How to (still) get Ritz 3 night Signup Bonus

Last week I covered some recent credit card signups and wanted to update because I was able to receive the Ritz 3 night signup bonus despite it not being publicly available! The current Ritz-Carlton credit card sign-up bonus is for 2 nights with $4,000 in spend in the first three months. But there used to be a higher bonus of 3 free nights with $5,000 in spend. I decided, based on my next trip, to sign up for the two night bonus to use anyways.

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay (photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton website). Where I’m using two of my free nights!

Ritz-Carlton 3 night Signup Bonus

Then, since I’m trying to use the $300 airline credit before year end, I was scouring Flyertalk and other resources to determine how to do so. While doing this research in the Ritz-Carlton card Flyertalk thread I came across a tidbit from a user, pokeygirl, stating the following:

We were 0/2 requesting the 3N match via phone reps when calling to get the card approved/expedited. But 2/2 matched once the 5K spend actually posted … writing in that the phone rep had told us we would be matched to the offer once we made the spend and SM’d. This was at the end of Oct.

There were also additional reports of getting the third night Ritz night after hitting $5,000 in spend! At this point I figured there was a decent shot of getting it and I might as well hit the $5,000 vs $4,000 in spend.

After hitting the $5,000 in spend I sent a secure message to Chase and received the following back within 24 hours!

Thank you for contacting J.P. Morgan about matching an
offer for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® credit card ending in
xxxx. I will be happy to review your inquiry.

We reviewed your credit card account and found that you’re
eligible for the new offer you requested. The new offer
was three complimentary nights after you spend $5,000 on
purchases in the first three months your account is open.

I have asked an Escalation Specialist to add the
third free night and contact you once it has been
completed. You can expect a response from us by mail in
ten to fourteen business days.

Thank you for your patience while the review is completed.

Jackpot!!!

Ritz-Carlton Bali Pool
Ritz-Carlton Bali – where I used my free nights the first time I got this card!

Bottom Line on Ritz 3 Night Signup Bonus

There is no guarantee this will work for you, or continue to work for anyone. But if you are considering the Ritz-Carlton card anyways and can swing the additional $1,000 in spend in 3 months, I would absolutely ask for this offer. I’m getting about $1,700 in value from the free three nights which certainly is an awesome signup bonus!

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