$300 Annual Travel Credit for Ritz Carlton Rewards Credit Card
Make the most of your trip with a $300 annual travel credit to use for baggage fees, Global Entry fees, seat upgrades, access to your preferred airport lounge and more.
To request a statement credit to apply towards qualifying airline incidental Net Purchase(s) made with your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, you must contact J.P. Morgan Priority Services at the number on the back of your Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card within 4 billing cycles of the purchase date. Only the following types of non-ticket Net 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; Global Entry fees. (“Net Purchases” are purchases of goods and services made by you or any authorized user on your account minus any returns or refunds, and do not include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.)
Maximum statement credit accumulation for this offer is $300 per calendar year. It will reset in January, so if you have any holidays travel, please make sure you take the best benefit of $300 travel credit.
$200 American Express Platinum Card Travel Credit
Travel credit in American Express Premium Card works differently than in Ritz Carlton Rewards Card. In Amex, you require to select a qualifying airline to receive up to $200 per calendar year in statement credits. It allows you to change your airlines preferences once a year in January.
The $200 per calendar year in statement credits could apply to incidental fees, such as checked bags, flight-change fees, in-flight refreshments, and airport lounge day passes.
It is more flexible than Ritz Carlton Rewards travel credit because Amex allows the travel credit applied to your airline ticket purchases and it also works on airlines gift card. (Just tried than for myself and it worked.)
Besides $200 travel credit, Amex also has addition $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre. Therefore, I use both Ritz Carlton Rewards Credit Card and American Express Platinum Card for myself and my wife’ Global Entry fees.