|Update: Citibank has extended the deadline for the first payment from 30 June to 31 July 2020|
Citi Prestige customers haven’t really been feeling the love from Citibank during this Covid-19 period. Although key benefits like 4th Night Free and lounge access can’t be used, there’s been no annual fee discounts forthcoming, much less waivers. Cardholders who appeal have been told that the deal’s the same as before: S$535 for 25,000 miles, or hit the road.
But there just might be early signs that Citibank’s realised they have to do more. The Citi Prestige limo benefit has just been enhanced to allow the accumulation of rides throughout 2020, and now there’s another small perk incoming.
Citi Prestige is offering $40 rebate on recurring bill payments
From now till 31 July 2020, Citi Prestige customers can register to enjoy the first month free on any recurring bill payment charged to the card.
A minimum of three consecutive months’ subscriptions must be charged, and the rebate is capped at S$40. Registration is required for this promotion, and can be done by following the steps below.
Citibank’s copywriters haven’t exactly been on top of their game recently. The eDM says to SMS the following to 72484:
PRESTIGEBILLL<space> Last 4 digits of Citi Prestige Card
As the T&Cs confirm, that’s meant to be PRESTIGEBILL, not PRESTIGEBILLL, so do take note of that. I suppose that’s not as bad as misspelling Citigold in the mass invites that went out to Prestige cardholders recently…
What merchants are eligible for the Citi Prestige rebate?
Once your card is registered, charge a recurring payment at any of the following merchants to your Citi Prestige card. The first payment must be made by 31 July 2020.
You’ll then receive a cash back amount equivalent to the qualifying recurring charge for the first month, capped at S$40. Cash back will be credited 6-8 weeks after the third month charge has been made
- If your first qualifying charge was made from 1-30 June, you’ll get your cashback by 31 October
- If your first qualifying charge was made from 1-31 July, you’ll get your cashback by 30 November
Do take note that while transactions at all of the merchants above will qualify for the rebate, not all of them will earn points. As per Citi’s overall exclusion list, you won’t earn points on
What’s also interesting is that the T&Cs seem to suggest that both principal and supplementary cardholders can participate in this promotion, with each cardholder getting their own S$40 rebate. Point 1(c) describes eligible cardmember as one who:
- Currently holds an Eligible Card as a cardholder (main and supplementary); and
- receives an invitation directly from Citibank via an SMS, eDM and/or other official Citi
communications for participation in this Promotion; and
- registers to participate in the Promotion in accordance with clause 2 below
The full T&C of this promotion can be found here.
The Citi Prestige’s S$40 recurring bill rebate (on a S$535 fee) is not quite the S$500 rebate that American Express gave to their Platinum Charge cardholders (on a S$1,712 fee), but hey, it’s something.
Remember to register, and to pick a merchant where your first month’s subscription is at least S$40.