Posted by Chuck on October 6, 2019
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Published on October 6th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Targeted] Citi: Spend on Amazon and Get $20 Bonus (Various Offers Available)

Repost 10/6/19: another round went out today.

The Offer

Citi is sending out an email with a $20 spend bonus offer for Amazon. (Subject: “The best season just got up to $20 better”) Here are two variations of the offer being sent out:

  • Spend $120 and get a $20 statement credit
  • Get 5% back on Amazon purchases, up to $20 statement credit

The Fine Print

  • Your purchases must post to your account between 09/19/2019 and 11/18/2019.
  • We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer.
  • Delays by the merchant, such as shipping, could extend the date that your purchases post beyond the promotional period.
  • The statement credit will be applied to your account within 2 billing cycles after the eligible purchases are posted.
  • In order to qualify for this offer, the account must be open and current at all times. If your account is closed for any reason, including if you convert to another card product, you may no longer be eligible for this offer.

Our Verdict

I got the 5% offer, DDG reports on the $20/$120 offer. 5% on top of ordinary rewards isn’t bad, but I’ll probably give this one a miss since it’s not a card I regularly use. The $20/$120 is obviously much better. There are possibly other versions of the offer out there as well.

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JF
JF

Lol. “We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer” might be the most open-ended condition I’ve ever seen. They don’t even specify exclusions? Just buy stuff and they’ll decide later?

blue9
blue9

Legal department out for lunch, will fill in later…

aj
aj

i dont freakin subscibe to marketing mail its annoying that im unsubscribed but now i miss out on these promotions is there any other way to get it like via calling up?

Klemhuzzah
Klemhuzzah

I don’t know if there’s another way, so I can’t help you there.

What I do is subscribe to the marketing email, and setup a special folder for it to go into, and setup a filter so it’s done automatically. I only look at the folder after I see something on DOC. The filter keeps from even noticing I’m getting a bunch of useless email.

Thomas
Thomas

25$ off paypal didnt post to account last time.

atexit8
atexit8

I just did the Paypal offer, and I was told I needed to wait until November 16 which is the close of the second billing cycle.

Not sure why it cannot be done within 7-14 days which is how long it takes Chase for a statement credit.

There is nothing in my account when I logged into the website that shows that I satisfied the terms of the offer. Amex, BoA, Chase all have some sort of notification.

This card is going to the back of the line.
It is bad enough that they no longer offer Walmart gift cards.
1.) Chase
2.) Bank of America
3.) American Express
4.) Citi

SMan
SMan

Same thing happened to me. I called Citi bank three times to get the credit. I generally make these types of calls while I am waiting to pick up my children.

JP
JP

Got it on Prestige card. $20 off $120.

CHRIS
CHRIS

I got 20 back on 120 spend just minutes after seeing this post. Thanks for the heads up.

Bill
Bill

I didn’t get the emails

SMan
SMan

My offer is “earn 15% back as a statement credit, up to $20, on eligible Amazon.com purchases made with your Citi® card.”

wilsonhammer
wilsonhammer

I haven’t tried this promo, but just a general word of caution to beware the Shiti Bank promotions. you’ll probably have to call it and/or fight tooth & nail to get the payout. good luck!

wilsonhammer
wilsonhammer

call in*

Dan
Dan

Got the 20/120 offer on my ThankYou Preferred, I’ve been getting some decent offers on this card lately despite rarely using it otherwise. Bonuses have always posted no problem.

Fathiss
Fathiss

Title should state “targeted”.

Gadget 🕵️

I got the $20 off $120 on my Dividend card via e-mail today. Fine print no longer says: We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer, that DoC quoted in the article.

My fine print says:
You will receive a one-time $20 statement credit after you spend at least $120 on eligible Amazon.com purchases with your Citi credit card. Your eligible purchases must post to your account between 09/19/2019 and 11/18/2019. Delays by the merchant, such as shipping, could extend the date that your purchases post beyond the promotional period. The statement credit will be applied to your account within 2 billing cycles after the $120 eligible Amazon.com purchase threshold is met. In order to qualify for this offer, the account must be open and current at all times. If your account is closed for any reason, including if you convert to another card product, you may no longer be eligible for this offer. This promotional offer is non-transferrable and applies to the account ending in the last 4 digits referenced in this offer.

I think it’s safe to say it’s only good for Amazon.com purchases, not 3rd party, and not gift cards. Too bad Citi couldn’t be bothered to say that. I am unable to view the offer in online banking to verify. My offers just show crap like Flex Loan and APR promos.

Joseph Goldman
Joseph Goldman

Where from above makes you think that gift cards are excluded? Thanks.

Gadget 🕵️

Because, for promo’s that Amex and Discover have done, I thought GC’s were excluded. I don’t value random GC’s higher than retail goods anyway, so if I attempt this, it will be for goods. And, if they are going to exclude something, GC’s and 3rd party sales would be the most likely target. If it works, go for it.

Joseph
Joseph

Thanks for answering. Discover allows gift cards on its rotating 5% category bonuses. I see nothing that suggests gift cards are not included in this offer.

Charles Mann
Charles Mann

Can you reload an Amazon gift card account and still qualify?

Gadget 🕵️

I have no idea. I wouldn’t try, but that’s just me. Maybe check the payments workshop post.

txstars
txstars

Didn’t receive but these Shiti promotions are almost not worth it. Actually getting the credits is painful.

Charles Mann
Charles Mann

Dealing with Citibank in ANY capacity is painful; an incredibly clueless bank.

sj
sj

what do i click on when i log into citi to enroll in these marketing promotions from citi like paypal statement credit and this etc but not to get all their crap that im not interested in i unsubscribed myself to all their emails

Gadget 🕵️

You can’t just find the offers like this in your Citi login.

The only workaround is to subscribe, then filter your e-mail. This was explained here: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/citi-spend-on-amazon-and-get-spend-20-bonus-various-offers-available/#comment-812266

This is similar to opting out of credit card offers in the prescreened national database…. it’s nice not to be bothered, but you could miss out on some sweet deals. You choose.

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