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Update: 6/16/15:
So I smed chase again and got the same response, denying to match to 140k. I then called Chase and got a very nice rep who tried to match it for me but was unsuccessful. It said in her system that they were only matching to 140k credit cards that were applied before April 30th. I applied May 14th. She then gave me 5k Ritz points as a courtesy and told me to try to call Ritz Rewards and ask them to replace my 2 free nights with the equivalent amount of points (probably not 140k). I did just that and the Ritz rep said she cannot do that. Blah blah.....
This really sucks <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji35.png" />

Update: 3/23/15: Many recent reports of successful match to 140k offer via SM
Updated link: https://creditcards.chase.com/credit-cards/ritz-carlton-card.aspx
Standard offer is for 2 free nights at Ritz Cat 1-4 which is not too bad either.

Update 2/9/15: DEAD     
current offer  140k bonus points +$300 airline credit annual fee 395 not waived
link https://www.theritzcarltonrewardscard.com/offer140k

To get $300 airline credit call 1-855-896-2222
don't buy gift cards from Chase affiliated airlines (United, SW..)
As Chase may be able to see what you purchased

JetBlue seat upgrades and delta seat upgrades worked for me.
Airline GC are very YMMV as there are reports of chase asking for receipts.
(Seat upgrades are officially covered in the T & C.)
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thanks, so one can kill 2 birds with one stone doing this; 1) spending threshold and 2) get the $300 travel credit
I'm not sure if it counts for meeting threshold although I wouldn't mind.

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I'm not sure if it counts for meeting threshold although I wouldn't mind.
Can anyone confirm?

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Life is as good as you make it...

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Why risk it ?
Why not? If someone can confirm.
$300 is a lot for some people.

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Can anyone confirm?
Worked for me on ba card few months ago

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Worked for me on ba card few months ago
Since when does BA have Travel credit ?

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Since when does BA have Travel credit ?
Think he was referring to spending threshold.

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Think he was referring to spending threshold.
True, to use money that you spend even if you get credited back for it (ie $200 Amex travel credit or $300 Ritz so on).
But if you meet a threshold and you later return everybody (?) Knows that they "usually" don't claw back bonuses. Although it's advised against.

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True, to use money that you spend even if you get credited back for it (ie $200 Amex travel credit or $300 Ritz so on).
But if you meet a threshold and you later return everybody (?) Knows that they "usually" don't claw back bonuses. Although it's advised against.

Hence:
Why risk it ?

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But if you meet a threshold and you later return everybody (?) Knows that they "usually" don't claw back bonuses. Although it's advised against.

I received the bonus after being credited, wasn't a refundable, cancelled within 24 hours due to change of plans.

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I received the bonus after being credited, wasn't a refundable, cancelled within 24 hours due to change of plans.
But still... Why risk it

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As I said it "should" go in effect immediately.  give it a few days

Got the Gold status on my Marriot account . Number not even generated yet, according to Chase but
exec floor , free breakfast all the Gold bennies in France confirmed by res. Desk  :)


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Got the Gold status on my Marriot account . Number not even generated yet, according to Chase but
exec floor , free breakfast all the Gold bennies in France confirmed by res. Desk  :)
Good for you, enjoy em'!