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Citi destroys most card benefits in September

Earlier today, we reported that Citi is dropping Price Rewind from its cards on September 22, 2019. What we didn’t realize at the time was that this is just part of a wide decimation of benefits coming to almost all of Citi’s cards (including the Prestige). These changes are so sweeping that I have to think Citi has something up their sleeve in terms of updating / refreshing / changing benefits. If these benefit changes are…

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Should you combine ThankYou accounts?

pooling ThankYou accounts

Citibank ThankYou Rewards points can be earned from several credit cards, and from some bank accounts. By default, each credit card or bank account has its own ThankYou Rewards account.  Citi does provide a way to combine accounts, but should you?  In the past, I said no (see this post for details), but now things have changed and the question is once again relevant. Advantages of combining ThankYou accounts There are a few advantages to…

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How to justify the Prestige, uncapped nights not unrestricted, best Virgin Atlantic award chart, and more

This week at Frequent Miler brought in a number of vastly different posts. From a useful Virgin Atlantic award chart to the reason you should consider the Rewards+ and from what to watch out for when searching to the restriction on unrestricted free nights, find it all in our Frequent Miler week in review. Read on for this week’s recap. Citi Rewards+ is a great companion to Premier or Prestige When the Citi Rewards+…

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Which credit card should you use to pay your cell phone bill?

If you told me 7 or 8 years ago that I would one day buy a cell phone that costs a thousand dollars, I’d have never believed it. Mobile phones have gotten very, very expensive. Banks have responded to that trend and these days a number of rewards credit cards offer some type of cell phone insurance when you pay your monthly bill with your credit card. Free coverage beats paying for it monthly from…

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Citi Prestige Cell Phone Protection Details Announced

In November 2018, Citi announced a raft of changes to the Prestige card (See: Prestige ups fee, slaughters 4th night free for most of us). One of the changes was a new cell phone protection benefit, although we didn’t have details at the time of what that would entail. Citi has today provided more information about how it’ll work. The cell phone protection benefits will be as follows: Coverage of up to $1,000 per claim,…

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Success: stacking 4th night free for 50% off

Later this year, the Citi Prestige 4th night free will essentially become dead to me. That’s because starting in September, you will no longer be able to make bookings through the Prestige Concierge but will rather have to book through (or via the ThankYou portal’s phone number). This is a huge change as it will eliminate opportunities like an experiment I tried last year that I can finally confirm worked automatically — a stack of…

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Citi Prestige is Back. 50K offer is live.

Citi’s high end travel card, Citi Prestige has been unavailable for new applicants for a number of months while Citi reworked the card’s benefits and upped its annual fee.  Now, finally, the card is once again available for new applicants.  Here are the details: Please note these terms: Bonus ThankYou® Points are not available if you received a new cardmember bonus for Citi Rewards+SM, Citi ThankYou® Preferred, Citi ThankYou® Premier/Citi PremierSM or Citi Prestige®, or if you have closed…

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Prestige rocks my wallet for 2019

January 4th is the big day for the Citi Prestige card.  Starting today, the Citi Prestige Card earns 5X for dining, 5X for airfare, 5X for most travel agencies, 3X for hotels, 3X for cruise lines, and 1X everywhere else.  Here’s Citibank’s page detailing the changes. We previously published the Prestige card changes rolling out this year, but for your convenience, here’s a summary of all of the changes and when they are expected: Old…

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Prestige ups fee, slaughters 4th night free for most of us

Citi has sent out an email and created a landing page confirming the previously-rumored changes to the Citi Prestige card. You can find Citi’s page detailing the changes here. They have mostly confirmed what we already knew, with two big zingers: 1) many of us who have been enjoying a grandfathered $350 annual fee will see an increase to the new $495 fee in 2019/2020 and 2) Beginning on September 1, 2019 4th night free bookings must be made…

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