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TPG reader Kevin tweeted me to ask a question about Citi ThankYou points:

@thepointsguy – “If I’m redeeming Citi ThankYou points with the Citi Prestige card, does that count as a revenue ticket?”

Fortunately, the answer is yes! Flights booked through the Citi ThankYou Travel Center using points from the Citi Prestige and Citi Premier cards do indeed count as revenue fares, so you will earn miles for flying on a free ticket. The Premier card lets you redeem points for 1.25 cents apiece for airfare or other travel booked through Citi. The Prestige card offers you even better value, since you can redeem ThankYou points for 1.33 cents per point in most cases, or 1.6 cents per point for flights on American Airlines and US Airways.

Tickets purchased with Citi ThankYou points do earn frequent flyer miles.

You can also use systemwide upgrades for most fares, and you can call the Citi ThankYou desk to find out which fare class you’re purchasing. American Airlines is offering bonus miles as well as bonus elite qualifying points this year. Depending on your fare class, you could earn earn a big bonus when you book a qualifying fare, even if your flight is free.

If you have any other questions, please tweet me @thepointsguy, message me on Facebook or send me an email at info@thepointsguy.com.

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NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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