It’s dead: Ritz card no longer available

The Points Guy is reporting that the Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite card is dead. Sometime today, Chase stopped accepting new applications for this card without any notice. That is very unfortunate for those who were hoping to hold off until the last minute to apply before the merger. We had previously said that now was the time to make a move on this card (See: Consider getting the Ritz-Carlton card right now) as it presents a sweet opportunity to pick up Platinum status in the new program. Alas, that opportunity is no more.

Unfortunately, all links I could find for this card are redirecting to the Marriott Rewards credit card. Those links were working yesterday — but it looks like those who had not yet applied are out of luck. The Points Guy quotes a representative from Chase as saying:

Chase will be focusing on premium and no-fee consumer credit cards. All Ritz-Carlton Rewards cardmembers will continue to enjoy their rich benefits and can look forward to the new and enhanced ones that go into effect on August 26, 2018.

No uncertain terms there for sure. Sadly, it looks like the window of opportunity has firmly shut on this one. Congratulations to those who got in recently and who should therefore be picking up Platinum status in the new program (since the first-year Gold status should transition to Platinum). Of course, existing cardholders will continue to hold the Ritz card and enjoy its benefits, some of which are changing a month from today (See: New details on Marriott & Ritz cards: no more elite credit per $3K spend, free night changes, more).

For more on what you need to do to get yourself prepared for the program transition, see:

Last minute checklist for the Marriott SPG transition

And for more details on the transition in general, see:

Marriott SPG Ritz Transition Guide

H/T: The Points Guy

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I’m glad I got the card a month ago. I’ll enjoy Platinum status for almost a year and a half. This Ritz card did cost my a credit pull and put me at chase 7/24 but I’ll come off of chase 5/24 in February.

Eric
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The Marriot Business rewards should still be available for picking up automatic gold first year and then each year with 50k spend?

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I still had the Ritz Carlton page up from last night. it looks like this link still works: https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?SPID=FPVX&CELL=61DS&PROMO=DF01

ktc
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Genius still working as of now

frugalman
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wow, you beat those bloggers. Cong! But sadly, I can see it will be gone soon if not immediately.

For those who still want to apply, do it now!

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Thanks to Greg! .. very timely .. I applied early Thursday morning .. so relieved my approval made the cut! Just waiting for my new Ritz rewards # after partner verification. I’m a loyal TPG subscriber, but I now I need to add Boarding Area to my list.