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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 Aug 27, 16, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by geclub1 View Post
Wait, I thought only 2 guests are free during each visit.
Where do you find that lounge use is for unlimited number of guests?
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Old Aug 27, 16, 5:48 pm
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Excellent. Thank you.
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Old Aug 27, 16, 11:04 pm
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The Global Entry fee was just reimbursed for my AU card.

As for the Priority Pass card, I got one for my AU, but I had to call my CNB banker to ask for it.

Originally Posted by akm View Post
Update on info I was seeking for an AU card:
(1) I have now found one positive report in this thread of Global Entry fee being paid for an AU. (2) As mentioned above, a Priority Pass card should be available for one AU. I still do not know whether it is sent to the AU card holder automatically (I have only one AU) or the primary card holder has to do put in a request for it somehow. If someone knows, please post. Thanks.
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Old Aug 30, 16, 11:53 am
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any retention offers? i am about to close the account and not take chances on the annual fees.

Any positive stories?
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Old Aug 30, 16, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ponickka View Post
any retention offers? i am about to close the account and not take chances on the annual fees.

Any positive stories?
I have heard very little, but so far, it seems no retention offers.

However, the $250 credit will still be there. If you have just one other AU, make sense to keep the card, no?
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Old Aug 31, 16, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by anime333 View Post
I have heard very little, but so far, it seems no retention offers.

However, the $250 credit will still be there. If you have just one other AU, make sense to keep the card, no?
The $450 annual fee is a bit steep. Plus, never added AU, and didn't know how to fully take advantage of the $250 credit.

Was hoping they can or willing to waive the upcoming year again
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Old Sep 1, 16, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ponickka View Post
The $450 annual fee is a bit steep. Plus, never added AU, and didn't know how to fully take advantage of the $250 credit.

Was hoping they can or willing to waive the upcoming year again
It's only a $400 fee. Even without an AU, if you can figure out how to use the travel credit, use the $100 airfare companion discount once, and spend a bunch at grocery stores, it could be worth keeping. (Of course, it's always nice to get a retention offer!)

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Old Sep 6, 16, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by anime333 View Post
I have heard very little, but so far, it seems no retention offers.

However, the $250 credit will still be there. If you have just one other AU, make sense to keep the card, no?
$250 is only worth it for me if GCs were available. Right now it seems shaky at best.
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Old Sep 8, 16, 8:08 am
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$250 is only worth it for me if GCs were available. Right now it seems shaky at best.
I've gotten my AA GCs reimbursed this past week. $150 and $100 both work
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Old Sep 8, 16, 8:16 am
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Has anyone tried the United Gift/Travel Bank? Has that worked recently?
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Old Sep 8, 16, 9:41 am
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I'm interested in the Infinite $100 off RT deal for a flight next week. My wife and I will fly on DL and credit the miles to AS. However, a couple questions.
First, my name on my CNB card is slightly different than how it is on my AS account. I haven't create a DL account yet.
Second, I understand the Infinite page will let me enter my FFN for the airline in flying, but will it let me credit my DL flight to AS?
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Old Sep 8, 16, 10:55 am
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First, my name on my CNB card is slightly different than how it is on my AS account. I haven't create a DL account yet.
Second, I understand the Infinite page will let me enter my FFN for the airline in flying, but will it let me credit my DL flight to AS?
"It" might not, but you can change it through Delta once the itinerary is ticketed. When I bought a ticket on Aeroflot using CNB points, it let me enter only an Aeroflot number, but then I added a Delta one by contacting Aeroflot. (I know, it's a different portal, but it should work the same way.)

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Old Sep 8, 16, 12:03 pm
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Came here looking for ideas whether to renew the card or not funny enough even with the AU and travel credit im not considering renewing as I havent actually gotten to use last/this years airline gc cause Ive been flying on points (biz/first)
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Old Sep 8, 16, 8:13 pm
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"Unlimited inclusive member and accompanying guest visits" part is also included in my PP through Citi Prestige and it only accounts for 2 free guests.
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Old Sep 8, 16, 8:19 pm
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Came here looking for ideas whether to renew the card or not funny enough even with the AU and travel credit im not considering renewing as I havent actually gotten to use last/this years airline gc cause Ive been flying on points (biz/first)
I'm also undecided if I should renew in October/November. I have 1 AU so I should be able to get $500 in annual travel credits vs $400 AF. But recent reports indicate that it's getting pretty difficult to get that credit. I'm about to use the $100 RT credit for the first time, not sure it's something I'll use a lot.
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