In the latest monthly evaluation of TPG, Citi ThankYou points are listed at 1.6 cents per point. Citi has introduced many offers to improve the program, but it is still behind Chase Ultimate Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and American Express Membership Rewards. However, there are many ways to sell Citi Thank You points, and some of the most efficient redemption options are explained below.
Citi allow users to redeem their points through many retail merchandise, but like the case of many of the merchandise redemption options, this is the worst one among the options. Nevertheless, Citi offers a unique ability to order things from Best Buy and collect them instantly at a local Best Buy store. This is very convenient, but you will get only less than a cent for each point you use this way.
You can also sell Citi Thank You points for Best Buy gift cards at one cent per point, and it is a relatively good option. Shopping at Live Nation or Amazon is also not efficient, as they offer only a poor 0.8 cents per point.
ThankYou Travel Center
Prestige and non-Premier cardholders have the option to redeem points for travel from the ThankYou Travel Center at an economic rate of one cent per point. The flight tickets booked with Citi ThankYou points are treated as revenue fares, which means that you can also earn miles for flying.
Premier cardholders have the option to redeem points for travel at 1.25 cents per point, where Prestige card holders are allowed to redeem points at 1.6 cents per point for American Airlines, or at 1.33 cents for other hotel, air, car, or cruise bookings.
Users who do not have Prestige or Premier cards can get 1 cent per point maximum value by redeeming for travel and store gift cards. Many restaurants, travel companies, and retail stores also offer gift cards for Citi ThankYou points that start at 2,500 points.