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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 Oct 5, 16, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
He probably brought a refundable ticket and refunded it.
Yes, but "probably" does not make a data point. As NoStressHere implied, there is not enough information in the post from crazytravelguy to make it useful, at least to me and apparently to NoStressHere.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 11:44 am
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For those wondering what crazytravelguy is talking about:

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..
Originally Posted by wche View Post
How much of your 5k spending was on travel?
Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
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.
Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
Further update: my $300 was not clawed back.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by gusg View Post
For those wondering what crazytravelguy is talking about:
This is actually good to know. I was about to book a hotel, but was fretting on what would happen if I need to cancel my stay.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 4:15 pm
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What would be the best refundable ticket to buy and then cancel for the $300 credit?
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Old Oct 5, 16, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by cooler2442 View Post
What would be the best refundable ticket to buy and then cancel for the $300 credit?
Seriously? 100,000 free points isn't good enough? Now you want $300 free cash too, with no intention of actually traveling? Do you really see nothing morally wrong with that?

Just because one can get away with something doesn't make it right.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Rare View Post
Seriously?.
Nothing new. Scroll back to post 212.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Nothing new. Scroll back to post 212.
I guess I considered crazytravelguy's experiment as a test to find out what would happen. And it is good to know, for someone like cdog999 who may legitimately need to cancel their travel arrangements. But that last post was blatant greed.

"And that's why we can't have nice things."
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Old Oct 6, 16, 10:53 am
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Any chance the MPX app works for reimbursement as well?
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Old Oct 6, 16, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by comptalk View Post
Any chance the MPX app works for reimbursement as well?
It doesn't work. Only works for AMEX
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Old Oct 6, 16, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by comptalk View Post
Any chance the MPX app works for reimbursement as well?
It doesn't. I've tried it myself.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mikex163 View Post
It doesn't. I've tried it myself.
Seems I can buy AA or Delta GC's through their respective websites, but it is a hassle to sell them. Any other ideas?
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Old Oct 7, 16, 7:49 am
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Thank you for the tips on the categories.

Seaworld/Discovery Cove coded as AQUARIUMS, SEAQUARIUMS AND DOLPHINARIUMS

Discovery Cove vacations (where you buy Hotel+Seaworld etc) codes as AMUSEMENT PARKS, CIRCUSES, CARNIVALS, FORTUNE TELLERS
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Old Oct 7, 16, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by comptalk View Post
Seems I can buy AA or Delta GC's through their respective websites, but it is a hassle to sell them. Any other ideas?
Maybe do some traveling? In all seriousness though, I have a lot of regular spend that qualifies as travel and maybe there's some bias because I live in a (sort of) major city but I'm surprised that's not the case for most.

Do you really never take cabs/ubers, pay for parking, pay for tolls, take mass transit, etc?
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Old Oct 7, 16, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Rare View Post
Seriously? 100,000 free points isn't good enough? Now you want $300 free cash too, with no intention of actually traveling? Do you really see nothing morally wrong with that?

Just because one can get away with something doesn't make it right.

Ya seriously. Some people. There's always some of those.
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Old Oct 7, 16, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by BOS_George View Post
Maybe do some traveling? In all seriousness though, I have a lot of regular spend that qualifies as travel and maybe there's some bias because I live in a (sort of) major city but I'm surprised that's not the case for most.

Do you really never take cabs/ubers, pay for parking, pay for tolls, take mass transit, etc?
I agree and I live in a City of 100K. I know I can use it on rental cars or Hotels.
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