Daniel emailed me this week with an offer he received from Citi for his ThankYou Premier Card. If you haven’t received this email, you might want to call Citi and see if you can be matched with a similar offer.
Earn 5,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you add an Authorized User and Spend $1,000
Now, for a limited time, add an authorized user and spend $1,000 in purchases to receive 5,000 bonus ThankYou® Points by 06/30/2016.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
— Add an authorized user to your Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
— You and/or your authorized user spend at least $1,000 on your card by 06/30/16
— Get a one-time bonus of 5,000 ThankYou Points
The ThankYou Rewards program has added several new transfer partners in the last year. Earning points through regular spend and bonuses, as well as transferring them to a friend’s ThankYou account, can make it easier to get enough frequent flyer miles to book a high value award ticket. Transfer partners include:
- Hilton HHonors
- Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)
- EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Etihad Guest
- Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)
- Garuda Indonesia
- Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Virgin America Elevate
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Not sure which is the best value? I built a tool that can compare award prices from Flying Blue and Singapore Airlines. I hope to add Asia Miles eventually. These are three major programs, though there may be good values with some of the others.
You can also treat ThankYou points like cash — earning frequent flyer miles and remaining eligible for an elite upgrade. You can book on a variety of airlines, but if you fly American Airlines (or book an AA codeshare on a flight operated by another airline, like Alaska Airlines) then you can get a value of 1.6 cents per point.