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New Citi card designs are coming in mid-May that can highlight the card you’re traveling with. The card redesigns apply to the four cards that earn Citi ThankYou points and have the ability to make contactless payments. Another piece of good news? There are no benefit changes.

The new Citi card designs are perfect to use for a summer getaway, such as here at The Lido.

New Citi Card Designs

Citi begins issuing the new card designs on May 14, 2021. The new design prominently displays the card name in the center of the card front. The background design is modern yet subtle to avoid distractions.

Qualifying Citi cards include:

New applicants will receive the new card design beginning in mid-May 2021. Existing cardholders will receive the new design a few weeks before their current card expires.

It’s also possible for cardholders to request an updated design at no extra cost if their card isn’t expiring soon. The cardmember will need to contact Citi after May 14, 2021, to submit a request.

Here is a closer look at each card’s new design and its current benefits.

Citi Premier
The new Citi Premier Card design. Credit: Citi

Citi Premier Card

The Citi Premier® Card earns 3x ThankYou points on these purchases:

  • Air travel
  • Hotels
  • Gas stations
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarkets

All remaining purchases earn 1 point per $1.

Other card benefits include an annual $100 savings on a $500+ hotel stay booked at and 1:1 point transfers.

New Citi Premier Card cardmembers can earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. The 80k bonus points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at

Related: Is the Citi Premier worth it?

Citi Prestige
The new Citi Prestige Card. Credit: Citi

Citi Prestige Card

The information for the Citi Prestige® Card has been collected independently by Johnny Jet. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

The premium Citi Prestige® Card earns up to 5x ThankYou points on purchases:

  • 5x on air travel
  • 5x on restaurants
  • 3x on hotels
  • 3x on cruise lines
  • 1x on everything else

Other card benefits include a $250 annual travel credit, getting the complimentary 4th night free on minimum 4+ night stay (up to twice per year), and a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck applicaton fee credit.

The signup bonus is 50,000 bonus points ($500 value) after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months The annual fee is $495.

Related: Citi Prestige Review

Citi Rewards+
The new Citi Rewards+ Card. Credit: Citi

Citi Rewards+ Card

The Citi Rewards+® Card has a unique purchase rewards program:

  • 2x points at supermarkets
  • 2x points at gas stations
  • 1x points on all non-bonus purchases
  • Every purchase rounds up to the nearest 10

The spending roundup feature lets you earn slightly more than 2x back on purchases. For example, a $55 grocery trip can earn 120 points instead of 110.

These small roundups can add up. Plus, cardholders can get 10% points back on the first 100,000 points redeemed per year.

The signup bonus is 15,000 ThankYou points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months.

There is no annual fee for this card.

Citi ThankYou Preferred
The new Citi ThankYou Preferred design. Credit: Citi

Citi ThankYou Preferred

The information for the Citi ThankYou Preferred has been collected independently by Johnny Jet. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

The Citi ThankYou Preferred is no longer accepting new applications but existing holders can enjoy this design refresh. Applicants will need to apply for the Citi Rewards+ instead to enjoy similar benefits and no annual fee.

This card can earn 2x points on dining and entertainment. Non-bonus purchases earn 1 point per $1. There isn’t an annual fee.


Getting a new Citi card design can be an exciting move for your wallet before traveling this summer. You can enjoy your favorite card benefits on purchases too. Which one of these cards is your favorite?

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7 Comments On "Check Out The Sleek New Citi Card Designs, Available Soon"
  1. Rick|

    I think the new designs look terrible.

  2. Jereth|

    Will the new Citi Prestige card design also be made out of metal?

    1. Johnny Jet Editorial|

      I don’t believe the release mentions it being a metal card.

  3. Jereth|

    Wow! If they go back to plastic, being a premium card, I may end up cancelling it. Not to mention all the benefits that have been lost/downgraded in the past two years. I will request a new card on 05/14/2021 and will post my thoughts. If anyone happen to get their hands on the new Citi Prestige card design, please feel free to share.

    1. Johnny Jet Editorial|

      I would assume they would keep it the same. But like you said, they have already given it a haircut on benefits. And I’ve seen other banks downgrade from metal already. Keep us posted!

  4. Jereth|

    I finally got my hands on the new Citi Prestige credit card design. I can confirm it is made out of metal and weighs the same as the older card (17 grams). To be honest I’m not as disappointed as I thought I was going to be. I still think Citi could have done a much better job creating a premium, modern, and minimalist looking card design.

    1. Johnny Jet Editorial|

      Good to hear. Thanks for the data point!

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