As part of the Citibank Dining Program, all Citibank cardholders are entitled to a free wine bottle when dining at over 450 partner restaurants. All Australian Citibank credit and debit cards are included in this offer. The program is also available to some Diners Club cardholders.
Even Australians with a fee-free Citibank Plus Transaction account can take advantage of the Citibank Dining Program. This debit card happens to be one of the best cards for overseas travel as there are no account fees, no foreign transaction fees and no overseas ATM fees.
To claim your free bottle of wine through the Citibank Dining Program, you’ll need to mention you’re a Citibank cardholder when you arrive at the restaurant or order your meal. You’ll then be offered a complimentary bottle of wine from the Citi collection. While not all wines on the menu will be available for free, you’ll usually get (at a minimum) a choice between red or white. You can see which wines are available at each restaurant on the Citibank Dining website.
Of course, you’ll need to pay the final bill using your Citibank card to use this benefit. Split bills are not permitted.
Around 450 restaurants participate in the Citibank Dining Program. These are located in all Australian capital cities except Canberra and Darwin. There are also participating restaurants in Cairns, Gold Coast, Launceston, Newcastle, Ballarat and Batemans Bay.
There are some terms and conditions. There is a limit of one free bottle of wine per table, and each person will need to order at least one main course. At restaurants where food is shared, there is a minimum order of $50. Finally, the offer is only available when dining in at the restaurant and the bottle cannot be taken away from the restaurant.
If you have a Citibank card and enjoy a glass of wine when eating out, the Citibank Dining Program is a genuinely useful benefit.
If possible, don’t forget to reserve your table using Qantas Restaurants or Velocity’s partner OpenTable to also earn extra frequent flyer points when eating out!