Updated at 2:40pm PT on 12/12: Frequent Miler noticed that flights listed on the CNB City National Rewards site are more expensive than the same flights listed on Google Flights. I checked a few flights and can confirm that CNB flights are $16-$20 more expensive than booking flights directly. This is very disappointing news :(
Good afternoon everyone. A few weeks ago, I was approved for the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card. When I applied for the credit card in branch, there was a promotion running for 75,000 CNB City National Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in 3 months. I met the spend requirements quickly, but the bonus points are slow to post. I will write a new blog post when the sign up bonus posts, so you know when to expect the bonus points to post to your account.
While I was browsing the CNB City National Rewards site, I decided to check out the travel portal and see how many points were required to book trips. I did a few dummy searches and crunched the numbers. Every time I did the calculations, I found out that CNB City National Rewards Points were worth 1.35 cents per point (CPP). This was surprising since Doctor of Credit said that points were worth about 1.00 CPP. I did some more research and Frequent Miler said points were worth up to 1.25 CPP. I double checked my math and was still getting 1.35 CPP on all flights. I wanted to see if the same 1.35 CPP applied to other aspects of the travel portal, including hotels, rental cars, and activities. Here is what I found out…
When I did dummy hotel bookings, I was still getting 1.35 CPP for hotel redemptions.
When I did dummy rental car bookings, I was still getting 1.35 CPP for rental car redemptions.
Lastly, when I did dummy activity bookings, I was still getting 1.35 CPP for activity redemptions.
It looks like I can conclusively say that sometime in the last few months, CNB City National Rewards Points increased in value to 1.35 CPP for all travel redemptions. This is great news since I plan on redeeming my CNB City National Rewards Points for airfare and appreciate a higher redemption value. Maybe they will add transferrable point options like Capital One did, who knows. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!