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


    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)

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)
  • 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 30, 16, 12:53 pm
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Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail passes just credited as travel.
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Old Dec 30, 16, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by jjmiller69 View Post
Closing date on my 1st statement is 2/26/2017 lol.
Closing date or due date?
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Old Dec 30, 16, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Closing date or due date?
Correct that is the payment due date. They didn't show the closing date yet.
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Old Dec 30, 16, 11:32 pm
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Question, my statement closed on 12/26 and I successfully used my travel credit for 2016. It already shows what looks like a fresh 300 travel credit availible for me to use. So if i book a hotel on expedia, or hotels.com on Dec 31 will this count towards the new years credit or do i need to wait a day? I am concerned the hotel I want will sell out or I would just wait another day?
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Old Dec 30, 16, 11:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 1readyset2go View Post
... if i book a hotel on expedia, or hotels.com on Dec 31 will this count towards the new years credit ...
Correct. Your 2017 credit became available to use on the day after your December statement generated.
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Old Dec 31, 16, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Correct. Your 2017 credit became available to use on the day after your December statement generated.
Awesome! Thank you
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Old Dec 31, 16, 12:42 am
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Reading through the posts here it seems that the travel credit resets after the December statement. This happened to me recently. My statement closed on the 24th and got credit for a flight I purchased on the 27th.

Is there a way to selectively choose which items I want to pay cash for or which ones I want reimbursed? Feel weird that I've already used up my travel credits for 2017 when we are still in 2016.
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Old Dec 31, 16, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by festriaqua View Post
Reading through the posts here it seems that the travel credit resets after the December statement. This happened to me recently. My statement closed on the 24th and got credit for a flight I purchased on the 27th.

Is there a way to selectively choose which items I want to pay cash for or which ones I want reimbursed? Feel weird that I've already used up my travel credits for 2017 when we are still in 2016.
There is no way to choose other than charging whatever you want credited first after your Dec statement closes next year. No point though.
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Old Dec 31, 16, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by festriaqua View Post
...
Is there a way to selectively choose which items I want to pay cash for or which ones I want reimbursed? .
No. It doesn't matter which expense(s) happen to trigger the reimbursement, it serves to reduce the card annual fee. I have received $600 in reimbursement and have not yet been billed the annual fee. I do not remember, or care, which expenses trigger the reimbursement because I allocate the value against the forthcoming $450 expense.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by roundtree View Post
I have a few DP from a recent trip to Kona, Hawaii out of DFW (thx to the wife's CSR), with airport locations noted where appropriate:
  1. Park N Fly parking (DFW) = Travel
  2. Hudson News (LAX) = Not Travel
  3. Gift Shop (KOA) = Not Travel
  4. Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory = Not Travel (or dining)

Travel credit triggered in full with Hilton timeshare payment.
was this for payment,as in paying off the cost of the timeshare, or payment towards annual dues/fees? I'm trying to find out what triggers the credit- this could be great for paying a timeshare down....
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Old Jan 1, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by hsmama View Post
was this for payment,as in paying off the cost of the timeshare, or payment towards annual dues/fees? I'm trying to find out what triggers the credit- this could be great for paying a timeshare down....
Both have applied as travel for me, at least where Hilton Grand Vacations is concerned. Can't speak to other programs. I've used CSR against timeshare finance payments and HOA fees with both coded as travel. I already had my travel credit paid previously though.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:02 pm
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Any one have data points on purchasing Uber gift cards?
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:30 pm
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Has anyone booked through consolidators/aggregators travel booking sites such as priceline or kayak or indianegale or expedia and have received the travel credit for $300 ?

I apologize if this has been already answered. Im looking to book through one of these sites.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by MagicAngel View Post
Has anyone booked through consolidators/aggregators travel booking sites such as priceline or kayak or indianegale or expedia and have received the travel credit for $300 ?

I apologize if this has been already answered. Im looking to book through one of these sites.

Bought a ticket on DY through Expedia Denmark to take advantage of the exchange rate that ended up saving me $20 USD versus DY website. It was charged in DKK and it coded as travel because it triggered the $300 USD return. Also, the merchant was Expedia, not Norwegian on my statement.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 4:08 pm
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Frustrating situation here. Applied and approved for the card on Dec 2, 2016. Immediately saw on account details that the first payment date would be Jan 26, 2017 - meaning the statement close date should be Dec 29, 2016. Went ahead and spent and received the $300 travel credit in mid-Dec.

Just yesterday noticed that the first statement was actually generated on Jan 1, 2017. Called into Chase and was told that no statements are generated after the 28th of each month due to only 28 days in February. Thus, we missed the cut-off by one day and the $300 travel credit already received would apply to 2017 instead.

Argued for a bit on the phone, but 3 different agents wouldn't budge. You win some, you lose some. But still frustrating that we had no idea 28th is the last statement date for every month and we missed it by one day.

At least I should still get the $300 for 2018 I suppose
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