After ruining everyone’s morning, DoC bring a temporary smile to everyone’s face with the news that you can still apply for Citi cards using the old terms. In case you have missed it all, check out this post, regarding the new limits Citi is putting on churners. In a few words, from now on, you are only eligible for a bonus in each brand of cards every 24 months.
Well now there’s clarification about when these new rules will go into effect. DoC reports that the date is August 28th. That means that any application before that date will be under the old rules. The information comes from Citi’s media department, so it is not a backdoor trick that can be exploited, but rather a policy that should be in place for all.
Luckily, that date is more that 8 days away. That means that you’ll be able to squeeze in two more applications before the rules change. So do your planing first before you apply.
The application pages already have the new language for the 24 month rule applying to each brand. So this information, even though it comes from DoC who has always had solid info, and it should be legit since it’s coming from the Citi media department, it’s still not a 100% guarantee. Understand that there is some risk so you can either apply or give it a few more days until there more clear info and maybe some data points.