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Maximizing the New Citi ThankYou Partnership with Turkish Airlines

Until recently, earning Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles hasn’t been easy for anyone living in the United States. The only ways to do so has been to credit Star Alliance flights to your Turkish Airlines Smiles & Miles account or through Marriott Hotel + Air packages. Now we have another way.

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Top 9 Reasons Why I Love the Premium Citi Prestige Card

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The Citi Prestige credit card is one of my top cards. In fact, I always use it for booking flights, but it is also great for a few other reasons! Here’s why I love the Citi Prestige.

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Guide to the Citi Prestige’s 4th Night Free Benefit

One of the greatest –if not the greatest –credit card benefits is the 4th Night Free perk exclusively with the Citi Prestige® Card. Today we’ll do a deep dive into what it is and how to use it.

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Citi Prestige 75k Offer and Membership Rewards 40% Transfer Bonus to Avios

Citi recently implemented a massive wave of changes to its flagship Prestige card. Most of these were announced last year year but did not become effective until this week. Just ahead of the July 23rd implementation, Citi announced some meager positive changes to put a positive spin on things. While most of these recent developments are barely worth mentioning, there is one legitimate bit of good news: the sign-up bonus on the Citi Prestige card has gone up to 75k points.

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Changes to Citi Prestige and FlexPerks Cards

In June 2016, Citi announced a massive list of downgrades to the Citi Prestige® Card that really eviscerated this card’s value proposition. However, existing cardholders were given over a year of lead time to absorb the changes and cancel their cards if they felt the remaining benefits no longer justified the $450 annual fee.

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How to Downgrade Premium Credit Cards: Prestige, Reserve, Platinum

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Premium credit cards can be a great value, but they also carry a hefty annual fee. You can enjoy free airport lounges, travel credits, insurance, and other perks and privileges, but at some point, you might decide you don’t want to pay the annual fee anymore or you want to try a different card. Many of the benefits like lounge access, the Global Entry credit are offered by several cards. But if you close the card you lose the credit line attached to it and that may bring down your credit score. There are also other considerations like what to do with the points you’ve accrued. So what’s the best plan to keep your credit line and points? You downgrade the card.

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How the Annual Travel Credit on Premium Credit Cards Can Pay Off

You might be taken aback by the $450-$550 price tag on a premium credit card, but you need to weigh the benefits to see if the fee is worth it. One of the biggest payoffs beyond the sign-up bonus the first year is the annual travel credit one gets with a premium card. When you put that together with lounge access and the other benefits these cards offer you might find the card not only pays for itself but gives you extra funds for travel.

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Comparing Premium Travel Rewards Cards

Competition in the premium travel card segment continues to heat up as two new contenders have recently entered the market: the Altitude Reserve card from US Bank and the UBS Visa Infinite card. In addition to these new cards, Amex has made a variety of benefit changes to both the personal and business versions of the Platinum card.

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Speed Through Airport Security with Clear

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If you’re looking to breeze through airport security, then you may want to consider signing up for Clear.

Similar to Global Entry, in the sense that you’ll be able to verify your identity at a kiosk and avoid waiting in line to have your ID checked by the TSA, this program is expanding to several new airports nationwide.  Clear allows members to leave their ID at home as your identity is used by verifying either a fingerprint or iris scan.

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These Credit Cards Offer Special Savings on Your Next Hotel Stay

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RewardExpert is dedicated to helping you earn free travel with airline miles and points, which can be earned more easily using certain credit cards. But did you know that these same cards sometimes provide special discounts and promotions when you book a hotel?

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Premium Credit Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Citi Prestige vs. Amex Platinum

Premium Credit Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Citi Prestige vs. Amex Platinum

Now that Chase has entered the premium segment of the credit card market with its new Sapphire Reserve card, it’s time for a comparison of the premium offerings from the three primary travel rewards credit card issuers, Chase, Citi and Amex. We rank each of these cards in a variety of categories and come up with a winner.

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The Best Credit Cards to Get to Europe With Miles

The Best Credit Cards to Get to Europe With Miles

Are you planning a trip to Europe? Do you want to save some money and fly there for nearly free? The quickest way to do that is to earn miles or points with travel rewards credit cards and redeem them for award flights. Read on to find out which cards can get you to Europe the soonest.

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Should I Pay for a High Annual Fee Card: Amex Platinum vs. Citi Prestige

Should I Pay for a High Annual Fee Card: Amex Platinum vs. Citi Prestige

There are so many excellent credit cards with no annual fee that even a moderately-priced annual-fee card can raise brows. So when it comes to ultra-premium cards that cost hundreds of dollars, most people just roll their eyes and walk away. This is often the right thing to do for many people, but if you are a frequent traveler, you might at least want to look into these offers. It might be that these expensive credit cards can actually save you some serious money.

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FF News: Bye Citi Prestige Lounges, Hello PreCheck and AA Changes

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Admirals Club access for Citi Prestige

If you hold the Citi Prestige card, you’re about to lose an important benefit. Starting July 23, 2017, American Airlines Admirals Club access will no longer be a feature of the card. Of course, there is still Priority Pass membership as a benefit, which provides access to hundreds of lounges, but there are not as many in the U.S. For the $450 annual fee, this is a big loss for domestic travelers that fly American frequently.

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How to Choose a Credit Card With No Foreign Transaction Fee

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If you often travel abroad, or if you’re planning a big trip to a foreign country, you’ll need a no foreign transaction fee credit card. Don’t worry; there are a lot of options, including some of the best rewards cards available.

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Guide to Getting and Using Citi ThankYou Points

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In the world of general travel rewards credit cards, there are three competing programs that dominate the market:

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Best Credit Cards for Free Access to Airport Lounges

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An airport lounge is a great environment to enjoy while you’re waiting for your boarding announcement. At the very least, you get a comfortable and quiet seating area with free coffee, soft drinks, snacks and WiFi. Some lounges also have showers and quiet areas. High-end lounges can be quite luxurious and offer striking design, gourmet food, top-shelf alcohol and even day beds that can be a rather attractive feature for a weary traveler during a long transit.

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Which Premium Citi Card Is Right for You: Prestige vs AAdvantage Executive World Elite?

Citi offers two premium travel cards, the Prestige and the AAdvantage Executive World Elite. If you travel often and are considering a high-end rewards card, they’re both great options.

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The Top Premium Credit Cards For Getting Airport Lounge Access

There is nothing better than spending some time in a lounge when your traveling and between flights, whether you’re looking to relax, score some food, grab a shower or even book a massage.

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Citi ThankYou Prestige Credit Card Review

Who Is the Citi ThankYou Prestige Credit Card Good For?

Citi ThankYou Prestige is an upscale premium travel reward card that is comparable to the American Express Platinum card. It has many similar travel benefits, and the same hefty $450 annual fee. You should consider getting the Citi card despite the high cost since it comes with some outstanding perks, particularly for those who travel a lot.

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