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The Citi Prestige Card is my favorite card out there, given the combination of a great sign-up bonus, excellent return on everyday spend, and huge perks.
Arguably the most generous perk of the card is the fourth night free benefit, where you can get the fourth night of a hotel stay free when booking through the Prestige Card. You do need to book through the Citi Prestige concierge to take advantage of the offer, though the good news is that you still earn points when booking through them. Furthermore, the benefit is valid at a vast majority of chain hotels (as well as many independent hotels), and you can even use it to book AAA rates, pre-paid rates, promotional rates, etc.
Simply put, I consider it to be the single greatest perk offered by any credit card.
You’d think the benefit would be rewarding enough as is, though many cardmembers who recently took advantage of this benefit are reporting receiving a free $50 Amazon gift card by email, “as a small token of [their] appreciation and your loyalty:”
Thank you for using your Citi® Prestige Concierge to book your recent hotel stay utilizing our “Fourth Night Free” benefit. We are glad that you were able to “stay a little bit longer”, thanks to this benefit available exclusively to Citi® Prestige cardmembers.
As a small token of our appreciation and your loyalty, we are including in this email a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card. This is our way of saying “thank you” for using this service and being a loyal Citi® Prestige cardmember.
Your Amazon.com Gift Card can easily be redeemed for purchases on Amazon.com.
That has to be one of the most over the top gestures I’ve seen from any card in a while. Citi is rewarding those with the Prestige Card for using what’s arguably the card’s most valuable perk, which is costing Citi money as is.
Kudos to Citi on such great customer service. If you’ve recently made a fourth night free booking, make sure you check your email to see if you received such a code. This does seem to be targeted, so if you didn’t receive an email you’re probably not eligible.
If you don’t yet have the Citi Prestige Card, keep in mind that the sign-up bonus on the card may very well be changing next Tuesday, so you’ll want to apply now to be sure you can get in on this awesome card before any changes are made.