The Citi travel rewards program has added a new Citi ThankYou airline partner to it's list of airline & hotel points transfer partners. Citi ThankYou points are valuable and flexible because of the many airline partners in the program. The Citi ThankYou airline partners list growing with the addition of Avianca only makes the Citi ThankYou program even more flexible and valuable.
Cit ThankYou Airline Partners: Adds Avianca LifeMiles
Recently Citi added Avianca LifeMiles to the growing list of Citi ThankYou airline partners. This makes the Citi ThankYou travel rewards program even more flexible and valuable. There are various Citi ThankYou airline partners in the ThankYou rewards program. Here is a current list of the Citi ThankYou airline partners.
Citi ThankYou Airline Partners
- Air France / KLM Flying Blue
- Avianca LifeMiles
- Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Etihad Guest
- JetBlue TrueBlue (1,000 Citi ThankYou points = 500 TrueBlue points)
- Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
- Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
All Citi ThankYou airline partners shown above have a 1:1 points transfer rate, except for JetBlue TrueBlue. JetBlue has a 2:1 transfer rate (1000 ThankYou points transfers to 500 TrueBlue miles).
Citi ThankYou Hotel Partners
Hilton Honors is a Citi ThankYou hotel partner, but only until December 2017. Citi is ending it's partnership with Hilton as a result of Hilton going exclusively with American Express as it's issuer of Hilton Honors credit cards. Until December 17 you can get 1500 Hilton Honors points for every 1000 Citi ThankYou points.
Citi ThankYou Retail Partners
Sears Shop Your Way loyalty program is a Citi ThankYou retail partner. You can transfer your ThankYou points into the Shop Your Way program. 1 ThankYou point is worth 12 Shop Your Way points.
Other Ways To Redeem Citi ThankYou Points
You can also redeem Citi ThankYou points for Gift Cards (apparel, department stores, restaurants, sporting goods...) and Merchandise (bags & luggage, cameras, computers, electronics...).
The best way to get the most out of your Citi ThankYou points would be to transfer them to airline partners for free travel rewards.
Citi ThankYou Credit Cards
There are 3 Citi ThankYou credit cards that give you bonus ThankYou points (sometimes) &/or opportunities to earn ThankYou points by using the cards. The 3 cards are the Citi Prestige Card ($450 annual fee), Citi ThankYou Premier Card ($95 annual fee), and the Citi ThankYou Preferred card (no annual fee).
Citi recently has had special bonus offers on 2 of their Citi ThankYou cards, the Citi Prestige Card 75,000 points offer, and the Citi Premier Card 50,000 points offer:
At the time of this post the Citi Prestige Card 75,000 points offer is still available, while the Citi Premier Card 50,000 points offer is dead.
Citi also has a 3rd card that you can earn Citi ThankYou points. The Citi ThankYou Preferred card is a no annual fee card with no signup bonus for ThankYou points. You can earn 2x points on dining and entertainment and 1x points on all other purchases. Citi ThankYou Preferred Card More Info. & Application Link
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