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CSR Sign-up Bonus Inquiry

I recently received 'Sapphire Reserve' card and had a question on how an airline ticket would be considered toward the sign-up bonus requirement (i.e. $4000 purchase in 3 months) and their '$300 annual travel reward'. If I purchase a $1000 airline ticket, I am assuming the '$300 annual travel reward' would directly get applied toward this airline ticket - would the remaining $700 be considered towards $4000 requirement OR would the complete purchase $1000 be eligible as part of $4000 requirement OR would $1000 be excluded completely?

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@NKR25 wrote:

I recently received 'Sapphire Reserve' card and had a question on how an airline ticket would be considered toward the sign-up bonus requirement (i.e. $4000 purchase in 3 months) and their '$300 annual travel reward'. If I purchase a $1000 airline ticket, I am assuming the '$300 annual travel reward' would directly get applied toward this airline ticket - would the remaining $700 be considered towards $4000 requirement OR would the complete purchase $1000 be eligible as part of $4000 requirement OR would $1000 be excluded completely?


The complete $1000 counts towards the minimum spend requirement.   The fact that you get $300 back doesn't matter.   However, you would only earn the UR (3x) on the $700 part, this is a fairly recent change but not all that dramatic.

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@longtimelurker wrote:

@NKR25 wrote:

I recently received 'Sapphire Reserve' card and had a question on how an airline ticket would be considered toward the sign-up bonus requirement (i.e. $4000 purchase in 3 months) and their '$300 annual travel reward'. If I purchase a $1000 airline ticket, I am assuming the '$300 annual travel reward' would directly get applied toward this airline ticket - would the remaining $700 be considered towards $4000 requirement OR would the complete purchase $1000 be eligible as part of $4000 requirement OR would $1000 be excluded completely?


The complete $1000 counts towards the minimum spend requirement.   The fact that you get $300 back doesn't matter.   However, you would only earn the UR (3x) on the $700 part, this is a fairly recent change but not all that dramatic.


Thank you for clarifying.

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