For those that aren’t aware, Chase reduced the Ritz Carlton Credit Card sign up bonus from 3 free nights to 2 free nights around the same time they also reduced the Chase Sapphire Reserve sign up bonus from 100,000 to 50,000 Ultimate Reward points. Well I’m to share that it’s still possible to receive the 3 nights free sign up bonus thanks to Reddit member physixfan! While the landing page of this offer has been taken down, the application link still works and data points on Reddit prove that this link will give you the 3 free nights offer.
Sign up offer
This sign up offer includes:
- 3 free nights at tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton Hotels after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months
- Earn 10,000 bonus points after adding your first authorized and their first purchase in 3 months
Benefits for the card include
- $300 annual travel credit towards baggage fees, seat upgrades, access to your preferred airport lounge and more
- 5 points per $1 at hotels in the Ritz Carlton, Marriott and SPG family
- 2 points per $1 on flights (booked with carrier), car rentals and restaurants
- Ritz Carlton Gold status (Marriott or SPG Gold)
- 3 Club upgrades annual on paid stays up to 7 nights
- $100 discount on economy fares booked for 2-5 people through the http://www.visadiscountair.com/ritzcarltoncard website (unlimited number of uses, 1 discount per reservation)
- Global entry / TSA Precheck credit
- Priority Pass Select (free guest access)
- Primary car rental insurance
- And more
$450, not waived first year
Data points point to this card not being affected by the Chase 5/24 rule.
Should you apply?
A free night at a tier 1-4 Ritz Carlton can easily run up to $300-$500 dollars and thus losing 1 free night in the sign up bonus is huge. Back when the Ritz Carlton card was a Visa Signature card, the sign up bonus would fluctuate between 2 free nights or 140,000 bonus points. While we can hope that the 140,000 bonus point offer would come back (usable at Marriott and SPG hotels), I would not hold my breath.
- If you are already over 5/24 and are looking to score some free nights at a hotel, I say go for it.
- If you are under 5/24 and have yet to apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Freedom Unlimited, or Chase Freedom, I suggest you hold off on pulling the trigger on this offer.
P.S. This card is one of the heaviest credit cards on the market and definitely wallet bling. I believe twice the weight of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards.