Recently, I wrote about my rather disappointing retention experience and offer from Citibank with respect to the Prestige MasterCard (see, Citibank Prestige: My Lukewarm Retention Offer and My Decision). As I explained, I made some retention calls to Citibank and was offered two options, neither of which made me jump up and down. Option 1: $200 … Read More
The Prestige MasterCard from Citibank is one of my favorite premium travel credit cards. It has a lot of bonuses – $250 air travel credit per year, 3X Thank You points for flights, 2X Thank you points for dining, Global Entry, access to airport lounges, and so on. It also offers great trip delay protection … Read More
The big buzz at the moment is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Visa credit card. The draw of this credit card is that you earn 100,000 Ultimate Reward (UR) points as a sign-on bonus after spending $4,000 within the first three months. That’s huge! Those 100,000 points translate into a very nice trip! Although the … Read More
For the past two days, I’ve spent at least one hour per day on hold trying to phone Citibank. I want to cancel one of my credit cards (Premier), and would also like to set a travel alert for another credit card (Prestige), as I’m going away tomorrow. The wait was inordinate. Was the phone … Read More
Citibank recently upped the minimum amount on deposit for Citigold clients to $200,000. In an effort to keep their Citigold clients from defecting, Citibank keeps rolling out new benefits. Today, I received an email from Citibank extending an offer to me, as a Citigold customer, to a free CitiBike one-year membership. The offer further provides … Read More
Within a few days, I’ll be on my way to Iguazu Falls (Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil) and Lima, Peru. The basics are in place, but I feel like there’s so much that’s still up in the air (pun unintentional). Flights are on LAN. JFK-LIM-IGU-LIM- JFK. It was a mistake fare of less than $400 per … Read More
Well, it was nice while it lasted. For a short time, Evolve allowed payment of bills with Discover credit cards. Then they narrowed the category of bills that could be paid without fee with Discover cards. This morning, I received an email from Evolve announcing that there will no longer be any restrictions on the … Read More
Do you fondly remember the days of Toaster Oven giveaways from banks? Well now TD Bank is giving new customers free Fitbits. But is this a good deal?