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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 Aug 30, 16, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by happyvoid View Post
For travel do you know if it works on uber or buses?
Uber yes, as has been covered. For buses, it should work when you load your transit card. Another poster says NYC MTA works. I can confirm from my own experience that CTA (Chicago), WMATA (DC) and LACMTA (LA) transit card loads code as travel as do Amtrak and Metrolink tickets.

Originally Posted by WantsAmex View Post
I've already used my $300 travel credit for this year. Is there a strategy to take another vacation in December and somehow time it so it uses my $300 for 2017?
The terms say that charges that post after your December statement closes will count toward the following year, so if your statement closes on the 15th, buy tickets on the 16th.
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Old Aug 30, 16, 2:14 pm
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Fastrak in Cali counts as travel too.
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Old Aug 30, 16, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by iliketurtles View Post
I am planning right now on spending the $300 travel credit on airfare, but if that falls through I would also like to hear about success stories in purchasing United GC's and being reimbursed.
I was looking at United's website today and it indicated that sale of gift cards is suspended while they make changes to their system. Don't know how temporary that is.
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Old Aug 30, 16, 8:01 pm
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Answered my own question about AAA.

I went back through my old statements and I did pay for my AAA with my CSP. No corresponding travel bonus UR on that statement.

If I can't get it for the membership fee, I doubt I would get it for any item or service from them either.
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Old Aug 31, 16, 8:37 am
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For the SW refundable ticket... When cancelled.. Do the funds convert to SW travel credit? Or do the funds go back on the card?
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Old Aug 31, 16, 9:13 am
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I have a coworker who doenst plan on doing any travel this year but got the card. If uses the card to purchase a SW ticket for sometime next year then cancels the ticket at beginning of next year with the refund going back to the credit card, think the $300 travel credit can be clawed back?
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Old Aug 31, 16, 10:13 am
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Can someone confirm if EzPass auto loads gets credited back?
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Old Aug 31, 16, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by njdealguy View Post
I have a coworker who doenst plan on doing any travel this year but got the card. If uses the card to purchase a SW ticket for sometime next year then cancels the ticket at beginning of next year with the refund going back to the credit card, think the $300 travel credit can be clawed back?
I'm guinea pig on this.
Booked $300+ WN fully refundable ticket. Got $300 credit.

Canceled.

Will update if clawed back.
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Old Aug 31, 16, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
I'm guinea pig on this.
Booked $300+ WN fully refundable ticket. Got $300 credit.

Canceled.

Will update if clawed back.
UserID checks out.
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Old Aug 31, 16, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by danny1920 View Post
For the SW refundable ticket... When cancelled.. Do the funds convert to SW travel credit? Or do the funds go back on the card?
Travel credit/voucher. But YOU have 12 mo. to use it. See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/south...-i-can-do.html

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Old Aug 31, 16, 7:02 pm
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Received my card today. Called to activate it. When on phone asked agent about travel credit. She told me the $300 is prorated until December....but couldn't tell me my amount. And said it would resetake again in January.... Is this true? I've seen nothing mentioned about being prorated...people.just said they got full 300
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Old Aug 31, 16, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by crazytravelguy View Post
I'm guinea pig on this.
Booked $300+ WN fully refundable ticket. Got $300 credit.

Canceled.

Will update if clawed back.
I'd expect it to claw back. Just like points get subtracted from returns.
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Old Sep 1, 16, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by elg26 View Post
Received my card today. Called to activate it. When on phone asked agent about travel credit. She told me the $300 is prorated until December....but couldn't tell me my amount. And said it would resetake again in January.... Is this true? I've seen nothing mentioned about being prorated...people.just said they got full 300
WHAT??? Do we get a prorated annual fee too?
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Old Sep 1, 16, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by KEnsor View Post
Does the $300 travel credit count towards the initial $4000 spend requirement? in other words do you need to spend $4300 to get sign up bonus? Thanks
the credit doesn't reduce the spend.
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Old Sep 1, 16, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by Lakee911 View Post
WHAT??? Do we get a prorated annual fee too?
Ok....so I had to call back because something didn't sound right.

I spoke with a different CR this morning who said whatever the CR rep from last night said to you is completely wrong. I will get full $300 thru Dec 31. And then it resets on Jan 1 for another $300. She also said the rep from last night was also wrong when she told me that the AF is waived the first year....

Some training they have given their reps!!

Btw...it seems getting this card in December is way to go...you get a quick $300 credit...and another $300 a few weeks later...
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