February 27th, 2011

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UPDATE: Deals no longer available.

The 75,000 mile Citi AA cards have been one of the top co-branded credit card deals of the past year. A lot of TPG readers have gotten these cards and then used the points for ultra-expensive Oneworld redemptions like British Airways and Cathay Pacific first class.

If you haven’t gotten in on them yet, you still have time. Per the offer T&C : This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is valid only for first-time Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers who apply pursuant to this offer for an account by February 28, 2011. The American Airlines AAdvantage® miles will appear as a bonus in your AAdvantage® account 8-10 weeks after you have met the purchase requirements.

A couple things: many people in this lengthy Flyertalk thread have reported being able to get two personal cards if you apply at the same time AND a business card – in essence, 225,000 miles in one fell swoop.

Just remember, you have to hit the spend requirement ($4k in three months), so make sure you can do that for each card before opening multiple. The first fee is waived for the first year, but you don’t want to waste a first time application on a bonus you’ll never be able to achieve. I’m sure Citi will offer more in the future, but whether they will be lucrative is TBD. If you want to go for 100,000 miles, check out this card, though I’m not sure when the offer expires.

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
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More Things to Know
  • For a limited time, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy Group 1 Boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases.1
  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • 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*
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.24% - 24.24%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$95, waived for first 12 months*
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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