Calculate Points For The Citi ThankYou Preferred

ThankYou Points Calculator
See how many points you can earn with the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card. Review the benefits and compare side by side top travel cards.
Last Updated 2021-04-05
The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card was closed to new applicants in December 2018.

The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card earns 2 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on dining, entertainment, and streaming services. Points can be redeemed through Citi or be transferred to JetBlue. If you hold the Citi Premier® Card or Citi Prestige® Card, you'll be able to transfer points to all of Citi's airline partners. Overall, the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card is a great no-annual fee credit card that can get you some solid value on your spend.

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The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card features three bonus categories that earn additional ThankYou Points. Those categories are dining, entertainment, and streaming services. There is no cap on bonus points earned in those three categories and no limit to the amount of rewards you can earn with the card overall.

  • 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
  • 2x Streaming Services
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card offers the ability to transfer points to the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program as well as shop online through Citi Shop with Points. You will need to be a cardholder of the Citi Premier® Card or Citi Prestige® Card if you want to transfer points to all of Citi's airline partners.

  • JetBlue Transfer Program
  • Citi Shop With Points
    • Shop top retailers and use your points at checkout.
    • Shop With Points partners include:
      • PayPal
      • Best Buy

Rewards Calculator

You can use the 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 the value of the rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you, minus the annual fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card side by side any other card featured on the site within the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column (first column when comparing cards) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site. This means you will not have to re-enter the same information again and again when browsing during the session.

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any other rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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The value of the rewards associated with the selected credit card(s). You can click the currency to edit the value or change it to reflect transfer partners.
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Any extra bonuses to do with a specific card will be listed here. You can edit/add the Intro Bonus (SUB) under the Credit Card section.
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This is the sum of all rewards earned from Category Spending and Reward Bonuses along with the cash value of it all based on Currency Worth.
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Monetary Bonuses

This is the total of all cash bonuses associated with the card(s). You can change the value of those that feature the symbol. Other bonuses are automatic. If there's extra value (EV) you want to add to the card, you can click on the card under the Credit Card section. You can also click on to get details on the listed bonuses.
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Annual Fees

This is the sum of annual fees and authorized user fees associated with the credit card(s). You can edit the annual fee as well as change the number of authorized users by clicking on the card under the Credit Card section at the top of this calculator.
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Grand Total

The estimated cash value of the card(s). This is the sum of the Subtotal and Monetary Bonuses minus Annual Fees. The return is based on estimated cash value divided by total credit card spend.
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Is the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card good?

Yes. It's a great no-annual fee option for earning ThankYou Rewards Points across popular categories.

Is the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card available?

No. The card was closed to new applicants in December 2018.

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