Citi’s No Annual Fee Cards and the Strategy Behind How to Get Them

Whether you’re looking to reduce your annual fees or boost your ThankYou points earnings, Citi offers two excellent no-annual-fee cards that can add thousands of extra points to your balance every year. But there’s a strategy to getting them without locking yourself out of getting another sign-up bonus in the next 24 months. Here’s what you need to know.

Who is Eligible to Get a Bonus on the Citi Premier Card?

Are you eligible for the record-high 80,000-point bonus on the Citi Premier® Card? Like many card issuers, Citi implements a few policies that limit who can earn a lucrative welcome bonus. In this post, we’ll break down all the rules you need to know before applying for a ThankYou Rewards card.

All-Time High 80k Offer for Citi Premier Card

Citi recently launched a best-ever 80,000-point offer on the Citi Premier® Card for new cardholders! This card is often overlooked, but it can deliver huge value that makes it easy to justify its modest annual fee. You’ll earn 3X points at hotels, restaurants, gas stations, supermarkets, and on airfare. Plus, if you take advantage of the new $100 annual hotel credit, this card pays for itself!

Big Changes Announced for the Citi Premier Card

Citi just announced a major revamp of the Citi Premier. Among the new features are raised earning rates for restaurants and groceries as well as a new $100 hotel credit. In this post, we’re digging into the new card benefits to see if the value proposition has improved or gotten worse.

Citi Cutting Key Benefits on September 22, 2019

On September 22, 2019, Citi is cutting key travel and purchase protection benefits across its entire range of rewards cards. In this post, we revisit some of Citi’s most popular card benefits, and detail the best alternative cards and card issuers for each one.

Citi Sending Out Bonus Spend Reminders

A few weeks ago my brother was approved for a Citi Premier® Card. He was away when the card came in the mail and took him a couple of weeks to finally activate the card. He’ll meet his minimum spend requirement without issue, but today he received an email from Citi reminding him about his bonus and timeline to meet the spend requirement to receive that bonus.