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Increased earning for Citi Double Cash in Citi Travel + Omni hotels added to Hotel and Luxury Collection

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Citi Double Cash

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A quick head’s up to those of you carrying Citi cards

One of the best cash back credit cards on the market the Citi Double Cash. As you know, the Citi Double Cash earns an unlimited 1% cashback when you purchase and item, and then another 1% cashback when you pay off your statement. Those points can be merged with cards like the Citi Strata Premier or Citi Premier. If you carry any of those other cards you’d earn more in the Citi Travel portal than what is offered below, but if you’re solely carrying the Citi Double Cash, or you want to make use of the 10% off a single stay…these are interesting offers.

  • From June 1 – July 31, 2024,
    • Double Cash cardmembers will receive 10% off a single hotel stay through the Citi Travel site, up to $50 off.
  • Through December 31, 2024,
    • Double Cash cardmembers can earn an unlimited additional 3 bonus ThankYou Points per $1 spent on hotels, car rentals and attractions when booked through Citi Travel for a total of 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent.

Also…Citi Simplicity and Diamond Preferred cardmembers have access to Citi Travel’s Hotel Collection

  • benefits include
    • Comped breakfast, early checkin/late checkout, wifi

All 50 Omni Hotels & Resorts are now available to book on the Citi Travel portal as part of the Hotel and Luxury Collections, including the Omni Golf Collection

    • Plus, cardmembers who have rewards credit cards, will not only earn ThankYou Points when booking their hotel stay through Citi Travel, but they’ll also earn Select Guest points as part of Omni’s Select Guest Rewards program. Citi Simplicity and Diamond Preferred cardmembers can also earn Select Guest points.
    • And cardmembers who book an Omni Hotels & Resorts location available on Citi Travel’s Luxury Collection will have access to all aforementioned perks of the Hotel Collection as well as room upgrades (upon availability) and a $100 resort credit.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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