Citi has a ThankYou Preferred card that you can apply for online. After you spend $1,500 within 3 months of starting your account, you can begin earning 25,000 bonus points that are redeemable for $250 in gift cards.  The ThankYou Preferred card also has 0% APR introductory on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months. You can also earn 2 ThankYou points for every dollar spent on purchases for entertainment and eating out at restaurants. It will be 1 ThankYou point earned for all other purchases.

Another great feature of this card is that the points do not expire and you can earn unlimited ThankYou points. NOTE: please be sure to review and verify the information and details provided at as there are 4 other ThankYou cards that you can apply for. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below so that you can activate or verify your new personal Citi ThankYou Preferred card and starting earning points to redeem for rewards and perks.

how to activate- Citi ThankYou Card

what you need:

  • internet access
  • a letter from Citi inviting you to apply for the Citi ThankYou Preferred Card
  • be at least 18 years old
  • a valid social security number
  • more personal information

what to do:

  • visit
  • type in the invitation code from the letter sent to you by Citi in the space provided
  • type in you last name in the space provided
  • click on the green button titled “PROCEED TO APPLICATION”
  • type in your email address in the space provided
  • type in your address in the spaces provided
  • type in you phone number in the space provided
  • type in your social security number in the space provided
  • type in you date of birth in the space provided
  • choose a security question from the drop down box
  • type in the security question answer in the space provided
  • type in your financial information in the spaces provided
  • add a “AUTHORIZED USER” at this time by clicking on the box next that sentence
  • select the email and preference and disclosure preferences that you want
  • read the terms and conditions and the click the box confirming  that you did read the terms and conditions
  • click on the green button titled “VERIFY APPLICATION”
  • review the information provided and then submit your application and wait for a confirmation