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Which Citi card do you think is best?

Moderator Emeritus

Which Citi card do you think is best?

I'm sitting here looking at thre offers they've sent me in the mail

 

Thank You

Thank You Preferred

Simplicity

 

Any thoughts?

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Super Contributor

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?

Simplicity is the best card for BT or just extended 0% promos.

The TY preferred is the best card if your are basing it upon the standard offers. NPSL, and better rewards.

However if you are including all ongoing promos, then the thank you would be the best, since its the only card that has a 5X unlimited gas, groceries and drug stores offer.
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Moderator Emerita

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?

I remember they were having a better promo for TYP if you app in a branch.
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Super Contributor

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?


09Lexie wrote:
I remember they were having a better promo for TYP if you app in a branch.

Not sure.  The branch promos I know about are for the TY card (5x) and Premier (30K rather than 25K sign up) but that was a few weeks ago.

 

The TY and TY Pref are about to get some 2x categories (dining and entertainment I think).

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?

No branch here, nearest is about 100 miles away.

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Super Contributor

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?

TY has my vote 

Before you app think...
Have you done your research of the CC?
Does it fit your spending?
Do you have a plan for the bonus w/o going into debt?
Can you afford the AF?
Do you know the cards benefits? Is it worth the HP?
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Blogger

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enharu wrote:
Simplicity is the best card for BT or just extended 0% promos.

The TY preferred is the best card if your are basing it upon the standard offers. NPSL, and better rewards.

However if you are including all ongoing promos, then the thank you would be the best, since its the only card that has a 5X unlimited gas, groceries and drug stores offer.

How long is the offer good for, enharu? Is there a cap one the bonus cash back? If there is a cap that is low, the difference will be rather minimal ...

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HiLine wrote:

enharu wrote:
Simplicity is the best card for BT or just extended 0% promos.

The TY preferred is the best card if your are basing it upon the standard offers. NPSL, and better rewards.

However if you are including all ongoing promos, then the thank you would be the best, since its the only card that has a 5X unlimited gas, groceries and drug stores offer.

How long is the offer good for, enharu? Is there a cap one the bonus cash back? If there is a cap that is low, the difference will be rather minimal ...


Unlimited cash back (or rather TY points!) for 12 months.   For heavy users, the difference is considerable, some people are getting a few thousand dollars per month for example.

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Blogger

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longtimelurker wrote:

HiLine wrote:

enharu wrote:
Simplicity is the best card for BT or just extended 0% promos.

The TY preferred is the best card if your are basing it upon the standard offers. NPSL, and better rewards.

However if you are including all ongoing promos, then the thank you would be the best, since its the only card that has a 5X unlimited gas, groceries and drug stores offer.

How long is the offer good for, enharu? Is there a cap one the bonus cash back? If there is a cap that is low, the difference will be rather minimal ...


Unlimited cash back (or rather TY points!) for 12 months.   For heavy users, the difference is considerable, some people are getting a few thousand dollars per month for example.


That sounds awesome actually. Even better than when the Cash+ was still offering 5% on bill pay and airfare

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Established Contributor

Re: Which Citi card do you think is best?

what about the best citi card for a low apr and the highest credit limit? dont care about rewards

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