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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
    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 Jan 15, 20, 1:19 pm
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mia
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Anything that codes as Travel is eligible for reimbursement:

What counts as travel? [Sapphire, INK, Consolidated]
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Old Jan 15, 20, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by iowa guy View Post
Are there any other airline's gift cards (besides Delta) that count towards the travel credit?
Not a lot of Delta hubs in the Hawkeye State, eh?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 10:57 am
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Just purchased a $300 gift card on DELTA website via laptop. Will report back soon.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by RNE View Post
Not a lot of Delta hubs in the Hawkeye State, eh?
I'm often pleasantly surprised to find passenger planes even land here.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 8:07 am
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Bought our 7 day JR Passes for an upcoming Japan trip via https://www.japan-rail-pass.com

$300 credit posted as soon as the charge posted
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Old Jan 19, 20, 2:16 pm
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$250 Delta GC good to go.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 6:40 am
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Thanks, I apologize for the late reply. I do fly Southwest and am planning an Alaskan cruise this summer. Was able to buy a gift card from Southwest that worked for me.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 3:33 pm
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What all counts as travel? I know airfare, hotels, car rentals, and train tickets. But what about restaurants, amusement parks, tolls, ride shares, cruises, helicopter tours, ferry rides, etc...
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Old Jan 25, 20, 6:37 pm
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I think dining and travel are separate categories for how merchants are coded by the credit card issuing banks.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 7:33 pm
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I see the Wiki notes a report of AA gift cards not working for the $300 travel reimbursement. Anyone successful with AA? Can a Delta gift card be used on a code share? What happens if one purchases a refundable airline ticket for September, cancels the CSR but then needs to either reschedule or cancel the airline ticket all together (I bought a refundable ticket back when one could get two $300 per year and then cancelled the ticket with no clawback) However, I'm pretty sure I'm going to cancel the card this year.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by EasternTraveler View Post
What all counts as travel? I know airfare, hotels, car rentals, and train tickets. But what about restaurants, amusement parks, tolls, ride shares, cruises, helicopter tours, ferry rides, etc...
Please see this thread:

What counts as travel? [Sapphire, INK, Consolidated]
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Old Jan 26, 20, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
That was very thorough, thanks.
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Old Feb 4, 20, 3:30 am
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Iím wondering what I did wrong as my Delta gc ($50) purchase didnít post as a travel credit? Not sure if it matters but I did buy it on Deltaís site but used my cell and not a desktop computer. I bought it on 2/1, my statement closed on 2/2. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old Feb 4, 20, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by OMOM View Post
I....Delta gc ($50) purchase didnít post as a travel credit? Not sure if it matters but I did buy it on Deltaís site but used my cell ....
It does matter. When you buy a Delta giftcard from a mobile device the transaction is billed by CashStar rather than Delta Airlines. Delta's merchant account is coded as Travel, but CashStar is not. Try again, using a desktop device.
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