Citi Has Some Very Strange Ideas On How I Plan To Spend My Extra Cash Points

Is there no limit to what banking rewards programs will cover these days? Flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, electronics, women. Wait — what?

Consumerist reader F. is a member of Citi’s Extra Cash rewards program and saw they could earn 100 points just for taking this survey. But when F. got to this question about “What products or services are you considering purchasing using your Extra Cash?”, they noticed that apparently Extra Cash can be spent on adult human females.

We’re sending this to Citi, because we’re pretty sure this isn’t what the survey was meant to say.
[UPDATE: As we’d guessed, a rep for Citi confirms, “This appears to be an input error with our vendor. The correct category should have been ‘Women’s Apparel.’ Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The error has now been corrected.”]

And it gives us a reason to run this clip from the Blues Brothers:


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  1. crescentcityblues says:

    Sadly, the first thing I thought of was also that Blues Brothers clip.

  2. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    Orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip?

    Waitress, three orange whips!

  3. lyontaymer30 says:

    Let’s be honest, I be the women option is winning

  4. Sarek says:

    And, of course, Citi has some affiliated businesses that will be happy to take those extra monies or points to provide you with “women.”

  5. DoodlestheGreat says:

    How sexist. There should be an option for men as well.

  6. oldwiz65 says:

    They should have at least added Marijuana as well.

    • Anna Kossua says:

      If it’s good enough for Target, why not?

      (A couple years ago, someone broke into Target’s website and added marijuana as an online purchase. Wish I’d screenshot’d it!)

  7. some.nerd says:

    Whoever wrote that survey must’ve come off a gig at the Boston Phoenix… HI-YOOOOO

  8. Press1forDialTone says:

    As an IT programmer, I think this is hysterical but also alarming that
    the Citi IT people didn’t even check the survey before it went live.
    This is the sort of thing that is pretty harmless and most often gets
    caught way ahead of “opening night” so I say go for it.

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