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Citi mtvU Card Ending, Convert to Citi Forward Card
Posted By Jim On 04/06/2012 @ 7:45 am In Credit | 9 Comments
If you’ve read Bargaineering for a while, you’ve probably read that I carry two credit cards – an American Express Costco TrueEarnings card  and a Citi mtvU card. I loved the Citi mtvU card because it offered 5% in ThankYou Rewards, which is slightly worse than cash, at restaurants and bookstores, which includes Amazon.com. It’s a card I’ve had for many years and, despite slightly better alternatives on the market, I’ve stuck with it because it was pretty good.
According to a letter I received from Citi, the Citi mtvU card will be retired effective April 13, 2012. It will be replaced with a Citi Forward Card  with a similar set of features and bonuses, though the biggest ones are most beneficial to people carrying a balance. Here is what they said about what’s new and what will remain the same.
It appears I’m getting a better card since the reward points structure appears to be the same plus I get 100 points each billing period instead of 25. What’s even better is that my account number will remain the same so the “new” card won’t actually be new, it’s a true conversion.
I look forward to the new card! (get it?)
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 American Express Costco TrueEarnings card: http://oc.cardsynergy.com/t/?cr=1940&c=22034864&aid=105970&sid=5945&last_updated=1220474247
 Citi Forward Card: http://oc.cardsynergy.com/t/?cr=2877&c=22144976&aid=105970&sid=5945&last_updated=1240581217
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