New Promo Code Saves on Hotels Booked Via Citi: Stacks With Using Points

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It’s rare that you can combine a coupon code with using points for travel, but right now you can do just that via Citi ThankYou. Via a new offer, you can stack a promo code from Citi with using ThankYou points for a potentially great deal on a hotel stay. In the Citi ThankYou Travel Center, you can use code CITI50 to save $50 on a two-night hotel stay if you book by April 30, 2018.

This is really a fantastic deal because there is no minimum spending amount required, you can use Citi ThankYou points or a Citi card for the remaining balance, and you can book out as far as the calendar allows as long as you make the reservation by April 30th.

If you are booking an inexpensive hotel, you could owe very, very little for your two-night stay. I did a search for two nights this summer in Orlando and selected the least expensive option just to see if the promo code would work. Indeed, the code CITI50 took 4,000 points off of the 6,385 point two-night reservation at the below hotel in Kissimmee, Florida. That dropped the per-night price to just 1,192.50 Citi ThankYou points per night! Now I don’t know if this is a hotel you actually want to stay at or not, but you get the idea of how this promo can be very lucrative if you are traveling to a low-cost part of the world, or are choosing to stay at a pretty low-cost property.

Since this $50 off code works on all hotels in the Citi ThankYou Travel Center, you could even use it at a Disney Resort property. Always price compare directly with Disney and elsewhere, but if you had your eye on one of the value resorts during a lower cost time of the year, this could be a way to stay on Disney property for a very reasonable number of points per night.

Picking some random dates this spring, you could stay at the Disney All-Stores Movie Resort and get all of the Disney inclusions such as Magic Bands, the Magical Express Bus to/from the airport, Extra Magic Hours, and more for just over 8,000 Citi ThankYou points for each night of a two-night stay!

I have the Citi ThankYou Premier Card, so in the examples above my ThankYou points are worth 1.25 cents each towards travel booked through Citi. That isn’t an outstanding value given that I could transfer the points to a number of hotel and airline partners and potentially get more out of the points than 1.25 cents, but it isn’t terrible either – especially when stacking with this CITI50 promo at a lower priced hotel. If you didn’t want to pay the remaining amount due with points, you could just charge it to your Citi card. In this case, you would owe about $203 for this two-night Disney stay if you paid with cash.

Have you found a good way to make use of the code to save $50 off a two-night hotel stay booked through Citi?

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  1. This sounds great but do you know if I will be able to earn points in the hotel’s own program (IHG, Hyatt, …)?

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