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Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit

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Old Jan 12, 20, 8:55 am   -   Wikipost
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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
  • 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

  • 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 Mar 13, 18, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by Chuncho View Post

I got an unauthorized charge of $100 on my CSR acct for a hotel reservation in Moscow (I’m in Florida). I was able to dispute it and Chase sent me a new card and gave me back the credit but they don’t want to give me back the travel credit (from the $300) used on this transaction. Have any of you experience something like that?

Thank you, MS
You realize you are $100 ahead right now, don't you? You incurred no cost to yourself (unauthorized charge was reversed) and Chase gave you a $100 travel credit. Why would you want them to take back that $100?
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Old Mar 14, 18, 12:15 pm
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Iím not sure if this is already in here, but the purchase of an EZPass transponder from Illinois and preloading my account ($30 total) was reimbursed.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by serpens View Post
That is strange. However, I would rather get the 3x points than the travel credit, because I'm sure I'll have enough travel charges to use the full credit eventually. Any purchase that pays 1x points rather than 3x has me losing 2x points forever.

If you get an explanation of what happened, please share it.
Update: That's what it showed on the first night.. Now that it's been a week or so, the Disney purchase "DISNEY TICKETS EPCO" no longer shows Qualified Purchase next to it and the credit's been moved to a couple of days later for a different trip's travel expenses. Interesting. Still 1x points for the Disney tickets. Updating the Wiki to reflect this.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 8:20 am
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Signed up for card in April 2017. Got $300 travel credit right away. January 2018, I received another $300 credit for the 2018 calendar year.

Question is - if I renew my card next month, and pay the $450 fee - will Chase credit me another $300 after that point (if I book travel later in April/May)? I know this is probably wishful thinking, but just curious how this will work (and if I have to wait until January 2019 to get another credit).
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Old Mar 19, 18, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by flyertalkzork View Post
Signed up for card in April 2017. ....
Accounts opened before May 21, 2017 receive Travel Credit on a Calendar year basis. You will be eligible for another credit after your December 2018 statement is generated.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Accounts opened before May 21, 2017 receive Travel Credit on a Calendar year basis. You will be eligible for another credit after your December 2018 statement is generated.
Thanks for confirming!
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Old Mar 26, 18, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by philemer View Post
Never tried the SWA GC but you could be our guinea pig. My 'guess' is either would work. Just a guess though. Let us know. Start with a lower amount.
Southwest gift cards do work! Just purchased a $40 emailed gift card and received the travel credit.
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Old Mar 27, 18, 8:14 am
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* MPX UBER did not get REIMBURSE. I called chase yesterday and they said that merchant CHANGE the code to RETAIL
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Old Mar 27, 18, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mmoncrieff View Post
Southwest gift cards do work! Just purchased a $40 emailed gift card and received the travel credit.
Wiki updated thanks for the follow up information.
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Old Mar 28, 18, 12:40 pm
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does $300 credit works on costco travel purchase?!

Can you apply $300 credit to costco travel? Does it work?
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Old Mar 28, 18, 12:49 pm
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Anything that qualifies as Travel (and earns a category bonus) will also trigger the credit.

Begin reading at post 112 in this thread, and continue to at least 123:

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Old Mar 28, 18, 12:58 pm
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Thanks! So as long as VISA code Costco Travel as "travel" then the automatic credit will apply? Am I understanding this correctly?
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Old Mar 31, 18, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
Note that UA inflight wifi did not post with a travel credit. Would be curious if other airlines provide similar treatment for in-flight purchases.
Originally Posted by WheelsFirst View Post
Most wifi is billed directly from the wifi provider, not the airline, and therefore isn't travel.
FWIW, in January and again last week, UA wifi purchased in-flight after signing in with my MP login details was posted to my account as "UNITED 016xxxxxxxxxx" and earned 3x points (I am assuming there is 1:1 correspondence between 3x points and things eligible for the $300 travel credit...)
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Old May 5, 18, 7:40 pm
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Per Doctor of Credit, apparently points will no longer be earned on purchases covered by the $300 credit.
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Old Jul 17, 18, 4:59 pm
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I'm about to renew and pay the AF. Does the $300 annual travel credit reimbursement start with the next billing cycle, or is it Calendar year January 2019?
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