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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 Jan 10, 17, 7:11 am
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Have people started getting their calendar year travel credit for 2017? I'm not seeing mine yet.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by knit-in View Post
Have people started getting their calendar year travel credit for 2017?
Yes, I used it all in December.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Yes, I used it all in December.
I used mine as well for 2016, but not seeing any credits appearing against my January 2017 travel spend. Considering the $300 credit is per calendar year, shouldn't I be getting credit for taxis, train tickets and such this month?
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by knit-in View Post
I used mine as well for 2016, but not seeing any credits appearing against my January 2017 travel spend. Considering the $300 credit is per calendar year, shouldn't I be getting credit for taxis, train tickets and such this month?
Well the 2017 credit starts the day after the Dec 2016 statement end day. So if the Dec statement ends at Dec 19, everything charged from Dec 20, 2016 would apply to the 2017 $300 credit. That's why some people have already spent all their 2017 credit before 2017. Are you sure you didn't spend your 2017 credit in 2016? Some people got confused about the calendar year and didn't spend their 2016 credit. You could check it under your UR link if you click on it on your account to see how much of your $300 you have spent.

So far I only used $2 on the 2017 credit on parking meter.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by knit-in View Post
I used mine as well for 2016, but not seeing any credits appearing against my January 2017 travel spend. Considering the $300 credit is per calendar year, shouldn't I be getting credit for taxis, train tickets and such this month?
You should unless you already used it all in December after your Dec statement close.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by knit-in View Post
...Considering the $300 credit is per calendar year,
No, it's on a 12 statement year January - December. 2017 started on the date that your December statement closed. If your closing date was early in the month you could have easily used it in December.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by Need View Post
Well the 2017 credit starts the day after the Dec 2016 statement end day. So if the Dec statement ends at Dec 19, everything charged from Dec 20, 2016 would apply to the 2017 $300 credit. That's why some people have already spent all their 2017 credit before 2017. Are you sure you didn't spend your 2017 credit in 2016? Some people got confused about the calendar year and didn't spend their 2016 credit. You could check it under your UR link if you click on it on your account to see how much of your $300 you have spent.

So far I only used $2 on the 2017 credit on parking meter.
Originally Posted by vm81 View Post
You should unless you already used it all in December after your Dec statement close.
Originally Posted by mia View Post
No, it's on a 12 statement year January - December. 2017 started on the date that your December statement closed. If your closing date was early in the month you could have easily used it in December.
Ahhh! Got it! I shall go back and check when my statement closes.

Many thanks!
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Old Jan 13, 17, 7:24 pm
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Any idea if buying miles from most major airlines would count as a "travel"?
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Old Jan 13, 17, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by poisson View Post
Any idea if buying miles from most major airlines would count as a "travel"?
Take a look at the Wiki at the top of this thread, and all of your questions will be answered .
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Old Jan 13, 17, 10:06 pm
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I'm seeing a few reports of $1500 CL trick working with CSR, similar to Ritz. Playing with fire a bit, but any recent DP? My CL with CSR is way too high as is.
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Old Jan 13, 17, 11:35 pm
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Data point: Groupon getaways count for the travel credit. Normal Groupon stuff does not.

I wasn't expecting it to work, but they had the room 40% cheaper so I figured it was worth it anyway. It was a pleasant surprise to see the travel credit applied.
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Old Jan 14, 17, 11:08 am
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According to the Wiki AA Egift cards are reimbursed as a travel expense. Any experience on whether one can purchase one gift card for $300 or is it better to buy three $100 cards as with the Amex Platinum? Thanks.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by wripro View Post
... one can purchase one gift card for $300
Done in December and reimbursed.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by vm81 View Post
You should unless you already used it all in December after your Dec statement close.
My 2016 $300 posted in November and my 2017 $300 posted in December.
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Old Jan 15, 17, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by knit-in View Post
Have people started getting their calendar year travel credit for 2017? I'm not seeing mine yet.
yes, I got my second $300 credit already for purchases made in Dec. 2016.
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