Citi ThankYou Premier and Preferred

Discussion in 'Other Credit Card Programs' started by gunit770, Jan 12, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. Hey,

    I'm pretty new to this mileage thing but I'm getting geared up and have a few questions.

    1. If I already have a Citi TY Preferred card and want to get the 50K TY bonus points for getting a Premier card, can I just sign up for a new premier card and just keep my old preferred card? What I'm thinking is that I can spend $2.5K in the first three months, pick up my 50K TY points and then drop the card before I get charged with the $125 annual fee (first year waived). I would keep my old preferred card so that I can still be a part of the program and so my points won't expire. I asked Citi if they would waive the fee first year on an upgrade and they said no but what about if I keep my old preferred card and just got a new one? Also, will I get the 50K bonus?
    Thanks
     
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  2. deant
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    deant Milepoint Guide

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    It should work. They are different cards.
     
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  3. TAHKUCT
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    Go for it. I have at least 6 Citi cards at this moment.
     
  4. Singapore Flyer

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    Yep. Did the same exact thing. Had the preferred for years and just signed up for the premier. The points are just sitting there now.
     
  5. mileagejunqe

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    Citi Premier bonus has dropped from 50K to 30K. Wait a few months. Bonus will probably be back up. IMHO, Chase Sapphire Preferred - still offering 50K - is a far better card but if you couldn't do Chase because of limitations, Premier wasn't a bad card to do.
     

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