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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 Dec 4, 16, 12:00 am
  #586  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
Mines closed on December 3rd but I did my last bit of travel credit on December 1st. Shows my 2017 credits available. Will the rest of my travel credit be reimbursed even if it's still pending?
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Old Dec 4, 16, 12:03 am
  #587  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
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Originally Posted by jjmiller69 View Post
The Wiki tells what spend it will or will not work on.

Wiki says Southwest gift cards does not work? I did a SW egift card to myself and it was credited. Anyone else can confirm that SW gift cards from their website works? thx.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 2:57 am
  #588  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by UltimateRewards View Post
Mines closed on December 3rd but I did my last bit of travel credit on December 1st. Shows my 2017 credits available. Will the rest of my travel credit be reimbursed even if it's still pending?
If it was still pending when the December statement closed it will be applied to the 2017 travel credit.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 8:26 am
  #589  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs: SPG/Marriot Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 301
To be clear, I can buy a delta e gift card for $300 and have it all refunded, right? No $50 increments like you do with AMEX?
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Old Dec 4, 16, 8:36 am
  #590  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by zorbachs View Post
To be clear, I can buy a delta e gift card for $300 and have it all refunded, right? No $50 increments like you do with AMEX?
Yes, you can get the entire travel credit with a single purchase of $300 or more.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 9:30 am
  #591  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Midwest U.S.A
Programs: Too many to list. Since the early 90's.
Posts: 1,408
Anyone know if travel insurance counts as travel related purchase to get the $300 credit? So far, the data points I've seen indicate no. Specifically, wanting to purchase CSA Travel Protection and will use a different card if the Sapphire Reserve doesn't work for the credit.

Due to the limitations that Sapphire Reserve and Barclay Arrival have concerning what is a travel related purchase in order to get credits, we find ourselves using Cap 1 Venture more and more. In fact, we've closed our Arrivals since they got so stingy about what they'll allow you to use their points for. Of course, we didn't get the Sapphire Res. strictly for the $300 credit. I'll be buying Marriott gift cards anyhow, but thought I'd check on travel insurance as a credit too. I assume buying the physical Marriott gc is fine for the credit and not just e-gc?

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Old Dec 4, 16, 9:41 am
  #592  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 448
My online purchase of an Oyster card (london metro/underground card) preloaded with ~$30 did not post as a travel purchase and did not give the credit.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 9:58 am
  #593  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Traveling some where hopefully
Programs: AS, AA Gold, and Hilton
Posts: 1,954
Originally Posted by UltimateRewards View Post
Wiki says Southwest gift cards does not work? I did a SW egift card to myself and it was credited. Anyone else can confirm that SW gift cards from their website works? thx.
We must be talking about something different. SW bought on Points.com don't count.Here's a copy of the Wiki. So you should be safe.

The following items have been reimbursed:
Airlines:
Airline purchases, fees & gift cards
AA e-gift certificate
Delta eGift Cards


What doesn't count as travel?

The following items have NOT posted as travel/been reimbursed:
e-gift card from Airline, except Delta Please list specifics.
AAA membership
Alaska Airline e-gift cards
Points.com (Southwest)
Not all parking meters - Michigan State University (MSU Police Dept. 1x)
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)
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
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Old Dec 4, 16, 11:21 am
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Does alaska airline have both gift card and e-gift card? Trying to get some alaska gc but not sure if the purchase will count. I assume all gc from alaska are e-gift cards.

How does sw refundable work? Buy refundable tix and then cancel? But wint it negate the purchase when you start refund?
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Old Dec 4, 16, 11:24 am
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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So if my december statement posts on dec 7th, does it mean that if i spend remaining $250 now, it will post with jan statement and count towards my jan limit?
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Old Dec 4, 16, 11:58 am
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
I was foolish and thought the travel credit refreshes at the end of the year. I'm kicking myself now since my statement just closed 2 days ago, and I haven't used all $300 of the travel credit.

Anybody else in the same boat? Is there anything I can do at this point?
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Old Dec 4, 16, 12:17 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
chase secure message said that since my december statement closed on the 3rd and my SW gift card was still pending even thought I purchased on the 1st, it will not count towards my 2016 credits.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 12:46 pm
  #598  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Traveling some where hopefully
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Originally Posted by hqly2001 View Post
Does alaska airline have both gift card and e-gift card? Trying to get some alaska gc but not sure if the purchase will count. I assume all gc from alaska are e-gift cards.

How does sw refundable work? Buy refundable tix and then cancel? But wint it negate the purchase when you start refund?

In my case I prepaid a car and then 1 week later the price was lower so I cancelled the prepaid one. No claw back but I also had a $400 in hotel bill 5 weeks later on a different statement..
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Old Dec 4, 16, 1:54 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by hqly2001 View Post
So if my december statement posts on dec 7th, does it mean that if i spend remaining $250 now, it will post with jan statement and count towards my jan limit?
If the charge posts by December 7 it will appear on your December statement. That's cutting it very close but if it's spending you were going to do anyway it's worth a shot. Worst case is that it uses part of your 2017 credit. If you're going to spend the money just to try to get the credit in 2016 it's a gamble because there's a good chance that the charge won't post in time.
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Old Dec 4, 16, 3:17 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
Just came back from NYC. They have a "vehicle for hire" service called Juno their that also counts for the $300 travel credit.
Can confirm this
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