Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite

Chase Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Infinite
2 Free Nights + 10K
2 Free Tier 1-4 night stays after $4K spend in first three months + 10K points for adding an authorized user.
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$450 Annual Fee

Recent better offer: 3 Free Tier 1-4 nights after $5K spend in first three months + 10K points for adding an authorized user.

FM Mini Review: While the card is pricey, it offers a very nice collection of perks. Great choice for those seeking Marriott elite status.


Card Type: Visa Infinite

Earning rate: ⚬ 2X airline, car rental, & restaurants ⚬ 5X Ritz & Marriott.

Big spend bonus: $10K spend per account year to keep Gold elite status; $75K spend per account year for Platinum elite status

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ 3 club level upgrades. Gold status, first year ⚬ $100 hotel credit for each 2 night or longer stay ⚬ Airport lounge access ⚬ $300 annual credit for airline incidentals ⚬ 10% annual points premium ⚬ $100 discount on multi-passenger ticket purchases.

Note: This card is believed to not be subject to Chase's 5/24 rule

Overview

This is a premium card with a premium annual fee and premium features:

  • $450 annual fee not waived the first year
  • $300 in annual airline fee reimbursements. Unlike the Sapphire Reserve, this is only meant for airline fees and it is not automatic: you have to request each reimbursement.
  • Earns 2X airline, car rental, & restaurants. 5X Ritz & Marriott; 1X elsewhere.
  • 10% annual points bonus.
  • Ritz points are identical to Marriott points. In fact, you can sign up for this card with your Marriott Rewards number and you’ll earn Marriott points.
  • Elite Status: Automatic Gold status first year. $10K spend per account year to keep Gold elite status; $75K spend per account year for Platinum elite status.
  • 3 club level upgrades for rooms booked with standard rate.
  • $100 hotel credit for each 2 night or longer stay.
  • Priority Pass Select airport lounge access.
  • Free authorized users (who also get Priority Pass)
  • Global Entry fee reimbursement
  • Visa Infinite $100 companion discount for round trip domestic flights

Overall, this card has a lot going for it, so it definitely makes sense for some. Personally, I already get many of its premium features from other cards, so it is not as appealing to me as it may be to others.

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Ritz Card: Act now for free airport lounge access for friends and family - Frequent MilerFrom $210 nonstop RT to Ireland & Scotland from Northeast US - Frequent MilerChase Ritz / Intermix Offer: $150 off of $750 (Targeted?) - Frequent MilerNick ReyesSapphire Reserve negative changes coming. May be a good thing? - Frequent Miler Recent comment authors
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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.

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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).

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