Citi Prestige Credit Card Review – 60,000 Point Sign Up Bonus ($960 In Travel)
The Citi Pretige card is issued by Citi Bank and is their most premium travel credit card. In this review we will be looking at the benefits & negatives to this card and who it’s best suited to. Along with the minimum credit score we’d recommend you have before applying.
- 1 Application Information
- 2 Rewards Program
- 3 Card Benefits
- 4 Our Verdict
- 5 F.A.Q’s & Tips
What Credit Score Is Required
Unfortunately Credit Karma does not provide this data for the Citi Prestige card, so we are relying on only Credit Boards. To make matters worse, Credit Boards does not have any data for this card. Please share your experiences in the comments.
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What Credit Bureau Does Citi Pull For The Prestige?
The credit bureau that Citi will pull is dependent on where you live. Use the Credit Boards Credit Pull app, select your state and type in Citi for data points.
What Credit Limit Will I Receive?
Keep in mind this is only based on two data points.
|Minimum Credit Limit||Highest Reported Credit Limit||Average Credit Limit|
|$10,000 (might be lower)||$31,000||$20,500|
This card earns Citi ThankYou points (TYP).
The amount of TYP’s you’ll earn is dependent on what category you’re spending money in. Here is the breakdown:
- 3x points per $1 spent on all Air Travel & Hotels Spend
- 2x points per $1 spent on all spend at restaurants and entertainment
- 1x point per $1 spent on all other purchases
Sign Up Bonus
At the moment there are three different sign up bonuses on the Citi Prestige card.
Current Sign Up Bonus
- In branch offer: Discounted annual fee of $350 and up to 60,000 ThankYou points. You’re supposed to have a Citi Gold checking account (which has sign up bonuses of 40,000 ThankYou Points or 30,000 American Airline miles or $400 in cash – or even easier to meet requirements). More information on this offer by clicking here, break down of points as follows:
- Receive 30,000 ThankYou points after you spend $3,000 within the first three months
- Receive an additional 30,000 ThankYou points after you spend a total of $15,000 within the first 12 months
- Targeted offer: Annual fee of $450 and 50,000 ThankYou points after making $3,000 in purchases within three months. You need to be targeted for this offer to be eligible, you can check to see if you’re targeted by going here.
- Public offer: Annual fee of $450 and 30,000 ThankYou Points after making $2,000 in purchases within three months of account opening. Click here to apply for this offer.
Sign Up Bonus History
Redeeming Your Rewards
There are multiple things you can redeem your Citi ThankYou points for.
Transfer To Travel Partners
Citi has a number of travel partners that you can transfer points to. Below are a list of these partners, they transfer at a rate of 1:1 unless otherwise listed (e.g 1,000 ThankYou points can be converted into 1,000 Singapore Airline miles).
|Hilton (1:1.5 rate). Partnership ending on December 13th||EVA Air Infinity MileageLands||Malaysia Airlines Enrich|
|AirFrance-KLM Flying Blue||Etihad Guest||Qatar Airways Privilege Club|
|Asia Miles||Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer||Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer|
|Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus||Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||Qantas|
|JetBlue (1:0.8 rate, 0.5 with Preferred)||Sears SYWRP (1:12)||Jet Airways JetPrivilege|
|Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles||Avianca LifeMiles|
The value you get out of this will depend what you then do with the points you’ve converted.
American Airlines/United Airways Flights
When you have the Citi Prestige card you can redeem TYP for paid AA/UA flights. When doing this redemption you get a value of 1.6¢ per point.
You can also redeem your points for flight with other airlines, although this has a slightly lower point value coming in at 1.33¢ per point.
Like most rewards portals, Citi has a shopping section. Points are worth 1¢ a piece when using this option (apart from merchandise which will vary based on how much othestores are charging for the same product)
Given that this card is a premium travel credit card with a high annual fee, you’d expect it to come with a range of benefits. It’s competing with other products in the market place such as the American Express Platinum. Below is a list of all of the benefits this card comes with along with a summary of each benefit. The full benefit terms & conditions can be found here.
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We Don’t Recommend This Card For: