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Citibank PremierMiles launches 50% more miles promotion

Citibank’s PremierMiles travel credit card just launched a new promotion offering 50% more miles on all spends between August 1 and September 30, 2013. This means, for airline ticket bookings, you could earn 15 PremierMiles/ Rs. 100, and 6 PremierMiles/Rs. 100 for all other spends. Your bonus PremierMiles, which will be credited after the close of the campaign, are capped at 25,000 PremierMiles per card registered, which technically means, up to Rs. 12,50,000 in regular spend or Rs. 5,00,000 in Airline spend. The promotion requires registration before August 31, 2013, and you can use this link to register for the promotion. You could register any day between today and 31 August 2013, and will receive bonus PremierMiles for your entire…

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Citibank PremierMiles now offers 10miles/INR 100 on MakeMyTrip.com

Citibank is perhaps making a flanking manoeuvre in the travel space in India, ever since they got out of their co-branded card with Jet Airways. The Citibank PremierMiles credit card already used to offer 10 PremierMiles/Rs. 100 since last year for making a reservation with the airlines directly. This year, they’ve added GoIbibo.com and Yatra.com to the list of partners in the travel space who give you 10 PremierMiles / INR 100 this year. There is also Expedia.co.in, however, only for hotel bookings and Redbus.in for bus bookings. And now, there is MakeMyTrip.com being added to the list of partners where 10 PremierMiles can be earned per Rs. 100 spent, till 15 January 2014. The following category of bookings are…

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PremierMiles ties up with GoIbibo, adds more partners

I’ve not exactly been up to speed with updating the blog most of last week, since I’ve been all over the place trying to get a few things closed out. But we are back to bringing you the latest and greatest from the Indian points & miles space. Last week, the Citibank PremierMiles website underwent a refresh. Like I wrote earlier, this was going to be a likely switch to GoIbibo as their partner online travel agent to power the website. This is now done, and you can earn accelerated miles on Citibank’s PremierMiles website, or on GoIbibo.com or on Yatra.com using your Citibank PremierMiles credit card. With this, there are expectations that did not work out. If you were…

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Reminder: PremierMiles website undergoing maintenance June 2-4

A quick reminder for those of you who maybe did not read this post before. Citibank will be performing maintenance on the PremierMiles website from Sunday June 2, 2013 0000 IST to June 4, 2013 2359 IST. This means, for the 72 hours period you will not see the website live and won’t be able to make any travel bookings, redemptions or cancellations to your existing reservations. What is really happening at the backend, common sense says, is a switch of vendor who powered the ticketing (Cleartrip). There may be more changes but I don’t know about these yet. Anyhow, if you are a Citibank PremierMiles user, and you want to be making any travel reservations or changes to existing…

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Summer Flights Giveaway worth INR 4,500 for Citibank Premiermiles members

A generous reader, Priyansh Modi, contacted me this afternoon with two very valuable Citibank PremierMiles Complimentary Ticket codes. Another reader, Vinay Deshpande, contributed one.  They are not planning to use them this summer, so I thought what better than help someone else travel for their summer vacation. So, this is a very quick giveaway, valid one night only, so that tomorrow evening, I can email the codes to the winner and he/she can book up the tickets by the day after. I will draw randomly using random.org from all the qualified entries to pick a winner. The Prize: (1) Win 2 PremierMiles base-fare discount vouchers worth INR 1,500 each, (2) Win 1 PremierMiles base-fare discount voucher worth INR 1,500. Details: If you are…

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Singapore Airlines Business Class: my best PremierMiles redemption till date

Not like I’ve been swarming in PremierMiles, but I’ve been able to make some good transfers over the past 18 or so months to get the best value out of my PremierMiles. And while I’d encourage you to participate in this poll where I am trying to figure out how do you guys use your miles, here is a flight I just stepped off which is perhaps my best redemption of PremierMiles till date. I spent the past week travelling to the other side of the globe for the Boarding Area Conference, and then, on the way back, got a flat tire, and also stopped by in NYC for a bit. On the way back to Mumbai, I wanted to…

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Poll: How do you use your India-minted miles?

Yesterday, I got involved in a Twitter debate on what is the worth of a mile earned in India, and I thought I’d put my views across on the blog to share with all of you and hear what do you have to say. This will be a series which will focus on valuing the key mileage currencies in India. For earning capabilities in India, there are 4 kind of miles one could earn and accumulate, using different ways. Here they are: Jet Privilege miles: Earn them by flying the airline or its partners, or credit card spends, or multiple program partners who are listed on the airline’s website. Air India miles: Earn them by flying Air India/Singapore Airlines/Lufthansa. Citibank…

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Citibank PremierMiles enhances mileage earning from June 2013

I’ve been an ardent fan of the Citibank PremierMiles Credit Card. I believe its a secular mileage-earning credit card, and pays you a good amount of miles for your travel spends, specifically airline bookings, and I rate it high up there in my mileage earning CC 101. However, I’ve been disappointed a bit this past year, since they lost Jet Airways as a mileage transfer partner, and capped off the limit for mileage earning on tickets to Rs. 500,000 per annum, amongst other devaluations. However, seems like some of these changes are out of the window, and there are some real ‘enhancements’ in the true sense of the word and not how rhetorically airlines/credit cards/loyalty programs use the term these…

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Yatra.com promocode for Rs. 1300 off x4 for Citi credit cards in India

Apart from the collaboration with Citibank PremierMiles to offer 10 PremierMiles/Rs. 100 for travel reservations made via Yatra.com, Yatra also has another promotion ongoing for Citibank credit card holders, for cards issued in India. For the month of April 2013, the first 500 travel reservations made everyday on Yatra.com and paid for with a Citibank credit card (issued in India), can use promotion code CITIYAT and take Rs. 1300 off their reservation. If you are not one of the first 500, you still get Rs. 250 off for one-way flight bookings, Rs. 500 off for return flights and Rs. 500 off on hotel reservations. And not just once, this code is valid four times per card, which means if you…

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Yatra.com is now a PremierMiles 10PM earn partner

In its bid to continue to be the best travel credit card in India, Citibank is priming up the PremierMiles credit card again. After adding GoIbibo.com as an earn and burn partner last week, Yatra.com is the next to come on board. As per a new notification on Yatra.com, all flight, hotel and holiday bookings made with your Citibank PremierMiles credit card on their website will earn 10 PremierMiles/Rs. 100 spent, in line with the regular PremierMiles earning rate available on directly booking with the airlines itself. To start with, the promotion is valid till August 31, 2013. Also, it looks like Citibank is putting in more efforts in this card. There should be a hotel tie-up in place soon…

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PremierMiles adds GoIbibo.com as earn/burn partner

Citibank PremierMiles has been working quietly behind the scenes on getting the product to be competitive. They frequently add earn & burn partners who offer 10 PremierMiles per Rs. 100, instead of the normal 4 PremierMiles per Rs. 100 that all non-airline transactions earn. As a part of this, the newest 10 PremierMiles / Rs. 100 to be added is GoIbibo.com, an online travel agent which has signed up to be giving away 10 PremierMiles for every Rs. 100 spent on their website towards airline bookings, hotel bookings, bus tickets & hotel packages. As a part of this tie-up, all reservations made via GoIbibo will automatically be credited with 10 Citi PremierMiles in the same billing cycle. However, the promotion…

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