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 merchants 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 Jun 29, 2016, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by beltway
Even better, we can keep a trash pile of expired links for people to pick through on the off chance that they've been resurrected. Rather than clutter up the wiki with this, I'll maintain it here.
The 2nd and 4th pull up valid landing pages but no mention of a sign up bonus, though the fine print says "Bonus ThankYou Points may be earned by ThankYou Premier cardmembers approved through this offer." Does this mean the link is working or no?
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by dukerau
The 2nd and 4th pull up valid landing pages but no mention of a sign up bonus, though the fine print says "Bonus ThankYou Points may be earned by ThankYou Premier cardmembers approved through this offer." Does this mean the link is working or no?
I wouldn't ever count on a bonus if the landing page omits any reference to one.
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by dukerau
The 2nd and 4th pull up valid landing pages but no mention of a sign up bonus, though the fine print says "Bonus ThankYou Points may be earned by ThankYou Premier cardmembers approved through this offer." Does this mean the link is working or no?
The 2nd and 4th give no bonus, Citi changes the landing page from time to time and at this point it has Zero Bonus.
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Old Jun 30, 2016, 9:38 pm
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So, my year is almost up. I intend on keeping the Prestige so this card is a downgrade. Thinking PC to Double cash. Though I probably wouldn't use it. Doesn't the DC need like a $25 min to redeem?
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Old Jul 2, 2016, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by HGHUA
So, my year is almost up. I intend on keeping the Prestige so this card is a downgrade. Thinking PC to Double cash. Though I probably wouldn't use it. Doesn't the DC need like a $25 min to redeem?
Why not just cancel? There's no big advantage to taking a card you only had one year and PCing it to a non-TYP card which you'll never use. The same thing happen to your TYP whether you cancel or downgrade (to a non-TYP card).

Or, if downgrade, why not to Preferred, which is also a TYP card but one with no AF? That might be better for your existing points, I'm not sure. (It can't be worse.)
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Old Jul 25, 2016, 2:00 pm
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No New Bonus ?

DW's annual fee was due on Sunday. This is no bonus for renewing, and no bonus for getting a second card 24 months later, so she called to cancel on Saturday. Due to the previous reports here, I expected that she could just tell the computer "cancel this card", answer yes when asked "are you sure you want to cancel this card?", and that would be that.

But no... She went straight to "hold" for a CSR, and the wait was @40 minutes (still).

She didn't even ask for a Retention offer, as we were sure none would be available. But the CSR proactively went to "check" for one. Making us think maybe things have changed. Nope, came back with nada, not even an offer to downgrade to a no fee card.

Canceled....

So I was fully expecting to come here this morning to find that Citi had put the 50K bonus back on, and the Recon office had reopened. Strangely, neither of those has happened yet.
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Old Aug 8, 2016, 2:06 pm
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So a couple of possibly silly questions

1. based on previous Citi offers, any thoughts on when the sign up bonus might return? How intermittent is intermittent?

2. Am I correct in assuming that sites such as expedia count as travel aggregator sites/travel agencies and would give you 3x points?

sorry for the perhaps obvious questions, I don't think I saw this clarified anywhere.
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Old Aug 8, 2016, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by DrRodneyMcKay
... How intermittent is intermittent?
I had edited the title to say [EXPIRED] in mid-June, but then members would periodically find an orphaned offer that still worked. I would say it was not intermittent on Citi's part, it just took some time for them to cleanup all the links.

It is unusual for Citi to offer one of their own branded fee generating cards without a bonus, unless they are planning to eliminate or refresh it. Inasmuch as they just refreshed Prestige I would guess this card will be next, but it feels premature.
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Old Aug 8, 2016, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by mia
I had edited the title to say [EXPIRED] in mid-June, but then members would periodically find an orphaned offer that still worked. I would say it was not intermittent on Citi's part, it just took some time for them to cleanup all the links.

It is unusual for Citi to offer one of their own branded fee generating cards without a bonus, unless they are planning to eliminate or refresh it. Inasmuch as they just refreshed Prestige I would guess this card will be next, but it feels premature.
well, hopefully they refresh it rather than get rid of it altogether, since their next tier up is a $450 annual fee which is far above what I can pay annually.
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Old Aug 9, 2016, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by DrRodneyMcKay
well, hopefully they refresh it rather than get rid of it altogether, since their next tier up is a $450 annual fee which is far above what I can pay annually.
Who would pay a $450 AF for a Premier? The cards with that high a fee have much better benefits, using involving a means to get much of it refunded as statement credits, etc. And with the new Chase Ultra CSP soon to come out, the high fee field is just getting more crowded.

Whether or not they reinstate the bonus for the Premier is anyone's guess, but I'd be shocked, shocked I tell you, if they raised the AF anywhere near that high.
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Old Aug 9, 2016, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by RobertHanson
Who would pay a $450 AF for a Premier? The cards with that high a fee have much better benefits, using involving a means to get much of it refunded as statement credits, etc. And with the new Chase Ultra CSP soon to come out, the high fee field is just getting more crowded.

Whether or not they reinstate the bonus for the Premier is anyone's guess, but I'd be shocked, shocked I tell you, if they raised the AF anywhere near that high.
I think you are misreading what was written...
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Old Aug 11, 2016, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Jpr0930
I think you are misreading what was written...
Wouldn't be the first time...
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Old Sep 21, 2016, 12:54 pm
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I keep checking periodically for a sign up bonus for the Premier, but it's like a watched pot.
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Old Sep 21, 2016, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by LWT3
I keep checking periodically for a sign up bonus for the Premier, but it's like a watched pot.
I hear you....

Sigh.....
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Old Sep 21, 2016, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by RobertHanson
I hear you....

Sigh.....
Make that two.
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