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[Not implemented] Citi ThankYou Points To Be Transferable To BA, AA & Singapore Air

Old Apr 4, 12, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by thetravelabstract
I have found things to be just the opposite of what you are saying.

I don't have a ThankYou account but I have called the ThankYou Call Center upwards of 5 times in regards to this deal.

Here's how it went each time;

Dial tel:1-800-842-6596

Hit "2" on dial pad to discusss ThankYou Rewards pprogram and redeem points.

Hit "1" for English.

Hit "#" if you do not have ThankYou account number available.

Hit "4" to speak with a ThankYou associate.

Then I usually talk about ThankYou program and follow up with questions about Airline Transfer Options.

Everyone I have spoken with has said the BA and SQ will be available sometime in April.

Most recently they have actually tried to walk me through the "Exchange" process. Not knowing I don't have an ThankYou account.

Then I thank them for their help and wish them a pleasant day.

That's it.
Again, Why? Either they will announce this offer or they won't. If they prefer to keep the details under wraps or are still working out the details, I see no reason to keep pumping them for details. Let them make the announcement on their terms. The only thing overpublicity seems to get us is more frustration and potentially pulled offers.
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Old Apr 4, 12, 5:16 pm
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I did this back when the news first surfaced on Dans Deals.

Decided to confirm it firsthand with a CSR because I am seriously considering applying for ThankYou card if true.

Many people have doubted validity of announcement and I felt sharing how I found out about it would help people understand that this thing is going to be released soon.

I felt a responsibility to confirm rather than repeat a rumor.
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Old Apr 4, 12, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by creditor
sorry. but I don't really understand why you guys are so what looks like 'jealous' on Mr meshugener ?
I think by now he's original post from a few weeks ago about the upcoming xfer option. has been verified already numerous times by many posters all over t there [including by me. and yes I actually do have a ty card]
now, he's recent post on ddf about the xfer already available. might be a little pre-timed but we will probably see it sooner then later.
still there is no reason to nail him on that as well as making fun of ddf. the guy still deserves an appreciation for bringing us this exciting insider information. eventhough we are all so curious and jealous
now, about happy's wondering on the motive of the preclaimed post. aren't we in the cc/points/mileage game where knowing info the sooner is the better ? for example, a friend of mine just made an AOR last week and thanks to the xfer leak, added citi TY card to he's list knowing that those points would eventually xfer to airlines. which makes people consider applying for those cards more seriously. and so the timeline plays an important role.
about 'craz' pointing out the philosophy behind posters on ddf. let me be honest I don't like that too much either. but that doesn't mean their knowledge as well as the useful stuff Dan himself comes up with. is to be taken for granted.
actually there is alot of how-to's and tricks of the trade we learned from him/them. he's stuff is spread all over w/o even giving them the credit on it. [ever heard of the term 3bm or changing the same exact card type from visa to mc or vv. and the list goes on]
so folks lets try to keep that discussion more focused and grown up
1- re:meshugner , sorry but it is his fault. A person should NEVER post something as if its written in stone unless they know 100% that its written is stone.Period or unless they specify exactly what took place had Mes done that no one would have assumed it was Live and UP and available

2- as for DD if you fall into his target group and dont want to spend your time viewing FW,SD,FT,MP Boarding Area then by reading DD you will see everything as thats basically where Dan gets his info from, most is not original but just reposting things he saw on another site I dont see why you are so concerned about giving him any credit how should it be HT;DD which found it on ? btw till a yr or so ago he Never gave credit to where found it

there is alot of very useful info if you fall into his main target group when traveling that FTs Religious Forum just doesnt compare to I give a ^ to him for that But theres alot more I dont care for attitude wise and is why I left that site awhile ago
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Old Apr 4, 12, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by craz:18336630
Originally Posted by creditor
sorry. but I don't really understand why you guys are so what looks like 'jealous' on Mr meshugener ?
I think by now he's original post from a few weeks ago about the upcoming xfer option. has been verified already numerous times by many posters all over t there [including by me. and yes I actually do have a ty card]
now, he's recent post on ddf about the xfer already available. might be a little pre-timed but we will probably see it sooner then later.
still there is no reason to nail him on that as well as making fun of ddf. the guy still deserves an appreciation for bringing us this exciting insider information. eventhough we are all so curious and jealous
now, about happy's wondering on the motive of the preclaimed post. aren't we in the cc/points/mileage game where knowing info the sooner is the better ? for example, a friend of mine just made an AOR last week and thanks to the xfer leak, added citi TY card to he's list knowing that those points would eventually xfer to airlines. which makes people consider applying for those cards more seriously. and so the timeline plays an important role.
about 'craz' pointing out the philosophy behind posters on ddf. let me be honest I don't like that too much either. but that doesn't mean their knowledge as well as the useful stuff Dan himself comes up with. is to be taken for granted.
actually there is alot of how-to's and tricks of the trade we learned from him/them. he's stuff is spread all over w/o even giving them the credit on it. [ever heard of the term 3bm or changing the same exact card type from visa to mc or vv. and the list goes on]
so folks lets try to keep that discussion more focused and grown up
1- re:meshugner , sorry but it is his fault. A person should NEVER post something as if its written in stone unless they know 100% that its written is stone.Period or unless they specify exactly what took place had Mes done that no one would have assumed it was Live and UP and available

2- as for DD if you fall into his target group and dont want to spend your time viewing FW,SD,FT,MP Boarding Area then by reading DD you will see everything as thats basically where Dan gets his info from, most is not original but just reposting things he saw on another site I dont see why you are so concerned about giving him any credit how should it be HT;DD which found it on ? btw till a yr or so ago he Never gave credit to where found it

there is alot of very useful info if you fall into his main target group when traveling that FTs Religious Forum just doesnt compare to I give a ^ to him for that But theres alot more I dont care for attitude wise and is why I left that site awhile ago
1) you might be right that he should've been more specific. but STILL that doesn't mean he should be slamed for it. the info he originally posted about the xfer seems to be 100% accurate and it was very useful information. we should first give him tumbs up. before executing him on a little mistake he did. especially when no one here reported a bad outcome as a result of he's info. one of the poster's here not to mention her name. didn't even try calling in citi to ask them on it, as thetravelabstract said he did, she was just busy how bad he is for posting info w/o having a TY card

2) A. I actually do spend time reading FT,MP,TTG,FW,etc. but in the last couple of months I can recall about 5/6 very useful info on cc's/points that I saw on ddf, long before any other of those sites.
B. I wasn't CONCERNED about giving him credit. my point was, that there is no reason to dishonor him and his information while he has alot of his OWN info and very useful info
C. re: your point about ddf that people around there 'don't actually travel' and just 'get the bonus and sell it'.
let me understand. do you mr craz, travel that much ? your posts don't really give the impression of an expert/frequent traveler.
so if you decide to deposit your points or cash-back directly into your bank account. that's fine with me. but selling them for cash and then deposit it to the bank is just as fine.

3) I'm not so sure you have left ddf

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Old Apr 4, 12, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by creditor
1) you might be right that he should've been more specific. but STILL that doesn't mean he should be slamed for it. the info he originally posted about the xfer seems to be 100% accurate and it was very useful information. we should first give him tumbs up. before executing him on a little mistake he did. especially when no one here reported a bad outcome as a result of he's info. one of the poster's here not to mention her name. didn't even try calling in citi to ask them on it, as thetravelabstract said he did, she was just busy how bad he is for posting info w/o having a TY card

2) A. I actually do spend time reading FT,MP,TTG,FW,etc. but in the last couple of months I can recall about 5/6 very useful info on cc's/points that I saw on ddf, long before any other of those sites.
B. I wasn't CONCERNED about giving him credit. my point was, that there is no reason to dishonor him and his information while he has alot of his OWN info and very useful info
C. re: your point about ddf that people around there 'don't actually travel' and just 'get the bonus and sell it'.
let me understand. do you mr craz, travel that much ? your posts don't really give the impression of an expert/frequent traveler.
so if you decide to deposit your points or cash-back directly into your bank account. that's fine with me. but selling them for cash and then deposit it to the bank is just as fine.

3) I'm not so sure you have left ddf

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1stly Welcome to FT

1 of my reasons for staying off of DD although when people ask me about something that they sw on there Yes I will go on to read it for myself, but in most cases they email me a copy of the thread or posts they want my take on. But I stay away as much as possible simply due to most peoples attitude being exactly as yours is The Great and Wonderful Dan cant do no wrong and dare differ with him and in a moment they will be 1000 people ganging up on you to drive you from that site and basically tell you to stay off it

as you may have noticed I dont list what my status is with each Hotel or Airline program, I dont like it. But since COdbaUA has come around just check any number of my posts on that forum and you would know Ive been with PMUA for the last 4+ yrs and a 1K each of those yrs, before that Plat with PMCO for apx 7 yrs running. So far in '12 (my last flight was 3/4) I have 58k+ EQMs on UA and another 22k booked and paid for by 5/8 total 80k so a slam dunk that I will be a 1K again in '13 , with < 100k to go for 1MM with COdbaUA that is earned simply by having flown 1,000,000 actual miles. and not like AA was where any and all miles that you got into your acct counted toward MM status. That said none of this makes me an expert traveler Frequent traveler maybe. Theres a couple of people on DD I believe that are also 1K with UA, but they are the exception rather then the rule.After all to be a 1K means having spent $$$ on tkts and thats the 1 thing the vast majority on DD dont want to do

I will admitt I dont follow the CC stuff on DD. Funny as I was told just yesterday that Dan loves the Chase BA CC , well when the 100k deal came out it he HATED it. but then he wasnt earning any $$ off of referrals for Chase CCs which he does now. When is the last time can you tell me when dan said Hey dont use my link use this other link I wont earn anything but you will get a better bonus TFG always does that as does a number of other Bloggers , I NEVER heard of 1 time where Dan did such a thing. In the past he has either poo pooed when someone posted about a CC which he didnt earn anything off of or Deleted the post. Yea it might be a Great deal but if he doesnt earn any commission then he doesnt want anyone getting it rather then a CC where he makes his $$.

Im sure you reply bashing this thats just how DDers are

So Im just a lowly 1K and you just might be a GS and do 200k a yr, thats fine

btw I do agree if a person didnt do any homework on their own they shouldnt be slamming anyone, but that doesnt let him off the hook for saying what he did. Either he should have tried it out but he was Wrong for not disclosing that he didnt have a TY acct thats why FTers motto is HUCA hang up call again no Dan didnt come up with it and neither did I. I cant begin to tell you how I had to walk some COdbaUA reps thru doing things that they said wasnt kosher, what it was is they didnt know how to do it or it would take them more time then they wanted to spend on it. The last was asking why if R > 0 didnt my RPU (Upgrade) clear into Biz.I went to the mat with her since she was a PMCO rep and in the end accepted her apology, but Im not correct 100% of the time either http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...d-cr1-swu.html

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Old Apr 4, 12, 11:03 pm
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Why does FT not have an emoticon of a smiley putting his fingers in his ears?

God knows I needed it on that Mint thread and AAdvantage Shopping threads.

Someone get right on that please!
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Old Apr 4, 12, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by craz
1stly Welcome to FT

1 of my reasons for staying off of DD although when people ask me about something that they sw on there Yes I will go on to read it for myself, but in most cases they email me a copy of the thread or posts they want my take on. But I stay away as much as possible simply due to most peoples attitude being exactly as yours is The Great and Wonderful Dan cant do no wrong and dare differ with him and in a moment they will be 1000 people ganging up on you to drive you from that site and basically tell you to stay off it

as you may have noticed I dont list what my status is with each Hotel or Airline program, I dont like it. But since COdbaUA has come around just check any number of my posts on that forum and you would know Ive been with PMUA for the last 4+ yrs and a 1K each of those yrs, before that Plat with PMCO for apx 7 yrs running. So far in '12 (my last flight was 3/4) I have 58k+ EQMs on UA and another 22k booked and paid for by 5/8 total 80k so a slam dunk that I will be a 1K again in '13 , with < 100k to go for 1MM with COdbaUA that is earned simply by having flown 1,000,000 actual miles. and not like AA was where any and all miles that you got into your acct counted toward MM status. That said none of this makes me an expert traveler Frequent traveler maybe. Theres a couple of people on DD I believe that are also 1K with UA, but they are the exception rather then the rule.After all to be a 1K means having spent $$$ on tkts and thats the 1 thing the vast majority on DD dont want to do

I will admitt I dont follow the CC stuff on DD. Funny as I was told just yesterday that Dan loves the Chase BA CC , well when the 100k deal came out it he HATED it. but then he wasnt earning any $$ off of referrals for Chase CCs which he does now. When is the last time can you tell me when dan said Hey dont use my link use this other link I wont earn anything but you will get a better bonus TFG always does that as does a number of other Bloggers , I NEVER heard of 1 time where Dan did such a thing. In the past he has either poo pooed when someone posted about a CC which he didnt earn anything off of or Deleted the post. Yea it might be a Great deal but if he doesnt earn any commission then he doesnt want anyone getting it rather then a CC where he makes his $$.

Im sure you reply bashing this thats just how DDers are

So Im just a lowly 1K and you just might be a GS and do 200k a yr, thats fine

btw I do agree if a person didnt do any homework on their own they shouldnt be slamming anyone, but that doesnt let him off the hook for saying what he did. Either he should have tried it out but he was Wrong for not disclosing that he didnt have a TY acct thats why FTers motto is HUCA hang up call again no Dan didnt come up with it and neither did I. I cant begin to tell you how I had to walk some COdbaUA reps thru doing things that they said wasnt kosher, what it was is they didnt know how to do it or it would take them more time then they wanted to spend on it. The last was asking why if R > 0 didnt my RPU (Upgrade) clear into Biz.I went to the mat with her since she was a PMCO rep and in the end accepted her apology, but Im not correct 100% of the time either http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...d-cr1-swu.html
Gonna have to agree with you partly.
I love Dan and I love how helpful he is, but sometimes I get the feeling that he's only about the referrals. (Like, he's only showing the links to the platinum with 25k bonus, but not the 50k bonus. Presumably because that's the one he gets the referral for. I don't really care that much because I know there is a better link out there, but it makes him seem like it's all about the $$$$)
You do seem a tad militant though- I definitely don't agree with the chip on your shoulder
BTW, how much do these bloggers make whenever someone receives a CC using their link?
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Old Apr 5, 12, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by waterbottle
Gonna have to agree with you partly.
I love Dan and I love how helpful he is, but sometimes I get the feeling that he's only about the referrals. (Like, he's only showing the links to the platinum with 25k bonus, but not the 50k bonus. Presumably because that's the one he gets the referral for. I don't really care that much because I know there is a better link out there, but it makes him seem like it's all about the $$$$)
You do seem a tad militant though- I definitely don't agree with the chip on your shoulder
BTW, how much do these bloggers make whenever someone receives a CC using their link?
1- its not only referrals for the CCs but every time he puts up a link eg Jos A Bank and screams how great of a deal it is he gets his $$ (JAB is 10% and more at times)

2- Sorry you think I have a chip on my shoulder but thats your right even if its not so

3- I Never said any other Blogger didnt make any $$ off their CC links , some dont. A few yrs ago when there were alot less of them they simply were hoping that if they got a few it would pay the expenses of running the site. Alot are still like that and not running it as a Biz. Take a look at TFG on the bottom is a Disclaimer that he earns $$ when you purchase or get things via his links, or simply clicks onto them.

But thats another site that I feel has changed for the worst $$ driven but alot less so then DD.And he donates the profits from the sale of his book to charity.

as for how much they make if I told you your hair would stick up straight, its not pennies , its a big biz
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Old Apr 5, 12, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by craz
1- its not only referrals for the CCs but every time he puts up a link eg Jos A Bank and screams how great of a deal it is he gets his $$ (JAB is 10% and more at times)

2- Sorry you think I have a chip on my shoulder but thats your right even if its not so

3- I Never said any other Blogger didnt make any $$ off their CC links , some dont. A few yrs ago when there were alot less of them they simply were hoping that if they got a few it would pay the expenses of running the site. Alot are still like that and not running it as a Biz. Take a look at TFG on the bottom is a Disclaimer that he earns $$ when you purchase or get things via his links, or simply clicks onto them.

But thats another site that I feel has changed for the worst $$ driven but alot less so then DD.And he donates the profits from the sale of his book to charity.

as for how much they make if I told you your hair would stick up straight, its not pennies , its a big biz
You sound like someone I know --- never give any factual info and leave it up in the air

i saw this , not sure if it is all the facts are right ref what they earn , but every biz has all kinds of expenses, so do not look this as "profit" and never smart to count other people earnings

Many people need credit cards. Indeed, even with the credit crisis, there are still plenty of people looking to get a new credit card. And you can provide this service. Your web site can contain links to credit card aggregators and others that will pay you for referrals from your site or blog. The amount varies, but most credit card affiliate programs will pay between $50 and $150 for each credit card sign up that comes from your web site. Some will pay as much as $300. Credit card affiliate programs can be so generous because they are, in many cases, getting customers for life that will pay them thousands in interest.

There are some credit card affiliate programs that will pay you $5 to $10 just for referring someone to their web site even if they don't apply. Others will pay between $15 and $30 just for applications that end up not being approved. And, of course, you make the most money when someone is actually approved for a credit card. How much you make depends on the type of credit card that your customer is approved for.

Watch out, though. Some credit card affiliate programs come with a fee. You may have to pay a monthly or yearly fee in order to participate in the program. Some programs will waive your fees if you meet a certain referral quota each month. Other programs will charge you until a certain number of customers are approved for cards. The programs that charge a fee usually go beyond providing you with banners and other ads for your web site or blog. These programs usually set up an entire web site for you, and you are required to promote this specific web site.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 7:53 am
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Please move this thread back on topic. If there's nothing relevant left to say about the transferring, it can be closed.
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You sound like someone I know --- never give any factual info and leave it up in the air
thanks for the posting. I didnt post any facts for a very good reason I didnt recall what my friends son-in-law told me they were. He started his site a yr or so ago targeting the same people DD originally did He has JAB links and told me its 10% at times more then that. I guess when DD says SLIZZLING it is for his pocket

Since I didnt have the cold #s on the CCs I didnt post any , since it wont be till later today that I could speak with the SIL of my friend, and why I left it as 'not being pennies'.
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Old Apr 5, 12, 4:30 pm
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Citi's Thank You Rep Confirmed AA to be a Transfer Partner

Very interesting development. I just called Thank You Point Service Center again to ask about the effective date for the ability to transfer points to airlines miles and was told that they initially planned to launch this feature on April 1st but they are not quite ready yet but still trying to launch it in April or May at the latest.

When asked about what transfer partners will be included, I was surprised to hear American Airlines being mentioned in addition to BA and SQ. Fingers crossed that AA really becomes a transfer partner. I will believe it when it actually happens.

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Old Apr 5, 12, 4:36 pm
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FINALLY some good uses for TYP since they nixed the $400 of airfare for 20k pts a good while back!!
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Old Apr 5, 12, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by TorontoSingh
Very interesting development. I just called Thank You Point Service Center again to ask about the effective date for the ability to transfer points to airlines miles and was told that they initially planned to launch this feature on April 1st but they are not quite ready yet but still trying to launch it in April or May at the latest.

When asked about what transfer partners will be included, I was surprised to hear American Airlines being mentioned in addition to BA and SQ. Fingers crossed that AA really becomes a transfer partner. I will believe it when it actually happens.
Oh, noes. Another one of those "confirmation"?
And it's sliding to May now?
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Old Apr 5, 12, 4:41 pm
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I'm not sure this is a good news or bad. I very much fear the devaluation of AA miles.
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