This morning we reported on a rumor that Citi was bringing in a set of new benefits to the Prestige card, however the details were somewhat vague. But, now we have confirmation that most of these are true. The card will be opened up to new applicants again sometime in January 2019 and will feature the following benefits.
Today US Credit Card Guide reported some of their readers saying they had talked with Citi Prestige reps on the phone and were told some new benefits are coming to the card. Here are the rumored benefits:
There is a new credit card in town. Air France KLM has teamed up with Bank of America to release their first ever credit card in North America. Although you can transfer Chase, Citi, Marriott and Amex points to Flying Blue (the joint loyalty program of these two airlines) this is the first and only credit card in the US that earns their points directly.
If you are a Hilton Hhonors member, look out for this email in your inbox. Hilton is offering a $50 credit towards hotel charges, excluding the room rate and taxes etc… So that means you will be able to use the $50 credit for room service, breakfast or restaurant charges, spa treatment or resort activities etc… You have to book through the link in your email, which will take you to a special landing page for this deal.
Chase has just made the 60k sign up bonus for the Sapphire Banking account available online. The bonus has actually been available in branch since the beginning of october. Customers who either open a new account or upgrade an existing Chase account can get the bonus, but there are a few requirements, which we will talk about in this post.
Amex offers are one of my favorite features of American Express cards. These offers can be added to your card in your Amex online account and typically refund a certain amount of money at a certain store if you spend over a certain amount. For example spend $50 at X store, get $10 back. This obviously benefits Amex and these stores, because it serves as advertising for them, shop there once with an Amex offer and you may like it so much you continue to shop there! But still, wise consumers can save a lot of money by maximizing Amex offers.
We reported recently on the 60k sign up bonus on the Citi ThankYou Premier card ending on Ocotober 11th 2018. This was the official end date for the offer, but it seems now Citi has extended that offer, with no end date currently listed on their website.
The new American Express Gold card provides a $120 per year dining credit that is dished out in $10 installments each month. The credit is valid towards the bill at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack and towards spending on food delivery services Grubhub and Seamless. However you do need to enroll in the credit through the card benefits page in your online account.
If you have been surfing social media websites recently, you may have come across an ad for Finn by Chase, an online/mobile banking service with an upbeat lively tone that Chase themselves describes as : “Your classic bank account, with shiny, new tools to help you take control of your money.”
American Express has expanded its referral program to include referral options for cards that you don’t actually have. Amex will now let you refer friends and family to any card in the series of cards that you have one of, to the business version of a card you have, or in some cases, even to other cards you have no link to.