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Citi Offers $665 Travel Sign-Up Bonus

You must spend $2,000 in the first two months.Citi is offering a great sign-up bonus — $665 in travel rewards — on its ThankYou Premier Card. But this is a limited-time offer set to expire June 30.

Sign up for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card and you’ll earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou points if you spend $2,000 during the first three months.

You can redeem the points on a variety of things, but its best value comes in gift cards or for travel through Citi.

You can earn $500 in gift cards from any merchant or you can choose to receive $665 in travel rewards when you book through Citi.

This is even better than the Chase sign-up bonus I wrote about in May.

Also included with the Citi ThankYou Premier Card is a solid rewards program, offering cardholders 1.2 ThankYou points for every dollar spent at gas stations, drug stores, supermarkets, on commuter transportation or for parking.

Every other dollar spent will earn one ThankYou point, and every year you renew the Citi ThankYou Premier Card, you’ll receive an anniversary bonus of up to 5%.

Say for example, you earned 100,000 ThankYou points and the bonus was 3%, you’d earn an additional 3,000 points. There’s no cap on the amount of points you can earn and points never expire.

The purchase APR on the Citi ThankYou is a variable 13.99% to 21.99% (prime rate plus 10.74% to 18.74%) depending on your credit history.

Knowing that the APR’s are on the high side, make sure you pay your balance off in full each and every month.

Unfortunately, there is a hefty annual fee of $125 to own this card, but considering the upfront bonus and ongoing rewards program, now is as good a time as ever to give the Citi ThankYou Premier a test drive.

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  1. Mike at Bankaholic said:
    on July 7th at 09:44 am

    Citi has extended the deadline on this deal indefinitely. See our lastest post on cash-back credit card offers.

  2. Sam said:
    on July 7th at 06:07 pm

    @ Mike – Citi Thank you Premier Card – Why is it that this offer seems to show up all over internet blogs but Citibank has not heard of it. I’ve called and visited Citi’s website to inquire as well as their branches and they haven’t heard of the $665 offer. They do have a $200 offer advertised for this exact card. I question the validity of this $665 especially if Citi cannot confirm it!

  3. Sam said:
    on July 7th at 06:11 pm

    The Citi ThankYou Premier card link in your article takes me to the application page where the URL still shows JUN2011? Is this offer an invitation only offer since Citi’s own website does not advertise this promotion under their Thank you credit cards?

  4. Mike at Bankaholic said:
    on July 8th at 08:53 am

    Citi initially offered this deal through the end of June, but I’ve been told it’s been extended indefinitely.