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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 16, 16, 6:58 am
  #706  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
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Originally Posted by happyvoid View Post
I tried paying california fasttrack in los angeles but it did not qualify as reimbursement
Originally Posted by jasonvr View Post
I assume it is post date that matters, not charge date, correct? My statement closes on the 22nd and I've already used up my 2016 credit. Thinking of doing a 7 day UA fare lock so that the purchase will fall after my statement date to get the 2017 credit
Correct. It's post date. Not charge date.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 9:06 am
  #707  
 
Join Date: May 2015
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
We have mixed reports on tolls coding as Travel, many code as Government Services or similar. Which toll system did you pay, and have you previously made such a payment to verify that it coded correctly?
Express-Toll in Colorado for E-470. Did a test charge of $10, it was refunded. The larger charge has now been refunded as well for me. That's too bad it might not work for everybody.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 9:25 am
  #708  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Traveling some where hopefully
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VIRGINTRAINSEC EDB OTS

Coded as travel. Train tickets in Scotland.


LOTHIAN BUSES LTD

Also coded as travel as expected.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 10:25 am
  #709  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Los Angeles California
Posts: 1,188
I got my $300 credit earlier this year around August.

My Dec statement ended Dec 7 . I purchased a cruise last week and I got the new $300 credit for 2017 . You might know but the $300 is tied to your December credit and not start of next calendar year (Jan 1).
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Old Dec 16, 16, 7:52 pm
  #710  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
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chk stmnt closing date.
(edited)

Last edited by MagicAngel; Dec 23, 16 at 10:57 am
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Old Dec 16, 16, 8:25 pm
  #711  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Originally Posted by MagicAngel View Post
I have another five days more for stmnt closing date.
I dont travel much and I dont't like to pass up on this travel credit.
I'm thinking of getting a UBER gift card from uber.com
Not sure of which other hotel or airlines gift card i could buy for this ....

Option-1:
SW Airlines gift card?? I may not use this SW gift card if I already have too many reward points to fly for free.... So, what will be the use of SW Airlines gift card?

Option-2:
Marriott gift cards??
I may probably not use this Marriott... so what other options?

Option-3:
Not a fan of NJ E-Z pass... as I have read so many reviews on E-Z pass getting overloaded even when not in use or even when used corectly.
So, not planning to fund NJ Ez pass for this offer.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
One wonders why you applied for the card if you apparently have no need for it? Good luck.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 9:22 pm
  #712  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Aiport hub - EWR
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Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
One wonders why you applied for the card if you apparently have no need for it? Good luck.
I bought this so that I can avail of the 100k miles for future travels.
In addition to global entry and lounge privileges. I may use this if I plan to travel abroad... to visit extended family abroad.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 9:43 pm
  #713  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by MagicAngel View Post
I bought this so that I can avail of the 100k miles for future travels.
In addition to global entry and lounge privileges. I may use this if I plan to travel abroad... to visit extended family abroad.
You should answer. You got it for $1000 cash back.
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Old Dec 16, 16, 9:45 pm
  #714  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Traveling some where hopefully
Programs: AS, AA Gold, and Hilton
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Originally Posted by MagicAngel View Post
I have another five days more for stmnt closing date.
I dont travel much and I dont't like to pass up on this travel credit.
I'm thinking of getting a UBER gift card from uber.com
Not sure of which other hotel or airlines gift card i could buy for this ....

Option-1:
SW Airlines gift card?? I may not use this SW gift card if I already have too many reward points to fly for free.... So, what will be the use of SW Airlines gift card?

Option-2:
Marriott gift cards??
I may probably not use this Marriott... so what other options?

Option-3:
Not a fan of NJ E-Z pass... as I have read so many reviews on E-Z pass getting overloaded even when not in use or even when used corectly.
So, not planning to fund NJ Ez pass for this offer.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Just so you know you don't have 5 days. It has to post prior to your closing date and it could spend 1-3 days pending. So you have to do it very soon.
The WIKI has lot's of ideas on what works. Good luck
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Old Dec 17, 16, 12:48 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2010
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Airbnb gift card credit as travel. I did a test purchased for $25 and got credit the next day.
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Old Dec 17, 16, 1:55 pm
  #716  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
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Posts: 632
Originally Posted by dmac1418 View Post
My purchase of a Metro-North (NY MTA) round trip ticket with the MTA eTix App triggered the credit.

ALSO, got a credit for the $15 Uber GC I bought with MPX.
Don't know if anyone else is aware(I wasn't until last night), but there is a Chase promo going on with the MTA eTix app with Apple Pay: https://www.chase.com/digital/digita.../apple-pay-mta

I called up CSR customer service(Since I just got the card and haven't hit my $300 yet). According to them the $30 credit is separate from the $300 travel credit(so you can double dip in theory).
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Old Dec 18, 16, 4:55 pm
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Smile

edited.

Last edited by MagicAngel; Dec 23, 16 at 10:42 am
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Old Dec 18, 16, 4:58 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
You should answer. You got it for $1000 cash back.
Thank you!
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Old Dec 19, 16, 9:37 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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I've tried a couple times today to buy a uber gift card on MPX but it keeps "The system is experiencing errors right now.." Anyone else having/had this issue? I just created the account this morning and tried readding the credit card but its not working at all.

Alternatively, has anyone had success via uber.com? I searched and didn't see any confirmations like the MPX app.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 10:54 am
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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$300 credit is until you Dec statement closes not until Dec 31.

My statement closes on Dec. 14, so any travel transactions after the 14th is applied toward next year credit.

Link to chase: https://www.chase.com/card-benefits/...reserve/travel

$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).
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