Category Archives: Citibank

Save $500 on Sony HDTVs with Sony Visa Signup

Sony now has a promotion where you’ll earn 50,000 Sony Rewards points ($500 credit) when you apply for a Sony Visa. The Sony Rewards points must be used to purchase a select Sony HDTV from Sony Rewards. The selected models primarily are 40″-52″ BRAVIA models and 60″-70″ SXRD Real Projection TVs, the full list of which can be found at the link below.

Note that this promotion is available for new Sony Card account holders only; existing Sony Card holders are not eligible.

Link (via FW).

Citi Launches Expedia Branded Credit Card

Citi has expanded its relationship with by introducing a new credit card. The Citi PremierPass® /® World MasterCard® comes in two versions: the no-fee card and the Elite card.

The benefits of the no-fee card include:

  • 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months (3% BT fee with $5 min and no cap)
  • Earn up to 3x ThankYou Points when you book on Expedia
  • $50 off first Expedia purchase
  • 1 point for every 3 miles flown
  • 1 point per $1 spent on other purchases

The features of the Elite card include:

  • 0% APR on purchases for 6 months
  • Earn up to 3x ThankYou Points when you book on Expedia
  • $100 off first Expedia purchase
  • 1 point for every 1 mile flown
  • 2 points per $1 spent at supermarkets, drug stores and gas stations
  • 1 point per $1 spent on other purchases
  • Complimentary companion tickets
  • $75 annual fee

These cards represent slight variations from the existing Citi PremierPass cards. The primary differences seem to be:

  • The initial signup bonuses come in the form of Expedia discounts ($50/$100) versus points (10,000/20,000)
  • The spending requirements to get the signup bonuses (only a single purchase for the Expedia-branded cards vs. $100/$500 in spending for the regular PremierPass cards)
  • The bonuses for Expedia-related spending
  • The intro 0% offers: Currently the standard no-fee PremierPass card offers a 15 month 0% balance transfer offer (3% fee with $5 min and no cap) while the standard Premier Pass Elite card does not offer any intro rate for either purchases or BTs.

For more information on the Expedia cards, see here and here.

Citi Tweaks Perks for AT&T Universal Cards

Citi is in the process of rolling out changes in benefits for its AT&T co-branded credit cards. As part of these changes, the card names have also changed. The AT&T Universal Platinum Card will be renamed the AT&T Universal Savings Platinum Card and the AT&T Universal Rewards Card will be known as the AT&T Universal Savings and Rewards Card.

Both cards will now offer 10% savings for the first 12 months and 5% thereafter on eligible AT&T products and services equal to the amount spent on their other purchases. The savings will appear as a billing statement credit during the billing period the purchases were made. Cardmembers can earn up to $350 in savings each calendar year.

While both cards will offer a no-fee introductory balance transfer for 12 months, the Platinum card will no longer offer a 0% intro period on purchases. Other perks such as two free directory assistance calls each month, up to 30 prepaid phone minutes each month and free mobile phone insurance, will also remain.

Full details of all changes are currently reflected at Citi’s website here and here, but are not expected to appear on until September 12.

For current details on these cards, see these links:
AT&T Universal Savings & Rewards Card
AT&T Universal Savings Platinum Card

Citi CashReturns Mastercard: 5% CashBack for 3 Months with No Cap

For a big spender, this deal seems a bit too good to be true. The Citi CashReturns MasterCard is offering 5% cash back on everything for 3 months, apparently with no cap:

Automatic cash back on purchases.2 Who wouldn’t like that? With the Citi CashReturnsSM MasterCard®, you’ll earn 5% cash back on all purchases for 3 months and 1% thereafter.2 It’s smart, it’s simple, it’s automatic. Receive your cash back redemption check automatically after you earn 50 CitiDollarsSM. Plus, there’s no limit to the amount of cash back you can earn.2

If you can funnel a lot of spending onto this card, as long as you can get a large credit line, or can reallocate your existing Citi lines, this could mean a large short-term bonus. The card also does offer an intro 0% balance transfer for 12 months, but it is basically an afterthought, because it has a 3% fee, $5 min and no cap. Since you have up to 12 months from opening the account to use the balance transfer, you should at least wait until the intro 5% period is over before considering using the balance transfer offer.

Link (via FW)

Phillips 66-Conoco 76 MasterCard: Earn 15% Rebates for 60 Days

If you apply between now and August 31, 2007, you can earn 15% rebates on Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 purchases. The other benefits of the card include:

  • After the promo period, earn 4% rebates on Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 station purchases
  • For Non-Phillips 66, Conoco or 76 purchases:
    • Annual spend in this category totaling less than $5,000 will earn a 0.5% rebate
    • Annual spend totalling $5,000 or more will earn a 1% rebate
  • 0% APR on balance transfers for 6 months with no fee, as long as the first balance transfer is completed within 6 months from the date of account opening
  • No annual fee
  • In any given month, your rebates are capped at $50

To apply, you can either stop by a participating station, visit (use offer code 1560) or call 1-866-FUEL-N-GO.

Citi Chairman Card v2.0

An outline of the benefits for the next generation of the Citi Chairman Card, which is Citi’s answer to the Amex Platinum, has just been rolled out.

The card’s features include:

  • Hilton Gold status
  • Priority Pass benefits, similar to what was available before
  • Personal concierge service

Changes include:

  • As expected, the new version of the card will be an Amex rather than a Mastercard.
  • All foreign transaction fees on the card will be waived until December 31, 2008.
  • For an additional fee, additional cardmembers can enjoy full benefits.
  • Companions can travel to select international destinations, rather than just domestic.
  • There is no explicit mention of select spend ThankYou points, where spending in categories such as gas, drugstores and groceries earn extra points, leading to the possibility that these bonuses are no longer offered.

Link (via FW)

$15 for Paying Your Telephone, Internet or Cable Bill Automatically

Just got the following offer in the mail from Citibank regarding the Citi Dividend Card:

Call Citi at 1-877-564-5808 by 4/15/2007 to sign up, then contact your telephone, internet or cable service providers and register for their automatic payment service using your Citi® Dividend Card. Citi will credit 15 Dividend Dollars to your account after just three automatic payments in three months.*

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