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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 15, 16, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by trikotret View Post
Fastrak in Cali counts as travel too.
Also, if you have an Express account for driving on the tollways in Orange County without a transponder, that counts too. Already got my credit.
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Old Oct 16, 16, 5:28 pm
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Alaska Airlines gift card workaround

For MVP Gold and 75K members that have no cancellation fees you can purchase a non refundable ticket. Within 24 hours you get cash back but if you cancel after 24 hours you get airline credit applied to your my wallet same as purchasing a gift card. Travel credit confirmed for this type of purchase.
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Old Oct 16, 16, 5:34 pm
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Can anyone confirm that hyatt gift cards work and are safe to buy at this point? Direct from hyatt? And that they will get the credit? Thanks
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Old Oct 16, 16, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by jbutters View Post
For MVP Gold and 75K members that have no cancellation fees you can purchase a non refundable ticket. Within 24 hours you get cash back but if you cancel after 24 hours you get airline credit applied to your my wallet same as purchasing a gift card. Travel credit confirmed for this type of purchase.
Unless AS has changed its policy recently - Isn't that AS let everyone cancel tickets for free up to 60 days before departure? then the ticket value is stored in your travel bank. No status required.
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Old Oct 16, 16, 7:44 pm
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South Florida Tri-Rail does not count

The TriRail purchase is coded Government Service, hence does not trigger credit.
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Old Oct 16, 16, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Unless AS has changed its policy recently - Isn't that AS let everyone cancel tickets for free up to 60 days before departure? then the ticket value is stored in your travel bank. No status required.
I thought it was only changeable.
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Old Oct 16, 16, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Unless AS has changed its policy recently - Isn't that AS let everyone cancel tickets for free up to 60 days before departure? then the ticket value is stored in your travel bank. No status required.
You're right 60 days or more is free regardless of status
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Old Oct 17, 16, 10:29 am
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Looks like United discontinued their eGift cards. Has anyone tried the United gift registry route?
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Old Oct 18, 16, 11:01 am
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I placed a deposit for an item from my local authorized dealer (who just happens to be a marine (boat) dealer) for my business on my Ink+ card and noticed when it finally posted that it defaulted as a "Travel" expense much to my surprise.

I am wanting to acquire a similar item from them for personal use (for vacation home) and was wondering if since Chase coded this as "Travel" on the Ink card, might that imply the same coding on the CSR card? I guess a deposit might tell me soon enough but I was just wondering if anyone knows how similarly Chase categorizes vendor transactions across their cards?
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Old Oct 18, 16, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by MKE_Bob View Post
I placed a deposit for an item from my local authorized dealer (who just happens to be a marine (boat) dealer) for my business on my Ink+ card and noticed when it finally posted that it defaulted as a "Travel" expense much to my surprise.

I am wanting to acquire a similar item from them for personal use (for vacation home) and was wondering if since Chase coded this as "Travel" on the Ink card, might that imply the same coding on the CSR card? I guess a deposit might tell me soon enough but I was just wondering if anyone knows how similarly Chase categorizes vendor transactions across their cards?
It's based on the merchant classification code (MCC), which wouldn't change for using a different card (as long as both are Visa). You can see what it is by going in online as if you're going to dispute a charge and clicking the chevron to the left of the charge. It'll show what the merchant is classified as on the right.

That said, there's no indication that Chase uses different lists for "travel" for different cards--anything that got double points for travel on CSP gets triple on CSR and the travel credit applies.
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Old Oct 18, 16, 8:08 pm
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Didn't see anything on Hawaiian Airlines egift purchases. Can anyone confirm if this registers under 'travel'?
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Old Oct 18, 16, 9:58 pm
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I don't have access to edit the wiki, but another data point: got the reimbursement for purchasing a metro pass in Brussels, Belgium over the weekend as well as my intercity rail ticket to the airport.

Also amusingly for my ticket to the Train World museum (I guess because it's run by the same agency as runs the train network?)
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Old Oct 19, 16, 10:36 am
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I noticed that a couple of Starbucks purchases inside of a hotel in Orlando, FL counted as travel.
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Old Oct 19, 16, 3:59 pm
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Received on parking meters in Los Angeles.
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Old Oct 20, 16, 12:11 am
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Have updated wiki to include BART fees and SF city garage parking fees. However Fairmont Hotel parking charge was NOT credited.
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