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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 Oct 11, 16, 10:34 am
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Old Oct 11, 16, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
There's plenty of shady ppl just like you.
I spend way over $300 on the card on travel a year anyways. I just want to get it out of the way.
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Old Oct 11, 16, 5:46 pm
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Has anyone bought a Hilton Gift Card and got the credit? I see it is an American Express gift card so not sure if that would somehow show up in some category besides travel?
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Old Oct 11, 16, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
Funny that some are bashing me, yet I'm receiving multiple pms asking sbout this.
Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
There's plenty of shady ppl just like you.
Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
I spend way over $300 on the card on travel a year anyways. I just want to get it out of the way.
Or if you really dont want to have any more travel and time of the calendar year is running out ... Take our case, the cards delivered by UPS in the afternoon on the day we flew out of MIA for a 35 days international trip - so the cards were left by our door and we traveled without it. Had to SM Chase to put a suspension on the cards so no charge could be run thru given we did not have the cards in hand. Now we are back and have less than 6 weeks to meet the spend AND the travel expenses.

Found a short Caribbean cruise in 2 weeks time that we could take to knock off 75% of the $300. Even though we would prefer stay home for the rest of the year...

Also I received INCONSISTENT info on when is the deadline for us to meet the spend. 2 different SM reps gave Dec 18 as deadline on 2 different cards (mine and husband's) but the phone rep said it was Nov 25 as the approval date was Aug 25. I am sure most of folks on this have met their spend on first month and dont even bother to find out the exact deadline... I am just curious that Chase usually gives an additional 10 to 14 days to account for mailing delay, not to mention the drastic difference between the SM rep's answer and the phone rep's answer. In any case we will operate by the phone rep's date. Dont want the hassle to argue with Chase based on the SM rep's info on a 100K bonus. I just hope the chip works on my card as it has given Card Malfunction errors multiple times.
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Old Oct 12, 16, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Also I received INCONSISTENT info on when is the deadline for us to meet the spend.
Ensuing discussion of initial spend deadline has been moved:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...-3-months.html
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Old Oct 12, 16, 4:41 pm
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Timing of $300 travel credit

The description of the $300 travel credit seems to say that you get it annually and that "annual" is from when you open the account until the end of the year and then each calendar year thereafter.

If so, then doesn't that mean that if you open an account now, that you could get the $300 benefit now and then again in 2017, even before your next annual fee is due?


A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your card is used for purchases in the travel category, up to $300 in statement credits annually ("annually" means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date).


https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel
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Old Oct 12, 16, 5:10 pm
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If so, then doesn't that mean that if you open an account now, that you could get the $300 benefit now and then again in 2017, even before your next annual fee is due?
Yes it's been mentioned that the travel credit is based on calendar year not membership anniversary years.
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Old Oct 12, 16, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by cnk View Post
The description of the $300 travel credit seems to say that you get it annually and that "annual" is from when you open the account until the end of the year and then each calendar year thereafter.

If so, then doesn't that mean that if you open an account now, that you could get the $300 benefit now and then again in 2017, even before your next annual fee is due?


A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your card is used for purchases in the travel category, up to $300 in statement credits annually ("annually" means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date).


https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel
It is on CALENDAR year BEFORE your December Statement's closing date. The transaction must happened BEFORE that important date in order to be credited. Though I would be more careful to make sure the transaction POSTED Before the December Statement closing date - it is just a few days earlier, not a whole lot of difference but much safer approach. The last thing you want is that credit posted but is counted AGAINST your 2017 benefit! Just sayin.
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Old Oct 12, 16, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
It is on CALENDAR year BEFORE your December Statement's closing date. The transaction must happened BEFORE that important date in order to be credited. Though I would be more careful to make sure the transaction POSTED Before the December Statement closing date - it is just a few days earlier, not a whole lot of difference but much safer approach. The last thing you want is that credit posted but is counted AGAINST your 2017 benefit! Just sayin.
Actual terms and conditions require it to POST before your December statement closes. (Some of us actually read the fine print on everything)
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Old Oct 12, 16, 8:30 pm
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Actual terms and conditions require it to POST before your December statement closes. (Some of us actually read the fine print on everything)
The fine print said POSTED. The phone rep argued with me yesterday saying it was based on transaction. There you have it. Hence I said to operate by the POSTED concept.
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Old Oct 13, 16, 10:34 am
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Just got the last of my 300 dollars reimbursed.
They include a rental car bought through Chase UR portal that I later cancelled, but the credit was not clawed back.
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Old Oct 13, 16, 1:56 pm
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Was surprised to see SF parking meter credited and then saw it was already on the Wiki! ^^

Like the way this is automatically credited (no begging) and the wide breadth
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Old Oct 13, 16, 1:59 pm
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Was surprised to see SF parking meter credited and then saw it was already on the Wiki! ^^

Like the way this is automatically credited (no begging) and the wide breadth
Pretty much all the items that has "parking" at the end of the title got credited on my card.
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Old Oct 14, 16, 11:04 am
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I forget if anyone's mentioned this yet, but apparently the travel credit will show up in the UR portal before the charge posts. I'm not sure exactly what criteria triggers this, however. A Hertz preauth didn't show up in the UR portal, for instance (which makes sense since the final amount isn't known), while an Uber I took yesterday (but is still pending) did.
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Old Oct 14, 16, 11:35 pm
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Parking meter in Los Angeles counted as travel.
Parking meter in Santa Monica didn't count as travel.
Public parking structure in Santa Monica didn't count as travel.
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