016-2021)

Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite - closed for applications 7.26.2018 (2016-2021)

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite (closed to new applications)

All card offers are dead as of 7/26/18.

Information still available on the Chase SITE.

The previous version of this card was discussed HERE.

(Expired) New Card Bonus ($4,000 spending): Two free night certificates good at any Ritz Carlton (Marriott) properties up to 60,000 points (possible to book any SPG properties later)
(old: at any tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton Hotel after $4k spend).
current offer (dead): https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/rit...n/naepredirect
  • Annual fee of $450 NOT waived.
  • 6 points per dollar at Marriott properties, including SPGs and Ritz-Carltons. (same as all Chase & AmEx Marriott cards)
  • 3 points per dollar at restaurants, car rental companies and airline tickets purchased directly from airlines
  • 2 points per dollar on all other purchases (same as all Chase & AmEx Marriott cards)
  • Annual (anniversary) free night award good at any Marriott (including Ritz) property up to 50,000 MRs.
  • Automatic Marriott Gold Status.
  • Marriott Platinum Status after $75,000 card spending in a card-member year.
  • $100 companion airfare discount booked through Visa Infinite website.
  • $100 statement credit for Global Entry after the Global Entry program application fee is charged to an eligible card.
  • $300 Annual (calendar) Travel Credit "Only the following types of non-ticket 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."
  • Three (3) Ritz Carlton Club Level upgrade certificates each year for up to 7 nights each stay. The stays must be paid stays, excluding point redemption and award night.
  • Troon Rewards and PRIV ACCESS golf benefits
  • $100 credit for qualifying dining, spa or other hotel recreational activities. Use the credit with any paid stay at The Ritz-Carlton of two nights or more OR get a $100 hotel credit per stay at all Marriott luxury properties. Advance reservations are required. Valid only on non-discounted rates. Cannot be combined with any packages, discounts, negotiated corporate or group rates or point-redemption bookings.

Things qualifying/not qualifying under $300 annual travel credit
one member wrote: AA is now showing gift cards as "giftcard" rather than general purchase if the csr looks closely. Last year it worked for me, yesterday it did not and csr told me that's why. However, later the same day I also requested the credit by Secure Message (for "baggage fees) and it was approved. Very YMMV now but still doable. 2/10/2017

Southwest Airlines GCs work fairly easily. I've generally bought them for $150 and said they're excess baggage fees.

Frequent Miler has a collection of data points of what has worked in the past. Link


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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:13 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Angry

Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
For most of the RC card holders, Marriott system shows the Plat status expiring Jan-31-2019. But the system did not switch over until now. This has nothing to do with the folks who spent $10k with RC card. But folks who opened the RC card in 2018 still get another year of Marriott Plat from its original program.
Can you explain what you mean by this?

My Platinum Elite downgraded to Gold Elite as well. Scum Marriott.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by RedSun View Post
For most of the RC card holders, Marriott system shows the Plat status expiring Jan-31-2019. But the system did not switch over until now. This has nothing to do with the folks who spent $10k with RC card. But folks who opened the RC card in 2018 still get another year of Marriott Plat from its original program.
Mine was opened late Jan 2018 and also spent 10k before August 2018, downgraded to gold today and so many dp on Reddit that people opened last day before it's closed got downgraded as well
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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Kevin Xie View Post
Mine was opened late Jan 2018 and also spent 10k before August 2018, downgraded to gold today and so many dp on Reddit that people opened last day before it's closed got downgraded as well
I think I stated this before.

My RC card was opened Oct-2017. Had $10k spending. RC Gold -> MR Plat. Marriott system shows that my MR Plat expired on 1/31/2019.

SO's RC card was opened in Jul-2018. Just $4k initial spend, no $10k spend. RC Gold -> MR Plat. Marriott system shows that the MR Plat expired on 1/31/2020.

I can't explain it. I was expecting just the opposite.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
Another thing I might recommend is sending an email over to Greg at FrequentMiler. He is the blogger that talked about earning platinum status via this card in a number of posts, and Marriott confirmed to him directly that everyone who had it would get platinum until the start of 2020. Could be helpful to have a blogger highlighting Marriott reneging on the original terms here. It wouldn't be the first time that public coverage was required to get them to do the right thing.
Nick at FrequentMiler confirmed to me that they have been trying to follow up with Marriott.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 3:38 pm
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Pretty confusing.

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Old Mar 3, 19, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
Can you explain what you mean by this?

My Platinum Elite downgraded to Gold Elite as well. Scum Marriott.
The card comes with a status level attained at $75k spending (and was $10k spending earlier last year). New cardholders also get this same status for 12 months. I opened the card in late July and still have platinum, like his SO, and expect to lose it in July. (Of course it would be great if it expires in January as RedSun was told.)
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Old Mar 3, 19, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by rrgg View Post
The card comes with a status level attained at $75k spending (and was $10k spending earlier last year). New cardholders also get this same status for 12 months. I opened the card in late July and still have platinum, like his SO, and expect to lose it in July. (Of course it would be great if it expires in January as RedSun was told.)
I opened in July and got dropped to gold.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by rrgg View Post
The card comes with a status level attained at $75k spending (and was $10k spending earlier last year). New cardholders also get this same status for 12 months. I opened the card in late July and still have platinum, like his SO, and expect to lose it in July. (Of course it would be great if it expires in January as RedSun was told.)
Yeah I think the thinking about January was that Marriott doesn't do status changes like that mid-year.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 4:53 pm
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Hi guys. What’s your status w United. Still silver ? Mine is but says “Trial Status” next to silver. United resets status end of Jan IIRC but hoping Marriott doesn’t push out a refresh to them.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 4:54 pm
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$75k is a lot of MS. Ugh.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by slivrflyr View Post
$75k is a lot of MS. Ugh.
Not related to MS, but 75k is totally feasible for most households if directed appropriately.

Edit: well, most households that have a RC card.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:01 pm
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Mind sharing the terms of status challenge ? Is it either nights or stays ? Ive got a bunch of stays but associate rate coming up. same boat as you.
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:03 pm
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Downgrade from Platinum to Gold just hit 3/1/19

Well, that sucks
just lost mine too
orignally opened the card Dec 2017
had about $25k annual spend
cancelled the card Jan 2019 (full annual fee refund)
no clawback of 50k free night
but clawback of platinum status earned during transition, perhaps?

assuming this is not a glitch and its gone for good?
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Old Mar 3, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by slivrflyr View Post
Mind sharing the terms of status challenge ? Is it either nights or stays ? Ive got a bunch of stays but associate rate coming up. same boat as you.
PMed you.

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Old Mar 3, 19, 6:07 pm
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I'll throw in my data point. I applied for the RC Rewards Card in June 2018 and my account on both the mobile app and the Marriott website on my PC show I'm still Platinum Elite. It appears from the posts above that most of those downgraded to Gold are older cardholders who had been charging $10,000 annually to maintain Gold and then got upgraded to Platinum, albeit briefly. With the ruckus being raised about this, I wouldn't be surprised if Marriott reverses course and reinstates Platinum status to those who suddenly lost it.
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