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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 26, 16, 7:40 pm
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Statement Date

You can call Chase and have them move your statement date into 2016.
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Old Nov 26, 16, 7:41 pm
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Does anyone know if military ITT counts towards travel? I've searched all over the forums and cannot find any data points. Looking to buy WDW tickets through ITT. Thanks!
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Old Nov 26, 16, 9:08 pm
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Anyone know if I apply 11/28 and I'm not approved until 12/5 (for instance), would I still be able to move my initial statement to end by 12/31?
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
Anyone know if I apply 11/28 and I'm not approved until 12/5 (for instance), would I still be able to move my initial statement to end by 12/31?
Bump for this question. Can we have statements that are < 30 days long?
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Old Nov 27, 16, 12:01 pm
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It seems that PGGM works, but I'll wait another few weeks to be sure.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 12:21 pm
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timing of travel credit refund

I've read a few slightly contradicting posts on the timing of the $300 travel credit refund.

Does the travel credit refund post shortly after the charge posts, or after statement closes?
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Old Nov 27, 16, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by longleaf View Post
I've read a few slightly contradicting posts on the timing of the $300 travel credit refund.

Does the travel credit refund post shortly after the charge posts, or after statement closes?
I'm seeing it as soon as the charge posts, some have seen it even as the charge is pending, but if you're trying to do a refundable ticket or something similar, you don't need to wait for the statement to close before cancelling the ticket, as soon as the credit posts it'll stay.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
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.
From what i just asked in the $300 credit thread... it does not have to appear on a statement that closes in 2016 with a 2016 date. From what i understood, if you make a purchase on say Dec 22 (plenty of time for it to clear pending before year end) and your statement doesn't close until Jan 5, you will still get the statement credit applied to your 2016 travel credit balance if your credit posts in 2016. Someone just reported today that their travel credits posted either right after clearing pending or even during pending in some circumstances.

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Old Nov 27, 16, 3:38 pm
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The travel credit posts immediately, but it counts toward the year in which the statement is issued. So the question remains, can I get a December statement if I'm approved on, for instance, 12/5?
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
The travel credit posts immediately, but it counts toward the year in which the statement is issued. So the question remains, can I get a December statement if I'm approved on, for instance, 12/5?
No. The first statement is not generated for 30 days from when account is opened.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by longleaf View Post
From what i just asked in the $300 credit thread... it does not have to appear on a statement that closes in 2016 with a 2016 date. From what i understood, if you make a purchase on say Dec 22 (plenty of time for it to clear pending before year end) and your statement doesn't close until Jan 5, you will still get the statement credit applied to your 2016 travel credit balance if your credit posts in 2016. Someone just reported today that their travel credits posted either right after clearing pending or even during pending in some circumstances.
You misunderstood. The post which I think you're referring to said "The travel credit posts immediately, but it counts toward the year in which the statement is issued." The credit applies to your 2016 travel credit if it appears on a statement which is issued in 2016. The credit applies to your 2017 travel credit if it appears on a statement which is issued in 2017.

Your example is incorrect. If you make a purchase on December 22 and your statement closes on January 5, the credit applies to your 2017 travel credit balance. The credit will post to your account in December at the same time that the charge posts, but it will apply to 2017 because the statement it's on closed in 2017. If you make the same purchase on December 22 and your statement closes on December 28 and the purchase posts (is no longer pending) by December 28, the credit applies to your 2016 travel credit balance because the statement closed in 2016. The December statement date is the cutoff point between the 2016 credit and the 2017 credit.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by gusg View Post
You misunderstood. The post which I think you're referring to said "The travel credit posts immediately, but it counts toward the year in which the statement is issued." The credit applies to your 2016 travel credit if it appears on a statement which is issued in 2016. The credit applies to your 2017 travel credit if it appears on a statement which is issued in 2017.

Your example is incorrect. If you make a purchase on December 22 and your statement closes on January 5, the credit applies to your 2017 travel credit balance. The credit will post to your account in December at the same time that the charge posts, but it will apply to 2017 because the statement it's on closed in 2017. If you make the same purchase on December 22 and your statement closes on December 29 and the purchase posts (is no longer pending) by December 29, the credit applies to your 2016 travel credit balance because the statement closed in 2016. The December statement date is the cutoff point between the 2016 credit and the 2017 credit.
Thank for the clarifying that. I was able to call and change my 1st statement closing date from Jan 9 to Dec 20.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
The travel credit posts immediately, but it counts toward the year in which the statement is issued. So the question remains, can I get a December statement if I'm approved on, for instance, 12/5?
I was able to call in just now and have my 1st statement closing date moved from Jan 9th to Dec 20th (i was approved on 11/25). The first rep i talked to said she could only move it back not forward. I hung up called again, and the second rep said she was able to change to Dec 20th closing date with a Jan 17th due date. When i log in it has not been reflected on my account yet though.

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Old Nov 27, 16, 4:38 pm
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Any recent experiences on whether a single $300 Marriott physical gift card purchased from Marriott.com will post with the travel credit?

The wiki says a physical Marriott gift card worked in the past, but didn't say if it had to be purchased at a Marriott hotel, as opposed to at marriott.com
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Old Nov 27, 16, 5:17 pm
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Longtime lurker, this is my first post.

Just applied for CSR and was approved instantly.

The Payment Due date in my online account shows as Jan 6, 2017.

I believe that means my statement date is some time in Dec 1-2 week and I can get 300 for this year. Can any one please confirm my understanding.
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