Is it better to transfer points from Citi Signature card to Krisflyer then to Velocity?

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Hi fellow point hackers,

 

I am looking at the Citi Signature card and the point earn through Kris Flyer and Velocity. ¬†Given the better value of points through Kris and the partnership with Velocity is it possible to “wash” the points through Singapore before transferring them over?

 

Thanks in advance.

J

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I don’t understand what you mean by wash the points through Singapore? If you use the card in Singapore, yes, you will earn double points, so 2 points per dollar. But it’s not restricted to Singapore, but any overseas transaction will earn you double points.

Do you mean transfer to Krisflyer first and then to Velocity? In that case, sorry to disappoint you, you will lose points by doing so. The 1.35:1 exchange ratio works both ways. So it’s the same 1.35KF points to 1 velocity point. The information on Velocity’s website is misleading, so not only you, even some experienced blogger in US got mixed up. It is much clearly stated on KF’s website. So if you want VA, then transfer directly to VA.

Bear in mind, recently Citi had devalue the transfer rate from Citireward to KF and VA without notice. Although it was reverted back due to the dissatisfaction from many customers, they have since change the T&Cs and have admitted the possibility of devaluation at anytime. So Signature earn rate will drop to 0.75 KF/VA per $ very soon. Many of us are expecting by the end of the year. So if you are considering getting this card, just bear this in mind.


 

  • So is the message to get the Citibanks point balances cleared out by 31st December ??? Just in case

  • Nothing is confirmed from Citibank. But consider that they would not put in writing that any further devaluation will be notified, I suspect any sudden devaluation is possible. That’s why Keith wrote an article about what to do with Citirewards.

    I can’t tell you what to do but I reckon Keith’s advise is great. Just transfer regularly so you don’t warehouse a large amount of Citipoints.

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