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The Citi Prestige® Card offers 40,000 ThankYou Rewards points after spending $4,000 on the card within the first three months. What makes the card great isn’t just the sign-up bonus, but also the other perks offered by the card.
While the Citi Prestige® Card has a $450 annual fee, it has many benefits which more than make up for it, including the following:
- A $250 annual airline credit
- A fourth night free hotel benefit
- The most comprehensive Priority Pass membership offered by any card
- A $100 Global Entry fee credit
- A great points earnings structure
At a minimum you’ll come out $50 ahead the first year thanks to the $250 airline fee credit, which is based on calendar years as opposed to cardmember years (meaning with the first year’s annual fee you get $500 worth of airline credits).
A common question has been how quickly the Priority Pass card arrives after being approved.
In my case the Priority Pass card arrived exactly a week after I was approved for the card, which was five days after I received the credit card. There’s nothing you have to do to request the Priority Pass membership — it’s automatic.
In addition to the card there was a letter explaining the benefits. It confirms that you get complimentary access to 700+ Priority Pass Select lounges, plus two guests or your immediate family members. Additional guests on top of that are $27 each.
That’s the most generous Priority Pass Select benefit offered by any card. I also have a Priority Pass Select membership from the The Platinum Card® from American Express. Both cards allow you to have two guests.
There’s nothing you have to do to activate the Priority Pass Select membership offered by the Citi Prestige® Card — it should automatically arrive about a week after you’re approved for the card. And it’s pretty awesome.
I’m excited to be able to guest people into Priority Pass lounges without having to pay $27 per person.