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Citi Prestige Sign Up for 4th Night Free?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by HeyDude79, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. HeyDude79

    HeyDude79 New Member

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    I am Titanium on Marriott with the Ritz Card but plan to go to a couple of Belmond Hotels next May and the Ritz Card will not give me many benefits.

    Thinking of signing up for the Citi Prestige for:
    1. Bonus - 50k
    2. 4th Night Free twice at more expensive Belmond Hotels
    3. 5x on air travel and restaurants;
    4. 3x at hotels and cruise lines

    I would book 4 nights at Belmond Cap Juluca in Anguilla getting the 4th night free (est $800) and Belmond La Samanna in St Martin getting the 4th night free (est $800). You fly into St Martin to visit each so changing hotels is not a big deal. Otherwise I would just do a 7 night at Cap Juluca.

    My Assumption is I can book these hotels thru the Citi Thank You Travel Center? How do I confirm when I do not have access?

    If I signed up just for that trip I would get:
    50,000 bonus
    15,000 on stay
    7,500 on flights
    10,000 on restaurants

    82,500 estimate for the trip + the $1600 savings from 4th night free

    Thoughts before I do it??
     
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  2. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    @heydude, both of those properties show up on the thankyou website as being fourth night eligible for a random four night stay next May.
     
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  3. HeyDude79

    HeyDude79 New Member

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    @Gaurav
    Thank you for checking the Thank You website.

    I guess I will wait a bit and see if the Sign Up Bonus gets better. I don't need the card until next year.
     
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    @Gaurav

    I signed up for the Citi Prestige. Went to the ThankYou Website but neither hotel showed up in May. I called the Citi Concierge as the website showed there are other hotels not coming up but was told they can only see results via the website. Basically same results as I see.

    Any thoughts? You cant get the 4th night free unless you book thru Citi Thank you.
     
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  5. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    What dates are you searching for?
     
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  6. HeyDude79

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    May 9-13 Cap Juluca,
    May 13-17 La Samanna
    Could go a week earlier. I searched dates in 5 different months and Cap Juluca would not come up. Didn't bother searching La Samanna since it was my second choice.
     
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  7. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Looks like La Samanna is still showing, can't see Juluca. Might be worth trying to call the concierge to see if they can make a manual booking (might need to force this with a rep).

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  8. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, it's not letting me upload a screenshot. But if you search for hotels near SFG it should show up.
     
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  9. HeyDude79

    HeyDude79 New Member

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    @Gaurav
    Not sure what near SFG means?
    Anguilla is AXA
    Sint Maarten is SXM

    So when doing my search I have been using both of them. AXA pulls up 8 hotels and SXM pulls up 15. Odd part is this far out I know there is availability at both hotels. La Samanna is the top Hotel on Sint Maarten. Cap Juluca is a top hotel along with Four Seasons and Malliouhana.
     
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  10. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Grand Case Airport/L'Espérance Airport (also on the island)
     
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  11. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Did you try calling the concierge?
     
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  12. HeyDude79

    HeyDude79 New Member

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    @Gaurav

    I found La Samanna using Grand Case Airport. Thank You.
    Prices varied each time I did a search. I finally booked at $1558, La Samana's website was $2537. Not sure how I saved so much. Called Concierge and they booked Cap Juluca. 4th night savings was $675. Glad I got the card and booked right away because the use of the Concierge is going away and these two bookings are not included in the new cap of 2 4th nights free per year.

    Appreciate you getting me to take action
     
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  13. Gaurav

    Gaurav Well-Known Member

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    Glad it worked out!
     
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