Posted by William Charles on September 10, 2019
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Published on September 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Citi: Spend $5 On Dining Out & They Will Give $1 To No Kid Hungry (Up To $2 Million)

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Update 9/10/19: Deal is back for 2019. Hat tip to reader @JoeHxBlog

The Offer

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  • Citi will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry when you spend $5 or more dining out with a registered Citi card.

 

The Fine Print

  • This offer is only available on Citi branded credit cards.
  • If you have any questions about your account, please call Customer Service at the number on the back of your card.
  • To learn more about No Kid Hungry and the impact of its work, visit nokidhungry.org/onedollar.
  • Citi does not determine how merchants or establishments are classified. Sometimes a merchant will sell a particular item that appears to fit within the dining category, but the merchant may not have a merchant code that fits within that category. Therefore, purchases with that merchant will not qualify for the promotion.

Our Verdict

Update: Prestige offers 5x points on dining making this even better

Citi cards don’t offer the best category bonuses for dining out (apart from the Citi Prestige offering 5x). Although the ThankYou Premier is 2x (Costco is 3% but co-branded cards don’t count I don’t think. Update: Readers are commenting that this does work). I still think this is worth doing if you’re dining out bill is low enough. I like to try and give positive press to companies when they do stuff like this as I think it genuinely makes the world a better place, even if they are only doing it for positive PR purposes.

Hat tip to -T-Rekt



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Novacat05
Novacat05

I use my Costco Citi VISA for dining spend and once of my recent transactions at a fast food restaurant prompted me to sign up for this underneath the transaction details when logged into Citi’s website.

So it appears the Costco VISA card is eligible…

Chris
Chris

I enrolled my Costco card and it did not give me an error, so it may work?

B
B

This is available on the AA personal/Business cards as well.

iahphx
iahphx

OK, but I’d rather see them donate the money to groups that empower start-up entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds (who will start businesses that then take credit cards!). You’re going to have to search far and wide to find a kid in America who’s going hungry because there aren’t already enough programs to address that problem. The idea that I’m going to help feed a hungry child who needs a meal by buying my overpriced and over-privileged lunch at Panera is cliched, naive and stupid. Rant over.

fll
fll

I agree the Panera part – it is ridiculously overpriced, disguised by the “organic ingredients”. It is more expensive to dine at Panera than dine at Carrabra’s, the full service restaurant with tips, when portion and quality also factored in the equation.
However I do not agree on the no hungry child in US part. Somehow despite there are myriad organizations helping these kids, there are still kids in inner cities that seem to go hungry often.
I would say the grocery stores here threw away just expired foods or foods returned by customers would be more than enough to feed those kids!
Read about Starbucks has started a program not to waste the perishable foods at Starbucks. If the grocery stores could follow the lead, there would not be any “fight the hunger” need in this country!

Big Nog
Big Nog

Why not just donate the money to buying a pair of work boots for the parents…

Patrick
Patrick

The comments on this post are just depressing.

No one is forcing you to do anything. Don’t want to feed poor kids? Keep scrolling.

Ferris
Ferris

While I agree, I think the issue in general of this topic of the “poor” and “underfed” and “fat” is often just overlooked and instead tons of money is just thrown at it instead of dealing with the issue. I’d be interested in seeing a huge research report on why the poor today are so much different than the poor 200 years ago.

I think a lot of people hold these opinions because they do hold some sort of truth, but tend to miss the reasons “why” and just blame them without thinking in their shoes. For example, the father may not work – but why? Did he lose his job? Did his father set a poor example? Did he not have a father? There’s a lot more than meets the eye and as such you can’t treat Middle Class Tom’s situations and knowledge the same as Poor Deshawn who’s father left when he was 2 and never sent child support.

Ryan del Mundo
Ryan del Mundo

Added my Citi Prestige successfully. 5X dining, not sure why you said “Citi cards don’t offer good categories for dining.” Glad to help out, though when they say “Up to $2 million,” it sure seems like they’re trying to get good PR for something they probably were going to do anyway. Citi made a profit of $18 billion in 2018 so $2 million doesn’t seem quite so generous.

Greg
Greg

Same, added to Prestige. 5x on dining is industry leading, so it’s nice to be able to help without giving up anything.

aubergine
aubergine

Thanks, enrolled, lets see what other offers & spam it generates!

JoeHx

Hey, that reader is me!

Whether or not someone thinks this cause is “worthy enough” it doesn’t cost anything to enroll, so why not? You might not even think you’re going to spend the money dining, but you can still enroll, and it costs nothing to you.

Calvin

last name has to be all caps.. lower cases gives error

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