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Credit Card Points

Postby The Ref » Sun, 03 Feb 2019 7:20 pm

There is an offer from Citi where I can pay $288 for 28223 bonus Citi Miles (I meet all the other criteria such as minimum spend)

I really dont do much with my Credit Card points or miles as I normally fly on discounted fares which is better value than the programs.

My question is - Is it worth it?

I often change points to Best vouchers as booking with points is often challenging.

Thoughts or suggestions? :?

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Re: Credit Card Points

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 03 Feb 2019 7:30 pm

The Ref wrote:There is an offer from Citi where I can pay $288 for 28223 bonus Citi Miles (I meet all the other criteria such as minimum spend)

I really dont do much with my Credit Card points or miles as I normally fly on discounted fares which is better value than the programs.

My question is - Is it worth it?

I often change points to Best vouchers as booking with points is often challenging.

Thoughts or suggestions? :?
Ask this question in HWZ Money mind forum Credit Cards subsection. You are more like to get answers.

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Re: Credit Card Points

Postby The Ref » Sun, 03 Feb 2019 7:49 pm

Thanks WD40

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Re: Credit Card Points

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 07 Feb 2019 7:52 am

No. Esp knowing how important cash is to you.
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Re: Credit Card Points

Postby talk007 » Fri, 08 Feb 2019 5:49 pm

$100 is equal to 14k points. You count...


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Re: Credit Card Points

Postby GSM8 » Sun, 10 Feb 2019 4:13 pm

Seems a good deal if you like to fly biz class for personal travel (less so for economy class though). Typically a $3000 r/t ticket in SQ biz class will cost 70-80k frequent flyer miles on award redemption. Derating slightly because award tickets don't earn miles, that's still about 4c/mile. Typically when renewing a card, if you pay the annual fee (instead of getting it waived) you get bonus miles as the rate of 2c/mile. So if you are getting the bonus miles at 1c/mile, its a good deal if you'll use them


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