Wouldn’t it be exciting if someone were to give you a portion of your money back every time you spent on something? Well, with the Citi Cash Back Card that’s exactly what you can expect when you spend on some of your most common purchases. It is especially curated to give you 8% cash back on purchases in various categories, and up to 20% back on selected spends. In addition to this, it also gives you access to deals and discounts at some of the best restaurants in the country and up to 10% Citi Rebates at over 300 locations in addition to any rebates you already have. You also get to enjoy complimentary travel insurance as well as a host of privileges from Citi. Let’s take a look at how these rewards and privileges can help you save money and add value to your life.
|Cash back on dining||8% worldwide|
|Cash back on petrol||8% worldwide|
|Cash back on grocery||8% worldwide|
|Savings on petrol||Up to 20.88% discount at Esso and Shell|
|Cash back on Grab||8% worldwide (valid till 31 Mar 2019)|
|Cash back at bakery & confectionary stores||8% (valid till 31 Dec 2018)|
|Cash back on all other retail spends||0.25%|
|Complimentary travel insurance||Available|
This card gives you a cash back of 8% when you use it to pay for some of your most common expenses such as groceries and petrol. If you feel that shopping for your family’s daily needs is not a rewarding activity, think again. Take this card along with you the next time you head to your local supermarket or even when you’re overseas and get 8% of the money you spend back. The same rate applies to petrol purchases all over the world. But when you buy petrol in Singapore, buying from Shell and Esso can help you get savings of up to 20.88%.
The next time you head out to grab a bite from your favourite restaurant using this card to pay for your food bills can help you earn an 8% cash back. You can also make use of this reward rate while you’re overseas and want to check out some of the local flavours and cuisines there. Taking a cab to get to your favourite restaurant? Get a cash back or 8% on Grab rides till 31 March 2019. Want to much on some croissants? Save 8% on bakery and confectionary purchases until 31 December 2018.
The maximum amount of cash back you can accumulate every month is limited to S$25 for each category of spend. The card also features a 20% cash back on selected spends every now and then. You can check with the bank to know more about the offers that are available from time to time. All other retail transactions will give you a reward rate of 0.25%. There is no cap how much cash back you can accumulate on such retail spends.
If you’re one for earning rewards, this ought to spark your interest. You can get extra rebates of up to 10% in Citi Rebates in addition to any card benefits you already have. You get to earn these Rebates when you use your card to pay for purchases at more than 300 outlets in Singapore. This includes groceries spends at Sheng Siong Supermarket, dining spends at Subway, Cedele, Dunkin’ Donuts, retail spends at Blum & Co., Universal Optical, and many more brands. You can redeem these Citi Rebates to offset your future shopping bills.
Dining out often in Singapore can turn out to be an expensive affair, especially if you tend to do it often. In a bid to help you save money and have a better dining experience, this card brings you a series of offers and discounts at some of the best and most popular restaurants and cafes in the country. For example, you can get a 20% discount when you dine at restaurants such as the Rise Restaurant, 4 Hands Kitchen, etc. You don’t have to blow a hole in your pocket any more. Simply make use of these offers to reduce your dining costs. A full stomach at a lesser price? We feel it’s a good deal.
If the thought of travelling by air is worrying you, perhaps the fact that you get free travel insurance with this card will help to calm your nerves. You get coverage of up to S$1 million, which assures you of financial compensation from accidental death to smaller aspects such as lost or delayed baggage, trip cancellations, and much more. Citi World Privileges opens up a whole new world of deals and promotions that are exclusive to members of this card. From up to 25% discount at Lazada to the latest deals at Canton Paradise, RedMart, and others, you get to save every time you shop at these outlets.
The below table shows a sample of monthly spending across various categories and the cash back that you can earn:
|Spend categories||Monthly spend||Cash back rate||Cash back amount|
|Base rate||Additional rate||Base amount||Additional amount|
|Other retail spends||S$100||0.25%||0%||S$0.25||NA|
Note: The actual cash back percentage on dining spends amounts to S$31. However, due to the cash back cap of S$25 per category, you have earned the maximum cash back on this category in this case.
According to the above table, you will get S$2.25 as a base cash back amount in the same month. The additional cash back amount of S$56 will be credited to your account in the following month.
The benefits of the travel insurance policy are given the below table:
|Permanent disability or death due to an accident||S$1 million (for principal & supplementary cardmembers)|
|S$50,000 (for dependent children)|
|Accidental dental and medical expenses||S$40,000 (for principal & supplementary cardmembers)|
|S$20,000 (for dependent children)|
|Repatriation of mortal remains||S$50,000|
|Medical evacuation during emergency||S$100,000|
|Delay in luggage arrival||Up to S$500|
|Loss of luggage||Up to S$1,000|
|Delay in flight||Up to S$500|
|Trip interruption||Up to S$500|
The Citi Cash Back Card offers complimentary travel insurance which covers the cardholder, spouse (who must also be a Citi card member), and dependent children. This insurance is underwritten by AIG Travel Insurance. In order to be eligible for it, you must buy your travel tickets using your credit card and also activate this insurance before your travel begins.
|Type of Interest||Charge|
|Retail Purchases||26.9% p.a.|
|Cash Advance||26.9% p.a.|
|Instalment Payment Plan||0%|
|Type of Charge||Charge|
|Annual Fee||S$192.60 (first year fee is waived)|
|Overseas Transaction Fee||
|Late Payment Fee||S$100|
|Over Limit Fee||S$40|
|Cash Advance Fee||6% of the amount withdrawn or S$15 (whichever is greater)|
|Supplementary Card Fee||$96.30|
Before you hit the apply button, check your eligibility criteria here.
Yes, you must activate your Citi Cash Back Card for overseas usage. You can activate your card by sending an SMS from your registered mobile number. You can also activate this facility through other channels such as Phone Banking, Citi Mobile, and Citibank Online.
Citi has offers the Citibank Equal Payment Plan and Citibank Paywise as instalment payment plans.
The following are the benefits of the Equal Payment Plan:
The following are the benefits of Citibank Paywise:
If you lose your card or if it’s stolen, you must immediately notify the bank. You must file a police complaint about this incident and provide the police report to the bank. You will also be asked to provide supporting documents to verify your innocence with respect to the lost/stolen card. In case of unauthorised transactions you will be liable to pay a maximum of S$100 if:
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You can use Direct Debit Authorisation form in order to enable or disable auto debit and standing instructions on your Citi Cash Back Visa Card. You can get this form from the bank’s official website. Complete the form by filling in the required details. You must send the completed form to Citibank Singapore Limited.
You can apply for Citi Cash Back Visa Card through BankBazaar Singapore website. You must follow the instructions, fill the application form for required details, and submit the form online. You must also provide all the supporting documents along with the application form. You can check your card’s application status in the following ways:
Send an SMS to Citibank and know your outstanding balance. You will get the reply immediately with the information. There are other ways also to check your outstanding balance such as:
The following are the various ways to pay your monthly bill:
You will either have to pay S$50 or 1% of the outstanding bill amount and 1% of previous dues which are pending such as interest charges, unbilled or overdue amounts, late payment fee, etc. The highest amount will be considered.
You can get a grace period of 25 days from the account statement date.
Following are the wallets that can be used with your Citi Cash Back Visa Card:
The Citi Cash Back Visa Card is not also an EZ-Link card. However, you can register for the EZ-Pay facility online if you drive in Singapore. The bank will send you a confirmation email if your registration is successful, along with information regarding the starting date of your EZ-Pay facility.
You can block/unblock your card by using Citi Mobile App.
Call 24-hour CitiPhone self-service banking hotline in order to reset the PIN.
The billing cycle depends on the number of working days in a particular month. The billing cycle is usually the duration between two successive card statements. Your monthly credit statement will highlight the payment due date.
You can get your card replaced if you have blocked your existing card in any circumstance. You can get it through the Citi Mobile App.
In order to temporarily increase your credit limit, you must call Citibank’s 24/7 self-service phone banking hotline. You can also make this request through Citi’s online banking platform.