Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points For Travel On American

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    Last week I wrote about how to redeem Citi ThankYou points. Both the Citi Prestige Card and Citi ThankYou® Premier Card are offering great sign-up bonuses with a really compelling long term value proposition as well. The Citi Prestige Card is the “premium” card (intended to compete more with the links of The Platinum Card® from American Express), and has a $450 annual fee. That being said, it has tons of perks which help offset that, including: -- A sign-up bonus of 50,000 ThankYou Rewards points after spending $3,000 on the card within the first three months — those points can be transferred to one of their airline transfer partners, or be redeemed for $800+ worth of flights on American/US Airways -- A $250 annual airline credit (with your first year’s annual fee you actually get two of those — that’s $500 of airline credits with your first year’s $450 annual fee) -- Access to American Admirals Clubs -- A fourth night free hotel benefit -- The most comprehensive Priority Pass membership offered by any card -- A $100 Global Entry fee credit Meanwhile the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card has a $95 annual fee (waived the first year), and is intended to compete more with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card. What makes the card compelling is that it offers a great return on everyday spend. As I explained in the previous post, in addition to being able to convert ThankYou points into miles in any of roughly a dozen airline transfer partner programs, you can also redeem ThankYou points as cash towards a travel purchase. For most points currencies that doesn't represent a great value, though Citi ThankYou is an exception. The post Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points For Travel On American appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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