Citi ThankYou Premier Card 50K Sign Up Bonus
The Citi ThankYou Premier Card 50K Sign Up Bonus is now available online. The bonus on this card changed dramatically over the last couple of years. It was at 50,000 points, then ZERO, the 30,000. But now, it’s finally back at it’s highest 50,000 points after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Bonus ThankYou Points are not available if you have had a ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige card opened or closed in the past 24 months.
- Points are redeemable for $625 in airfare on any airline, anytime with no blackout dates when booked through the ThankYou® Travel Center
- Earn 3X on Travel including Gas Stations
- Earn 2X on Dining Out and Entertainment
- 1X on All Other Purchases
- Transfer points to select Airline and Hotel programs
- $95 Annual fee (waived for the first year)
I love this card for many reasons. First, the sign-up bonus, 50,000 points are worth at least $625 in airfare on any airline, anytime with no blackout dates when booked through the ThankYou® Travel Center. This alone offsets the annual fee for more than 7 years (given the first year is free) while enjoying earning points through the great bonus categories that fit in your daily spend.
You can also stretch the value of your ThankYou® Points even further by redeeming them through 11 airline transfer partners:
- Asia Miles
- EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Etihad Guest
- Flying Blue
- Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
- Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
The major advantage of this card is how broad the definition of the “Travel Category” is. It includes all of the following:
- Car rental agencies
- Travel agencies
- Gas stations
- Commuter transportation
- Passenger railways
- Cruise lines
- Bridge and tolls
- Parking lots/garages
- Campgrounds and trailer parks
- Bus Lines
- Motor home and RV rental
- Boat rental
The entertainment category (2x points) is quite broad as well, including:
- Sports promoters, may include stadiums.
- Theatrical promoters, may include concerts, live theatrical productions, and ticketing agencies.
- Movie theaters.
- Amusement parks, including zoos, circuses, aquariums and parks/carnivals offering mechanical rides and/or live animal shown
- Tourist attractions, including museums and art galleries.
- Record stores, including online record stores.
- Video Rental stores, including game rental and online video rental.
Citi ThankYou Premier Card Bottom Line:
Between the broad travel and entertainment categories and the significant sign-up bonus; The Citi ThankYou Premier Card makes for one heck of a card to keep long term if used for it’s full potential.
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