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Citi AA platinum Personal Visa 50,000 miles after $2500 spend in 4 months (Note: no AC passes or statement credit). $85 Annual Fee. Waived first year.

End of an era Ladies and gents. The 50k offer is now dead.

Citi Business MasterCard. 40,000 miles after $3k spend in 3 months. $95 annual fee, waived first year. Landing page available here
Citi Platinum Select Visa. 40,000 miles after $3k spend in 3 months.$95 annual fee, waived first year. Landing page available here.
Citi Platinum Select Mastercard. 40,000 miles after $3k spend in 3 months. $95 annual fee, waived first year. Landing page available here.

Citi Business Mastercard. 35,000 miles after $1.5k spend in 3 months.
Citi Personal Platinum Select. 35,000 miles after $1.5k spend in 3 months. $95 annual fee, waived first year. Landing page available here.

Citi Gold AA World Mastercard. 30,000 miles after $750 spend in 4 months.
$50 annual fee,waived 1st year.

Citi Business Mastercard. 30,000 miles after $1k spend in 3 months. $95 annual fee, waived 1st year. Landing page available here.
Citi Platinum Select Mastercard. 30,000 miles after $1k spend in 3 months. $95 annual fee, waived 1st year.

Citi Gold AA Visa Signature Card. 25,000 miles after $750 spend in 4 months. $50 annual fee,waived 1st year. Landing page available here

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CitiBank Phone Numbers. (Please add the others that you know)
  • (800) 695-5171 – Personal Application Status and Reconsideration Line with live rep
  • (800) 763-9795 – General Personal Application Inquiries with live rep
  • (800) 645-7240 – Business Application Status and Reconsideration Line, dial option 3 then option 1 for application status
  • (800) 288-4653 – Business Application Status and Reconsideration Line, dial option 3 then option 1 for application status
  • (866) 606-2787 – General Application and Account Questions with live rep
  • (888) 201-4523 – Application status
  • (866) 606-2961 – Reconsideration Line.
  • Twitter : @AskCiti. Very powerful tool.

FAQ

1. Are these cards churnable?
Yes, they are. BUT you’ll have to wait anywhere from 12 to 26 months before applying again. Approvals have happened at the 13 month mark and denials at 24.
There is no set 18 month rule, but always err on the side of caution when churning.
Also- it’s from DATE OF APPROVAL and not from date of cancellation.


2.What are the most current rules in applying for these cards?
#ONLY ONE APPLICATION in a day (make that 30 hours to be safe)
#No more than 2 apps in 65 (approximately) days.
Example:
Day 1 40K personal platinum
Day 2 or later 25-30K personal gold
65+ days later 40K business

While the day limits are a little flexible by a few days either way and YMMV, the rules themselves are not flexible.


3. How long does it take for the Admiral passes to arrive?
For the better part, it takes about 3 months. This is not a set number, and some have received theirs sooner.It's been deduced that the passes are handled by a 3rd party that mails them in batches. Please don’t call Citi for the passes, because you’ll mostly find a CSR who doesn't know better and will give you wrong information.


4. Can I apply for a business card if I don’t have a business?
Technically, you can. But you may be asked for a 4506-T form, or to provide proof of business or/and a copy of a bill with your business name on it. If you don't already have a credit history for the business name you plan to use (meaning this is your first rodeo) then it is recommended you use your name as the business name with no income and 0 as years in business.


5. How do I get the statement credit?
First, you have to make sure if the offer you signed up for gave you A $150 credit or UP TO A $150 statement credit. For the 1st, any AA coded purchase ($50 AA GC seems to be the simplest option here) will/should trigger it. For the 2nd, you’ll have to spend $150 to get the $150 credit.
For more information on what will work and what won’t, please see here (thanks sdsearch) and here (thanks dogbyte)


6. Does the $150 account credit (for AA purchases using the VISA or AMEX) count against the spending required to receive the initial mileage bonus?
No. It does not. (Put differently: any account credit you receive has no impact on your spending total for purposes of earning the "X thousand miles for $Y spent in the first Z months" bonus.)


7. Can I buy Visa gift cards to meet my minimum spend?
There’s a very good chance that it’ll be coded as a cash advance.
It’s recommended to call citi and have them set your Cash Advance limit to zero. (thanks KennyBSAT)


8. Do I get 10% back when redeeming miles for awards?
It depends. First, the rebate program (which began in April 2012) applies only to holders of these cards:
  • Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Visa Signature
  • Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard
  • Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard
  • Citi Select AAdvantage American Express
It does not apply if you hold only the Citi Gold World MasterCard.

Also, the maximum rebate for any cardholder in a single calendar year is 10,000 miles. Having more than one qualifying Citi AA card will not allow you to receive a larger rebate; the restriction applies per AAdvantage account.


9. At what locations are my one day Club passes valid?
All valid locations are listed here.

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Old Sep 23, 11, 5:47 pm   #1
 
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Citi AA: now 40k, plus other offers as they appeared.[9.2011 - 5.2013]

NOTE: READ THE BELOW LINKED POST #2 FOR A VERY GOOD SET OF GUIDELINES ON CITI AA CARD APPLICATIONS.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/14386923-post2.html


Read post 1987 for a summary by sdsearch for guidelines as to what qualifies for statement credits

Expired, No landing page, but still working

2. 50K miles after $2500 spend in 4 mo personal (Note: no AC passes or statement credit; Thanks to FT member jeanie)
Personal VISA

Business Visa


3. Up to $150 statement credits for the eligible AA purchases made within 12 months of cardmembership, 45k miles after $5,000 in purchases within the first 4 months, 2 AC passes. (Thanks to FT member jeanie)

VISA
AMEX
Business VISA



DEAD:

$100 statement credit for the first eligible AA purchase made within 12 months of cardmembership, 50k AA miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 4 months, 1 Companion Certificate after you become a cardmember. Fare classes are H, V, M, L, K, W, G, S, N, Q, or O per this post

Links:

AMEX
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Terms & Conditions

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Old Sep 23, 11, 7:58 pm   #2
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Just received the following offer in my email:

As a cardmember, you'll benefit from:
* One time $100 statement credit for the first eligible American Airlines purchase made within 12 months of cardmembership
* Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of cardmembership — enough for two domestic round-trip flight awards
* Receive One Companion Certificate after you become a cardmember. Use your Citi® / AAdvantage® card to purchase a domestic roundtrip coach fare on American Airlines and two fly for the price of one — no minimum fare restrictions apply
* Two AAdvantage® miles for every $1 you spend on eligible American Airlines purchases and one mile per $1 spent on other purchases for the first 12 months of cardmembership. After the first 12 months, continue to earn one mile per $1 spent on purchases
* $0 annual fee for the first 12 months, then $85 ($75 for the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Visa® card) per year thereafter


Offer expires December 31st and has typical "first time Citi Cardholders" exclusion.

Links:

AMEX
VISA
VISA Business


Terms & Conditions
i also received the exact offer in my email
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Old Sep 23, 11, 9:26 pm   #3
 
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This looks good if you can spend $3k in 4 months and $100 + companion certificate is worth 25,000 points (comparing making 75,000 points on the other cards to the 50,000 points on this card).

How much would you guys rate 25,000 points to be?

saacman5033, are you a current Citi AAdvantage card holder? do you know how you got targeted for this offer?
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Old Sep 23, 11, 9:30 pm   #4
 
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I got it too...
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Old Sep 23, 11, 9:36 pm   #5
 
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I got a scaled down offer.

- No $100 off
- 40K after 2000 spent in 4 months

rest same.
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Old Sep 23, 11, 10:35 pm   #6
 
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This looks good if you can spend $3k in 4 months and $100 + companion certificate is worth 25,000 points (comparing making 75,000 points on the other cards to the 50,000 points on this card).

How much would you guys rate 25,000 points to be?

saacman5033, are you a current Citi AAdvantage card holder? do you know how you got targeted for this offer?
For someone who uses AA miles for domestic coach awards, I'd say this offer looks superior to the 75k offers. The companion cert is comparable to the extra 25k in that case and the $100 makes the difference.

I value my points on the order of $0.015 ea so say $375 for 25k. This deal looks especially intriguing for residents of Hawaii and Alaska as the companion cert will be more valuable.

I am a current citi business card holder but have not been a personal cardholder since I cancelled my last 2 last month.
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Old Sep 26, 11, 6:34 pm   #7
 
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I got the American Business Visa Offer until 10/31

$50 statement credit

No Annual Fee

40K for $1000 in 4 months


10K additional for spending 5K in 6 months.



I got turned down last year on the 75K offer as they said I was a previous cardholder, I'm going to try again next month as I'm not sure if I ever had a AA Business Visa .
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Old Sep 26, 11, 7:22 pm   #8
 
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For someone who uses AA miles for domestic coach awards, I'd say this offer looks superior to the 75k offers. The companion cert is comparable to the extra 25k in that case and the $100 makes the difference.

I value my points on the order of $0.015 ea so say $375 for 25k. This deal looks especially intriguing for residents of Hawaii and Alaska as the companion cert will be more valuable.

I am a current citi business card holder but have not been a personal cardholder since I cancelled my last 2 last month.
Thanks for the answer! I wonder if I can use your links and hope to get the business card. Couldn't one use the companion certificate and fly to Hawaii making it the same value as one who lives there?

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Thanks for the answer! I wonder if I can use your links and hope to get the business card. Couldn't one use the companion certificate and fly to Hawaii making it the same value as one who lives there?
I would think that using these links would be no different than the links in the 75k thread. I would still refer to the excellent guide maintained by jcmitchell21 in that thread if applying for one (or more) of these offers.

As for the companion cert, I interpret their use of "domestic" to mean only within the lower 48, especially since they make special mention to Alaska and Hawaii.
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I'd be very skeptical about the companion cert, until all the details are revealed.
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(3) Companion Certificate: This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is valid only for first-time
Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers who apply pursuant to this offer for an account by December 31, 2011. Companion certificate expires 6 months after the issue date. Passenger is responsible for taxes, fees and charges in association with use of companion certificate. Your companion offer arrives in the form of a certificate 8-10 weeks after account approval; details, terms and conditions, certain restrictions, and restricted dates apply and will be disclosed on the certificate. Your discount code must be redeemed in conjunction with domestic travel purchased on your Citi® / AAdvantage® card. Travel must be booked and purchased in economy inventory. The companion offer will be fulfilled as a 50% discount off each passenger's travel. For residents of Alaska and Hawaii, the companion certificate is valid for round-trip travel originating in either of those two states and continuing to the 48 contiguous United States.
In the past, the conditions on similar companion certs have made them close to worthless. For example, they may require more expensive booking classes (H V M L K or W) that mean that two cheaper class tickets end up being about the same price.
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At least in the OP's email, he wrote:

* Receive One Companion Certificate after you become a cardmember. Use your Citi® / AAdvantage® card to purchase a domestic roundtrip coach fare on American Airlines and two fly for the price of one — no minimum fare restrictions apply

Looks like no minimum fare restrictions on the companion certificate... Wonder if Hawaii counts as domestic?
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I'd be very skeptical about the companion cert, until all the details are revealed.


In the past, the conditions on similar companion certs have made them close to worthless. For example, they may require more expensive booking classes (H V M L K or W) that mean that two cheaper class tickets end up being about the same price.
The note in the email said no minimum fare restrictions apply but I am still a bit skeptical as well. I'm expecting to make my next set of applications in the second week of OCT so I'll be trying to get AA to give me a disclosure of the companion cert terms by then.
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never mind. 50K bonus.
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Old Sep 27, 11, 7:10 am   #14
 
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I would think that using these links would be no different than the links in the 75k thread. I would still refer to the excellent guide maintained by jcmitchell21 in that thread if applying for one (or more) of these offers.

As for the companion cert, I interpret their use of "domestic" to mean only within the lower 48, especially since they make special mention to Alaska and Hawaii.
I thought the links were from the email offer you received, which would be tied to this offer.
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I thought the links were from the email offer you received, which would be tied to this offer.
Yes, the links are from the email offer I received. Same thing goes for the links in the 75k thread (though the links there did not come from me), they are links originally targeted through email. This is the reason there is no landing page for these offers as the email serves as the landing page.
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