Targeted: Citi AAdvantage 1.2-1.5 miles per $ until May 31, 2010
I received via mail a piece of junk-mail-like that when opened revealed a promo on my existing account: 1.5 miles per $ until 31may10. Requires calling a toll-free number with the 10-digit offer number printed on the invitation (and one must listen to the T&C in order to activate the offer).
I was probably selected because I was abroad for a while and as a result my spend went literally to zero (as I use the excellent 1.25% cash-back Capital One card with its zero foreign purchase fee). Message to Citi (again): drop the odious foreign purchase fee and you won't need to spend on promotions and will get $30k+/year more in spend from me to boot!
Incidentally, the marketing guys at Citi will pat them in the back for a sucessful promo, since as I'm currently in the US my spend on that card has skyrocketed which will lead to a big march bill--no doubt, according to their analysis for senior management, due to their promotion! [sarcasm]
Pay particular attention to your mail and don't throw things away just because they look like junk!
Programs: HHonors - Diamond; Priority Club - Platinum; AS - Gold
CitiCard Bonus Miles - DO NOT DISCARD OFFER!
Same as the one late last year - 20% extra miles on all purchases through May 31, 2010 with prior registration. Blue-gray mailer looks just like yet another cc offer, but contains promo details and your necessary registration code.
Arrived in today's mail, and even though it looked exactly the same as the previous bonus offer, at first I thought it was probably junk, too!
1.2 for me as well. The invite # didn't work on the automated line so called customer service. They enrolled me no problem. Said that they were getting lots of calls due to the automated system not working.
Methinks it's time for a US Mint purchase
But right now I've got no time for yesterday. (Really flying) Yesterday's a thousand miles away.