The JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Card normally refunds up to $300 in airline fee credits per calendar year. You have to call Chase to get those airline fees reimbursed, but it’s typically more broad than the AMEX airline fee credit.
There have been posts online with mixed results about using the $300 credit for other purchases this year, so I reached out to Chase about the official policy for the card.
Chase confirmed to me that “Grocery store and restaurant spending now counts towards the $300 travel credit from July 1 through end of year on the Ritz Carlton card. This is inclusive of any travel credits cardholder may have redeemed so far, meaning that if a cardholder redeemed a $50 baggage fee from a flight in January, they would now have $250 remaining that they could use at grocery stores or restaurants.”
You’ll still have to SM or call to get those purchases reimbursed, but that’s a great benefit for the card. It comes after Chase added gas and groceries as eligible categories for Sapphire Reserve’s $300 travel credit.
The JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Card has unique benefits, such as free roadside assistance, a 50K annual anniversary night, a Priority Pass membership with unlimited free guests, free additional user cards that also get their own Priority Pass membership with unlimited free guests, and much more.
The card isn’t available for direct signup, but you can upgrade from the Chase Marriott Bold Consumer Card or the Chase Marriott Boundless Consumer Card. Both of those cards currently have limited time signup offers available.