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Through July 31, you can earn a 25% bonus when you transfer your points from Citi ThankYou Rewards and select hotel programs to Etihad Guest. Typically, these transfer bonuses are processed by the credit card issuer’s program, but this time it’s Etihad tacking on the extra miles. Bonus miles are expected to post by the middle of August, regardless of when you begin the transfer.

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Your best bet is to transfer points from Citi ThankYou Rewards earned with cards like the Citi Prestige and ThankYou Premier, since those transfer to Etihad at a 1:1 ratio, but you can also transfer hotel points at the following rates:

  • Accor Hotels – 2:1
  • Hilton HHonors – 10:1
  • Hyatt Gold Passport – 2.5:1
  • IHG Rewards Club – 5:1
  • Marriott Rewards – 10:1.5
  • Club Carlson – 10:1
Theses Citi points transfers are eligible.
All of the above Citi points transfers are eligible.

TPG values Citi points at 1.6 cents each and Etihad Guest miles at 1.4 cents each, but you can get much more value out of them than that by booking award flights with Etihad’s partners.

Will you be transferring Citi points to Etihad?

Citi Prestige® Card

While Citi announced some negative changes to this card back in July — including a lower sign-up bonus, the elimination of Admirals Club access and the end of the free rounds of golf benefit — one of its most valuable perks still remains, which is the 4th Night Free perk.  This benefit alone can save you thousands of dollars a year if you use it to its full advantage.

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  • $250 Air Travel Credit each year, and receive a statement credit, up to $100 every 5 years, as reimbursement for your application fee for Global Entry or TSA Pre √®
  • 4th night hotel benefit for any hotel stay at hotels booked through the Citi Prestige® Concierge
  • Earn 40,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
  • Points are redeemable for a $532 flight on any airline or $400 in gift cards.
  • Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
  • Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
  • 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
15.74%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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