[The offers in this article are no longer up-to-date. For the most recent, please check out our card marketplace.] Citi is stepping up to bat with three limited-time offers in the affiliate channels. One closely mirrors an offer that is currently available elsewhere but without an offer page showing the terms and conditions. It is for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage MasterCard card offering 40,000 miles on $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months and another 10,000 miles if you spend $10,000 total in your first full year of membership.
The second new limited-time offer is for the Citi Thank You Preferred card offering 40,000 Thank You points total payable in two 20,000 point increments with the first earned on $3,000 in spend in the first 6 months and 20,000 more when you spend another $3,000 in the second six months. I did this last year when a similar offer was available. As a caution, you’ll need a reminder to pick up that second 20,000 points: put it in your phone calendar or somewhere to be assured to pick the card back up again.
Lastly, there’s a new CitiBusiness Thank You card offer. This offer is for 50,000 Thanks You points: 25,000 points after $3,000 of spend in the first 3 months and another 25,000 after another $3,000 spent within your second 3 months. Plus there’s no annual fee. The great thing about this card is that you receive 3 Thank You points per dollar on certain spends that update quarterly. Currently, the categories are Restaurants and Entertainment. Beginning in January, the categories will include Office Supplies.
It is really nice to see Citi step to bat with a couple decent offers. We need them back in the game for those OneWorld Around the World awards, or just to go see grandma for the holidays.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases