AT&T Access More Changes
The Citi AT&T Access More card has been one of the more lucrative cards I have had the pleasure of carrying around the past couple of years. Truthfully I really don’t carry it around, but instead use it for online purchases in order to earn 3X ThankYou points.
Unfortunately the card is getting a bit less generous. As has been the trend lately, Citi sent out a notice to cardholders explaining that gift cards will be specifically excluded from the bonus categories. Rental and real estate payments are now excluded as well. Bye bye 3X Plastiq.
Here is what the notice says:
I can’t say this is a surprise given yesterday’s news of Visa cards being blocked at Plastiq for mortgage payments. While it remains to be seen how Citi will block gift cards from earning 3X, my guess is they may start not paying bonuses at websites that only sell gift cards. A tightening for sure.
What do you think about this? Are you sad to see the best mortgage/rent options going away or are you glad they are just making small changes so they can keep the larger 3X online bonus category?