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City National Bank Crystal Visa Infinite (USA); NY GA TN NV CA MA DC & MN

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Current welcome offer is 50,000 30,000 Crystal points with $5,000 $3,000 spending in the first 90 days. First annual fee not waived. (as of telephone call with bank employee 8/7/2019)

Past bonuses were:

***** #1502 - signup bonus 1/16/18 BUT ANNUAL FEE NOT WAIVED ******

100,000 points after spending $5,000 in first three months. Offer expires 30 December 2015. EXPIRED

A 70,000 points offer was offered back in March 2017 and expired March 31st, 2017. EXPIRED

The requirements for the application process varies from bank to bank based on various online data points collected from FlyerTalk, Doctor of Credit, etc.

Some banks require that you go into a branch and apply personally. Other banks want you to have another account open for 90 days before you can get this card. Some banks (if you already have a relationship with them) let you apply via mail. Sometimes you have to be a resident of the state they operate in, while some were able to get the card without living in those states. It is very much YMMV. You will need proof of income (W2, check stubs, etc). The only states City National Bank operates in are: NY, DE (only trust office, no go), DC, GA, TN, MN, NV & CA. The bank is looking for high net worth individuals, but that's not exactly consistent either.

The card has no foreign transactions fees and is fee-free the first year, then $400 annually.

Register your card for online access (Cnb.com/creditcardonline).
Register separately for the award page (www.cnbrewards.com).
Register for Visa Infinite info and access at https://myvisainfinite.com/cnb/en_us/home.html
Click "my info" to see details on points awarded.
Best* redemption found to date is $1,000 prepaid visa for 105K pts. It's now 125K pts for a $1,000 prepaid visa. Link to catalog
*(other than spending for flights etc. & getting 1.2 cents each in value)

To set-up spending alerts, create an account here : http://citynationalbank.digitalcardservice.com

Point redemptions for flights have been reported as being as high as 1.35cpp (see here) by calling the Concierge service at +1 800 595 8950 and having them book direct from airline website for you

Significant benefits:

$250 per calendar year airline incidental credit - works on AU card as well
$100 Global Entry fee credit - works on AU card as well Per DDResq post 842
Priority Pass lounge membership for up to 2 people. No fee for any number of guests, but lounge policy may limit the number of guests admitted.
12 GoGo inflight passes - create an account at myvisainfinite.com/cnb. Once the account is created, you enter, then search for GoGo passes. You then input your card number again, create a GoGo account if you don't have one, and the 12 passes post to it ready to be used when you fly again on a participating airline. - works on AU card as well
$100 off when you book a qualifying airline itinerary via visa discount air portal (https://www.visadiscountair.com/CNB/default.aspx
$30 off GroundLink car service (works with AU cards as well) plus instant 15% off rides. There are $25 current user referrals to go for first.

Airline fees are reimbursed up to $250 per calendar year. Fees must be from domestic carriers. There is no need to declare a carrier, and fees can be reimbursed from multiple carriers. Partial Ts and Cs:

Qualifying Airline Purchases are defined as incidental airline fee transactions made at eligible US Domestic Airline Carriers and include: ticket change/cancellation fees, checked baggage fees, inflight entertainment, onboard food and beverage charges, airport lounge membership fees and day passes, onboard wireless charges (excluding Gogo Wireless), and TSA Pre✓ membership application fee.


What works
AA: Award Fees/Taxes, Award Redeposit Fees ($150)
AA: e-Gift cards $250 including AUs (1x per card max 4)
AS: Award ticket fees, $16
AS: In flight food, entertainment.
AS: Premium Class Upgrade, $59
UA: award ticket fees, $51
WN: Award Fees/Taxes, Award Redeposit Fees (limit unknown, but it's between $75 and $80 per transaction), Early Bird boarding fees ($15)
DL: Baggage fees
B6: $53.30 airfare

What doesn't work
AS: Award ticket fees, $130ish
DL: GC; PGGM (reports of not working since April/2016)
DL: Just about anything. Don't use on Delta
UA: MPX, Award Fees (~$170)
UA: Gift card registry (up to $75) (No longer working as of 11/25/17)
UA: Seat Selection Fee
WN: GC
EY: Award Fees
TW: Change fee
UO: Seat fee
AA: Award Fees/Taxes on an itinerary originating outside the US.

To Be Confirmed
UA: Award Redeposit Fees ($200)


Global Entry reimbursements: (works on AU also)

user - mnsweeps ( https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29336509-post1549.html )

Used mine and a AU card to register for GE for in laws
01/17/201801/18/2018USCUSTOMS TRUSTEDTRAVELER$100.00
01/17/201801/18/2018USCUSTOMS TRUSTEDTRAVELER$100.00

Credit posted today for both cards.
01/20/201801/24/2018GLOBAL ENTRY STMT CREDIT $100.00
01/20/201801/24/2018GLOBAL ENTRY STMT CREDIT $100.00

In 2016, 2017 AND 2018 airline incidental credits for transactions on-or-after January 1st did not start posting until the third week of January. In 2019 they started posting on Jan 11th.

For further information, see this
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Old Mar 12, 19, 8:48 am
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been waiting over a week for reimbursement, not worried, yet.
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Old Mar 12, 19, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
Did it really take over a month to be rebated or did you mean Purchased on 3/2, rebate posted on 3/8?
2/28, corrected!
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Old Mar 12, 19, 7:41 pm
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I just received my CNB card(s) today. Is there any place that discusses the scoremorerewards website? I've been looking at it and there are so many ways to earn extra points with this card! Has this been discussed in this thread somewhere I can reference? If not, maybe we should talk about it.
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Old Mar 13, 19, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
I just received my CNB card(s) today. Is there any place that discusses the scoremorerewards website? I've been looking at it and there are so many ways to earn extra points with this card! Has this been discussed in this thread somewhere I can reference? If not, maybe we should talk about it.
"scoremorerewards " - link?-Are you talking about their rewards portal?
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Old Mar 13, 19, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
I just received my CNB card(s) today. Is there any place that discusses the scoremorerewards website? I've been looking at it and there are so many ways to earn extra points with this card! Has this been discussed in this thread somewhere I can reference? If not, maybe we should talk about it.
I think I found what you mentioned

A lot of interesting offers there. For example:

"Earn 5 Bonus Points per $1 at CVS Pharmacy on in-store purchases of $25 or more (500 Bonus Points max reward), 1-time use only

Offer Details: Offer valid through 03-31-2019. You must first activate...."
There's a similar one for Chevron (and many others that don't require activation and/or do not have a cap.

It wasn't that easy to navigate, most of the logos wouldn't load for me.
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Old Mar 13, 19, 10:37 pm
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DP: bought 2 x $250 AA GCs on Mar 3. Reimbursed today, Mar 13.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 6:50 am
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Yes, this is exactly what I'm talking about! And yeah, the logos don't load for me either. These deals are pretty good! A lot of them expire on 3-31-19. I wonder if we'll get a new batch in April.
Thank you for replying!

Originally Posted by Bixbee View Post
I think I found what you mentioned

A lot of interesting offers there. For example:

"Earn 5 Bonus Points per $1 at CVS Pharmacy on in-store purchases of $25 or more (500 Bonus Points max reward), 1-time use only

Offer Details: Offer valid through 03-31-2019. You must first activate...."
There's a similar one for Chevron (and many others that don't require activation and/or do not have a cap.

It wasn't that easy to navigate, most of the logos wouldn't load for me.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 8:13 am
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I may try to buy a GC from CVS to see if I get 5X points on it. I'll let you know if I do and what the outcome was. Has anyone done this already?
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Old Mar 14, 19, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
I may try to buy a GC from CVS to see if I get 5X points on it. I'll let you know if I do and what the outcome was. Has anyone done this already?
Make sure you activate the offer first!
There there are offers you have to activate to get and ones that supposedly automatically load
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Old Mar 14, 19, 9:48 am
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I've gotten a few of those rewards. Note that they are range bounded in many cases i.e. min spend of $25 max of $100
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Old Mar 14, 19, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
I may try to buy a GC from CVS to see if I get 5X points on it. I'll let you know if I do and what the outcome was. Has anyone done this already?
yes, and it worked as advertised
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Old Mar 14, 19, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Bixbee View Post
Make sure you activate the offer first!
There there are offers you have to activate to get and ones that supposedly automatically load
Will do! Thanks!
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Old Mar 14, 19, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by akr1970akr View Post
I've gotten a few of those rewards. Note that they are range bounded in many cases i.e. min spend of $25 max of $100
Originally Posted by Enclave View Post
yes, and it worked as advertised
Sweet! I just got my CNB(s) so I need to hit the MS for the bonus. I suppose I could go for the max ($100) if it counts towards that. I wonder if the $100 max is for each AU or only the primary cardholder.
Thanks for the DPs, guys!

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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by natieya View Post
Sweet! I just got my cards so I do need to hit the MS for the bonus. I suppose I could go for the max ($100) if it counts towards that. I wonder if the $100 max is for each AU or only the primary cardholder.
Thanks for the DPs, guys!
good question, I did not think of that, I only did this with my primary account card and did not think to try with the authorized user cards
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:29 am
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my instinct is that its mapped onto the rewards account, which all the cards feed into. at least on mine, all the card activity, and their pts, feed into that one master rewards account, and thats where i see the rewardsplus stuff.

overall these are a nice touch, but these seem not very scalable. these are all basically $1-$5 one time only effective incentives for doing random stuff. comparable to dinky $2 chase offers. i don't think it makes sense to be super responsive to these unless it fits into your daily life already. dosh/ebates/drop etc. at least are only limited on daily basis.

to compare - amex offers are often $20-$100 and worth doing if one wants whatever random item they're pitching.
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