Citi has brought back a great old bonus for the Citi ThankYou Premier card, 50,000 points. The offer is available in branch only, but it is much better than the current online offer.
You can earn 50,000 points after you apply and are approved for a Citi ThankYou Premier card and make $3,000 in qualifying purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
The offer is available in Citi branches. It’s not clear whether the $95 annual fee is waived or not.
The bonus is equal to $500 in cash or $625 when redeemed for airfare through the ThankYou Travel Center. You can usually do better than that through travel partners.
Keep in mind that with the recent added restrictions on Citi cards, bonus ThankYou Points are not available if you have had a ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige card opened or closed in the past 24 months.
It is nice to see Citi bring back one of the best bonuses on this card. With 3X on travel and 2X on dining it earns at a good rate and the bonus is worth over $600.
The 24-moth restriction though makes things a bit harder. The current bonus has been just 30,000 points online, so this offer is significantly better. So if you were thinking of applying for a ThankYou Premier card, you should probably visit a branch and apply since there is no guarantee that we will see anything better anytime soon.
If you’re interested in the Prestige card benefits, I would wait. There’s rumors that the Prestige card will undergo some changes later this month and it’s possible that a new bonus could be announced to go along with those changes.
- Apply in Branch
- 50,000 ThankYou Points after spending $3,000 in 3 months
- 3X ThankYou Points on Travel including Gas
- 2X ThankYou Points on Dining Out and Entertainment
- 1X ThankYou Points on Other Purchases
- No foreign transaction fees on purchases
- $95 Annual Fee, possibly not waived