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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

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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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Nech am not worried if you look good enough you'll (almost) always findThis was after March....
Your right I've managed to pull off a value of 7 or 8 cents a point. However it's just getting more and more difficult (especially in major U.S. Cities, international didn't get clobbered as bad)

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Your right I've managed to pull off a value of 7 or 8 cents a point. However it's just getting more and more difficult (especially in major U.S. Cities, international didn't get clobbered as bad)
Agreed it is more difficult to find solid redemptions.

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If i buy the ticket on my amex and then pay for EMS with the Ritz card, will the EMS refund to Ritz card automatically if I cancel the ticket?

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If i buy the ticket on my amex and then pay for EMS with the Ritz card, will the EMS refund to Ritz card automatically if I cancel the ticket?
Yes

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Can you guest in people with the Lounge card?

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can't it just be a YMMV situation? Or does one denial usually indicate more to come? >:(
I just got a denial message too. 😞

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Can you guest in people with the Lounge card?

I just got mine today ;)
Yes you can, anyone traveling with you.

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I just got mine today ;)
Yes you can, anyone traveling with you.
Thanks.
Did your Lounge card come with your credit card or after?

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I am staying at the Ritz Herzilya next Monday, if I apply for this card will I have Gold Elite status for my stay?

How long does it take to get approved for this card?

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I am staying at the Ritz Herzilya next Monday, if I apply for this card will I have Gold Elite status for my stay?

How long does it take to get approved for this card?
If you still apply today you "Should" get your gold status by next week Monday.

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I was just denied a match request to 140k points .
Is it worth trying to sm them again or call?
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

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I applied for the card may 21 and got matched