Citi recently launched the ThankYou 2G card that features a way for cardholders to spend their ThankYou points when using the credit card for in-store purchases. The card has two buttons: a ‘Regular Credit’ button and a ‘Request Rewards’ button. When you choose one of the buttons, an LED light flashes and then you can swipe the card for payment. Cardholders will continue to earn ThankYou points for all eligible purchases–even when using reward points for the purchase. To learn more, visit http://www.citigroup.com
Bottom line: With this latest technology in place, we’re sure that frequent travel programs are looking into the possibilities. In the near future, you might be able to spend your miles for a cup of coffee at Starbucks when using your co-branded credit card.