Citibank is notching it up a few levels with the PremierMiles credit card. If you remember, they offered double miles for all hotel and international spends for the period June to September 2012. Now, there is a new one. For the period 1 October 2012 to 31 December 2012, Citibank is offering to double the miles of its top 2,000 spenders up to 25,000 PremierMiles.
This being an opt-in promotion, one needs to pre-register by 30 November 2012 and only whose who register will have their spends considered for the promotion. Use this link to register, it takes you to the Citibank India website.
All spends done by registered PremierMiles Cardholders during 01 October 2012 and 31 December 2012 will be eligible for the campaign. Out of the registered card holders, top 2,000 highest spenders on Citibank PremierMiles Card during the period will be adjudged as winners, and will get twice the number of miles on all spends during the offer period. If you hold two PremierMiles Credit Cards, you can register both and use both separately as two different entries in the promotion, hence giving you an opportunity to earn more than 25,000 PM in the process. The detailed T&C can be read up in this PDF.
The original credit will be done in the billing cycle, but the ‘double’ miles (bonus for the winners) will be credited to winners latest by 28 February 2013.
Use your PremierMiles on Indigo website
From 12 September 2012 to 31 March 2013, you can redeem your pile of PremierMiles directly on the Indigo website (www.goindigo.in) at the rate of 0.50 Rs. = 1 PM. This is in addition to the ability to redeem PremierMiles on the Premiermiles.co.in website which includes Indigo as an option. So, this might lead to some new redemption options for those who want to use Indigo as an option to redeem their miles. For instance, you could either redeem a BOM-DEL flight on Indigo for 8,400 PremierMiles plus taxes using www.premiermiles.co.in or price it at www.goindigo.in and directly debit PremierMiles as payment currency for these tickets, including the tax component. Here are the detailed T&C [PDF].
While I advised people against using PM to redeem for Jet Airways, out here things may not be so bad so you should always compare before booking the ticket.
Changes to Lounge Access via MasterCard
From October 1, 2012, Citibank PremierMiles will offer only 6 airport lounge visits per calender quarter complimentary for the cardholders with the MasterCard variant. Also, the arrival lounge in Hyderabad has been nixed from the list of lounges under the list.
However, the Visa list continues, and Citibank has, with reasonable certainty, confirmed that the contract to offer lounge access under the Visa Lounge access program will be renewed after 30th September 2012 (though I don’t see the changes on the Premiermiles.co.in website yet.)
So there you go, make sure you’re registered for the top spenders promotion.
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