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


    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)

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)
  • 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 20, 16, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by wche View Post
How much of your 5k spending was on travel?
That is a very good question.

the WN $300+ refundable ticket was one of the first purchases.
I canceled it soon after the $300 credit posted.

The most travel spend was UBER. Totaled probably about $100. Definitely not $300 or more.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 7:22 pm
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Originally Posted by beckshrules View Post
Can someone confirm if EzPass auto loads gets credited back?

Yes, if your particular state/agency codes it as travel.

If not, then no.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 7:25 pm
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I find this whole thread almost silly.

If the charge "codes" as travel, you get it. If it does not, you don't.

We have had three charges hit our credit card and a credit is the same/next day online.

Car rental, hotel, another hotel. Done. Over. Easy stuff.

Not like I was not going to spend money at any of those places anyways.
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Old Sep 20, 16, 10:07 pm
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Park Savers

Purchased Disney World Tickets from Park Savers (parksavers.com). The transaction posted as travel - 3x points and $300 credit.

Added bonus - Tickets for four were about $300 less than direct from Disney. They also supplied the necessary ticket information to link to My Disney Experience.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 7:38 am
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My first statement just cut. As a FYI, points were not awarded on the $300 of travel expenses that were credited back. (Not a huge deal, but a point of distinction versus how AMEX and I believe Citi treats their travel credits.) The line item detail on the website doesn't actually show that as the credits are applied, the points from the original travel purchases are voided out.... I only realized this because it seemed that I was a bit short on points and realized that I was exactly 900 points short.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 8:39 am
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Rule #1 - it must post as TRAVEL

With that said, people posting that their parking or EzPass went through or did not is almost useless information. Each locality/business may set up their charge system differently. So, even though the parking counted in one city does NOT mean it counts in another city.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by NoStressHere View Post
Yes, if your particular state/agency codes it as travel.

If not, then no.
NY state codes EZPass as Travel.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 7:05 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.
Originally Posted by hiima View Post
Pretty sure he opened it during the leaked link.
Yep,

I got in on the leaked link. Was way over 5/24.
Maybe I'll never get charged for the annual fee.

I can hope right?
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Old Sep 21, 16, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
Yep,

I got in on the leaked link. Was way over 5/24.
Maybe I'll never get charged for the annual fee.

I can hope right?
Same here.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by teddy25 View Post
They don't do reversals. Even if you cancel a refundable ticket with in the billing period. The credit works the same as the prestige.
Wait, so if you end up refunding a purchase that the travel credit was applied on, you lose the applied credit for good that year?
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Old Sep 21, 16, 9:58 pm
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December cutoff date calculation

Am I understanding the December posting date travel credit reimbursement cutoff correctly? If I request to change my due date from say 5th to 26th, that would give me more time to spend the $300 travel credit in 2016? Assuming due date Dec 26th, closing Dec 29th or so?

Thanks!
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Old Sep 22, 16, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by helloflyer View Post
Am I understanding the December posting date travel credit reimbursement cutoff correctly? If I request to change my due date from say 5th to 26th, that would give me more time to spend the $300 travel credit in 2016? Assuming due date Dec 26th, closing Dec 29th or so?

Thanks!
If your due date is the 26th, then your closing date will be the 1st. If your due date is the 25th, then your closing date will be the 28th.
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Old Sep 22, 16, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by FrugalShopper View Post
If your due date is the 26th, then your closing date will be the 1st. If your due date is the 25th, then your closing date will be the 28th.
Thanks!
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Old Sep 22, 16, 3:20 pm
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Do I have this right?

Travel purchases that post in December after the December statement date count for next year's $300 travel credit, correct?
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Old Sep 22, 16, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by michael_v View Post
Do I have this right?

Travel purchases that post in December after the December statement date count for next year's $300 travel credit, correct?
Yes.
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