Old Oct 28, 14, 2:34 pm
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Transition-Related Notes
Members are starting to receive Priority Pass Select cards in the mail. These are sent by Collinson via USPS, separately from the rebranded Prestige cards.
There was a decimal rounding error in the ThankYou point accounting on October statements. Remove a 0 from each of the totals reported - it should then match
Members who signed up prior to 10/18 still only receive a $250 airline credit for the year; if you previously used the $200 incidental credit, you can get another $50 in airline purchases reimbursed through December.
If you signed up before 10/18/14 you are eligible to receive the 15% discount and companion benefits for a year after your signup date. Call Citi at 877-288-2484 and ask to speak with a travel specialist, rather than letting them send the information to Spirit Incentives for an email quote. There are mixed reviews as to the efficacy of this service.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by dw
To be honest, with all the retailer data breaches these days, I feel like it could be almost any store you've shopped at.
Yes, except there are only a few places where I used both Prestige account numbers that got compromised and didn't use any of my other cards (that weren't compromised). While it's possible it's a coincidence and the Prestige card numbers were compromised from different sources, it seems extremely unlikely.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by lotrbfme
What Credit bureau are they pulling when applying?

I have 10 inquiries in my Experian only 1 in the last 6 months. Only two citi cards in the last 2 years. I wonder if I would get approved...
Honestly, they approve just about anyone. Got bankruptcy? In massive amounts of debt? Addicted to crack? Approved!
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Old Nov 20, 14, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by voodoogirl
I got a luggage tag today too. Would have preferred to keep my companion ticket
There are luggage tags? Do i have to request one?
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Old Nov 20, 14, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by hiima
Honestly, they approve just about anyone. Got bankruptcy? In massive amounts of debt? Addicted to crack? Approved!
I don't know if what you said is completely true.

I am more concerned if I can get some retention offers.
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Old Nov 20, 14, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by ylord789
I don't know if what you said is completely true.

I am more concerned if I can get some retention offers.
Not entirely true, but they have a pretty high approval rate.
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Old Nov 21, 14, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by hiima
Not entirely true, but they have a pretty high approval rate.
LOL Well I have 770 FICO TU, Since I applied on branch with citigold the decisiton and review was not instant... I even call the recon department and they do not even have the app yet because it is in citigold still...
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Old Nov 21, 14, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by geclub1
Citi website shows 30K offer. Is there a better offer out there?
Thanks.
60K for citigold costumers in branch only
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Old Nov 21, 14, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by voodoogirl
My statement closed last night, I got the last $50 of my $250 for the year. It states

"Congratulations you have made the most of your flight experience! You have used $250.00 of your $250 Air Travel Credit. The credit will reset to
$250.00 on 12/17/14."

There was a 50 point Additional Bonus listed on my statment that didn't transfer as TY points that must have been my last $50, I guess that makes sense. I didn't have any issues with my flight points transferring to my TY account.
The bonus points on my statement are actually the amount of new flight points earned (rather than converted into TY points) plus 50.

The correct amount of matching TY points did show up in my account a couple days after the base points.
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Old Nov 21, 14, 10:38 pm
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Successfully booked my first ticket with the 15% discount through the concierge today. Here's how it worked:

1) Called the concierge line.
2) Transferred to someone else to verify my eligibility for the 15% discount
3) Transferred back to the concierge, who took down my requested flights
4) Next day, received an email with the right flights but the wrong price (was only a 2.5% discount)
5) Replied about error
6) Received an email response with the correct fare
7) Called the concierge to finish booking
8) Transferred to a "travel specialist" who took my credit card information and booked the flight
9) (Hopefully) will receive a confirmation email shortly.

This benefit is a pain in the butt now.
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Old Nov 22, 14, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by tonei
Successfully booked my first ticket with the 15% discount through the concierge today. Here's how it worked:...
This benefit is a pain in the butt now.
I wish they worked out a deal with Spirit or found another provider, many exist and just partnered with them for 12 months. It sounds terribly inconvenient.

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Old Nov 22, 14, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by dw
For people still waiting on a replacement card with the new design- I hadn't received mine yet, but my card was replaced this week due to the number being compromised (second time in two months!), and the replacement card does have the new design.
There was a message on my online account log in today advising new cards had been issued and would arrive soon. This must be the new design cards.

dw, what did you think of the new design?
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Old Nov 22, 14, 2:42 pm
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I want to apply in branch on Monday to get the 60k bonus for Citigold. Can I use the $250 to buy airline gift cards before the year is over to qualify for this years reimbursement? If so, when do I have to purchase the gift cards by?
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Old Nov 22, 14, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by WhatWhatTech
I want to apply in branch on Monday to get the 60k bonus for Citigold. Can I use the $250 to buy airline gift cards before the year is over to qualify for this years reimbursement? If so, when do I have to purchase the gift cards by?
Yes, by the closing day of your December 2014 statement.
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Old Nov 22, 14, 6:22 pm
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Does anyone have the actual app for the $350 version? Any scans? And is this $350 edition open to anyone or just Citigold?
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Old Nov 22, 14, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Nick92
Does anyone have the actual app for the $350 version? Any scans? And is this $350 edition open to anyone or just Citigold?
When I applied almost a year ago, it said that if you cease to be CitiGold customer, the AF will change, but I heard reports that people have got $350 AF even without being CitiGold, just by applying in a branch. They also have better bonus in a branch: 60k vs. 30k TYPs.

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