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

Dec 12, 2012

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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 AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard, but there are no explicitly stated terms about the mileage bonus or the minimum spending requirements. 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 $11,000 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 / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard:

CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

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.

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 $11,000 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 $11,000 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 50,000-mile bonus and then just forget about spending the rest and those leftover miles. After all, 100,000 miles will still get you a lot of places.

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