Citi is letting user move their ThankYou points to any of their partners, although with certain limitations. This has been on since March, and customers holding Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, Citi Prestige, and Citi Chairman have been eligible to transfer their points to airline partners. Also, it is possible to combine points between different accounts.
As it stands, you can now get a Citi credit card that earns ThankYou Points; then go get a Premier, Prestige, or Chairman card; then combine these to transfer the ThankYou Points to the airline partner. So you would still earn the base points, while being able to have them in an account with the best Frequent Flyer options.
It is also possible to move Citi Thank You Points to the Hilton HHonors loyalty program, on the where the conversion gets you 1,500 HHonors points for every 1,000 ThankYou Points. This can be done online or over the phone, and for zero fees. The only catch is that you need 1,000 Citi Thank You Points to be able to transfer, and that is also the smallest transferrable increment.
Compared to the transfer program from Chase, it is still not as appealing. With Ultimate Rewards, you can transfer on a 1:1 ratio. Chase also gives a good mix of travel and hotel options when it comes to redeeming. Then there is also the fact that you can transfer points to popular domestic carriers, which lots of people want to be able to do.
All said, it is good to have more choices on spending Citi points. If you are an experienced travel hacker, there is a horde of ways to squeeze out the value by choosing partners carefully. And at the end of day if you have a balance in one of these accounts that looks like it’s useless in the near term, you could just sell to YYZ Miles for a neat payout.
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