How to Share or Transfer Citi Thank You Points to Another Account

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  In this post, I will show you how to share (aka transfer) points from your Citi Thank You Points account to another Citi Thank You Points account.  This process is different than The Easy and Hard Way to Combine Citi Thank You Points into 1 Account.  To get started, sign into your Citi Thank You Points account by going to thankyou.com.  After signing into your account, click the More Ways to Redeem tab, and click SEE ALL.  Don’t click the Points Transfer option.

Citi Thank You Home Page

If you mistakenly click Points Transfer, you will see the below page.  This page is great if you want to transfer Citi Thank You Points to one of Citi’s travel partners (see my tutorial here), but you cannot transfer Citi Thank You Points to another account from this page.

Do Not Transfer Thank You Points

After clicking on SEE ALL under the More Ways to Redeem tab, you will again see the Points Transfer option.  That is a trap!  Don’t click that link, otherwise you will go to the above Points Transfer page.  Instead, click the right arrow 2 times until…

More Ways to Redeem Thank You Points

…you see the Points Sharing option.

Share Thank You Points

Click the orange button to start sharing points (this link will take you to the right page).

Share Thank You Points with Friends Family

Once here, click the Begin Sharing button.  Please be aware of the limitations and exclusions on sharing Citi Thank You Points.

Share Thank You Points Start

You cannot transfer Citi Thank You Points that are taxable, expire within 90 days, transferred into your account, frozen, or unavailable for redemption (whatever that means).

You Can Not Transfer These Thank You Points

Here are the full terms and conditions for transferring Citi Thank You Points.  The red rectangles have the most important pieces of information.  Basically, you cannot transfer the Citi Thank You Points you received to another Citi Thank You Points account, you cannot refund the Citi Thank You Points back to the original account, and you must use the Citi Thank You Points within 90 days of receiving them.

Share Thank You Points Terms Conditions

To share Citi Thank You Points, enter the recipient’s first and last name, along with their Citi Thank You account number (instructions to find the account number below).  Enter the number of Citi Thank You Points you want to transfer, starting at only 1 point.  Scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions, check the box to show agreement, and click the Review Share button.

Share Thank You Points Top

To complete the transfer, your recipient will need to send you their Citi Thank You Points account number.  To find this number, have them log into their Citi Thank You Points account, click the white down arrow and you will see your Citi Thank You account number.

Locate Thank You Point Account Number

Review the information entered, scroll to the bottom of the terms and conditions, check the box to show agreement, and click the Submit button.

Share Thank You Points Review Transfer

Congratulations, your have successfully shared your Citi Thank You Points and your balance will be updated instantly.

Thank You Point Sharing Complete

To see all the activity in your Citi Thank You Points account (including transfers), click Points Summary on the left hand side, then click the View as a List tab in the center of the screen.

View Thank You Point Sharing Transactions

Your recipient will receive the following email, showing that the Citi Thank You Points will expire in 90 days from the date listed on the email.

Received Thank You Point Transfer Email

If your recipient logs into their Citi Thank You Points account, they can view the transaction details by clicking Points Summary on the left hand side and clicking the View as a List tab in the middle of the screen.  The Citi Thank You Points transfer will show up right away.  It is also a good idea to click on the View All Expiring Points component to see how many points you have that are expiring.

Thank You Point Receiver Transaction

Since I have several Citi Thank You Points earning credit cards and bank accounts, I have Citi Thank You Points expiring on various dates, with the majority of points expiring in late 2018 or later.

Thank You Point Expiration Buckets

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

23 thoughts on “How to Share or Transfer Citi Thank You Points to Another Account

  1. Martha

    Can you consolidate points between two accounts belonging to the same person? If so will there be a 90 day expiration?

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    1. Grant

      Yes you can. There is no 90 day expiration though. Check out the first link in this post called the Easy Way and the Hard Way to Combine Thank You Points into 1 Account.

      Reply
  2. vc3

    Do the Shared Points get used up first when making a redemption? For example, you have 21,500 points in your account and 40,000 points are transferred into this account. Now you have 61,500 in the account. You use 60,000 points. Are the remaining 1,500 points considered part of the transferred points or are they part of the original balance?

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    1. Grant

      I’m not exactly sure in which order the points are used, but I think it might go by expiration date. Citi should use the points that are expiring soonest, then the next soonest. I will experiment with this the next time I make a Thank You Point redemption.

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    2. ucipass

      This is probably the most important question at this point. You would think Citi will use up the points expiring the soonest. I have subscribed to this post just cause I hope someone confirm this.

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      1. Grant

        It would be pretty easy to test. If you have Citi TYPs that will expire within 90 days, take a screenshot of the various expiration dates, redeem Citi TYPs for anything, and see which points get used first.

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        1. ucipass

          Yes, of course. However, I’d rather wait for a generous commenter who already made a similar and meaningful redemption than waste my points just to test something. IF I did need to redeem something similar I would surely take 2 minutes to comment.

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  5. TK

    I can confirm that citi uses the expiring points first, i transferred points that expire in 90 days and than placed a gift card order for 10000 points with 1 additional point remaining, now it shows the 1 point expires December 2016. I do have question, i was not able to transfer from my citi checking account, only from my credit card, is that correct?

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      1. TK

        I know that but my mom only has a checking account and she is not able to transfer the points to me but i can since i have a citi credit card

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  6. TK

    Stannis, i just did a test transfer from my mom’s account to me with a different last name, i tried 1000 points and it worked and posted within 24 hours. When i went through the process it had my mom’s name filled in so i couldnt change it but i just put in my kris flyer miles and it work

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