Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by William Charles16
Citi Prestige Bonus Officially Lowered to 40,000 Points (50k Point Links Still Available)
Citi has updated the sign up bonus on their Citi Prestige card to 40,000 points after $4,000 in spend. Previously the offer was for 50,000 points after $3,000 in spend within three months of account opening. You can still use this link: https://www.citicards.com/cards/credit/application/flow.action?app=UNSOL&sc=4KMZ13A6&m=315D111111W&B=C&ID=3131&naInd=M to get the higher 50,000 point bonus but I suspect that Citi will remove this link in the near future (never hurts to take a screenshot or two if you do use that link).
It’s also worth mentioning that this card will be losing Admirals Club lounge access on July 23rd, 2017. It’s still pretty good value in my opinion at 50,000 points, even with the $450 annual fee ($350 with Citigold – basically offset by being able to get the air travel credit of $250 twice as it’s per calendar year). You might find the following posts helpful to maximize the rewards on this card:
- Citi Prestige Golf Benefit: Three Free Rounds, How It Works & Best Uses
- How To Book A Free Round Of Golf For More Than One Person With A Citi Prestige
- Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About The Citi Prestige Priority Pass Benefit
- What Charges Count Towards The Citi Prestige $250 Air Travel Credit?
Another thing is that this 40,000 point application page shows as 40,000 points being worth $800 in American Airline flights, this is almost certainly a mistake as these points were previously worth 1.60¢ each and 50,000 points at 1.6¢ = $500. This isn’t the first time that Citi have had issues of this nature, they previously made it appear that this card would earn 3x on gas as well.