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

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

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Current welcome offer is 50,000 Crystal points with $5,000 spending in the first 90 days. First annual fee not waived. (as of 4/1/2019)

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.
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.

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Old Nov 15, 18, 12:56 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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11/9 Purchased one single $250 AA GC
11/12 Transaction posted
11/14 Rebate posted
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Old Nov 15, 18, 11:29 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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Well?
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Old Nov 16, 18, 4:38 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2003
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I purchased a $100 AA GC on 11/10, transaction posted on 11/12. Rebate transaction date was 11/13 and post date on 11/15.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 9:46 am
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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I purchase one AA $250 on my main card , got rebate in 5 days, then I purchase 3 more AA GCs using my AU card on 10/22, but never got the rebate, anyone has the same experience?
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Old Nov 19, 18, 10:03 am
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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I purchase one AA $250 on my main card , got rebate in 5 days, then I purchase 3 more AA GCs using my AU card on 10/22, but never got the rebate, anyone has the same experience?
I hope they didn't start to kill this down already. There was a lot of attention on this card when the bonus increased to 75k. Many articles covered the AA credit in plain sight which made me a bit furious. What frustrates me a bit more is when these blogs talk about cards they do own that also offer incidental credits (say Amex Plat) they just say "it's easy to claim the credit" or "there are other ways to claim the credit". When they wrote about this card they put it out there in plain sight.

Having said that, you bought 3 on the same day which probably tripped some alarms on their side. It's been a month since you bought it so I wouldn't expect the credit anymore.

I have mentioned like 3 times now, stop bleeding them so quickly that they die. If you do one at a time, split the credit over couple of statements, put some purchases here and there, then you probably get better luck.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by leed View Post
I purchase one AA $250 on my main card , got rebate in 5 days, then I purchase 3 more AA GCs using my AU card on 10/22, but never got the rebate, anyone has the same experience?
you went all-out and bought three in one-day. It's been nearly a month so it is pretty much a given you aren't going to get the credit. Live and learn. next year pace yourself
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Old Nov 20, 18, 11:55 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2013
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Does AU travel credit usually take longer to post? Made some charges on 11/2 (posted (11/5) on main card and AU card. Main card credited within a couple days, AU card isn't seeing any credit more than 2 weeks later.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 9:15 am
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Western US
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Maybe they are battening down the hatches and simply NOT giving out credits on AU cards going forward.

I always thought it was insane that offered this and doubt it was ever truly intended from product design/launch, despite what some bankers might have verbally said.

CNB is presumably its a small enough issuer, that they can go through and identify abusive conduct.

At $250/pop its worth having someone eyeball a spreadsheet of this stuff and make it be a manually approved credit.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 10:43 am
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Originally Posted by leed View Post
I purchase one AA $250 on my main card , got rebate in 5 days, then I purchase 3 more AA GCs using my AU card on 10/22, but never got the rebate, anyone has the same experience?
When did you purchase it using your primary card?
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Old Nov 21, 18, 10:48 am
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Originally Posted by akr1970akr View Post
Maybe they are battening down the hatches and simply NOT giving out credits on AU cards going forward.

I always thought it was insane that offered this and doubt it was ever truly intended from product design/launch, despite what some bankers might have verbally said.

CNB is presumably its a small enough issuer, that they can go through and identify abusive conduct.

At $250/pop its worth having someone eyeball a spreadsheet of this stuff and make it be a manually approved credit.
Or, maybe they just stop giving credits for AA-eGC.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 12:09 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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I just cancelled my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which had primary car rental insurance. That was my go-to card for rentals. Does the CNB Crystal Visa Infinite also have primary car rental insurance?
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Old Nov 21, 18, 5:37 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2004
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Applied in-branch in Minneapolis last Thursday, banker informed me of approval on Monday, awaiting fulfillment after the holiday (likely next week). They cared about my paystubs and liquid assets, but not other assets nor any income/assets of AUs. Hard pull on Experian.

Has anyone gotten AA points purchase to trigger the reimbursement? AAs the only the airline to process points purchases directly and presumably it shows up as a misc. fee.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 5:55 pm
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Can somebody please let me know if Authorized User purchases are showing up when you check your online transactions on the City National card website? Thanks.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 8:35 pm
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Can somebody please let me know if Authorized User purchases are showing up when you check your online transactions on the City National card website? Thanks.
They should.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 9:03 pm
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SR99 did your AA GC get credited yet?
I still didn't get credit for my first $250 gift card. But I bought another $50 AA gift card with my AU card and received the credit pretty quick: purchase date 11/15/2018 and rebate is posted on 11/21/2018.
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