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

Past bonuses were:

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) and register separately for the award page (www.cnbrewards.com). 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.

For further information, see this
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Old Feb 18, 19, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by iNFEKT View Post
Still nothing from the 8th for me.
I got a GC on 2/5 and there was over a 10 day lag in obtaining a credit. Today being a holiday- I would hope you receive travel credit by Tuesday the latest. Thanks for updating us- hope it comes through.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 2:10 pm
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Random ........ discovered today. City National Bank has a partnership with Shell, BP, and a few other gas companies to offer discounts per gallon at the fuel pump, using City National Rewards. If an option, the fuel pump will ask you if you want to redeem points to get 50 cents off per gallon. It won't say anything about City National Rewards, nor how many points it will take to redeem them. I said yes to this offer last month because I thought I was redeeming my SHELL FUEL REWARDS. Apparently I wasn't. I was redeeming 2,000 City National Rewards. News to me. I just spoke with a rep at City National Rewards who says she can't reverse the redemption and she can't turn it off to prevent it in the future. This is an absolutely offensive and ........ partnership. Nobody should accidentally redeem credit card points at a fuel pump. Completely ridiculous. I'm not using this card at gas stations ever again and I no longer feel bad about the amount of travel reimbursements I've gotten.
I ended up doing this back in November as well. I do see the redemption under my Order history, but it does not show up under Earnings tab where everything is summarized. How do we know that the points are being deducted?
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Old Feb 18, 19, 3:05 pm
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my 2/13 gc posted from aa however it doesnt say gift card. i'm curious if the credit posts soon.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 4:10 pm
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just a note... CNB usually takes a while to post the credit... like 7-14 days. It's not 2-3 days like AMEX
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Old Feb 18, 19, 5:34 pm
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I ended up doing this back in November as well. I do see the redemption under my Order history, but it does not show up under Earnings tab where everything is summarized. How do we know that the points are being deducted?
I also did this, thought it was some Shell mess up. womp womp
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Old Feb 18, 19, 7:09 pm
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Fuel Discount Award

Originally Posted by burnthebarn View Post
I also did this, thought it was some Shell mess up. womp womp
I did the same. This text has recently posted on the CNB rewards site:

Follow these steps to enjoy pump rewards at participating fuel stations:
  1. Simply swipe your credit or debit card at the beginning of your transaction at a participating fuel station pump.*
  2. Once the card is accepted, the pump will display the message: “2000pts=$0.50/g?” (assuming you have a rewards balance of 2000 points).**
  3. Press the “Yes” button on the dispenser keypad to redeem your rewards.
  4. Once the payment card is approved, the price per gallon will be reduced. If cash and credit pricing is in place, the discount will be taken from the credit pricing.
  5. Select fuel grade and begin fueling.
  6. Your receipt will reflect how much you saved per gallon.
For questions, please contact City National Rewards Customer Service at 800.411.0596
* Only at participating fuel stations. To locate a participating station near you, visit Fuel Discount Award Program
** Single use only, valid up to 20 gallons. Any unused rewards on each purchase are forfeited. May not be valid with other offers. Rewards are earned and redeemable at participating stations with operable electronic
transaction networks. Terms and conditions apply. See cnbrewards.com for details.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:35 am
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15gal x $0.50 = $7.50 . $7.50 / 2000points *100 cents/$ = 0.375cpp
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Old Feb 19, 19, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by isriam View Post
my 2/13 gc posted from aa however it doesnt say gift card. i'm curious if the credit posts soon.
My purchase from 2/14 just showed up today. The transaction description looks exactly like the one that received the credit.. will update..
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Old Feb 19, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by iNFEKT View Post
Still nothing from the 8th for me.
Any update(Luck)?
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Old Feb 19, 19, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by popomama View Post
Any update(Luck)?
Yes, interested to hear also. One person posting on DOC said they purchased a $50 AA gift card on 2/8, posted on CNB on 2/11, and received credit/rebate on 2/14. Would be nice to have more data points to truly confirm this though...

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Old Feb 19, 19, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by victoras View Post
Yes, interested to hear also. One person posting on DOC said they purchased a $50 AA gift card on 2/8, posted on CNB on 2/11, and received credit/rebate on 2/14. Would be nice to have more data points to truly confirm this though...
Could you link to that thread please?
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Old Feb 19, 19, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by IAD_flyer View Post
Could you link to that thread please?
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/charg...irline-credit/ but i couldn't find the DP mentioned.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 2:23 pm
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$250 AA gc purchased on 2/10 and credit posted on 2/18
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Old Feb 19, 19, 3:29 pm
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So looks like it was Amex after-all that requested AA change the coding for GC purchases specifically for them. Jerks
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Old Feb 19, 19, 3:45 pm
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Logically, we should expect visa doing the same. Brace for impact.
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