Old Oct 28, 2014, 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 Jun 30, 2014, 3:55 pm
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Update for the Spirit questions - my anniversary date was today and my companion ticket has refreshed. So at least for now they haven't dropped the benefit at the anniversary like the message had said at one point.
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mster
New question now that Ive managed to get paper/digital copies of the in-branch offer . Better to apply for the 30k offer online and then attempt to match to the in-branch 30+30k offer using secure message -or- call into citi, inquire whether one could apply for a credit card offer over the phone that was originally extended to you in-branch and then submit an application that way?
Apparently Citi doesn't take Prestige applications over the phone - how prestigious of them . Online App + SM may be the way to go.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by mster
Apparently Citi doesn't take Prestige applications over the phone -
Did you call the number advertised for Prestige applications: 800.841.8826 ?
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by mia
Did you call the number advertised for Prestige applications: 800.841.8826 ?
Nope, didnt check the application page for a specific number and listened to a first line rep when I called in to *facepalm*. Seeing your number now on the application page.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by mster
Anyone have any experience with an in-branch application for this card to get the better Citigold offer (lower $350 fee +30k/$2k/3mo +30k/$15k/1yr)? Total shakedown or pretty straightforward?
yes, I just applied one last week in the branch. pretty straightforward. I do not have a citi checking account. And the lady also told me that the companion ticket benefit may be going away some time in the future. as of now, it's still offered when I apply.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 9:29 am
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I've accumulated about 250K Citi TY points during the 12 months 5x with the TY Preferred card. I had 150K more, but I redeemed those for $1500 credit toward my student loan, which is still substantial. My initial plan was simply to cash in all my TYP for a $2500 credit toward that loan, but I can't get over the 1.6 cent redemption for AA flights that the Prestige card offers. The 250K TYP could be redeemed for $4000 in AA/US Airways flights. Of course, I'd also have to pay the Prestige annual fee until I use up the miles, and this benefit could go away like FrequentMiler suggested, so those things should be taken into account. What are your thoughts on this?
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by qqbb
yes, I just applied one last week in the branch. pretty straightforward. I do not have a citi checking account. And the lady also told me that the companion ticket benefit may be going away some time in the future. as of now, it's still offered when I apply.
Thanks, that's interesting to hear. It sounds like perhaps an internal memo has been circulated, similar to how one was circulated months before the Admirals Club access was publicly announced.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 6:05 pm
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if the benefit goes away i hope citi will provide a refund on the annual fees . Their marketing material definately promotes these benefits so if I get a card pay the fees and they take away the benefits they need to make up somehow. maybe they do something like amex platinum when they lost the airline lounges...they gave a $100-$500 credit depending on their spend
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by pantanal
...if I get a card pay the fees and they take away the benefits they need to make up somehow....
Citi's track record in this regard is mediocre. They removed Hilton Gold status from this card without even an announcement, let alone advance notice or compensation.
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 7:38 pm
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Is $200 reimbursement per calendar year or per membership year?
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mizzou1
Is $200 reimbursement per calendar year or per membership year?
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Old Jul 2, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Without Flight Points and the Spirit Incentives benefits, what is attractive about this card, assuming I don't care about Admirals Club access?

Seems like the no annual fee Barclay Arrival card would have a much better return (2.2% on dining and travel).
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Old Jul 2, 2014, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by nall
Without Flight Points and the Spirit Incentives benefits, what is attractive about this card, assuming I don't care about Admirals Club access?

Seems like the no annual fee Barclay Arrival card would have a much better return (2.2% on dining and travel).
Unless you spend a significant amount and have a deep relationship with Citi (Citigold or Private Bank), I can't see justifying the annual fee.
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Old Jul 2, 2014, 6:48 pm
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If these changes happen, I'll probably only keep my Premiere card for the 3x dining, 2x hotel and entertainment. I definitely don't fly enough solely on American to justify the annual fee.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 12:49 am
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I called in today to ask them if there were any upcoming changes to the benefits of the card. I made no mention of the companion airfare and 15% off of plane tickets via spirit incentives. However, the CR stated that they will be removed and this will happen mid October. Why you may ask? Because Citi said so. That was his response.
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