Citi Premier Rolls Out 3X Early / Prestige Offers 5X on Online Purchases
Citi has just rolled out a few changes to their ThankYou earning premium card lineup to enhance the offerings during these difficult times.
Citi is rolling our the new 3X bonus categories early.
Expedited to June 2, 2020 (originally slated to start August 23, 2020), in addition to the categories in which existing Citi Premier cardholders currently earn additional points, cardholders will earn:
- 3 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on supermarket purchases (instead of 1 point per $1 spent)
- 3 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on restaurant purchases, including takeout and curbside pickup (instead of 2 points per $1 spent)
Read our full analysis of the changes coming to the Citi Premier card. It’s nice that the new benefits have been launched sooner, just keep in mind we lose some later on…
Citi Prestige cardholders will get 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on all online purchases up to 7,500 points, through August 31, 2020.
Examples of eligible purchases include:
- Retailer website orders
- Online grocery orders
- Online drugstore orders
Note this means you can spend $1,500 total during this time in which you’ll receive the bonus points.
Personally I am likely to just grab a $1,500 Amazon gift card since that is 95% of my purchases these days, but if you are buying from a variety of online retailers, this should be easy enough.
Keep in mind that, in addition to Travel purchases, purchases made with a Citi Prestige Card at Supermarkets and Restaurants (including takeout) will also count toward the “Expanded $250 Travel Credit” benefit between May 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
It’s nice to see issuers continuing to step up benefits on their premium cards to make up for the travel benefits we can’t currently use.
You can find credit cards that best match your spending habits and bonus categories at Your Best Credit Cards.
New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.