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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 13, 16, 10:45 am
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Maybe I missed the post somewhere, but here's what is happening with my travel credit. I received my $300.00 travel credit back in Oct. I just came home from a trip and noticed my travel credit has been reset. Yesterday I was giving $150.00 travel credit for a recent purchase and my wife who also used her travel credit last month has hers reset to zero used for the year. Could this be our 2017 credit since the next statements to close will be early Jan?
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Old Dec 13, 16, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by elkhornne View Post
...Could this be our 2017 credit since the next statements to close will be early Jan?
Correct.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Correct.
Thank you
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:23 am
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Just found this thread. Applied for the card in the first week of December, and my statement closed on 12/8 before I made any travel charges. Does that mean I'm screwed and lost my $300 for 2016?
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by uneeq View Post
... statement closed on 12/8 before I made any travel charges. ... lost my $300 for 2016?
Correct.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:50 am
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Old Dec 13, 16, 12:30 pm
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Ok so as others have found out, it takes 1 month to move your closing date. So I have until the end of the day on the 17th to post my charges. My stay will not take place until after the 25th. I read the wiki but, does anyone know what hotel sites will post before your stay takes place?
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Old Dec 13, 16, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Correct.
What I don't understand is I used my $300 the first month I had my card in September. I had a $450 hotel charge post on 9/7 and on 9/8 I received the $300 credit. Statement closed 9/14.

Why the issue now in December, if the $300 travel credit shows up 1 day later?
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Old Dec 13, 16, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by elg26 View Post
Why the issue now in December, if the $300 travel credit shows up 1 day later?
Any transaction that posts after your December statement is accounted for in 2017. See Chase's terms, which include an example, in this recent POST.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by hanly2 View Post
Ok so as others have found out, it takes 1 month to move your closing date. So I have until the end of the day on the 17th to post my charges. My stay will not take place until after the 25th. I read the wiki but, does anyone know what hotel sites will post before your stay takes place?
I believe if you book a room on Hilton.com with the Adv Purchase Rate, it will charge your card within a few days. I think it works that way for most of the hotel sites that give you discount for non-refundable booking. I am guessing Priceline and Hotwire will probably also charge you for the room at the time of booking.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 4:55 pm
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Confirmation

This is my first message so I am obviously a newby, but I HAVE read enough to be pretty sure about this, but I just got my card and my first billing date s Feb. 4. So it seems like I'm out of luck on the 2016 travel credit, right?

And if I decide not the keep the card beyond a year (although I doubt that will happen - we eat out a LOT), I should be able to pick up the second travel credit on the back end, right?

So do I have this right?

Thanks to all you experts out there, who provide so much info to newnies like me.

Rich

Last edited by rbednarski; Dec 13, 16 at 4:55 pm Reason: fat fingers
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Old Dec 13, 16, 6:10 pm
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Note that UA inflight wifi did not post with a travel credit. Would be curious if other airlines provide similar treatment for in-flight purchases.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
Note that UA inflight wifi did not post with a travel credit. Would be curious if other airlines provide similar treatment for in-flight purchases.
Most wifi is billed directly from the wifi provider, not the airline, and therefore isn't travel.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by rbednarski View Post
This is my first message so I am obviously a newby, but I HAVE read enough to be pretty sure about this, but I just got my card and my first billing date s Feb. 4. So it seems like I'm out of luck on the 2016 travel credit, right?

And if I decide not the keep the card beyond a year (although I doubt that will happen - we eat out a LOT), I should be able to pick up the second travel credit on the back end, right?

So do I have this right?

Thanks to all you experts out there, who provide so much info to newnies like me.

Rich
Sounds about right. You should be able to get your 2018 credit after your statement closed in December 2017.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 10:16 pm
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Just for DP, I got the $300 travel credit for my bullet train tickets bought on Japanican.com. Spouse was also got credit for buying airbnb egc.
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