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  1. What if you get a 1099 from Citibank valued at their inflated opinion of the worth of this bonus?

  2. I agree with Frank. A few years back I got a 1099 from Citi for a checking account. I’ve not opened a Citi checking account since. Wouldn’t touch them with a 10 foot pole.

  3. Received 3X retention offer from citi for 6 month of preferred card, used it fund citigold card, earned 60000 TY points.

  4. I wonder if the initial deposit to a Citi Checking Account would be considered a cash advance if I used the Wyndham Barclaycard? Was thinking about getting that one.

  5. I wonder if my regular non-elite “Gold” Aegean airlines card might be enough to fool the “Gold Track” priority lane folks?

  6. I got it to work with the club carlson card – didnt seem like they had an issue with it.

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