Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite

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Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite

FM Mini Review: While the card is pricey, the annual free night, plus $300 in ariline fee credits, plus other perks make this card a keeper.


Card Type: Visa Infinite

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Earning rate: ⚬ 6X Ritz & Marriott.⚬ 3X airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, at car rental agencies and at restaurants ⚬ 2X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: $75K spend per account year for Platinum elite status

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Annual 50K hotel certificate upon renewal ⚬ 3 club level upgrades. $100 hotel credit for each 2 night or longer stay ⚬ Priority Pass Select with unlimited guests ⚬ $300 annual credit for airline incidentals ⚬ Automatic Gold Status

See also: Marriott Bonvoy Complete Guide

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YY Fung

Hi, I have just called Chase about my Chase Ritz Carlton Card. I told them I would like to enroll in Priority Pass. (I have been eyeing their PP with unlimited guests.) The person speaking to me saying I’m not eligible because I am not meeting 1st year anniversary of Chase Ritz Carlton. In short, he said this benefit is not listed in the system.

Can anyone help me out with this? Is there anything I misunderstand?
If he is right, where is the announcement about this the change? It should be a huge change…..
Does anybody direct me where I can see all the benefits offered by Chase Ritz Carlton. (Amex is WAY better and clear in this and makes the users experience easier.)

Nick Reyes

That doesn’t sound right. I’d call again.

Chase actually changed things several months ago and made it very easy to see your benefits. Log into your account, click on your Ritz card, and find the button that says “See benefits” (it might be listed under “more”, I can’t recall at the moment). They have a full list of benefits right online.

YY Fung

>.< Not listed in the Benefits Page at all.

Its why I sent a question a couple months ago where/ how to get this PP as there was nothing mentioned in June. Nor is there now.

What benefits appear on Card Benefits page on Chase.com? I attached what I have currently in my Chase RC benefits Information.

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*For a complete list of your card benefit disclosures, please select the “See all Terms & Conditions” link below.
Please see your Rewards Program Agreement for more information about the rewards program on your credit card.
^These benefits are available when you use your card. Restrictions, limitations and exclusions apply. Most benefits are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies who are solely responsible for the administration and claims. There are specific time limits and documentation requirements. Please refer to your Guide to Benefits for a full explanation of coverages, or call the number on the back of your card for assistance.

See less Terms & Conditions 
6 points per $1 at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy:
For more information about The Ritz-CarltonTM Credit Card rewards program, view the latest Rewards Program Agreement.
3 points per $1 on restaurants, car rental agencies and airline tickets:
For more information about The Ritz-CarltonTM Credit Card rewards program, view the latest Rewards Program Agreement.
2 points per $1 on all other card purchases:
For more information about The Ritz-CarltonTM Credit Card rewards program, view the latest Rewards Program Agreement.

Free Night Award:
Please allow up to 8 weeks from your account anniversary date for your Anniversary Free Night Award E-Certificate to be automatically deposited into your Marriott Bonvoy™ Account. Account anniversary date is the date that is twelve months after your account open date, and the same date each twelve months thereafter. Your Anniversary Free Night Award is valid for a one night hotel stay at a property with a redemption level up to 50,000 points. You are responsible for all incidental charges such as parking fees, and payment of mandatory resort fees at properties where resort fees are charged. For the list of participating hotels where you can redeem the 50,000 points, log on to redeem.marriottbonvoy.com/hotels or call the Marriott Bonvoy number on the back of your card. Your E-Certificate may not be combined with cash or other Marriott Bonvoy points when redeeming for your free night, and may not be transferred, extended beyond expiration date, or re-credited for points. Each Anniversary Free Night Award issued will have an expiration of 12 months. To qualify for the Anniversary Free Night Award, your account must be open and not in default on your account anniversary date. Offer and Anniversary Free Night rules and regulations are subject to change. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment.

Upgrade your stay:
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level: Club Level offer valid at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels on up to three qualifying paid stays per account anniversary year using The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card with a seven-night maximum length of stay, subject to availability at time of reservation. “Account anniversary year” means the year beginning with your account open date through the anniversary of your account open date, and each 12 months after that. E-certificate is required, is non-transferable, and not combinable with other offers. Club Level Upgrade E-Certificates are valid for 1 room per e-certificate and up to 2 guests per room. Valid only on member rates and non-discounted rates available weekdays and weekends on standard and premium rooms. Not valid on special corporate negotiated rates, wholesale rates, discounts or promotions (includes AAA), packages, group rates, eChannel rates, advance purchase rates and Government rates. Reservation must be paid for with a valid Ritz-Carlton Credit Card. Account must be open and not in default to maintain your Club Level E-Certificates. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or a failure to provide the stated benefits and services. 

Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each year:
15 Elite Night Credits: On or before March 1 of each calendar year, a maximum of 15 Elite Night credits will be credited to your Marriott Bonvoy member account operated by Marriott International, Inc. in accordance with Marriott Bonvoy terms and conditions. To be eligible to receive the 15 Elite Night credits with this Card, you must be the primary cardmember, your Card Account must be open as of December 31 of the prior year, and you must have an active Marriott Bonvoy member account linked to your credit card account. This benefit is not exclusive to credit cards offered by Chase. A maximum of 15 Elite Night credits will be awarded per Marriott Bonvoy program member account even if the member has more than one Credit Card linked to their Marriott Bonvoy account. When your Marriott Bonvoy member accounts are merged, if both accounts have received 15 Elite Night credits, only one 15 Elite Night Credit will remain. Separate promotional offers of Elite Night credits will not count towards this per-account maximum but may have their own limits, see promotional terms at time of offer. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits and services.
Automatic Gold Elite Status:
Automatic Gold Elite Status: You will automatically receive Gold Elite Status each account anniversary year as a cardmember (“Account anniversary year” means the year beginning with account open date through the anniversary of your account open date, and each 12 months after that). Please allow up to 8 weeks from account open date for your initial Gold Elite Status award to be applied to your Marriott BonvoyTM account. To qualify for and maintain Gold Elite Status your account must be open and not in default. If you do not qualify for Gold Elite status as a cardmember, in order to receive Gold Elite benefits you must qualify for Gold Elite Status under the terms of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Only one Ritz-Carlton Credit Card account per Marriott Bonvoy member (Marriott Bonvoy member must be the primary cardmember on that account), is eligible for the Gold Elite Status award. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the Gold Elite benefits and services.

Earn Platinum Elite Status:
Platinum Elite Status: Each account anniversary year you make Purchases totaling $75,000 or more you will qualify for Platinum Elite Status through December 31 of the following year. “Account anniversary year” means the year beginning with your account open date through the anniversary of your account open date, and each 12 months after that. Purchases are when you, or an authorized user, use a card to make purchases of products and services, minus returns or refunds. Buying products and services with your card, in most cases, will count as a purchase; however, the following types of transactions won’t count and won’t earn points: balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable. Please allow up to 8 weeks after qualifying for the Platinum Elite Status award to be applied to your Marriott BonvoyTM account. To qualify for and maintain Platinum Elite Status your account must be open and not in default. If you do not qualify for this bonus offer, in order to receive Platinum Elite benefits you must qualify for Platinum Elite Status under the terms of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Only one Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card account per Marriott Bonvoy member, (Marriott Bonvoy member must be the primary cardmember on that account), is eligible for the Platinum Elite Status award. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the Platinum Elite benefits and services.
$100 hotel credit:
$100 Hotel Credit: Hotel credit available at participating The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels for qualifying paid stays using The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card when booking this offer, and requires a two-night minimum length of stay, subject to availability. Valid only on member rates and non-discounted rates available weekdays and weekends on standard and premium rooms. Not valid on special corporate negotiated rates, wholesale rates, discounts or promotions (includes AAA), packages, group rates, eChannel rates, advance purchase rates and Government rates. Credit is non-transferable or combinable with other offers, consecutive reservations in the same hotel are not valid, and advance reservations are required. Credit must be used during original reservation, no cash back, and may not be applied to room rate or hotel goods or services provided by a third party. Not valid on room rate, alcohol, taxes or gratuities. Reservation must be paid for with a valid Ritz-Carlton Credit Card. Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or failure to provide the stated benefits and services.

$300 travel credit:
$300 Annual Travel Credit: To request a statement credit to apply towards qualifying airline incidental purchase(s) made with your Ritz-Carlton Credit Card, you must contact J.P. Morgan Priority Services at the number on the back of your Ritz-Carlton Credit Card within 4 billing cycles of the purchase date. Only the following types of non-ticket purchases qualify for this offer: airline lounge day pass, or towards a yearly lounge membership of your choice; airline seat upgrades; airline baggage fees; in-flight Internet/entertainment; in-flight meals. Purchases are when you, or an authorized user, use a Ritz-Carlton credit card to make purchases of products and services, minus returns or refunds. Buying products and services with your card, in most cases, will count as a purchase; however, the following types of transactions won’t count and won’t earn points: balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable. We do not determine whether merchants correctly identify and bill transactions as being of a certain type. However, we do reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for statement credits. Statement credit will post to your account within 5-7 business days and will appear on your monthly credit card billing statement within 1-2 billing cycles. Qualifying purchases made by authorized users on your account are eligible for statement credits; however, only the obligor on the account, not authorized users, may request statement credits. Maximum statement credit accumulation for this offer is $300 per calendar year. Annual credit will be issued for the calendar year in which the transaction posts to your account. For example, if you pay baggage fees at the end of 2018, and the airline does not post the transaction until 2019, the cost of the baggage fees will be allocated towards your 2019 calendar year maximum of $300. Marriott Bonvoy is not responsible for offer fulfillment or the provision of or a failure to provide the stated benefits and services.

Receive free in-room WiFi:
Premium On-property Internet Access: For primary cardmembers only, available at Participating Marriott BonvoyTM hotels. For details, see marriottbonvoy.com/about. Chase is not responsible for offer fulfillment.

No Foreign Transaction Fees:
See Cardmember Agreement for details.

Fraud Alerts/Automatic Account Alerts:
Delivery of alerts may be delayed for various reasons including technology failures and system capacity limitations. There is no charge from Chase, but message and data rates may apply.

Zero Liability Protection:
Zero Liability Protection does not apply to use of an account by an authorized user without the approval of the primary cardmember. If you think someone used your account without permission, tell us immediately by calling the Cardmember Services number on your card or billing statement.

Adding an Authorized User:
All correspondence, including credit cards, statements, and notifications will be sent to the name and address on file for the primary cardmember. The primary cardmember is responsible for repaying all balances on this account. Authorized users will have the same account number and charging privileges as the primary cardmember but will not be financially responsible. Chase provides account information to the credit reporting agencies for all account users. This information could impact an authorized user’s credit score. When you tell us to add a user to your account, you’re confirming that you have a relationship with the person or people whose name(s), address(es), and date(s) of birth you’ve told us, that all their information is correct, and that you have their consent to add them. If Chase determines you’ve given us fraudulent name, address, or date of birth information, or did not have such consent, Chase can close this account.
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FM Fan

Did we ever get clarity on this? I just recently product changed into this card mainly because of this benefit and I also cannot see this listed. Any update on this?

Captain Greg

Does each authorized user also get a global entry fee credit every four years? Or is that only for the primary cardholder?

Captain Greg

The terms and conditions say “$100 statement credit will be processed after the Global Entry program application fee is charged to an eligible card. Holders of eligible cards are entitled to one (1) $100 statement credit per card every 4 years in connection with the Global Entry program application fee. ” So, it seems like it probably is per card? It probably won’t be an issue, but this is a keeper card for me so I’d like to know that I always have this fee covered for me and my family (with authorized user cards) while I keep giving away the credits on my other (short-term) cards to friends. The thing that concerns me is that sometimes chase gives the exact same card number, exp. date and cvv code on authorized user cards. Can you confirm if your Ritz AU’s have the same or different numbers (I haven’t upgraded to the card yet)? Thank you!

Rod S

Authorized User cards for the Ritz-Carlton Chase Visa all have the same card number, expiration date, and CCV code.

Rod S

I called Chase Ritz-Carlton today to ask about the $100 credit for Global Entry.
I was told that a credit would only be allowed for the following programs:
TSA Precheck, Nexus, & Sentri.

Is that any way to verify that Global Entry is no longer covered?

Ryan

Rod – I find that really interesting, because the info page specifically says Global Entry is covered and doesn’t say anything about NEXUS or Sentri. https://creditcards.chase.com/marriott/cardmember/ritz-carlton/benefits

Rod S

That’s a good reference that you provided! Thank you.
Previously, I found several other references to the card benefits but none so specific as what you provided. Even the printed benefits guide that is sent with the card didn’t provide information about the Global Entry benefit.

YY Fung

I have got the product change from Chase Marriot Boundless to Chase Ritz Carlton.
In the benefits page, I can’t find “Priority Pass”. Can anyone tell me if this benefit goes away? If this benefit still exists, can anyone show where?
(I have AMEX platinum and their page shows it and how to enroll. But on Chase page, it is not the case.)

Clement Mensah

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LeoM

Hi Nick,

Just a small correction that got me searching to confirm:

5 Rewards points (“5X points”): You’ll earn 5 Rewards points for each $1 spent on qualifying purchases made at participating The Ritz-Carlton® locations, participating Marriott® locations, and all Starwood-branded hotels, which participate in Starwood Preferred Guest®,

The above says only Ritz/Marriott. Spg properties seems qualify too to earn 5x.

Thanks as always for all the great posts! I’ve learned so much!

Nick Reyes

You’re absolutely right. I didn’t update this card’s benefits when it began earning at SPG hotels as well.

That said, you’re better off using an SPG card to pay for stays at any of the hotels in the portfolio between now and August 1st as the SPG card earns 2x (at Marriott/Ritz/SPG), which means 6x Marriott points. After August 1st, the SPG cards will earn 6x at Marriott/Ritz/SPG and the Ritz and Marriott cards will earn 6x starting August 26th.

I will update this card’s benefits shortly — thanks for commenting to bring it to my attention.

LeoM

Absolutely! I have to get my min spend on the Ritz going and that’s what got me checking. I won’t be able to complete it before Aug 1st but may be able to before Aug 18th (today’s new date) so putting all spend on it for now.

Btw: It’s incredible how you managed to hold the fort during Greg’s vacation time. So much news and deals (Prime Day too!) And you were on top of everything! You’re the best!

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Nathan

Your article on business cards such as Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite “NOT” counting toward the unofficial 5/24 Chase rule is written in an unclear manner. Why? Because it doesn’t distinguish between whether those business cards you listed don’t count toward getting to your 5/24 total or whether if you are already at the 5/24 total whether you will still qualify to receive one of these business cards. If a person qualifies under both of the previous scenarios it should be so stated. Regardless of your answer, the article was poorly written.

Nick Reyes

Sorry for the slow response here. The Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa is not a business card — this is a personal card. All personal cards add to your 5/24 count. Most business cards do not add to your 5/24 count.

Approvals for some personal cards are not governed by the rule. For example, you can be approved for the Ritz-Carlton card even if you are over 5/24. We say that the Ritz-Calrton card is not subject to the 5/24 rule, meaning that approvals are not determined based on that rule. The card will still add +1 to your 5/24 count, but getting approved for it is possible even if over 5/24 (it’ll just continue to put off your ability to get approved for those cards which are subject to 5/24).