Citi ThankYou® Rewards Adds New Transfer Partners JetBlue and Sears

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Citi ThankYou® Rewards has added JetBlue’s TrueBlue and Sears Shop Your Way® as transfer partners. And in a first for Citibank’s rewards program, JetBlue has been added as a tiered transfer partner with different transfer rates for different cardholders.

For the first time, Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card cardholders can transfer points to a transfer partner, although at a reduced rate.

As of September 2018: For Citi® ThankYou® Premier Card, Citi Prestige® and Citi Chairman® cardmember point transfers to TrueBlue, 1,000 Points = 1,000 TrueBlue points. For Citi ThankYou Preferred or Citi Forward cardmember point transfers to TrueBlue, 1,000 Points = 800 TrueBlue points

Citi ThankYou Points Transfer to JetBlue 1 to 1

In our recent guide on Citi ThankYou points basics, we touched on ThankYou Rewards transfer partners. With the addition of JetBlue and Sears, Citi now has 15 transfer partners the majority of which transfer at a 1:1 ratio.

Citi Transfer PartnerTransfer RatioTransfer Time (based on our experience)
Asia Miles1:11 business day
Avianca LifeMiles1:1Instant
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands1:11 business day
Etihad Guest1:16 business days
Flying Blue
1:1Instant
Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer1:12 business days
Jet Airways JetPrivilege1:1Instant
JetBlue TrueBlue1:1Instant
Malaysia Airlines Enrich1:12 business days
Qantas Frequent Flyer1:12 business days
Qatar Airways Privilege Club1:12 business days
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1:12 business days
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus1:15 business days
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles1:12 business days
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1:1Instant
Sears Shop Your Way®1:12Unknown

JetBlue and Sears Join Citi ThankYou Rewards As Transfer Partners

Transfer ThankYou Points to TrueBlue

The loyalty program for JetBlue based out of New York, TrueBlue is a revenue-based rewards program with a great Mint Class premium cabin, fantastic co-branded cards like the JetBlue Plus Card.

JetBlue is already known for their award-winning service, 10″ HDTV screens, high-speed broadband in-flight internet, and free snacks. For a rundown on the details of JetBlue and where to find value, read our intro to the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program.

ThankYou points will transfer to JetBlue at 1,000 ThankYou Points = 1,000 TrueBlue points if you hold:

ThankYou points will transfer to JetBlue at 1,000 ThankYou Points = 500 TrueBlue points if you hold:

Transfer ThankYou Points to Sears Shop Your Way®

Citi adds Sears as a transfer partner

Shop Your Way is the loyalty program for Sears and Kmart. Earn points for qualifying in-store and online purchases at Sears and Kmart stores. Shop Your Way points are worth 0.1¢ per point when redeemed in Sears and Kmart stores so each ThankYou point is 1.2¢ once transferred.

Not the best value you can achieve for ThankYou points but pretty solid for a retail shopping redemption, particularly if the item you buy is discounted.

ThankYou points will transfer to Sears at 1 ThankYou Point = 12 Shop Your Way points

Final Thoughts

Does it make sense to transfer Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue or Sears? There are few, but indeed some possible reasons to consider it. Sears could be appealing under certain circumstances, especially as the Christmas season approaches.

If you want to build a balance of TrueBlue points, you might be better off applying for the JetBlue Plus Card, which earns 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and earns 6X points on JetBlue purchases.

While receiving 1.2¢ when transferring to Sears Shop Your Way isn’t what we would consider an ideal use of your ThankYou points; it does offer a cost-effective way of gathering those last few Christmas gifts using points at a fair rate for retail redemption.

Citi ThankYou® Rewards Adds New Transfer Partners JetBlue and Sears
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