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Last call for Citi Hilton cards?

Citi Hilton Reserve

UPDATE: ALL LINKS ARE DEAD Last week, Hilton announced that starting January 1st 2018, American Express would be the exclusive issuer of Hilton’s co-branded credit cards.  So, what happens with Citibank’s two Hilton cards?  Can we still sign up for those cards for the sign-up bonuses until the end of December?  It’s unclear, but my guess is no. At some point today, Citi’s Hilton application links have stopped working on some browsers.  For example, the…

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Citi Thank You Rewards 50% transfer bonus to JetBlue

Citi Thank You Rewards is offering a 50% bonus on transfers to JetBlue through April 30, 2017. Citi transfer rates differ depending on which Citi card you hold.  The normal transfer rates are as follows: 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points = 800 TrueBlue points for Citi ThankYou® Premier, Citi Prestige® and Citi Chairman® 1,000 Citi ThankYou Points = 500 TrueBlue points  For Citi ThankYou Preferred or Citi Forward  After the 50% bonus, points will transfer at…

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How to avoid basic economy when paying with points

avoid basic economy

You gotta love the marketing genius that came up with the concept of basic economy.  I imagine that the first executive meeting on the topic went something like this: Marketing Guy: Let’s introduce a fare option that is crappier than regular economy.  That way we can charge more for regular economy while telling our customers that they’ll save money with our new Crappier Economy. Executive 1: That sounds great!  I love win-win scenarios.  Of course,…

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Credit Card Changing Fortunes

Credit Card Trends

The past few months have been full of surprises and changes in the points & miles world.  Many of these changes centered around high-end $450 per year credit cards… Citibank announced a huge devaluation to their Prestige card.  Soon after, Chase released their new blockbuster Sapphire Reserve Card, with its 100K signup bonus, 3X earnings for travel & dining, 1.5 cents per point value towards travel, and $300 travel reimbursements.  At around the same time,…

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Citi’s new speed limit: 135,000 points per year from signup bonuses

Citi's new speed limit

As reported by Doctor of Credit, Citibank has changed their signup bonus rules.  Previously, you had to wait 24 months after opening or closing a card in order to get the exact same card again (with the bonus).  Now, you have to wait 24 months after opening or closing a card in order to get a bonus on any card within the same brand. This change has severe consequences for those who repeatedly sign up…

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