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Old Aug 3, 18, 8:24 pm
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CarefulBuilder14
 
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It seems like they have to do something about point value if they want to make money. They need some point use that is cheap for Citi to provide but gives many customers a good value with convenience.

Sure, some FTers can use TY's exotic transfer partners...but they are probably the same people who book a lot of 4th nights free.

For normal people...profitable people...people who have one main card and don't make a lot of benefit claims or seek retention...TYs can be a hassle.

3 x 1.25 cpp will struggle to challenge 3x Hyatt/United/BA/etc...even though the latter can cost an issuer less.
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