The Chase Ritz-Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back!

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Whether you use the sign-up bonus for 2 free nights at a luxury Ritz-Carlton in a world class city, 5 nights at a Renaissance hotel in Asia, or 23 nights at discounted Marriott hotels, the 140,000 point Ritz-Carlton card is a fantastic offer!

Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this offer but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

The sign-up bonus is usually a 1-night stay at a tier 1 to 4 Ritz-Carlton hotel (worth up to 60,000 points), so this is more than double the regular offer.

You could get a LOT of Big Travel with Small Money using 140,000 Ritz-Carlton points.  I’ll show you how!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

wrote earlier this year about different offers for the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card.

One was a targeted offer with a sign-up bonus of 140,000 points!  But you had to call in to sign-up and quote a promotion code.

But now the 140,000 point offer is back, and you can apply online!  And remember, you can use Ritz-Carlton points at Marriott hotels, too.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

You Could Use the Sign-Up Bonus to Splurge on 2 Nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

You’ll get 140,000 Ritz-Carlton points with the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card after you spend $4,000 in the 1st 3 months.

That’s enough for 2 free nights in a top-category Ritz-Carlton hotel, like the Ritz-Carlton Dubai, or the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park.

This card has a $395 annual fee which is NOT waived for the 1st year.  But it’s worth the annual fee just for the points!

And you’ll get lots of extra perks, including:

  • 5 points per $1 you spend at Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels
  • 2 points per $1 you spend on airline tickets (bought directly from the airline), rental cars, and restaurants
  • 1 point per $1 you spend on everything else
  • 10% annual points bonus based on points earned through card purchases over the year
  • $100 hotel credit (for meals, in-room movies, or other extras) on paid stays of 2 nights or more
  • $300 annual travel statement credit (airline lounge passes or membership, seat upgrades, baggage fees, in-flight internet or entertainment, in-flight meals, Global Entry fees)
  • 3 upgrades to a Club Level room each year (on stays of up to 7 nights)
  • Gold elite status at Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels (free internet, upgrades when available, lounge access and free breakfast at certain hotels)
  • Lounge Club membership (free access to hundreds of airport lounges around the world)
  • Platinum elite status if you spend over $75,000 in a year
  • No foreign currency fees

So if you’re a frequent traveler and use the annual travel statement credit (worth $300) and hotel credit (worth $100), you’ll more than make up for the $395 annual fee.  Plus, you’ll have free airport lounge access with Lounge Club membership.

Note:   The $300 travel statement credit is per calendar year.  So you could get 2X $300 statement credits from paying just 1 annual fee if you time it right!

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

Treat Yourself to Free Lounge Access and Club Level Room Upgrades

And the gold elite status is priceless if you have a lot of stays at Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels.  You could save money with free breakfast, lounge access (snacks and drinks!), and free internet (although Ritz-Carlton and Marriott will offer free internet to all members who book directly, NOT through a 3rd-party, starting January 15, 2015).

Emily and I aren’t compensated for this card, but we’ll always share the best offers with you, even if they don’t earn us a commission.

What Can You Do With 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Points?

Link:   Ritz-Carlton Award Chart

Link:   Marriott Award Chart

Marriott owns Ritz-Carlton hotels, which means points earned in either of their frequent guest programs can be used for stays at both hotel brands.  In fact, the programs are essentially the same, just with different branding and marketing.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

You Can Also Use the Points at Marriott Hotels Like the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

So you can use your Ritz-Carlton or Marriott rewards number when you sign-up for the card.  If you don’t have either, they’ll create a Ritz-Carlton account for you when you apply.

Note:   Did you know if you and your spouse or domestic partner each got this card, you could combine points and access Marriott Hotel + Air Packages?  Read my post about using this trick to earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

Spouses or Partners Could Each Apply for the Card and Use the Points to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

Ritz-Carlton award nights cost 30,000 to 70,000 points per night.  So you could use the sign-up bonus for 2 nights at a top-tier hotel, like the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

You Could Use Your Points for a Deluxe Ski Vacation at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch This Winter

I checked this resort and there are plenty of award nights available (70,000 points per night) in January, February, and March.  To compare, I checked the price of a 2-night stay.  You’d pay ~$2,128!

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

I May Have to Get This Card and Treat Emily to a Weekend Ski Getaway!

If you want to get the most nights from your points, you could use them at Marriott hotels instead.  Their lowest PointSaver award nights cost 6,000 points per night.  You could get up to 23 hotel nights with credit card sign-up bonus!

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

Your Points Will Go Further When You Use Them at Marriott Hotels

And keep in mind, you’ll get your 5th night free when you redeem points for 4 nights.  That’s a great deal!

You could use the sign-up bonus for 5 nights at the Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa in Thailand.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

Marriott Includes Renaissance Hotels, Including This Beautiful Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

A 5-night stay at this hotel costs 42,732 Thai baht, or ~$1,295.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

You’d Pay ~$1,275 for a 5-Night Stay at This Tropical Resort

While the rooms at Marriott hotels are usually not as pricey as Ritz-Carlton, you’ll get more nights out of the sign-up bonus.

No matter how you choose to use the 140,000 points, this is an excellent deal!

Bottom Line

The 140,000 point sign-up bonus on the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards card is back!

Emily and I don’t receive commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers!

There’s an annual fee of $395 which is NOT waived for the 1st year.  But you’ll get $300 per calendar year in airline statement credits, $100 in hotel credits, airport lounge access, elite status, and lots of other perks!

You can use the points at Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels, because they’re the same company.  And if you and a spouse or domestic partner each apply for the card you could access Marriott Hotel + Air Packages and earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

This is a very good deal!

What would you do with 140,000 points?

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30 responses to “The Chase Ritz-Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back!

  1. Hey Daraius thanks for the info! I want to get in on this…but I just opened a US Airways and AAdvantage Platinum last week. Any idea on how long this offer will last? Also, I was a little confused until i saw the screen capture but I think you meant 42,732 THB here:

    “A 5-night stay at this hotel costs $2,732 Thai baht, or ~$1,295.”

  2. Hi Daraius,
    Love your posts! I’ve been reading for about a year and I’ve taken my family to Hawaii 2X, Brussels/Paris Weekend and have 2 weeks in Germany next August! Thanks for all the FANTASTIC advice!
    Question – The $100 Hotel Credit…. I’ve googled & searched but can’t find anywhere that it can/cannot be used at a Marriott property (exclusively at Ritz-Carlton). Thoughts?
    Please keep the great posts coming! ~ SC

  3. Thanks for destroying this again….

  4. If a person currently has the Chase Marriott credit card and an associated Marriott Rewards account, are they eligible to also open a Chase Ritz Carlton card and receive the promotional points?

  5. @Lame …This has been on ATLEAST 4 other blogs for 72 hrs now… How exactly is Darius responsible for “destroying this” …Leave the attitude for FlyerTalk…

  6. Can the air travel credit be used to pay for award redemption fees/taxes?

  7. I used the “travel credit” to purchase aa gift cards with my amex plat. will that work on this card?

  8. Can the $300 airline credit be used by buying gift cards with an airline, e.g, American?

  9. I’d love to get this but I’ve applied for a ton of Chase cards in the past year. I’ll try to have restraint and wait for it the next time around.

  10. Does anyone know if the club level room upgrade also apply to stay at Marriott?

  11. Can the hotel stays be booked in someone else’s name officially? (I know unofficially I can probably book it by mentioning that a second person will check in… but it’s always a hassle, especially internationally, when a passport is sometimes required…) Thanks!

  12. Daraius,

    Do you know where we can buy a physical AA gift cards without shipping fee and still eligible for reimbursement? since e-giftcards is risky, some report says Chase won’t waive the AA e-gc but physical gc is ok.
    I went to AA.com (http://www.aa.com/i18n/productsGifts/giftCard.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=giftcards) and it charge a shipping fee of ($4.95 USD) per order. So if we have to buy 3 giftcards to keep the amount below $100, let’s say $75, $75, and $50 into separate order, then we have to pay total shipping fee of $14.85. Any better ideas or workaround for this?

  13. They offered the 70,000 Ritz card without an annual fee a few months ago.
    Bri, you can have Marriott cards and the Ritz one two. I currently have two Marriott cards. On the Ritz application, you just put in your Marriott Rewards number. You also get Marriott Gold status…and I think it was American Airlines that also matched that with some special perk as well.
    Scott C. I have never been offered the $100 hotel credit at a Marriott
    Lame – that was lame, this offer isn’t a secret by any means.
    Smoketree – Getting Gold status at Marriott gives you access to the lounge level….I was upgraded to a suite in Times Square last summer

  14. Note: The $300 travel statement credit is per calendar year. So you could get 2X $300 statement credits from paying just 1 annual fee if you time it right! – How to do this?

  15. Darnit, I just got an Amex card that requires $5k spend in 3 months so my spend is tied up there for now… UGH. I’m not too good at MS, and quite frankly way too busy at work right now and in my personal life to be going to stores buying gift cards and redeeming them.. So I’ll just have to wait until this offer comes again and happily earn my 50,000 MR points instead. 😉

  16. Daraius, can you please help reply to my questions above? I always used your affiliate links so I really appreciate it is you also can help.

  17. Can you us the 300.00 travel credit on airline gift cards to qualify for the reimbursement?

  18. Daraius, Do you know when the offer is going to end?

  19. I got in on the 70k no annual fee promotion and have used the $300 credit for drinks and food on a few flights. I visited the lounge in Phoenix and was impressed with the spacious area and full bar (not just beer and wine). I can’t wait to stay at a location and experience the club level!

  20. Hi Daraius,
    I applied for the card using your link. Wasn’t approved immediately. Called in and got approved. But was told that I applied for the 2 free nights. I told them clearly that it was 140k points. They don’t see it from their end.
    I have saved screen shots. And they also told me it could be because I don’t have a Ritz Carlton account established yet. (I put in marriots #). They told me to call in a week when my account is ready to check the offer terms!
    Has anyone experienced this?
    Thanks

  21. Hi Diana,

    Did you end up getting 140K points using your Marriott reward membership number?

  22. Hi Eric,
    Not yet. I will be calling them on Monday. Hopefully they can see that I did apply for the 140k points!

  23. The Ritz Carlton account appeared on our chase online account today. Called the regular chase number and someone transferred me to JP Morgan executive services. They also say that I applied for the 2 night free card (not 140k points). And I told them I have a screen shot. They are noting my account regarding this discrepancy and told me to call back once I meet minimum spending requirements. They said they could help me out at that stage by removing free nights and adding points. Hoping all goes well!

  24. I also saw a member on flyertalk post s similar response saying that they agent told him he had applied for the 2 night free card! I am hesitant ant to use that link, even though it says 140k online.

    I would much rather have the points. Does anyone have an offer code for the 140k offer?

    I could then call in instead.

  25. I just found out about this great deal, and want to maximize the $300 each CALENDAR year – so, with today being Dec. 31, when would be the best time (narrowest window) to get this so I can maximize that $600 “credit”? I’ll probably buy a bunch of $75 southwest gift cards (for luggage of course) or something like that.

  26. Diego Matamoros

    Hi Daraius, my wife and I also applied through your link, but it looks like we also got stuck with 2 free nights, even thought the landing page clearly stated 140,000 points! It sounds like many of us are really getting burned here!

  27. Hi,
    So after few calls and following up, I was told I will receive 140k points. So please do follow up with Chase.

  28. Hi,

    If I’ve had this card before, how long do I have to wait to requalify for the card?

    Thanks!!

  29. Hi,
    I just applied for this card, it should be coming soon. Do you know if I will still be eligible for the free Club upgrades if I book a promo rate directly through Ritz Carlton?
    I know this thread was from a while ago, but I was hoping to figure this out before my card arrives because I’m ready to book my stay!
    Thank You