Playing The Citi Retention Offer Merry-Go-Round: What Did I Get?

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Citi Retention Offer

Playing The Citi Retention Offer Merry-Go-Round: What Did I Get?

PDX Deals Guy shared his recent Citi retention offer merry go round details with me so I thought I should pass them along to you.  Citi doesn’t do many things well, especially fraud alerts, but one thing they do better than anyone is retention offers. A customer service rep can often go through all of your cards during one phone call and alert you to any offers you have on your accounts. And they will have offers even when your annual fee is not due.  Because of that it is worth calling and checking on your friends at Citi a few times a year to see if Santa came early.

I made sure to add all of these to our massive Retention Offers Database.  Be sure to bookmark that post and check it before making any retention calls.

Citi Retention Offer Results

PDX Deals Guy didn’t get as many lucrative offers in the past but as the saying goes, something is better than nothing.

AT&T Access More Card

He didn’t ask about this card since he got an offer for an extra 2X on all spend late last year.

Citi Retention Offer

Citi Premier

His annual fee had just posted on the Premier and he was given a few different options.
  • $95 statement credit for spending $95 in the next 30 days
  • 5,000 ThankYou points after spending $1,000
  • 10,000 ThankYou points after spending $3,000

He decided to take the $95 after spending $95.  It is the second best offer in turns of overall value but by far the easiest offer to accomplish.

Citi Preferred

There was no offer available on this card.

Citi Retention Offer

Citi Rewards+

He only received one option for the Rewards+ card.
  • 10,000 ThankYou points after spending $3,000 within 6 months.

Citi Dividend 

Nothing offered for this card.

Final Thoughts

The offers were not as juicy as in the past but getting to keep the valuable Citi Premier card for free another year is a win in my book. Especially with the new cash out option and pairing it up with the Rewards+ card. 

The offer on the Rewards+ card is decent as well.  It is like earning 5.3X on gas and grocery over the next $3,000 in spend.

The real winner is the offer PDX Deals Guy got last time out on the AT&T Access More card.  Earning 5X online is nothing to sneeze at and can add up quickly!

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. I love the spend 17,500 and get 35,000 bonus points offer. Which really means a total of 52,500 points. I got that twice on my TY Preferred card in the last year and once on my Rewards+.


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