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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Prestige Card

We’ve long extolled the benefits of the Citi Prestige Card; in fact, it won our Amex Platinum vs. Visa Black Card vs. Citi Prestige showdown, coming up the winner or runner-up in almost every category. And now there’s even more reason to love this card — because who doesn’t like additional discounts?

Citi Prestige 4th Night Free For AAA, AARP, Military Rates
You can use AAA, AARP and military discounts and still get the 4th night free with Citi Prestige.

For a long time, one of the few drawbacks of this card when using it for hotel bookings was that you couldn’t combine the fourth night free benefit with the top discount rate services that travelers use. Well, those days are over; now, the Citi Prestige fourth night free reward works with AAA and AARP discounted rates. And there are no blackout dates, so get to booking!

To use this benefit you have to call Citi’s Travel Concierge service, since there’s no way for you to book hotels through this service online. However, you can look for available hotels in advance by using the Carlson Wagonlit website. In most cases, the travel concierge will take down the information about your stay (location, date, price range, etc.), and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will send you an email within 24 hours with a list of available hotels and prices.

Remember, the fourth night free benefit is a rebate situation; you still have to pay for all four nights using your Citi Prestige card, and you’ll receive a statement credit later. There’s more good news here, however — since you’re paying for the fourth night, you’ll still get the 3x points for your entire hotel stay, including the fourth night. It’s like Inception, but for benefits!

H/T: Frequent Miler

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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