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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 Nov 22, 16, 7:48 am
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Hyatt physical gift card from Hyatt.com does not trigger credit. Codes as "Online, Mail, or Telephone transaction". Have SM'd to see if Chase will manually adjust.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by houlijr8 View Post
Hyatt physical gift card from Hyatt.com does not trigger credit. Codes as "Online, Mail, or Telephone transaction". Have SM'd to see if Chase will manually adjust.
It was reported back in page 30, but now that it has been reported multiple times, I went to change the Wiki hope it is okay to do so.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 8:20 am
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And the SM request to Chase was unsuccessful:

"Upon review let me confirm that the transaction of $3XX.XX at Hyatt is categorized as Card, Gift Novelty and Souvenir Stores. The rewards adjustment you requested cannot be made because the merchant is not in an eligible category. Since the merchant in question was not assigned an appropriate category, your purchase(s) did not qualify for
this reward."

Wiki should be changed.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by houlijr8 View Post
And the SM request to Chase was unsuccessful:

"Upon review let me confirm that the transaction of $3XX.XX at Hyatt is categorized as Card, Gift Novelty and Souvenir Stores. The rewards adjustment you requested cannot be made because the merchant is not in an eligible category. Since the merchant in question was not assigned an appropriate category, your purchase(s) did not qualify for
this reward."

Wiki should be changed.
Added the new transaction details to the Wiki but Wiki has already said Hyatt physical CG does NOT work.
The only hotel GC works as of now is Marriott GC until further DP reported.

I understand people's desire to buy things that they will use in later days however since time is running out, why not pick the SURE BETS and be done with it?

AA eGift Card does not expire, can only be used to buy tickets. However one purchase can use up to 8 eGift Cards. You can even order in as low as $50.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Added the new transaction details to the Wiki but Wiki has already said Hyatt physical CG does NOT work.
The only hotel GC works as of now is Marriott GC until further DP reported.
It's because I updated it a few hours ago. It used to say Hyatt physical GC works.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 10:01 am
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Wiki says Marriott GC works. Does both physical and e-gift GC works?
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Old Nov 22, 16, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by trueblue84 View Post
Wiki says Marriott GC works. Does both physical and e-gift GC works?
You can search on this thread to see. It seems 2 posts mentioned Marriott GC and first one is physical GC works. The 2nd one said Marriott GC works but did not mention if it's e-gift or physical. I am guessing physical.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by mikecart1 View Post
EZ-Pass from Pennsylvania works. You need to follow what earlier posts said and wait until it is out of the PENDING stage. If it is pending, travel credit won't be. Also, I wouldn't wait until the last minute. It took 2 days for the transaction to finalize. Give yourself at least a week to meet the December bill deadline. DO NOT WAIT until December 31st.
Same for me with EZ-Pass in New Jersey.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 11:37 am
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what if I just add $300 to my ez-pass balance on their website?
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Old Nov 22, 16, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by sam007 View Post
what if I just add $300 to my ez-pass balance on their website?
That's what I did. I did about $75 and once it fully posted (moved away from pending), it gave me credit.
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Old Nov 22, 16, 12:23 pm
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Any data points for Costco Travel? Credit? 3X points?
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Old Nov 22, 16, 2:14 pm
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Does anyone have a DP for Catalina island E-gift coded as travel for the CSR? I have not use my travel credits this year yet so I am hoping to get a the E-giftcard to use at a later date. Thanks
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Old Nov 22, 16, 2:35 pm
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Any experience with lifemiles purchases being reimbursed?
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Old Nov 22, 16, 2:51 pm
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Figured I would share this here. I accidentally got the travel credit back for my Denver RTD Lightrail pass I use for work. I didn't even think about it and was just using the card for my normal MS.

Charge of 94.05$ went through on the 21st and was credited the same day. Now I need to hurry and spend the next 200$ for 2016.
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Old Nov 23, 16, 8:32 am
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Just purchased Marriott Physical gift cards and I'm nervous bc it actually says Marriott Gift Cards. Can anyone who got the travel credit confirm that's how it came up in your pending transaction?
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