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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 10, 16, 8:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
...where that came from - a blogger, chase itself, etc.
$300 Annual Travel Credit: A statement credit will automatically be applied to your account when your card is used for purchases in the travel category, 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). Purchases are when you, or an authorized user, use a card to make purchases of products and services, minus returns or refunds. Buying products and services with your card, in most cases, will count as a purchase; however, the following types of transactions won't count: balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable. We do not determine whether merchants correctly identify and bill transactions as being of a certain type. For more information about Chase rewards categories, see www.Chase.com/RewardsCategoryFAQs. Statement credit(s) will post to your account the same day your travel category purchase posts to your account and will appear on your monthly credit card billing statement within 1-2 billing cycles. Qualifying purchases made by authorized users on your account will be included in the $300 Annual Travel Credit. Maximum statement credit accumulation for the Annual Travel Credit is $300 annually. The Annual Travel Credit will be issued for the year in which the transaction posts to your account, through your December statement date. For example, if you pay for baggage fees, but the airline does not post the transaction until after your December statement date, the cost of the baggage fees will be allocated towards the following year's Annual Travel Credit maximum of $300.
https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel
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Old Dec 10, 16, 10:09 pm
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Thanks
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Old Dec 10, 16, 11:27 pm
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Just got my first credit for 2017. Love that it works for tolls.
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Old Dec 11, 16, 10:38 am
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Can someone tell me if I have to move my Dec. Statement closing date to 12/31 to get this years credit or will it still post as this year even if it comes on the next statement?
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Old Dec 11, 16, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by hanly2 View Post
Can someone tell me if I have to move my Dec. Statement closing date to 12/31 to get this years credit or will it still post as this year even if it comes on the next statement?
For travel credit this year, the purchases must post prior to your December statement closing date, which can be as late as the 28th.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 9:18 am
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Knocked out 2016's credit:

A charge for parking at one of the Atlanta Airport's official parking lots worked.

A $250 Delta eGift Card bought on the airline's website also worked.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 10:17 am
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Has anyone tried the MPX Amazon GC? (Saw in Wiki MPX Uber GC worked)
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Old Dec 12, 16, 10:30 am
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Just stayed at DVC villas at the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World Orlando. I can confirm that the Magic Band charges (meals and merchandise charges that are charged to your room) count as travel for 3x. However, you cannot charge a Gift Card to your room.

The meals would get 3x anyway, and the merchandise was not a lot. Still it is a convenience to charge everything to the Magic Band.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 2:14 pm
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Always pack some Disney gift cards from Staples using your Ink when going to the parks
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Old Dec 12, 16, 6:44 pm
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Has anyone tried the MPX Amazon GC? (Saw in Wiki MPX Uber GC worked)
Only Uber works, since MPX passes on the merchant code of the company you are paying (Uber's merchant code is travel, Amazon's isn't).
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Old Dec 13, 16, 2:52 am
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Just to double check, if I were to purchase a plane ticket on the chase ultimate rewards page will I still be credited the 300 dollars? or should I book through a third party website. Thanks
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Old Dec 13, 16, 9:21 am
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Need travel expense suggestion that will post immmediately

I was not aware until an hour ago that the Sapphire Reserve travel charge must post before your closing date for December in order to qualify for the annual reimbursement. My closing date is the 14th so I have to find something that will post immediately and not go pending for a couple of days. Any suggestion of what would work? I hate to lose it! I am not fussy- either a hotel that I could book ahead, southwest flight,etc....as long as it posts quickly! Thanks so much for your help!
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by glitzy View Post
I was not aware until an hour ago that the Sapphire Reserve travel charge must post before your closing date for December in order to qualify for the annual reimbursement. My closing date is the 14th so I have to find something that will post immediately and not go pending for a couple of days. Any suggestion of what would work? I hate to lose it! I am not fussy- either a hotel that I could book ahead, southwest flight,etc....as long as it posts quickly! Thanks so much for your help!
I would just call and see if they can extend your closing date until later in the month.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by glitzy View Post
I was not aware until an hour ago that the Sapphire Reserve travel charge must post before your closing date for December in order to qualify for the annual reimbursement. My closing date is the 14th so I have to find something that will post immediately and not go pending for a couple of days. Any suggestion of what would work? I hate to lose it! I am not fussy- either a hotel that I could book ahead, southwest flight,etc....as long as it posts quickly! Thanks so much for your help!
Yup, call and see if you can move closing date to late Dec. Also, charges you make to your card w/in 5-7 days of closing MAY NOT show up on your stmt. until the following mo. It's an irritating issue w/Chase. Good luck.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:44 am
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Thumbs down

Originally Posted by star fox View Post
I would just call and see if they can extend your closing date until later in the month.
I tried that already, but unfortunately the change in date wouldn't take effect until next month.
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