Earn 5X ThankYou Points On Select Categories (Targeted)

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Citi ThankYou Spending Offer 5X

Citi ThankYou Spending Offer 5X

Citi has long been one of the more active banks when it comes to sending out targeted spending offers. This week they are sending out another round of these offers to cardholders including the ability to earn 5X points in very attractive categories. Let’s take a look.

UPDATE: More people have been targeted. Mark received an offer in the mail for his Citi Premier & Citi Preferred card 3/21/20.

The Offers

  • Citi Premier
    • Use your card to earn 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent, up to 2,500 points, through 05/31/2020 on eligible purchases you make at:
      • Clothing Stores
      • Computer & Electronics Stores
      • Department Stores
      • Toy Stores

These should work online too since many of us are doing all of our non essential shopping online.

  • Citi Preferred
    • Use your card to earn 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent, up to 2,500 points, through 05/31/2020 on eligible purchases you make at:
      • Shopping
      • Grocery Stores
      • Gas Stations
      • Travel & More
      • Offer excludes purchases made at restaurants and on entertainment that earn double ThankYou points.

This one is a great offer in these times.  I know many people are spending more on groceries than they ever have since dining out isn’t an option these days (besides takeout). It seems like most everything except restaurants and entertainment will work. The terms don’t say what shopping is considered, they only have the exclusion terms. So anything you would earn 1X on should count I guess.

Key Terms

  • You must enroll by 04/15/20 and the offer ends on 05/31/2020.
  • Bonus points awarded with this offer are subject to a maximum of 2,500 additional points.

Are You Targeted?

These offers came to us via snail mail, however Citi often sends out offers via email as well. The email subject for this targeted ThankYou spending offer was, “Use Your Citi Card to Earn Bonus ThankYou(R) Points on Eligible Purchases: It’s So Simple to Activate!”

The email had a one-click link to activate the offer as well. So easy!

Also be sure to check your mailboxes since they have been sending them out via USPS this week too.


It’s always nice when a bank rewards you for using a card you already have. While the cap on this offer is small, it’s easy to hit, the categories are generous on the Prestige offer at least, and ThankYou points are a great currency.

Did you receive this or another targeted Citi spending offer? Let us know in the comments!

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. I have 5x AA miles per $1 spent, up to 2,500 points, through 05/31/2020 at Computer & Electronics Stores on my CitiBusiness AAdvantage card. I assume that Best Buy is found in this category, but not Staples or Office Max since they would be likely coded as office supply stores. What other stores would also be included?

  2. Yeah, I signed with my Prestige and will max out the 2,500 points. The Prestige still sucks with the recent devaluations and loss of every single meaningful travel protection, and I will cancel in January one I receive my final 4th night free credit and annual $250 travel credit, and receive a prorata refund of my annual fee. I already upgraded my Freedom card back to a Sapphire Reserve for all future travel expenses


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