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The Best Current Citi AAdvantage Credit Card Offers

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®, Citi Executive Advantage World Elite MasterCard

Over the past several years, Citi has offered some juicy sign-up bonuses on their numerous AAdvantage co-branded cards. In 2010 there was a 100,000 mile offers (75,000 miles within the first year and 25,000 miles at renewal), then it was 75,000 miles and then for the past couple years there were ever-changing links that offered 50,000 miles on personal and business cards. In fact, I recently applied for a 50k business card in my last round of applications in March. In 2011 I got two of the 75,000 mile offers in one day (with one credit hit) and many TPG readers were able to do the same, though Citi now only approves one application per 60 days, unless you really argue or get a lucky exception. This past December they offered 50,000 mile sign-ups on many of their cards publicly, but even then the spend requirements were higher than the “rogue” 50,000 mile links in this Flyertalk thread.

However, it looks as if the 50,000 mile links have finally been deactivated so here is a quick guide to getting the best current AA offer. If you have any experience or links to share, feel free to do so in the comments section.

1) Targeted Offers: Like most credit card issuers, Citi has been sending out lucrative offers in the mail, like the one for 60,000 miles that TPG Managing Editor Eric was able to snag last month. Make sure you are opted in to receive special offers in both your and Citi profiles.

2) Admirals Club: When I was recently in the JFK Admirals Club, I noticed a pamphlet for the Executive AAdvantage Card with 50,000 miles, though the annual fee is still

3) Public Links: In the meantime, here is a roundup of the current Citi AAdvantage credit card sign-up bonuses as well as minimum spending requirements and annual fees. If you know of any verifiable offers that are better than the ones listed below, please share them and I will include those links in this post so that readers can get in on the very best offers out there. Hat tip to this Flyertalk thread, which is an incredible resource for understanding the history of these bonuses and what people are currently getting approved for.

Earn 10,000 EQMs after spending $40,000 each calendar year.

Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard

  • Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after making $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership
  • $450 annual fee

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

  • 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*
  • $95 annual fee waived for the first year

CitiBusiness®/AAdvantage® World MasterCard® –Unverified offer as seen on FlyerTalk.

Citi Gold / AAdvantage World MasterCard

Citi Gold / AAdvantage Visa Signature Card – Unverified offer as seen on FlyerTalk.

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

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  • Designed for businesses
  • Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $1,000 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 domestic flights*
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines® purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on purchases at telecommunications, car rental merchants and at gas stations 2
  • Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile per $1 spent on other purchases.*
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 15.49% (Variable) $95, waived for the first 12 months* 3.00% Excellent/Good