Posted by William Charles on March 18, 2020
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Published on March 18th, 2020 | by William Charles

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Citi Premier 65,000 Points Signup Bonus ($95 Annual Fee Not Waived) – In Branch Only (Match Online)

Update 3/18/20: People have been successfully matched to this offer even when they have applied online. Particularly useful at the moment

Update 3/4/20: Has been extended again until 3/6/20 so seems to be confirmed to be constantly extended. Hat tip to TNSepta

Update 2/23/20: Reader cy1111 reports that it’s now available through 2/27/20. Seems like they just keep extended it for the following week.

Update 2/19/20: Now showing an end date of 2/20/20. Hat tip chowfuntime

Update 2/9/20: Deal is showing an end date of 2/13, not sure if this normally just gets auto extended or not.

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The Offer

No direct link to offer, available in branch only

  • Signup for the Citi Premier card and get 65,000 ThankYou points as a bonus after you spend $4,000 within the first three months.

Card Details

Our Verdict

Current online sign up bonus is 60,000 points with the same minimum spend requirement, so this is basically an additional 5,000 points if you apply in branch. We have seen an offer of 60,000 points with the annual fee waived in the past.

Keep in mind, the bonus is not available if you’ve opened or closed a Citi Rewards+, Preferred, Premier, or Prestige card within the past 24 months. As always make sure you read these things everybody should know about Citi credit cards before applying. We’ll add this to our list of the best credit card sign up bonuses.

Hat tip to eeejkm



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CJ
CJ

Thankyou preferred has been renamed thank you rewards+,which shares the 24 month clock.

Cjrmets
Cjrmets

Thank you for the thank you info

Bret
Bret

Thank you preferred is a separate product – it might not be available to new applicants but it’s still around.

CJ
CJ

That’s right. I meant for new applicants.

SMan
SMan

I still have Thankyou preferred card.

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

Looks good. I got the prestige 1 year ago though.

TimF
TimF

Seems like the time of waived annual fees is over 🙁

aubergine
aubergine

if sapphire pfd is waiving citi would probably too. i think the banks have been figuring out that they are getting churned harder when they have no AF first year. of course, lots of people won’t even try something without a fee waiver first year….

Palpatine
Palpatine

I’ve earned so much more going with annual fee cards, then canceling and redoing when eligible or downgrading to no-fee after. Don’t be afraid of the annual, young padawan.

gyuuraku
gyuuraku

Yes, we changed our policy directly after and because of the CSP change.

Tworth
Tworth

If you’ve product changed from the Preferred to the Rewards+, does that count as a “closing” for the 24 month clock?

BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS
BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS

if you got a new number, then yes.

SuitCase
SuitCase

If the card number stays the same after conversion (mine did), it’s supposed to avoid resetting the clock. I have not tested this but I will later this year — I hope a 65k offer is around then!

Brian
Brian

Did you have to ask them to retain the account number? They keep sending me mailers pushing conversion and I might actually gain something from the switch (tons of small purchases), but all language seems to indicate that it’ll be a brand new account.

Brack Friday Bunduru
Brack Friday Bunduru

So, an extra 5K, but have to go into a branch… ugh, pass.

Peteco
Peteco

Thinking of combining this with double Cash. Are double cash balances transferable to TY points having this card?

meed18
meed18

I can transfer my double cash to thank you points. I have a thank you preferred card. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with a thank you premier card.

Bill
Bill

I just closed this card. What should I do with my points? Can you buy Disneyland tickets thru their portal?

joey
joey

Transfer to virgin atlantic

DP
DP

In the spirit of being the data point you want answered… Did chat. They gave me a phone # to call to request being matched to this offer. Said they would investigate and mail a response in 7-10 days.

Tang
Tang

would you mind giving us a phone number for it

Robert
Robert

Do you have the phone #?

DP
DP

Sorry, I don’t recall the phone number. I’m sure anyone can get it from Citi chat. Just request to be matched to the offer. “God helps those who help themselves.” But following up, Citi gave me 5k points instantly to match the offer. They just didn’t *tell* me they did that or what the points were for. Appeared out of nowhere while I was checking my online statement. Busy life, so 10+ days is “ancient history” for me. Slipped my mind about the offer match request. Still working on the spend part. So the 5k TYP were obviously a “goodwill adjustment.” YMMV.

Also just got the 70k Expedia bonus paid properly. So hopefully they’ve fixed their IT issues relating to that.

XXY
XXY

That’s good news! Bad news is their chat is loading forever, so can’t get the number to call 🙁

prs
prs

1-800-950-5114

zzz
zzz

Did you apply for the 50k offer and get matched 20k or just apply directly for the 70k?

Beat2Def
Beat2Def

I always have a hard time with this language so stupid question alert…I downgraded my Citi Premier to the Preferred this time last year (account are the same numbers).
It’s been 24 months since I opened the Premier.
Can I receive the bonus or do I have to close the account and wait 2 years now?

JFromOH
JFromOH

Beat2Def,
I encountered this same situation when I became interested in applying for the Citi Prestige. I literally did the same thing you did – downgraded my Premier to Preferred and basically sock-drawered the card until about 2 years later.

I actually called the CSR rep about this (*gasps*), and she told me that I would be able to get the new bonus so long is it was 24 months since I **received the last bonus**. And so she looked up the exact day and then also let me know it’s probably smart to wait for a week or two after that.

I did what she said and lo and behold, I got the card and then later the bonus points. So I’d recommend doing a little research to find out which month you received the prior bonus and then go from there.

Matt
Matt

Thanks for posting this, have been interested in picking up the Premier again but wondering about whether I’ll be eligible for the bonus. Any insight into the following situation?

-Opened Citi Prestige April 2015. Still have it, AF just posted and not sure if i’ll keep or close it
-Opened Citi Premier January 2016 and converted to no AF AT&T card March 2017
-If i apply and am approved for the Premier next week, receive and activate the card, and then close my Prestige, will i still be eligible to receive the bonus for the new Premier card?

I’m not sure if the 24 month language refers to just closing other Thank You cards prior to approval, or anytime before receiving the bonus. Thanks for any advice!

sdb4u99
sdb4u99

i applied for 60k 5 days back, would citi match ?

P123a123K
P123a123K

Ahhh me2. Wondering the same.

Superman
Superman

Follow these simple directions: read OP, click link “make sure you read…”, read #10. William Charles wrote, “It’s always worth asking, they don’t always match but they sometimes do.”

Michael
Michael

I called in and asked to be matched. CSR wasn’t able to do it. HUCA and tried again and escalated to supervisor who said they could put in the request and I would receive notification in mail whether I was approved for the match or not.

Robert
Robert

Were you able to successfully match?

Michael
Michael

Still haven’t received a letter from them, but there appears to be a 5k points credit on my account, while the points from 8500 spend aren’t listed yet, so I think I was probably approved!

Michael
Michael

Received the letter today confirming that 5,000 bonus points had been added to my TY balance, even before meeting the spend 🙂

Ron
Ron

Have the premier for 4 years now, I can probably apply for this and get the bonus. Does anyone know if citi combined points if I have 2 premier cards?

lorem ipsum
lorem ipsum

I got a 70K point offer in-branch, same spend requirement. Offer expires 2/6/20. Maybe it was because I am Citigold?

Zac
Zac

So the 70K offer was under your account not a public in-branch offer?

lorem ipsum
lorem ipsum

Unclear. I told the banker I was there because the in-branch offer was higher than what is publicly available, without mentioning the specific minimum spend. I was expecting 65K, but my application (still pending) says 70K. My assumption is the increase is because of Citigold, but I don’t know for sure (and I didn’t want to chance alerting the banker if the offer was in error).

Rex
Rex

Anyway you can share the 70k bonus offer screenshot? just trying to see if I got any luck to get it matched.

Andy
Andy

My banker told me it’s for gold only. The application automatically detect that.

moumou
moumou

My banker also told me the 70k offer is citi gold only. He said I can get the offer if I upgrade to citi gold. Also I was told the 65k offer is for citi blue so I upgrade my account from basic to blue.

Jay
Jay

My wife added me as an AU to her citi card. Am I still eligible for this bonus if I apply on my own?

Brian C 🐕

Yes

beat2def
beat2def

I downgraded to the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card from the Premier last January. It’s been two years now. Does this count or do I need to wait another year since I downgraded to the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card last year (but had the Premier two years ago)?

Rex
Rex

did the card number change when you downgrade? I believe as long as the card number stays the same, it doesn’t count as “account closed” in the Citi system, and you should be eligible to bonus again.

beat2def
beat2def

I don’t think the number changed. I downgrade. Sounds great! I did just read this…

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/citi-24-month-churning-rule-explained-detail/

And that helped answer questions as well. Thanks for the response. It’s reassuring! 🙂 Just have to wait until I can be 5/24 so I can get Chase cards as well.

Andy
Andy

I have my Prestige card opened in Feb. 2017 and still have the card as I plan to close it once the higher AF hits later this year. I just called my Citi banker and was told I will not be eligible for the new bonus since I’m still holding the Prestige card even though the last bonus I received is more than 24 months ago. Also he told me my TYP will stay in my account even though I have no TYP cards ( I do have a priority checking account with them ).

Andy
Andy

Never mind. He confirmed later that I’m eligible for the bonus.

Corgi
Corgi

I went to a citi branch in DC today(2/15/20) and the offer still existed. Got instant approval as well

nw
nw

is the branch 65k still active? till when?

Sevillada
Sevillada

Oh crap, now that it’s ending I kind of want it

debit
debit

I am going to get the premier get the bonus and then change my preferred to rewards+. Any reason that’s not a good idea?

Matt
Matt

Anybody know if you converted a card to a Rewards+ (no bonus) in the past 24 if you’re ineligible?

Rex
Rex

a fairly easy match DP for Texas resident (not sure about other states tho), opened 60k online, and just chat with CS saying branch offers 65k, I wan’ted to apply in-branch, but Texas don’t have any.
2 days later the 5k credited to my TY account.

Bill F
Bill F

When I tried this last week (I’m in PA) they asked for documentation of branch offer and I couldn’t provide one. Is there something out there that I could show them since there aren’t any in PA (near me anyway)? Did you show them anything?

cy1111
cy1111

Went to branch today and 65k is still available till Feb 27. I am not sure when the real expiration date is for branch promotion.

MrBlack
MrBlack

Thank you for this info! I can now go to the branch and try nex Tues,

Ray
Ray

Thanks!

debit
debit

How do you combine TYP from one of these cards with the TYP from rewards+ to get 10% on transfers to airlines?

Do you combine accounts? Share the points?

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