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Ron1
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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard

It will take 45 days to upgrade. 

 

 

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


slippy84 wrote:

mab6311 wrote:

so is there no way for a new app for citi dividend mastercard? 


Here's a quote from a review of the Dividend Mastercard World

"2013 Update: New applicants of this card are no longer being given a MasterCard. Instead you will receive the Visa “Platinum Select” tier and you can learn more about the new version here."

I wonder if SwiftTone found a backdoor application page though that might still be valid

 

As I mentioned above, you can PC from the Visa version directly to the World Elite version, if that's what you're going for


So you call and convert a VISA to a Mastercard World Elite???? after 45 days,being eligible and all the fun stuff , and etc. 

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


mab6311 wrote:

slippy84 wrote:

mab6311 wrote:

so is there no way for a new app for citi dividend mastercard? 


Here's a quote from a review of the Dividend Mastercard World

"2013 Update: New applicants of this card are no longer being given a MasterCard. Instead you will receive the Visa “Platinum Select” tier and you can learn more about the new version here."

I wonder if SwiftTone found a backdoor application page though that might still be valid

 

As I mentioned above, you can PC from the Visa version directly to the World Elite version, if that's what you're going for


So you call and convert a VISA to a Mastercard World Elite???? after 45 days,being eligible and all the fun stuff , and etc. 


Yes. The card I'm PC'ing from is a Visa

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard

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Many interesting observations on how to get the Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard. From my own experiences the actual criteria still remains a mystery. My recent history with Citi Banks is a Citi Platinum Select Mastercard (CL$750) 2009, a Citi Thank You Mastercard (CL$6,750) 2011, and a Citi Forward Visa (CL$6,000) 2012. Based on my desire to increase my earnings on cash rewards to at least 1 point redemption rather than less than half 0.50, I started searching cards. Also, I was on the hunt for travel benefits but not at the expense of cash rewards. Finally, I called Citi and explained my desires. Citi dug further into what I thought my needs were. The customer account manager was very comprehensive and searched Citi's data base. In the end, I was offered and accepted the Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard with no AF and am closing the Citi Thank You Mastercard since the cash rewards are 50% of the earnings at the lower levels (more of a travel oriented benefit card). When the account manager offered the new card as the best fit for my needs you could have picked me up off the floor. Like the rest of you, I have not seen the Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard available for application. It fits my needs and I am very happy to add this card to my Visa Signature Cards from other banks. The account manager did indicate the card was available only through upgrade by invitation or upon customer request (if qualified). Now, I have finally obtained FICO Scores that reach to the 800's and have an excellent performance record with credit over the last ten plus years. If this has anything to do with it I don't know. Also, I was given no information on how they checked my background but was assured that no hard inquiry would be made without my authorization and none was requested (must have been soft inquiries). This information is current as of January 24, 2013. Oh, the credit card will be received in eight to ten business days from account approval which turned out to be 45 days plus ten days for mailing. Oops!. Yes, I do have the Global Chip & Signature (for some reason many American based card issuers are shy about the chip & pin). Oh, almost forgot that the account manager said Citi requires one year of account history to P/C.

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard

I don't beleive you can apply for the Citi Dividend WEMC.  I previously had a Citi ThankYou WMC.  Citi refused to upgrade my ThankYou WM to a ThankYou WEM.  However, they did offer to PC to the Citi Dividend World Elite MC.  

 

The CitiDividend World Elite MC does have the EMV chip.  

 

 

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard

If you put in a new app now, it will be at least 1 year before you can initiate a product change. However, some people were automatically upgraded to WEMC for the TY premier / preferred cards due to high usage.
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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


L-TWT wrote:

SwiftTone wrote:
My goal this year is to get a World Elite Mastercard. I've read that the Citi Dividend Platinum Select is the best option as far as benefits to fees ratio. I've search high and low and only found discussions on converting existing Citi Dividend Mastercards and World Mastercards to the World Elite Mastercard version. I couldn't find any info on applying directly for the World Elite Mastercard versionI have a couple questions regarding this card. On Citi's website, I can only find this card in the Visa version. I did find an application through Google where it's for the Mastercard version(even says in the terms and conditions on the application page). If I were to apply through the application found on Google, would I be getting the Mastercard version? Also, is there a way to just straight up apply for the World Elite Mastercard version? I'd like to save the trouble of going from MC/WMC to WEMC if I can. Does this card still have lounge access? This would be the most important benefit. Is this card still offered with EMV? Thanks all!

By the looks of your Signature/CC portfolio, you currently do not have a Dividend card. If that is so, there is no way to directly apply for the WE MC version, B/C Citi is only offering Visa/Visa Signature to new card members. And regarding lounge access, yes it is still offered; but not "Priority Pass Select". In late 2011 to early 2012 they switched to "Lounge First" airport loung access which IMO SUCKS! Lastly, EMV (i.e, Global Chip) is currently offered on all Citi cards, expect AMEX products.


Old post, I know. But is lounge access still through Lounge First? The only documentation I can find online states it's through Priority Pass. Just wondering if they switched back or not....


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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


JollehRoger wrote:

L-TWT wrote:

SwiftTone wrote:
My goal this year is to get a World Elite Mastercard. I've read that the Citi Dividend Platinum Select is the best option as far as benefits to fees ratio. I've search high and low and only found discussions on converting existing Citi Dividend Mastercards and World Mastercards to the World Elite Mastercard version. I couldn't find any info on applying directly for the World Elite Mastercard versionI have a couple questions regarding this card. On Citi's website, I can only find this card in the Visa version. I did find an application through Google where it's for the Mastercard version(even says in the terms and conditions on the application page). If I were to apply through the application found on Google, would I be getting the Mastercard version? Also, is there a way to just straight up apply for the World Elite Mastercard version? I'd like to save the trouble of going from MC/WMC to WEMC if I can. Does this card still have lounge access? This would be the most important benefit. Is this card still offered with EMV? Thanks all!

By the looks of your Signature/CC portfolio, you currently do not have a Dividend card. If that is so, there is no way to directly apply for the WE MC version, B/C Citi is only offering Visa/Visa Signature to new card members. And regarding lounge access, yes it is still offered; but not "Priority Pass Select". In late 2011 to early 2012 they switched to "Lounge First" airport loung access which IMO SUCKS! Lastly, EMV (i.e, Global Chip) is currently offered on all Citi cards, expect AMEX products.


Old post, I know. But is lounge access still through Lounge First? The only documentation I can find online states it's through Priority Pass. Just wondering if they switched back or not....


Now, Lounge First was switched to "Airport Angel Lounge Access". I have not tired it yet, so I do not know if its any good or not!

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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


L-TWT wrote:

JollehRoger wrote:

L-TWT wrote:

SwiftTone wrote:
My goal this year is to get a World Elite Mastercard. I've read that the Citi Dividend Platinum Select is the best option as far as benefits to fees ratio. I've search high and low and only found discussions on converting existing Citi Dividend Mastercards and World Mastercards to the World Elite Mastercard version. I couldn't find any info on applying directly for the World Elite Mastercard versionI have a couple questions regarding this card. On Citi's website, I can only find this card in the Visa version. I did find an application through Google where it's for the Mastercard version(even says in the terms and conditions on the application page). If I were to apply through the application found on Google, would I be getting the Mastercard version? Also, is there a way to just straight up apply for the World Elite Mastercard version? I'd like to save the trouble of going from MC/WMC to WEMC if I can. Does this card still have lounge access? This would be the most important benefit. Is this card still offered with EMV? Thanks all!

By the looks of your Signature/CC portfolio, you currently do not have a Dividend card. If that is so, there is no way to directly apply for the WE MC version, B/C Citi is only offering Visa/Visa Signature to new card members. And regarding lounge access, yes it is still offered; but not "Priority Pass Select". In late 2011 to early 2012 they switched to "Lounge First" airport loung access which IMO SUCKS! Lastly, EMV (i.e, Global Chip) is currently offered on all Citi cards, expect AMEX products.


Old post, I know. But is lounge access still through Lounge First? The only documentation I can find online states it's through Priority Pass. Just wondering if they switched back or not....


Now, Lounge First was switched to "Airport Angel Lounge Access". I have not tired it yet, so I do not know if its any good or not!


Seems very lackluster. That's disappointing. I wish Citi would have just stuck with the tried and proven Priority Pass.


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Re: Best way to get Citi Dividend World Elite Mastercard


JollehRoger wrote:

L-TWT wrote:

JollehRoger wrote:

L-TWT wrote:

SwiftTone wrote:
My goal this year is to get a World Elite Mastercard. I've read that the Citi Dividend Platinum Select is the best option as far as benefits to fees ratio. I've search high and low and only found discussions on converting existing Citi Dividend Mastercards and World Mastercards to the World Elite Mastercard version. I couldn't find any info on applying directly for the World Elite Mastercard versionI have a couple questions regarding this card. On Citi's website, I can only find this card in the Visa version. I did find an application through Google where it's for the Mastercard version(even says in the terms and conditions on the application page). If I were to apply through the application found on Google, would I be getting the Mastercard version? Also, is there a way to just straight up apply for the World Elite Mastercard version? I'd like to save the trouble of going from MC/WMC to WEMC if I can. Does this card still have lounge access? This would be the most important benefit. Is this card still offered with EMV? Thanks all!

By the looks of your Signature/CC portfolio, you currently do not have a Dividend card. If that is so, there is no way to directly apply for the WE MC version, B/C Citi is only offering Visa/Visa Signature to new card members. And regarding lounge access, yes it is still offered; but not "Priority Pass Select". In late 2011 to early 2012 they switched to "Lounge First" airport loung access which IMO SUCKS! Lastly, EMV (i.e, Global Chip) is currently offered on all Citi cards, expect AMEX products.


Old post, I know. But is lounge access still through Lounge First? The only documentation I can find online states it's through Priority Pass. Just wondering if they switched back or not....


Now, Lounge First was switched to "Airport Angel Lounge Access". I have not tired it yet, so I do not know if its any good or not!


Seems very lackluster. That's disappointing. I wish Citi would have just stuck with the tried and proven Priority Pass.


Airport Angel is probably the worst lounge program out there. And you have to pay for individual passes.

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