American is Offering Elite Status for Credit Card Spend (Targeted)
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard
TPG reader Rahul wrote in to share an email he received offering AAdvantage Gold status after spending $1,000 per month between now and August 6, 2016. If he meets the requirements he'll earn AAdvantage Gold status through February 2017, which we value at $1,155 (if you fly AA often).
Interestingly, AA is marketing the offer with a photo of a customer enjoying AA's first-class transcon service on the A321T, which isn't something you'd expect to fly often as an AA Gold (without paying a lot or redeeming tens of thousands of miles). The offer doesn't specify which card Rahul needs to use, so it's possible that any co-branded card may be eligible, such as the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard or the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.
The information for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
If you aren't eligible for this offer, you may still be able to participate in an American Airlines status challenge — see this post for details.
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