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?
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Old Apr 19, 15, 6:09 pm
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Citi Premier MasterCard [2015-2017]

This is new - the old offer was split over first and second year of membership. AF waived the first year, too.

This is worth a look at, now.
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Old Apr 19, 15, 6:26 pm
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But it does not have the perks of prestige.

However, since the first year AF is waived, I'll probably go for it after I am done with prestige.
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Old Apr 19, 15, 8:31 pm
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My Premier is almost 3 yrs old and was a 50K sign up. Due for annual renewal in 3 months.
It says no points will be awarded if you closed or applied in the last 18 months. I wasn't aware you could have 2 premier cards?
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Old Apr 19, 15, 9:35 pm
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I applied for it last week. Is there any chance to match the 50k w/o 1y wait offer? Maybe send an SM? Anybody has experience with this? thanks
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Old Apr 20, 15, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by jiangning View Post
I applied for it last week. Is there any chance to match the 50k w/o 1y wait offer? Maybe send an SM? Anybody has experience with this? thanks
I've already sent a secured msg and asked, will see what happens. I'm going to call as well if I have to, I literally signed up for the old offer a week ago as well.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 11:53 am
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from the earning category, I dont see any advantage of prestige now since premier has wider travel category and the annual fee is even lower than prestige best offer (350-250 credit). the only thing really stands out for prestige may be aa/us 1.66 cent/point value. I guess premier is also a very good choice now if you dont have a lot travel plan.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by thomasmessi View Post
from the earning category, I dont see any advantage of prestige now since premier has wider travel category and the annual fee is even lower than prestige best offer (350-250 credit). the only thing really stands out for prestige may be aa/us 1.66 cent/point value. I guess premier is also a very good choice now if you dont have a lot travel plan.
Prestige has AA lounge access, global entry fee refund ($100), among other benefits. But yes, if you never travel, it's probably not the best card for you. For those of us that do travel on AA, the 1.6x multiplier (plus the benefits of it being a revenue ticket rather than award) make the Prestige an easy winner. But why not get both?

Also, for those of us with rewards-earning banking relationships and grandfathered Forward cards...the TY program is insanely lucrative.

The Premier really fits a very specific demographic, and even with the changes they've made, it's probably a pretty small swath. This is a nice signup offer, though, and paired with the Prestige offer, can pile up TY points in a hurry.
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Old Apr 20, 15, 12:56 pm
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I'm thinking about getting this, but it would be for my upcoming trip in June, which is cutting it a little close. Does anyone know if the 50K TYP points would post shortly after meeting the minimum spend, or if it's after statement close? Do they usually post immediately after the trigger, or is it like 4-6 weeks?
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Old Apr 20, 15, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jjmiller69 View Post
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It says no points will be awarded if you closed or applied in the last 18 months. I wasn't aware you could have 2 premier cards?
I converted a premier to a preferred in the last year. Was that action considered a closure of the premier account?
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Old Apr 20, 15, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by rajuabju View Post
I've already sent a secured msg and asked, will see what happens. I'm going to call as well if I have to, I literally signed up for the old offer a week ago as well.
I got this card two weeks ago. Sent a secure message over the weekend to match this offer, and it worked.
Good luck!
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Old Apr 20, 15, 2:05 pm
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I am not familiar with the 8 day rule regarding Citi applications. Is the 8 days 8 weekdays or 8 total days? My spouse was approved for the Preferred on Saturday and trying to determine when a reapply for this offer can be done?
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Old Apr 20, 15, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mulliganman30 View Post
I am not familiar with the 8 day rule regarding Citi applications. Is the 8 days 8 weekdays or 8 total days? My spouse was approved for the Preferred on Saturday and trying to determine when a reapply for this offer can be done?
I was approved for the Premier last wednesday night.

Next day I applied and was approved for the Prestige.

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Old Apr 20, 15, 3:06 pm
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I was approved for the Premier last wednesday night.

Next day I applied and was approved for the Prestige.

Anyone else with recent similar results? It seems weird that would be the case with the 8 day/65 day recommendation out there?
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Old Apr 20, 15, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by coomean View Post
I got this card two weeks ago. Sent a secure message over the weekend to match this offer, and it worked.
Good luck!
I'm in the same camp. They confirmed me on the 50K after $3K promo. Woot!
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Old Apr 20, 15, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mulliganman30 View Post
I am not familiar with the 8 day rule regarding Citi applications. Is the 8 days 8 weekdays or 8 total days? My spouse was approved for the Preferred on Saturday and trying to determine when a reapply for this offer can be done?
The way it used to be, like way back yesterday, it was 8 total days between apps. It was only supposed to be 6, but since Citi can't count, it's been safer to use 8 days. Doesn't matter weekdays or weekends.

If the post after yours is correct, who knows what the rules are now. But since that's only 1 data point, I'd still wait the 8 days if I were you.
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