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Qatar Airways now transfer partners for PremierMiles

PremierMiles is one of my most used credit card in India, and I definitely love it when they add more and more transfer partners. There has been a recent addition, and this is the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, where you can now transfer your PM for a 1:1 ratio. To be sure, Qatar Airways is not exactly one of the best mileage programs out there, but with this addition, PremierMiles has 2 out of the big 3 Middle-East airlines in their club, all of which incidentally offer pretty sucky redemption values. Considering QR is a oneworld member, I’d have expected similar rates for redemption on their own metal as well as partners, but this is not the case. They charge…

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An extra 1000 PremierMiles to activate EMV by tomorrow

Seems Citibank never wanted me to earn these 1000 PremierMiles so I never got this email. Anyhow, I requested a reader to forward me an email that Citibank has sent out to select group of their PremierMiles customers, who have recently been issued the new chip & pin credit cards. To avail this offer, you first need to look up your mailbox to see if you have received an email from india.marketing@citi.com regarding this promotion. Only if you heard from Citi would you be eligible for the promotion. You need to use your new Chip+Pin Citibank Premiermiles CC with a physical swipe machine (i.e., not over the internet or a phone system) before August 31, 2013 and authenticate using a…

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An extra 25,000 PremierMiles for you?

In the last quarter of 2012, Citibank ran a promotion for the PremierMiles credit card holders, where the top 2000 spenders who registered for the promotion were going to get a double on their PremierMiles earned during the promotion period. Some of you should have received an email on these lines yesterday: Double Miles Double Happiness Congratulations! 25000 Bonus Miles havebeen credited to your account! Thank you for participating in the Double your Miles campaign for our PremierMiles credit cardholders.We are happy to inform you that your card number ending with XXXX has been credited with 25000 Bonus Miles on 11th Feb 2013.Looking forward to bring you more exciting offers this new year. While PremierMiles have significantly devalued since their…

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New PremierMiles promo: Rs. 1K & Rs. 10K discount codes for early birds

Citibank has quietly come out with a new promotion for the Citibank PremierMiles card, more specifically for the travel portal that runs with the card called premiermiles.co.in. They had some awesome promotions last year, such as the 10PM/Rs. 100 on international and hotel spend, and the promotion for double PM the top 2,000 spenders whose results are still to be announced. Back to this current one, there are two promotions at work here. There is a daily promotion, where 30 people daily can get Rs. 1,000 discount codes for being the first to book revenue tickets on the PM website. 15 winners per day in the following 2 timeslots: 1200 IST to 1959 IST 2000 IST to 1159 IST (on…

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PremierMiles devalued for good by Citibank

For the existing Citibank PremierMiles customers, they would have received an email communication a few weeks back, announcing a new redemption rate of Rs. 50 per 100 PremierMiles. I did not write about it at that point of time because I was not sure if this was an additional method of redeeming miles, or the only way for redemptions on the website premiermiles.co.in. Here is how it looked. Now, the PremierMiles credit card has come a long way from its original promise. I discovered this card in December 2011, when it was an also ran product. When the card first launched into the limelight in May 2012 as a replacement to the Citibank Jet Airways credit card, there was a…

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Reminder: Last 2 days for transfer bonuses from Citibank PremierMiles

Like I wrote earlier in November, Citibank is offering a 30% bonus on PremierMiles transfer to British Airways Avios, and a 20% bonus on Etihad Guest transfers, both valid for transfers initiated till December 31, 2012. This is a quick reminder that if you wanted to make the transfer, right now is a good time to call the Citibank helpdesk for this. Any transfers which are even initiated on the 31st of December will get the bonus mileage. It usually takes 1-2 days for the transferred miles to reflect in the mileage account, and Citi transfers PremierMiles 1:1 to Avios and Etihad Guest, which will become 1:1.3 with the bonus. Avios is a good transfer opportunity, remember, if you are…

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Your Bonus PremierMiles have been posted!

I’ve said more than enough about my love for the Citibank PremierMiles credit card. You can read the review here. Back in May I had posted about a lovely promotion these bankers came up with to promote their credit card product. Since they already offered 10 PremierMiles per Rs. 100 on air travel, they added a 4-month long promotion, where international travel and any kind of hotel stays would have got you the same rewards as well. All the things that matter to a traveller, no? All the bonus miles were going to come in one big lot, which was supposed to be in November. However, what can only speak for itself, they outdid their own commitment and all members…

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Citibank adjusts some PremierMiles redemptions

I think getting into tourist season, coupled with the high prices of oil is forcing the hand of Citibank on the PremierMiles card. Citibank has revised redemption rates on some routes which are short-haul and have seen decreasing capacity from airlines (read increasing airfares), w.e.f. 1st October 2012. I notice that some of the routes are seeing a 30% increase in miles needed for redemption, such as Mumbai – Goa which goes up from 4000 Miles to 5200 on a low-cost carrier. Take note, that unlike an airline reward ticket, Citibank PremierMiles redemptions mean you redeem your points for a PAID ticket that is issued to you, so you can actually earn miles on these tickets as well if you…

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Citibank PremierMiles: New promotion and Indigo redemptions

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…

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Citibank PremierMiles: Changes and promotions

My go-to credit card these days is the Citibank PremierMiles credit card, and I’ve noticed I must have missed some terms & conditions which now seem changed. I earlier told you in this post, that the Citibank PremierMiles card only earns 10 Miles per Rs. 100 for the first Rs. 500,000 of airline transactions. Earlier, the Terms & Conditions did not explicitly make the Premiermiles.co.in website spend a part of this limit. However, seems like the T&C were reworded recently, and now, the limit is clubbed within the same limit. Have a look: So, while I personally don’t like this new update, where I get only Rs. 500K worth of tickets with 10 PM/ Rs. 100, I’m going to live…

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