Published on April 9th, 2015 | by William Charles13
Applied For The Citi Prestige Card Recently? Ask To Be Matched To 50,000 Point Offer
Whenever a bank increases the sign up bonus on a card that you’ve recently applied for, it’s always worth asking them to match the increased sign up bonus. Citi recently increased the public sign up bonus on their Citi Prestige card to 50,000 points from 30,000. Citi’s matching policy is a bit all over the place, but I’ve had multiple readers confirm that they were able to get matched to this higher sign up bonus. Here’s the important information to know:
- Your card must be no more than 90 days old (if your card is older than this, it’s still worth a try though)
- You can call or send a secured message asking to be matched to the higher bonus
I had a few readers report that originally they were told that they wouldn’t be matched to this sign up bonus. I recommended they try the “squeaky wheel tactic”, where basically you just try to make this request as public as possible. In this case I told them to tweet @AskCiti asking to be matched to the higher bonus (make sure to include the link to this higher sign up bonus: http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/thankyou/Prestige/2015/Mar/external/50k/) – in a few minutes they were asked for a contact number and then were called and the rep confirmed they would be bumped to the higher sign up bonus.
Matt over at Saverocity also mentioned that it might be worth buying a few thousand twitter followers for these types of interactions to make it seem like your a big shot (can’t remember exact post, sorry!), I know I definitely get better responses to my tweets because of my followers so that’s probably worth doing for those that don’t use Twitter often.
On last note, if you’re interested in the in branch offer which is 30,000 points after $3,000 in spend and an additional 30,000 points if you spend $15,000 or more within the first three months then Frequent Miler reports success in being matched to this offer as well, but I imagine you’d need to prove that your a Citi Gold customer.