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Best way to cash out Citi Thank You points???

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Need to cash out my points soon and the best options seem to be gifts cards to Walmart or Sears. Neither of which I really buy much from. No Amazon gift card. They let you redeem online at Amazon but only at 80 cents on the dollar which is a ripoff imo. Anyone know if you can buy Walmart, Sears or some other gift card from them and use that to buy an Amazon gift card? I know it has been discussed before, but has anyone actually done it?

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they've got a ton of retail partners. Do you not shop at gap, home depot, ...?
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if you can get BB gift cards, you can convert them to amazon GCs.
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If you don't have Citi Thank You Preferred or Premier (which have 1 to 1 pt values for all gift cards), then your best bet is the $100 gift cards for 10,000 pts. Unfortunately the only retailers with these values are Macy's, Dillard's, Marriott Hotels, etc. and not Walmart or Best Buy unless you have the two credit cards listed above. The next best option is using your points to book for travel (air, hotel, etc.) thru the Thank You website. You can pay the difference if you are short on points.
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I'd probably go with the Sunoco card. As long as you have a car, gas cards are as good as cash.
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I do have the preferred card, but most of the retailers I do not shop much at and I have 500+ dollars in points. No use for clothing stores or restaurants. Home Depot and Lowes are marginal and I really do not need to spend that much there anytime soon (knock wood). Sears and Walmart I just do not find that useful most of the time (sort of hate Walmart anyway).

Sunoco would be fine except I have to travel 5 miles out of my way (each way) to get to the nearest Sunoco around me. The inconvenience alone rules that out.

Worst Buy is OK but I unless they have a sale, they are generally non-competitive. Has it been confirmed that Worst Buy gift cards can be used to purchase Amazon gift cards or is it strictly YMMV by store?
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I do have the preferred card, but most of the retailers I do not shop much at and I have 500+ dollars in points. No use for clothing stores or restaurants. Home Depot and Lowes are marginal and I really do not need to spend that much there anytime soon (knock wood). Sears and Walmart I just do not find that useful most of the time (sort of hate Walmart anyway).

Sunoco would be fine except I have to travel 5 miles out of my way (each way) to get to the nearest Sunoco around me. The inconvenience alone rules that out.

Worst Buy is OK but I unless they have a sale, they are generally non-competitive. Has it been confirmed that Worst Buy gift cards can be used to purchase Amazon gift cards or is it strictly YMMV by store?
I've never heard of anybody having trouble. I've used BB GCs and Reward Zone certs to purchase Amazon GCs.
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I had a Thank You Premier card that had an option for a mortgage payment or a student loan payment... They just send a check for 1:1 made out to the institution you tell them. Not sure if that still exists.
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I've never heard of anybody having trouble. I've used BB GCs and Reward Zone certs to purchase Amazon GCs.

Thanks. I will give it a try.
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Sunoco would be fine except I have to travel 5 miles out of my way (each way) to get to the nearest Sunoco around me. The inconvenience alone rules that out.
I probably would have felt the same way if I was still living in NJ. Since I moved out to PA though, it's a 15-minute drive to the supermarket and a 25-minute drive to the gym. Sunoco is "only" 8 miles away. Big Grin
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Need to cash out my points soon and the best options seem to be gifts cards to Walmart or Sears. Neither of which I really buy much from. No Amazon gift card. They let you redeem online at Amazon but only at 80 cents on the dollar which is a ripoff imo. Anyone know if you can buy Walmart, Sears or some other gift card from them and use that to buy an Amazon gift card? I know it has been discussed before, but has anyone actually done it?
Sorry to bring back old post, but what did OP end up going with? I'm in a similar situation and need to also cash out soon. Have citi thank you preferred card.

Could definitely use something for flights, or amazon, or walmart. What would be the best value? Thanks!
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Sorry to bring back old post, but what did OP end up going with? I'm in a similar situation and need to also cash out soon. Have citi thank you preferred card.

Could definitely use something for flights, or amazon, or walmart. What would be the best value? Thanks!

I actually went for Best Buy gift cards which I turned around and got Amazon Kindle gift cards (which are the same as regular Amazon gift cards and can be used to purchase anything on Amazon) with in store. A pain since I had to go multiple times since Worst Buy only allows 5 gift card purchases at a time ($50 each) but the best option for me.
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Best I've found is student loan rebate. You call and they make the check out to a creditor and mail it to you. No dealing with gift cards, straight cash.
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I'd probably go with the Sunoco card. As long as you have a car, gas cards are as good as cash.
This. Why anyone with a station nearby would forgo this option in favor of any other gift card is a bit strange to me. Although a few of the sunoco stations in my area have closed down so i now have to drive 5 miles out of the way to cash these in. Ive recently switched to AMEX rewards anyhow, so this wont be an issue for me any longer.
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I have a ton of Citi TY pts as well, maybe $1k worth. For me SL rebates are 1:1 points (e.g. 1 point is 1 cent or IOW 50k pts is $500) same goes for mortgage payments. Cash against your account (e.g. payment) is 1:2 (50k pts is $250 in statement credit).

Don't forget Citi allows you to transfer your pts to other accounts

What sucks about TY pts is it doesn't appear as if they give you a positive ratio unlike other rewards (e.g. Discover).

BTW you can use TY pts at amazon *directly* so I don't see why you'd bother buying BB certs then Amazon certs, unless you plan to give as gifts.
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