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    Current Citi Prestige points transfer partners

    Asia Miles 2.5:1 Emirates Skywards 2.5:1 Etihad Guest 3:1 Eva Air 3:1 (Flybuys 1:1) Flying Blue 3:1 JetPrivilege 3:1 Malasia Airlines Enrich 3:1 Qatar Privilege 3:1 Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer 2.5:1 Thai Royal Orchid 3:1 Turkish Airlines 3:1 Velocity 2:1 (IHG rewards 2.5:1)
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    ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure Card

    Maybe it is time that they got rid of the cap on rewards points earn (1.5 pts up to a max of $2000 per statement period, and then 0.5 pts thereafter). Or at least changed to cap for the higher points earn rate to a more reasonable $5000.00 Unfortunately, the effective annual fee reduction, in...
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    Citi prestige alternative

    Amex Platinum Charge Card gives one free night per year in an accor hotel and has unlimited visit priority pass.
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    RBA Tinkering Again with Interchange Fees

    The banks could offer the customer the choice on a on debit card account for tap-and-go transactions to default to: (i) using the VISA or Mastercard scheme (equivalent to inserting the card and pressing credit button) or, (ii) to using the eftpos route (equivalent to pressing the "savings or...
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    Several Prestige Credit Card Benefits to be Eliminated Jan 2020 (And I'm Not Happy!)

    The cut in benefits, however, seems disproportionate to the rise in CPI and Citibank is severely slashing customer-benefit, making what was once a great card into a very poor one. Very similar to Amex on their high end Platinum Charge Card, with the relatively-recent points devaluation.
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    Several Prestige Credit Card Benefits to be Eliminated Jan 2020 (And I'm Not Happy!)

    From a review of Citi's published Prestige benefits as per their website, it sounds like Citi have done absolutely nothing in response to feedback, such as that quoted above. At least cut the annual fee, and eliminate the whopping 3.4% surcharge for using the card overseas or at a merchant...
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    Several Prestige Credit Card Benefits to be Eliminated Jan 2020 (And I'm Not Happy!)

    Disappointing to see that Australia's first "VISA Infinite" branded card has effectively been turned into a "VISA Restricted Benefits" card. Come on Citibank, you used to be the market leader with your Card portfolio! The cancel and complaints line will be running hot....
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    Several Prestige Credit Card Benefits to be Eliminated Jan 2020 (And I'm Not Happy!)

    So you can't even book a return transfer (to airport and back)?
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    Several Prestige Credit Card Benefits to be Eliminated Jan 2020 (And I'm Not Happy!)

    My suggestion is that to remain competitive they should: (1) reduce the annual fee (!); (2) eliminate the 3.4% foreign merchant surcharge; or (3) increase the point earn for the category of merchants for which 1 Citi point per $ (equal to 0.5 Velocity points per $) currently applies. The golf...
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    Reduced AMEX earn rates from April 2019

    And poorest acceptance
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    AMEX - Shop Small November 2019

    I am annoyed as well. A simple promotion but the way it is handled manages to irritate premium and long term card members
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    AMEX - Shop Small November 2019

    Promotions don't make sense. Have been a member since 1981, and currently a Platinum Charge member (now for several years), but no preference for long tem members (or premium one's for that matter!). Promotions seems to target new members, who probably only sign up for the sign-up bonuses and...
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    AMEX - Shop Small November 2019

    I think there was a smaller allocation as well. 118000 vs 130000 last year. Maybe they are saving the 12000 to allocate to their Centurion and Platinum members!! After all, those annual fees should be worth something....
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    AMEX - Shop Small November 2019

    I tried to register yesterday and customer service told me the cap of 118000, had been reached. That is ridiculously quick! There is no specific allocation for premium card members. Along with the devaluation of Platinum Charge Accent Premium points ($1 spend = 1.125 VA or SQ points), and the...
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    Reduced AMEX earn rates from April 2019

    Or is the offer to retain FF value not available to existing Charge customers who also have a Platinum Reserve Card (as I have discovered). At least as per my letter received today along with no other letters from them.
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