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Discussion in 'CitiBank Rewards Program' started by daYZman, Aug 24, 2007.

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  1. daYZman

    daYZman Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently booked some domestic airfares, worth $1600, in Europe for me and my family using our Gold card. I just found out about Take Flight and I think I'm eligible for cashback. The redemption form asks for "Points to redeem" and "Take Flight Cashback [in dollars]", does anyone know what sort of values I should put in? Can I put in random values like 3000 points and $1600 to get $1600 back? How should the game be played? Thanks for the help in advance.

    Michael
     

  2. kyle

    kyle Active Member

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    The $ box is automatically linked to the Points box. 3000 points = $30 back.
     
  3. tinky

    tinky Intern

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    Thanks for the question and answer as I had been wondering this myself.

    So the points to dollar conversion rate is always the same? i.e. 10,000 points would equal a $100 cashback?
     
  4. kyle

    kyle Active Member

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    Yes correct.
     
  5. tinky

    tinky Intern

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    thanks very much
     
  6. Alanslegal

    Alanslegal Senior Member

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    just like what everyone before me said.......

    1c = 1 point

    so your cost of $1600 requires 160,000 points.......
     
  7. electrotek

    electrotek Active Member

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    So if 10,000 points = $100 then it looks pathetic.

    For example, a one-way US flight on Qantas is 48,000 points plus taxes of approx $250.

    48,000 points = $480. That wouldn't get me out of the country!

    Is it really that bad?!
     
  8. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    In that case, and assuming you can get the reward redemption, you would be better off transferring your points to QFF first. It will be interesting to see how things compare once "AnySeat" comes online.
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I have never been a fan of redemptions from the rewards catalogue or cashback offers as they do not appear to offer decent value. Clearly the best redemption options would be flights via a FF program as you suggest but some people would like to take the FF flight award availability issues out of the equation and purchase comfirmed flights instead.

    As oz_mark mentioned it would be interesting to see the comparison with the introduction of anyseat awards.
     
  10. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Most of the credit card reward programs tend to return 1% of your spend as a reward, which is nt surprising given how much they make out of the transaction fees. This works out to 1c for each dollar you spend. I would expect that anyseat will work out at around 1c per FF point, but let us see.
     
  11. cbert

    cbert Intern

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    Just went to use the Take-FLight promtoion and found out they have now changed it. :mad:

    You used to get $50 for every 5000 points now instead you can only get $30 for every 5000 points. Almost half the amount !!?!?!?!? :mad::mad::mad:

    I called them up and was told the change took place on 18 July 2008 and there was no grace period, it took effect straight away.

    Whats more I wasnt informed that the change was going to take place!!.:evil:

    Is there anything I can do, my points are now worth almost half what they were worth on 17 July ?
     
  12. electrotek

    electrotek Active Member

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    Move them to your FF program.

    And, if you're really angry, close your Citibank cards.
     
  13. cbert

    cbert Intern

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    I only have 250,000 CB points

    My FF is AA...I guess I have to move them to QF first and then AA however I am not a QF member.


    Guess its time to find a new CC.
     
  14. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Except, of course, once in QF that is the end of the line and have to be 'spent' in the QFF program - no way to transfer them to AA from there
     
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