Introduction to Citi ThankYou Point TYP II

skysniper 2015 09 24 2017 09 15 898 CommentsWe have covered how to earn Citi Thankyou Points (TYP) in our previous post Introduction to Citi ThankYou Point (TYP) I: How to Earn, and here we’re going to elaborate on how to redeem the points and recommend the best redemption options coque iphone 8 silicone vert available.0. OverviewTo redeem ThankYou Points, you go to the official website of Citi Thankyou Rewards, and log in with your account. Next, hover your mouse over the Shop icon, and following lists will show up. (If you have problems viewing your ThankYou Member Account, or you need to combine your multiple Thankyou Rewards accounts, please call 1 800 THANKYOU for help.)In general, there are three ways to redeem ThankYou Points. Thankyou Points are generally worth 1 cent per point toward travel. Citi ThankYou Premier cardholders can redeem at 1.25 cents per point, while those with Citi Prestige get 1.33 cents per point, or 1.6 cents per point for travel on American Airlines or US Airways. We highly recommend coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d30060 kenzo paris bape samsung galaxy note 10 case you use your points for flights because the redemption rate is not subject to changes and you coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d29394 kate spade camel applique samsung galaxy s9 plus case will also earn miles for the tickets you book.2. Transfer to a variety of airline and hotel loyalty programs (indicated in the blue box) at certain transfer ratios. The transfer features are limited to Citi ThankYou Premier or Citi Prestige cardholders, however. Compared with direct redemption mentioned above, you are getting a better value out of your points toward international travel through transfers. One downside is that Citi TYP is less competitive than Amex Membership Rewards (MR) or Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) in terms of transfer partners. As a result, we recommend this option as an alternative.3. There is an array of other options such as merchandize, shopping coque iphone 7 minnie at Amazon and statement balances. However, these options offer a very poor redemption rate, even lower than 1 cent per point. We do not recommend you use your points this way, and we’ll just skip this in later discussion.As you can see, it is critical to have aCiti ThankYou Premier orCiti Prestigeif you are interested in ThankYou Rewards. For example,Citi Prestige cardholders even get a redemption rate of 1.6 cents per point, which beats all airline and hotel royalty programs. Consequently, it is recommended that you apply for aCiti Prestige for your long term spending or whenever you plan to redeem your points. (For your information,Citi Prestigecharges $100 equivalent annual fee.) This is especially true if you often fly with American Airline (AA)/US Airways (US) for domestic travel. The reasons are as follows. First, an equivalent annual fee at $ 100 is as low as that of Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP). Second, the card offers 3x points on flights and hotels, 2x on dining and entertainment. Third, cardholders are able to redeem for AA/US flights at 1.6 cents per point all year around and enjoy themselves in AA/US lounges, and even in lounges provided by other airlines worldwide, say, China Airlines’ First class lounges.1. Redeem for flights at fixed valueOur discussion in this section is limited etui coque iphone 8 plus to flight redemption, due to its higher redemption rate compared with other travel vintage tardis coque iphone 11 service including hotels. However, car rental is one exception. As for flight redemption, here we are going to show you how the system works. And we assume that you already coque custodia cover case fundas hoesjes iphone 11 pro max 5 6 6s 7 8 plus x xs xr se2020 pas cher p9437 alien crop top iphone 11 pro max case have a Citi ThankYou Premieror a Citi Prestigethat promises very good redemption value.We searched a flight from Los Angeles to Newark on Nov 11, 2015 in the Travel Center. The result is shown in the following magasin coque iphone 7 7032antenpascher3642 picture:The prices shown here are identical with Google results. As a Citi Prestige cardholder, you may fly across the US continent with American Airlines for about 10,000 points. That equates 1.6 cents per point. And you’ll earn around 2,500 miles with this trip.Citi also offers “Points+ Cash” payment option for those who do not have enough points for a ticket or prefer to coque iphone 6 friends dont lie save points for future use. You may change the number of points you wish to redeem as you like. The following picture shows the screen where you select payment options after coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge b36967 stormtropper b0483 samsung galaxy note 10 case you choose a certain flight.As you can see, withCiti Prestige, you redeem 5K TYP for $80. That equates 1.6 cents per point.There is one thing I’d like to clarify here. Many people are not aware of the difference between point redemption and miles coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d28728 jimmy buffets margaritaville 1 samsung galaxy s10 5g case redemption. Let us explain a little bit with the LA Newark flight example. Apart from a 12.5K ticket, you also earn additional 2,500 miles (AA miles accumulation is based on travel distance) coque iphone 6 standard de liege with the former. This is because TYPredemption can be simply regarded as booking by money, and you can earn miles with it; while award tickets don earn miles. The additional 2,500 miles may save you around $40 in future coque iphone x xs alice au pays des merveilles chat booking.However, unlike other rewards systems, TYP is often preferable to domestic flights redemption. One reason is that miles can get better value when iphone 8 coque messi redeemed for international coque custodia cover case fundas hoesjes iphone 11 pro max 5 6 6s 7 8 plus x xs xr se2020 pas cher p10227 make america schwifty again rick and morty president 2020 iphone 11 pro max case flights rather than domestic ones. Another reason is about limited award seats availability. For yukari w3714 coque samsung galaxy s8 1coques8samsung7986 example, I acrylic pink mirror coque iphone 6 coque7iphone21196 booked more than 10 round trip domestic tickets in the past two years (because my girlfriend lives in another city). I got a coque iphone 7 cleveland cavaliers 7032antenpascher2583 one way award on UA and another award on US. Other times I booked non award tickets with TYP or cash (before I got myCiti Prestige).Overall, it is still a good choice to redeem your TYP for AA/US flights. You coque refermable iphone 7 plus don’t need to worry about awards availability, or to feel concerned about whether you have enough points for a ticket. In addition, you earn miles with redeemed coque iphone x xs guitare design 2 flight. Anyway, it remains a practical, flexible and reliable option for those ones in need despite of its restricted redemption value.Overall, it is still a good choice to redeem your TYP for AA/US flights. You don’t need to worry about awards availability, or to feel concerned about whether you have enough points for a ticket. In addition, you earn miles with redeemed flight. Anyway, it remains a practical, flexible and coque bomber iphone 8 reliable option for those ones in need despite of its restricted redemption value. We do not recommend transfer to Hilton loyalty program provided low redemption value of Hilton HHonors points. In view of sign up bonuses of co branded credit cards, you may as well save your ThankYou Points for other better options.Here we’ll cover Citi’s all airline partners according to its alliance membership. For detailed overview of each airline, just click the subtitles.2.1. Star AllianceSingapore Airlines (SQ) One highlight of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is that it offers both business and First class awards on Singapore Air’s own flights, including flights in the A380 suites. This program remains one of the best transfer options in spite of high fuel surcharges. This is especially true now with a dramatic drop in oil price and a 15% discount on awards on Singapore Air’s own flights.We recommend following routes if you are thinking of booking awards on Singapore’s own flights:US West CoastHong Kong: economy/business class/First class flights for 25,500/63,750/70125 ThankYou Points + $ 50 feesUS East CoastEurope: economy/business class/First class flights for 17,000/48,875/57,375 ThankYou Points + $ 200 feesIn addition to awards on its won flights, Singapore Airlines also offers domestic awards on United Airline for 25K miles round trip in economy or 40K miles round trip in business class with no fuel surcharges. In comparison, it costs 25K and 50K MileagePlus miles for the same trips…