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Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite - closed for applications 7.26.2018.

Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite - closed for applications 7.26.2018.

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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 May 12, 20, 4:04 am
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: JRF
Programs: Marriott Platinum, United Silver, National Executive
Posts: 1,308
Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Yes.
How about the old Marriott Premier (with the 1 elite night per 3k spend)? Is that available to downgrade into? I'm only aware of upgrading from the Premier into Boundless
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Old May 12, 20, 10:53 am
  #3542  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 45
three years in and i'm finally getting charged the annual fee. i'd be sad to lose it, it's one of my all time favorite cards. almost want to keep it one more year just for the nostalgia.
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Old May 12, 20, 2:07 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by jaundicedave View Post
three years in and i'm finally getting charged the annual fee. i'd be sad to lose it, it's one of my all time favorite cards. almost want to keep it one more year just for the nostalgia.
Huh?
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Old May 13, 20, 9:28 am
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ATL, BHM, DUB, County Wexford
Programs: DL DM, AA ExPlt, Diamond HH & HY
Posts: 3,286
Originally Posted by jaundicedave View Post
three years in and i'm finally getting charged the annual fee. i'd be sad to lose it, it's one of my all time favorite cards. almost want to keep it one more year just for the nostalgia.
Ahhh nostalgia, that which has cost many a fortune in foolishness and cash.
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Old May 13, 20, 4:58 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,551
Originally Posted by LF72 View Post
Huh?
They used the annual fee trick which doesn't last forever.
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Old May 13, 20, 10:44 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dallas
Programs: AA EXP 1MM, Starwood Gold, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 911
Just crossed $75k spend for the year. Started early in the year, then covid hit and realized platinum is useless, but figured I'd still finish it up. Now time to call and ask for a fee waiver. The $300 travel credit is useless this year. I used to always use it for wifi.
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Old May 14, 20, 7:13 am
  #3547  
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: EWR/PHL/BWI
Posts: 3,302
Originally Posted by krazieman View Post
Just crossed $75k spend for the year. Started early in the year, then covid hit and realized platinum is useless, but figured I'd still finish it up. Now time to call and ask for a fee waiver. The $300 travel credit is useless this year. I used to always use it for wifi.
Let us know how it goes...
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Old May 29, 20, 12:18 pm
  #3548  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,120
Has anyone been using the grocery store bonus category on this card, and if so, did your points show up immediately in your Marriott account?
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Old Jun 1, 20, 11:41 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 149
AF just hit? Keep? Or downgrade and hope they allow a PC in the future?
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Old Jun 2, 20, 1:30 am
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Programs: *A
Posts: 1,310
Call for retention. In the past, every other year $150 has been offered.
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Old Jun 3, 20, 10:56 pm
  #3551  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: PHX
Programs: Airline Free Agent, Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 3,540
Supposedly, travel coded charges are triggering the $300 annual travel credit right now. Any other experiences?
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Old Jun 4, 20, 1:47 pm
  #3552  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: MD
Programs: UA,AA,SPG
Posts: 61
I signed up for this card in June 2018 and received two 60K certificates with an expiry of 1 year. I did not use them last year and got them extended for another year (2020). I planned to use them during kids spring break this year, but then COVID happened. Now, the certificates are going to expire and Marriott twitter and customer service are telling me that they cannot extend these certificates any more, as they have already been extended once. I have called multiple times , but Marriott's answer is same.
What are my option w.r.t. using these certificates?
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Old Jun 4, 20, 4:47 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 7,042
Same situation. I didnít call yet but mine didnít even get the Jan 2021 extension. Did yours? Originally planned to use this spring. I donít understand what Marriott thinks I was supposed to do this year.
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Old Jun 4, 20, 5:18 pm
  #3554  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: MD
Programs: UA,AA,SPG
Posts: 61
Originally Posted by rrgg View Post
Same situation. I didn’t call yet but mine didn’t even get the Jan 2021 extension. Did yours? Originally planned to use this spring. I don’t understand what Marriott thinks I was supposed to do this year.
My anniversary certificate (50K) is extended to Jan 2021. I understand that Marriott doesn't want to extend a certificate originally issued in 2018 as it was already extended once. Without COVID, I would have probably spent it on any nearby hotel for a nice family trip, but in the current situation I don't want to do that. So the certificates would go unused and I am wondering what can be done about it.

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Old Jun 4, 20, 10:27 pm
  #3555  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by sds1493 View Post
Call for retention. In the past, every other year $150 has been offered.
Called. Nothing offered. Will probably keep it and hope I can use the $300.
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