If you hold a Citi Credit card and are planning on doing any spending in the week that covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Citi wants to give you 5% back on up to $500 of online purchases that you make in that period.
Citi is in the process of sending out emails to select credit card holders offering them bonus points for spending in select categories. This is far from the first time Citi has done this in the past 8 months although the credit cards that have been targeted have varied.
Citi has been pretty quiet for a few months and the last bonus or added benefit we saw the bank offer holders of the Citi Prestige Card expired at the end of August. Now, however, the bank is back with another small bonus as it tries to keep holders of its premium travel card engaged at a time where travel isn't an option for most people.
Citi is in the process of emailing cardholders with offers of bonus ThankYou points for adding authorized users to various credit cards. The offers appear to be varying from person to person so there's no one single definitive offer out there but it's worth keeping an eye on your inbox if you're considering adding someone to your account.
Citi ThankYou points are one of the three big transferable currencies in the miles & points world and can be earned by using select Citi credit cards (e.g. the Citi ThankYou Premier card r the Citi Prestige card), and these points can be transferred across to a variety of other loyalty programs affiliated to major airlines.
Citi has announced that the Citi Prestige Card and the Citi Premier Card are now awarding bonus points in categories that were previously unbonused. In the case of the Prestige Card this move is temporary while in the case of the Premier Card, Citi is bringing forward some changes planned for August.
I’ve had a number of targeted offers set to me by Citi in recent months and the last offer I used (targeted to my now closed Prestige Card) even worked for purchases outside of the US. Now Citi is back with another round of offers which, if you’ve been targeted in the past, you may well recognize.
Recently, the corporations that issue credit and charge cards with a strong focus on travel benefits have come to realize that they need to take action if their cards aren't to be consigned to the shredder and Citi is the latest issuer to announce a number of positive measures for holders of select American Airlines AAdvantage co-branded cards.
Up until 2011, all miles earned through credit card spending counted towards American Airlines Million Miler status while the miles earned from the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card counted through 2012. Since then, only miles earned by flying (better known as "butt-in-seat" miles) have qualified to move the needle in the Million Miler program...until now.
Citi has just announced two new measures to make life easier for new credit card holders and its Prestige cardholders. The measures are nowhere near as significant as the measures we have already seen announced by Amex and Chase earlier in the day, but they're important nevertheless.