Citi ThankYou Premier Card Increased 60k Point Bonus!

Citi ThankYou Premier 60K

The Citi ThankYou card normally has a bonus of 50,000 points, but there is currently an increased offer for 60,000 points, which is the highest I can recall seeing it. This is a great card to have from Citi given it's bonus structure and how Citi is strengthening the ThankYou program. … [Read more...]

Is the Citi Prestige Already Ripe For a Devaluation?

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… There's been boatloads of talk over the last year about the improvements to Citibank's ThankYou points program. A great deal of that talk has been regarding the value of the Citi Prestige card, which has recently seen a rather impressive increase in posts around the blogosphere discussing it. While I won't get into the myriad reasons for that increase … [Read more...]

Get 1.6 Cents Per Point on Codeshares When Using Citi Prestige ThankYou Points

Even though the American Airlines flight costs $3 (2.8%) more, it costs fewer ThankYou Points.

One of my favorite credit card programs is Citi ThankYou Rewards. While they’ve really bolstered the program lately with cards like the Citi Prestige, it has a special place for me since my first credit card was a Citi MTVu card, that is now a Citi Forward card that still earns 5X ThankYou Points at restaurants. It also helps that my favorite domestic airline is American Airlines. With the Citi … [Read more...]

Why Is Citi Sending Surveys that Ask about Taxing Miles?


Tax time is upon us, and sometimes people get concerned about the taxable value of their frequent flyer miles and hotel points. Between my wife and I, we have about 3 million points across various accounts. This could be worth between $30,000 and $300,000 depending on your valuation. (Most of them are high-value points like Ultimate Rewards, not Hilton HHonors or Club Carlson points.) I am not … [Read more...]

The Best Use for Citi ThankYou Points Isn’t the Transfer Partners

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Everyone knows I relish being combative, but here's a case where I actually agree with the Conventional Wisdom. At least some of it. Citibank has now added a 10th new transfer partner to their ThankYou Rewards program, extending their recent efforts to catch up to Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards. The Conventional Wisdom is … [Read more...]

A Better Priority Pass with Citi Prestige


Priority Pass is a program where members can access select lounges worldwide.  Often times, Priority Pass gets you into independent lounges, which can be great when you don’t have elite status or are not traveling in a premium cabin. I’m a big fan of Alaska Airlines’ Board Rooms and use my Priority Pass to gain access there. There are several different tiers of membership within Priority Pass.  … [Read more...]

Just How Terrible Are Citi ThankYou Points? (Yes, It’s An Encore!)


From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... For those of you who might be joining us from Frequent Miler and elsewhere for the first time today (and welcome to all of you!), a few months ago I wrote a three-part series on the downsides of the major flexible travel currencies... First I claimed that "AmEx Membership Rewards Points Are Totally Worthless" Then I reconsidered in "Wait, Maybe … [Read more...]