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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 Mar 31, 20, 11:57 am
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As I'm sure others have pointed out, there are ways to get that travel credit without actually traveling. That said, I'm glad I got two hotel stays in before the virus hit; they met my $300 credit. And who knows when I'll travel again?

RNE, suggesting this is another nail in CSR's coffin.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by RNE View Post
As I'm sure others have pointed out, there are ways to get that travel credit without actually traveling. That said, I'm glad I got two hotel stays in before the virus hit; they met my $300 credit. And who knows when I'll travel again?

RNE, suggesting this is another nail in CSR's coffin.
I was just about to post the same question:

Anyone have any tips on how I can spend my $300 travel credit before downgrading the CSR to a non-AF card? I won't be traveling for the next year but have already paid my AF. Thanks for any help!
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post

Anyone have any tips on how I can spend my $300 travel credit....
Read here: What counts as travel? [Sapphire, INK, Consolidated]
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Old Apr 11, 20, 6:22 pm
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Can anyone advise where I can get an airbnb gift card that will count towards this credit?

Lacking that:
Do physical delta gift cards count from delta.com?
What about physical hotels.com gift cards from hotels.com?
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Old Apr 12, 20, 4:36 pm
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Looking for ways to use my Sapphire travel credits on mine and my hubby's cards. Not really traveling until next year.

Delta gift cards work? Where do you buy them online so they are coded correctly? (delta.com)
Marriott gift cards? They don't sell them on Marriott.com. But this site: gifts.marriott.com seems to sell them. But my Marriott.com login doesn't work. I don't really want to go to a Marriott hotel right now because of COVID19... I'd rather buy online, but know that where you buy it is important so it codes correctly. Is that gifts.marriott.com even a Marriott site?

And what about AA? where do you buy those? I assume American Airlines website (americanairlines.com), but only use a laptop.

Thanks. Never thought I'd ever have to look for a way to spend Chase's travel credit. I usually get it right away every year since I normally travel several times a year. Sigh.
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Old Apr 12, 20, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by lbotez View Post
Looking for ways .....
The wikipost at the top of this thread will be helpful: What counts as travel? [Sapphire, INK, Consolidated] If buying DELTA giftcards be sure not to use a mobile device. To my knowledge it makes no diffference when buying AA giftcards.
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Old Apr 13, 20, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
The wikipost at the top of this thread will be helpful: What counts as travel? [Sapphire, INK, Consolidated] If buying DELTA giftcards be sure not to use a mobile device. To my knowledge it makes no diffference when buying AA giftcards.
  • Airbnb & their GC
The wiki lists airbnb gift cards, but you can't buy these from the website AFAIK.
Any idea where you can purchase them to count towards the credit?
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Old Apr 17, 20, 8:29 am
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Has anyone ever run into an issue where you had to dispute a charge that was also travel (and therefore using up travel credit)?

I had an erroneous charge from Uber for ~$30, then it burned $30 of my travel credit. I disputed the charge so temporarily received $30 statement credit but they failed to give back my travel credit. I sent a SM but received a random template message about UR which is not what I am getting at.
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Old Apr 17, 20, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by jcm55a View Post
Has anyone ever run into an issue where you had to dispute a charge that was also travel (and therefore using up travel credit)?

I had an erroneous charge from Uber for ~$30, then it burned $30 of my travel credit. I disputed the charge so temporarily received $30 statement credit but they failed to give back my travel credit. I sent a SM but received a random template message about UR which is not what I am getting at.
You received a $30 travel credit and you were refunded for the Uber charge, as I read your post. So you received a $30 travel credit from Chase but spent zero. Why do you want Chase to take back the travel credit, given that you are $30 ahead?
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Old Apr 17, 20, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Diplomatico View Post
You received a $30 travel credit and you were refunded for the Uber charge, as I read your post. So you received a $30 travel credit from Chase but spent zero. Why do you want Chase to take back the travel credit, given that you are $30 ahead?
I must have a massive brain fart. For some reason I just thought I lost the money hah. Thanks for pointing out my stupidity. Being cooped up at home 24/7 must be getting to my head.
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Old Apr 17, 20, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by jcm55a View Post
I must have a massive brain fart. For some reason I just thought I lost the money hah. Thanks for pointing out my stupidity. Being cooped up at home 24/7 must be getting to my head.
Don't worry, this same conversation has occurred multiple times over the course of the thread
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Old Apr 18, 20, 9:13 am
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I can confirm that the eGift card from the Delta website (on a pc, not mobile) did indeed code as a travel reimbursement. The charge posted as Delta Gift Card and I got immediate reimbursement.
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Old Apr 18, 20, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by ck8 View Post
I can confirm that the eGift card from the Delta website (on a pc, not mobile) did indeed code as a travel reimbursement. The charge posted as Delta Gift Card and I got immediate reimbursement.
Probably not relevant, but was the gift card for more, less, or exactly $300? Also, had you received a reimbursement for any earlier travel expense this year? Thanks for the data points.
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Old Apr 18, 20, 9:57 am
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It was for exactly $300 and the first use of my travel credit so it was zeroed out now.
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Old May 4, 20, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
I was just about to post the same question:

Anyone have any tips on how I can spend my $300 travel credit before downgrading the CSR to a non-AF card? I won't be traveling for the next year but have already paid my AF. Thanks for any help!
I didn't see anyone answer the question.
It USED to be (I don't know if this is still true), that you could "double-dip" in a way by purchasing *something* that coded as travel within 30 days after the Renewal fee hit, and then downgrade and not have it clawed back. I do not know if this is still the case (I didn't see anything in the Wiki).

I found this:
https://pointsyak.com/benefits/can-s...travel-credit/

But that was back in 2017. I don't know if it's still true or not.
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