Citi Thank You points just got a whole lot more valuable.
Anyone who still has big points balances with the program is certainly rejoicing.
Holders of Citi Thank You Premier, Prestige, and Chairman cards can transfer their points now to:
- Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles
- EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Etihad Guest
- Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Hilton HHonors
In a followup on the specific transfer partners, I noted the best Thank You signup bonus currently. I’ll highlight it here.
The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card currently has a 50,000 point signup bonus:
- 20,000 points after $2000 in purchases within the first 3 months
- 30,000 points after another $3000 in purchases within the first 3 months of the second year as a cardmember
- Earns 3 points per dollar on dining and entertainment and 2 points per dollar on airfare and hotels.
- No foreign transaction fees
- First year annual fee waived, $125 after that
This is the best current offer that I know, and a source of transferable points-to-miles from an issuer that didn’t already have those.
As such, one interesting option is transferring points to Singapore Airlines. You can get cards from American Express (Starwood Preferred Guest, Membership Rewards) and Chase (Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, Ink Bold) whose points transfer to Singapore. And now you can build up Singapore miles with points from another issuer.
And those points are really useful for Singapore Airlines flights (much better availability with their miles) and also for US domestic travel (with no fuel surcharges).
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