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Citi Prestige: Weird but valuable benefits

In light of the news that Citi has reduced many of the Prestige card’s travel & purchase protections, I expect that readers are wondering whether to dump their Prestige card when the next annual fee is due.  I’m wondering the same.  First, though, it makes sense to review the Prestige card’s benefits.  Specifically, lets look at the benefits that are not readily available with other ultra-premium cards.  I bet that you’ll be surprised by a…

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50K + $200 statement credit offer for American Airlines card

While looking at an upcoming reservation online, I saw a new offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard: get 50,000 miles after spending $2,500 in purchases in the first 3 months plus get up to $200 in statement credits for eligible American Airlines purchases in the first 12 months. The standard offer you’ll find on our Best Offers page is for 60,000 miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. Whether you would…

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[Expired][Targeted] Citi 20% discount on gift card redemptions

Citi is sending out emails to Citi Prestige cardholders with an offer to save 20% on gift card redemptions using Citi ThankYou points. With this promotion, you can redeem 4,000 Citi points for a $50 gift card (other denominations are also available — see under “The Deal” below). That’s only a value of 1.25 cents per point, but if you’re flush with ThankYou points and would like to cash in, it beats taking 1 cent per point. The…

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Negative Citi Price Rewind Change

Citi has announced a coming negative change on its Price Rewind price protection benefit. Starting July 29th, Price Rewind claims will be limited to $200 per claim, up to a maximum of $1000 per year. That’s a sizable drop from the current benefit. As a reminder, the current benefit for claims before July 29th, 2018 is much more generous, at $500 per claim, up to $2,500 per year. Moving forward, you’ll still have 60 days to make a claim, but the…

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(EXPIRED) Two nights from $0.80 w/ $50 off from Citi ThankYou portal

The Citi ThankYou portal is offering $50 off on hotel bookings of at least 2 nights when you book online via the Citi ThankYou Travel Portal. This could be a solid deal on an inexpensive stay or can even stack with the 4th night free if you have the Citi Prestige card, though keep in mind that stays booked through the ThankYou portal will not qualify towards elite status or earn hotel points, nor will you enjoy any elite…

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50K points w/ Citi ThankYou Premier is back

Citi has once again increased the signup bonus on the Citi ThankYou Premier to 50,000 ThankYou points after making $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. While not quite the historical high on this card, this is about as good as it typically gets. The Offer Earn 50,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months Key Card Details $95 annual fee is waived the first year Earn 3X travel and gas Earn 2X dining and…

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Buy miles via ThankYou Rewards

In general I don’t recommend purchasing airline miles, even at a discount, but if you have an immediate need for miles for a high value award, it can make sense. If you have a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige card and a few ThankYou points in your account, you can buy miles indirectly through the ThankYou Rewards program at a cost of only 2.5 cents per mile (or less when transfer bonuses are in effect). The best airline programs for these indirect mileage purchases, in my opinion, are: Air France, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, and Virgin Atlantic.

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