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Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (meaning that people keep asking me!) about the new ability to transfer your earnings from the Citi Double Cash credit card over to Citi ThankYou points

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Citi Double Cash
If I have the Citi Double Cash credit card now, of if I get it, can I now transfer those points to ThankYou Points?

Yes! Meaning you can earn 2 ThankYou points per dollar for purchases not in any bonus category. But having the Citi Double Cash card alone will not get you much for those ThankYou points. Namely, you would only be able to convert to gift cards and the like, which you should never do, or convert to JetBlue with a paltry 0.8 True Blue for 1 ThankYou point ratio.

 

How do I unlock transfers to ThankYou partner airlines from my Citi Double Cash card?

You need to carry a Citi Premier, Citi Prestige, or (no longer available) Citi Chairman credit card. Assuming you have one of these cards, converted points can be transferred anywhere that your Prestige/Premier/Chairman-earned ThankYou points can at a rate of 1:1.

 

If I also have the Citi Rewards+, will I also get the 10% rebate on spent ThankYou points once redeemed?

Yes. Generally, you get the benefits of all cards linked together in your ThankYou account.

 

If I also have the Citi Premier, will I also get the ability to redeem via the portal at a rate of 1.25 cents per thankYou point?

Same as above. Generally, you get the benefits of all cards linked together in your ThankYou account, for the best of all benefits.

 

Will the Citi Double Cash become another linked ThankYou account in my profile?

It should! That is what you want. There’s no reason to keep your ThankYou accounts separate as that will only create confusion. Refer to this article on how to link your Double Cash account to your ThankYou account.

 

Where can I transfer my Citi Double Cash points?

You can still simply redeem for cash back. This keeps it a simple 2% cash back credit card. Else you can, with only this card, transfer to JetBlue at a rate of 0.8 JetBlue TrueBlue points per $1 in cash back earned.
But if you also hold a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige card (or a legacy Chairman card), you will be able to transfer to all available Citi ThankYou transfer partners.

These currently include:

Air France
Avianca
Cathay pacific
Etihad Guest
EVA Air
Garuda Indonesia
Jet Airways
JetBlue
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Qatar
Singapore Airlines
Thai
Turkish Airlines
Virgin Atlantic

 

At what rate can I transfer my ThankYou Points to airlines?

If you hold only the Double Cash card, it’s 0.8 True Blue for 1 Citi Double Cash point.
Assuming you hold a Citi Premier or Prestige, the transfer rate is 1:1 to all partners.

 

Can I transfer my Citi Double Cash points to someone else?

I do not believe that you can.

 

When do Double Cash “points” expire?

12 months from when you last made a purchase with your Double Cash card. Since you have to “convert” these points to standard ThankYou points, there would be no reason to do this unless you were going to use the points. That said, once moved to your ThankYou account, they should never expire. At least that is what it is showing in my account. Remember that closing Citi cards can affect the expiration dates for the points earned on the closed card(s), however. In that case points expire in 60 days.

 

Does this create a Citi Trifecta?

It sure does. Maybe even a quadfecta. Read more about making a Citi Trifecta or Quadfecta here.

 

Do you have any other questions? Let me know below and I’ll add to the FAQ.

Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

3 COMMENTS

    • Are we talking from ONLY a DC? We’d need someone with a DC and no other cards to see. But when I initially converted from DC to points, that wasn’t an option.

      Sure, once you combine to your general pool they are (likely) transferable.

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