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New Citi Strata Premier Card Is the Best for Theme Park Tickets — Here’s Why

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Finding discounts on theme park tickets can be tough, especially if you want to visit popular locations such as Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. That’s why the new Citi Strata Premier℠ Card is such a big deal.

Although you won’t find much in savings on tickets, the rewards you’ll earn from the card can be worth hundreds of dollar0 s— here’s a closer look.

Citi Strata Premier Card Earns 10x Points on Tickets

This card launched on Sunday, May 12, 2024, meaning the new Citi Strata Premier card isn’t even a week old. In fact, it’s a replacement for the Citi Premier® Card, which is no longer available for applications.

The new Citi Strata Premier card makes the limited-time earning rate offered by the Citi Premier card a permanent part of its rewards potential:

  • Earn 10x Citi ThankYou Points per $1 spent on hotels, rental cars, and attractions booked via CitiTravel.com

Why is this such a big deal? Because the Citi Travel portal is robust, particularly when it comes to attractions and theme park tickets.

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Redeeming your Citi ThankYou Points for tickets will net you just 1 cent in value, which isn’t great.

Instead, the better option is to book your tickets using your Citi Strata Premier card, which will earn you 10x points per $1 spent. These tickets are even the same price as the ones you’ll find on Disney’s website, which means you shouldn’t be paying an upcharge.

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In this example, you’d get 4,600 Citi ThankYou Points for your tickets. We value Citi ThankYou Points at 1.6 cents each, which means you’ll earn $73.60 back — a 16% return!

No other card matches this return. Even the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which will earn 5x Chase Ultimate Rewards points on Disney tickets booked through the Chase Travel portal, maxes out at 10% back.

Hot Tip:

Want to save money on a Walt Disney World vacation? Check out our guide on how to visit Disney World with points and miles.

Final Thoughts

The Citi Strata Premier card already has a lot going for it, with great bonus categories on everyday spending and a new suite of travel insurance benefits. However, its best feature is the ability to earn 10x points per $1 spent on most bookings within the Citi travel portal, including attractions.

With options for most major theme park tickets, this puts the Citi Strata Premier card squarely ahead of the competition — and makes a compelling reason for theme park-goers to snag the card.

The information regarding the Citi Strata Premier℠ Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Citi Premier® Card has expired and the card is no longer open to applicants.

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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