Old Apr 19, 2015, 6:10 pm
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Is there currently an offer for this card with a signup bonus?

Yes:
  • 50K TYP for $4K spend/3 months, $95 AF waived for first year. Open in private/incognito window for best results.
    • Offer not available if you have opened or closed a Preferred, Premier, or Prestige card in the past 24 months.


    Does anybody know when the signup bonus will increase?
    No. Please don't ask in the thread "just to double-check if anybody knows." Nobody knows.
    Can I see the number of TYP earned on an individual purchase?
    No. The best you can do is visit the Account Details page for your card to see how the merchant for a given transaction was categorized.
    What are the bonus categories for the Premier card?
    Effective April 19th, 2015, unless you are participating in a limited-time offer, you will earn:
    • 3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend on purchases at airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, travel agencies, gas stations, commuter transportation, taxi/limousines, passenger railways, cruise lines, bridge and road tolls, parking lots/garages, campgrounds and trailer parks, time shares, bus lines, motor home/RV rental and boat rentals;
    • 2 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend on purchases at restaurants and on select entertainment merchants, including sports promoters, theatrical promoters, movie theaters, amusement parks, tourist attractions, record stores and video rental stores; and
    • 1 ThankYou Point for every dollar you spend on other purchases.
    Airlines are classified as merchants that provide air travel. Hotels are classified as merchants that provide sleeping or meeting room accommodations, and may include goods and services that are on a bill for these accommodations by a hotel, motel or inn. Car rental agencies are classified as merchants that provide short-term or long-term rentals of cars. Travel agencies are classified as merchants that provide travel information and booking services, and include travel aggregators and tour operators. Gas stations are classified as merchants that sell fuel for consumer use and may or may not be attended. Commuter transportation is classified as merchants that provide suburban and local mass passenger transportation over regular routes and on regular schedules, including ferries, commuter railways and subways. Taxis/limousines are classified as merchants that provide passenger transportation services for hire and includes horse-drawn cabs and carriages, bicycle taxis, aerial tramways, airport shuttles or cable cars. Passenger railways are classified as merchants that primarily provide long-distance transportation and may include overnight accommodations on the train. Cruise lines are classified as merchants that provide passenger transportation on the open sea or inland waters for the purpose of vacation or pleasure and operate predefined and advertised routes. Bridge and road tolls are classified as merchants who collect fees associated with toll roads, highways and bridges. Parking lots/garages are classified as merchants that provide temporary parking services for automobiles, usually on an hourly, daily or monthly contract or fee basis. Campgrounds and trailer parks are classified as merchants that provide overnight or short-term campsites for recreational vehicles, trailers, campers, or tents. Timeshares are classified as retailers that sell, lease, and rent timeshare real estate and arrange timeshare condominium exchanges. Bus lines are classified passenger bus transportation services that operate on a regular schedule over predetermined routes. Motor home and recreational vehicle rentals are classified as merchants that rent motor homes, RVs, pop-up campers, tent trailers, and other recreational vehicles on a daily, short-term, or extended-term basis. Boat leases and boat rentals are classified as merchants that primarily provide boat rental and leasing services, including fishing boats, non-crew houseboats, sail boats, powerboats, jet skis, and yachts.

    Restaurants are classified as dining establishments that primarily prepare food and drinks for immediate consumption by consumers, either on the merchantís premises or packaged for takeout, and include bars, cocktail lounges, discotheques, nightclubs, taverns and fast food restaurants. Sports promoters are classified as merchants that operate and promote live sporting events (professional or semi-professional), and may also include sports stadiums. Theatrical promoters are classified as merchants that operate live theatrical productions or concerts, and include ticketing agencies. Movie theaters are classified as establishments that sell tickets and refreshments for movie productions. Amusement parks (including zoos, circuses and aquariums) are classified as establishments that operate parks or carnivals and offer mechanical rides and games and/or live animal shows. Tourist attractions and museums (including art galleries) are classified as establishments that operate attractions and exhibits for tourists. Record stores are classified as establishments that sell CDs and related items, including online record stores. Video rental stores are classified as merchants that rent DVDs and/or games and related equipment for consumer use, including online video rentals.


    We do not determine how merchants or establishments are classified, however, they are generally classified based upon the merchant's primary line of business. We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer. Purchases not eligible to receive the additional ThankYou Points include, but are not limited to, purchases made at warehouse clubs, discount stores, department stores and convenience stores.
    You may earn ThankYou Points as long as your Card Account is open and current. If your Card Account is closed, you will not be able to earn ThankYou Points and you will lose any accumulated ThankYou Points that have not been transferred to your ThankYou Member Account. Balance transfers, cash advances, convenience checks, returned purchases, disputed or unauthorized purchases/fraudulent transactions, finance charges, Card Account fees, and fees for services and programs you elect to receive through us do not earn ThankYou Points unless otherwise specified.

    If you do not already have a ThankYou Rewards Member Account ("ThankYou Member Account"), one will be set up for you. ThankYou Points earned from purchases post to your Card Account at the close of each billing cycle, and at that time we will transfer the ThankYou Points you earned to your ThankYou Member Account. (Bonus ThankYou Points may take one to two additional billing cycles to post to your Card Account.) ThankYou Points are not eligible for redemption until they are transferred to your ThankYou Member Account. ThankYou Points may not be redeemed and may be lost if your Card Account is not open or current.
    What happens to my TY points if I close my card account?
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Old Jul 2, 2015, 1:00 pm
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I PIF in advance and didn't get my TYP until my statement closed.
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Old Jul 2, 2015, 4:50 pm
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I found 3 different types of Visa Gift Cards at a local gas station at loadable up to $500
1) MyVanilla Visa (3.95 purchase fee)
2) OneVanilla Prepaid Visa (4.95 purchase fee)
3) NetSpend Visa Prepaid Debit Card (4.95 purchase fee)
*I saw a Paypal one as well, but that was a Mastercard I believe.

I need to spend $2500 to meet my spend requirements. Does anyone know if any of these cards are unloadable onto Bluebird & Serve at Walmart? I believe I read there are issues with the Vanilla ones...

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Old Jul 2, 2015, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by cdog999
I found 3 different types of Visa Gift Cards at a local gas station at loadable up to $500
1) MyVanilla Visa (3.95 purchase fee)
2) OneVanilla Prepaid Visa (4.95 purchase fee)
3) NetSpend Visa Prepaid Debit Card (4.95 purchase fee)
*I saw a Paypal one as well, but that was a Mastercard I believe.

I need to spend $2500 to meet my spend requirements. Does anyone know if any of these cards are unloadable onto Bluebird & Serve at Walmart? I believe I read there are issues with the Vanilla ones...
Did you ask if they will sell them to you with a credit card? All of my local gas stations insist on cash only for VGCs. If they won't sell them with a cc, the answer to your question is irrelevant.

But if they will, lots of us will want to know what kind of station, and where.
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Old Jul 2, 2015, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Brugge
Did you ask if they will sell them to you with a credit card? All of my local gas stations insist on cash only for VGCs. If they won't sell them with a cc, the answer to your question is irrelevant.

But if they will, lots of us will want to know what kind of station, and where.
Not planning on asking. Just going to buy. But what should I buy to unload at Walmart ATM?
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by cdog999
Not planning on asking. Just going to buy. But what should I buy to unload at Walmart ATM?
This is kind of funny. Whether you ask or not, if they dont take CC for payment, you ain't going to buy, unless you plan to pay cash!

Most the registers are not hardcoded, but the cashier who inadvertently sold you the prepaid card with CC payment could very well lose his/her job if the store is cash only. Just sayin.

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Old Jul 3, 2015, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy
This is kind of funny. Whether you ask or not, if they dont take CC for payment, you ain't going to buy, unless you plan to pay cash!

Most the registers are not hardcoded, but the cashier who inadvertently sold you the prepaid card with CC payment could very well lose his/her job if the store is cash only. Just sayin.
I seriously doubt that. They accept credit cards for their gift cards. Which of the 3 should I try to buy?
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 12:16 pm
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You can't unload Vanillas at WalMart. You can unload them at Family Dollar, however.
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 1:06 pm
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Folks, this is not the Manufactured Spend forum. If you're not discussing issues specific to the Premier card, please take it somewhere else. Thanks.
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway
Folks, this is not the Manufactured Spend forum. If you're not discussing issues specific to the Premier card, please take it somewhere else. Thanks.
"To get respect, give respect."

Always helpful to include a link if you have it bookmarked. Not your job, of course, but it would be helpful.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...2015-a-45.html
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 4:01 pm
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I made my bonus spend transaction on 6/27. 54k TYPs posted yesterday less than a week, though to be fair I guess my statement closing date was 7/2.

I wish Chase was this fast.

Now I need a quick and easy way to accumulate more TYPs.
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Old Jul 3, 2015, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mhdena
I made my bonus spend transaction on 6/27. 54k TYPs posted yesterday less than a week, though to be fair I guess my statement closing date was 7/2.

I wish Chase was this fast.

Now I need a quick and easy way to accumulate more TYPs.
Is this your only TYP card?

In other words, you do not have an existing TYP account so the new TYP account is created for you at statement closes - hence you can see your pts in your newly created TYP account, assuming you go to TYP site to check the details as versus just seeing the point total on the side bar of the card site?

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Old Jul 4, 2015, 10:21 am
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Several days after receiving the card itself I received an email welcome to Thank You. It mentioned log into Thank You website to combine accounts. The new premier account number is then visible at thankyou.com for me to combine with other existing sponsor accounts without any issue.

So just be patient and wait few more days for their computer system to sort it out. I received the card on Day 7 and thankyou welcome email on Day 11, if this is of help to you as a reference point.

Originally Posted by Happy
For those of you already have existing TYP account, how do you link the new card to the existing TYP account?

Does it automatically show up in your existing TYP account A Few Days after it is being activated?

Or, you need to manually perform the Add Citi Account function to link it?

Currently the new card does not show up as a Sponsored Account, and is not recognized by the TYP site as a valid Citi Account to be added...

On the phone with Tech Support now who does not seem to know what is wrong.
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Old Jul 5, 2015, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by deltame
Several days after receiving the card itself I received an email welcome to Thank You. It mentioned log into Thank You website to combine accounts. The new premier account number is then visible at thankyou.com for me to combine with other existing sponsor accounts without any issue.

So just be patient and wait few more days for their computer system to sort it out. I received the card on Day 7 and thankyou welcome email on Day 11, if this is of help to you as a reference point.
Thanks for the helpful info.

Card arrived on June 29. Linked it to existing Citi user id the same day.

No Welcome email has come, yet.

The ThankYou site still does not recognize the card. i.e. does not allow me to Add as Citi Account under the Sponsor Accounts. Since it still has no TY ID, cannot do the combine TY accounts thing. TY rep said it was system glitch - requires earning TYP first before TY ID would be created.

Based on your experience, it obviously is NOT the case being told by the TY rep, as I assume you have not had your first statement yet when you got the Welcome email that allows you to combine TY IDs.

Statement will close on July 6th. A really short cycle. Could meet spend with a cruise payment but we postpone it until the ThankYou ID for the new card is generated. It is OK to have a few hundreds TYPs floating inside Citi system, but would be really annoyed if the near 60K points are at stake.

EDIT

Still no Welcome email from TYP.

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Old Jul 5, 2015, 10:14 pm
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I was ready to get the Barclays Arrival Plus card when applications were temporarily closed and I saw about the upcoming changes on that. While I was previously thinking of getting it for the long term, now I was thinking that, when apps reopened, I'd just get it for the fee-free year for the $400+ in travel with $3000 spending.

In the discussion on that card, I got directed (hey, by you, Happy) to take note of the ThankYou Premier. I see their reference to, after $3000 spending, getting $625 for airfare when redeemed through the ThankYou Travel Center. Can this be redeemed for flights on Southwest? I saw something saying yes, by phone, in another thread, but I wanted to see if that's up to date. And can vouchers received from SWA for problems in flight be applied to these bookings?

If I keep this for the fee-free year and have a TY balance, could I keep that balance if I change to another flavor of TY card?
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Old Jul 6, 2015, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by rove312
If I keep this for the fee-free year and have a TY balance, could I keep that balance if I change to another flavor of TY card?
The TYPs are tied to the card that you earned them with. If you close the card, even if the points have been "combined", the points from the closed card will expire (90 days I think).
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