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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 26, 16, 5:13 pm
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Way too late for 2016. Why bother. Just get a 2018 credit. What's the big deal?
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Old Dec 26, 16, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
Way too late for 2016. Why bother. Just get a 2018 credit. What's the big deal?
That's what I thought too. Get 2017 and then plan for the 2018.
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Old Dec 27, 16, 12:42 pm
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Misinformed Bloggers and Chase Benefits

Pretty unhappy with Chase. My wife has this card and has not used her 2016 travel credit. Per several travel blogger websites, including the site from which she applied, the credit is applied to travel spent on the card by December 31, 2016.

I understand that the terms and conditions provide that the spend must occur in time to be on the December 2016 statement for the credit to apply for 2016. Her statement date came and went on the 13th.

Chase is getting the best of both worlds here. It relies on bloggers to reel in new customers, and pays the bloggers referral fees. But the paid bloggers posted misinformation (i.e., that spend prior to 12/31/16 will benefit from the 2016 travel credit).

Anyone have any luck getting Chase to do anything here? The false advertising has me super fired up, notwithstanding that it was not Chase itself that relayed the false information.
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Old Dec 27, 16, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by jfbruin View Post
Pretty unhappy with Chase. My wife has this card and has not used her 2016 travel credit. Per several travel blogger websites, including the site from which she applied, the credit is applied to travel spent on the card by December 31, 2016.

I understand that the terms and conditions provide that the spend must occur in time to be on the December 2016 statement for the credit to apply for 2016. Her statement date came and went on the 13th.

Chase is getting the best of both worlds here. It relies on bloggers to reel in new customers, and pays the bloggers referral fees. But the paid bloggers posted misinformation (i.e., that spend prior to 12/31/16 will benefit from the 2016 travel credit).

Anyone have any luck getting Chase to do anything here? The false advertising has me super fired up, notwithstanding that it was not Chase itself that relayed the false information.
What? All the blogs I've seen were correct. Not sure what blog you were reading. You cannot blame chase as you read the wrong blogs.
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Old Dec 27, 16, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jfbruin View Post
Pretty unhappy with Chase. My wife has this card and has not used her 2016 travel credit. Per several travel blogger websites, including the site from which she applied, the credit is applied to travel spent on the card by December 31, 2016.
Can you please share which blogs has this mis(information)? All the ones I read have been clear on the statement date issue.

I do agree that Chase has certainly made the reimbursement terms confusing. It was likely a business decision to throw off some of the customers from utilizing their credit in time, but poor execution.
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Old Dec 27, 16, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by CodeAdam10 View Post
Can you please share which blogs has this mis(information)? All the ones I read have been clear on the statement date issue.

I do agree that Chase has certainly made the reimbursement terms confusing. It was likely a business decision to throw off some of the customers from utilizing their credit in time, but poor execution.


Disagree. It was perfectly clear from day one. I do not think they purposefully tried to throw off their customer. Using the last closing business statement is a way to do it. They could have chosen to just give $300 annually based on your fee date. But they didn't. They allowed you to get $600!!!! If people didn't read correctly and missed it that's their own fault.
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Old Dec 27, 16, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by jfbruin View Post
Pretty unhappy with Chase. My wife has this card and has not used her 2016 travel credit. Per several travel blogger websites, including the site from which she applied, the credit is applied to travel spent on the card by December 31, 2016.

I understand that the terms and conditions provide that the spend must occur in time to be on the December 2016 statement for the credit to apply for 2016. Her statement date came and went on the 13th.

Chase is getting the best of both worlds here. It relies on bloggers to reel in new customers, and pays the bloggers referral fees. But the paid bloggers posted misinformation (i.e., that spend prior to 12/31/16 will benefit from the 2016 travel credit).

Anyone have any luck getting Chase to do anything here? The false advertising has me super fired up, notwithstanding that it was not Chase itself that relayed the false information.
I frequent all the major travel/points blogs and all of them were very clear that the $300 travel credit needed to be used by the December 2016 statement. Which one are you talking about?
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Old Dec 28, 16, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by jfbruin View Post
Pretty unhappy with Chase. My wife has this card and has not used her 2016 travel credit. Per several travel blogger websites, including the site from which she applied, the credit is applied to travel spent on the card by December 31, 2016.

I understand that the terms and conditions provide that the spend must occur in time to be on the December 2016 statement for the credit to apply for 2016. Her statement date came and went on the 13th.

Chase is getting the best of both worlds here. It relies on bloggers to reel in new customers, and pays the bloggers referral fees. But the paid bloggers posted misinformation (i.e., that spend prior to 12/31/16 will benefit from the 2016 travel credit).

Anyone have any luck getting Chase to do anything here? The false advertising has me super fired up, notwithstanding that it was not Chase itself that relayed the false information.
Link?
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Old Dec 28, 16, 11:20 am
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Statement closed Dec 22. By 12/25 I already had greater than 300 in travel expenses reimbursed (United MP Visa companion cert to Hawaii). So, net cost for two RT to Hawaii = ~$513 Total reimbursements already = $700 (2x300 + 100 TT)
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Old Dec 28, 16, 12:41 pm
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Echoing others comments... I've already earned my $300 travel credit for 2017. Booked a couple of WN tickets late in December, which will bill in January.
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Old Dec 28, 16, 1:33 pm
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Just noticed the same thing myself on two airline tickets and part of a hotel charge. Took a second - and this thread - to recognize what was going on. Pleasant surprise to end the year, at least for someone (me) who didn't notice that part of the T&C.
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Old Dec 29, 16, 10:00 am
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Data Point: Got card first week of Dec, got the closing date changed to be 12/28. Used up all of 2016 travel credit. Just checked my statement and I have a fresh $300 for 2017.
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Old Dec 29, 16, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by jjmiller69 View Post
That's what I thought too. Get 2017 and then plan for the 2018.
My first statement closes in january. There is no way to make use of the 2016 travel credit right?
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Old Dec 29, 16, 4:23 pm
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uber gift card purchase on ebay will trigger the credit?
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Old Dec 29, 16, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by bmw303 View Post
My first statement closes in january. There is no way to make use of the 2016 travel credit right?
Correct. So just work on 2017 and after 12/17 statement closes work on 2018.
Right now there isn't a 2016 credit left because it would have had to post by 12/28 which is the last closing date in December for some lucky people.
I used up my wife's credit very easily in October. I just applied yesterday (because of 5/24) and was auto approved. Due date on my 1st statement is 2/26/2017.

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