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Citi and Expedia Expand Relationship to Include Credit Cards

The Citi PremierPass (R) / Expedia.com (R) Card Combines the Benefits from Two Industry Icons and Expands the Value of the ThankYou (R) Network on Expedia

Citi, the world's largest provider of credit cards, and Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel agency, today expanded their partnership with the launch of the new Citi PremierPass(R) / Expedia.com( R) Card. The launch comes nearly a year after Citi and Expedia began their relationship with the introduction of ThankYou Rewards Network on Expedia( R), which more than one million Expedia customers have joined. Cardmembers who book travel with the card will reap the benefits of the Citi

PremierPass Card, named "Best Airline Rewards Card" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, as well as the world's leading online travel agency, Expedia.com.

Now, with the new Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com Card, travelers earn ThankYou Points for everyday purchases made with the card, additional points for eligible travel booked on Expedia.com, and points for the miles they fly on any airline. This combination of ways to earn points is unique in the industry.

"We heard from our customers that they want a way to earn points for all of their travel and across travel brands. They also want the ability to redeem their points for travel when they want, without blackout dates," said Paul Brown, President, Expedia(R) North America. "This card does all of that, and we believe it significantly enhances the value of ThankYou Network on Expedia."

"At Citi, we continually look for ways to increase value to our customers," said Terry O'Neil, Executive Vice President, Citi Cards. "Our expanded relationship with Expedia and the new Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com Card deliver on this commitment by providing accelerated earning potential to Expedia and Citi customers who acquire the card and book their travel through Expedia.com."

Cardmembers have tremendous choice in redeeming their ThankYou Points for rewards, including any flight available on Expedia -- any time, any seat, with no black-out dates through http://www.thankyou.com/. They can also redeem points for great rewards and amazing experiences that include merchandise, gift certificates to many favorite stores and restaurants, electronics, golf passes, movie certificates and more.

With the no-annual fee Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com Card, cardmembers will earn:

Up to 3 points for every $1 spent on Expedia transactions: 2 points for eligible travel purchased on Expedia.com and 1 additional point for hotel, air + hotel, cruises or activities over $50 booked at Expedia.com, when the customer's ThankYou Member Account number has been registered at Expedia

  • 1 point for every 3 miles flown on ANY airline
  • 1 point for every $1 spent on all purchases
  • A $50 statement credit after first eligible purchase on Expedia

For an annual fee of $75, cardmembers at the Elite level will earn:

Up to 3 points for every $1 spent on Expedia transactions: 2 points for eligible travel purchased on Expedia.com and 1 additional point for hotel, air + hotel, cruises or activities over $50 booked at Expedia.com, when the customer's ThankYou Member Account number has been registered at Expedia

2 points for dollars spent at supermarkets, drug stores, gas stations, and commuting and parking merchants

  • 1 point for every 1 mile flown on any airline
  • Complimentary domestic companion travel
  • A $100 statement credit after the first eligible purchase on Expedia

As shown in the chart below, just one family trip purchased on Expedia with the Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com Card -- Elite Level can lead to considerable points earnings:

The unparalleled rewards don't end here. Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com cardmembers are delivered additional top benefits including:
-- Easy access to Citi's free industry-leading credit education program,
Use Credit Wisely, at http://www.usecreditwisely.com/
-- Free and secure online account management with tools like automated
email and mobile alerts and Citi's renowned Virtual Account Numbers
-- Auto rental insurance
-- Emergency travel assistance
-- Lost Luggage insurance
-- No pre-set spending limit
-- Travel accident insurance

To apply for the Citi PremierPass / Expedia.com Card, visit http://www.expedia.com/ or http://www.citicards.com/ or call 1-800-710-0472. Additional terms and conditions apply.

About Citi
Citi (NYSE:C) , the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Major brand names under Citi include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Citi Smith Barney and Banamex. Additional information may be found at http://www.citigroup.com/ or http://www.citi.com/.

About Expedia.com
Expedia.com(R) is the world's leading online travel provider, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/) aims to provide personalized service, the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia(R) Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com promises to offer to its customers the best rates available online for all types of travel, making it the most comprehensive customer guarantee in online travel. Expedia.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) .

NOTE: Expedia, Expedia.com and the airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About ThankYou Network
Founded by Citi, ThankYou Network is a free rewards program that lets members earn points from a growing network of places and pool these points into one ThankYou member Account. Members get points for using participating Citi credit cards, banking at Citibank with an eligible checking account, using an activated FMA Card from Smith Barney and booking qualified travel on Expedia.com. Members can reward themselves with almost anything -- from travel, brand-name goods, and gift cards at favorite stores, to unique experiences and charitable donations at http://www.thankyou.com/

Source: Expedia.com
NEW YORK and BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 28, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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