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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 5, 16, 1:39 pm
  #616  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Charleston, SC
Programs: SPG/Marriot Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 301
If my payment due date is 1/10, does that mean I should be good to get the credit for 2016? I want to buy a $300 delta gift card, but I want to be safe that I'll get the credit before I do it.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 1:55 pm
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Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 724
Marriott gift cards are still good for travel credit reimbursement.

Last edited by mia; Dec 5, 16 at 2:45 pm Reason: Remove note to moderator after moving post to intended thread.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 2:09 pm
  #618  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 113
Originally Posted by zorbachs View Post
If my payment due date is 1/10, does that mean I should be good to get the credit for 2016? I want to buy a $300 delta gift card, but I want to be safe that I'll get the credit before I do it.
If you haven't had a statement yet your first statement should close on December 13. Charges which post before that statement will apply to the 2016 travel credit.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 2:41 pm
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: HNL
Programs: HA, DL, UA, PC Gold, A/club Plat, HH Gold, Hyatt Pl
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Originally Posted by mais821 View Post
Didn't see anything on Hawaiian Airlines egift purchases. Can anyone confirm if this registers under 'travel'?
putting in my order now..i'll see what i find out...
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Old Dec 5, 16, 2:55 pm
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: HNL
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As far as I know Uber Gift card doesn't qualify.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 4:22 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 2
Can anyone confirm the delta or AA gift cards as of late? I just called them to get details on what counts for travel (before I found this forum and thread) and they said gift cards do not count. I didn't ask about it, they mentioned it.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 6:02 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 8
I can confirm as of 2 days ago that Southwest gift cards are reimbursed.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 7:19 pm
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: CMH
Programs: AS MVPG; IHG/Marriott/BW Plat; Hilton Dia; Radisson Gold; Hertz Prez (OK, some are +1's)
Posts: 673
Originally Posted by wonderboy View Post
Was going to apply this past weekend, but based on these responses it sounds better to wait. Do you all agree?
As mentioned before, wife approved on 12/3 w/due dt of 1/27. Today I called & asked for due dt change to 1/25 which was approved. When it wasn't changed on the Chase site I called & was told it takes a day to show up. Hope so because I have a huge shopping list.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 10:33 am
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Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Like lots of people I didn't catch my 2016 date close until it was too late. Pretty unlucky. Tried calling in to see if anything could be moved but no dice.

My question is this. Anyone had any luck making a charge and then arguing it should be taken out of 2016 even though it's past date?

Thx
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Old Dec 6, 16, 10:38 am
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: CMH
Programs: AS MVPG; IHG/Marriott/BW Plat; Hilton Dia; Radisson Gold; Hertz Prez (OK, some are +1's)
Posts: 673
Changing Closing Date per Chase

I spoke to a CSR rep for the third time today. I had previously requested the due date be moved up to 1/25 from 1/27. The rep assured me that the request was processed but will not show up online until the statement closes on 12/28. Now I can sleep.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 1:28 pm
  #626  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SEA, SFO
Programs: AA EXP, AS MVPG
Posts: 275
Just had to phone in to giftcards.aa.com after attempting to purch a $100 AA e-gift card via their website. Reason: something about how they weren't able to verify my address, which is a PO Box. When I called, the AA phone rep mentioned added security at this time of year for cards with PO Box addresses.

This may be a Chase requirement, as I had just put through a separate $100 gift card purchase on my new AmEx Business Platinum card, which has the same PO Box address. THAT charge went through without a hitch.

The AA rep then asked me for the toll-free number for Chase off the back of my card, which I provided. She called Chase, and after a short delay, my charge was approved and put through.

Now I'm wondering whether Chase might have asked AA what the purchase was for. And if identified as a gift card, whether it'll code for for the Annual Travel Credit. Will report back with whatever I see.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 4:20 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Originally Posted by StartinSanDiego View Post
Wait for what, specifically? The triple dip clock is running out, unless someone figures out a sure fire way to move the statement closing dates scheduled to close in January, back into December. It may still be possible, but I see that methods such as SM's and calls are having mixed results.

The responses that you quoted have to do with the travel reimbursement (yes, this is the proper thread for that topic). It is becoming less likely, with each passing day, that you will get a 2016, 2017 and 2018 travel credit for a 12 ( or 13) month tenure on a CSR card approved now. However, you will still get a double dip 2017 and 2018 credit, which will be an opportunity for all card applicants, between now and next November, when the triple dip opportunity will present itself again.

For more stats on getting approved for Chase cards, see the master "applying for" thread.
If I apply now, my statement would close in January, wouldn't it? Meaning I wouldn't be eligible for 2016 travel credit?

Therefore, I was thinking wait to apply to give myself a little more time to get the 2018 travel credit next year.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 4:41 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: BOS
Programs: UA 1K, AA GLD
Posts: 231


Thanks Chase. Just got this card 3 weeks ago and they already got me. And now I see the blogosphere warning about the december statement. How the F do you close a statement after 17 days?
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Old Dec 6, 16, 6:01 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: AUS, WAS, PEK
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Originally Posted by djseto View Post
Can anyone confirm the delta or AA gift cards as of late? I just called them to get details on what counts for travel (before I found this forum and thread) and they said gift cards do not count. I didn't ask about it, they mentioned it.
I can confirm that AA e-gift cards does count as of 12/01, when the 300 credit was posted to my account.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 9:30 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Seattle, Washington, bus / transit Orca Card load did NOT flag as travel, ('Tax, Legal and Financial Services,' apparently)

I can reconfirm that the Washington State toll account (Good2Go, GoodToGo) did flag as travel and reimbursed same day
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