Tag Archives: Thank You Points

Turkish Airlines Transfer Time from Citi Thank You Points (17 Hours 21 Minutes with AwardWallet Balance Watch)

Updated 8:30am PT on 8/12/19: I did another transfer, so I added the second data points to the bottom of this post.


Good afternoon everyone.  2 days ago, I read Frequent Miler’s post Forget email, book Turkish awards over the phone (7.5K each way) and decided to create a Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles account (the Turkish Airlines frequent flyer program).  I wanted to test the transfer time and make sure everything was working properly, so I transferred 1,000 Citi Thank You Points to my new Turkish Airlines account on 7/30/19 at 1:46pm.  How long would it take for the miles to post to my Turkish Airlines account?

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Unboxing Citi Premier Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Documents & Active with Citi Mobile App

Good morning everyone.  Last week, I did my July App-O-Rama and was instantly approved for the Citi Premier Credit Card.  This credit card offers 60,000 Thank You Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.  This is my second Citi Premier Credit Card, the other Citi Premier Credit Card was opened 4+ years ago and is still open.  Based on Citi’s 24 month churning rules, I needed to wait 2+ years after getting the last sign up bonus and make sure not to open/close/convert my existing “family” of Citi Thank You Point earning credit cards. The new credit card arrived yesterday.  In this post, I will show you the card art, the welcome documents and show you how to activate the credit card on the Citi Mobile App.  Here is the front and back of the credit card:

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Targeted Sign Up Bonus: 25,000 Thank You Points for Citi Rewards+ Credit Card

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!  Yesterday, my fiance got an offer in the mail for the Citi Rewards+ Credit Card.  She only has a Citi Costco Credit Card with Citi and gets the occasional targeted offer from the major credit card companies.  The standard sign up bonus for the Citi Rewards+ Credit Card (shown below) is 15,000 Citi Thank You Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months.  The other previously highest sign up bonus was for 20,000 Citi Thank You Points, but my fiance’s target offer was for 25,000 Citi Thank You Points after spending $2,000 in 3 months.

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My July App-O-Rama Credit Card Results (Spoiler: 4 out of 5 Approved)

Updated on 7/20/2019 at 8am: I added the Barclays rejection letter to the bottom of this post.


Good morning everyone, I hope your 2 day Prime Day shopping spree is going well.  Even though I didn’t buy much on the first day of Prime Day, I did pick up a few new credit cards.  My last App-O-Rama was in March, so I patiently waited 3+ months until my July App-O-Rama.  As a reminder, I was approved for 3 out of 4 credit cards in my March App-O-Rama, including the American Express Gold Card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Signature Credit Card, and the Wells Fargo Business Platinum Credit Card.  With those minimum spending requirements completed and the sign up bonuses redeemed, it was time to focus on these 5 credit cards.  Here is a quick summary of my July App-O-Rama:

  • Citi Premier Credit Card – instantly approved
  • American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card – pending, then approved (I called AMEX and had to close an old card to open up a credit card slot)
  • Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card – pending, then declined (too many recent inquiries)
  • Banco Popular Avianca Vuela Credit Card – instantly approved
  • Wells Fargo Propel World Credit Card – instantly approved (I called Wells Fargo to apply for this credit card over the phone)

Citi Premier Credit Card

I currently have a Citi Premier Credit Card that I have had for 4+ years, but I wanted to get another one since the sign up bonus is currently 60,000 Citi Thank You Points after spending $4,000 in 3 months.  If I was approved for a second Citi Premier Credit Card, my plan was to downgrade/convert my old Citi Premier Credit Card into a Citi Rewards+ Credit Card.

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New AwardWallet Plus Feature: Receive Alerts for Incoming Miles & Points with Balance Watch [Winners Selected]

Updated 8pm PT on 3/15/19: Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway.  I wish I could give everyone codes, but I only have so many codes available.  Here are the winners: Mike Saint, Bill Pisor, LAURAPDX, Brandon, Priscilla Ennis, Seth, Will, Stephanie Woods, iwantmoremiles, and Jim F.  I will email the winners the codes.  Thank you.


Good afternoon everyone.  A year ago, I wrote AwardWallet Feature I Wish Existed: Keep Checking for Account Balance Changes.  In that post, I wished there was a way for AwardWallet to constantly check a specific airline / hotel account to see when miles or points posted.  This is super important if you transfer points from a transferable points currency (Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You Points, Capital One Points, or Marriott Bonvoy) in the hopes of booking an award flight before the award space disappears.  Some transfers are instant, while others may take several hours or several days.

I am happy to report that AwardWallet took my idea and added the feature to AwardWallet.  Here is a blog post describing Balance Watch and how the feature works:

“Balance Watch will monitor a loyalty account to let you know as soon as your points arrive. Once activated, AwardWallet will check your balance up to twenty-four times per day and send you a desktop, mobile, and email notification as soon as a change is detected.”

Image source: https://awardwallet.com/blog/balance-watch/

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