Citi's ThankYou Network Introduces New Ways to Maximize Budgets Just in Time for Holidays

"Bonus Center" Provides Members Extra Advantage for Peak Shopping Season, Beyond - More Savings, Exceptional Point Offers

Oct 20, 2009, 08:30 ET from Citi

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi's ThankYou Network, one of the world's largest loyalty programs, has unveiled an enhanced online Bonus Center that will help its millions of members make shopping more affordable and rewarding this holiday season.

Members now have access to hundreds of ways to earn extra ThankYou points by shopping through the Bonus Center at, in addition to money-saving opportunities such as special discounts, free shipping, and limited time offers -- a compounded benefit that will help manage tight budgets and get more out of the holiday shopping season. Through the Bonus Center members can search over 20 million products quickly and easily while comparing prices and bonus points from more than 400 leading online, in-store and catalog merchants receive the best overall value.

Just in time for holiday shopping, ThankYou Members can now gain even more value from the Bonus Center with new benefits such as:

  • Daily Deal: where members can earn at least 15 points per dollar spent on limited quantities of hot new items offered daily.
  • MegaEarn Offers: where members can earn hundreds of extra points on brand name merchandise and entertainment.
  • OpenTable® Dining Reservations: where members can earn ThankYou bonus points for booking dining reservations online at more than 11,000 participating restaurants -- and earn additional points when they pay for their meal with a Citi credit card that has ThankYou Network as its rewards program.
  • Discounts and Deals: where members can benefit from discount offers, free shipping, and free gift with purchase deals in addition to ThankYou points they are already earning.

"Members truly will have a more rewarding holiday season when they shop through the Bonus Center," said Nancy Gordon, executive vice president, Citi's ThankYou Network. "This year especially, people are looking for extra value and creative ways to maximize their budgets. Our Members want to earn the most points for their shopping, so the Bonus Center is helping them achieve that goal. And the great news is that the extra earn opportunities are good throughout the year."

All those extra earned points, says Gordon, can be used to choose from millions of rewards, including merchandise with expedited shipping options, online travel reservations powered by, gift cards, cash, statement credits, and even payments on mortgages and student loans.

The latest addition to the ThankYou Network rewards collection is Music Downloads from Sony Music Entertainment. For only 100 points per song, Members can enjoy many of the biggest artists in the history of recorded music and also receive selected advance release offers on new albums.

Since its inception in 2004, Citi's ThankYou Network has been a pioneer in rewards programs, allowing members to pool points from multiple activities so they can earn and redeem points faster. Citi ThankYou Members can earn points from activities across a range of Citi businesses, such as having an eligible checking account and conducting every day banking activities with Citibank, by using participating Citi credit cards or Morgan Stanley Smith Barney FMA Cards. ThankYou Members can also get points by booking eligible travel at Expedia®, or by shopping through the ThankYou Bonus Center managed by Vesdia Corporation.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Through Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at or

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. For more information, visit

About Vesdia Corporation

Vesdia Corporation is the leading provider of partnership marketing and multi-channel merchant network services. Through its leading merchant-funded rewards programs, Vesdia offers a full array of loyalty solutions to financial institutions, affinity groups and merchants enabling customers to earn more meaningful rewards faster. For more information, visit


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