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Citibank offering INR 2,500 referral for new PremierMiles Credit Cards

Citibank PremierMiles Credit Card is easily my go-to credit card, purely because of the flexibility it offers in terms of earning mileage for air travel (10 PremierMiles/ INR 100) and non-air travel related purchases (4 PremierMiles/INR 100). PremierMiles add up easily, and never expire. Not to forget, you have promotions like double miles every now and then. You can transfer them to 10 different airline or hotel loyalty programs, or use them to book tickets directly at www.premiermiles.co.in by redeeming them for INR 0.5 value per PremierMile spent. You can read my review here, from May 2012. You also get a limited number of trips to the lounge every quarter for domestic Indian Airports. Anyhow, Citibank has now taken the…

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Citibank PremierMiles cashback of INR 1000 for new cards

Citibank is running a very lucrative promotion for new signups for the PremierMiles credit card. Like you know, Citibank offers 10 PremierMiles/100 INR for airline bookings via airline offices & websites (including premiermiles.co.in). For other transactions, it is 4 PremierMiles/100 INR. You also get 10,000 PremierMiles for your first transaction of Rs. 1000 or more within 60 days of acquiring the card. PremierMiles can be transferred 1:1 to various frequent flyer programs including Air India, Cathay Pacific, Etihad and Delta. PremierMiles don’t expire, so you can transfer them to any program when you need them. You can read my review, albeit a bit dated, here. The promotion for Rs. 1000 Cashback for new cards, is valid till March 15, 2014…

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ICICI & Citibank PremierMiles mileage earning changes for 2014

I wanted to put out this post so that I could remind all of you of certain changes that are supposed to kick in as of January 1, 2014 for Citibank PremierMiles and ICICI Bank Jet Airways credit cards. Citibank PremierMiles had waived off the cap of INR 5,00,000 per annum on Airline tickets spend to earn Accelerated mileage (10 PremierMiles/INR 100 spend) last June as a special promotion. However, this promotion was valid only till December 31, 2013. From January 1, 2014, any airline spend as defined below, will earn 10 PM/INR 100 spend till you reach the limit of INR 5,00,000 for the year, and then you earn 4 PM/INR 100 for airline spends on an on-going basis as…

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Reminder: 1 week to register for the Citibank “Double your miles” promotion

In the beginning of November, I had written about the Double your Miles Promotion that is available on Citibank PremierMiles credit cards issued in India. Under the current version of the promotion, the top 5,000 spenders for the period November 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014 would be eligible for double PremierMiles (upto 50,000 PremierMiles), which would be credited to their account by March 15, 2014. However, this is an ‘opt-in’ promotion, and hence you need to pre-register by 31 December 2013 to be able to take part in the promotion. Do note, that regardless of what date you register, your spends between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014 would count to decide the winners. Do look out for…

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Citi PremierMiles 50% transfer bonus to Hilton HHonors till December ‘13

Citibank is on a roll with transfer bonuses over the past couple of days it seems. After signing up new transfer partners in IHG Rewards Club, Hilton HHonors, Taj Inner Circle, Malaysia Airlines & Eva Air last month, they are now running a transfer bonus with Singapore Airlines. And now, they are running another transfer bonus with their new partner Hilton HHonors. This time around, if you transfer 10,000 PremierMiles, which convert into 15,000 Hilton HHonors points (due to the 1PM=1.5 HHonors conversion rate), you get an added bonus of 5,000 HHonors points as well. There are no limits to the amount of PremierMiles you can transfer under this promotion and the amount of extra 5,000 HHonors points you can…

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20% bonus on Citibank miles conversion to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

One good part about earning miles neutrally is the choice of transfer partners offered, and the bonuses they run sometimes. For the past two years, we have seen transfer bonuses from Etihad & British Airways on Citibank products, and Jet Airways as well, for Citibank credit cards ex-PremierMiles. Just yesterday, Citibank and Singapore Airlines have begin to offer a 20% bonus on conversion of Citibank points/miles to your Singapore KrisFlyer frequent flyer account. Now while I won’t be able to post a full review of the KrisFlyer program at this moment, but like most programs in Asia, they charge fuel surcharges, and lots of them. However, the Singapore Airlines product is usually top notch, and you get access to a…

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Citibank PremierMiles adds Taj InnerCircle, IHG, Hilton HHonors, EvaAir & Malaysia Airlines as conversion partners

My favourite travel credit card, Citibank PremierMiles, has recently worked on its conversion partner list, and added quite some new partners on the list over the past few weeks. The last major addition, to the best of my memory, was in June 2012, when Avios and Delta Skymiles were brought on board as conversion partners. Later than that, Etihad Guest was added to the list. Citibank has wanted to make this card the one-stop product for travel requirements in India. Hence, they have been wanting to add hotel partners for a long time, and finally, they have added three of them in this quarter itself. The new hotel partners include: Taj InnerCircle: 10 PremierMiles = 1 TIC Point IHG Rewards…

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PremierMiles 50% extra miles bonus have posted

Citibank had offered a 50% bonus miles promotion for spends in August and September 2013. Under the terms & conditions, you would have received 50% bonus miles on all miles earned, i.e., if you earned 10 miles for booking flight tickets, you’d get another 5 miles for booking flight tickets under the promotion making it 15 miles. As a result, I ended up putting a lot of spend on this card, including sometimes booking Jet Airways tickets on this card as well. On Friday, Citibank credited the bonus miles to everyone who was eligible, and yesterday they sent out emails to this effect with the details to everyone who got miles. I personally loved this promotion, since I did not…

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Citi PremierMiles launches 2x miles promo

Citibank launched another cracker of a promotion this morning, and tied it in with the festival of Diwali. Citibank has done a 50% miles extra promotion a few months back, and this 2x miles promo last year where the top 2000 spenders got rewarded with 2x miles. Now, starting 1st November 2013 to January 31, 2014, you could be one of the top 5000 spenders with your Citibank PremierMiles Credit Card, and you get upto 50,000 bonus PremierMiles for this feat. This being an opt-in promotion, one needs to pre-register by 31 December 2013 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.…

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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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Reminder: Register for the PremierMiles accelerated miles promo

At the beginning of the month, I had written about the current promotion from Citibank for the PremierMiles credit card, where you earn 2x PremierMiles for all spends between August 01, 2013 to September 30, 2013. The importance of earning PremierMiles is that it transfers 1:1 to some pretty useful programs around the globe. Registration is required to take part in the promotion, and open only till August 31, 2013. If you opt-in even now, your spends from August 01, 2013 will be taken into account. All the necessary details are in my earlier post. However, feel free to ask me any questions either here or in the other post. Related Posts: Citibank PremierMiles launches 50% more miles promotion Citibank…

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