Citibank Extends over a Million Thanks to Customers : Sweepstakes Gives Away 5 Million ThankYou® Points

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Citibank is thanking customers – a million times over – for opening America’s most rewarding checking account and today launches its Thanks-A-Million sweepstakes ( to give away a total of 5 million points to 16 lucky winners. Citibank offers customers enrolled in ThankYou® Network with more ways to be rewarded each month for their checking relationship. Now through November 30, new checking account holders enrolled in Citi’s innovative rewards program will be automatically entered for a chance to win up to 1 million rewards points. Plus, new and existing checking customers get an additional chance to win 1 million rewards points every time they use a qualifying debit card and sign for purchases. New checking customers who enroll in ThankYou® Network can also get 10,000 bonus points when they perform qualifying banking activities.

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This promotion is an example of how we put our customers first, and strive to deliver programs that are not only convenient and rewarding, but help enrich their lives in very exciting, perhaps even unexpected, ways.

"With the Thanks-A-Million promotion, we wanted to not only show our customers just how rewarding banking with us could be, but we wanted them to have an opportunity of a lifetime, simply by doing all the everyday banking activities they would normally do," said Debbie Gabor, senior vice president, Citibank North America. "This promotion is an example of how we put our customers first, and strive to deliver programs that are not only convenient and rewarding, but help enrich their lives in very exciting, perhaps even unexpected, ways."

Citibank will reward sixteen (16) winners with a total of 5 million ThankYou Points:

2 Grand Prizes: 1 million points each 4 Second Prizes: 500,000 points each 10 Third Prizes: 100,000 points each What are some of the things that the lucky winners can do with 1 million ThankYou Points? How about…

gift cards to use for gas for their car flat screen TVs throughout their homes various romantic cruises for two multiple round trip flights in the continental U.S. and abroad …and much more from the extensive collection of merchandise and experiences available from ThankYou Rewards Network (

In addition to the 10,000 bonus points new checking customers will get during this promotion when they perform qualifying activities, they can also receive ThankYou Points every month for nearly all types of banking products and services linked to their checking account, such as direct deposit, savings, online bill payment, home equity loan and more.

Both existing customers and non-customers can enter the sweepstakes. To find out more or participate in the promotion through November 30, 2008, simply visit, stop into a local Citibank Financial Center, or call 1-888-254-8790.

ThankYou Network is a no-fee rewards program that allows members to accumulate points from a growing network of places, and pool points into one ThankYou Member Account. ThankYou Members get points for banking at Citibank with an eligible checking account, using participating Citi credit cards, and booking qualified travel on Members can redeem their points for valuable rewards at -- from travel, brand-name merchandise, and gift cards at favorite stores, to unique experiences and charitable donations. They may even create their own rewards with ThankYou Network's exclusive Your Wish Fulfilled service.

About Citibank

Citibank is a member of Citi, 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. Citi's major brand names include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney, Banamex, and Nikko. Additional information may be found at or

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