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Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

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Old Jan 12, 20, 8:55 am   -   Wikipost
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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 Dec 1, 16, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by philemer View Post
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.
Thanks- think I posted that part erroneously in this thread I blame the multitude of tabs open

Originally Posted by jbutters View Post
For MVP Gold and 75K members that have no cancellation fees you can purchase a non refundable ticket. Within 24 hours you get cash back but if you cancel after 24 hours you get airline credit applied to your my wallet same as purchasing a gift card. Travel credit confirmed for this type of purchase.
Thanks for the heads up.

What $ amount does the ticket need to be to be reimbursed? IE under a certain threshold?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 1, 16, 7:23 am
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If anyone with this card will be in China or Asia thru March, there is a deal on Visa Platinum, Signature and Infinite credit Cardholders (which includes CSR) at Hyatt hotels.... With this card it gives a free night after 2 paid stays. So with the $300 travel credit, you conceivably stay at one of the Hyatt's listed for free for 3 nights if you choose it right. Below is link with deal and long list of Hyatt Hotels participating.

https://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/specials..._hyt_visachina

Note: this is already on the Hyatt board, but I figured Id post it here for the CSR travel credit angle.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 9:41 am
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Hi all,

A coworker of mine is signing up for the CSR and is looking to use the points for a 3 destination European trip next summer. He'll be able to get all the flights except one as a United award for 60k points with Excursionist perk/open jaw, but will need one flight between the 2nd destination and the return point, likely on a LCC. He won't be able to make that booking though until he's gotten the 100k UR points and is able to book the United award based on availability at that time. Is there any way he could use the $300 travel credit this year as a gift card at an OTA or something similar to book the open-jaw connecting flight next year? Doesn't appear that Priceline, Hotwire etc. sell gift cards.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by recharge2011 View Post
Any confirmations on airbnb GIFTCARDS?
If anyone has had success with Airbnb, how do you get around them not allowing you to send a gift card to yourself?
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Old Dec 1, 16, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by dmac1418 View Post
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.
Thank you for the DP. Just got the card and bought $200 MPX Uber GC and $100 southwest airlines e-gift card. Hopefully it posts before statement closes so I get credit for 2016.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by BOSOGG View Post
If anyone has had success with Airbnb, how do you get around them not allowing you to send a gift card to yourself?
For couples with two separate airbnb accounts, add your CC to your spouse's/SO's airbnb account, and then buy/send the giftcard from their account to yours. I'm trying $25 as a test, will report back if it generates the travel credit.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by gusg View Post
Her account was opened on November 9, so that should work. Annual fee and December 2017 statement on December 1, make $300 travel charge, wait for travel credit to post, cancel card by December 8 and get fee refunded.

I'll have to think about whether I want to abuse Chase like that.
Thinking about applying this card this weekend. If my annual fee doesn't post til next year, do I get 2016 credit? Since I probably won't get my first statement til next year, do I get 2016 credit?

If so, is there enough time to get the 2016 credit? I will have no problems spending and can spend immediately

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Old Dec 2, 16, 2:56 am
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To confirm what we already knew from reading the terms and conditions:

My wife's first statement posted December 1. She received the full $300 travel credit for 2016 on this statement. Her Rewards Dashboard now shows an annual travel credit of $0, confirming that it resets as of the December statement.

She's in a hotel right now, so her next credit will post in a few days.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by wonderboy View Post
If my annual fee doesn't post til next year, do I get 2016 credit?
One has nothing to do with the other
Originally Posted by wonderboy View Post
Since I probably won't get my first statement til next year, do I get 2016 credit?
If your first statement is in January, you won't get the 2016 credit.
Originally Posted by wonderboy View Post
If so, is there enough time to get the 2016 credit?
It's impossible to predict when your first statement will be.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 8:32 am
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My December statement just cut last night and it shows my travel credit for 2017 is ready to be used! It's crazy that I just used it 2 weeks ago.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by MIPS64 View Post
My December statement just cut last night and it shows my travel credit for 2017 is ready to be used! It's crazy that I just used it 2 weeks ago.
THERE YOU GO!

Thanks for the confirmation...

This should tell those people who still believes they have till 12/31 to use their travel credit... they don't... even tho you may have charged the transaction and posted in calendar year 2016... but if its after your December closing statement, then anything after will be a 2017 credit!
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Old Dec 3, 16, 8:24 am
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$300 Spend before the end of 2016

I just completed the sign up bonus on my Chase Sapphire Reserve card however I will not be able to rack up $300 in travel in the next few weeks.
I don't want to lose my $300 travel credit for the year.
Thoughts?
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Old Dec 3, 16, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by Breeball View Post
I just completed the sign up bonus on my Chase Sapphire Reserve card however I will not be able to rack up $300 in travel in the next few weeks.
I don't want to lose my $300 travel credit for the year.
Thoughts?
The Wiki tells what spend it will or will not work on.
You have to be on a computer to see it. It doesn't show up on cellphones.
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Old Dec 3, 16, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Breeball View Post
I just completed the sign up bonus on my Chase Sapphire Reserve card however I will not be able to rack up $300 in travel in the next few weeks.
I don't want to lose my $300 travel credit for the year.
Thoughts?
I loaded up my EZ-Pass account and the transaction/credit posted within two days.
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Old Dec 3, 16, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by MIPS64 View Post
My December statement just cut last night and it shows my travel credit for 2017 is ready to be used! It's crazy that I just used it 2 weeks ago.
Same here! My statement closed Dec 2, today I logged in and it shows my 2017 credit being available! :-)
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