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CITI Double Cash - looking for signup bonus

47 22 January 27, 2015 at 07:14 AM
Hi. Citi Bank has a new credit card called 'Double Cash' that pays 1% on purchases and 1% on payments towards your balance(including monthly pay-offs). This would be the best non-category card in my wallet, if/when I get it...but there's a $200 signup bonus floating around to 'solicited' customers-- I can't seem to find a way to get on their solicitation list. I've tried doing online chat, and they refuse to give it to me the deal for just asking-- and won't tell me how to get on their solicitation list. Anyone have any idea?

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Hi. Citi Bank has a new credit card called 'Double Cash' that pays 1% on purchases and 1% on payments towards your balance(including monthly pay-offs). This would be the best non-category card in my wallet, if/when I get it...but there's a $200 signup bonus floating around to 'solicited' customers-- I can't seem to find a way to get on their solicitation list. I've tried doing online chat, and they refuse to give it to me the deal for just asking-- and won't tell me how to get on their solicitation list. Anyone have any idea?

Thanks.
Interesting. I didn't know there was a $200 signup bonus possible for the Double Cash card. I've been eyeing this card for a while and have been contemplating when to sign up, but now you've got me Jonesin' to get on the list too.

Currently, I'm earning 2.2%+ on all spending via the BarclayCard Arrival World Elite MasterCard, but it would be nice to have the Double Cash always available as my "fall back" card for general spending whenever I don't have a better churner available.
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Hi. Citi Bank has a new credit card called 'Double Cash' that pays 1% on purchases and 1% on payments towards your balance(including monthly pay-offs). This would be the best non-category card in my wallet, if/when I get it...but there's a $200 signup bonus floating around to 'solicited' customers-- I can't seem to find a way to get on their solicitation list. I've tried doing online chat, and they refuse to give it to me the deal for just asking-- and won't tell me how to get on their solicitation list. Anyone have any idea?

Thanks.
How did you get to the online chat?

Let me try and post my experience.
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I've been waiting for a sign up bonus also for this card since it came out. I've heard of the $200 also but not sure how to get it. In the mean time I'll keep using my Fidelity AMEX.
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I've been waiting for a sign up bonus also for this card since it came out. I've heard of the $200 also but not sure how to get it. In the mean time I'll keep using my Fidelity AMEX.
A friend of mine had worked there for years.. I'll see if he has any advice 😊
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A friend of mine had worked there for years.. I'll see if he has any advice 😊
Please share if you get any info on how to get bonus with the card application here.
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Interesting. I didn't know there was a $200 signup bonus possible for the Double Cash card. I've been eyeing this card for a while and have been contemplating when to sign up, but now you've got me Jonesin' to get on the list too.

Currently, I'm earning 2.2%+ on all spending via the BarclayCard Arrival World Elite MasterCard, but it would be nice to have the Double Cash always available as my "fall back" card for general spending whenever I don't have a better churner available.
How is Arrival 2.2%?
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How is Arrival 2.2%?
I've liked the Arrival Plus card since I've been doing a fair amount of travel and getting the 2.2% rewards pretty easily.

However, I recently upgraded to the BankAmericard Travel Rewards with Platinum Honors Preferred Rewards status with Bank of America. That card with that status actually nets me 2.625% on all spending (redeemable toward travel expenses like the Arrival Plus). Like the Arrival Plus, it has a chip and no foreign transaction fee. However, it also has no annual fee, whereas the Arrival Plus has an annual fee of $89 starting in the 2nd year.

I was fortunate in that I had some 401K money I could roll over into a MerrillEdge IRA account to qualify for the Platinum Honors status. If you can get the Platinum Honors status, it's a pretty tough deal to beat (i.e. 2.625% yield on all spending).
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I've liked the Arrival Plus card since I've been doing a fair amount of travel and getting the 2.2% rewards pretty easily.

However, I recently upgraded to the BankAmericard Travel Rewards with Platinum Honors Preferred Rewards status with Bank of America. That card with that status actually nets me 2.625% on all spending (redeemable toward travel expenses like the Arrival Plus). Like the Arrival Plus, it has a chip and no foreign transaction fee. However, it also has no annual fee, whereas the Arrival Plus has an annual fee of $89 starting in the 2nd year.

I was fortunate in that I had some 401K money I could roll over into a MerrillEdge IRA account to qualify for the Platinum Honors status. If you can get the Platinum Honors status, it's a pretty tough deal to beat (i.e. 2.625% yield on all spending).
So the 2.625% is a calculation of what you get when you redeem for hotel stays? Or are you actually getting cash back?
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So the 2.625% is a calculation of what you get when you redeem for hotel stays? Or are you actually getting cash back?
It can be redeemed toward just about any kind of travel expense, including hotel stays. The complete list is: flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees.

The base reward with the BankAmericard Travel Rewards is 1.5 points per $1 spent. Then the Platinum Honors status adds a 75% bonus, bringing that to 2.625 points per $1 spent. You can then redeem those points toward travel expenses with a value of 1 cent per point.

The official blurbs explaining the travel reward redemption say:

"Book travel as you normally would and go online or call to redeem your points for a statement credit toward all or part of your travel purchases"

and

"Redeem points to pay for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees with no blackout dates"


Also noteworthy:
"Online exclusive 10,000 bonus points if you make at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days - that can be $100 towards travel purchases"
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I've liked the Arrival Plus card since I've been doing a fair amount of travel and getting the 2.2% rewards pretty easily.

However, I recently upgraded to the BankAmericard Travel Rewards with Platinum Honors Preferred Rewards status with Bank of America. That card with that status actually nets me 2.625% on all spending (redeemable toward travel expenses like the Arrival Plus). Like the Arrival Plus, it has a chip and no foreign transaction fee. However, it also has no annual fee, whereas the Arrival Plus has an annual fee of $89 starting in the 2nd year.

I was fortunate in that I had some 401K money I could roll over into a MerrillEdge IRA account to qualify for the Platinum Honors status. If you can get the Platinum Honors status, it's a pretty tough deal to beat (i.e. 2.625% yield on all spending).
I'm doing the same way - started roll over IRA with ML/ME to get to platinum honors status.

Do we get the platinum honors status immediatly after funds are moved into the account?
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Well, I was able to get onto Citi's solication list-- both my wife and I received offers in the mail this weekend from CitiBank for DoubleCash. Unfortunately, the offer doesn't include any signup bonus! Frown I suppose I'll wait-- maybe they'll sweeten the deal as they continue to send offers...

As for how I did it, I went to their website and filled in some form to have them find a card that suited me best-- I obviously selected the prompts so they offered me Double Cash, and then I stopped-- after they had my mailing address and some other info. It took a while(a couple months, I think), but here it is...

I sure hope they follow up with a signup bonus offer.


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here's a link to check if you have any current offers from citi and also will probably get you on the solicitation list as mentioned by the previous poster:

https://www.accountonline.com/car...vitation=N

*checking within this link doesn't effect your credit score
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any updated methods or advice getting the 200$ sign on perk for this card?
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Looking for this too. Apparentely it was a limited solicited offer at one point that was not easy to get added on....
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