The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® is a business travel rewards credit card with a $95 annual fee (waived during the first year) and a solid rewards program that benefits frequent American Airlines travelers. Thanks to American Airlines’ participation in the global oneworld airline alliance, miles earned with this card can be redeemed with numerous partner airlines that collectively travel to thousands of destinations worldwide.
The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® is an exclusive travel rewards credit card with a $450 annual fee, a solid miles-earning program, and a slew of luxury perks and convenient benefits for frequent American Airlines travelers. Though the annual fee may be startling for people used to lower-cost credit cards, these benefits can more than make up for the expense when used to the fullest.
The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® is a popular travel rewards credit card with a $95 annual fee (waived the first year), a straightforward rewards program that favors regular American Airlines flyers, and a nice lineup of value-added benefits that appeal to convenience-seeking travelers. Despite the annual fee, it is definitely worth a closer look for anyone who flies often and lives near an American Airlines hub.
The Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card is a straightforward credit card with no annual fee and an industry-leading 0% introductory purchase and balance transfer APR promotion. Although it doesn’t offer a sign-up bonus, cash rewards program, or very low APR once the introductory period ends, Citi Diamond Preferred is one of the best options out there for new cardholders who wish to transfer existing high-interest balances from other cards or make large upfront purchases which they can pay off over time without racking up excessive interest charges. Plus, Diamond Preferred has some cardholder-friendly perks and personalized touches that aren’t available on other no-frills cards.
The Citi Prestige® Card is an exclusive, extremely generous travel rewards credit card that requires excellent credit and charges a $450 annual fee. With an impressive rewards program, a host of travel-related benefits, and a variety of luxurious (and practical) perks that aren’t available to folks who use lesser cards, Prestige really lives up to its name – if you can meet its stringent credit requirements and afford its hefty annual fee.
The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card for College Students is a student credit card with no annual fee, a nice sign-up bonus (compared with other student credit cards), and a fairly generous rewards program that mirrors the “grown-up” Citi ThankYou Preferred Card. Like ThankYou Preferred, ThankYou Preferred for College Students’ reward currency is the ThankYou point, which can be redeemed for almost anything, including cash, at the Citi ThankYou portal. Points are generally worth $0.005 to $0.01 apiece at redemption, depending on how they’re used.
The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students competes with a number of other popular student cards, including Discover it for Students, Discover it Chrome for Students, Capital One Journey Student Rewards, and the Upromise MasterCard.
The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card is a popular credit card with no annual fee and an expansive, though complicated, rewards program that allows you to redeem accumulated points for virtually anything: gift cards, travel, general merchandise, cash, direct purchases made with several major partners (including Amazon), and more. It earns points at a moderate rate, favoring dining and entertainment over other spending categories. Points are most valuable when redeemed for gift cards, and usually somewhat less valuable when redeemed for general merchandise and cash.
The Citi ThankYou® Premier Card is a rewards credit card with a $95 annual fee (waived during the first year) and an expansive loyalty program that lets you redeem for general merchandise, gift cards, cash back, and travel, including airline tickets and hotel stays. Most redemptions occur through Citi’s ThankYou portal, but you can also use your accumulated ThankYou points to make purchases at Amazon.com and with LiveNation.
Trading is a relatively recent phenomenon made possible by the technology of communication networks and the development of the paper stock ticker. Details of stock transactions – stock symbols, the number of shares, and prices – were collected and transmitted on paper strips to machines located in brokerage offices across the country. Specialized employees using their memory, paper and pencil notes, and analytical skills would “read” the tapes and place orders to buy or sell stocks on behalf of their employer firms.
The PlayStation® Card from Capital One® is a branded rewards credit card with no annual fee and a complicated loyalty program (Sony Rewards) that favors PlayStation and Sony purchases, as well as certain other spending categories. Note that before you can start using this card, you need to sign up separately for Sony Rewards – a fairly quick and easy process.
Once accumulated, Sony Rewards points can be redeemed for a wide variety of electronics, entertainment, special experiences, gift cards, online store codes (including PlayStation store codes, which are very valuable to this card’s target audience), and more. Sony Rewards points’ redemption values vary wildly, depending on how they’re redeemed. They’re worth $0.01 apiece or less when redeemed for gift cards and full-priced merchandise, and up to several times that amount when redeemed for special, limited-time deals and items sold through online Sony auctions.