Advertisement

Reminder: 50,000 American Miles Bonus Offers on Citi Credit Cards Ends Tomorrow

by on December 12, 2012 · 6 comments

in American, Citi

Update: Most Citi AAdvantage 50K offers have expired as reported in this FlyerTalk thread, though there is a live offer for the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® for 50,000 miles after $3,000 spent within the first 3 months.

Offer Expired: December 13, 2012

The three verified 50,000-mile bonuses Citi and American Airlines launched last week are officially ending tomorrow.

You might still be able to score 50,000-mile bonuses with smaller minimum spending requirements via this FlyerTalk thread, which will take you to application landing pages for the Citi Select AAdvantage American Express and the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Visa, but there are no explicitly stated terms about the mileage bonus or the minimum spending requirements, though the reports are that you have to spend $2,500 in 4 months to earn the 50,000-mile bonus. I cannot verify these links, but many people have had success. It could still be worth applying through those offers and taking your chances if the $10,000 spending requirement on these three cards is too hefty for you since many readers have reported success applying through those links.

I recently ranked the top Citi travel credit card offers of the moment, and these three rated highly thanks to valuable features like 10% mileage award rebates, bonus elite-qualifying miles, and Admirals Club access.

Here are the three offers and what they include:

Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage World MasterCard:

  • For a limited time, Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership*
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free*
  • 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(R) miles each calendar year*

Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard:

  • Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership
  • Earn an additional 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after you spend $10,000 in purchases within first 12 months of cardmembership
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • Admirals Club membership privileges
  • 10,000 elite miles when you spend $40,000 on eligible within a calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • SmartChip technology
  • $450 annual fee

CitiBusiness / AAdvantage World Mastercard:

  • Earn 35,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after $1,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership
  • Earn an additional 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after you spend $10,000 in purchases within first 12 months of cardmembership
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free
  • Priority Boarding  with Group 1 privileges* and 25% saving on eligible in-flight purchase
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and on purchases in select business categories including office supply, telecommunications and car rental merchants
  • Earn 5% AAdvantage mileage bonus with renewal of annual cardmembership
  • Earn a domestic economy American Airlines Companion Certificate each year of cardmembership when you spend $30,000 or more in purchases and renew your cardmembership. Redeeming certificate costs $120.60-$142.20
  • $95 annual fee waived the first year

Though two of these cards are business cards and the third is a personal card, all three bonus offers are very similar. It’s the other perks that distinguish these cards from one another, and for a detailed analysis of the value of each and help choosing which card might be the best one for your needs, check out my original post on this offer.

Which card you choose depends on which perks interest you the most. I personally carry the Citi Platinum Select since I like the 10% mileage redemption rebate and the Visa Signature cardholder perks and protections, but you might want the Citi Executive card if Admirals Club membership is what you’re going for, or if you know you’ll put enough spend on it to earn those 10,000 elite-qualifying miles.

However, there’s no reason why you can’t get more than one Citi AAdvantage card using the two-browser trick to get two at once and basically double your bonus as long as you can meet the spending requirements.

Citi only allows two applications for any cards (personal or business) within a 60-day period, so you cannot get all three cards at once. Still, a 100,000-mile haul is pretty good, and you can still get another Citi AA card six months or more down the road if more 50,000-mile bonuses appear. If you’re starting from scratch, I’d recommend getting two personal cards in one application and then a business version 6+ months later.

Although the $10,000 spending requirement is high at least the terms of these applications are clearly stated and you know that you can get 50,000 bonus miles with each. Or, if $10,000 is just too much, you could always get just one (or two) of these cards and spend the $3,000 within 3 months on each required to get the initial 40,000-mile bonus and then just forget about spending the rest and those leftover 10,000 miles. After all, 80,000 miles will still get you a lot of places.

Disclaimer: This content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer. Opinions expressed here are author.s alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. This site may be compensated through the credit card issuer Affiliate Program.

Previous post:

Next post:

  • kyle

    if i have a citi/AA amex card am i excluded – even if i go for a visa? afraid i know the answer to this :(

  • Ken

    Do you have to apply by tomorrow or be approved by tomorrow?

  • guest

    i applied using the links without explicitly stated terms and can confirm the offer is for 50,000 after spending 2500 dollars in 4 months (was instantly approved for both).

  • http://www.facebook.com/je.gr.39 Je Gr

    Where are nonverified links in that endless thread specifically?
    At what point can one personally verify it will be 50K pts/miles?

  • ATLJason

    I used the links at the very top of this page last week to apply for the Citi Amex and Visa (using the two browser trick) with the lower spending requirements. Nowhere on the page does it clearly state you will get 50,000 miles after spending $2500 in 4 months so I was a little leery. Both cards arrived today and I called the number for each one to verify that I did in fact get the 50K deal. I am astounded that this actually worked! Props to TPG for steering me to this.

  • Fred

    FYI, Just tried the personal Visa for 50K miles with $100 stmt credit from the flyer talk thread and it worked like a charm. I had to call in due to a confusion on my residence address, but was approved over the phone and the rep listed all my bonuses which matched flyer talk’s thread. P.S. I’m the guy that emailed you about using AA points to fly my wife to Madrid. She’s having a blast! Thanks for the advice.

Print This Page