I’ve often said that credit card welcome offers are one way to get a lot of miles in a short amount of time. I have also often said that you should not signup for a credit card just because some guy on the Internet says that you should! One pretty good bonus that has been going on is 80,000 ThankYou points for signing up for the Citi ThankYou Premier 80000 ThankYou point offer and spending $4,000 in the first 3 months of having the card. (SEE: Top credit card offers)
Keep in mind that according to the current rules and credit card signup best practices, you will not be approved to get the bonus ThankYou points if you’ve opened or gotten a new cardmember bonus on ANY of the ThankYou cards (Citi Prestige / Citi Premier / Citi Preferred / Citi Rewards +) in the past 24 months.
Where 80,000 Citi ThankYou points can take you
Citi ThankYou points are transferrable to a wide variety of partners. Here are 5 of my favorites
- Air France, for use on their monthly promo awards and cheap flights to Hawaii
- We’re looking at transferring our points to EVA Air to fly the Hello Kitty plane out to Taiwan.
- You can get a ton of value out of Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles program, and neither Chase nor Amex transfer there
- And of course, Singapore Airlines for either Suites Class or booking United awards to Hawaii at 40% off
- Wyndham Rewards points where I have gotten 3 cents per point value booking (at the Smoky Mountains condo pictured below)
And of course, you could use your 80,000 ThankYou points as “cash points” – good for $800 on a variety of travel and gift cards. This may not be the most optimal use of ThankYou points, but depending on your travel goals, can get you where you want to be (SEE: The folly and fallacy of using miles for economy travel)
Just don’t let me see you redeeming for THIS offer (even if you get 10% off)
3 other reasons to consider the Citi ThankYou Premier card
Here are 3 other reasons you might consider getting the Citi ThankYou Premier card
- 3X points on airfare, dining, gas, groceries, and hotels
- 1X points on all other purchases
- $100 annual hotel benefit – where you can get $100 off a single hotel stay of $500 or more
- No foreign transaction fees
- $95 annual fee
Where to get the Citi ThankYou Premier 80K offer
If you would like to support PWaC by signing up for the Citi ThankYou Premier card on our top offers page (You can find it under the “Featured cards” link / section).
If you’d like to support other sites, I would imagine most bloggers would have their own links. If you prefer your money and support go to Citibank executives and shareholders :-D, I’d imagine there are direct links on Citibank’s homepage.
Again, I repeat – please do not sign up for this card just because I (or anyone else) says so – do your own research and make your own decisions, but I think that this is a pretty good offer.
Are you planning on signing up for this Citi Premier 80K offer? Leave a note in the comments where you’re using your ThankYou points.
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