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Citi Forward Visa 5% on restaurants, books, music, and movies

By , March 4, 2009
credit goes to sic79 and dutchdutch on fw for the calculations

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better version of Citi MTVU!

The card pays in ThankYou points

100 points per billing period if you pay on time and stay under the credit limit
5 points per dollar on restaurants, books, movies, music
1 point for everything else
0.25% APR reduction when "using credit wisely"

5000 points for signing up for paperless statements w/in first 3 months
6000 points after $50 in purchases within first 3 months

The website is at http://www.citiforward.com
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No annual fee.

0% APR on purchases and BT
3% BT fee

You can earn up to 75,000 ThankYou Points during any calendar year.

Thanks to DutchDutch for putting together this list:
5 points per $1 spent means: (per thankyou.com reward system):
$50 cash reward = 8000pts = 160pts per $1 of cash reward = Spend $32, get $1 cash reward = 3.125%
$10 gift card (many locations) = 1500pts = 150pts per $1 of gift card = Spend $30, get $1 cash reward = 3.333%
$100 citi gift card = 14,000pts = 140pts per $1 of gift card = Spend $28, get $1 cash reward = 3.571%
$250 statement credit = 35,000pts = 140pts per $1 of credit = Spend $28, get $1 of cash reward = 3.571%
$1000 mortgage credit = 125,200pts = $125.2pts per $1 of credit = Spend $25.04, get $1 credit = 3.994%
$100 gift card (many locations) = 10,000pts = 100pts per $1 of gift card = Spend $20, get $1 cash reward = 5.000%
$25 student loan credit = 2500pts = 100pts per $1 of credit = Spend $20, get $1 credit = 5.000%

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