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Amazing Deal Alert: Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard Bonus Up To 100,000 Miles

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Update: The 100,000 mile offer for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here

Last week, I wrote about an amazing sign-up bonus offer for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard that came with 75,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $7,500 in the first 3 months of cardmembership, but today, TPG reader Lauri let me know she stopped by the Admirals Club at JFK and was offered the credit card with a 100,000-mile sign-up bonus for spending $10,000 in the first 3 months plus $200 in statement credits on purchases in the first 12 months.

While the application in the lounge comes with a specific agent code, the 100K offer is also available at this link. It does ask for a 6-digit agent referral code and airport code, but even if you just fill in your name, it directs you to the application page.

Here are the rest of the terms:

  • Apply now, get the card and earn 100,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making $10,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership. Also, earn up to $200 in statement credits — earn $1 in statement credits for each $1 spent on purchases within the first 12 months of cardmembership.
  • Elevate the way you travel with these luxury benefits: Admirals Club membership (a membership value of up to $475)
  • Earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles after spending $40,000 in purchases each calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases
  • Earn two AAdvantage miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases, including US Airways codeshare flights booked on
  • Priority Boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free
  • SmartChip technology
  • Expert Concierge Service
  • $450 Annual Fee

That $10,000 spending requirement is steep for some folks, but there are plenty of fast ways to meet minimum spend for bonuses, and this is the highest we’ve seen the bonus offer on this card – and as high as it’s likely to go in my opinion – so if you have been holding off on getting it, now is the time.

The one thing that seems to hold people back on getting this card is that hefty $450 annual fee. The value proposition of this benefit  has recently changed since The Platinum Card from American Express and The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN will no longer allow access to American Admirals Clubs or US Airways Clubs starting March 22, 2014. However, this card will include access to both as part of its benefits package.

Certain transcontinental flyers get access to American's Admirals Clubs.
This card will get you into American Admirals and US Airways clubs.

This card is also potentially very valuable because it allows you to earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles each year you spend $40,000 or more in purchases, which is one of the best travel credit card calendar year spending bonuses out there. Those miles might be just the bump you need to hit that next elite status threshold and at the top tier of Executive Platinum, that includes valuable perks like unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades (no more banking on 500-mile upgrade requests), 8 annual EVIP systemwide upgrades on any published paid fare – which can equate to thousands of dollars per flight in value – a 100% elite mileage bonus (Platinums get this as well), waived fees on ticketing and award mileage reinstatement.

If you just got the 75,000-mile offer from last week, it might be worth calling up Citi and asking them to bump you to the 100,000-mile offer instead and say you’ll be willing to meet the extra spending requirements. It never hurts to ask! And if any of you do this, please report on your experience in the comments.

Caveat: The link I have provided is not my own, so I cannot say that you’ll absolutely get the 100,000 miles if you apply and are accepted without including an agent referral code. However, since the bonus is explicitly stated on the application page, you might be in luck, and you should definitely take a screenshot of the offer you apply for as proof in case you get an acceptance offer that varies.

If you do decide to apply report back on your outcome in the comments below.

The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® points. Offer expires January 25, 2017.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 and an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • New: Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That’s 1.5 points per dollar, on each qualifying purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • Plus, continue to get one point per dollar for qualifying purchases under $5,000.
  • New 50% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 50% of the points back.
  • New: You can also receive 50% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
  • You can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Terms & Restrictions Apply
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A N/A $450 0% Excellent Credit