50,000 Thank You Points ($665 Value & 1st Year Fee Waived) With Citi Thank You Premier [Expired]

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50,000 Thank You Points ($665 Value & 1st Year Fee Waived) With Citi Thank You Premier [Expired]

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Link: Citi Thank You Premier with $665 free airfare

Link:  Same offer but with 2X points on travel and dining for the 1st year

October 8, 2011: Post edited to reflect that 33% bonus on airline redemption applies to cash and points redemption as well.

glu800 (Thanks!!) has alerted us to a new Citi Thank You Premier card which offers 50,000 Thank You points after spending $2,500 within 3 months, and with the 1st year annual fee waived!

This is a MUCH better offer than the one which Emily applied for in August and which I blogged about a few days ago, because the annual fee is waived in this offer.  50,000 Thank You points gets you $665 towards travel expenses since you can redeem 1 Thank You point for 1.33 cents worth of travel ( a 33% bonus over the regular redemption level of 1 Thank You point = 1 cent).

  • $665 if you redeem Thank You points for air travel
  • $500 if you redeem Thank You points for gift cards (including hotels)

This card is great for families because you can use your Thank You points to purchase a ticket that may not be available with miles.

For example, you manage to redeem United miles for 2 tickets on United Airlines from Washington to Chicago, but are unable to find award seats on that flight for your 2 children.

Well, you can redeem your Thank You points to purchase tickets on the same flight on which you’ve redeemed your United miles!

This is also a great card for domestic US travel, because you could get 2 to 3 tickets for $665 for travel within the US.

Read my earlier review for a rundown of the benefits of the Citi Thank You card.

This is a much better way to earn 50,000 Thank You points than the Citi Thank You Preferred card which requires you to spend $10,000 to get 50,000 Thank You points.

You also do NOT get the 33% bonus when redeeming for travel with the Thank You Preferred card.

Bottom Line

I will be applying for this card, because I can have a lot of Big Travel with Small Money with $665 in free travel!

Link: Citi Thank You Premier with $665 free airfare

Disclosure: I get a referral if you apply for this card using the links in this post.  Emily & I are extremely grateful to all readers who sign up for the card using our links.  But you don’t have to.

Both Emily and I have this card and each got $665 in free travel.

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Hi Daraius, I posted some questions on your other loop (I’ve been reading your posts all day today).

I am in a bit of bind with our thank you preferred card. We did the amazon payment to get 1000 pts (to make up for the rest of the 10k annual spending requirement). The points posted, statement closed. However now we see a $50 ‘cash transaction fee’ on the account. I have written to customer service to find out what that is but guessing it has to do with the amazon payment. I have no idea if they will take that off…

Also they said that it takes 2 billing cycles to post the pts but the annual fee would probably be charged before that (waived for the 1st yr). How do I go about this any thoughts? I just want to get the pts, redeem for some gift cards and close out. We don’t have any other citi cards.

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@pam – I don’t remember the Citi Thank You Premier having a $10K annual sending requirement, but perhaps you had a different version. The points usually post after the statement in which you earn the points close, but it could take longer. I’d evaluate the value of the bonus you’re getting compared to the annual fee and then decide if it makes sense to keep the card until the points post. You can also call and ask about the cash transaction fee.

@D – I just wanna continue my post on 4/5. After using my 2 cards for daily/routine uses + some payment, the bills close in 2 months. I confirm that points post to 2 separate thank you accounts immediately.

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@Ben – Let us know what happens!

@Paul E – Thanks for sharing!

I got denied for both VISA/MC Thank you premier cards and I am writing a letter to their Executive Office, i don’t think i can attach my Experian credit report as it’s 30+ pages.

I bascially sent two letters seperately with a copy of Application ID and explained so many inquires of 7 times per last 3 months was not a lot which is the reason they declined me.

I will keep you guys posted. FYI, I applied Advanage in Feb 28,2012 and applied for Thank you May 31,2012.

What is “Bank Points Credit card tab”? Where is this? Thank you so much for your help.

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@happy9z – The Bank Points credit card tab is listed under the Travel Credit Cards tab at the top of the blog.

I applied Citi Thankyou Card without annual fee on April 3 2012. Can I apply this card? How many days should I wait to fill out this application?

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