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Thankyou points from Citi Premier Credit Card
I have about ~100K Thankyou (TY) points from Citi Premier credit card. Since an annual fee for the CC is coming up and I no longer put my spending on the credit card, I am thinking of canceling the CC.
(1) Is there any no fee Citi credit card to which I can transfer my TY points?
(2) Is there any good partner Airline/Hotel programs to which I can transfer the TY points?
FYI, I don’t have any immediate use for the TY points on airline rewards.
Thank you in advance.
There is not a no-fee card that earns TY points.
These are their airline transfer partners: Air France/KLM, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Jet Airways, JetBlue, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic.
The problem is that with most of these programs the miles expire after 3 years, even if there’s activity in your account. Exceptions: JetBlue miles never expire, Qantas miles will not expire if you have activity in your account every 18 months (similar to what AA does) and with AF/KLM you must have a paid flight every 20 months.
Hotel-wise the only option is Hilton at 1 TY = 1.5 HH. Ben values TYP at 1.7 cents each and HH points at .4 cents each so that’s a terrible value.
If you live in a city served by JetBlue that might be the way to go. If not, I’d consider hanging on to the card for another year.
MidSouth Skier, thanks for your quick response.
Since there is quite limited redemption opportunity, I may try to use TYP for booking hotels directly through Citi TPY portal. (I need to book a few nights of hotel rooms in London in July).
I know you mentioned you are not putting any spend in the card anymore, but have you considered calling the retention line to see what offers they might be able to give you? They offered me $95 credit(to offset the annual fee) if i spend $500 in 3 months.
Thanks for the info. Good idea, I will call the retention to see if can have my annual fee waived for some minimal spending as well.