Update: This offer for the Citi Premier℠ Card has expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
Since the beginning of August, we’ve seen a best-ever welcome bonus of 60,000 points on the Citi Premier℠ Card. This is a significant increase over the regular welcome bonus. Rumors around the internet have suggested that this offer is ending tomorrow, October 11, 2018, so if you’ve been waiting to apply, I’d highly recommend doing so in the coming hours.
What makes the Citi Premier℠ Card so great?
- The card is offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within three months
- The card has a $95 annual fee, which is waived for the first year
- The card offers triple points on travel and gas, and double points on dining and entertainment
- Points can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio to a bunch of airline partners, or be redeemed for 1.25 cents each towards the cost of an airfare purchase
Transfer Citi points to KrisFlyer for redemptions in Singapore Airlines business class
What it boils down to is that the welcome bonus is worth a minimum of $750 towards airfare, which is great. But that’s not even how I’d use the points, since you can get a lot more value by transferring points to partner airlines and redeeming towards a premium cabin ticket. I’ve argued that the value of ThankYou points has actually increased lately, which is rare.
There are so many great reasons to get the Citi Premier℠ Card, so if you’ve been holding off I’d recommend applying in the coming days to be sure you can get this great bonus. This card is also a great alternative or complement to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.