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Citibank Extra Cash : worthless?

disk 1,750 626 September 26, 2008 at 01:19 PM
I have 600 in extra cash. But for those of you with Citibank credit cards, you know that Extra Cash isn't even close to cash. It's no deal.

Has anyone found a way to game the system, maybe get some money from this so called "extra cash" balance?

Thanks

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In the end, I only succeeded in blowing ~$120 of my Extra Cash, all on restaurant coupons, hoping to be able to give to friends who might be able to use them within 2 weeks!
I've just about given up on my extracash. It's worthless. They have actual offers that occur every so often but they are like the first 200 people or something. It's just a waste if you're a slickdeals user as you can find better deals here.
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I know this is an old thread. Has anyone figured out how to take advantage of this 'reward' program?

Is it possible to call them and just ask for part of it back in cash towards your cc bill? Something like that would be a lot better than anything they offer on their site.
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Is it possible to call them and just ask for part of it back in cash towards your cc bill? Something like that would be a lot better than anything they offer on their site.
I've never tried that. I doubt it. The rewards are provided through a third party company which I'm sure gets to keep the cash equivalent when you don't use it. Hence the crappy rewards.
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I've never tried that. I doubt it. The rewards are provided through a third party company which I'm sure gets to keep the cash equivalent when you don't use it. Hence the crappy rewards.
I was excited about having $660 in extra cash. Now its like, they might as well have given $5.

Convinced my mom to switch over to Chase freedom.

Every rewards program should let you pay your bill or at least part of it.
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came across this thread while searching for how to use my extra cash. I have over $5k in extra cash and have no idea how to turn this into good use...

looks like they had a daily deal today for $25 target gift card for $12.50... it sold out in a few minutes... ridiculous....

if anyone knows of a way to make use out of the extra cash please help!!
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came across this thread while searching for how to use my extra cash. I have over $5k in extra cash and have no idea how to turn this into good use...

looks like they had a daily deal today for $25 target gift card for $12.50... it sold out in a few minutes... ridiculous....

if anyone knows of a way to make use out of the extra cash please help!!
It doesn't look like there currently is any way to use them without spending more money. Switch over to a new credit card that gives you a good a reward system. Chase freedom currently has $300 worth of rewards after spending $500 in the first 3 months.

Rewards for Chase freedom are equivalent to cash. You can make purchases using only your points. Points can be used to pay your bill or converted to physical money.

Post for more details

Looks like the $300 deal expired.
Application for $300 cashback [chase.com]
Application for $250 cashback [chase.com]
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Last edited by dealnewb January 26, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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I got an email stating that they were now offering auctions. It looks like some will require cash and others will not. Most of the items are cash cards.

It looks like most of them end pretty far out, and I can imagine that the bidding on them is going to skyrocket as it gets closer to them ending, but you might be able to squeeze out a deal. Better then buying some of the crappy stuff they offer else where on that site.

Link: https://extracash.citi.com/gateway?t=auctions

-rlp340
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I got an email stating that they were now offering auctions. It looks like some will require cash and others will not. Most of the items are cash cards.

It looks like most of them end pretty far out, and I can imagine that the bidding on them is going to skyrocket as it gets closer to them ending, but you might be able to squeeze out a deal. Better then buying some of the crappy stuff they offer else where on that site.

Link: https://extracash.citi.com/gateway?t=auctions

-rlp340
The auction is a 3rd party company with no affiliation to Citi.

Until they stop requiring extra cash and cash to purchase items the reward system will remain worthless. Well, not worthless, some of the gift cards are better than paying full price for them.
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the only thing I find extra cash useful for is a yearly subscription to OK magazine for $2 + extra cash. If you have any ladies that like to read trashy gossip mags like us weekly, this is a great price for this weekly magazine. I have given a few gift subscriptions to friends.
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I got an email stating that they were now offering auctions. It looks like some will require cash and others will not. Most of the items are cash cards.

It looks like most of them end pretty far out, and I can imagine that the bidding on them is going to skyrocket as it gets closer to them ending, but you might be able to squeeze out a deal. Better then buying some of the crappy stuff they offer else where on that site.

Link: https://extracash.citi.com/gateway?t=auctions

-rlp340
The auctions was the only decent thing about the extra cash program and now it has completely disappeared from the site. Looks like they cancelled it. Frown
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No, it's not cancelled. It will come back very soon... bounce

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The auctions was the only decent thing about the extra cash program and now it has completely disappeared from the site. Looks like they cancelled it. Frown
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No, it's not cancelled. It will come back very soon... bounce
Just optimism or did they say they are coming back? They took down the Auctions tab on the page. Confused
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It will come back very soon(within week(s)) not just optimism...Smilie

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Just optimism or did they say they are coming back? They took down the Auctions tab on the page. Confused
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i just called to cancel my card and found we have about $1300 in extra cash. i did a search for flights to london and i'm seeing prices for $1053/person and continental is $930/person.

i haven't gone thru the full process to book, but it seems like a good deal, no? almost a free flight after tax and fees.
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