Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Citibank

Evaluating my credit card portfolio - Citibank

Since my pursuit of points and miles has resulted in many open credit card accounts, I recently began a top-to-bottom review of my overall credit card portfolio. In today's entry in the series covering this review, I will consider the Citi card products I hold.

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Citi Prestige updates, targeted offer

Citi announced changes to the Cit Prestige Card that took effect on July 23. Most of the changes are fairly minor and carry neither value nor detriment to me. Citi also has a targeted offer for adding an authorized user to the account, but I find little compelling about this promotion.

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Deciding on my next points and miles credit card

Recently, I signed up for the American Express Starwood Business Card and am close to earning the full signup bonus. So I am in search of my next points and miles card. At the moment, there are some attractive offers from American Express and Citibank.

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American Express to become exclusive issuer of Hilton branded cards

Hilton is one one of a few hotel and airline companies that have agreements with multiple banks for affinity credit cards. Currently, both American Express and Citibank issue Hilton-branded cards, but that will soon change. Hilton announced this week that it would enter into an exclusive agreement with Amex.

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Barclay AAdvantage Aviator vs. Citi/AAdvantage Platinum: Which to keep?

With the annual fee due on both my Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard and Citi/AAdvantage Platinum Select Card later this month, I need to evaluate which of the two cards - if either - I will keep.

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Citi ThankYou Premier signup bonus drops to 40K #AntiClimatic

In what was a pretty anti-climatic announcement despite breathless hype in the points and miles blogging community, Citibank has dropped the signup bonus of the well-regarded Citi ThankYou Premier Card to 40,000 ThankYou Points. The spending requirement of $3,000 in three months is unchanged.

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What that new credit card with a chip means for you

Recently, U.S. banks have been issuing EMV chip-enabled credit cards. This is not strictly a travel issue, but, because I cover reward credit cards and because there are definite advantages to EMV cards for Americans traveling overseas, I feel compelled to touch on this shift. Today I offer a primer on the background of this change and how the new cards will impact and benefit you, the user. 

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Just signed up for the 60,000 point Citi ThankYou Premier card

Citibank is offering 60,000 bonus Thank You points on the Citi Thank You Premier card if you spend $3,500 in the first three months of holding the card. This is higher than their normal 50,000 bonus point offer so take advantage while you can!

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