Earlier this week, I listed down all the benefits I received via my Citi Prestige India Credit Card last year. Many requested were unaware that the 4th night benefit could be redeemed online, and requested to elaborate on how the Citi Prestige 4th night free works. This is a valid for Citi Prestige India primary cardholders where a minimum of 4 consecutive nights are required to be booked to get the one night free. I used it last year and this is how it works.
I logged into the Visa promotions website, selected India as the country of issue for my card. The page then directed me to a third party OTA, Hotels.com website. After this, I could search on the website just like on any other OTA. Once I finalised my preferred hotel, I applied the coupon code VISAFREE1, typed in my Citi Prestige India card number and a discount of 25%, i.e. average price of 4 nights, was applied automatically.
The one thing to keep in mind is that the discount reflects only when you select a 4-night stay. For example, I had a six nights stay in Tokyo last year. When I applied the code to the 6-night stay, I got a prompt saying that the coupon is not eligible.
I then split my reservation into 2 parts. The first one, a consecutive 4-night stay and then I booked 2 nights separately. That way I got the 25% discount on my first reservation.
The other thing to bear in mind is that any reservation made by using the free night coupon code is not eligible for the Hotel.com loyalty program.
On the whole, while you can always call up the concierge to send you hotel options and prices, this is an easy and a faster way to look at hotels and book them yourself instantly.
Have you used the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free benefit on your Citi Prestige Credit Card?