Citi ThankYou<sup>®</sup> Rewards Adds New Transfer Partners JetBlue and Sears Citi ThankYou<sup>®</sup> Rewards Adds New Transfer Partners JetBlue and Sears

Citi ThankYou® Rewards Adds New Transfer Partners JetBlue and Sears

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Update: Since JetBlue TrueBlue and Sears Shop Your Way were originally announced as Citi transfer partners, Citi has made several changes. See our full guide to Citi transfer partners for the most up-to-date information.

We are maintaining our original post below for historical reference.

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 Premier® Card, Citi Prestige® Card and Citi Chairman® Card cardmember point transfers to TrueBlue, 1,000 Points = 1,000 TrueBlue points. For 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. Citi now has 18 transfer partners the majority of which transfer at a 1:1 ratio.

Citi Transfer PartnerTransfer RatioTransfer Times
Aeromexico Rewards1:1Up to 6 days
Accor Live Limitless2:1Unknown
Avianca LifeMiles1:1Instant
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles1:1Instant
Choice Privileges1:2Unknown
Emirates Skywards1:1Unknown
Etihad Guest1:11 hour
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands1:12 days
Air France/KLM Flying Blue
JetBlue TrueBlue1:1Instant
Qantas Frequent Flyer1:11 day
Qatar Airways Privilege Club1:11 day
Sears Shop Your Way®1:12Unknown
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer1:11 day
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus1:13 days - 7 days
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles1:1Instant
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club1:1Instant

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:

  • Citi Premier® Card
  • Citi Prestige® Card (Card no longer accepting applications)
  • Citi Chairman® Card (Card no longer accepting applications)

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

  • Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card (Card no longer accepting applications)
  • Citi Forward® Card (Card no longer accepting applications)

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.

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.

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