For a limited time, Citi is offering 40,000 miles (in the form of 100,000 ThankYou points) when you sign up for the Citi Prestige card, pay the compulsory annual fee, and spend S$800 in qualifying transactions. It’s a great deal for a great card, if you can meet the annual income requirements of S$120,000 (Citigold customers can qualify with at least S$30,000 income). The annual fee is significant too, but it’s well worth the price – more on that later.
Offer ends 30th June 2022. Extended to 31st July 2022
Please click each link to see the latest promo.
|Sign up with this link; annual fee of S$535 applies
|Make minimum S$800 of qualifying spend within 2 months
|100,000 ThankYou Points (40,000 miles)
|Optional: use PayAll to buy miles at 0.8 cents per mile
|Free limousine service if quarterly spend reaches S$12,000 (retail spend + PayAll transactions)
During application, you might encounter an error if you apply as an existing customer. In that case, please make sure to tap the link again and apply as a new Citi card holder.
The usual sign-up reward is just 25,000 miles for paying the card’s annual fee. This offer is hence 15,000 bonus miles with an additional requirement of spending $800, which represents a staggering 18.75 bonus miles per dollar on top of the 1.3 mpd that this card earns. It’s been a while since we have seen a Citi Prestige offer, and with Covid-19 abating I think it’s an excellent time to consider this card.
What do you get for paying the annual fee?
Getting 25,000 miles from the S$535 annual fee works out to essentially buying each mile for 2.14 cents, and that is quite pricey, seeing as how I value miles to be between 1 to 1.5 cents each. With the bonus miles, you get 40,000 miles and hence the cost per mile is around 1.34 cents each; not the cheapest but also pretty fair depending on your own valuation of miles.
Furthermore, the annual fee pays for itself if you use the card’s features, and the headlining feature is really compelling: get your 4th night free when you book a minimum four-night stay at any hotel or resort through Citi Prestige Concierge.
Also, unlike Priority Pass memberships issued with lower tier cards like Citi PremierMiles or DBS Altitude that offers only 2 free lounge visits a year, Citi Prestige offers its cardmembers unlimited lounge visits, and one can even bring a guest for free.
If you use at least one of the features, the card’s annual fee is quite well worth paying for. Let’s not forget that 40,000 miles is at least $400 to $600 in value anyway, so your annual fee is already taken care of even without using much of the features.
PayAll + Limo service
Citi is having a concurrent promotion for Citi PayAll which allows you to buy miles at a really attractive price of 0.8 cents per mile. While this is open to other Citi points and miles cards, Citi Prestige cardholders get earn free limousine rides by using PayAll transactions. Cheap miles plus free limousine rides? Insane value.
Instead of this offer, you can get Singsaver’s prevailing promotion for Citibank cards, but you will need to be a new-to-bank customer (i.e. no Citi cards at all, and have not cancelled any in the past 12 months).
My take is that if you don’t have an existing Citi card, you should apply for one of the other cards first as a new Citi cardholder, before getting the Citi Prestige card as your second Citi card to enjoy both offers.
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New or existing Citi Cardholders
Apply here (if you get an error message signing up as an existing cardholder, try again as a new Citi cardholder)
Get bonus 125,000 ThankYou points worth 50,000 miles (even existing cardholders of other Citi cards are eligible!):
|Welcome Gift (payment of annual fee)
|62,500 bonus points
|S$2,000 spend in local or foreign currency within qualifying period
|62,500 bonus points
|125,000 bonus points
For quick reference only. See terms and conditions for full details.
- Fee-paying Citi PayAll transactions also count towards the local spend requirement.
- Qualifying period is 2 months after end of card approval month (e.g. card approved on 15th March 2024 → qualifying period until 31st May 2024).
- Existing cardholders of other Citi cards can also enjoy this promo.
Until 31st May 2024
⚠️ For new to Citi customers: I encourage you to apply for one of the other Citi Cards first before getting Citi Prestige. This way you enjoy both promos.
If you intend to travel in the near-future, I think this card is a great addition for your travel plans. You get a chunk of miles to bolster your flights, and you can make great use of the complimentary hotel nights and lounge visits. With the pandemic situation abating, it’s quite the perfect time to get it.
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