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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 Sep 3, 16, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Klimo View Post
Anyone get a reimbursement for Uber or Limo service?
Uber for sure.
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Old Sep 3, 16, 8:42 am
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Ever so slightly off topic but relevant - I had been waiting to get Global Entry. The day my card arrived I applied online and used the card for the $100 fee. The next day Chase auto credited the $100 fee on my account.

Not sure, but based on the $300 travel credit, I would hope/assume that the $100 still counts toward to $4000 min spend. I will probably over spend to be safe though.
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Old Sep 3, 16, 10:41 am
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IHG point+cash, cash portion didn't trigger travel credit nor 3x travel bonus.

Ticketmaster F1 parking ticket ($100) purchase didn't trigger travel credit, although I bought with F1 ticket itself.
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Old Sep 3, 16, 1:36 pm
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Hyatt.com Gift card work?
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Old Sep 3, 16, 3:54 pm
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Any experiences with AS gift cards? I recall getting bit by them not qualifying as travel on the Citi Prestige.
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Old Sep 3, 16, 6:10 pm
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Not a limo service but...

Hired a car service in Italy to drive us to vinyards one day. They invoiced me through PayPal and I paid with CSR. 300 credited to my account next day (they was my first purchase with the CSR, so it couldn't be anything else). Name of business did have "drivers" in it, but was surprised that invoice through PayPal worked.
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Old Sep 4, 16, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by gatzdon View Post
The first time is a piece of cake. The trick is doing it a second time.
It is not a loophole - that how all the credit cards work. That is why everyone is saying it's $1,500-$2,000 in travel plus $600 in credits for $450.
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Old Sep 4, 16, 2:30 pm
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Just bought $50 egift card from delta.com.
will report back if it counts as travel.
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Old Sep 5, 16, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by invalyd View Post
Any experiences with AS gift cards? I recall getting bit by them not qualifying as travel on the Citi Prestige.
I did not get the travel credit when I purchased a $25.00 gift certificate. Purchase posted on 09/02 with no credit.
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Old Sep 5, 16, 10:35 am
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I am thinking to buy a Marriott gift card. Any data of how that codes with any Chase Visa card?
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Old Sep 5, 16, 2:29 pm
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I went online and bought a physical Hyatt $25 gift card and a physical Marriott $25 gift card with my Chase Freedom Visa to see how Chase coded them. Both coded under 'Travel'.
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Old Sep 5, 16, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by G2244 View Post
Ever so slightly off topic but relevant - I had been waiting to get Global Entry. The day my card arrived I applied online and used the card for the $100 fee. The next day Chase auto credited the $100 fee on my account.

Not sure, but based on the $300 travel credit, I would hope/assume that the $100 still counts toward to $4000 min spend. I will probably over spend to be safe though.
Read the post 2 above yours. The answer is also in the WIKI.
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Old Sep 5, 16, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by superpanjy View Post
Just bought $50 egift card from delta.com.
will report back if it counts as travel.
If you are going to get a credit it would have posted almost immediately or w/in an hour or so. Did you get a credit?
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Old Sep 5, 16, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by philemer View Post
If you are going to get a credit it would have posted almost immediately or w/in an hour or so. Did you get a credit?
My fastrak credit posted after the charge posted
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Old Sep 6, 16, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by JMWEEZ View Post
Uber for sure.
Lyft as well.
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