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Citi has announced a promotion giving you a 30% bonus on transfers of ThankYou Points to Flying Blue. The promotion runs through August 29, 2018, and could be quite valuable especially if you plan on using your points for a Flying Blue Promo Award, which has some great destinations discounted by 50%.
- Transfers must be completed by 11:59 PM ET August 29, 2018
- Receive a 30% bonus on transfers
- Minimum transfer 1,000 Citi ThankYou points
- There is no limit on the number or amount of points you can transfer
- The transfer is hardcoded giving you 1,300 miles for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points transferred
Is It Worth It?
If you are looking at transferring points speculatively, it is not worth it — these promos come and go. However, if you have your eye on one a Flying Blue Promo Award, then this transfer bonus can be very lucrative. From September 1 through October 31, 2018, a round-trip from Washington to Paris in Premium Economy will set you back 42,000 Citi ThankYou points (54,600 miles after bonus). Alternatively, if you are already in Europe during the promotion travel window, a round-trip from Paris to Beijing in Premium Economy will set you back 56,000 Citi ThankYou points (72,800 miles after bonus).
It is not often that you get two promotions that dovetail nicely, but this month is an exception. Even though recently Flying Blue devalued their Promo Awards, regarding destinations and discount July's awards are some of the most generous we have seen in a while. Transferring points and getting a 30% bonus creates some significant added value.
Source: One Mile At A Time
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