Citi Prestige®

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  • 50,000 Bonus Points (valued at $665 toward travel) when you spend $5,000 in first 3 months
  • $250 Annual Credit for Travel Expenses
  • 3X Points on Travel & Hotels
  • 2X Points on Dining & Entertainment
  • 1X Points on everything else
  • $100 reimbursement for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check
  • 4th Night Free when booking hotel through Citi
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Why We Like It

The Citi Prestige® is a premium credit card made for frequent travelers.

Limited Time Bonus: you'll earn 50,000 Citi ThankYou® Points when you sign up now and spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.

50,000 points can be redeemed for $665 in flights through CIti's online portal, or $500 in gift cards to specific stores.

Earn 3X Points per dollar on travel and hotels, 2X Points per dollar on dining and entertainment, plus 1X Point per dollar on everything else.

Bonus Offer

50,000 points ($500 value) after making $5,000 in purchases within first 3 months of account opening


We recommend you have Excellent (750 or higher) credit before applying for this card.

The $250 Annual Travel Reimbursement can used for hotels, airlines, tolls and highways, buses, taxis, trains, baggage fees, seat upgrades and more.

ThankYou Points are worth 1.33 cents when redeemed for flights, 1 cent for gift cards, and varying amounts for other forms of redemptions.

You'll receive a complimentary fourth night with no black–out dates, when you book a minimum 4 consecutive nights at any hotel booked by Citi Prestige Concierge and fully paid with your Prestige card.

Bonus ThankYou Points not available if you have had a ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

Though it has a $450 Annual fee, if you take advantage of the 50K point sign-up promotion ($665 value), $250 Travel Reimbursement (every year), and travel often, it could make up for the high fee.

Additional benefits:

  • ThankYou Points Program transfer partners: 1:1.5 point transfers for Hilton; 1.25 point transfers for Virgin Atlantic (ends 3/2/17); 1:1 point transfers between top travel programs like Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, AirFrance, Etihad; 1:2 point transfers for JetBlue
  • Citi Concierge: get VIP Treatment with a staff of specially-trained experts who are ready 24/7 to assist you with your travel, shopping, dining, entertainment and everyday needs
  • Citi® Private Pass® - Citi customers enjoy special access to purchase tickets to thousands of events annually, including presale tickets and VIP packages to concerts, sporting events, dining experiences, plus complimentary movie screenings and more
  • Damage & Theft Purchase Protection: may cover you for repairs or a refund if purchases made with your Citi card are damaged or stolen within 120 days of purchase (90 days for New York residents)
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection
  • Free Monthly FICO Score: Updated based on data from Experian
  • Citi Price Rewind: searches for a lower price on the registered items you pay for with your Citi card at hundreds of online merchants. If the same item is found at a lower price within 60 days of your initial purchase date, you may receive the difference between the price you paid and the lower price found by Citi Price Rewind
  • Citi® Identity Theft Solutions
  • Worldwide Car Rental Insurance
  • 24/7 Travel & Emergency Assistance
  • Extended Warranty on purchases made with the card
  • Choose your Payment Due Date: Choose to pay your bill on any available due date in the beginning, middle or end of the month
  • Integration with Apple Pay®
  • 24/7 Customer Support: just call and say "representative"

Card Details

Purchase Intro APR N/A
Purchase APR 15.49%
Annual Fee $450
Rewards Rate Up to 3X ThankYou® Points per dollar
Rewards Rate Details ThankYou® Points can be redeemed for cash, gift cards, travel; you'll get most value redeeming for travel
Foreign Transaction Fee $0
Credit Needed Excellent

Thoughts from Actual Users

"I have many travel cards, but few can provide the benefits to outweigh the hefty annual fee. I have to disagree with the 1 star review below. We have used the 4th night free several times with no hiccups. Works great and we still received hotel loyalty points. The $250 airline credit is great to use for plane tickets that we would have bought anyways." Bianca B. of Princeton, NJ

"Amazing for Travel and Rewards. Thankyou points are awesome now, and the $250 airfare credit is a great benefit." Tuka N. of Hermosa Beach, CA

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