Shout out to MileValue for nudging me over the edge when I was wavering about whether to apply for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card after receiving the Fry’s VIP Citi Prestige Card only a few days ago. Many had written that the Citi Prestige’s 50k ThankYou points should be redeemed for $800 on American Airlines. At the time, I was the only one advocating holding out for more ThankYou offers which can be used on a growing alliance of transfer partners that I detailed in this post.
Well it didn’t take long for my premonition to become a reality. Citi upped its Citi ThankYou offer from 30k to 50k meaning those who apply and are approved for both will have well over 100k points to enjoy.*
*Note per the article: You can be approved for no more than one Citi credit card application in 8 days and no more than two applications in 65 days.
What will I do? My initial thought is to hoard them and apply for the Citi ThankYou Business offer in 65+ days while simultaneously learning more about the transfer partners. My other thought is to meet the min spend ASAP then book a flight on SQ A380 stopping in Frankfurt on the way to Singapore in order to get two new pairs of Givenchy pajamas as mine are a little worn from overuse.