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Ritz-Carlton credit card new benefit: annual free night award to cover 50K points?

Ritz-Carlton credit card new benefit: annual free night award to cover 50K points?

Old Jul 11, 18, 7:23 pm
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Ritz-Carlton credit card new benefit: annual free night award to cover 50K points?

I seem have not seen this information directly from website of Marriott or Chase. But some blogs are saying this. Is it true?

https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.c...-changes-more/
  • An annual free night award that will be valid at properties costing up to 50,000 points
If this is true then Ritz Card from Chase has almost identical benefits to SPG Luxury Card from AMEX. (Actually more due to Ritz club level upgrade if one can utilize this wisely.)
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Old Jul 11, 18, 10:00 pm
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I don't know if this rumor is true?

However, if it is:
1. 50K for a RC property will limit your choice of location; certainly no aspirational properties.

2. Booking a RC with points/free night, negates the use of an upgrade certificate to Club Level; must be a qualifying paid rate.

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Old Jul 11, 18, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by fozziedoggie View Post
I don't know if this rumor is true?

However, if it is:
1. 50K for a RC property will limit your choice of location; certainly no aspirational properties.

2. Booking a RC with points/free night, negates the use of an upgrade certificate to Club Level; must be a qualifying paid rate.

I have read this rumor about the free night on many reputable miles and points sites, and every time I have seen it, it was also said that the free night could be used at any Marriott property (which includes SPG and RC properties), so if it is true, your choice of where to use it is not limited to RC properties.
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Old Jul 12, 18, 12:29 am
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This was a really nice blog and comments-answers section. I look forward to keeping this card now with the free annual night at a higher end hotel.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 4:36 am
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Thanks for your reply! So still no official citation can be provided from Marriott/Ritz or Chase website?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 9:33 am
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I received paperwork in the mail yesterday confirming these changes to the card. Excited to use the 50k points free night award next year and I still haven't used my two free nights for the sign up bonus.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by WorldPalmHand View Post
I received paperwork in the mail yesterday confirming these changes to the card. Excited to use the 50k points free night award next year and I still haven't used my two free nights for the sign up bonus.
I'm sure it probably matches what the bloggers posted, but would you be able to post a picture of the document pertaining to the perk changes like the free night?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
I'm sure it probably matches what the bloggers posted, but would you be able to post a picture of the document pertaining to the perk changes like the free night?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 10:17 pm
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By the way, does anyone know if I can use my $300 travel credit toward the United Club annual fee of $550? Or better yet, if I can apply the $300 travel credit toward the United Club Chase credit card's annual $450 fee?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by WorldPalmHand View Post
By the way, does anyone know if I can use my $300 travel credit toward the United Club annual fee of $550? Or better yet, if I can apply the $300 travel credit toward the United Club Chase credit card's annual $450 fee?
Obviously you cannot use it toward paying off another card's annual fee. But yes, you can use it for an annual lounge membership like a United Club membership.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by WorldPalmHand View Post
So it does include the 15 elite qualifying nights. (I cross-posted this to the Chase forum, hope you don't mind.)
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Old Jul 14, 18, 10:20 am
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So will one still achieve some level of Platinum status with the $75K spend, or has that been erased now?
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Old Jul 14, 18, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by fozziedoggie View Post
So will one still achieve some level of Platinum status with the $75K spend, or has that been erased now?
You get the new platinum for 75K, which is similar in perks to the gold that was previously obtained for 10K spend.
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Old Jul 14, 18, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
You get the new platinum for 75K, which is similar in perks to the gold that was previously obtained for 10K spend.
But it's "a new additional benefit!"
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Old Jul 14, 18, 3:01 pm
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Current terms (today), you get Platinum status (there is only one Platinum level today). The new/upcoming terms, there are two Platinum levels; shouldn't RC Visa get higher Platinum level? Current terms, RC Visa is given top level for $75K spend.


Originally Posted by nexusCFX View Post
You get the new platinum for 75K, which is similar in perks to the gold that was previously obtained for 10K spend.

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