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Apply online for Citi ThankYou® Preferred CardSponsored card
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Credit Needed
Excellent

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card Review

Pros & Cons

  • Zero percent intro APR for purchases and balance transfers for 12 months.
  • The 1 ThankYou® point for purchases (other than restaurants and entertainment) is fairly common, if you aren’t a wine and dine kind of person check out Citi® Double Cash, where you can earn 2 points for general purchases rather than 1.

Top Features

Points or Miles
2 ThankYou® Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment. 1 ThankYou® Point on other purchases.
Bonus Miles or Points
Earn 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.*
Purchase APR
14.24% - 24.24%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$0*

Full Review

Curtis Arnold Editor-in-chief
Citi, a CardRatings.com advertiser, offers a card in which you can earn two ThankYou® Points per dollar on purchases on dining at restaurants and entertainment. One ThankYou® Point on other purchases. There is 0 percent intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months. You can redeem ThankYou® Points for merchandise, travel rewards and gift cards. Downside: There can be a high APR for less creditworthy applicants.
This page was last updated on March 21, 2017

This card compared to other travel rewards cards

Points or Miles
2 ThankYou® Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment. 1 ThankYou® Point on other purchases.
2X miles/$1 on all purchases. Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide
Bonus Miles or Points
Earn 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.*
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit
50,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
Purchase APR
14.24% - 24.24%* (Variable)
16.74%, 20.74% or 23.74%* Variable 
16.74% - 23.74% Variable 
Annual Fee
$0*
$89-Waived first year
$95
Rates and Fees
This card is for the applicant with excellent credit who is looking for a card with a low introductory APR on balance transfers and purchases, no annual fee and ThankYou reward points.
CardRatings.com Editorial Staff

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card details

Balance Transfer Intro APR
0%*
Balance Transfer Intro Period
12 months
Purchase Intro
APR:
0%*
Period:
12 months
Purchase APR
14.24% - 24.24%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$0*

What Citi says about this card

  • Earn 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.*
  • 0% intro APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months. After that, the variable APR will be 14.24% - 24.24% based upon your creditworthiness*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.*
  • 2 ThankYou® Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment
  • 1 ThankYou® Point on other purchases
  • Points earned with this card do not expire and there is no limit to the amount of points you can earn.
  • Redeem ThankYou Points for merchandise, travel rewards and gift cards.
  • Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with Chip Technology
  • No annual fee*

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Special offers
Currently available on the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Earn 15,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases made with your card
In the first 3 months the account is open.*

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Credit Needed:
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Credit Needed:
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