Category Archives: Citibank

Effective Today: This Way to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements No Longer Works

I have bad news if you’ve been thinking of opening a Citigold checking account and funding it with a Visa or MasterCard to help meet minimum spending requirements.

Via Reddit, many folks are reporting that Citi will NO longer allow you to fund your initial Citigold checking deposit with a credit card.

But you can still earn 50,000 American Airlines miles (or 40,000 Citi ThankYou points) when you open an account by March 31, 2016, and meet certain conditions.


Citigold Checking Account Funding Is NO Longer a Way to Meet Credit Card Minimum Spending Requirements

Congratulations if you were able to get in on the deal before Citi changed their policy!  This is a good reminder that great deals don’t always last!  So it’s important to jump on them while you can!

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Citi Is Inviting Folks to Convert Their Cards. But Should You?

My friend recently received an email inviting him to switch his Citi Diamond Preferred card to the Citi ThankYou Preferred.

And he isn’t the only 1 who’s received an offer like this.  Citi is contacting certain cardholders about converting their cards.  For example, some folks who have the Citi Dividend card (no longer available) have been invited to switch to the Citi Double Cash.

Citi Is Inviting Folks To Convert Their Cards But Should You

Has Citi Offered to Switch You to Another Card?

I’ll help you decide if moving to a new card makes sense of you!

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Won’t Last! 10 Cities Round-Trip to Europe $407 to $614

If you’re looking for a cheap paid flight to Europe, there are terrific deals today from 10 cities to several destinations across the pond!

You’ll pay as little as ~$407 to $614 for a round-trip coach flight (and some West Coast cities are included).  Sale fares are available on Aer Lingus, Jetairfly, KLM, Norwegian Air, and WOW Air, depending on the route.

These are very good prices!  So if you’re interested, book soon, because I’m not sure how long these deals will last.


Take a Spin on the London Eye – and Get There Cheaply From Several US Cities!

I found these fares through ITA Matrix and Google Flights.  Or in 1 case, through an online travel agency (I’ll tell you where to look!).

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News You Can Use – Discover’s New 5X Categories, New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk, Costco Visa Update, & More

1.   Earn 5% Cash Back on Dining and Movies With Discover it

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Activate the Discover it Bonus

Folks with the Discover it card who activate the bonus (after March 1, 2016) will earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent on restaurants and movies from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016.

News You Can Use Discovers New 5X Categories New Citi Prestige Restaurant Perk Costco Visa Update More

You’ll Save 5% on Meals or at the Movies When You Activate the Discover it Bonus Categories

If you spend the maximum amount, you’ll earn $75 cash back!

And don’t forget, new Discover it cardholders (or folks who previously registered) can have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles.  So you can effectively earn 10% cash back on this and other rotating bonus categories!

Quarterly credit card bonus categories are an excellent and easy way to rack up extra miles, points, or cash bonuses!

2.   Get Dining Perks With Citi Prestige

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It Still Works! An Easy 1% Back on Your Rent Each Month

Good news to report!  Rent payments on RadPad still earn 1% cash back when you pay using the PayPal Business Debit MasterCard!

Folks expressed concern they’d no longer earn cash back from RadPad because of an email update PayPal sent about which types of purchases count.

But it’s still working as an easy way to get free money each month when you pay your rent!

It Still Works An Easy 1 Back On Your Rent Each Month

Sit Back and Watch the Cash Back Roll In! You Can Still Earn 1% Back on Your Rent Payments With RadPad

I’ll help you make the most of this service.  And show you how to use RadPad to earn miles & points!

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What’s the Best Card for Airport Parking?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Ali, tweeted:

Which is the best credit card to use to pay for airport parking?

When you travel frequently, airport parking gets expensive!  So it’s a good idea to make sure you’re getting rewarded for your spending by paying with the right card!

What's The Best Card For Airport Parking

If You Pay for Your Parking With the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, You’ll Earn Points in My Favorite Rewards Program!

Find out why I recommend using the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to pay for parking and what other cards give you bonus points for parking expenses!

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News You Can Use – Marriott Adds 20+ Hotels, $10 Off, $20 Off Uber, $250 Fee Free at Plastiq

1.   More Ways to Use Your Marriott Points

You can now use your Marriott points to book award nights at 21 Delta hotels (and 14 more will be added in April 2016).  You’ll also earn Marriott points and elite status credits for paid stays at these Delta hotels.

Plus, if you’re a Delta Privileges member, you can take advantage of all your benefits and redeem your points at any Marriott hotel.

Most of these new locations are in Canada, but there’s also 1 in Orlando.

News You Can Use Marriott Adds 20 Hotels 10 Off 20 Off Uber 250 Fee Free At Plastiq

You Can Now Use Your Marriott Points to Stay at the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel! With a Kid’s Splash Area Near the Pool, a Gaming Room, and a Short Drive to Walt Disney World, It’s a Great Spot for Your Next Family Vacation

Here are a few other destinations that look interesting:

Check out the FAQ page for answers to your questions about the merger.

2.   $100 Gift Card for $90

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