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 Nov 13, 2017, 2:36 pm
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Thank You Premier Car Rental Insurance Outside the US (Primary)

Has anyone filed a claim using the Thank You Premier's car rental insurance coverage? I'm considering paying for my upcoming rental (outside the US) with the card due to the primary coverage. For those who've gone through the claim's process, I'm curious to hear how the Thank You Premier card's coverage stacks up against the multitude of Chase cards that offer primary coverage.
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Old Nov 13, 2017, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by rjs11
... due to the primary coverage....
Unless your personal policy provides coverage outside the USA the distinction between primary and secondary CDW collapses.
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2
Datapoint. I applied for new Premier card through the Reddit 50k/4k link on 10/25/2017.

Prior to applying, I sent message via secure message to Citi CS confirming my eligibility for getting new Premier signup since my last Preferred/Premier/Prestige opening/closing was March 2015. I got confirmation I should be eligible.

I was approved for Premier card 2 weeks ago and the page my new Premier card came in mail in had verbiage "Our records show that you are not eligible for the bonus offer based on a recent opening or closure of your Citi card(s)."

I called Premier card CS, agent said he'll forward my sign up bonus eligibility to Citi research department and they'll look into it and send me a letter in 2 weeks with their findings.

Today over Citi secure message, I then got message saying reason for my being ineligible for the Premier 50k sign up bonus was because the Citi Thankyou Forward Card also counted for the 24 month rule in addition to the ThankYou Preferred, Premier or Citi Prestige card listed in the app 50k sign up bonus T&C.

My 8 year old Citi Thankyou Forward card was closed for inactivity in Oct 4, 2015.

The funny thing is, I applied for my Premier card on Oct 25, 2017 which would have been over 24 months from the Forward card closure date. I responded to that effect via secure message. Now to see if Citi CS can see reason.

In meantime, beware the new development Citi seems to be looking at Forward card dates as part of the Premier sign up bonus eligibility.

My fear is the Citi ATT Access more card (which earned TY points in addition to the $600 phone sign up bonus) would also count for Premier's 24 month rule because I closed the ATT card 1 year ago.
I am curious if you have a resolution to this issue yet?

With the announcement that the Citi Forward card will be converted to Citi Preferred on January 3, 2018 I was going to proactively cancel so as not to restart my 24 month clock. If they again confirm to you that the Citi Forward closure restarted the clock then I get no benefit out of cancelling and will end up being forced into having to restart the 24 month clock on January 3 (I'll be 21 days from 24 months if that is the case).
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2
Datapoint. I applied for new Premier card through the Reddit 50k/4k link on 10/25/2017.

Prior to applying, I sent message via secure message to Citi CS confirming my eligibility for getting new Premier signup since my last Preferred/Premier/Prestige opening/closing was March 2015. I got confirmation I should be eligible.

I was approved for Premier card 2 weeks ago and the page my new Premier card came in mail in had verbiage "Our records show that you are not eligible for the bonus offer based on a recent opening or closure of your Citi card(s)."

I called Premier card CS, agent said he'll forward my sign up bonus eligibility to Citi research department and they'll look into it and send me a letter in 2 weeks with their findings.

Today over Citi secure message, I then got message saying reason for my being ineligible for the Premier 50k sign up bonus was because the Citi Thankyou Forward Card also counted for the 24 month rule in addition to the ThankYou Preferred, Premier or Citi Prestige card listed in the app 50k sign up bonus T&C.

My 8 year old Citi Thankyou Forward card was closed for inactivity in Oct 4, 2015.

The funny thing is, I applied for my Premier card on Oct 25, 2017 which would have been over 24 months from the Forward card closure date. I responded to that effect via secure message. Now to see if Citi CS can see reason.

In meantime, beware the new development Citi seems to be looking at Forward card dates as part of the Premier sign up bonus eligibility.

My fear is the Citi ATT Access more card (which earned TY points in addition to the $600 phone sign up bonus) would also count for Premier's 24 month rule because I closed the ATT card 1 year ago.

Originally Posted by dangw20
I am curious if you have a resolution to this issue yet?

With the announcement that the Citi Forward card will be converted to Citi Preferred on January 3, 2018 I was going to proactively cancel so as not to restart my 24 month clock. If they again confirm to you that the Citi Forward closure restarted the clock then I get no benefit out of cancelling and will end up being forced into having to restart the 24 month clock on January 3 (I'll be 21 days from 24 months if that is the case).

It is somewhat annoying to know that any random or involuntary closure or conversion by Citi to another TYP card will re-start the 24 months clock.

It is as if we are forced to be vigilant from now on, on these possibilies, so that we dont get denied a bonus when we apply for the TYP card.

I applied for my Citi ATT AM 1.5 yrs ago, applied for Premier recently, and I hope the former didnt preclude me from getting my 50K Premier bonus. I dont think so since ATT AM doesnt officially belong to TYP family, although it earns TYP points. I guess I would know after I finished my MSR
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Old Nov 16, 2017, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by dchen2
Datapoint. I applied for new Premier card through the Reddit 50k/4k link on 10/25/2017.

Prior to applying, I sent message via secure message to Citi CS confirming my eligibility for getting new Premier signup since my last Preferred/Premier/Prestige opening/closing was March 2015. I got confirmation I should be eligible.

I was approved for Premier card 2 weeks ago and the page my new Premier card came in mail in had verbiage "Our records show that you are not eligible for the bonus offer based on a recent opening or closure of your Citi card(s)."

I called Premier card CS, agent said he'll forward my sign up bonus eligibility to Citi research department and they'll look into it and send me a letter in 2 weeks with their findings.

Today over Citi secure message, I then got message saying reason for my being ineligible for the Premier 50k sign up bonus was because the Citi Thankyou Forward Card also counted for the 24 month rule in addition to the ThankYou Preferred, Premier or Citi Prestige card listed in the app 50k sign up bonus T&C.

My 8 year old Citi Thankyou Forward card was closed for inactivity in Oct 4, 2015.

The funny thing is, I applied for my Premier card on Oct 25, 2017 which would have been over 24 months from the Forward card closure date. I responded to that effect via secure message. Now to see if Citi CS can see reason.

In meantime, beware the new development Citi seems to be looking at Forward card dates as part of the Premier sign up bonus eligibility.

My fear is the Citi ATT Access more card (which earned TY points in addition to the $600 phone sign up bonus) would also count for Premier's 24 month rule because I closed the ATT card 1 year ago.
Originally Posted by dangw20
I am curious if you have a resolution to this issue yet?

With the announcement that the Citi Forward card will be converted to Citi Preferred on January 3, 2018 I was going to proactively cancel so as not to restart my 24 month clock. If they again confirm to you that the Citi Forward closure restarted the clock then I get no benefit out of cancelling and will end up being forced into having to restart the 24 month clock on January 3 (I'll be 21 days from 24 months if that is the case).
Thinking about this a little more, how can they say the Citi Forward card makes you ineligible if the wording on your application terms & conditions only referred to ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige card being opened or closed? The terms & conditions call out the specific cards that exclude you from the bonus and Citi Forward is not one of them so it should not be included.
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Old Nov 17, 2017, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by gnomey
It is somewhat annoying to know that any random or involuntary closure or conversion by Citi to another TYP card will re-start the 24 months clock.

It is as if we are forced to be vigilant from now on, on these possibilies, so that we dont get denied a bonus when we apply for the TYP card.
Over in the Citi AA Plat/Gold card threads, it's been known for several years (since the 18-month clock, which preceded the 24-month clock, started) that AA cards, which used to be Visa and Amex but were slowly and randomly converted to MCs by Citi, would restart the 18- or 24-month clock if and when there were converted to MC (since the new AA cards were always MCs). So people who paid attention were told to cancel their Visa before it could get automatically converted to MC. But not everyone was paying attention.
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Old Nov 18, 2017, 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by ninim2200
I am glad you guys found a new link, i have not followed this thread for a while, i have few more 50k links, if this one dies send me a pm and i will check if they are still active.
Seems to have died

Can you post another one? I need a new card for Xmas
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Old Nov 18, 2017, 7:11 am
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50k bonus just showed up. I applied 25 months after opening Prestige.
  • Within the past two years I PC'd a card into AT&T Access More so that didn't appear to affect it.
  • About 22 months ago the Prestige went from 450 AF to 350 AF due to CitiGold, that didn't appear to cause a problem here
  • Approval notice didn't mention bonus, and the online tracker didn't appear, but I got the points.
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Old Nov 18, 2017, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by radioactive
Seems to have died

Can you post another one? I need a new card for Xmas
I updated the wiki with a new 50K link.
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 9:00 am
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It died!
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by pWei
It died!
Maybe it's coincidence, or maybe posting here helped kill it. Never thought I'd be the one saying this, but perhaps we should PM for a new link, and it should only be given out to folks with a demonstrated FT history who can credibly promise not to post it publicly anywhere.
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 6:02 pm
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Wow! That was quick. I only have one left!
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by RobertHanson
Maybe it's coincidence, or maybe posting here helped kill it. Never thought I'd be the one saying this, but perhaps we should PM for a new link, and it should only be given out to folks with a demonstrated FT history who can credibly promise not to post it publicly anywhere.
Yeah, most likely. I'd avoid putting it on any wiki.
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ninim2200
Wow! That was quick. I only have one left!
You have PM.
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Old Nov 20, 2017, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by pWei
You have PM.
You can apply.
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