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7 Things to Know About the 3 Complimentary Nights With the Ritz-Carlton Card

7 Things to Know About the 3 Complimentary Nights With the Ritz-Carlton Card

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With the new offer for the Chase Ritz-Carlton card, you can earn 3 complimentary nights at participating Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 through 4 hotels after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

Million Mile Secrets readers have commented with questions about this offer, so I’ve written a list with more details about the 3 complimentary night certificates!

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Here are answers to 7 common questions about the complimentary night certificates from the Chase Ritz-Carlton card.

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Note:   Even if you’re not eligible for other Chase cards because you’ve opened 5+ new cards in the past 24 monthsyou’re still eligible for the Ritz-Carlton card.

1.   How Long Does It Take to Get the Complimentary Night Certificates?

After meeting the card’s minimum spending requirements, it will take 6 to 8 weeks for the 3 complimentary night certificates to show in your Ritz-Carlton Rewards account.

So folks should plan around this when deciding when to use your complimentary nights!

2.   When Do the Complimentary Night Certificates Expire?

The 3 complimentary night certificates expire 12 months after they’re issued.  This means you must finish your stay within 12 months.  You can NOT book your stay within 12 months and actually complete the stay after the 12 month period.

3.   Are There Any Blackout Dates When Using the Complimentary Night Certificates?

No, there are no blackout dates.

7 Things To Know About The 3 Complimentary Nights With The Ritz Carlton Card
You Can Use the Complimentary Night Certificates Anytime.  But If You’re Traveling During the Holidays, Book Early, Because Rooms Can Sell Out Quickly!

But if you plan to travel during a busy time, like Christmas or New Years, I’d suggest booking your stay early, because those dates are more likely to sell-out quickly.

4.   Where Can You Use the Complimentary Night Certificates?

The 3 complimentary night certificates can be used at any Ritz-Carlton hotel, but NOT at EDITION Hotels, like The London EDITION or The Miami Beach EDITION.

This isn’t a huge deal because there are only 5 EDITION hotels open right now.  But it’s worth mentioning because EDITION hotels will show up when you search for stays using Ritz-Carlton’s website.

Here’s my list of all the Ritz-Carlton hotels where you can stay with the certificates!

5.   What If You Recently Applied for the Old Version of the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card?

The previous sign-up bonus for the Chase Ritz-Carlton card was 2 free nights at a tier 1 to 4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Existing cardholders will be automatically switched to the new Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa Infinite version and be sent a new card in the mail.  And a commenter on Reddit reports being given 1 more complimentary night certificate as a courtesy from Chase, to match the current 3 complimentary night offer.

7 Things To Know About The 3 Complimentary Nights With The Ritz Carlton Card
If You Recently Applied for the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card With 2 Complimentary Nights, You Could Try Calling Chase to See if They’ll Match the New Offer.  But There Are No Guarantees!

So it might be worth asking Chase to match the current deal if you recently applied for the card.  But I can’t guarantee that will work!

6.   Do You Have to Use All 3 Certificates on the Same Stay?

No, you do NOT have to use your certificates on the same stay.  You can use them all at once or split them up into 2 or 3 separate stays.  It’s up to you!

7.   Can You Use the Certificates at Marriott Hotels?

No, you can NOT use your complimentary night certificates at Marriott Hotels.  They’re good for Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 through 4 hotels only.

Examples of Wonderful Luxury Hotels Where You Can Stay

Bottom Line

You can earn 3 complimentary nights with the new offer from the Chase Ritz-Carlton card, to use at participating Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 through 4 hotels after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

You’ll get the certificates within 6 to 8 weeks of completing the minimum spending requirements.  And the complimentary night certificates expire 12 months after they’re received.

You must use the certificates for a stay before they expire.  You can NOT book the complimentary nights before the the certificates expire, for stays after they expire.
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And although the certificates don’t have any blackout dates, it’s worth booking early during busy travel times, because rooms could sell out!

Let me know if you have any other questions about the 3 complimentary night certificates in the comments!

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Is it possible to use the Certificates for Tier 5 hotels? Don’t mind using extra points or paying cash for the difference.

Can i give the free nights to friend or family

Fyi, if somebody just got the card right before the new 3 free night promo (i.e. the old 2 free night promo), send a secure message to see if they will honor the new promo, they did that for me.

@HeavenlyJane – Currently no, this card isn’t affected by Chase’s 5/24 rule.

@Tony – Yes. I spoke with a Ritz-Carlton representative who said if Club Level rooms are available, you can upgrade with points or cash.

@Garrett – You’re right. Unfortunately, the Ritz-Carlton Vail doesn’t participate in the Ritz-Carlton Rewards program, and can’t be booked with points or complimentary night certificates. 🙁

What about the Ritz in Vail? I don’t think you can use them there

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