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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
  • 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

  • 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 19, 16, 12:49 pm
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 113
Originally Posted by Kyle Theptee View Post
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).
We know this. Do you have something new to add?
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Old Dec 19, 16, 1:06 pm
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Location: KSTP KSPG
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2017 credit

2016 - maxed out
December cycled closed on 2nd
2017 - refunded an uber charge with next years credit on a 12/17 charge.
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Old Dec 19, 16, 6:26 pm
Join Date: Oct 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?
My EZ-Pass MD replenishment charge was reimbursed a few days ago-just a DP
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Old Dec 19, 16, 9:27 pm
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
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Data point: just had the travel credit post for Pennsylvania EZ pass.
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Old Dec 20, 16, 9:53 am
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Data Point: NC QuickPass does not code as travel.
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Old Dec 20, 16, 8:07 pm
Join Date: Jul 2010
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My 2017 $300 travel already maxed out.
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Old Dec 20, 16, 8:22 pm
Join Date: Dec 2016
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Anyone able to get Chase to provide a work around for unused 2016 credit after the December statement closed. I was getting ready to max out my wife's card and realized it was based off statement date and not calendar year. $250 left on the table

Last edited by emckee57; Dec 20, 16 at 8:46 pm
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Old Dec 20, 16, 10:32 pm
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Originally Posted by emckee57 View Post
Anyone able to get Chase to provide a work around for unused 2016 credit after the December statement closed. I was getting ready to max out my wife's card and realized it was based off statement date and not calendar year. $250 left on the table
I believe you use it or lose it. I don't think there's any other choice. People are already maxing out 2017's credit. Sorry
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Old Dec 21, 16, 9:04 pm
Join Date: Apr 2002
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Funny, we just called Chase. Our statement close date is tomorrow. The CSR immediately said, "Are you calling because of the travel credit?" My husband said yes, and she offered to extend our close date to the 28th, effective this month. Hoping it will work-YMMV.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 12:52 pm
Join Date: Oct 2016
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Datapoint fro the DISBoards (Disney talk). http://www.disboards.com/threads/pai...-back.3566592/
Someone reports that Disney Vacation Club Dues coded as travel and earned the $300 discount. I mention this here because it is contrary to the information in the Wiki.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 11:27 pm
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: SPG, Hyatt Diamond Member, Club Calrson Silver, AA, Hilton Gold, BA
Posts: 463
So I already got my $300 travel credit for 2016 earlier in November. Just booked a hotel for the date of December 31 2016. Are they counting this as my 2017 already because they gave me $300 credit already. LOL. Thats twice now in 2016. weird.

Edit: nevermind just checked the $300 travel credit thread. Looks like this will count for 2017. got me excited but at least I got that out of the way.
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Old Dec 22, 16, 11:32 pm
Join Date: Nov 2015
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Originally Posted by livestrongforever View Post
So I already got my $300 travel credit for 2016 earlier in November. Just booked a hotel for the date of December 31 2016. Are they counting this as my 2017 already because they gave me $300 credit already. LOL. Thats twice now in 2016. weird.
Not weird at all. Once your December statement ends it's 2017 as far as Chase is concerned. It says this in the T&C.
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Old Dec 25, 16, 11:46 am
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$300 travel credit received on a Groupon hotel stay (booked through Chase portal), Izaak Walton Lodge. Merry Christmas as I did not expect this.
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Old Dec 25, 16, 2:07 pm
Join Date: Dec 2015
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Timeshare maintenance fee - Shell Vacations/Equiant

I have a timeshare with Shell Vacations. I paid my timeshare maintenance fees via Equiant. I charged $300 to pay the maintenance fee, and was credited within 48 hours.

Oh and this was on my wife's CSR that she applied for on 12/2 (got approved), and was given a 1/8/2017 closing statement date. I called and had that closing date moved to 12/28.
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Old Dec 26, 16, 11:26 am
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Just received my Sapphire Reserve on Friday. I don't suppose there's any way to get a 2016 travel credit?

(Yes I know I'm late. Trust me I applied earlier but I'm XX/24. I just got back to the country last week, and applied in branch after previous online denials, so happy to get approved!)
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