Citi Premier MasterCard [2015-2017]

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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?
    Please see the wiki at Citi ThankYou points - cancel, downgrade & expiration considerations
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Old Jul 27, 17, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by RobertHanson View Post
So basically you are sending people over to read page after page of conflicting data points?
Correct. The link provided by sdsearch will allow rj123456 (and others contemplating the same decision) to read the conflicting data points in context, and make a decision. That's better than repeating the discussion here.
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Old Jul 29, 17, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by RobertHanson View Post
So basically you are sending people over to read page after page of conflicting data points?

Why not just say "there are conflicting data points so we don't know for sure" and leave it at that?
People that know how to read and decipher what they're reading would prefer mia's approach to reading what those post actually are and then take a chance.
IMO
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Old Jul 29, 17, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
People that know how to read and decipher what they're reading would prefer mia's approach to reading what those post actually are and then take a chance.
IMO
I know how to read, but I prefer not to take a chance with apps. There are still too many good opportunities out there, but only if you don't have too many recent HPs, to take a chance of picking up another HP and then get denied. If I want to gamble I'll go to my local Indian casino.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 10:32 am
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Pre-qualified offer

I've seen this mentioned in the AA threads but apparently not here. I closed my Prestige and Premier cards about 6 months ago. Now using the Citi pre-qualifed offers page I get an offer for the Premier 50K points 4K spend with no 24 month language only "This offer is valid for new accounts only." I assume this should be good for the bonus?
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Old Aug 9, 17, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Slickw View Post
I've seen this mentioned in the AA threads but apparently not here. I closed my Prestige and Premier cards about 6 months ago. Now using the Citi pre-qualifed offers page I get an offer for the Premier 50K points 4K spend with no 24 month language only "This offer is valid for new accounts only." I assume this should be good for the bonus?
if it doesn't show the 24 month language it should be safe to apply or (worth the risk), i would still read the terms and and see if that language is mentioned somewhere else. we had episodes of emailers that had invitation codes to apply, the application link didn't show the 24m language but the email did, so people didn't get the bonus.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 9:14 am
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How long has this 50k offer been available ? and how long do these new offers stick around?
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by duranza View Post
How long has this 50k offer been available ? and how long do these new offers stick around?
If you've got the time, you can figure this out for yourself. This thread goes back more than two years, and somewhere within its 937 posts it's bound to be documented every time a new offer appeared and every time it went away. But no one has put together a timeline that I know of. To figure oot when this offer was discovered, o backwards starting from the end. But to figure out if there any patterns from the past, you'll probably have to scour the whole thread. And there's no guarantee that patterns from the past will hold for the future.

All I know is that I signed up just over a year ago with a 40k offer, and then for a long long long time (starting a month or two after that I think) there was no signup offer at all. And that may have been the first time it lacked any signup bonus for months at a time, I'm not sure.

Which again points that just because Citi has done something in the past, there's nothing to stay they won't do something different in the future.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by duranza View Post
How long has this 50k offer been available ? ...
Not sure, but I see that I edited the thread Title to reflect the change in mid-July.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Not sure, but I see that I edited the thread Title to reflect the change in mid-July.
Thanks.. went ahead and applied and husband got the card (instant approval) even though our big expenses for remodeling won't happen till October.
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Old Aug 11, 17, 7:28 am
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Thanks.. went ahead and applied and husband got the card (instant approval) even though our big expenses for remodeling won't happen till October.
Well, you will have until early Nov to make your min spnd, so no problem.
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Old Aug 17, 17, 2:44 am
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When do signup bonus points post?
Tomorrow I am planning to make the last purchase that will meet my spending requirement and my statement close next week.
I have paper statement.
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Old Aug 17, 17, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by arandomflyer View Post
When do signup bonus points post?
Tomorrow I am planning to make the last purchase that will meet my spending requirement and my statement close next week.
I have paper statement.
if all your spending post to your account before your statement closes the points normally post on the statement. YMMV.
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Old Aug 17, 17, 12:08 pm
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I currently hold the Citi Prestige, can i be approved for the Citi Premier and hold both?
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Old Aug 17, 17, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by navatwal View Post
I currently hold the Citi Prestige, can i be approved for the Citi Premier and hold both?
Holding Prestige is irrelevant. The date on which you most recently OPENED -or- CLOSED a Prestige, Premier or Preferred card is critical.
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Old Aug 18, 17, 9:31 am
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I have had the prestige for less than a year, does this mean i have to wait until 24 months has elapsed before applying for Premier?
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