Tag Archives: Citibank

Convert any Citi Card to the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card

Good afternoon everyone, I have another short post for you guys.  Recently, I decided that I no longer wanted my Citi Dividend Credit Card – the bonus categories did not excite me this year.  So, I called Citi and asked if I could convert my Citi Dividend Credit Card into the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card.  Unfortunately, the rep said that credit card was not available as a conversion option on my Citi Dividend Credit Card.  No worries, I asked if I could convert to the no annual fee Citi AT&T Access Credit Card instead.  Yes, she said, I could convert to that credit card.  I then asked her if I could then convert my Citi AT&T Access Credit Card to the Citi AT&T Access More Credit Card and she was not sure.  I had a hunch that it would work, so I went ahead and converted my Citi Dividend Credit Card into the no annual fee Citi AT&T Access Credit Card.  A few days later, I received my new Citi AT&T Access Credit Card.

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Should We Call for AMEX Hilton Ascend Credit Card Retention Offers on January 30?

Good afternoon everyone, I just had an idea and I wanted to run it by you guys.  According to Reuters, American Express paid Citi $150 million dollars for their Hilton credit card portfolio.  I couldn’t find out how many cardmembers that covers, but I assume American Express paid a few bucks per cardmember.  If I were American Express and paid a lot of money for cardmembers and then cardmembers started canceling their new American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards before they started using the credit cards, I would be pretty annoyed.  I wonder if American Express thought about that and is prepared to keep cardmembers with decent retention offers.

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Hunch: Is Citi Increasing Credit Limits on Other Cards for Customers Losing Citi Hilton Credit Cards?

Good morning everyone, greetings from the beautiful, tropical, peaceful Andaz Papagayo in Liberia, Costa Rica.  I have a quite a lot of blog posts to get to before I can share my review of this hotel, but (spoiler alert!) this hotel is amazing!  Lots of pictures to come from that upcoming hotel review.  Anyway, back to today’s topic at hand.  Is Citi increasing credit limits on some of their credit cards for customers who are losing a Citi Hilton credit card to American Express?  Short answer: I have no idea, this is just a hunch, so I may be completely wrong.  I have 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Card, each with $10,000 credit limits, that are in the process of being converted to American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards.  Since there is no way for me to touch the $10,000 credit limit on either of my 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards, I am going to lose $20,000 in credit limit from Citi, which represents more than 50% of my total credit limit with Citi.

With that being said, I just received the following email from Citi regarding the credit limit on my Citi Thank You Premier Credit Card.  This credit card went from a $5,000 credit limit up to to an $8,000 credit limit, but that is neither my oldest Citi credit card or the Citi credit card that I use the most (this credit card actually gets no love anymore since I now use my Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card for all of my travel expenses).

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How to Remove / Unlink Citi Credit Card from Online Account

Good morning everyone, greetings from the crowded Copa Club in Panama City, Panama (PTY).  Some Citi credit cards are being converted to other credit cards, namely the Citi Forward Credit Card is converting to the Citi Thank You Preferred Credit Card and the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Card is being converted to the American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Card in the next few weeks.

As of January 15, the Citi Forward Credit Card conversion process is underway and the new Citi Thank You Preferred Credit Card already shows up in my Citi online account.  If you use the Citi mobile app, you will see that your Citi Forward Credit Card account is closed, but there is no way to remove that account from the Citi mobile app.  In this post, I will show you how to remove / unlink a Citi credit card from your online account.

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My Unlikely, But Entertaining 2018 Travel Predictions

Greetings from Uyuni airport in Bolivia.  I have a few minutes before my flight, so I wanted to get this post published.  Sorry for the delay in posting this list, my crystal ball was in the shop for a tuneup. As you can tell from my 2017 travel predictions, I am wrong 99% of the time, so take these predictions with a grain of salt (that I took from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia).  Here are some of my highly unlikely, but entertaining travel predictions for 2018.  Enjoy!

Airlines

  • After the Virgin America merger, Alaska Airlines will add new routes to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean
  • Delta Airlines will introduce cash and miles award tickets, then American Airlines and United Airlines will follow suit
  • Southwest Airlines will increase their Transfarency by automatically keeping track of travel funds in each account
  • JetBlue will add new routes along the West Coast and maybe to Hawaii
  • Singapore Airlines will allow you to book United Airlines awards online
  • British Airways will bring back the 4,500 Avios award price in the United States

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