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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2019, 01:43:50 PM »
Most benefits removed, crazy!

I find it hard to believe that they will stay without even Car Rental insurance. They might be switching providers, so the current coverage is being discontinued, something else will come in its place, and will be announced. If that wasn't the case, they might as well get rid of the AF on their cards.

Citi is taking lots of gambles. They did that with Costco, offering them 0% (or very close to that) for processing Visa, buying a book of business (and another marketing arm) that they hoped would put money in their pockets. That was a huge gamble that shocked AMEX, I have no idea how that is working out for them, time will tell. But they are definitely acting out of the box.
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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2019, 03:03:10 PM »
besides for 5x at restaurants, 4th night free can still be useful in some cases, even with the drop to twice a year and only portal reservations.

The 5X is not just flights - anything coding as a travel agency gets 5X, which is most OTAs also.

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2019, 03:23:03 PM »
The 5X is not just flights - anything coding as a travel agency gets 5X, which is most OTAs also.
Right but without any of the trip insurances, why would you risk using this (unless you're buying 3rd party travel insurance)? Hopefully they do replace the coverage as some people suggested.

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 02:17:59 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-25/citi-ends-card-perks-including-trip-insurance-price-protection?srnd=premium

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The bank’s new offering -- known as Pay With Points -- will alert customers any time they make purchases eligible to be paid using ThankYou points. Card holders will be able to select what purchases they would like to redeem for points using the bank’s mobile app. Each point will be valued at 0.8 cents when redeemed using Pay With Points, so an $8 purchase would require 1,000 points.

“Our customers work hard to earn these points and we want to make these points as rewarding as possible,” said Mary Hines, head of customer engagement and innovation for Citigroup’s branded cards business.
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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2019, 05:30:22 PM »
Thanks for the HT @Dan but does this:



say it better than what I put there (which even has "fly Emirates" in there for pun, or some others I saw when I was searching for gifs with the keyword dumbfounded)?

I would also suggest you poke some fun at Ms. Hines title as "head of customer engagement and innovation for Citigroup’s branded cards business", I mean, this is real innovation we're seeing here. And full engagement.
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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 03:46:24 PM »
+1
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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2019, 07:21:31 PM »
Best program to transfer Citi points to before closing?

Avianca with the bonus?

I only fly economy, usually last minute.

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 09:31:15 AM »
Bump.

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2019, 02:46:09 PM »
when you cancel within 60 days of the annual fee do you get partial refund?

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2019, 01:52:26 PM »
to answer my own question: yes
Good bye Citi Prestige  :'(
I know the card wasn't promoted very much here, but I used all the benefits except the 4th night hotel

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Re: Citi To End Price Rewind Program On September 22nd, 2019
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2019, 02:04:29 PM »
to answer my own question: yes
Good bye Citi Prestige  :'(
I know the card wasn't promoted very much here, but I used all the benefits except the 4th night hotel
It's really bizarre that they would gut these benefits on a premium card. The card still potentially has some benefits if you stay at 2 expensive hotels a year and the pricing works well with their portal but agreed that this card has basically turned into crap.