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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 27, 17, 8:20 am
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Hey does anyone have any recommended travel gift cards that would be worth reselling at a minimal loss on a card exchange?

I don't plan on traveling this year, have already loaded up my ez-pass from one card, and need to use the $300 on another card. Last year I did this and purchased a Southwest e-gift card. It ended up being a nightmare to find a buyer since many either didn't accept Southwest, or didn't accept e-gift cards (ended up using Gift Card Spread with some hassle).

Thank you for any tips!
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Old Jan 27, 17, 8:41 am
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I still wonder why I need so many cards.
You don't. Having credit cards is purely voluntary.

Originally Posted by copaflyer View Post
Companies have great offerings but nothing spectacular. Why not a super chase card that offers the benefits of all cards in one?
Because it would cost so much for all the benefits that few people would pay for it. Sort of how no auto manufacturer makes a single model of car that always comes with all the options and is an electric/gas hybrid SUV pickup truck convertible 4-door coupe Suburban-sized compact.

Google "market segmentation" if you would like to learn more
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Old Jan 27, 17, 12:24 pm
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United gift registry

Will United gift registry go through as travel credit?
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Old Jan 27, 17, 1:21 pm
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Since it is nearly Feb and I am about to apply for the card, can I get 3 $300 credits for 2 membership years? Get card in Feb 2017 and use travel credit by Oct 2017. Earn$150 in credits during Jan 2018. Renew card in Feb 2018, earn another $150 credit by Nov 2018. Earn $300 credits in Jan 2019, then cancel card in Feb 2019.
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Old Jan 27, 17, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by headinclouds View Post
Since it is nearly Feb and I am about to apply for the card, can I get 3 $300 credits for 2 membership years? Get card in Feb 2017 and use travel credit by Oct 2017. Earn$150 in credits during Jan 2018. Renew card in Feb 2018, earn another $150 credit by Nov 2018. Earn $300 credits in Jan 2019, then cancel card in Feb 2019.
The short answer is "yes".....most everyone can parlay 3 travel credits into two annual card cycles.

If you get the card in Feb 2017, you'll have until your December 2017 statement to use the 2017 travel credit. Then you'll have until your December 2018 statement to use the 2018 travel credit. You'd then have from the time your December 2018 statement posts until Feb 2019 to earn your 2019 travel credit, prior to canceling the card that same month. (It's confusing to me why you specify $150 travel credits in particular months. It's a $300 annual credit.)

Keep in mind, you'll pay $900 in annual fees to obtain $900 in travel credits by doing what you suggest.

If you are trying to "come out ahead", you'd use the full 2017 and 2018 travel credits ($300 each) and cancel the card in Feb 2018. That would net you $600 in travel credits for one annual $450 fee. (I realize that you may have reasons not stated to retain the card beyond the first year.)

Last edited by Diplomatico; Jan 27, 17 at 5:58 pm Reason: Clarification, I hope :-)
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Old Jan 29, 17, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by papilini05 View Post
Will United gift registry go through as travel credit?
Probably, but why bother? Air fares and booking directly trigger the credit.
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Old Jan 29, 17, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
You don't. Having credit cards is purely voluntary.



Because it would cost so much for all the benefits that few people would pay for it. Sort of how no auto manufacturer makes a single model of car that always comes with all the options and is an electric/gas hybrid SUV pickup truck convertible 4-door coupe Suburban-sized compact.

Google "market segmentation" if you would like to learn more
I have 8 chase cards. Surely a few more benefits could be added to the reserve card. Maybe they will in time. Status at Hyatt and marriott come to mind. But maybe that would be seen as taking away from those hotel cards.
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Old Jan 29, 17, 7:49 pm
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Data point:

Received card in 8/16 and $300 posted for the year on taxis in Costa Rica, Uber, LIRR tickets (NY).

So far for 2017, credit has posted from EZ Pass, Chargepoint, NYC parking garages, and LIRR tickets.

Love this card.
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Old Jan 29, 17, 9:29 pm
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The terms are very clear, and even include example.
Yeah, I'm completely with Chase on this one. Totally clear and fair disclosure.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
The short answer is "yes".....most everyone can parlay 3 travel credits into two annual card cycles.

If you get the card in Feb 2017, you'll have until your December 2017 statement to use the 2017 travel credit. Then you'll have until your December 2018 statement to use the 2018 travel credit. You'd then have from the time your December 2018 statement posts until Feb 2019 to earn your 2019 travel credit, prior to canceling the card that same month. (It's confusing to me why you specify $150 travel credits in particular months. It's a $300 annual credit.)

Keep in mind, you'll pay $900 in annual fees to obtain $900 in travel credits by doing what you suggest.

If you are trying to "come out ahead", you'd use the full 2017 and 2018 travel credits ($300 each) and cancel the card in Feb 2018. That would net you $600 in travel credits for one annual $450 fee. (I realize that you may have reasons not stated to retain the card beyond the first year.)
To tag on to this, I'd almost recommend everyone change their statement date to the end of the month so you have all of December to use it. I screwed up and didn't pay attention to this requirement, my statement closed in the first week of last December and I missed out on $170 worth of credit.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by el aye View Post
To tag on to this, I'd almost recommend everyone change their statement date to the end of the month so you have all of December to use it. I screwed up and didn't pay attention to this requirement, my statement closed in the first week of last December and I missed out on $170 worth of credit.
That might make sense for someone getting the card near the end of the year, but I don't see the value for someone who has the card. I expect most people would have little trouble spending $300 on travel in any quarter. Certainly I don't consider myself to be a big traveler and I believe I could manage it without difficulty.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by copaflyer View Post
I have 8 chase cards. Surely a few more benefits could be added to the reserve card. Maybe they will in time. Status at Hyatt and marriott come to mind. But maybe that would be seen as taking away from those hotel cards.
I doubt they will add benefits to the card. I haven't seen any added benefits in Ink Bold, Ink Plus, SW Chase, Hyatt Chase and United Chase. They won't take away benefits. They could limit the 3X to a specific amount. Ink cards limit office purchases to $50K/yr. That is why I have two. We spend more than $100K per year on travel expenses for a business we own.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 8:03 pm
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I got the credit applied for a $25 weekly pass on my LA Metro TAP card. FYI.
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Old Jan 31, 17, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by papilini05 View Post
Will United gift registry go through as travel credit?
Just want to reply to my question after testing it. It was credited.
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Old Feb 3, 17, 5:52 pm
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sanparks.org (South African National Parks) charge for Kruger National Park lodging reimbursed.
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