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Much ado about Citi signup bonuses

Citi signup bonuses

A number of things are happening with Citi signup bonuses all at around the same time: offers disappearing, new signup rules, and new card designs. What does it all mean?  Let’s review… Citi moves from 18 months to 24 month churn rule As reported by Doctor of Credit, Citi has changed most of their credit card applications to say that the signup bonus is not available if you’ve opened or closed the same card in…

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A new comparison of Citi Prestige, Premier, and Preferred cards

Citi Prestige, Premier, and Preferred

Note: This post is a re-write of a previously published post: Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred. Since that post was written, there have been big changes in the ThankYou program… Lately I’ve had a bit of a crush on my Citi Prestige card. I signed up for the card in September 2014 in order to take advantage of both expiring and new benefits to the card (see “Citi Prestige experiment failed, yet I’m way…

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Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards

This is part 3 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2 or 3 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend. The full series (not yet completed) will likely be as follows: Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards Best credit card…

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How one call led to a points bonanza and rethought plans

A couple of days ago I called Citibank to cancel one of my AA Executive cards since the annual fee was about to come due.  As a reminder, last year Citi offered a whopping 100,000 AA miles plus $250 statement credit as a signup bonus for the $450 per year AA Executive card, so many of us now have several of these cards.  Before cancelling the card altogether, I asked about retention offers and was…

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Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred

Citi Prestige, Premier, and Preferred

Lately I’ve had a bit of a crush on my Citi Prestige card.  I signed up for the card in September in order to take advantage of both expiring and new benefits to the card (see “Citi Prestige experiment failed, yet I’m way ahead. Here’s how…”).  Thanks to the Flight Points feature of the card (which is no longer available to those signing up now), I’m currently earning between 2 to 6 points per dollar…

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What to do with your ThankYou card

The Citibank 5X drama continues.  More and more reports surface everyday of people who have had their Citibank credit card accounts suddenly terminated.  The common thread seems to be ownership of a Citi ThankYou Preferred card that earns 5 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and drug stores for a limited time.  People who have had their accounts terminated had used those cards to buy gift cards or reload cards.  Citi has been…

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5X everywhere without gift cards, part 2: ThankYou Points

At FTU in DC last weekend, I presented “You can still earn 5X everywhere.” Many of the tips I presented involved reload cards, gift cards, and Bluebird cards, but I also showed how you can earn 5X almost everywhere without gift cards. In this three part series, I’ll show you how.  Three Part Series 5X everywhere without gift cards, part 1: Ultimate Rewards 5X everywhere without gift cards, part 2: ThankYou Points (this post) 5X…

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