Happy Unboxing Saturday, everyone! I received a black book-sized package in the mail and left it sitting around for a few days. It was non-descript, so I had no idea what it was… until today. It was my new metal Citi Prestige Credit Card! I had totally forgotten that Citi was replacing the plastic ones.
The new card is a bit heavier, and now comes with the chip and your name on the front. I decided to take some time to unbox it and actually look through the book it came with. As I unboxed the card, I realized you might be interested in seeing what’s in the book, too. These things always interest me because I’m a curious person, so I like to see what pictures Citi used to describe the experience they hope their cardholders will have. I know these companies spend a lot of money and time on putting these marketing tools together and I wonder what they come up with.
Let’s take a look! In general, the book is laid out really well and easy to use as a reference for the card benefits. It’s 59 pages long, so they really take their time laying out the benefits. The table of contents definitely prioritizes what Citi thinks are the key benefits to the card. No guessing here what comes first… travel, and specifically accommodations!
And I could have told you what photo they would use to start this section:) Whenever people tell me about the two places they’d love to travel to, it’s always Italy and Hawaii. Sure enough, here’s the picture of Venice, Italy they use.
The book goes on to explain the complimentary 4th night free benefit, which you all know I’m a huge fan of, the $250 air travel credit, the Priority Pass lounge benefits, and that there are no foreign transaction fees.
There’s a long section on Citi Thank You Points explaining their accrual and usage. One use of Citi Thank You Points I wasn’t aware of was being able to use them towards your mortgage and student loans. That’s interesting.
I had also forgotten about Citi Price Rewind. Citi Price Rewind searches to see if you got the lowest price for something you paid for with your Citi credit card. I’ve never used this. I’ll have to check it out. In the section on security, Citi mentions Citi Quick Lock. If you ever misplace your credit card, Citi lets you protect it without having to change your account number or go through the card cancellation process. I didn’t know about this feature either because luckily I’ve never needed it.
I’ll keep this book as a reference. With all the different credit cards from the different banks, and the differences in benefits, I find it helpful from time to time to review each card’s benefits and uses. Do you take the time to unbox your cards and read the marketing/explanation material that comes in the package?
I’d be especially curious to know if anyone uses Citi Price Rewind or has had to use Citi Quick Lock. Have they worked well? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for reading!P.S. If you liked this post, I recommend reading my other credit card unboxing posts (sorted by date):