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Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

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Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

Not of any interest to me, since I converted away a while ago, but it appears that the Forward card is going from 5x TYP to 2x TYP, rendering it essentially useless.

 

Citicards: Citi Forward

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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

Yeah, there have been several threads on this, but no one really seems to have gotten any confirmation on if previous card owners are going to be changed over as well.

 

I hope not because I agree, my Forward would be pretty much worthless, would go from like my top used card, to bottom of the barrel.


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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

You can still apply for the 5TY point version, so it confuses me.  I started a conversion to a Forward from the crappy Thank You card they turned my Driver's Edge into, and it should happen soon.  I hope it's still the 5 point version.

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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

I'm a brand new Thank You card holder (last month) and if this change goes into effect I wasted an inquiry and a new account.Smiley Mad

 

I wonder if that's some test promotion though. I noticed that it has a date code of April 2001, and the Forward card still lists itself as having 5X categories on their website:

 

https://creditcards.citi.com/credit-cards/citi-forward/

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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

I hope this isn't true....I just applied for a PC. I have 45 days to change my mind, so hopefully this won't take effect.

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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

I noticed that 2TYP card the other day and didn't think much of it. But seeing as the other link lists 5TYP my question would be , if you applied for the 5 would you get that or 2? And vice versa?


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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

God, if this applies to my Forward card I would merged it with Dividend Platinum Select and close the Forward card.

 

I would then apply Amazon Chase as a replacement.

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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

Do you  have Dividend Platinum or would you do a PC? I was considering applying for the Forward and Discover More to replace a low limit CC. I want a decent rewards package and Discover has what I want for gas purchases and Citi has it for other purchases.


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Re: Citi Forward Rewards Reduced?

I currently do have Dividend Platinum Select MC and I like it. Especially virtual account number Citi offers for phone/online purchase.

 

Like I said if my Forward's reward gets reduced to 2x points on entertainment I will combine CL of both cards and close the Forward card. I will apply Amazon Chase to replace the role of my Forward card.

 

If you are using Discover More strictly for gas purchase all around, maybe Discover Open Road is better suitted for you.

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kc12286 wrote:

Do you  have Dividend Platinum or would you do a PC? I was considering applying for the Forward and Discover More to replace a low limit CC. I want a decent rewards package and Discover has what I want for gas purchases and Citi has it for other purchases.



Orange indicates replacing a lower limit with a lower limit.

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