Citi recently introduced a new program that will allow ThankYou Rewards members to turn virtually any purchase into a personal reward via a rewards account number linked to their Citi card and ThankYou rewards account.
“We are constantly focused on delivering new ways our members can use their ThankYou Points for what is most meaningful to them,” Mary Hines Droesch, the head of ThankYou Rewards at Citi, said. “Rewards Account Numbers let you turn that perfect item from your favorite website into your reward.”
The cardholder and rewards member logs into the ThankYou Rewards account to generate a rewards account number for the desired amount of available points. A RAN can be used to make purchases anywhere Visa and MasterCard are accepted, both online and by phone.
At checkout, the customer provides the RAN just like an actual credit card number, and the purchase appears on the Citi card statement along with a statement credit for all or part of the purchase, based on available ThankYou points.
“Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts this season, or looking for a treat for yourself, Rewards Account Numbers provide the flexibility to use the points you’ve earned to make that online purchase your own reward,” Droesch said.