Published on March 3rd, 2019 | by William Charles39
[Targeted] Citi Checking Bonus Up To 60,000 Citi ThankYou Points
Update 2/28/19: Deal is back and valid until March 31st, 2019. Hat tip to DDG
Offer is back and valid until September 30th, 2018. Hat tip to DDG
Offer at a glance
- Maximum bonus amount: $700
- Availability: Nationwide but targeted
- Direct deposit required: No
- Additional requirements: See below
- Hard/soft pull: Soft pull
- ChexSystems: Yes
- Credit card funding: None
- Monthly fees: $30, avoidable
- Early account termination fee: None
- Household limit: None
- Expiration date:
June 30th, 2018 September 30th, 2018March 31st, 2019
No direct link, offer sent out via snail mail
- Citi has sent out an offer for up to 60,000 Citi ThankYou points when you open a new new regular checking account. The bonus you receive depends on what account package you open:
- 60,000 Citi ThankYou points. Open a Citigold Account Package and make $1,000 in debit card purchases and pay one or more bills for two consecutive months
- 50,000 Citi ThankYou points. Open a Citi Priority Account Package and make $750 in debit card purchases and pay one or more bills for two consecutive months
- 30,000 Citi ThankYou points. Open a Citibank Account Package and make $375 in debit card purchases and pay one or more bills for two consecutive months
- 10,000 Citi ThankYou points. Open a Citi Priority Account Package and make $125 in debit card purchases and pay one or more bills for two consecutive months
The Fine Print
- Valid until June 30th, 2018
- All bank account bonuses are treated as income/interest and as such you have to pay taxes on them
Citigold Account Package (60,000 Point bonus)
This account has no monthly fee but you need an average monthly balance of $200,000 to be eligible.
Citi Priority Account Package $30 Monthly Fee (50,000 point bonus)
- The Citi Account Package has a monthly fee of $30, this is waived if you maintain a combined average monthly balance of $50,000 or more in eligible linked deposits, retirement and investment balances. There is no early account termination fee for this account.
Citi Account Package $25 Monthly Fee (30,000 point bonus)
- The Citibank Account Package needs $10,000 in combined average monthly balances to remain fee free. Otherwise, there is a $25 monthly fee.
Early Termination Fee
In the past, Citi has not charged any ETF, and none is mentioned for this offer.
So there are several variations of this offer, the public bonus is offering $400/$600 and that matches the 30,000/50,000 point offers advertised here. There is also the same offer but for American Airline miles. The 60,000 point bonus isn’t worth considering due to the fact you need to have $200,000 deposited to keep it fee free. This offer is better than the public bonus if you value Citi ThankYou points (1.33¢ per point for the 30,000/$300 mile deal or 1.2¢ per point for the 50,000/$600 deal). Keep in mind these accounts both reduce the annual fee on the Citi Prestige by $100 as well (citigold and citipriority). We won’t be adding this to the list of the best checking bonuses because it’s targeted.
Hat tip to obiwanginobili
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