Targeted: $50 Statement Credit on Certain Citi Cards

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Via Reddit, some folks have received an offer to earn a $50 statement credit for adding an authorized user and spending a certain amount with cards like the Citi Prestige Card, Citi ThankYou Premier Card, and Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard, by March 31, 2017.

The minimum spending requirement to qualify for the deal varies, so check your email to see if you’ve been targeted!

Targeted 50 Statement Credit On Certain Citi Cards

Were You Targeted to Earn a $50 Statement Credit From Citi?

If you’ve been targeted, I’ll help you decide whether this offer makes sense for you.

Earn a Statement Credit With Certain Citi Cards

With this targeted offer from Citi, you can earn a $50 statement credit for adding an authorized user and spending either $2,000 or $3,000 by March 31, 2017.

Cards that are part of the offer include:

That’s a large spending requirement for such a small bonus.  So it probably won’t make sense for most folks, unless you’ve been considering adding an authorized user to your Citi Prestige card.

The Deal Is Sweeter for Citi Prestige Cardholders

Adding an authorized user to your Citi Prestige normally costs $50.  

But with this deal, Citi is NOT charging an authorized user fee to Citi Prestige cardholders!  I’ve confirmed this with Citi by phone and secure message.

Targeted 50 Statement Credit On Certain Citi Cards

Citi Prestige Authorized Users Normally Cost $50, but They Get Their Own Priority Pass Select Membership. With This Deal, Authorized Users Are Free!

So if you add an authorized user to your Citi Prestige card and meet the minimum spending requirements for the deal, not only would you get a $50 statement credit, but you’d save an additional $50 off the normal cost of adding an authorized user.

That said, the only real benefit to adding an authorized user to your Citi Prestige card is that they get their own Priority Pass Select lounge access.  Authorized users do NOT get perks like the yearly $250 credit for airfare and baggage fees or $100 Global Entry credit.

However, any spending the authorized user makes with their card will count toward the $2,000 or $3,000 requirement to trigger the bonus.

Just be sure to add someone you trust, because you’re ultimately responsible for any charges they make.

Bottom Line

Some folks can receive a $50 statement credit for adding an authorized user and spending a certain amount with cards like the Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, and Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select, by March 31, 2017.

The minimum spending requirement to qualify for the deal varies.  Check your email to see if you’ve been targeted.

This offer probably will NOT make sense for most folks.  Unless you want to add an authorized user to your Citi Prestige card.  Because they’re waiving the normal $50 authorized user fee with this deal.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this deal?  Let me know in the comments!

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6 responses to “Targeted: $50 Statement Credit on Certain Citi Cards

  1. When I called in, they told this offer is basically refunding the fee back as credit and not a fee waiver + $50 credit. YMMV

  2. Same here… I called and they told me the same (they still charge the $50 AU fee for Prestige).

  3. Same here. $50 credit back to cover the fee, not extra $50. Such a lame offer. Pass…

  4. My husband got this offer but it’s not worth $50 to add me as an authorized user because then that gets counted as an open account on my credit history, therefore it would be harder to get over the 5/24 rule with Chase. We will pass!

    • Exactly! I love this blog but I wish they’d do a better job of pointing out this fact. I’m new to the game and started less than a year ago. I really wanted that Sapphire Reserve card but since we made me an authorized user on the cards we applied for under my wife’s name, I got denied for having too many cards.

  5. I am 100% positive that the deal for citi prestige was as you stated above – 50 credit after charging 3k and waive of the annual 50 fee. I received a mailing to this effect as well as an offer on the citi site when I logged in. However, now that I signed up for it, they insist that there was no waiver of the annual fee! This is infuriating. Does anybody have a screenshot of this offer?