Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs > Chase | Ultimate Rewards
Reload this Page >

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jan 12, 20, 8:55 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: tmiw
Wiki Link
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)

Print Wikipost

Old Dec 8, 16, 5:33 pm
  #646  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs: WN A-List Pref, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, IHG Plat
Posts: 451
Originally Posted by Need View Post
People who want their statement closing date change is because either

1) Their next closing date is in Jan 2017, so they can't use the 2016 credit.

2) Their closing date is too soon in Dec 2016 for them to spend all $300 before it closes.
Correct. The issue isn't that the credit doesn't post, but that they really want to use that 2016 credit before it's gone.
roundtree is offline  
Old Dec 8, 16, 11:43 pm
  #647  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 40
another DP, Got credit for a Delta eGC as of this post.
Voli is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 10:06 am
  #648  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NJ
Programs: United Silver, Hyatt, Marriott Gold, HHonors Gold, Amex Plat, Global Entry
Posts: 751
Originally Posted by roundtree View Post
Correct. The issue isn't that the credit doesn't post, but that they really want to use that 2016 credit before it's gone.
At the same time does that mean that if ive used my 2016 credit already, I can apply my 2017 credit to a hotel stay im doing mid -December, since it will post in January 2017?
elg26 is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 10:24 am
  #649  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 3
This is part of the reply I got inquiring about my statement closing date:
"Let me share that your statement closing date falls on the 21st every month and your due date is on 18th of the following month. Your first statement will generate on December 21, 2016. "

As long as my travel charge posts before 12/21, I should get the travel credit for 2016, correct?
matsuya is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 10:50 am
  #650  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Programs: WN A-List Pref, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, IHG Plat
Posts: 451
Originally Posted by elg26 View Post
At the same time does that mean that if ive used my 2016 credit already, I can apply my 2017 credit to a hotel stay im doing mid -December, since it will post in January 2017?
You need to check in the UR site. My december statement posted yesterday and the gauge for the credit now shows $0 instead of $300.
roundtree is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 11:07 am
  #651  
Moderator: Travel Buzz, Chase Credit Cards
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 2,826
Originally Posted by elg26 View Post
At the same time does that mean that if ive used my 2016 credit already, I can apply my 2017 credit to a hotel stay im doing mid -December, since it will post in January 2017?
As long as your December statement is prior to the charges, because the day of the statement is the day the credit switches to 2017. If your hotel stay/post date of the charges is prior to the December statement close day, it would be un-reimbursed 2016 travel expenses.
StartinSanDiego is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 3:32 pm
  #652  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Traveling some where hopefully
Programs: AS, AA Gold, and Hilton
Posts: 1,951
Originally Posted by matsuya View Post
This is part of the reply I got inquiring about my statement closing date:
"Let me share that your statement closing date falls on the 21st every month and your due date is on 18th of the following month. Your first statement will generate on December 21, 2016. "

As long as my travel charge posts before 12/21, I should get the travel credit for 2016, correct?
Yes, the key is that it posts before your Dec. statement closes.
jjmiller69 is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 3:59 pm
  #653  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SEA, SFO
Programs: AA EXP, AS MVPG
Posts: 275
Originally Posted by rdrnnr View Post
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.
Thankfully my concern about this three days ago was unwarranted.

Chase has posted the $100 credit for my AA eGift card purchase.
rdrnnr is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 4:54 pm
  #654  
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Cupertino, CA - AA:PLT 2MM; Marriott:Plt; Hilton:Slv
Posts: 556
Wow. $300 payment for a Disney Cruise pending for two days. The day it posted, there is the $300 credit sitting right below it. Nice!
gwade is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 6:45 pm
  #655  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Programs: American, Alaska, United, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG
Posts: 1,220
Originally Posted by gwade View Post
Wow. $300 payment for a Disney Cruise pending for two days. The day it posted, there is the $300 credit sitting right below it. Nice!
Nice indeed... you just practically got your annual fee back.
RedElmo is offline  
Old Dec 9, 16, 11:16 pm
  #656  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Programs: SPG, Hyatt, Alaska
Posts: 69
Statement Closing Date 2016

Hi everyone. I just applied last week. My statement closing date was in January. I just called and asked them to move it sooner so I could take advantage of the $300 credit for 2016. The customer service rep was happy to do (changed it to December 28th) but said that it's her understanding that it likely still wouldn't credit my travel purchases to 2016. Does anyone have any experience or data points on this? Thank you!
jdhnyc is offline  
Old Dec 10, 16, 5:13 pm
  #657  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 203
Does anyone happen to know if a TravelCard Best Western gift cert applies for $300 chase sapphire reserve credit?
Soccerjoshj07 is offline  
Old Dec 10, 16, 5:14 pm
  #658  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 203
Originally Posted by jdhnyc View Post
Hi everyone. I just applied last week. My statement closing date was in January. I just called and asked them to move it sooner so I could take advantage of the $300 credit for 2016. The customer service rep was happy to do (changed it to December 28th) but said that it's her understanding that it likely still wouldn't credit my travel purchases to 2016. Does anyone have any experience or data points on this? Thank you!
My $300 travel credit posted the same day the travel charge posted - it's not end of cycle so I think you would be good.

Edit: Also, what is the source of the "your statement has to post in 2016 not 2017"?

Last edited by Soccerjoshj07; Dec 10, 16 at 5:36 pm
Soccerjoshj07 is offline  
Old Dec 10, 16, 7:28 pm
  #659  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Truth or Consequences, NM
Programs: HH Gold, Marriott Bombay Titanium, Hertz President's Circle, UA Silver, Mobile Passport Unobtanium
Posts: 5,140
Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
My $300 travel credit posted the same day the travel charge posted - it's not end of cycle so I think you would be good.

Edit: Also, what is the source of the "your statement has to post in 2016 not 2017"?
Try reading the wiki at the top of the page.
Diplomatico is online now  
Old Dec 10, 16, 7:35 pm
  #660  
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 203
Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
Try reading the wiki at the top of the page.
Right, I read the wiki. I was just wondering where that came from - a blogger, chase itself, etc.
Soccerjoshj07 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: