The Citi Costco Card extended warranty adds 24 months to the existing warranty of items purchased with the card, up to a total warranty of 7 years. The benefit also covers items purchased using Costco Anywhere Visa rewards certificates (Costco’s method of distributing rewards on the card).
The extended warranty coverage will pay for the replacement of the item, repair of the damage or reimbursement of the original purchase price, whichever is less. The maximum payout is $10,000 per item, and to receive coverage you will need to return a completed claim form and any required supplemental materials within 180 days of the original incident.
Bear in mind there is some fine print to the Citi Costco Card extended warranty benefit. For example, it won’t cover items like motorized vehicles, antiques, plants or live animals. It also doesn’t apply to situations like normal wear and tear or natural disasters. So, be sure to read your benefits guide.
The Costco Card's extended warranty benefit gives an extra 2 years of warranty coverage after an item's manufacturer warranty expires. Citi will repair or replace the item, or reimburse up to the amount charged to the Citi Costco Card, whichever costs less (up to $10K per item). To submit a claim, call 1-866-918-4670 or visit Citi's benefits portal to download and submit a claim form.
The benefits of Citibank credit cards include travel accident insurance, an annual travel credit up to $250, and a TSA PreCheck or Global Entry fee credit. These benefits are mostly found on the top-tier Citibank credit cards, though many more Citibank credit cards have contactless chip technology and no foreign transaction fees. To know which perks are included on a specific card, you’ll need to call customer service at … read full answer1 (800) 347-4934 or check the Citibank website.
Citibank Credit Card Benefits
An annual travel credit up to $250
A TSA PreCheck or Global Entry fee credit
Contactless chip technology
No foreign transaction fees
Travel accident insurance
Travel and emergency assistance
Identity theft protection
In addition to having some or all of these card perks, it’s important to remember that many Citibank credit cards also give rewards. Rewards aren’t generally considered card benefits, but having a credit card that earns great rewards can be a big asset to cardholders. As long as you use your card responsibly and maximize the various benefits that Citibank offers, you should come out well ahead of any annual fees that Citibank cards may charge.
Visa extended warranty protection will double the manufacturer’s warranty for an eligible product, adding up to 1 additional year to warranties lasting 3 years or less. The maximum extended warranty coverage amount on Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cards is $10,000 per claim and $50,000 per cardholder. Extended warranty protection is not a standard benefit on “Visa Traditional” cards, but that doesn’t mean it’s never included.… read full answer
Keep in mind that the card issuer determines what benefits come with a given card, so no matter which Visa tier your card belongs to, it’s best to check with the issuer about whether Visa’s extended warranty coverage is included. It’s possible, for example, that one issuer will add this benefit to a Visa Traditional card, while another will remove it from a Visa Infinite card.
Assuming you have an eligible card, the best way to ensure that you can use Visa extended warranty coverage is to register your products when you buy them. To do this, you must call the Benefit Administrator at 1-800-551-8472 if you’re in the U.S. or at 1-303-967-1096 if you’re not. Alternatively, you can register a product via the Visa card benefit services website.
If you don’t register your product when you purchase it, you can still use extended warranty coverage. However, you’ll need to locate the itemized sales receipt, your monthly billing statement reflecting the purchase, and the original warranty.
Visa Extended Warranty Claim Timeline
Notify the Benefit Administrator within 60 days of product failure.
Submit the necessary forms within 90 days of product failure.
If your claim is valid, the Benefit Administrator will decide to replace or repair your item.
In most cases, you will get a reimbursement check approximately one week after the Benefit Administrator receives the required documents.
You’ll be reimbursed for no more than the original purchase price of the item, and you will have to pay any shipping and handling fees for replaced or repaired items. If the Benefit Administrator decides to go the repair route, they will refer you to an authorized repair facility. They can pay the repair facility directly, or you can pay the facility for the repair and file a claim for reimbursement.
Know that there are many eligibility restrictions for Visa extended warranty protection, so refer to the benefits guide that came with your Visa to learn more about the extent of this coverage.
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