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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


    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)

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)
  • 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 23, 18, 4:02 am
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Had some gift cards for American Airlines....my flight had $59.60 left after the gift cards...the $59.60 was reimbursed after three days, so American Airlines tickets are still reimbursing.
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Old Jan 23, 18, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tankspectre View Post
Had some gift cards for American Airlines....my flight had $59.60 left after the gift cards...the $59.60 was reimbursed after three days, so American Airlines tickets are still reimbursing.
Since when an airline ticket is not reimbursed?

I believe the questions people asked were whether the AA GCs get reimbursement. Not the payment directly to buy a ticket.
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Old Feb 5, 18, 8:58 pm
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I had a rental car booked through the UR portal that was charged to my card.It used $242 of the travel credit. I've since cancelled the booking and been refunded, but the credit is not updated. I'm sure someone else has been in a similar situation. Should I wait it out a bit, or contact Chase?

Edit: Well nevermind, my headmath was wrong. The reimbursement was actually better than having the travel credit back, since it will reimburse me for any charges to the card, rather than just travel. If they had also given me the travel credit back, I would have gotten double reimbursed.
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Old Feb 5, 18, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by shimps1 View Post
I had a rental car booked through the UR portal that was charged to my card.It used $242 of the travel credit. I've since cancelled the booking and been refunded, but the credit is not updated. I'm sure someone else has been in a similar situation. Should I wait it out a bit, or contact Chase?

Edit: Well nevermind, my headmath was wrong. The reimbursement was actually better than having the travel credit back, since it will reimburse me for any charges to the card, rather than just travel. If they had also given me the travel credit back, I would have gotten double reimbursed.
Chase won't claw back the travel credit if there is a later refund. Don't worry about it.
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Old Feb 13, 18, 12:45 pm
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Data point:
SEPTA (Philadelphia public transportation) Key card purchases count for the CSR travel credit. I tried both purchasing a reloadable card from a fare machine and reloading it online.

This might also be good for visitors who purchase “Quick Trip” tickets at the fare machines (Philadelphia subway and airport rail).
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Old Feb 13, 18, 10:12 pm
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Triple a travel

does aaa travel count as travel? I plan to book a cruise through triple a. Thanks!
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Old Feb 14, 18, 7:51 pm
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Has anyone used it on Trenatalia site (the Italian National Railway) and got 3x?

2 years ago Sapphire Preferred did not earn 3x because Trenatalia coded itself as "Freight" as if we human are cargoes... I notice the Italirail.com the private rail company is coded 3x per Wiki. Wonder if anyone has the experience with Trenatalia.
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Old Feb 14, 18, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jessicaj View Post
does aaa travel count as travel? I plan to book a cruise through triple a. Thanks!
If AAA like other cruise agents that pay the cruise line directly via the cruise line's payment system, then the charge would show as from the cruise line directly, therefore earns 3x. You may want to check with AAA Travel on how the payment is handled.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Has anyone used it on Trenatalia site (the Italian National Railway) and got 3x?

2 years ago Sapphire Preferred did not earn 3x because Trenatalia coded itself as "Freight" as if we human are cargoes... I notice the Italirail.com the private rail company is coded 3x per Wiki. Wonder if anyone has the experience with Trenatalia.
I didn't have a CSP/CSR at the time, but in September 2017 when I used one of my other cards with a different issuer, Trenitalia coded as other travel.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 8:52 am
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I just pre-paid my turnpike tag account to get the credit. Plan to PC the CSR to a 2nd Freedom before the month ends.
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Old Feb 20, 18, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by restrictonthehanger View Post
I didn't have a CSP/CSR at the time, but in September 2017 when I used one of my other cards with a different issuer, Trenitalia coded as other travel.
Thanks for the info.

The train tickets we need are local trains from Civitavecchie to FCO but we are not flying out the same day, just to spend one night at Hilton FCO before flying out the next day. So may be we just wing it and get the tickets at the train station either counter or machine instead of booking online because local train tickets are good for any time on the route within 3 months versus online ticket is only good for the specific time you bought.
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Old Feb 23, 18, 6:15 pm
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Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit

I was wondering if there is any way to check your account online and see how much of the $300 travel credit you have used?
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Old Feb 23, 18, 8:48 pm
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There is. Just log into your chase account, go into the ultimate rewards section and make sure you select your CSR. There's a box on the right that notes your current travel credit activity with how much is remaining.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 9:23 am
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Reversal of $300 Travel Credit if trip Canceled?

Hi,

I booked a hotel for which I received the $300 CHASE travel credit and then subsequently canceled that trip and received a full refund from the hotel. Will Chase take back my $300 CHASE credit? Note that 4 days after I canceled, I booked another hotel. If my initial $300 is reversed for canceling the first hotel, will it subsequently be restored for the charge to my card for second/substitute hotel?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by edealinfo12345 View Post
Hi,

I booked a hotel for which I received the $300 CHASE travel credit and then subsequently canceled that trip and received a full refund from the hotel. Will Chase take back my $300 CHASE credit? Note that 4 days after I canceled, I booked another hotel. If my initial $300 is reversed for canceling the first hotel, will it subsequently be restored for the charge to my card for second/substitute hotel?

Thanks in advance.
Chase won't take back the original travel credit.
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