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Update: This offer has expired. The best current offers are listed here.
For years now, the best Citi AAdvantage credit card offers have been available unofficially without landing pages, and found primarily through this Flyertalk thread that has almost 7,000 posts in it. It is a massive thread, but filed with very useful information regarding these offers. However, in the last few months Citibank has been changing the standard operating procedure on how folks were getting those best offers. In other words, I think they were “fixing the glitches”. It’s rarely good for miles and points collectors when glitches get fixed, but we have to adjust and move forward.
The situation is now that the best offer I know of for the Citi AAdvantage cards is 40,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. This puts it in line with offers like the Chase Sapphire Preferred that awards the same number of Ultimate Rewards points after the same amount of spending. If you aren’t familiar with the card, here are the offer details.
This one specifically is for the Citi® Platinum Select®/AAdvantage World MasterCard
- For a limited time, Earn 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership*
- Get the first eligible bag checked free for you and up to 4 travel companions.
- Priority Boarding with Group 1 privileges* and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases*
- Earn a $100 American Airlines Flight Discount every cardmembership year with qualifying purchases and cardmembership renewal*
- Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
- Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*
- $0 annual fee for the first 12 months, then $95
It’s still a very good card, and one that I have personally had for years. I think benefits like 10% of your redeemed miles back are pretty cool, and of course free checked bags are useful for those (like myself) who don’t have elite status with American Airlines. I still recommend reading the lengthy FT thread linked above for tips on all the different similar cards out there, but be aware that the best offer is now the same whether you are on that thread, see the offer on TV, apply directly from the Citibank website, or from affiliates like myself.
I’m sad to see the FT offers go, but I still have this card listed in my top credit card offers due to how valuable AA miles can be.
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