Posted by William Charles on November 16, 2015
Credit Cards

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by William Charles

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Citi Launches ‘Smart Savings’/’Deals Just For You’ – Competitor To AmEx Sync Offers

Citi has officially launched their competitor to American Express offers called ‘Deals Just For You’ or ‘Citi Smart Savings’. Citi had originally named it Deals Just For You, but it looks like since launching a few days ago they’ve rebranded it to Citi Smart Savings.

What Is Citi Smart Savings?

 Citi describes Deals Just For You as follows:

Deals Just for You are merchant offers that reward you with savings when you use your Citi® card at places you normally shop or which may be relevant to you. You’ll receive emails alerting you to these savings offers as they become available. You can also view them on Citi.com.

Simply sign on to Account Online for the Citi credit card you want to use to shop, select Deals Just for you from the Benefits and Services menu then use that card to take advantage of the savings.

You can also use Citi’s mobile app to view Deals Just for You and access them from the Citi credit card activity page.

Please note:

  • You must use your Citi credit card associated with the offer to receive the savings.

  • These offers are non-transferable.

  • Citi Cards does not provide the goods and services associated with these offers directly and is not responsible for the goods, services, claims or representations related to them.

Here is how to access it:

  • Click Benefits & Services
  • Click Deals Just For You
  • You should see the option to add different offers to your account, a list of offers that you’ve already added and also the offers you’ve already redeemed

The Offers

All of the offers that Citi have launched with look to be a percentage back with a maximum on how much you can earn per offer or spend $x amount and receive $x back. Here are some examples:

  • David’s Cookies Online: $5 back with $50+ in spend
  • Teavana Online: $15 back with $150+ in spend
  • Starbucks: 20% cash back with $4 maximum back
  • Hilton: 10% cash back with $50 maximum back
  • Chili’s: 10% cash back with $12.5 maximum back

Our Verdict

None of the offers are very interesting apart from the Starbucks offer, but at a maximum of only $4 back that isn’t exactly exciting here. Plenty of other card issuers have tried to copy American Express’ success with sync offers, but have failed to produce any consistently good offers. Let’s hope Citi’s offering gets better than their initial start.

Hat tip to Out & Out



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calwatch
calwatch

Not very impressive. Like Amex Offers I was hoping to get my choice of cards to get offers from, but out of my five Citi cards, only Premier had any offers (one of them, the Hilton 10% off, would have been nice to stack with my HHonors card).

my
my

There currently is an amex offer for 15 off 60 on Amazon. And 5 off 25 for Toys R us. On Amex cards i saw the offer at 1:58 am eastern time. Not related to this card but wanted to give the heads up. Its not target it seems.

Joe
Joe

Thanks for the heads up! Had it on all 10. BW3 and Regal cinemas too

Kent C
Kent C

Thanks as well for the Amazon tip. Usually don’t check my cards till I’m home later but you got me checking early and had it on most of my cards. Sometimes these popular offers are really limited and could disappear from accounts within hours if not added. Good find!

By the way, the ToysRus offer can be linked via Twitter. Amazon cannot. There is also an Uber offer out today that can be done via Twitter as well. $10 credit for $20 spend.

https://offersbot.io/offers/available

Stvr
Stvr

BofA produces a very similar program. The 10% off Hilton is kind of great. BofA has it too

tgienger
tgienger

My Prestige had a 10% off at Sears up to a $35 max. A pair of $200 VGC will do just fine.

Ben
Ben

My Dividend had the 10% off at Sears good through 12/14 up to $35 cashback max.

I’ve already hit the $300 cashback allowable for 2015. But my statement closes on 12/7. So I’m going to buy $400 worth of VGCs between 12/7 and 12/14 at Sears. Since the 4th quarter of Dividend gives 5% cashback, I should earn $35 on my statement (10%) + $20 into my cashback account (Q4 5%). The $20 cashback will count towards my 2016 $300 limit.

Hopefully the 10% Smart offer doesn’t count against the Dividend’s yearly cashback limit.

Eric
Eric

This was only available on my Premier. The Sears offer isn’t bad.

onTheGroundFloor
onTheGroundFloor

Is this for all Citi cards? I don’t seem to be able to find this section on my Double Cash account.

Chuck

I can’t find it on any of my cards either.

Aks
Aks

My BofA card has 10% cashback to max of $35 cash reward. My Citi TY has same offer but for online purchase.

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