The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card is no longer open to new applicants.

Citi ThankYou Preferred Card

Card Details & ThankYou Points Calculator
2x Dining
2x Entertainment

Get the list of benefits offered with the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card and calculate how many ThankYou Points you can earn based on your spend.

The Citi Preferred Card is a ThankYou Point earning card offered by Citi Bank. This card was closed to new applicants December 2018 and the Citi Rewards+ Card was launched the following month. The Preferred Card is considered a basic card meaning it does not grant the ability to transfer ThankYou Points to airline partners like the Citi Prestige and Citi Premier cards. For those who still have the card, it offers a decent earning potential with it's two bonus categories of dining and entertainment considering it has no annual fee.

Bonus Categories

The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card features two bonus categories that earn additional ThankYou Points. These categories are dining and entertainment. There is no limit to how many ThankYou Points you can earn spending in either category.

  • 2x Dining
  • 2x Entertainment
    • Citi considers entertainment purchases to be:
      • live entertainment
      • live theatrical productions
      • concerts
      • live sporting events
      • movie theaters
      • amusement parks (including zoos, aquariums, circuses and carnivals)
      • tourist attractions (including museums, and art galleries)
      • record stores
      • video rental stores
      • on-demand internet streaming media
    • Citi considers the following to not fall under the entertainment category:
      • sporting camps
      • public and private golf courses
      • country clubs (including membership fees)
      • stores that sell musical instruments
      • video game arcades
      • bowling alleys
      • stores that primarily sell video games/accessories
      • charitable organizations that provide live entertainment
      • bookstores
      • sports complexes where you participate in the sport
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The Citi Preferred Card allows you to transfer points to JetBlue as well as Shop with Points on retailer websites. In order to transfer your ThankYou Points to Citi's full list of transfer partners, you'll need to own the Citi Premier Card or Citi Prestige Card.

  • JetBlue Transfer Program
    • Transfer Points to JetBlue at a 5:4 ratio. [Transfer Calculator]
    • Transfer takes up to 14 days.
  • Citi Shop With Points
    • Shop top retailers and use your points at checkout.
    • Shop With Points partners include:
      • PayPal
      • Best Buy

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The Citi Preferred Card is no longer available for sign up. The card originally did not feature a sign up bonus, but it did have a 0% Intro APR period on both purchases and balance transfers for 15 months.


Annual Fee

The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card does not have an annual fee.

Authorized User Fee

There is no fee for adding additional users to the Citi Preferred Card. Both restaurant and entertainment are excellent everyday categories in which adding friends and family as authorized users would greatly help boost your ThankYou Points.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The foreign transaction fee for the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card is 3%. Using this card out of country would drain your points faster than you could earn them. If you're looking for a card that features both restaurant and entertainment categories that doesn't have a foreign transaction fee or annual fee, the Capital One SavorOne Card is what you're looking for.

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You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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