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Citi Forward changes continue

Regular Contributor

Citi Forward changes continue

After being upgraded to Visa Sig and an EMV chip, it appears Citi is trying to do even more to make this an elite card. I just received an email from them offering 5x points on gas, groceries, drugstores, and commuter expenses (?) on the card from now through 3/31. However, it does say earn up to 2,500 additional points through 3/31, so it does seem to be capped very low. Still, the changes keep coming in, and $25 a quarter is a nice bonus. Normally I would be concerned with dilution of card benefits, but Citi seems to keep making this card even better!
Amex BCP $20k | PenFed Platinum Rewards VS $16.5k | Amex HHonors $10k
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Valued Contributor

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Lol as i was reading this i got the email with this info.
Amex BCE (2500) / Amex SPG (4000) / Amex GoldPR / Merrill+ Visa siggy (5000) / BofA Amex (6000) / Bofa cash rewards (5000) / BofA Privileges Cash Rewards (5000) / Citi Forward (4400) / Citi DP (2000) / Chase Freedom (4000) / Chase CSP (5000) / Chase Hyatt (5000) / Discover IT (1700) / FNBO AMEX (3600) / NFCU cashRewards Visa signature (15000) / NFCU Flagship Visa signature (12500) / NFCU Navcheck (5000) / Nordstrom (500) / MetroCU Visa Elite (5000) / Walmart (4500) / Kays Jewerels (6600) / Kohls (300) / Macys Platinum (2500) / DCU platinum Visa (17500) / Citizens bank cash back (1100) / Bill Me Later (1631) / PayPal Smart connect (2200) / BestBuy store card (2000)
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Valued Contributor

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Maybe I should app for this card before they raise the credit standards for it Smiley Wink (planning on apping for it in June)


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Current Score: EQ 710 TU 727 EX 704 CK 719(FAKO-EX 697, EQ 697, TU 697)
Goal Score: 750

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Regular Contributor

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Also just noticed that they removed the limit on the number of points you can earn per year as of 9/2012. I've always used it exclusively for restaurant, movie theatre, and bookstore (I buy a bunch on Amazon) purchases. It might start taking away some of the general spend from my PRG with all these changes and offers.

Duncanrr, I haven't seen the card on their site since they started making these changes. The only Forward I am currently seeing on the site is the student version.
Amex BCP $20k | PenFed Platinum Rewards VS $16.5k | Amex HHonors $10k
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Established Contributor

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How long have you had your card?

TU FICO: 772 (Discover) • Exp FICO: 772 (Citi)

Amex BCE $13K | Amex Costco TE $10.4K | Amex SPG $5K | Chase Freedom Visa Signature $15K | Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature $15K | Chase Ink Plus World Elite MC $5K | Citi TY Preferred World MC $10.1K | Citi Forward $10K | Citi Diamond Pref $7.6K | Discover IT $9.9K | JP Morgan Chase Select Visa Signature $9.2K | NFCU CashRew Visa Sig $25K | NFCU LOC $15K | NFL Visa Signature (Saints) $8.1K | USAA Amex $11.3K | USAA World MC $11.5K
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I received this email too.  Doesn't it get 5x points for Netflix, Hulu and others.  Also, doesn't it get points on rhapsody?

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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Regular Contributor

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I got the card in December '09 as an MTVU Student card. No credit history aside from 1.5 years of student loans, only $6k in income, and they offered me a $4k limit. About a year or year and a half ago they upgrade me to the regular Forward without a request on my part. After graduating and getting a good job, I asked for a CLI last Semptember and was bumped to $5.5k on a soft pull. Now they've made a whole host of upgrades this past week without a request from me. Talk about growing with you!

- Sorry for lack of quoting. On my iPhone.
Amex BCP $20k | PenFed Platinum Rewards VS $16.5k | Amex HHonors $10k
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Super Contributor

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I also got 5% cash back on eligible purchases on my Cash Returns Mastercard.

 

Earn 5% Cash Back On Eligible Everyday Purchases!1 - Yahoo! Mail.jpg

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Valued Contributor

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I just tried on a nerdwallet link and the app page for it is down.  Only the student version is up.  I hope it didnt get the axe.



Starting Score: EQ 551 TU 548 CK 607on 6/8/12, EX 542(AMEX pull 3/4/12)
Current Score: EQ 710 TU 727 EX 704 CK 719(FAKO-EX 697, EQ 697, TU 697)
Goal Score: 750

Take the FICO Fitness Challenge
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Valued Contributor

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Aww duncan seems your late to the party lol thank god i didnt pc mine.
Amex BCE (2500) / Amex SPG (4000) / Amex GoldPR / Merrill+ Visa siggy (5000) / BofA Amex (6000) / Bofa cash rewards (5000) / BofA Privileges Cash Rewards (5000) / Citi Forward (4400) / Citi DP (2000) / Chase Freedom (4000) / Chase CSP (5000) / Chase Hyatt (5000) / Discover IT (1700) / FNBO AMEX (3600) / NFCU cashRewards Visa signature (15000) / NFCU Flagship Visa signature (12500) / NFCU Navcheck (5000) / Nordstrom (500) / MetroCU Visa Elite (5000) / Walmart (4500) / Kays Jewerels (6600) / Kohls (300) / Macys Platinum (2500) / DCU platinum Visa (17500) / Citizens bank cash back (1100) / Bill Me Later (1631) / PayPal Smart connect (2200) / BestBuy store card (2000)
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