Good morning everyone, I just wanted to share some updates regarding my Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card. A few days ago, I received my 140,000 point sign up bonus after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. I also received a few statement credits / courtesy adjustments toward my $300 annual travel credit.
It takes 1-2 days after your statement closes to see the points in your Ritz-Carlton account. I like how Ritz-Carlton (like Marriott and Hyatt) provide details on where the points came (enrollment bonus, air/car/dining purchases, and everyday spending). My balance now sits at around 145,000 Ritz-Carlton points :)
I thought I would also share some of the strange travel reimbursements I have received from the past month. I originally paid a $75 fee for an upgraded seat on United with my Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card. After a few schedule changes, United refunded my $75 seat upgrade fee, but I was able to call Chase and have them reimburse the seat upgrade charge before the refund posted. This was a fluke in timing and I would not be able to reproduce this series of events.
Last week, I spent a few hours at the SFO Admirals Club (I needed a break from the Centurion Lounge). The one downside of the Admirals Club is that there is no “free food,” just free snacks and chocolate chip cookies. I went to the bar and ordered a salad and used my Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card to pay the bill. Since the Chase Ritz-Carlton Credit Card is supposed to reimburse airline meals and lounge visits, I figured a meal purchased at an airline lounge would qualify. After sending in a Secure Message, I received a courtesy adjustment to offset the salad purchase. I believe courtesy adjustments are different from statement credits and do not affect your $300 airline travel reimbursements. That is just a theory at this point.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great Friday everyone!