Citi ThankYou Preferred Card

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Card Details and Application Link
Citi Preferred Card
This card is no longer available for new applications

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No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: Downgrade from Prestige or Premier to this card in order to keep points alive

Card Type: Mastercard World


Earning rate: 2X dining and entertainment

See also: Citi ThankYou Rewards Complete Guide

Application Tips

Citi Application Tips

  • 48 Month Rule: With most Citi cards, you have to wait 48 months after receiving a bonus for the same exact card.

  • Velocity Rules: Max 1 personal card per 8 days. Max 2 personal cards per 65 days. Max 1 business card per 95 days.

  • Get Same Card Again: Citi allows getting same card again (even if card is still open) as long as you follow the 24 or 48 month rules and velocity rules (above).

  • Hard inquiries DO NOT combine into 1 when approved same day

Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration here:800-695-5171 (personal); 800-763-9795 (business)
If reconsideration # doesn’t work, try the Citi Credit Card Executive Office: 423-477-6858

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