How To Choose A Citi Card For Beyoncé Presale Access | Bankrate (2023)

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Beyoncé just announced her first tour in seven years — queue “SUMMER RENAISSANCE” — and if you have a Citi credit card, you can be among the first fans to get a chance to score tickets.
Citi is the official card of the North American portion of the Renaissance World Tour, meaning Citi cardholders will have exclusive presale ticket access.

While we don’t recommend opening a new line of credit just to score concert tickets (even if it is Queen Bey), this could be a good opportunity to find an option that fits your regular spending and financial goals, especially if you’ve been considering a new card anyway. Citi credit cards can make great options for earning cash back, rewards, 0 percent intro APR offers, and more.

Here’s your guide to scoring tickets to Beyoncé’s summer tour and how to choose the right Citi card for you.


The best Citi cards for Renaissance World Tour presale access

If you want to use your new card for Citi Presale access through Citi Entertainment, you’ll need to choose one that allows instant access to temporary account details, so you don’t have to wait for your actual card to arrive in the mail.

These are the eligible card options according to Citi, along with details you should know about each:

Citi Custom Cash Card: Best for automatic rewards categories

The Citi Custom Cash℠ Card is a no-annual-fee cash back option with lots of flexibility. You’ll earn an automatic 5 percent cash back on the category in which you spend the most each billing cycle (up to the first $500 spent, then 1 percent) and 1 percent back on everything else. You’ll earn rewards as Citi ThankYou points, which you can redeem for cash back and more.

The 5 percent bonus category does include live entertainment like concerts, as well as restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, select travel, select transit, select streaming services, drugstores, home improvement stores and fitness clubs.

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Plus, you can earn 20,000 bonus ThankYou points (worth $200 in cash back) after you spend $1,500 within the first six months of account opening.

Citi Rewards+ Card: Best for rounding up everyday spending

The Citi Rewards+® Card earns Citi ThankYou points, which you can redeem for travel, gift cards, select online purchases or cash. It’s a no-annual-fee card with 2X points on supermarket and gas station spending (up to $6,000 per year, then 1X points) and 1X points on everything else.

But a big value of this card is its round-up feature. Your points earned on every purchase round up to the nearest interval of 10 (so a $14 non-bonus purchase would earn 20 points), and you’ll earn 10 percent of the first 100,000 points you redeem back each year.

You’ll also earn 20,000 bonus points when you spend $1,500 within the first three months of account opening.

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Citi Simplicity Card: Best for no fees

The Citi Simplicity® Card isn’t a rewards card, but it does have a valuable introductory offer.

For no annual fee, you can forgo interest on new purchases for 12 months (18.24 percent to 28.99 percent variable APR thereafter). And if you have a debt balance already, you can transfer it to this card and pay no interest for up to 21 months, followed by the same variable APR. As a bonus, there is no penalty APR and no added fees for late payments.

Note, to take advantage of the balance transfer offer, you must complete the transfer within your first four months of card membership — otherwise, you’ll pay the variable rate.

Citi Diamond Preferred Card: Best for balance transfers

The Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card is another balance transfer card from Citi with the same 12-month 0 percent intro APR offer for new purchases and 21-month offer for balance transfers (17.24 percent to 27.99 percent variable APR after that). Like the other cards on our list, there’s no annual fee to carry this card.

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How to choose a Citi card for Beyoncé presale tickets

The cards eligible for Citi Presale can serve a wide range of purposes. But like any new credit card, it’s important to choose the best fit for your regular spending habits or money goals.

If you have great credit and you’re looking to maximize rewards, the Citi Custom Cash or Citi Rewards+ can both be solid options. Compare the rewards categories (and spending caps) to your monthly budget to determine which one might earn you the most rewards over time.

On the other hand, the Citi Simplicity or Citi Diamond Preferred may be better options if you want the flexibility to pay down your balance over time or you’re looking for a way to consolidate existing debt with a solid introductory offer. Remember, charging purchases you can’t afford to pay off to your credit card can wind up costing much more over the long run. If you plan to buy concert tickets — or anything else — with a 0 percent intro APR card, make sure you have a plan in place to pay down the balance in full before the intro period ends.

More tips for Beyoncé Citi Presale purchases

With just 26 North American tour dates, scoring a ticket to the Renaissance World Tour will be no easy feat — even with a Citi credit card to help you out. Here are some additional tips to ensure you have the best chances of getting access while keeping up good financial practices:


  • Check your credit limit. Ticket prices are expensive — and you don’t want to risk lowering your credit score by spending more than you’re allowed on your card. Before you click “Purchase,” make sure your ticket total is within your card’s credit limit. Experts recommend keeping your credit utilization below 30 percent to maintain great credit. So if you exceed this amount, it’s even more important to pay your balance down as quickly as possible.
  • Have a plan to pay. You don’t want to end up spending even more than face value for your tickets in interest charges. Before tickets go on sale, plan out how you’ll pay your balance in full before interest accrues, whether you have a card with a 0 percent intro APR offer or have until the end of your billing cycle.
  • Register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Presale access requires more than just your card alone. You’ll need to register for Verified Fan by the deadline, which varies depending on the tour date you’re requesting. The first deadline is as early as Feb. 2, 2023, so make sure you check your status sooner rather than later.
  • Double check the presale date. Registering for Verified Fan does not mean you’ll automatically get a presale code. But if you are verified by Ticketmaster, make sure you know the date of the presale for your specific city. Presales for the Renaissance World Tour will launch in three waves throughout the month of February.

The bottom line

Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour is surely going to be an event to remember, and having a Citi card in your wallet could help you get closer to scoring tickets this month.

Just make sure you have a plan to pay down your purchase balance as quickly as possible when charging your tickets to a Citi card (or any credit card). And if you’re considering a new Citi credit card, make sure you choose one that will bring you value in the long-term — even after you’ve booked your tour dates.

Keep track of the details of your tour date’s presale wave while also practicing responsible spending and credit habits, and you’ll be well on your way to experiencing the Renaissance.


How to get Beyonce Presale? ›

To buy tickets through the BeyHive presale, you have to be a registered member of the BeyHive in order to participate. Monitor Ticketmaster to confirm presale dates once they're listed.

What is Citi Cardmember presale on Ticketmaster? ›

What is a Citi Presale? A Citi Presale provides Citi credit card or Citibank Debit Card customers with the opportunity to purchase tickets to a specific concert tour or other event for a limited time before the tickets become available to the general public (e.g. public on-sale).

How do I unlock my Citi presale card? ›

What's the code to get Citi presale tickets and Citi preferred tickets? If you have a Citi credit card or Citi MasterCard debit card, the Citi presale code is the first six digits of your account number (no dashes) on the front of your card. You must use the same card for purchase.

How accurate is Citi pre approval? ›

Pre-qualification doesn't guarantee approval, but it does give you around a 90% chance of approval if you choose to apply. Citi might also mail you a pre-qualified credit card offer.

How do you get picked for Ticketmaster presale? ›

Some artists have a presale registration period for fans. Fans that register will be sent a presale code via text on the day of the presale. Follow your favorite artists on social media for this opportunity.

How do I get a fan presale code? ›

You can join a fan club on the artist's official fan club site before an upcoming ticket presale starts, and the fan club will email you a unique presale code. Note: Not all fan clubs have presale offers.

What are the first 6 digits of a Citi card? ›

The first six digits of the card number, inclusive of the MII, are called the IIN (Issuer Identification Number) or BIN (Bank Identification Number). This sequence uniquely identifies the bank that issued the card. In this case, the IIN of 546616 indicates that this card was issued by CITI in United States.

What is the pink code for Citi Presale? ›

This is for Citi cardmembers only. This Pink presale code is 412800.

What is a Citi code? ›

Each fund has its own unique Citi code, which is an identifier used by FE fundinfo.

Why did I get denied for a Citi card? ›

Some common reasons why a Citi Double Cash Card application might be rejected include a low credit score, numerous recent credit inquiries, and incomplete or inaccurate information on the application. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you could do in case your Citi Double Cash Card application was denied.

Does Citi do a hard pull for pre approval? ›

Preapproval requires only a soft pull, which doesn't impact your score but does allow credit card issuers like Citi to view enough information in your report to evaluate your creditworthiness as a potential customer. That's because a soft inquiry isn't tied to a formal application for credit.

Can I get preapproved for a Citi card? ›

You can take some guesswork and potential heartache out of the credit card application process by getting preapproved, or prequalified, for the card you want. Citi — and most major card issuers — can preapprove you for a card based on a soft pull of your credit, which doesn't impact your credit score.

What Citi card is easiest to get? ›

The easiest Citi card to get is the Citi® Secured Mastercard® because it is the only one that will accept applicants with limited credit (less than 3 years of credit history). This card requires a $200 refundable security deposit but has a $0 annual fee.

Can I be rejected for a pre-approved credit card? ›

Yes. A lender can decline your pre-approved application if you don't pass their checks. It's important you check your information in the 'My details' section of your account is up-to-date before searching for a product, to make sure your results are accurate.

Can you get rejected after pre approval credit card? ›

It isn't common, but a credit card issuer could deny your application even after sending you a pre-approved offer of credit. The exact reason for such a denial can vary from one applicant to the next.

Why can I not buy presale tickets on Ticketmaster? ›

Presales don't guarantee you tickets, but they do give you the chance to book tickets earlier with fewer people trying to book at the same time. If you're trying to find tickets and our site says tickets are "currently not available", that means the presale allocation has sold.

Are Ticketmaster presale codes the same? ›

So, are all these presales the same? Not quite. Each will offer a different code and possibly different perks. Here's everything you need to know about presales and how to determine the best way to get a code to score tickets to an event you can't wait to see.

How do I use a Ticketmaster presale code? ›

Use Offer Passcodes with the Ticketmaster App
  1. Open the Ticketmaster App and sign in to your account.
  2. Select the event.
  3. Tap Unlock.
  4. Enter your Offer Passcode and tap Unlock to apply.
  5. Select your seats and continue to checkout.
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Can I use someone else's presale code? ›

The Verified Fan presale code will only work with the account that registered for it. If someone else buys tickets for you, they can transfer them to your account after. Sometimes tours have other presales that aren't Verified Fan that you can access for another chance at tickets.

What is an offer passcode on Ticketmaster? ›

Offer Passcodes are issued by Ticketmaster and distributed by T-Mobile. Offer Passcodes unlock various reserved tickets to participating artist tours in the United States and Las Vegas Residencies, while supplies last, depending on the Offer Passcode received.

What time does the Verified fan presale start? ›

General Verified Fan Presale

The presale begins Thursday, January 19th at 10am PT. If selected, you'll have the opportunity to shop for tickets; however, the ability to purchase tickets is determined by supply and demand, and is not guaranteed. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What number does a Citi card start with? ›

Citi cards start with 5 or 4 in most cases, depending on whether the Citi card is on the Visa or Mastercard network. Store cards issued by Citibank will begin with a different number, since they are not associated with any major payment network.

Which credit card starts with the highest digit? ›

Visa cards begin with a 4 and have 13 or 16 digits. Mastercard cards begin with a 5 and has 16 digits. American Express cards begin with a 3, followed by a 4 or a 7 has 15 digits. Discover cards begin with a 6 and have 16 digits.

How unique are the last 4 digits of a credit card? ›

The last digit of a credit card number is a checksum, so there are only 1,000 combinations of the last 4 digits for a credit card issuer.

How to get early access to Pink tickets? ›

Your credit card could get you presale ticket access before the general public. One such opportunity is happening right now: Citi credit card holders get early access to Pink's Summer Carnival 2.0 tour through November 20, 2022.

How do I get a Pink presale code? ›

The Live Nation presale code for Pink is HEADLINE and the LN Mobile presale code is COVERT.
Pink Live Nation Presale Code
  1. Click here to buy tickets from Ticketmaster this tour.
  2. Scroll down to your tour date and click on MORE INFO.
  3. When prompted, enter in the Live Nation Presale Code to access tickets.

How to get Pink pre sale tickets? ›

How to get Pink pre-sale tickets. A number of pre-sale tickets are up for grabs, however pre-sale registration closed at 8.59am on Monday 10 October. Those verified would have received a personal access code via a text message. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Thursday 14 October via Ticketmaster.

How do I avoid Citibank $12 fee? ›

To waive the $12 monthly service fee

Make one enhanced direct deposit1 and one qualifying bill payment2 per statement period or maintain a $1,500+ combined average monthly balance in eligible linked accounts.

How do I get my Citibank verification code? ›

  1. Login to Citibank Online with your Username and Password.
  2. Click on "Request for Online Security Device" under Account Services.
  3. Enter your One-Time PIN (OTP)
  4. Write the message and click on "Send This Message" to send it to us.

How do I find my 15 digit Citibank account number? ›

How to Find Citibank Account Number
  1. The account number is mentioned in the chequebook. Towards the bottom, there will be numbers mentioned. ...
  2. On the backside of the Debit card, the account number is mentioned. First 10 digits indicate the account number.
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What is the hardest Citi card to get? ›

The hardest store-affiliated credit card to get is the Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi because it requires excellent credit for approval, which means a credit score of 750 or higher.

What credit score does Citi require? ›

You need a credit score of at least 700 for a Citi credit card in most cases. That means applicants for Citi credit cards need at least good credit to be approved.

What credit score does Citibank pull from? ›

What score model was used to calculate my score? Your FICO® Score is calculated based on data from Equifax using the FICO® Bankcard Score 8 model and is the same score we use, among other information, to manage your account. This model has a FICO® Score range from 250 through 900.

What credit score is needed for pre-approval? ›

A credit score of at least 620 is recommended to qualify for a mortgage, and a higher one will qualify you for better rates. Generally, a credit score of 740 or above will enable you to qualify for the best mortgage rates.

What is the difference between Citi pre selected and pre-approved? ›

Being pre-selected for Citi Double Cash means that Citibank has determined you're within the general underwriting requirements for this card. This is different from being pre-approved (or pre-qualified), which is a more personalized offer based on a high-level review of your credit history.

Does Citi credit card do a soft pull? ›

Citi may conduct a hard inquiry or a soft pull to review an increase request you make depending on the situation. Existing cardholders who request an increase online, or new cardholders who request a higher limit than Citi's initial offer, may see Citi hard pull their credit report from a credit bureau.

Is it better to be preapproved or prequalified for a credit card? ›

A "preapproved" credit card offer indicates a high likelihood of approval, should you choose to apply for the card. Being "pre-qualified" for a card is a good sign, but probably not as strong an indicator as preapproval — although some credit card issuers use the terms interchangeably.

What is the minimum salary required for Citibank credit card? ›

You can apply for a Citi credit card if you meet these eligibility requirements: Age 21 or older. Have an annual income of at least ₱180,000 for existing cardholders or at least ₱250,000 for first-time credit card applicants.

Is it hard to get a Citi Diamond Preferred credit card? ›

Yes, the Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card is hard to get, as it requires at least good credit (a credit score of 700+) for approval. Citi will also consider your payment history, credit utilization, and annual income to help determine if you qualify.

What is the starting credit limit for Citi Simplicity? ›

The Citi Simplicity® Card credit limit is at least $$500, if you get approved. That's the minimum limit listed in the card's terms and conditions. However, your maximum credit line could be as high as $5,000, according to anecdotes from credit card holders.

Why are Citi Cards so hard? ›

It is fairly hard to get a Citibank credit card, as most Citibank cards require good credit or better for approval. Citibank does have options for people with limited credit, though, which means it's not as hard to get a Citibank credit card as it is to get a card from some other issuers.

Is Citibank better than Chase? ›

The bottom line: Citi® offers more compelling savings accounts and CDs than Chase for earning interest. Citi also makes it easier to waive monthly service fees on checking accounts. Both banks have been involved in public controversies and are tied for trustworthiness.

How many people get denied after pre-approval? ›

But you might not get a mortgage at all, if you fall into some of these traps: According to a NerdWallet report that looked at mortgage application data, 8% of mortgage applications were denied, and there were 58,000 more denials in 2020 than 2019 (though, to be fair, there were also more mortgage applications).

Does getting multiple pre-approval hurt your credit? ›

So even if you get preapproved with, say, three lenders, your credit score will drop by just a small number of points. Just make sure to apply for all your preapprovals within a few days of each other. That way, each hard inquiry will be counted as a single inquiry for credit-scoring purposes.

What can jeopardize your pre-approval? ›

So here are the six biggest mistakes to avoid once you have been pre-approved for a mortgage:
  • Late payments. Be sure that you remain current on any monthly bills. ...
  • Applying for new lines of credit. ...
  • Making large purchases. ...
  • Paying off and closing credit cards. ...
  • Co-signing loans for others. ...
  • Changing jobs.

What are some dangers of opening a pre-approved credit card? ›

As mentioned, getting a pre-approved offer is only an invitation to apply. If you apply and are not approved, the bank will still have run a hard check into your credit report which will lower your credit score. There is a high chance you will use more credit than you can repay.

What happens if your pre-approval runs out? ›

Once it expires, you'll need to connect with your lender again with your updated paperwork and apply for a new preapproval letter. The good news is, this typically doesn't take too much time since they have most of your information on file.

Does pre-approved mean you'll be approved? ›

A pre-approval offer suggests you've passed the first step in the screening process. But remember — you can't actually be approved for the card unless you apply. You may seem like a promising candidate, but the lender will likely want more information to process your application.

How to become a BeyHive member? ›

Please visit, click the “Join” button, and enter your email address where you are prompted to “Sign Up Now for the Latest Info and Updates.” Please note: in order to register for the BeyHive Presale, you will need to complete sign up before registration closes for your desired group.

How do artists use presale? ›

Anyone eligible to book during a presale will usually receive an email beforehand, containing a password or a secure internet link which allows access to the tickets. This will be sent directly from the fan club or venue – wherever you signed up for the presale.

Does Beyonce have a pre nup? ›

Jay Z and Beyonce

Before their marriage, Jay Z and Beyonce mutually signed a prenup to secure both of their assets. The terms of this agreement are complicated, which states that Jay Z must pay Beyonce an extra $5 million for each child they have, with an additional $1 million for every year of marriage.

How to get access to BeyHive presale? ›

BeyHive members can also now sign up for Verified Fan Presale through Live Nation by using their email address. Check Ticketmaster to confirm your city's group and presale dates.

What are beyonces fans called? ›

The name for the BeyHive was selected by Knowles herself in a hand-written letter she personally penned to her fans during her official website's launch. The Bey Hive is the name given to the fan base of American R&B singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles.

How many bees does Beyonce have? ›

In 2020, the singer revealed to British Vogue that she keeps multiple beehives on her property, housing nearly 80,000 bees. “I know it's random, but I have two beehives.

Is it worth it to buy presale? ›

No Guarantee of Profit. A popular form of making profits in a rising real estate market, there is no guarantee that the market will continue to rise in the period between purchasing and completion of the building. It is recommended that the being able to complete on the home is possible to navigate risk.

How do I use a presale code? ›

Presales give fans with passwords/codes the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public! Just look for the "Offer Code" box or link on your event to enter your presale password. Presale passwords/codes are always entered before choosing your tickets.

How does buying a presale work? ›

Presale condos are brought to the market by a developer before the units are built. Buyers can choose to put money down on presales and own the rights to a future home. Buyers still eventually pay the condos' full price, but until the property is completed, a home loan isn't needed.

Can 2 people use presale code? ›

You can't use another persons presale code. I see so many posts of people asking for codes or people offering their codes. You can't use another persons code, that would defeat the whole purpose of the codes in the first place, which is an attempt to get tickets in hands of people that want them rather than scalpers.

Can two people use the same Ticketmaster Account? ›

Our website will only allow you to make one booking at a time, so if you're trying to purchase tickets from two different devices, browsers, or windows using the same Ticketmaster account, any tickets you have in your cart may be released for sale to other customers and you risk losing them.

Can you trick someone into signing a prenup? ›

Forcing someone to sign a prenup with threats or intimidation will invalidate the document. Using deceit to trick someone into unknowingly signing a prenup will also render the document invalid. The signing party must knowingly and voluntarily sign the prenup for the courts to enforce its terms.

Is it insulting to get a prenup? ›

The agreement could be offensive if you introduce it after an argument or if you have suggested that you don't trust your partner in the past, but if you bring up the idea that you'd like a prenuptial agreement to protect both of your best interests, then your partner may be more willing to discuss it.

Can you get a prenup if you're not rich? ›

But the idea that you have to be rich to get a prenuptial agreement is a total myth. In fact, a prenup is a good idea for anyone going into a marriage—with assets of any kind.


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