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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard

With so many great Citi AAdvantage credit card offers available at the moment including 50,000-mile bonuses on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite 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.

Citi has upped the offer to 100,000 miles.
Everyone is interested in getting the Citi AAdvantage 100,000 mile payday.

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.

Let me know if you have any other questions by messaging me on Facebook, Tweeting me or emailing me at info@thepointsguy.com.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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