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enharu
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Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

So, I got the TY Preferred with the 5% back for groceries, gas and drug stores. By default, it was the card w/o the EMV chip.

http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/thankyou/Preferred/external/Apr2011/Default.htm?BT_TX=1&Prospec...

 

Thus I got the preferred w/o the EMV chip originally and I requested for one with EMV Chip.

I asked what kind of MC it was and the guy at EO office said he wasn't sure, but will follow up for me.

The following day, I got a call from him about having the new card sent out, and I just got it today and noticed its a world elite MC. The original card I got was a world MC.

 

So yea it is possible to be upgraded to world elite MC. My entire app process from start till end was with the EO office directly, so that might have helped out. If anyone need the phone number just PM me as well.

 

 

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armbenderc
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

Awesome. My citi cl is only 4200. Long way from elite lol
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vagrants
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

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What does it look like? Similar to Citi Dividend World Elite?

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asteroidblues86
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

Congrats! This is the second confirmed no annual fee World Elite MC from Citi. This gives me hope that mine can be upgraded also. Is the MC logo silver? Are there any other differences? Thanks.

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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

enharu congrats 

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enharu
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

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thanks! :smileyvery-happy:

 

I took a picture of my card. Everything is the same on the back, except the word "Citi" got moved from top right to top left, and top right says "World Elite" with the globe logo below it.

 

The non-EMV version I had was a dark blue card, similar/same to the Premier's color. This EMV version is light blue, which is what the Preferred should be.

I kinda like the dark blue version more, but I like the shiny logo more too.

 

Edited to remove the pic

 

There's no layers in the picture, so there's little or no risk of having this up, I think. It's a screenshot of a screenshot of a picture essentially. I was advised to do this. If it's still not okay with the mods, please remove it. 

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primechicken
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

I got that same link bookmarked in hopes it will still be available when I leave the garden since it's the only place where the 5 pts gas, groceries for 12 mo is still available that I have found. Am I understanding you correctly that you were still able to get that deal for the first 12 months but it's a different card altogether? Or is World Elite just some sort of status like the Signature cards are for Visa? I guess the reason I'm curious is because, like I said, I'm hoping that the TY Preferred with the killer points deal for first year will still be available down the road when I app. But if it has been replaced with a different card altogether that could be encouraging if the same deal is still in place. Makes that deal more likely to still be in place.

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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

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enharu
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

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primechicken wrote:

I got that same link bookmarked in hopes it will still be available when I leave the garden since it's the only place where the 5 pts gas, groceries for 12 mo is still available that I have found. Am I understanding you correctly that you were still able to get that deal for the first 12 months but it's a different card altogether? Or is World Elite just some sort of status like the Signature cards are for Visa? I guess the reason I'm curious is because, like I said, I'm hoping that the TY Preferred with the killer points deal for first year will still be available down the road when I app. But if it has been replaced with a different card altogether that could be encouraging if the same deal is still in place. Makes that deal more likely to still be in place.


The link in my 1st post is the link I used to apply. There's about 3-4 different offers for the thank you preferred. The standard one is on Citi's website, and then there's the 5% gas, drug store, groceries (which I used), and there's a $200 gift card for $700 spend (Link here: http://citi.bridgetrack.com/usc/thankyou/Preferred/external/Jul2011/200GC/default.htm?BT_TX=1&Prospe...).

 

The standard one on Citi's website is a visa (or visa signature if your CL is >5k.)

The one I applied for is a mastercard. They gave me world MC by default when the card first came, and I now got upgraded to world elite mastercard. 

The one for $200 bonus is also a mastercard. 
They don't seem to let me switch the card type (visa or MC) during application process, so I was stuck with it. But i guess you could call in to have it changed to the other payment network if you have a preference for one.

 

World elite is a different tier compared to world and platinum MC, like visa signature and platinum visa. I think a big reason why I got upgraded is because of Citi's EO. I mentioned about what tier of mastercard did I get and whether it was possible to get the world elite. 


Starting July 28th the TY Preferred cards get 2X points on dining and entertainment as well.

The Premier gets a even bigger bonus. 3X dining and Entertainment and 2X travel on top of its current bonuses, if I am not wrong.

 

And thanks lexie :smileyvery-happy: I'm really happy they upgraded me! Kinda a nice surprise.

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vagrants
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Re: Citi Thank You Preferred upgraded to World Elite MC

Yes, it's shiny but not flashy shiny! Very nice! Congra!!!

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