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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 28, 16, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by jordbus View Post
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.
Nope. You could get a travel gift card and sell it/exchange it for cash but you'll lose some money in the exchange.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 4:39 pm
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Experience

Originally Posted by sbft77 View Post
That's not always true. My first statement was 14 days after I applied (13 days from the day it was approved).
This was my experience as well.
- Day 0, Applied for the card
- Day 4, Annual fee billed
- Day 12, Statement Generated

Confirmed all this info by looking at my application and statements.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mrkymark View Post
This was my experience as well.
- Day 0, Applied for the card
- Day 4, Annual fee billed
- Day 12, Statement Generated

Confirmed all this info by looking at my application and statements.
What day did the card arrive?
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Old Nov 28, 16, 5:34 pm
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Day

Originally Posted by StartinSanDiego View Post
What day did the card arrive?
- Day 0, Applied for the card
- Day 3, Annual fee billed
- Day 4, Card arrived via UPS
- Day 12, Statement Generated

This was back when I applied Aug/Sep
This was also when they ran out of metal cards and sent the plastic ones.
Day 0 was a weekday Monday, I want to say morning or early afternoon Eastern Time.

Hope that helps for an accurate example of a timeline.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 7:47 pm
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Applied for this card this evening.

Approved within seconds.

Says next payment due 1/17/17.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 8:53 pm
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My purchase of a Metro-North (NY MTA) round trip ticket with the MTA eTix App triggered the credit.

ALSO, got a credit for the $15 Uber GC I bought with MPX.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:00 pm
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Sapphire Reserve travel credit: how is it counted?

I just got approved for the Sapphire Reserve card, but I am wondering how does the travel credit works. As I understand it, the clock for the $300 travel credit resets AFTER the December statement, so if I make a purchase of $300 now (before the December 2016 statement closes), and then another $300 in January 2017, should I expect that both are refunded? This seems too good to be true?
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:12 pm
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From their site:

Up to $300 in statement credits annually (“annually” means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date).

i would call but it seems like you'll get $300 for travel charges between now and Dec 31 and then another $300 all next year for 2017.. Some analyst probably didn't think this one through :P
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:14 pm
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Yes, you get $300 before you December statement posts, and then another $300 at any point over the next 12 billing periods, repeat ad infinitum.
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Alexander Cohen View Post
From their site:

Up to $300 in statement credits annually (“annually” means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date).

i would call but it seems like you'll get $300 for travel charges between now and Dec 31 and then another $300 all next year for 2017.. Some analyst probably didn't think this one through :P
Thanks for the reply! That's why I thought it is a bit too good to be true
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Old Nov 28, 16, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by swiftaw View Post
Yes, you get $300 before you December statement posts, and then another $300 at any point over the next 12 billing periods, repeat ad infinitum.
Great! I will try to buy a gift card from AA or DL. In the worst case, I can use the gift card later on anyways
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Old Nov 29, 16, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Applied for this card this evening.

Approved within seconds.

Says next payment due 1/17/17.
Then your Dec. stmt. should post abt 12/20, or so. Spend $300 on travel before 12/10 and you should be fine (Chase usually won't post spending that occurs w/in 5>10 days of stmt.) It varies but to be safe get your spend done before 12/10.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 10:11 am
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Bought some Princess Cruise Line gift cards and they were reimbursed. Can use towards cruise fare or for on-board purchases.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by pugsley21 View Post
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!
Military ITT purchases do not count towards travel. We bought Universal tickets through ITT using the CSR card and didn't receive travel credit. I called Chase and they said that it doesn't count as travel because of the way it was coded. I forgot exactly how they said it was coded.

Also, any purchased made at resort/hotel restaurants do not count as travel even if the merchant name is the resort/hotel name because it is coded as DINING. Just found out today.
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Old Nov 29, 16, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by chans View Post
Military ITT purchases do not count towards travel. We bought Universal tickets through ITT using the CSR card and didn't receive travel credit. I called Chase and they said that it doesn't count as travel because of the way it was coded. I forgot exactly how they said it was coded.

Also, any purchased made at resort/hotel restaurants do not count as travel even if the merchant name is the resort/hotel name because it is coded as DINING. Just found out today.
If you are staying at one of the Universal Resorts, try charging meals to your room. Then it should code as travel. But I have only tried this at Disney, not Universal. Maybe someone can confirm.
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