Citi Prestige® Card changes due in 2017 and it’s not good news

Posted on July 26, 2016 by in best use of Citibank ThankYou points

Citi Prestige® Card

Changes to Citi Prestige benefits

Reliable sources have confirmed that the Citi Prestige® Card will be undergoing some changes a year from now in 2017, but it’s mainly bad news for cardmembers. These will include removal of the golf benefit and no more access to Admirals Clubs, as well as redemption rates changing….

Citi Prestige® Card

The changes will only apply from July 2017, so do not apply to current or new cardholders right now; you can apply for the card here and still enjoy the current benefits.

New cardmembers should note that the offer page now doesn’t show some of the benefits such as the free golf rounds, but you will still be entitled to them until July 23rd, 2017! However, this may well change later in the year or certainly next year, so if you’ve been thinking about applying for this card, do so sooner rather than later.

The main changes

In addition to some benefits that won’t be changing, current and new cardmembers can still enjoy these travel rewards with the Citi Prestige® Card until mid-2017:

  • Golf benefit (you can currently get three free rounds of golf every year)
  • Fourth night free (you’ll still get this, but it will instead be based on the average nightly rate and will no longer include taxes)
  • Admirals Club access

New cardholders can earn 40,000 bonus ThankYou points with a $4,000 spend on purchases within 3 months of account opening. 

Here’s hoping that Citi adds some great new benefits next year to compensate for losing some of these.

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