Citibank cardholders are being offered a nice deal right now. If they sign up for a Citibank checking account, and fund it with $1,000 by January 31, 2009, Citibank will give them $100. If that’s Citibank’s way of saying thank you for bailing out its parent company, then I’ll take it. You’re welcome, Citi. Of course, if you’re not a Citibank cardholder, you can’t participate in this deal. But rest assured that your taxpayer dollars are going to a great cause. Is this where I put in my sarcasm indicator? Here is a picture from Citibank’s Web site click picture to enlarge:I give Citibank a lot of grief around here, so I thought it only fair to highlight Citibank’s benevolent side as well.Citibank, if you’re crawling around my site today, I thank you. And, though I cannot speak for all of them, I would suspect that taxpayers thank you, too. Viva la Citibank.