Posted by William Charles on May 4, 2019
Credit Cards

Published on May 4th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [Targeted] Citi Authorized User Bonuses

Deal has expired, view more Citi deals by clicking here.

Update 5/4/19: Another round has gone out, this time valid from May 1st until June 30th

Citi has sent out e-mails offer bonuses for adding an authorized user. Subject line should be “✔ Special note! [name], we’re emailing you about unlocking bonus ThankYou Points” or similar. You must add an authorized user by April 30th and complete the spend requirement by April 30th.

Citi ThankYou Preferred

  • Spend $2,000 on purchases and earn 2,500 Citi ThankYou Points

Citi ThankYou Premier

  • Spend $2,000 on purchases and earn 2,500 Citi ThankYou Points

Our Verdict

Seems to be an extra 1.25x points per $1 spent and requires adding an authorized user. Pretty terrible offers and not something I’d bother with personally.

Hat tip to reader Matt I



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Gerhardt
Gerhardt

Title is “✔ Special note! [name], we’re emailing you about unlocking bonus ThankYou Points”

Linda
Linda

They’re also sending these out for Citi Double Cash, but without a bonus. “Add an authorized user and earn cash back on their purchases, too!” Yay?

Sa
Sa

Do the require ssn for the additional user?

cz1206
cz1206

Nope

Joe
Joe

I got same bonus for only $1500 spend

Fathiss
Fathiss

Also targeted. Agree – pass.

aubergine
aubergine

Got the offer on my Premier too. Needs 2k in spend by 4/30. I view it more as a 2x TYP offer than a real ‘add an AU’ offer, since the spend can be on either card. Not very competive unless your Citi card is your main daily driver and you’re not doing any MSR at the moment. But at least Citi is sort of trying to compete with Amex in this dimension.

gato
gato

Got this for my Dividend card, but with a $25 statement credit. I might do it.

Burton
Burton

If I add P2 as authorized user is she still eligible for a signup bonus later on? Does this affect 5/24 for Chase? It looks like I can add minor children with no age requirement, so maybe that is the safer option.

Burton
Burton

FWIW I added a child as the AU, received but didn’t activate their card, spent 2k on my card, and already received the bonus.

Terry Davis
Terry Davis

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Ann
Ann

Not a good idea to try to run your own credit cards through your own merchant account, AFAIK. And there’s probably a better place somewhere around here for you to post about that, rather than this topic which seems pretty unrelated and where anyone looking for information about Paypal and merchant accounts is unlikely to find it.

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