Chase is Launching a Ritz-Carlton Co-Branded Credit Card Next Week

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Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here

Update: The current Ritz-Carlton sign-up offer is up to 70,000 points after $2,000 spent within 3 months.

Chase is launching a Ritz-Carlton branded credit card next week, which is geared towards high-end customers, especially since it has a $350 annual fee.The initial sign-up bonus is 50,000 points (which can be used for 1 free night at a tier 1-3 hotel, or on Marriott stays). Overall the benefits are decent – including club level upgrades, Gold status, no foreign transaction fees, Priority Pass Select, $100 in hotel credit and $200 in airline incidentals. Hmm, sure sounds similar to the American Express Platinum Card!

Update: Check out for full details.

Receive 50,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points as a Founding Member after you use your card for the first time* — enough for a complimentary night’s stay at your choice of over 60 Tier 1-3 locations

Earn 5 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent at The Ritz-Carlton*

Earn 2 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent on qualifying airfare, car rentals and dining*

Earn 1 Ritz-Carlton Rewards point per $1 spent on all other card purchases*


An Extra Hotel Experience — With each two-night stay or longer at The Ritz-Carlton, celebrate with a $100 Hotel Credit to be used toward your choice of dining, spa or other hotel recreational activities*

Upgrade to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level three times annually on stays of up to seven nights, subject to availability at time of reservation*

Automatic Gold Elite status in The Ritz-Carlton Rewards your first year*


Complimentary airport lounge access with Priority PassTM Select*

$200 annual credit for airline incidentals billed to your card*

No foreign transaction fees†”

For more information on their program, check out my interview last fall with Now that it has been around for a while, I’ll do an update on my thoughts about the program next week.

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named a 'Best Credit Card' for Travel Rewards by MONEY Magazine
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Sleek metal card design
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • $0 foreign transaction fees, plus chip-enabled for enhanced security and wider acceptance when used at a chip card reader
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points
  • Travel confidently with premium Travel Protection Benefits, including Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Delay Reimbursement and more
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95 See Terms Excellent Credit