Published on March 15th, 2019 | by Chuck25
Citi Rewards+ 10% Bonus Works when Redeeming Points from Other Cards (10,000 Points)
Harlan at Outandout reports that the Citi Rewards+ card does earn its 10% redemption bonus even on points earned on other cards, provided the ThankYou accounts are linked.
The Rewards+ card has two unique rewards advantages, one being the points round up and the other being the 10% bonus on points redemptions, up to 100,000 points redeemed per year (10,000 points bonus). If you combine your Rewards+ ThankYou account with another ThankYou account, such as Prestige, Premier, or AT&T, any points redeemed get the 10% bonus.
The Rewards+ card has very limited travel partners, but by linking your ThankYou accounts, you can have your cake and eat it too: you’ll have the transfer ability from the Prestige/Premier and still get the 10% bonus from the Rewards+ card.
This obviously takes the Rewards+ to another level since it’s basically free 10,000 ThankYou points per year for anyone who is redeeming ThankYou points anyway. It’s possible they’ll change the system at some point in the future, so I wouldn’t bet on this forever, but it does make sense that once accounts are linked you’ll get the bonus with those redemptions.
In the example of the Outandout post, above, Harlan had success when transferring to travel partners. It should work with gift cards or travel redemptions too, I believe.