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Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is no longer available. View the current offer here.
With so many great Citi AAdvantage credit card offers available at the moment including 50,000-mile bonuses on the Platinum Select Mastercard and 100,000 miles for the Citi Executive AAdvantage card, TPG reader Phillip wants to be sure he can get in on the best of them, so he tweeted me the following question:
“@thepointsguy is there a workaround if I am already a Citi AAdvantage Platinum cardholder? Could I cancel that card and sign up again?”
Now, a lot of people have been concerned about the $450 annual fee on that Citi Executive card, but those 100,000 miles will get you a roundtrip business class ticket to Europe, and I’d be willing to pay $450 for that!
But on to Phillip’s real question, which is how to be sure he qualifies for the current offer. I recommend reading my original post on the offer and all the helpful comments that came in to plan your own strategy.
The good news is that though the offer says, “This Citi/AAdvantage card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi/AAdvantage account applied for pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi/AAdvantage credit card,” many readers have reported getting in on this bonus, even if they’ve applied for and gotten another Citi AA card recently.
So it looks like as long as you haven’t had this exact card, you are still eligible for this offer. Citi used to let you get two cards on one day, so you might have tried for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Mastercard and this one to score a total potential bonus of 150,000 points, but that’s no longer the case.
If you have gotten a Citi AAdvantage card recently, I’d recommend waiting at least 61 days. Some people recommend 91 days, which would be great if you can afford that time since no one is sure how long this offer is going to be around. If you’re within those parameters, I’d recommend getting in on this offer sooner rather than later, because we don’t know how long it’s going to be around.
If you do already have the Citi Executive AAdvantage card, you might as well call and ask if they can throw some bonus points your way giving the current sign-up bonus, because you never know what they’ll say, and it never hurts to ask. Especially if you recently got the card, you might see your 60,000 or 75,000-mile sign-up bonuses upped to 90,000 miles, which is definitely worth the effort of a phone call.
The 100,000-mile bonus does have a fairly high spending threshold at $10,000 in 3 months, but there are a lot of fast, easy ways to meet minimum spend, so it’s definitely worth it.