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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 23, 16, 2:01 pm
  #496  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
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If I don't currently have the card, there's no rush to get it right? Because there's a possibility that the December statement might not close in time (it might close in January) for me to get the 2016 travel credit.

It seems that it would be better to wait until January to apply, which will then give us the opportunity to have the travel credit in January 2017 and January 2018?
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Old Nov 23, 16, 2:08 pm
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The travel credit for the LA Metro charge I did yesterday already shows up in the UR portal despite the fact that the charge is still pending. Amtrak tickets I purchased the same day, however, haven't triggered the travel credit yet; that charge is pending as well. I'm guessing the behavior I saw with Uber wasn't a fluke, but what's causing Chase to apply travel credits before charges actually post?
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Old Nov 23, 16, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvdoco View Post
If I don't currently have the card, there's no rush to get it right? Because there's a possibility that the December statement might not close in time (it might close in January) for me to get the 2016 travel credit.

It seems that it would be better to wait until January to apply, which will then give us the opportunity to have the travel credit in January 2017 and January 2018?
I got it today and my statement would close in January making me ineligible for the 2016 credit. I called to change my statement date to close Dec 23rd and I think I should be fine now...

I feel like it's almost possible to get 3 credits before canceling now even if I sneak another $300 in 2018... LOL
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Old Nov 24, 16, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by jayoxd View Post
I got it today and my statement would close in January making me ineligible for the 2016 credit. I called to change my statement date to close Dec 23rd and I think I should be fine now...

I feel like it's almost possible to get 3 credits before canceling now even if I sneak another $300 in 2018... LOL
How long did the card take to arrive from when you applied for it?
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Old Nov 24, 16, 12:04 pm
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Anyone have any experience with the CSR and Parking Panda to get travel credit?
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Old Nov 24, 16, 6:34 pm
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Did a $50 manual reload with NY EZpass and got the travel credit.
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Old Nov 25, 16, 12:34 am
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Made cruise excursion bookings online and credited.
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Old Nov 25, 16, 9:04 pm
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I don't know how to add this to the wiki...but renewing my IHG Ambassador did not log as Travel.
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Old Nov 25, 16, 10:43 pm
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Seems like Chase took away the ability to check your $300 credit? I can't find it anywhere.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by kur4ki View Post
Seems like Chase took away the ability to check your $300 credit? I can't find it anywhere.
It is there. Two places: The credit shows up as a line item in your list of purchases, also in the UR website.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by travelbug2225 View Post
Is Airbnb gift card/gift certificate purchase count as travel? I can't seem to find the answer. Thanks.
Originally Posted by sam007 View Post
Guys - someone else asked this but I didn't see an answer. Is airbnb gift card going to count against this credit? Thx
Yes, Airbnb gift cards count for the $300 credit. I bought a $50 and a $250 card ($250 is the max) and the CSR travel credits posted as soon as the AIRBNBGC charges did.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 10:41 am
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$300 credit in 2016

Is it too late to apply for the card now and expect $300 credit before close of final statement in 2016? I do have travel planned in December with >$300 spend.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 3:28 pm
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I went into the branch yesterday and found that I'm preapproved for the CSR.

1. If I applied on Monday (11/28), could I still take advantage of the $300 travel credit in 2016 and 2017?
2. I'm seeing conflicting information, that the travel credit needs to post in 2016 vs. the travel credit needs to appear on the last statement in 2016. (So a pruchase made on 12/25 for instance but not appearing on a statement until January would count toward 2017).
3. How quickly would I need to make my travel purchases in order to be sure to get the full $300 credit?

Thanks!!!
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Old Nov 26, 16, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
I went into the branch yesterday and found that I'm preapproved for the CSR.

1. If I applied on Monday (11/28), could I still take advantage of the $300 travel credit in 2016 and 2017?
2. I'm seeing conflicting information, that the travel credit needs to post in 2016 vs. the travel credit needs to appear on the last statement in 2016. (So a pruchase made on 12/25 for instance but not appearing on a statement until January would count toward 2017).
3. How quickly would I need to make my travel purchases in order to be sure to get the full $300 credit?

Thanks!!!
There is NO conflicting information - it is clearly spelled out in the T&Cs right on Chase website.

[redacted]

If you want your credit to be counted in 2016, it needs to be on the statement that closes in 2016 with a date in 2016.

As to how quickly you want to make your purchase - well it depends on
1) when your statement closes - can you make the statement closes IN 2016.
2) how quickly the eligible transaction posts so it would be on the statement closes in 2016.

ALL such info are discussed [redacted] in this thread and the $300 credit thread.

Last edited by StartinSanDiego; Nov 26, 16 at 6:18 pm Reason: unfriendly
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Old Nov 26, 16, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by pnsnkr View Post
Is it too late to apply for the card now and expect $300 credit before close of final statement in 2016? I do have travel planned in December with >$300 spend.
I had this question too.

The answer seems to be that the $300 will be refunded back to you almost instantaneously, but whether it counts against 2016 or 2017 credit will depend on when your statement closes.
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