Citi cardholders: Earn up to 6x on hotels and car rentals with this limited-time promotion

Sep 22, 2021

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Citi announced that until the end of this year, you could earn 3 additional ThankYou points per dollar spent on hotel and car rentals when booked through the Citi ThankYou portal. This promotion is eligible for cardholders of the Citi Rewards+® Card, the Citi ThankYou Preferred Credit Card (no longer available to new applicants) or the Citi Premier® Card.

The information for the Citi ThankYou Preferred has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

(Screenshot courtesy of Citi)

Let’s take a quick look at the rewards rates on these cards and how this promotion factors into a great return.

Card Rewards rate Promotion
Citi Rewards+
  • Round up to the nearest 10 points on every purchase.
  • 2x on supermarkets and gas stations (up to $6,000 per year, then 1x).
  • 1x on all other eligible purchases.
  • 4x on hotel and car rentals booked through Citi ThankYou (6.8% return according to TPG’s valuations).
Citi ThankYou Preferred (no longer available to new applicants)
  • 2x on dining and entertainment.
  • 1x on all other eligible purchases.
  • 4x on hotel and car rentals booked through Citi ThankYou (6.8% return according to TPG’s valuations).
Citi Premier
  • 3x at restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel, hotels.
  • 1x on all other eligible purchases.
  • 6x on hotels and car rentals booked through Citi ThankYou (10.2% return according to TPG’s valuations).

This promotion is the best deal for Citi Premier cardholders, with a whopping 10.2% return on these purchases. If you don’t already have the Citi Premier, it comes with the best sign-up bonus it’s ever offered: 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

There’s no need to sign up or register for this promotion. If you’re a cardholder of any of these three cards, simply shop away through the Citi ThankYou portal and earn these bonus points through Dec. 31, 2021.

Official application link: Citi Rewards+ with a 20,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $1,500 in purchases in the first three months of account opening.
Official application link: Citi Premier with an 80,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $4,000 in the first three months of account opening.

Featured photo by John Gribben for The Points Guy.

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