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Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

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Sapphire Reserve Annual Travel Credit

How are the dates calculated?

For cards issued prior to May 21, 2017 it was Reimbursed per Calendar year, not membership year. Purchases must be posted (not pending) by your December statement (dated any time Dec 1 through Dec 31) to be credited against current year's $300 credit. Any travel spend that posts after the December statement will credit against the next year's $300 credit.

For cards issued after May 21, 2017, it will be reimbursed by membership year.

But my 2nd annual fee is after May 21, 2017, why didn't my travel credit reset?

Because if you got your card before that date, your travel credit will continue to reset after your December statement.

Does the travel credit count as minimum spend?

Spend is spend, the credit is the credit. The $300 reimbursement is a separate item from spending requirements( the $300 reimbursement on travel, $100 Goes all count towards the $4,000 only the $450 yearly fee doesn't). You must spend $4000 for your signup bonus UR points. If part of that spend is categorized as travel, a credit will post to your account accordingly. They are separate items.

Even if you return a purchase after you've met your $4000 initial spend it will not count against your spend.


Can I get two travel credit fees if I apply in the middle of the year?

Not for applications after May 21, 2017.


What counts as Travel?

The following items have been reimbursed:



  • Airline purchases, fees & gift cards:
  • AA e-gift certificate
  • Delta eGift Cards, in-flight food/drink purchases
  • UA in-flight bev
  • Moved from EC to EC+ on AA and credit posted 8/2017.
    Southwest gift cards do work! Just purchased a $40 emailed gift card and received the travel credit 3/2018
    Hotels:
  • Airbnb & their GC
  • Bellagio Las Vegas -- including restaurant charges signed to room (posted as BELLAGIO - FRONT DESK)
  • hotels.com (NOT hotels.com e-gift cert!)
  • Hotel restaurants not charged to room (verified at Renaissance LV)
  • Marriott GC and hotel charges
  • Priceline "opaque" hotel purchases
  • Kruger National Park lodging reservation (booked on sanparks.org official site)
  • Hilton Home2 Suites

    Transit, including parking, trains, ferries, toll roads, etc:
  • taxi fares: Uber, Lyft, Gett, Way2Ride, London taxi, RideAustin
  • Transit fees: BART, MTA, FastTrac, MetroCard, DC Metro (WMATA) SmarTrip farecard and commemorative cards, NJ Transit, Oyster card, Ventra (Chicago), Las Vegas Monorail,Short term parking at LAS, London, STIB/MIVB (Brussels), UTA (Salt Lake City), TriMet (Portland, OR)
  • Parking meters: Chicago; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Atlantic City; Seattle; Minneapolis; Raleigh; San Diego
  • Public parking garages: San Francisco; Montgomery Co. MD; Saint Paul; UC San Diego
  • Toll passes: E-Z Pass (MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA), Sunpass prepaid tolls, Washington State GoodToGo tolls, RiverLink tolls, TxTag, IPass (Illinois), Houston EZ-Tag
  • Train tickets: trainline (UK train tickets), Eurostar.com, Bahn.com (when using Paypal), Amtrak (cafe car purchases as well as tickets purchased from kiosks or the website), italirail.com, Train and bus travel in Scotland at ticket counter, SNCB/NMBS (Belgium--app or counter; chip-and-sign cards don't work in ticket machines), Euroshuttle (car train under the English Channel)
  • Ferries: Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE
  • Shuttles: Jackson Hole WY Airport official shuttle to town
  • Unlimted JR Pass for Japan purchased from japan-rail-pass.com
  • Bikeshare membership/usage fees in Washington, DC
  • Parking apps: ParkWhiz, SpotHero, ParkMobile
  • Presidential Limousine service in Las Vegas


    Misc:
  • Costco Travel
  • Disney theme park tickets physically purchased at Disney gate See post #1203
  • Disney Vacation account funding
  • Royal Caribbean drink package
  • Cruise bookings
  • Cruise Excursions Booked Prior to Cruise (and fully refundable)
  • MIR Travel Agency
  • ChargePoint for Electric Vehicle Charging
  • MileagePlusX Uber GC
  • undercovertourist.com
  • Rental cars (verified Avis on page 7 of this thread)
  • Lahaina Cruise Co. (Hawaii Ocean Project whale watch cruise)
  • Interval International Exchange Fee + Upgrade Fee
  • Aircraft title transfer registration fees with ICAO's International Registry of Mobile Assets (Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol)
  • Cooking class/experience booked through Viator

What doesn't count as travel?

Here's a thread dedicated to the topic: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...rrect-mcc.html


The following items have NOT posted as travel/been reimbursed:



  • e-gift card from Airline, except Delta Please list specifics.
  • AA in-flight food
  • AAA membership
  • Alaska Airlines: e-gift cards; in-flight food; Board Room membership (post 1152)
  • Blink Charging (EV charging network): shows up as Bills & Utilities
  • CLEAR -- annual membership fee and pro-rated $50 fee for adding a family member
  • Points.com (Southwest)
  • Not all parking meters - Michigan State University (MSU Police Dept. 1x), Phoenix
  • Parking citation payment (SF MTA)
  • Hotel parking fees (e.g. Fairmont SF)
  • Walt Disney tickets directly from Disney.com
  • Vacation Rental by Owner/HomeAway
  • Airport landing, parking and ground handling fees for private jets
  • EZ-Tag (Houston, TX) now DOES count per post 1109
  • Georgia Peach Pass
  • Hotels.com e-gift card
  • Hyatt e-gift card
  • Hyatt physical G.C. from Hyatt.com (coded as Online, Mail, or Telephone transaction or Card, Gift Novelty and Souvenir Stores) No manual adjustment.
  • IHG Ambassador recognition program
  • Southwest Airlines in-flight purchases
  • Southwest Airlines Wi-Fi purchase ("Bills & utilities" in Chase online banking)
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii Gift Card (Prince Hotel Waikiki, Mauna Kea Hotel, Hapuna Beach Hotel)
  • Meal at Fairmont Hotel not charged to room
  • Choice hotel Points + Cash reservation
  • Delta in-flight Wi-Fi purchased through app
  • MPX Amazon.Com
  • Not all public transit: Lisbon metro
  • Travel Insurance (Allianz)


Unclear/mixed results:




  • UA wifi purchased in-flight (no, yes)

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Old Sep 16, 16, 10:24 am
  #136  
 
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a gift shop purchase of beer at the Mirage in Las Vegas actually coded as travel too. Suppose if it is at the hotel owned shop then it works, the charge was from "The Mirage Hotel". pretty cool!
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Old Sep 16, 16, 11:11 am
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DP from Hawaii

I have a few DP from a recent trip to Kona, Hawaii out of DFW (thx to the wife's CSR), with airport locations noted where appropriate:
  1. Park N Fly parking (DFW) = Travel
  2. Hudson News (LAX) = Not Travel
  3. Gift Shop (KOA) = Not Travel
  4. Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory = Not Travel (or dining)

Travel credit triggered in full with Hilton timeshare payment.
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Old Sep 19, 16, 2:15 pm
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A newbie question:
How do you know what category a charge is coded with Chase? I put a lot of spending with my Chase Freedom Unlimited so I have a huge pool of data. The problem is I don't see where to find if a charge is coded as travel-related. When I click on the detail of a transaction, all it says is if the transaction was made online or in-person and how much points I earned for that transaction (Which is 1.5% for all purchases so it does not help).
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Old Sep 19, 16, 2:25 pm
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My statement closed. 5k spend.

$300 credit was NOT clawed back on WN fully refundable flight.

Interestingly, my statement shows no $450 annual fee charged either..
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Old Sep 19, 16, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kn9ght View Post
How do you know what category a charge is coded with Chase?
  1. Login to chase.com and choose the card account that you want to use.
  2. Things You Can Do > Go to Blueprint
  3. Click: See Spending
  4. I want to > See purchases in Categories
  5. Select Category: Travel
  6. Use the Spending for control to choose a Statement
...but really, the Travel category has many obvious merchants which you can choose based on the definition: Includes: Airlines; Hotels and Motels; Auto Rental; Cruise, Camping and Timeshare; Travel Agencies and Tours; Commuter Mass Transit (Local Buses, Trains, and Ferries), Tolls and Bridge Fees, Parking Lots, Garages, Taxis, and Limousines
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Old Sep 20, 16, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
My statement closed. 5k spend.

$300 credit was NOT clawed back on WN fully refundable flight.

Interestingly, my statement shows no $450 annual fee charged either..
Same with my first statement. I have the $300 credit but no charge for the $450.00. Quite frankly I wish the $450 would be on the same statement so I feel like this card is only costing me $150. If they put the charge on a future statement, will then feel like I am spending the $450!
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Old Sep 20, 16, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by roundtree View Post
I have a few DP from a recent trip to Kona, Hawaii out of DFW (thx to the wife's CSR), with airport locations noted where appropriate:
  1. Park N Fly parking (DFW) = Travel
  2. Hudson News (LAX) = Not Travel
  3. Gift Shop (KOA) = Not Travel
  4. Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory = Not Travel (or dining)

Travel credit triggered in full with Hilton timeshare payment.
KOA Gift Shop is unexpected. I would put that in the wiki (but I don't have permission yet).
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Old Sep 20, 16, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by gatzdon View Post
KOA Gift Shop is unexpected. I would put that in the wiki (but I don't have permission yet).
Doesn't really surprise me that retail located within an airport wouldn't be travel.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by cestmoi123 View Post
Doesn't really surprise me that retail located within an airport wouldn't be travel.
It didn't surprise me either, but I thought I would take a chance. Was more surprised to see mention of a shop in LAS coded as travel.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by roundtree View Post
Was more surprised to see mention of a shop in LAS coded as travel.
That was a gift shop in a hotel. It might be a concession, but if operated by the hotel it would use the hotel's merchant account.

A gift shop in an airport is almost always a concession with its own merchant account, but if it were operated by the airport itself it would likely code as Government.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
That was a gift shop in a hotel. It might be a concession, but if operated by the hotel it would use the hotel's merchant account.
Really hard to know ahead of time.

FYI, the KOA gift shop codes as "Home Improvement and Landscaping". Seriously, at least according to Blueprint.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 11:52 am
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DP: using Apple pay and Radpad to pay my rent is coded as travel and I get 3x points and the $300 travel credit applied. pretty crazy. I know there's a MS thread but this seemed on point, mods please delete if not. many thanks
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Old Sep 20, 16, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
My statement closed. 5k spend.

$300 credit was NOT clawed back on WN fully refundable flight.

Interestingly, my statement shows no $450 annual fee charged either..
How much of your 5k spending was on travel?
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Old Sep 20, 16, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
Interestingly, my statement shows no $450 annual fee charged either..
When did you open the card?

Chase usually charge the fee on the 1st of the month after you opened the card. If you opened it in September, you should not see it until October 1st.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by MD/DC Flyer View Post
When did you open the card?

Chase usually charge the fee on the 1st of the month after you opened the card. If you opened it in September, you should not see it until October 1st.
Pretty sure he opened it during the leaked link.
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