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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 27, 16, 5:51 pm
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Surprisingly, a purchase made in an Amtrak cafe car counted as travel and resulted in the credit. The merchant name was "AMTRAK POS F&B". I'll update the wiki.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by justanotherguy555 View Post
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.
I've found that you can never rely on Chase's stated payment due date on the website prior to the first statement close. You will have to call in to find out the accurate statement due date, or closing date for that matter.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by longleaf View Post
...call in...
Or use the SM system to have a written record of the answer.
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Old Nov 27, 16, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
No. The first statement is not generated for 30 days from when account is opened.
That's not always true. My first statement was 14 days after I applied (13 days from the day it was approved).
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Old Nov 27, 16, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by longleaf View Post
I've found that you can never rely on Chase's stated payment due date on the website prior to the first statement close. You will have to call in to find out the accurate statement due date, or closing date for that matter.
Called in and the Rep said my Stmnt closing date was Dec 9 (Applied & Approved today 11/27). Requested him to change it to Dec 20 and he was able to do it.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 6:09 am
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Has anyone tried Uber gift cards?
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Old Nov 28, 16, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by Travel4EVR View Post
Has anyone tried Uber gift cards?
Uber rides are coded as "Ground transportation" and do get the credit. It's possible that Uber gift cards are coded differently. Test it with a $10 gift card and then get more if it works.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
I'm seeing conflicting information, that the travel credit needs to post in 2016
That's the wrong information
Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
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).
That's the correct information
Originally Posted by WhosYourFarmer View Post
How quickly would I need to make my travel purchases in order to be sure to get the full $300 credit?
The credit needs to post before your statement closing in December 2016 to count for 2016.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by gusg View Post
Uber rides are coded as "Ground transportation" and do get the credit. It's possible that Uber gift cards are coded differently. Test it with a $10 gift card and then get more if it works.
Just waiting for my CSR to come! In the interim I was just feeling-out if anyone else has had any success with that yet.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 8:56 am
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Paid my Hilton Grand Vacations Club HGVC 2017 Taxes/Maintenance Fees and was reimbursed the $300 credit. Charged on WED 11/23 - Reimbursement showed on SAT 11/26. Left a balance of $380 so I can use 2017's 300TC against it! Effectively brought annual to zero (in the black for $150 before I even hit spend bonus/TSA precheck reimburse) Awesome feeling!

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Old Nov 28, 16, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by scolli01 View Post
Paid my Hilton Grand Vacations Club HGVC 2017 Taxes/Maintenance Fees and was reimbursed the $300 credit. Charged on WED 11/23 - Reimbursement showed on SAT 11/26. Left a balance of $380 so I can use 2017's 300TC against it! Effectively brought annual to zero (in the black for $150 before I even hit spend bonus/TSA precheck reimburse) Awesome feeling!
Please edit wiki to add your data.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by gusg View Post
Uber rides are coded as "Ground transportation" and do get the credit. It's possible that Uber gift cards are coded differently. Test it with a $10 gift card and then get more if it works.
the Uber GC I bought through MileagePlusX are coded as travel:

11/25/2016 11/27/2016 Sale MPX*UBER $20.00
Print 800-421-4655, IL 606060000 US
Online, Mail, or Telephone transaction
Rewards earned1
+ 3 Points per $1 earned on travel 60.00
Total rewards 60.00 Points
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:31 am
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So has anyone found anyway to obtain non-travel gift cards or even cash back? Example being MPX to get Amazon gift cards which I know won't work for this card. Everything I am seeing and reading is truly travel related. Which not saying isn't helpful still, I just don't have any travel coming up yet and don't want to get tied down to one specific company by buying their giftcard, i.e. AA gift card.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by LuxTvlr View Post
I don't know how to add this to the wiki...but renewing my IHG Ambassador did not log as Travel.
I see...I don't have 90 posts...so am not allowed to add to the wiki. Can someone that has the authorization add this for me?
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Old Nov 28, 16, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Travel4EVR View Post
Has anyone tried Uber gift cards?
Will not code as travel therefore you will not get the travel credit. Uber giftcard is sold by Cashstar.
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