Credit cards aren’t the only way to earn cash back and points

Air travel miles and cash back aren’t just perks for credit-card holders. Debit-card users can get in on the action too.

Citibank C, -0.86% is considering expanding a program that gives customers rewards for opening an online-only checking and savings accounts, Stephen Bird, head of Citi’s consumer banking division, told a recent conference in New York. One potential way of doing this: Offering debit card rewards to Citi credit card holders.

Bird said that Citi could work with partner companies such as American Airlines AAL, -1.52% to offer rewards, according to PaymentsSource.com. (A spokesman for Citi said the company has no further comments on Bird’s statement about expanding the program.

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