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This thread is a continuation of discussion from 2015 - 2017.


Is there currently an offer for this card with a signup bonus?

Yes
  • only affiliate 60k links seem to work now; go to https://www.doctorofcredit.com/citi-...ed-first-year/ for a working one and open it in in an Incognito / Private window
  • 60k50K TYP for $4k spend/3 months. $95 AF waived for first year.
  • 30K TYP for $3K 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.
  • 30K TYP for $3K 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:
      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?
      • Offer not available if you have opened or closed a Preferred, Premier, or Prestige card in the past 24 months.
      • 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.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 10:10 pm
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Citi Premier MasterCard (60,000 points for $4,000 spend in 3 months)

I can't get the link in the wiki to work is the 50K Premier offer gone?
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Old Jan 8, 18, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
I can't get the link in the wiki to work is the 50K Premier offer gone?
Yes I have the same problem. Seems like the link is dead.
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Old Jan 8, 18, 10:01 am
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Yes I have the same problem. Seems like the link is dead.
I successfully applied instead for the generous 60K AA card so I guess I'm good to wait awhile for a good Thank You card bonus.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 1:57 pm
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I applied for a Citi Thank You Premier Card at a time when the sign up bonus was 50K points. I met all the requirements for the bonus. However, Citi did not award the points. After emailing Citi, I got this: "Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate each and every opportunity to
serve you.

Our records do not indicate you were solicited for the offer you
mentioned. Please send a copy of the front and back of the offer you
received. Once we receive this information, we will review your account
and contact you.

Please send the requested information including your name and full
account number to:

Citi Customer Service
PO Box 6500
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-6500

Has nyone been through this situation. If so, how did you resolve it to your satisfaction. I already spoke to a Citi manager, but to no avail. Thanks for any help.

If there is any way we can be of further assistance, please feel free to
contact us.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by tdee1005 View Post
I applied for a Citi Thank You Premier Card at a time when the sign up bonus was 50K points. I met all the requirements for the bonus. However, Citi did not award the points. After emailing Citi, I got this: "Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate each and every opportunity to
serve you.

Our records do not indicate you were solicited for the offer you
mentioned. Please send a copy of the front and back of the offer you
received. Once we receive this information, we will review your account
and contact you.

Please send the requested information including your name and full
account number to:

Citi Customer Service
PO Box 6500
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-6500

Has nyone been through this situation. If so, how did you resolve it to your satisfaction. I already spoke to a Citi manager, but to no avail. Thanks for any help.

If there is any way we can be of further assistance, please feel free to
contact us.
The problem is that "at a time when" is not sufficient enough. There have been plenty of times in the past year or two where the official Citi page had no signup bonus at all for the Premier, and only a specific link that was in the wiki of this thread (and/or a few other "obscure" places online) had that bonus. So you had to apply through that specific link, not just "at that time".

And even if you did use the right link, but you tried another link before you applied through that link on the same browser, that could be the problem. Citi is known for mixing up browser cookies from the link you visited an hour a go to the link you visited now (in the same browser).

The only totally safe way to apply for a Citi card is (a) to make absolutely sure you're using the right link, and (b) open it in Private/Incognito mode (which ignores all cookies in your browser). Then, if you want proof, take snapshots of every page as you go through the application process.

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Old Jan 11, 18, 12:51 pm
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I applied for a Citi Thank You Premier Card at a time when the sign up bonus was 50K points. I met all the requirements for the bonus. However, Citi did not award the points.
what did your approval letter say about the bonus? if you were to get the bonus from Citi; the approval letter would mention it.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 12:56 am
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I realize no one knows when the 50K bonus will return, but can anyone comment if this is a fairly normal occurrence for the bonus to disappear .. for a while? Trying to decide if I should wait it out, or consider other options, before I pile on new accounts. I am feast (with AMEX and Chase) and famine (with Barclays and BoA) so it is making me get creative like I am sure many of us are after being in the game for a while.

About to drop my Citi AA Platinum when the fee is due, so I am hoping I am not on Citi's sh*t list -- aka, hoping they have not become Barclays, new BoA (not your grandmother's Alaska churning BoA), and US Bank.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 8:45 am
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I realize no one knows when the 50K bonus will return, but can anyone comment if this is a fairly normal occurrence for the bonus to disappear .. for a while? Trying to decide if I should wait it out, or consider other options, before I pile on new accounts. I am feast (with AMEX and Chase) and famine (with Barclays and BoA) so it is making me get creative like I am sure many of us are after being in the game for a while.

About to drop my Citi AA Platinum when the fee is due, so I am hoping I am not on Citi's sh*t list -- aka, hoping they have not become Barclays, new BoA (not your grandmother's Alaska churning BoA), and US Bank.
Unless they have changed in the past 48 hours, Citi just doesn't care about the usual things you listed. How many of their cards you have opened and closed over the years (in our case "tons"), how much or how little you have spent on other Citi cards (for us 95% of our spend is just min spnd), if you keep them open for years, or make the min spnd the day you get the card and then quickly cancel to avoid the AF (as we did with a number of 100K Exec cards), if you obviously did the entire min spnd with MS (we almost always do the entire min spnd with GCs); they just don't care.

And yes, Citi changes up the sign up bonuses on many of their cards frequently. Some times they even have apps out at the same time with very different bonus levels depending on which one you use. The TYP Premier went from 50K to zero, and then back up to 40K, then 50K again, and now apparently nothing. Personally I wouldn't apply for a Premier with less than 40K as a bonus. Patience here is most definitely a virtue.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 11:43 pm
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Unless they have changed in the past 48 hours, Citi just doesn't care about the usual things you listed. How many of their cards you have opened and closed over the years (in our case "tons"), how much or how little you have spent on other Citi cards (for us 95% of our spend is just min spnd), if you keep them open for years, or make the min spnd the day you get the card and then quickly cancel to avoid the AF (as we did with a number of 100K Exec cards), if you obviously did the entire min spnd with MS (we almost always do the entire min spnd with GCs); they just don't care.

And yes, Citi changes up the sign up bonuses on many of their cards frequently. Some times they even have apps out at the same time with very different bonus levels depending on which one you use. The TYP Premier went from 50K to zero, and then back up to 40K, then 50K again, and now apparently nothing. Personally I wouldn't apply for a Premier with less than 40K as a bonus. Patience here is most definitely a virtue.
Beautiful. That's more my speed. Wish I didn't mess around with the other banks and snagged the 50K Premiere offer while it was around.

Oh well, no worries being patient here. I mean, I am not gonna get an AMEX Plat til I can get a 100K link working for me. (the key word being: me)
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Old Jan 28, 18, 9:34 pm
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Here is a new 30K link
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Old Feb 4, 18, 9:11 pm
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I updated the wiki with 2 - 30K links, someone should fix the title of the thread, i don't know how.
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Old Feb 11, 18, 12:49 pm
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Open a second ThankYou Premier card?

I currently have a ThankYou Premier card I opened 2 yrs ago ( Jan 2016). Can I open a duplicate card to get the bonus and then cancel the first card? I already have a Prestige which I am going to keep but donít really need the ThankYou Premier. I was just figuring that since Iíd have to wait another 2 years once I close the card whether I should do this now.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 7:55 am
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I currently have a ThankYou Premier card I opened 2 yrs ago ( Jan 2016). Can I open a duplicate card to get the bonus and then cancel the first card? I already have a Prestige which I am going to keep but donít really need the ThankYou Premier. I was just figuring that since Iíd have to wait another 2 years once I close the card whether I should do this now.
AFAIK, the only rule Citi has right now is not having opened or closed a card in the same 'family' in the last 24 months. No problem with having an open card from beyond 24 months. So yes, the optimum plan is to apply for a new card, then once approved quickly cancel the old card so as to keep your next 24 month timeframe as short as possible. Remembering of course that we have no idea what the rules will be 24 months from now.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 8:12 am
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I currently have a ThankYou Premier card I opened 2 yrs ago ( Jan 2016). Can I open a duplicate card to get the bonus and then cancel the first card? I already have a Prestige which I am going to keep but donít really need the ThankYou Premier. I was just figuring that since Iíd have to wait another 2 years once I close the card whether I should do this now.
According to Frequent Miler the 50K sign up bonus with first year AF waived, and $4K spend, is back.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 8:19 pm
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According to Frequent Miler the 50K sign up bonus with first year AF waived, and $4K spend, is back.
yes. Just saw today so Iím planning on applying. Thanks
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