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Update: The Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students has been discontinued for new applicants. It has been replaced by the Citi Rewards+℠ Student Card.
The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card for College Students is a decent credit card for students, offering 2X points per dollar for dining and entertainment purchases.
There’s an introductory offer of 2,500 bonus points for spending $500 in the first 3 months, worth up to $25 when redeemed. It’s a pretty small bonus overall, but it’s easy to get.
Cardholders also get a 0% introductory APR on purchases for 7 months, followed by a regular rate of 16.49%–26.49% Variable.
Some shopping and travel protections are included, along with Citi’s Concierge service, a rare find on a student credit card.