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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✓ģ 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 Jan 3, 19, 10:43 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: MSP
Programs: DL PM, Amtrak & OAL peon, Blingy metal at most hotels, Colbert Platinum, Walk & Transit Scores 96
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Canít you just call into the rewards center and book whatever class you want?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 5:54 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Originally Posted by Soccerjoshj07 View Post
Transaction date: 12/27/2018
Posted date: 12/31/2018

Credit date: waiting
All 4 $250 credits posted on 1/3/2019. Sweeeeet
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Old Jan 5, 19, 6:48 pm
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Is spending on AU cards counted towards the minimum required spend for sign up bonus?
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Old Jan 5, 19, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by CrimsonMoose View Post
Is spending on AU cards counted towards the minimum required spend for sign up bonus?
Yes, basically anything the AU does gets routed back to the main account - spend, rewards, and everyone shares from the same credit limit even though the way it's displayed online doesnt make it seem like it.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:47 am
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Thanks!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:33 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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Programs: DL DM, AA ExPlt, Diamond HH & HY
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Originally Posted by GoAmtrak View Post
Bumping this post from 12/2017 as I couldn't find any replies. I exceeded the minimum spend with my statement that closed 12/24. Any DPs on how quickly the signup bonus might post? Terms say 4-6 weeks but hopefully it's faster in practice?
It was dead on 5.5 weeks.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 12:34 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2006
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Why do we not see any data points of people buying Delta gift cards?
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Old Jan 6, 19, 2:26 pm
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Perhaps because there was a negative report about Delta giftcards in 2015. Begin reading HERE.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 7:54 am
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Join Date: Apr 2017
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Are the 250 credits renewed on annual year or card year anniversary?
edit: damn, just checked the website...annual year...itís 1/7...didnít use my 250 on one card 😞
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Old Jan 7, 19, 12:02 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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For the $250 credit my AA gift card purchase has a:

Transaction date: 12/30/2018
Posted date: 1/2/2019
Rebate posted on : 1/4/2019

Did that use up 2018 credits or 2019 ones? Is there any way to verify?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by apdale View Post
I ran into that too. Ended up using the $100 discount on RT domestic airfare instead. Would be nice if there was a workaround.
I always use the $100 discount when I'm flying with someone else. This was a one way trip by myself, ended up booking through United and paying real USD.

Originally Posted by GoAmtrak View Post
Canít you just call into the rewards center and book whatever class you want?
No, they only saw what I saw. Claimed they were sold out of regular economy tickets and only had basic economy, idiots...
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by vora View Post
For the $250 credit my AA gift card purchase has a:

Transaction date: 12/30/2018
Posted date: 1/2/2019
Rebate posted on : 1/4/2019

Did that use up 2018 credits or 2019 ones? Is there any way to verify?
Wait until mid-February and buy a $10 gift card. If it credits, you're golden, buy another $240. If not, you got screwed by the posting date.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:45 pm
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I tried to use up my travel credits with WN award fees for under $70.
The travel credits posted fine for me but my AUs did not get it for 2018.
For AUs, the transactions posted on 12/24.
Based on other DPs it has generally posted within 7-10 days, am I SOL?
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Old Jan 8, 19, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by rct12345 View Post
I tried to use up my travel credits with WN award fees for under $70.
The travel credits posted fine
for me but my AUs did not get it for 2018.
For AUs, the transactions posted on 12/24.
Based on other DPs it has generally posted within 7-10 days, am I SOL?
So sub-$70 WN fare works as credit?
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Old Jan 8, 19, 1:04 pm
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So sub-$70 WN fare works as credit?
As per the wiki WN award fees under $75 should work for credit.
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