Posted by William Charles on August 19, 2015
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Published on August 19th, 2015 | by William Charles

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Citi Offers New Sign Up Bonus On Expedia+ Cards (20k Points + $200 In Statement Credits)

The Offer

Citi is offering some slightly different bonuses on their Expedia+ and Expedia+ Voyager credit cards. The normal sign up bonuses are still available which are as follows:

Normal Bonuses

Expedia+ Voyager:

  • $95 annual fee
  • 25,000 Expedia+ points after $2,000 in purchases within 3 months
  • $100 annual statement credit can be used  airline incidentals on qualified airlines, Wi-Fi carriers, or for the Global Entry application fee

Expedia+

  • No annual fee
  • 15,000 Expedia+ points after $1,000 in purchases within 3 months

New Bonuses

Expedia+ Voyager:

  • $95 annual fee
  • 20,000 Expedia+ points after $2,000 in purchases within 3 months
  • $100 annual statement credit can be used  airline incidentals on qualified airlines, Wi-Fi carriers, or for the Global Entry application fee
  • An additional $100 statement credit when you make a purchase of $100 or more on Expedia

expedia offer

Expedia+

  • No annual fee
  • 10,000 Expedia+ points after $1,000 in purchases within 3 months
  • An additional $50 statement credit when you make a purchase of $50 or more on Expedia

Our Verdict

Basically the differences are as follows, on the Voyager card you get 5k less Expedia points but an additional $100 statement credit if you make a $100+ purchase on Expedia. With the Expedia+ no annual fee card, you get 5k less points and a $50 statement credit when you make a $50+ purchase on Expedia.

Expedia points are worth 0.7¢ each when redeeming for hotels, unless the hotel is VIP hotel in which case the value i doubled making them worth 1.4¢. I think the new offers will be better than the old for most people, but they do require an Expedia booking so might not make sense for most people.

I still don’t think these cards make sense for the majority of people. Let’s take the Voyager card for example, the annual fee is not waived and the points are worth about $140. You could get a maximum value of $200 out of the statement credits, but I don’t think it’s fair to consider them the equivalent as cash at all, to me they are probably worth half that or less. After taking into account the annual fee you’re looking at about $145 in value from this card.

If you can max everything out perfectly, you’d get more value out of this card obviously but I just don’t think that’s realistic for most people. There are no direct non affiliate links to the new deals, but I’m sure you can easily find them on some of the other blogs with affiliate links.



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Stvr
Stvr

“There are no direct non affiliate links to the new deals”

We should care why?

J. Grant
J. Grant

Because when you click on an affiliate link, and your app gets approved, the person whose link you clicked gets PA$D. In other words, you have the ability to choose who gets paid.

Brad
Brad

Does booking a flight or hotel through Expedia still earn you loyalty miles/points with the airlines or hotels? And is there a list of which OTAs will allow you to earn miles/points with the airlines and hotels?

AC
AC

there are new higher offers for these cards via dummy booking 50k/20k

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