Changes are Coming to Citi ThankYou Premier Card

Citi ThankYou Premier Cardmembers Will See Changes Starting April 19, 2015

Currently, cardmembers receive 3x points on dining out and entertainment and 2x points on airfare, hotels and travel agencies. You can see the current offer HERE.

As of April 19, cardmembers will get 3x points on travel including gas, as well as airfare, hotels, cruises, car rental agencies, travel agencies, railways, public transportation, parking and more such as taxis (including car services) and tolls; and 2x on dining out and entertainment.

All other expenses will continue to earn one point per dollar spent on the card.

Another change is that the current offer of 25 percent more value when you redeem your points for flights through the ThankYou Travel Center will be expanded to include more types of travel, including flights, hotels, cruises and car rentals.

As a new cardmember, you’ll earn 20,000 points after $2,000 in purchases within the first three months of account opening. And you’ll earn 30,000 points after another $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of your second year of being a cardmember.

Citi ThankYou Premier and Citi Prestige cardmembers can transfer unlimited ThankYou Points to 12 participating hotel and airline loyalty rewards programs including:

  • Air France-KLM Flying Blue
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • Etihad Airways Guest
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
  • Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • Hilton HHonors
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

The card offers no foreign transaction fees and chip technology.

INSIDE|Point: It’s great that transit and car services will get you triple points. Naturally, how you travel and how you spend your money will make this either good or not-so-good news for you, but it looks like Citi is working to make the card more appealing to business travelers.

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Thanks to Lucky of One Mile at a Time for bringing this to our attention. You can read what he has to say about the changes HERE.