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 hotels, cruises, and car rentals with my Prestige card, but I found that the answer was no. For those awards, I would get only 1 cent per point value.
Since I don’t currently have a Premier card, I turned to Twitter for verification. Thanks to Robert Dwyer for responding quickly:
Nice! The Premier card now exactly matches Chase’s Sapphire Preferred and Ink Plus cards with respect purchasing travel with points. And, the Premier card beats out the Sapphire Preferred with better category bonuses. Chase still has better transfer partners, in my opinion, though.
Now its time for me to update a few posts, like these:
- A quick guide to transferable points programs
- Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best?
- Citi Prestige vs Premier vs Preferred