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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
Are you an American Airlines flyer? Or just in need of some AAdvantage miles for a redemption? Good news: The Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard is offering a limited-time sign-up bonus of 75,000 miles.
In order to get the 75,000 bonus AAdvantage miles, you have to spend $7,500 in the first three months of account opening. Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, the 75,000 miles are worth $1,050. In addition, you can earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) toward elite status after spending $40,000 in a calendar year.
On top of the increased sign-up bonus, you’ll also get several benefits with the card, including Admirals Club access, even for authorized users. In addition, the card gives you a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee credit, enhanced airport experience, 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases, reduced mileage awards and your first checked bag for free on domestic AA flights. On top of the travel benefits you get with the card, you’ll earn 2x miles on AA purchases and 1x miles on everything else. There are no foreign transaction fees.
There’s an annual fee of $450, however, the benefits that come with the card can somewhat make up for that steep fee. For example, the fact that all authorized users get access to Admirals Club lounges can make this a great option, especially if you’re a business owner looking to give lounge access to employees.
The old sign-up offer on the card was for 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 in three months, so this limited offer represents a 25,000-mile ($350, based on TPG’s valuations) increase. Note, however, that the increased bonus requires $7,500 spend in three months. So if you know that’s out of your means, then this offer might not be worth applying for as is.
It’s unlikely that the offer on this card will exceed 75,000 miles anytime soon. So, if you’ve been eyeing the card and thinking about applying, now is definitely the time. It’s not clear how long this increased offer will be around before it drops back down to its previous level of 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 in the first three months — or lower. So, you’ll want to take advantage of this before it goes away.
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