Citi ThankYou points can be used for a wide range of rewards including gift cards, debt payment, merchandise, travel, and cash back. Below are some Citi cards that get you extra points.
Citi ThankYou Preferred Card – You get one point for every dollar spent on anything. For entertainment and dining at restaurants, you get 2X points.
Citi Prestige Card – Apart from one point for every dollar spent and 2X points on entertainment and restaurant dining, you also get 3X points on hotels, airfare, and travel spends.
Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students – It is similar to the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card, and you get one point for every dollar spent on anything. Also, you get 2X points for entertainment and dining.
AT&T Access Card from Citi – You get one point for every dollar spent on anything. In addition to that, you get 2X points on travel websites, online purchases, and for services and products that you directly purchase from AT&T.
Get More Points
Customers of Citibank can get extra points by enrolling their checking accounts, setting up any qualifying bill payment, and by directly depositing money for each statement cycle. Rewards also depend on the monthly activities and account type.
Redeeming Citi Points
You can redeem Citi ThankYou points at the rate of 1 cent each or less. So you should try to get the maximum (that is 1 cent) for each point. You can use ThankYou points for student loans, mortgage, gift cards, rental certificates for Avis or SIXT, and charitable contributions, starting from 2,500 points to 10,000 points that amounts to $25 and $1000 respectively.
Choose gift cards and rental certificates carefully, as some may have lower redemption value; it would be better if you select one that gives 1 cent per point. Merchandise, cash, and statement credits get you value less than 1 cent for a point.
Transferring Citi Points
If you are not interested in any of the above option and if you have a lot of points then you can transfer them into different flier programs at a rate of 1:1. Airlines Asia Miles, Etihad Guest, EVA Air Infinity MileageLands, Flying Blue, Malaysia Airlines Enrich, Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flier, Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin America Elevate, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer have programs in partnership with Citi.