Citi is offering a $750 Luxury Escapes Gift Card when you spend $7,000 on eligible purchases with your Citi Premier Credit Card within 90 days from approval plus a reduced first year annual fee of $150 (usually $300) when you apply by 30 April 2024.
Cardholders can still enjoy $150 annual fee in each subsequent year if they spend $48,000 on eligible purchases in the previous year.
The Citi Premier Credit Card earns up to 2 Citi reward Points per dollar on eligible spend and includes complimentary Priority Pass(TM) membership with two airport lounge visits each year, plus the ability to earn Citi reward Points and redeem them for a statement credit or transfer them to a number of partners
Digging into the benefits of the Citi Premier Credit Card
The Citi Premier Credit Card earns Points in the Citi Rewards program.
|Citi Premier credit card
|Citi Rewards earn rate
|2 Citi reward Points per $1 spent on Eligible Transactions online or overseas
1 Citi reward Point per $1 spent on Eligible Transactions everywhere else
|200,000 Citi reward Points over a 12-month period
|Minimum credit limit
|Earns points at ATO
|Priority PassTM membership and two complimentary airport lounge visits each year
|$150 for the first year and each subsequent year if you spend $48,000 on eligible purchases or cash advances in the previous year, otherwise $300 p.a. ongoing
|Overseas transaction fee
|3.40% of the converted amount
|International Travel Insurance
Domestic Travel Insurance
Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance in Australia
Purchase Protection Insurance
Extended Warranty Insurance
(Policy Information Booklet)
|Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
Citi Rewards transfer partners for the Premier Credit Card are low in number but high in quality:
Cardholders can transfer their Citi reward Points at the following rates.
Transferring to Velocity allows cardholders to redeem for flights on Virgin Australia.
Effective Frequent Flyer Program Point Earn Rates
|Frequent Flyer Program
|All other eligible spend
|Eligible Transactions made online
and International Spend
|0.5 point / $
|1 point / $
|0.5 point / $
|1 point / $
|0.4 point / $
|0.8 point / $
|* Qantas Points are only earned through the Citi Premier Qantas credit card
The minimum number of Citi reward Points required to make a transfer varies depending on the partner program.
- Velocity Frequent Flyer – Minimum 2,000 points in 1-point increments
- Singapore KrisFlyer – Minimum 20,000 points in 1-point increments
- Flybuys – Minimum 2,000 points in 1-point increments
Any balance less than the minimum is ineligible to be transferred to frequent flyer programs until the minimum threshold is reached.
The card also comes with Priority Pass(TM) lounge membership, valued at US$99 per year, and two included airport lounge visits valued at US$35 each.
If you are a cardholder, you will receive a welcome pack from Citi with a Priority Pass(TM) access code soon after receiving your card in the mail. The code then lets you sign up for the relevant membership from Priority Pass(TM).
Finally, you’ll also get a range of insurance, including the following:
- Guaranteed Pricing Scheme
- Purchase Cover Insurance
- International Travel Insurance
- Extended Warranty Insurance
- Transit Accident Insurance
- Interstate Flight Inconvenience
As usual, you’ll need to read the PDS and assess if these insurances meet your needs and offer you substantial value.
This guide references some of the benefits of insurance policies provided with this card. Before obtaining this product, you should read the PDS and obtain independent professional advice.
Earn Citi reward Points on larger everyday expenses such as rent, taxes, education fees, property management fees, childcare and miscellaneous bills with Citi PayAll. Offers are subject to eligibility and are only available if your account is in good standing.
Apple Pay, Google Pay & Samsung Pay support
Summing up: The Citi Premier Credit Card
The Citi Premier Credit Card is a great option for those looking to earn points into Velocity, KrisFlyer or Flybuys whilst taking advantage of the flexible nature of the Citi Rewards Program.
The Card’s airline and loyalty partners are of a high quality and are among the largest in the Australian market. The Card also comes with additional benefits, such as complimentary Priority Pass(TM) membership and 2 airport lounge visits, making for a more comfortable journey in the future. Also, the ability to turbocharge your Points earned from Citi PayAll is another great feature.
It is also good to see that the Card also comes with many complimentary insurances, which is expected for this level of card.
Overall, this is a Card worth considering for those who like to diversify their Points earn and are looking for a mid-range annual fee card.
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