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Citi Prestige benefit and reward changes effective July 23, 2017

Citi Prestige benefit and reward changes effective July 23, 2017

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7/16: New changes that will take effect on 7/23.
  • 4th night free bookable online at thankyou.com (benefit applied as discount at checkout)
  • Cash out TY at 1 cpp
  • metal card
  • 75,000 TY for $7,500 spend signup bonus

1. The following benefits will be changed effective July 23, 2017:

- Loss of AA Admirals Club Access (Effectively immediately if the account is opened on or after 09/01/2016. See Post 296.

- $0.0125 per each TY points for airfare redemptions at thankyou.com.

- Loss of Complimentary International & Domestic Golf

- 4th Night benefit will be based on the average nightly rate of your complete stay for reservations made on or after July 23, 2017. Taxes will no longer be included within the statement credit.

2. $100 Annual Fee Reduction will be extended to Citi Priority if you are currently a Citigold client and you are impacted by the increase in minimum balance and downgrade.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Given the current climate, do you seriously think Citi/Costco won't downgrade the CB ratio?
I don't see that Costco has any incentive to downgrade and I would be surprised if they negotiated a short term agreement with Citi. I would expect these CB percentages to be in place of at least a year and probably much longer.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by dw View Post
...Gary from VFW has posted ...
Thank you. I have started a Wikipost to summarize what we know. Any member who can see the [Edit] button in the lower right corner of the Wikipost is encouraged to make changes or additions.

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Old Jul 25, 16, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Thank you. I have started a Wikipost to summarize what we know. Any member who can see the [Edit] button in the lower right corner of the Wikipost is encouraged to make changes or additions.
Are you sure? Citi still shows an old application with all the old benefits right now.
https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/cr...3A631C2111111W
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Old Jul 25, 16, 5:05 pm
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Are you sure? When I click on your link, I'm not seeing anything about 1.6 cents per TYP on AA, which for some of us was kind of key to making this contraption continue to spin ...
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Old Jul 25, 16, 5:09 pm
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When can we expect to see something from Citi about the changes? I don't see anything about golf being eliminated.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 6:00 pm
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Citi has been lazy in term of proper communication.

So consider what you heard is true despite the lack of official communication.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 6:43 pm
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Besides fourth night free becoming average night fare off I read in Reddit that now you must use their codes and can't feed them your own hotel discount codes to use. Does anyone have any confirmation of this?
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Old Jul 25, 16, 7:17 pm
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Confirmed with a rep that the announcement is coming in two days. And that it's going to a broad category travel redemption for 1.25c
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Old Jul 25, 16, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by slivrflyr View Post
Confirmed with a rep that the announcement is coming in two days. And that it's going to a broad category travel redemption for 1.25c
Yet the Premiere is staying 1.3? Or is it changing to 1.25 as well?
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Old Jul 25, 16, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by voodoogirl View Post
Yet the Premiere is staying 1.3? Or is it changing to 1.25 as well?

premier is 1.25c. It was never 1.3.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 7:46 pm
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I still can't find any reason for all of the fuss! The only benefits being eliminated are Admirals Club Access and 3 free rounds of golf? The card still surpasses all other travel rewards card by a Continent.

So Admirals club Access and 3 free rounds of golf are > than:

1) $250.00 Airline Reimbursement Credit.
2) Priority Pass Select Lounges.
3) 4th Night free Hotel benefit.
4) Global Entry credit ($100.00)

+Plus:

1.) 3 Thank You Points per $1 spent on Travel.
2.) 2 Thank You Points per $1 spent on Dinning and Entertainment.
3.) 1 Thank You Points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Additionally, If no one is willing to pay the annual fee, why would Citi desire to continue offering all those generous benefits? The same people "weeping" "fuming" over those "small" change of benefits being eliminated, are the very same people calling "retentions" relentlessy demanding a fee waiver.

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Old Jul 25, 16, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by livencali View Post
I still can't find any reason for all of the fuss! The only benefits being eliminated are Admirals Club Access and 3 free rounds of golf? The card still surpasses all other travel rewards card by a Continent.

So Admirals club Access and 3 free rounds of gold are > than:

1) $250.00 Airline Reimbursement Credit.
2) Priority Pass Select Lounges.
3) 4th Night free Hotel benefit.
4) Global Entry credit ($100.00)

+Plus:

1.) 3 Thank You Points per $1 spent on Travel.
2.) 2 Thank You Points per $1 spent on Dinning and Entertainment.
3.) 1 Thank You Points per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Additionally, If no one is willing to pay the annual fee, why would Citi desire to continue offering all those generous benefits? The same people "weeping" "fuming" over those "small" change of benefits being eliminated, are the very same people calling "retentions" relentlessy demanding a fee waiver.
You forget the 1.6x on AA flights, which was huge for some.

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Old Jul 25, 16, 8:57 pm
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Hyperbole aside, the spend categories you listed are indeed pretty good. But Citi offers a more expansive version of Travel on their $95/yr Citi ThankYou Premier card.
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Old Jul 25, 16, 9:16 pm
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I expected this deval, just like the forward deval, except the forward deval didn't come around for a very long time. ... Not everybody gets this card for the values you speak of. Some get it for the admirals club access and AA 1.6, cause they're AA flyers. Some actually use the golf benefit. Some might not even use PP it or the fourth night free. The ones who are truly mad are the ones who fly exclusively AA and don't use much of the other benefits.

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Old Jul 25, 16, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by slivrflyr View Post
Confirmed with a rep that the announcement is coming in two days. And that it's going to a broad category travel redemption for 1.25c
Starting when?
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