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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 13, 17, 7:37 pm
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it should, any kind of travel purchase does it.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 1:57 pm
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This hasn't been mentioned, and could be worth adding to wiki: I got travel reimbursement for ski lift pass. I could be more specific re: location, but my guess is something like this will be general enough for many locations to apply.

Didn't get reimbursement for rentals though.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 2:15 pm
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Has anyone had any experience with Legoland in Orlando? I'll be purchasing tickets soon (>$300) and would only like to use the CSR if it'll trigger a travel credit.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 14, 17, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by mactrader View Post
Has anyone had any experience with Legoland in Orlando? I'll be purchasing tickets soon (>$300) and would only like to use the CSR if it'll trigger a travel credit.

Thanks!
Do you have a better option than the CSR, even if you don't get reimbursed?
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Old Feb 14, 17, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by mactrader View Post
Has anyone had any experience with Legoland in Orlando? I'll be purchasing tickets soon (>$300) and would only like to use the CSR if it'll trigger a travel credit.

Thanks!
If you look at the wiki at the top of the page, you'll see that Disney tickets did not trigger a travel credit so presumably the same would be true of other theme parks.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by mactrader View Post
Has anyone had any experience with Legoland in Orlando? I'll be purchasing tickets soon (>$300) and would only like to use the CSR if it'll trigger a travel credit.

Thanks!
Originally Posted by philemer View Post
Do you have a better option than the CSR, even if you don't get reimbursed?
True he may have a Freedom unlimited but it'S worth the chance for 1/2%. Then if it works he can post it to help others.
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Old Feb 15, 17, 9:29 am
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Hello all, just a data point to report.

Made a purchase from Viator using their mobile app and was reimbursed a couple of business days later.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by pallhedge View Post
There are a couple reports on reddit by users who have provided updates to this. While auto-loads no longer get bonus points, manual reloads continue to code as TRAVEL.
My NY EZ-Pass auto-refreshed overnight. Once the transaction clears, I'll let you know if it codes as travel again.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by pallhedge View Post
My NY EZ-Pass auto-refreshed overnight. Once the transaction clears, I'll let you know if it codes as travel again.
I did an E-Z Pass Plus parking transaction at JFK airport(Leaving JFK 2/3, charging card 2/4). When it posted on 2/6(as E-Z Prepaid toll) it coded as travel.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 4:56 pm
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Dumb (?) question: After you make a travel-related charge it is on the account and no longer pending, does the offsetting credit get posted more or less immediately or not until the next statement?
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Old Feb 16, 17, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Dumb (?) question: After you make a travel-related charge it is on the account and no longer pending, does the offsetting credit get posted more or less immediately or not until the next statement?
Mine have all posted more or less immediately--always on the same day as the charge posts.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Dumb (?) question: After you make a travel-related charge it is on the account and no longer pending, does the offsetting credit get posted more or less immediately or not until the next statement?
Mine have also posted immediately usually the same day.
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Old Feb 16, 17, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Dumb (?) question: After you make a travel-related charge it is on the account and no longer pending, does the offsetting credit get posted more or less immediately or not until the next statement?
It is more or less immediately. Also, if you have already used your $300 credit, you can click on "details" and you can see if the 3x points have been applied for travel or dining. Bonus points for the Chase Mall take longer.
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Old Feb 17, 17, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by IslesFan View Post
I did an E-Z Pass Plus parking transaction at JFK airport(Leaving JFK 2/3, charging card 2/4). When it posted on 2/6(as E-Z Prepaid toll) it coded as travel.
Thanks, my auto-replenish posted and did code as travel. So 3x UR and it triggered the travel credit. Hopefully the NY EZ-Pass glitch was only temporary.
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Old Feb 17, 17, 3:15 pm
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CSR TC Clawback

I booked a hotel (pre-paid, refundable) with my CSR and it counted for 2016 travel credit, I may need to cancel this hotel reservation. Is there any way to preserve the 2016 credit or am I likely to loose it if I cancel the reservation?
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