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Bonus Letter from Citi

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Bonus Letter from Citi

Not to rub it in the faces of people who are having trouble applying for the Citi Forward, but I got a nice letter from Citi today about my Forward:

 

"Dear sengpatt,

 

Thank you for using your Citi Forward Card. We're doing even more to get you the rewards you want. Start earning 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent on travel purchases at hotels, airlines, car rental agencies and cruise lines, even if you book through a travel agency or online. Earn up to 2,500 additional points, through 03/31/13!"

 

I don't know if CCCs have access to this kind of information, but I just PCd my old BofA card to the Travel Rewards card, so I wonder if they're trying to poach me away from BofA. Either way, I'm not complaining!

EX: 758 (10/12), TU: ???, EQ: ???

BankAmericard Travel Rewards // Citi Forward // Amex Blue Cash Preferred // Gap Visa
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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

I wonder why you got different categories than I did.

Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward,
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

Received my Letter today.

 

Start earning 5 Thank You Points per $1.00 spent on retail purchases at electronics and computer, clothing and accessory,toy and department stores.

 

Earn up to 2,500 additional points, through 03/31/13

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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

Has anyone's forward visa changed to visa signature? Received notice new cards were coming and when I received the card it was now a signature visa. Definitely dont need another signature visa.
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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi


FutureBillionaire wrote:

I wonder why you got different categories than I did.


So what were yours, same as cleanmachines or another set?  Wonder how they choose, if it based on previous purchase or just random.

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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

I haven't gotten any of these new 5 points categories! I want them! I wonder if it's because I'm carrying a balance right now to take advantage of a 0% APR promo offer? 


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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

My categories are groceries, gas, drugstores, and commuter travel.

 

ETA: I am also carrying a balance at 0% so that isn't necessarily it. I havent used the card in a while and i think the letter said something about that. 


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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi


Walt_K wrote:

My categories are groceries, gas, drugstores, and commuter travel.

 

ETA: I am also carrying a balance at 0% so that isn't necessarily it. I havent used the card in a while and i think the letter said something about that. 


 

My letter came today with these categories as well, up to 2,500 in points...

My Score:
Experian FICO: 726

In My Wallet:
Elan Financial Rewards Visa (05/10) / Chevron (12/10) / Citi Forward (02/11) / Amex Zync (04/11) / Discover IT (06/11) / Chase Freedom (09/11) / Amex Blue Cash Everyday (09/11)

All done applying...I have my perfect credit portfolio!!!!





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Re: Bonus Letter from Citi

On mine, the categories are Dining, Groceries, Shopping and Travel.  But, only up to 2,500 additional.

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Open123 wrote:

On mine, the categories are Dining, Groceries, Shopping and Travel.  But, only up to 2,500 additional.


Do you have the Forward as well? I wasn't sure since the Forward already get 5% on dining. I would certainly not turn down 10% though.

EX: 758 (10/12), TU: ???, EQ: ???

BankAmericard Travel Rewards // Citi Forward // Amex Blue Cash Preferred // Gap Visa