If you want to get comparable value from your sign-up bonus as well as access to more robust benefits, you may want to consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card instead.
Similar to the Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card points are worth 1 cent each when redeemed for cash, gift cards and more.
However, when Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card members redeem points for airfare, hotel stays, car rentals or cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, they are valued 1.25 cents each – making the card’s sign-up bonus worth $1,250 in travel. The current sign-up bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is: Our best offer ever! Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card also offers a number of travel benefits, including trip cancellation and interruption insurance, auto rental collision damage waiver, baggage delay insurance, trip delay reimbursement and travel and emergency assistance services. Plus, cardholders receive purchase protection and extended warranty protection.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card members can transfer Ultimate Rewards points to several airline loyalty partners at a rate of 1:1, including Flying Blue Air France KLM, JetBlue TrueBlue, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Plus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card also offers three hotel transfer partners: IHG® Rewards Club, Marriott Bonvoy™ and World of Hyatt®.