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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 Feb 4, 17, 12:02 pm
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I recently put the taxes/fees for award WN flights on my CSR and was reimbursed $270. I may need to cancel these now. What happens if the $270 is refunded to my CSR? Will the travel credit reverse?
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Old Feb 5, 17, 11:38 am
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Did a search on this thread for "alaska" and most discussion is related to AS gift certs not counting as travel

Has anyone tried buying AS board room membership? Did it get reimbursed?

(As a Gold 75K, the membership fee is "only" $295 which juuuuuuuuust squeaks under the limit)
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Old Feb 5, 17, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by maradori View Post
Did a search on this thread for "alaska" and most discussion is related to AS gift certs not counting as travel

Has anyone tried buying AS board room membership? Did it get reimbursed?

(As a Gold 75K, the membership fee is "only" $295 which juuuuuuuuust squeaks under the limit)
Wait... you dont get AS Boardroom as a Gold 75K? wow!

Anyways before buying it make sure its not already included in the Priority Pass membership as most of the AS board room is already. I been to the LAX Termina 6 one and a few AS Boardroom in SeaTac...

With the availability of Priority pass not sure if you want to spend $295 on AS Boardroom.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by RedElmo View Post
Wait... you dont get AS Boardroom as a Gold 75K? wow!

Anyways before buying it make sure its not already included in the Priority Pass membership as most of the AS board room is already. I been to the LAX Termina 6 one and a few AS Boardroom in SeaTac...

With the availability of Priority pass not sure if you want to spend $295 on AS Boardroom.
iirc 75K doesn't get BR membership but 4 passes instead

I agree with you that, in the rare instance that I want to use the BR, I use the PP

For me, my interest in the BR membership is:

- can't use it on AS gift cards, but still gotta spend $300 somehow
- get an effectively "lite" version of AA admiral club membership
- which is useful as my most frequent airports are SFO (so I can also access the CX lounge in the rare times that the AFKL lounge is full), SEA, PDX, PHX (can use Eewnited Club when I fly UA), YYZ, JFK
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Old Feb 5, 17, 3:16 pm
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It's certainly possible that AS will follow AA, DL and UA and end Priority Pass acceptance, but I don't see a compelling case for buying an AS membership now that duplicates access provided by Priority Pass. Why do you even need to think about a specific transaction to use the travel credit benefit? The eligible transactions are defined so broadly that you are likely to use it in the course of a year's travel.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Why do you even need to think about a specific transaction to use the travel credit benefit? The eligible transactions are defined so broadly that you are likely to use it in the course of a year's travel.
Agreed... I already burned through my $300 travel credit before Jan 31st, not even a month into 2017! I want another $300 LoL
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Old Feb 6, 17, 1:22 pm
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How long does it take for the Global Entry statement credit to post?

I paid my Global Entry renewal on Jan 26th, and it got approved today, but still no statement credit.

Meanwhile, my $450 annual fee has posted...
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Old Feb 7, 17, 10:08 am
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Okay, I saw people say that they do not claw back this travel credit. So, let me know if I am understanding this correctly. Last year, I booked a hotel room for this coming May and received the travel credit for that room. Well, now I just checked the hotel website and the price went down by $25. If I cancel that room and rebook, then I get to keep the original credit I got without it being taken back? I am assuming I would also get a 2017 credit for the new booking. So, it would be like I just got cash for the original credit instead of a reimbursement?
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Old Feb 7, 17, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by bbriscoe34 View Post
How long does it take for the Global Entry statement credit to post?

I paid my Global Entry renewal on Jan 26th, and it got approved today, but still no statement credit.

Meanwhile, my $450 annual fee has posted...
I applied for Global Entry last Friday so 2/3 and once the $100 charge cleared, I saw the reimbursement immediately.

I'm waiting on my conditional approval so hopefully it's as quick as yours.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by meraki View Post
I applied for Global Entry last Friday so 2/3 and once the $100 charge cleared, I saw the reimbursement immediately.

I'm waiting on my conditional approval so hopefully it's as quick as yours.
ah - I see it now. I did get my credit, but somehow the credit posted earlier than the charge did. I was just looking at the recent activity from the charge upwards and forgot to search any lower.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 5:34 pm
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Asking again. Anyone know what happens if I cancel a refundable ticket for which I have already received the credit?
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Old Feb 8, 17, 9:05 am
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You get the refund and keep the credit.
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Old Feb 9, 17, 6:41 am
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I got confused about the calendar year and didn't get the 300 for 2016. I spent 400+ on travel on Dec 28th but my statement date is Dec 16. I wonder if there is any way to get it back. Thank you.
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Old Feb 9, 17, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by anarosa View Post
I got confused about the calendar year and didn't get the 300 for 2016. I spent 400+ on travel on Dec 28th but my statement date is Dec 16. I wonder if there is any way to get it back. Thank you.
Nope.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 5:41 pm
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Can someone confirm whether purchasing an upgrade to First Class on an already-booked itinerary on United Airlines' website triggers the travel credit?
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