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Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

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Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

So I see many people want this card. Other than the aesthetics of the card, the slightly lower interest rate, the concierge service and the intro promo, I don't see much going for this card. If it had rewards, I would understand but it doesn't.

 

So what gives? What am I missing here??

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

My mom has it because she was pre approved. She doesn't know much about card benefits. She just liked her us airways card for miles alot. I'm going to see if I can PC her to the Forwsrd because of the points

She doesn't really like credit though. I'm trying to teach her that she can be rewarded for good credit

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

And by the by....it isn't that great IMO

I want the forward so bad. I have the American Airlines

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?


SwiftTone wrote:

So I see many people want this card. Other than the aesthetics of the card, the slightly lower interest rate, the concierge service and the intro promo, I don't see much going for this card. If it had rewards, I would understand but it doesn't.

 

So what gives? What am I missing here??


For me, the primary appeal is the ongoing 0% BT offers that I receive.  As I continue to work on paying down my revolving debt, this card has been invaluable to me.  I now have other rewards cards that are "better," but for me this card has a definite purpose.  Also, Citi was one of the first prime lenders to give me credit when I started rebuilding my card portfolio, and I appreciate that.

 

And the fact that it is a cool-looking card is also a plus! Smiley Tongue


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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

I will say....the card does look cool 

 

i still have my Citi Secured lol....I think that helped me get the AAdvantage


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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

I don't get why people say it's a cool looking card.   When you see the card online -- sure, it looks nice, but when you get the card in the mail -- it's all faded -- both the Citi and mastercard emblem  aren't as bright.

 

Other than that, it's a good card for balance transfers and purchases for 18 months at 0%.



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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

It's on my hit list for fall 2013.

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?


Razeus wrote:

It's on my hit list for fall 2013.


So the point of this thread is why?

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

Citi constantly offers 0% BT offer on all of its cards, not just Diamond Preferred.

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Re: Why is Citi Diamond Preferred so sought after?

I don't get it either.  Diamond.  Meh.  I'll pass.

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