Citi cardholders get option to turn reward points into instant statement credits or charity donation
14 February 2014 | 1986 views | 0
Citi ThankYou Rewards members now have two new ways to use their Citi ThankYou® Points - either for an account credit to cover a recent purchase, or to make a donation to charity.
With ThankYou Select and Credit, available ThankYou Points can be used to cover purchases in certain categories made with an eligible consumer Citi credit card that participates in ThankYou Rewards. ThankYou members can also use their available points to make a donation to a wide variety of charitable organizations on www.thankyou.com/pointworthy.
"We want our customers to be empowered to use the ThankYou Points they earn for what they want - whether it's dinner out with the family, groceries or concert tickets," said Mary Hines, Head of Citi ThankYou Rewards. "This new Select and Credit feature provides the ability to use points to cover purchases recently made with their Citi credit card with just a few clicks."
ThankYou members can use the Select and Credit feature for recent purchases made on an eligible Citi credit card - including dining, entertainment, grocery and drug store purchases, utilities and gas. With just a few clicks, ThankYou members can use their points to receive a statement credit to cover those eligible purchases made during their current credit card billing cycle on Citi Account Online. Here's how it works:
1. From Account Online, click the "Use Points to Select and Credit" link.
2. Select one or more purchases from the list of eligible transactions.
3. Accept the Terms & Conditions to redeem ThankYou Points for an account credit.
4. Once the request is complete, the customer will receive an email confirmation and their ThankYou Point balance will be updated. The credit will post to customer's account within 48 hours.
Added Mary Hines, "Through our relationship with PointWorthy, we're proud to offer our members the opportunity to use their ThankYou Points to make donations to a wide variety of charities that are personally meaningful to them."
Donate with Points is a new ThankYou Rewards feature that lets ThankYou members use their available ThankYou Points to make a donation to a wide variety of charitable organizations, supporting causes ranging from education and medical research to the arts.