Unless I get a decent retention offer, I plan to close my Citi ThankYou Premier card soon, so I have been reviewing all the Citi ThankYou points transfer partners in order to decide where to transfer my Citi Thank You points.  I don’t have an immediate redemption for Citi ThankYou Rewards points in mind so my plan is to pick a frequent flyer program that I think I can use the points on in the future.

List of Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Partners:

Citi ThankYou Rewards points transfer to 14 airline partners but only one hotel loyalty program. Citi Thank You points transfer at a 1:1 ratio (meaning 1,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards points transfer to 1,000 miles/points) unless otherwise noted.

Citi ThankYou Rewards Airline Partners:

  • Asia Miles
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
  • Etihad Guest
  • Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)
  • JetBlue TrueBlue (1,000 ThankYou Rewards = 500 625 TrueBlue points Limited Time Offer 25% bonus ending October 25, 2017)
  • Jet Airways JetPrivilege
  • Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Citi ThankYou Rewards Hotel Partner:

  • Hilton HHonors  (1,000 Citi ThankYou Rewards points = 1,500 Hilton HHonors Points)

Here is a link of all the ThankYou points transfer partners on the Citi ThankYou® Rewards website. redeem citi thank you points transfer partners

Although they transfer at a good ratio, I would not transfer my Citi ThankYou Rewards points to Hilton HHonors since they are very easy to earn elsewhere (there are 2 Amex cards and 2 Citi cards that earn Hilton points and Hilton is also a transfer partner of Amex Membership Rewards). I would rather transfer my Citi ThankYou Rewards points to one of the airline programs.

The Citi ThankYou Rewards airline partners I personally find to be most valuable are Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Flying Blue – even though both are also transfer partners of Amex Membership Rewards, SPG Starpoints and Ultimate Rewards points. I am hoping to use Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles to book Singagore Suites again so I plan to transfer my Citi Thank You points to Singapore. Unfortunately, Singapore KrisFlyer miles expire in 3 years and cannot be extended with some activity as is the case with many U.S airline such as United and AA.

Overall, I think Citi Thank You points transfer partners are the least valuable of all the all major points currencies (Amex Membership Rewards, SPG Starpoints and Chase Ultimate Rewards points).

Dated on 9/13/16 but updated as of 10/1/17 to add new transfer partners

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