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Citi Prestige Changes & New Offer
Following a lot of noise last week, the Citi Prestige went through some changes. The official offer died through the affiliate channels a few days ago, however the 50K offer had still been on the Citi website until today. Now, they have updated website and here is the new offer.
The older offer was 50,000 points after $3K spend so basically they lowered the bonus by 10,000 points and raised the spending requirement by $1K. Not a huge deal either way I suppose, but it does alter the first year value of the card. (Which I still think is worth it the first year given the airfare credit.)
Update: There is still a working link for the old 50K offer.
Admiral’s Club Access
The big change that we learned of this week is the loss of Admiral’s Club access with this card in July, 2017. While it isn’t evident if new applicants will get Admiral’s Club access until then, access is missing as a benefit from the application page. Instead, the only mention of lounge access goes to Priority Pass. Since the card itself gives access, my guess is new cardmembers will get access until next year, but you would have to confirm with Citi.
Other Things Being Removed
Thanks to the Travel Hacking 101 Facebook Group, I have now learned the following benefits will also be removed as of 7/23/2017:
- 1.6 cents per point redemptions for American Airlines.
- All airline mileage redemptions will be 1.25 cents instead of 1.33 cents.
- The golf benefit is being removed.
- 4th night free will be based on the average nightly rate and taxes are no longer included.
Things Remaining the Same
All of the following benefits remain the same:
- 3X on air and hotels
- 2X on dining and entertainment
- No foreign transaction fees
- 4th night free on bookings through Citi Concierge
- $250 airline credit each calendar year
- $100 global entry credit
In other words, the bonus went down 10K, the spend requirement went up $1K and the card lost Admiral’s Club access starting in July, 2017. I still think this card is worth it the first year (and beyond that for many), but hopefully those of you who are immediately interested were able to get it before these changes.
You can find the new offer directly on the Citi website.
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