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New Citi card designs came out in May 2021 that can highlight the card you’re traveling with. The card redesigns apply to the four cards that earn Citi ThankYou points and have the ability to make contactless payments. Another piece of good news? There are no benefit changes.
New Citi Card Designs
Citi began issuing the new card designs on May 14, 2021. The new design prominently displays the card name in the center of the card front. The background design is modern yet subtle to avoid distractions.
Qualifying Citi cards include:
- Citi Prestige® Card
- Citi Premier® Card
- The Citi Rewards+® Card
- Citi ThankYou Preferred
New applicants will receive the new card design beginning in mid-May 2021. Existing cardholders will receive the new design a few weeks before their current card expires.
It’s also possible for cardholders to request an updated design at no extra cost if their card isn’t expiring soon. The cardmember will need to contact Citi after May 14, 2021, to submit a request.
Here is a closer look at each card’s new design and its current benefits.
Citi Premier Card
The Citi Premier® Card earns 3x ThankYou points on these purchases:
- Air travel
- Gas stations
All remaining purchases earn 1 point per $1.
Other card benefits include an annual $100 savings on a $500+ hotel stay booked at thankyou.com and 1:1 point transfers.
New Citi Premier® Card cardmembers can earn 60,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. This bonus is redeemable for $600 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com.
Related: Is the Citi Premier worth it?
Citi Prestige Card
The information for the Citi Prestige® Card has been collected independently by Johnny Jet. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
The premium Citi Prestige® Card earns up to 5x ThankYou points on purchases:
- 5x on air travel
- 5x on restaurants
- 3x on hotels
- 3x on cruise lines
- 1x on everything else
Other card benefits include a $250 annual travel credit, getting the complimentary 4th night free on a minimum 4+ night stay (up to twice per year), and a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit.
The signup bonus is 50,000 bonus points ($500 value) after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months The annual fee is $495.
Related: Citi Prestige Review
Citi Rewards+ Card
The Citi Rewards+® Card has a unique purchase rewards program:
- 2x points at supermarkets
- 2x points at gas stations
- 1x points on all non-bonus purchases
- Every purchase rounds up to the nearest 10
The spending roundup feature lets you earn slightly more than 2x back on purchases. For example, a $55 grocery trip can earn 120 points instead of 110.
These small roundups can add up. Plus, cardholders can get 10% points back on the first 100,000 points redeemed per year.
New Citi Rewards+® Card cardholders can earn 20,000 bonus points after spending $1,500 in purchases with their card within 3 months of account opening, redeemable for $200 in gift cards at thankyou.com.
There is no annual fee for this card.
Citi ThankYou Preferred
The information for the Citi ThankYou Preferred has been collected independently by Johnny Jet. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
The Citi ThankYou Preferred is no longer accepting new applications, but existing holders can enjoy this design refresh. Applicants will need to apply for the Citi Rewards+® Card instead to enjoy similar benefits and no annual fee.
This card can earn 2x points on dining and entertainment. Non-bonus purchases earn 1 point per $1. There isn’t an annual fee.
Getting a new Citi card design can be an exciting move for your wallet before traveling this summer. You can enjoy your favorite card benefits on purchases too. Which one of these cards is your favorite?
I think the new designs look terrible.