What Counts for the Citi Premier Entertainment Category?

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The Citi Premier is one of the most valuable travel rewards credit cards when it comes with its 40K or 50K sign-up bonus. In addition to its valuable sign-up bonus, the card is also one of the top bonus earning cards based on its bonus categories. The Premier earns 3X on travel purchases and 2X on dining and entertainment. But many people still wonder what counts for the Citi Premier entertainment category?

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The Citi Premier Entertainment Category

The entertainment category can get a little but murky at times as sometimes you’ll see purchases that you logically think should code as entertainment not earn the 2X they deserve. However, Citi does provide some guidelines for its entertainment category.

Citi states that “select entertainment” should qualify and states that this includes:

These entertainment categories cover a lot of territory.

Anytime you buy tickets to concerts or sporting events, even if you purchase your tickets through a merchant like TicketMaster or Stubhub, you should earn 2X on those purchases. For lesser known third-parties that sell tickets, it’s possible that these might register as “miscellaneous” or similar so you might not be able to earn bonus points.

You may not think you’ll be popping into a record store any time soon but many note that iTunes often counts as a record store purchase as do some Kindle purchases.

You would think Netflix would qualify for entertainment and it does for some but there are reports that this is not the case for everyone. Things are also not always clear for convention events like Comic-Con, which people have reported as not coding as entertainment. (There is an actual Marvel MasterCard that should code for bonus earnings for those, however.)

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Earn 2X on museum tickets with the Citi Premier.

What does not qualify for the Citi Premier Entertainment Category?

Citi also lists a number of purchases that are not supposed to not qualify for entertainment.

These include:

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