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Debating my 1.67 cents screwed up math

In response to my recent post “Up to 1.67 cents per point value from ThankYou points,” some accused me of publishing junky and screwed up math.  I answered those accusations in the blog comments, but there’s more to the story… When news first came out that the Citi Prestige card would allow 4th Night Free bookings online and with points, a blogger published a questionable conclusion.  Through the ThankYou portal you can now choose to…

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Planning for Citi Prestige 75K and Premier 50K offers

The Citi Prestige and Citi Premier cards are currently offering 75,000 point and 50,000 point signup bonuses, respectively.  That’s excellent, but many of us aren’t eligible.  Before applying it’s important to review Citi’s application rules and compare to your past 24 months of Citibank applications, account closures, and product changes. As a reminder, you can find application rules for each major bank on our Best Offers Page.  “Jump to” the bank you’re interested in to…

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Up to 1.67 cents per point value from ThankYou points

The Citi ThankYou Rewards program is weird, but in a good way — sort-of.  If you have multiple ThankYou cards, you can keep your points separate by card or you can pool your points together.  Chase, on the other hand, keeps all Ultimate Rewards points separate by card, but they let you freely move points from one card to another.  Amex works the opposite way: all Membership Rewards points are automatically pooled together. With both…

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Quick Update: Citi Premier and 1800Flowers deals MIA

Two unrelated deals appear to have died yesterday.  In both cases I think it’s likely they’ll be back so I’m marking them “MIA” (Missing in Action) rather than dead. Citi Premier 40K signup bonus gone The public Citi Premier 40K offer disappeared a while ago, but Shawn quickly found a working link and posted it to our Best Offers page.  Unfortunately, that link died at some point yesterday. Citi has made huge strides in making…

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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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Citi ThankYou Premier keeps getting better

I don’t know how I missed this, but a reader named Mike let me know that the Citi ThankYou Premier card now offers 1.25 cents per point value towards hotels, cruises, and car rentals!  Previously, the card’s enhanced redemption value was limited to airfare.  Now hotels, cruises, and car rentals count too.  The details are written directly on their offer page: I checked my ThankYou account to see if I would get improved value for…

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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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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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