Citi Premier Boosts Bonus to 80,000 Points (Limited Time)

Sara RathnerJul 8, 2021
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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.

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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

Bonus offer

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

As of July 2021, the Citi Prestige® Card is no longer listed on the issuer's website.

Rewards

  • 2x points on supermarkets and gas stations for the 1st $6k per year (1x points after that)

  • 1x points on everything else

  • 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels

  • 1x points on all other purchases

  • 5x points on restaurants and air travel

  • 3x points on hotels and cruise lines

  • 1x points on everything else

Other perks

  • Points round up to the nearest 10 on every purchase

  • 10% points back for the first 100,000 points redeemed per year

  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit

  • 4th night free hotel benefit (2x per year)

  • $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck every 5 years

  • $250 annual travel credit

  • Priority Pass lounge access

Annual fee

$0

$95

$495

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®.

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