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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 Sep 8, 16, 9:35 pm
  #106  
sjv
 
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Has anyone purchased AA gift cards since United is currently down? Coded as travel?
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Old Sep 8, 16, 9:41 pm
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Hyatt Gift card online coded as travel.
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Old Sep 8, 16, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by sjv View Post
Has anyone purchased AA gift cards since United is currently down? Coded as travel?
Got my CSR yesterday in the mail (plastic for now), bought $300 AA e-gift certificate today around noon. Still pending, description is "AMERICAN AIRLI AA"

When the charge posts (tomorrow maybe?), I'll report back if I got the credit or not. Risky move on my part - usually play it very safe, but this time I'm the guinea pig.

Also I heard that before the credit hits, you may be able to tell if you received the credit by going to the benefits page under UR and seeing if any of the award credit has been awarded. It will show even before the credit hits as a transaction.

I think on another site someone mentioned Delta GC for $300 triggered the credit in the comments section.
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Old Sep 9, 16, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by 466SHH View Post
My 2 cents: Please keep the wiki to verified credits on the CSR. This place gets rampant with speculation sometimes (oftentimes ) and the wiki should be a dependable resource for those without time to read (or re-read) everything in the thread. Best to keep it clean and tidy.

Mods, feel free to weigh in here if you disagree with me.
Absolutely, keep the wiki accurate. The diligent and informed readers of this thread have done a terrific job posting data points and keeping the wiki accurate. The mods and readership also appreciate the corrections that have been made without personal attacks, etc. Keep up the good work, everybody!
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Old Sep 9, 16, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by danny1920 View Post
Hyatt Gift card online coded as travel.
Just a heads up to everyone considering Hyatt gift cards that there have been some issues with both the physical and egift cards being hacked, though I believe Hyatt resolves the issue for those cards drained of value that had been purchased direct from Hyatt.

There is an ongoing thread on this in the Hyatt forum:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...t-card-20.html
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Old Sep 9, 16, 10:59 am
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For those curious...

Chase is being surprisingly transparent when it comes to the travel credit, especially compared to how the Ritz card worked. On the Ritz, you'd have to call in to request the credit be applied.

With this card it's being automatically applied. Even better, they're showing it prominently on your online account.

If you go to Chase > Ultimate Rewards for your CSR, you get the following:


Note over on the right side of the image under Your Activity.
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Old Sep 9, 16, 11:28 am
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data point: Delta Airline egift card
Bought $50 on 09/04/2016, posted/credited on 09/06/2016
Bought $250 on 09/06/2016, posted/credited on 09/08/2016
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Old Sep 10, 16, 7:04 pm
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Anyone try any of the travel booking websites (expedia, hotels.com, etc.)? I'm assuming those would count... Need to book a hotel stay for December and they hotel I need to stay at is crazy expensive on UR, but cheap every place else.
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Old Sep 11, 16, 2:41 pm
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Booked a drink package for an upcoming cruise and credit posted next day.
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Old Sep 11, 16, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by sjv View Post
Has anyone purchased AA gift cards since United is currently down? Coded as travel?
Originally Posted by freshpoints View Post
Got my CSR yesterday in the mail (plastic for now), bought $300 AA e-gift certificate today around noon. Still pending, description is "AMERICAN AIRLI AA"

When the charge posts (tomorrow maybe?), I'll report back if I got the credit or not. Risky move on my part - usually play it very safe, but this time I'm the guinea pig.

Also I heard that before the credit hits, you may be able to tell if you received the credit by going to the benefits page under UR and seeing if any of the award credit has been awarded. It will show even before the credit hits as a transaction.
Update and Data Point: My $300 AA e-gift certificate charge is still pending as of 9/11/16, however my "Rewards At A Glance" screen shows $300 travel credit received.
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Old Sep 11, 16, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by freshpoints View Post
Update and Data Point: My $300 AA e-gift certificate charge is still pending as of 9/11/16, however my "Rewards At A Glance" screen shows $300 travel credit received.
Sounds good, I'm gonna do the same.
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Old Sep 11, 16, 5:47 pm
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Any data points for AA gift cards that are plastic and ordered online though AA?

I do know the Citi Prestige (Master card) 250 airline credit will work for plastic AA gift cards

Data points suggest Master card and Visa usually code purchases the same
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Old Sep 11, 16, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by danny1920 View Post
Hyatt Gift card online coded as travel.
Confirmed that Hyatt gift card worked for me as well.....
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Old Sep 12, 16, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by freshpoints View Post
Update and Data Point: My $300 AA e-gift certificate charge is still pending as of 9/11/16, however my "Rewards At A Glance" screen shows $300 travel credit received.
Confirmation of success with AA e-gift certificate

$300, purchased Thursday 9/8, posted Monday 9/12, credit received immediately upon posting.

I cannot update the Wiki, perhaps someone can add AA e-certificates to the yes column?
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Old Sep 12, 16, 9:43 am
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Data Point:
$25 Points.com Southwest transfer from spouse account did not count in travel credit. Posted on 11th and described as "POINTS RAPID REWARDS"
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