For a limited time, new Citi Premier® Card card holders can earn an elevated sign-up bonus: Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Depending on how you redeem, it can be up to $800 in value.
Otherwise, the features of the $95-annual-fee Citi Premier® Card remain the same. You’ll earn:
3 points per $1 spent at restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations, as well as on air travel and hotels.
1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
You can also get $100 off a single hotel stay costing $500 or more (not including taxes and fees) each calendar year when you book through Thankyou.com.
ThankYou Points can be redeemed in a variety of ways:
Redeem for travel booked through Citi at a value of 1 cent per point (previously, you could redeem for travel for 1.25 cents per point).
Redeem for cash back at a value of 1 cent per point.
Redeem for gift card purchases, bill payments and more. For many redemptions, points are worth 1 cent each.
Transfer to one of Citi's partners at a 1:1 ratio.
Shop with points at participating online merchants.
Here’s how the Citi Premier® Card compares to Citi’s other travel cards:
Citi Rewards+® Card
Citi Premier® Card
Citi Prestige® Card
Earn 15,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in purchases with your card within 3 months of account opening; redeemable for $150 in gift cards at thankyou.com.
Earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
The Citi Premier® Card's bonus is a 33% increase from 60,000 ThankYou Points. But it still comes up short compared to the elevated bonus offer of its mid-tier travel credit card competitor, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.