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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 Apr 24, 17, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by davidaldrich58 View Post
The deposit was refundable, however when we cancelled the MGM deposit we never got it back since it was part of the travel credit for 2017. Essentially, we are missing out on ~$175 worth of our travel credit.
Ignore the Chase travel credit completely for a second for this question:

When you cancelled the MGM deposit, did MGM refund $175 to your card?


Sorry, that's the wrong question, since you already said it was a refundable deposit. I'm assuming the answer to the above question is "yes"

The right question is: did Chase claw back the $175 travel credit? If not, then you didn't miss out on it, you got the travel credit and would retain it regardless of whether you made the MB booking as I explained in the previous post.
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Old Apr 24, 17, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
Exactly.

If they didn't claw back the $175 travel credit (and that would go against most other experiences I've read in the thread), then you didn't lose it -- you got it when you made the MGM charge and they never took it back, so you still "have" it regardless of whether you make another booking at MB or anywhere else or just don't take the trip at all.

Or another way to think of it, if they "put it back" in your account, and then applied it to the new $175 MB charge, that nets out to the same thing.
So I do not have a credit on my statement from MGM for the $175. I suppose this would fall under me contacting MGM and not Chase. Thank you all for the help!
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Old Apr 29, 17, 11:47 am
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RideAustin ride share replacing Uber in ATX gets 3x points. Added to wiki.
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Old May 2, 17, 11:38 am
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TEXAS STATE PARKS does not code as 3x travel on Chase/CSR. This was a campground payment, not a gift card/etc purchase.
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Old May 2, 17, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by cletuslol View Post
TEXAS STATE PARKS does not code as 3x travel on Chase/CSR. This was a campground payment, not a gift card/etc purchase.
Why would that code as travel?
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Old May 2, 17, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by vm81 View Post
Why would that code as travel?
Why would it not? Emphasis mine:
https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_n...ne_Rewards_FAQ

A. Merchants in the travel category include airlines, hotels, motels, timeshares, car rental agencies, cruise lines, travel agencies, discount travel sites, campgrounds and operators of passenger trains, buses, taxis, limousines, ferries, toll bridges and highways, and parking lots and garages
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Old May 2, 17, 12:05 pm
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A pleasant CSR travel credit for me this week: I'm a retiree of one of the legacy carriers and there's a $50 AF we pay to the carrier to insure our flight benefits, every year. I paid my AF this month using my CSR cc, and within a short period of time, the $50 credit appeared on my account. How nice is that?!
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Old May 2, 17, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by cletuslol View Post
Why would it not? Emphasis mine:
https://www.chase.com/index.jsp?pg_n...ne_Rewards_FAQ

A. Merchants in the travel category include airlines, hotels, motels, timeshares, car rental agencies, cruise lines, travel agencies, discount travel sites, campgrounds and operators of passenger trains, buses, taxis, limousines, ferries, toll bridges and highways, and parking lots and garages
Because the coding of transactions is based on the merchant, not the item you purchase. Guessing that Texas State Parks is a far wider ranging merchant than just campgrounds...
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Old May 3, 17, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
Because the coding of transactions is based on the merchant, not the item you purchase. Guessing that Texas State Parks is a far wider ranging merchant than just campgrounds...
"We understand your concern about the reward points earned
on a transaction under travel category.

I reviewed your account and notice that the transaction
of $29.00 done on April 22, 2017 is categorized as
Government Services-not elsewhere classified and not under
travel. Since the merchant in question was not assigned an
appropriate category, your purchase(s) did not qualify for
this reward. he rewards adjustment you requested cannot be
made because the merchant is not in an eligible category. "

Odd because the annual park pass I ordered http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pa...rmation/passes via phone call DID go through as travel Oh well.
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Old May 3, 17, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by cletuslol View Post
Odd because the annual park pass I ordered http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pa...rmation/passes via phone call DID go through as travel
Apparently they use a different merchant account for telephone orders. Every "category" based credit benefit has this problem. The merchant classifications are not established by the card issuers.
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Old May 3, 17, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Apparently they use a different merchant account for telephone orders. Every "category" based credit benefit has this problem. The merchant classifications are not established by the card issuers.
DP - Here's a heads up for those booking your next camping trip via recreation.gov and expect the CSR travel reimbursement. It DOES NOT count as travel. Boohoo
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Old May 4, 17, 11:28 am
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Does Tripit Pro post as Travel?
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Old May 4, 17, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by slivrflyr View Post
Does Tripit Pro post as Travel?
Nope.
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Old May 14, 17, 7:43 am
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This one hit me like a cold fish to the face.

Just dropped $2k at Adagio in France. Not counted as travel. Adagio is a decent sized chain that is part the Accor Hotels Group.

According to Chase, they are NOT categorized as a hotel, but as "Recreational and Sporting Camps".

I'd update the wiki myself, but I guess I don't have permission yet.
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Old May 16, 17, 3:11 pm
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Blogger reports that Chase is changing the $300 travel credit to cover the 12 months of the anniversary date, not the calendar year.

So no more double-dipping within one calendar year.
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