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Citi ThankYou Premier Card Calculator

Card Review & ThankYou Points Calculator
3x Travel
2x Dining
2x Entertainment

Review the benefits of the Citi Premier Card, calculate how many ThankYou Points you can earn based on spend, and compare results against top travel cards.


The Citi ThankYou Premier Card is a ThankYou Point earning credit card offered by Citi Bank. The card offers a solid return in the categories of travel, dining, and entertainment. It's a step up from the Citi Rewards+ Card and a step below the luxury Citi Prestige Card. The Premier Card is considered a premium card meaning you can transfer points to Citi's airline travel partners.

Bonus Categories

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card features three bonus categories which consist of travel, dining, and entertainment. Spending in these three categories with the Premier Card will earn bonus ThankYou Points. There is no limit to the amount of ThankYou Points you can earn spending in these categories.

  • 3x Travel
    • Citi considers the following to be travel purchases:
      • Airlines
      • Hotels
      • Car rental agencies
      • Travel agencies/travel aggregators/tour operators
      • Gas stations, commuter transportation
      • Ferries
      • Commuter railways
      • Subways
      • Taxis/limousines/car services
      • Passenger railways
      • Cruise lines
      • Bridge and road tolls
      • Parking lots/garages
      • Campgrounds and trailer parks
      • Timeshares
      • Bus lines
      • Motor home/recreational vehicle rentals
      • Boat leases and rentals
  • 2x Dining
    • Includes cafes, bars, lounges, and fast food restaurants.
    • Purchases made at bakeries, certain restaurants/cafes inside department, grocery or warehouse stores will not qualify.
  • 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 primary benefit on the Citi Premier Card is that it gives you access to all of Citi's transfer partners.

Transferring your Citi ThankYou Points to airline partners gives you the chance to redeem your points for more than 1 cent in value. Without the Citi Premier or Citi Prestige Card, you will only be able to transfer your points to JetBlue Airways.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card sign up bonus is 60,000 points after making $4,000 in purchases with your card within the first 3 months of account opening. This is worth $600 when booked with Citi's ThankYou Travel Center. You can also transfer these points to Citi's airline partners which will give you 60,000 airline miles with most of the programs.

Fees

Annual Fee

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card annual fee is $0 the first year, then $95.

Authorized User Fee

There is no fee to add additional users to the Citi ThankYou Premier Card. Since this card has relaxed definitions of both travel & entertainment and restaurant is a common category, I'd recommend adding friends and family as authorized users in order to build ThankYou Points faster.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card does not have a foreign transaction fee meaning you can use this card worldwide without worrying about being penalized.

and Card Value Calculator

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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