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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


    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
  • 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 31, 16, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by hiima View Post
Marriott food and bev without stay worked. Budget rental car too.
Been buying from the 24 hours Deli at Marriott next to our hotel and all spending were reimbursed!
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Old Nov 1, 16, 8:49 am
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Has anyone purchased an airline e-gift card recently and gotten the purchase reimbursed?

I'm sure the category hasn't changed but someone reported that they've changed a few toll charges to gov't services, just want to make sure before I utilize the rest of my travel credit.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by meraki View Post
... someone reported that they've changed a few toll charges to gov't services,.
Chase does not make these changes, the merchant's acquiring bank makes them. If an airline changed their gift card merchant account it would simply be a coincidence.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by happy10345 View Post
EZPass NY (I think the MTA one) no longer is posting as travel. It did through mid-October but seems to have reverted to 1 point per dollar. Chase is saying that EZpass has changed its billing code to "government goods and services" and therefore will no longer offer travel credit.
Yes, the same thing just happened to me. This is a really big deal as I was counting on using EZ-Pass for my $300 in travel credit. Now I think I need to change my statement close date to later in the month to give me more time to get charges in from December.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 12:19 pm
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Does SW Refundable ticket still trigger automatic travel reimbursement? Has anyone had this clawed back when they canceled tix?
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Old Nov 1, 16, 4:22 pm
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Bought a UA award ticket and added travel insurance. The fee of the award ticket was accounted for travel credit. However the travel insurance was not.

Went to Hyatt Cloud Nine in Shanghai, even thought the charges were from hotel but didn't get travel credit.

Other charges went through as expected:

Shanghai Maglev tickets
SFO parking fees
Uber
Airline tickets (paid/award)
Hotel
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Old Nov 1, 16, 5:58 pm
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Would Kalahari Resort gift cards work? If so, get a 10% to 20% bonus

I just got an email from Kalahari Resorts, which gives a bonus on gift card purchases for the upcoming holidays.

https://shop.kalahariresorts.com/eSt...ookieSupport=1

That got me thinking: I wonder if there are other gift card bonuses, which would help to stretch the $300 credit?
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Old Nov 1, 16, 11:38 pm
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I can confirm buying $300 Hyatt gift card, direct from Hyatt, has been fully reimbursed.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by gatzdon View Post
Such as on-line travel agencies that will sell you non-travel gift cards (like gas/dining/etc...)
Did anyone ever find something like that?
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Old Nov 2, 16, 10:29 am
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Any DPs on if charges at the Disney hotels trigger? Obviously, it seems that they should, but as others have mentioned, sometimes things code unexpectedly. This would be for items charged to my room and settled to my credit card.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by kildonan500 View Post
For 'Anytime' fares you have the option of having the refund go back to the cc. Confirmed with an agent.
For Southwest, note that if you add EarlyBird Check-In, the $15 fee for that is NOT refundable.
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Old Nov 2, 16, 11:49 pm
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Paying the fee for my father-in-law's US tourist visa did not code as travel
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Old Nov 3, 16, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by corpgator View Post
Paying the fee for my father-in-law's US tourist visa did not code as travel
It is government service, why would that be coded as travel?
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Old Nov 3, 16, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Chy View Post
I can confirm buying $300 Hyatt gift card, direct from Hyatt, has been fully reimbursed.
You should have waited a little bit more. Usually they sell them on discount on Nov-Dec
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Old Nov 3, 16, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
It is government service, why would that be coded as travel?
Hope :P
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