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jaf Jan 9, 09 10:01 am

AA credit card - best signup bonus?
 
Seems like every week I receive an AA Citi credit card offer in the mail, with a 25K signup bonus. I have been thinking about getting this card but haven't gotten around to it.

I recently received an offer with a 30K signup bonus. I'm wondering - what's the biggest signup bonus I can get? Is 30K pretty good, or should I wait around for a higher offer? Or is there a better offer out there that you guys know about?

Thanks.

ckpeter Jan 9, 09 10:20 am

30k is about as good as it gets. Normally the bonus ranges from 20k-25k. There was some kind of 40k bonus a while ago, but that was probably some kind of anniversary promotion.

If you have 30k, I would advise that you take it now, especially since AA cards can be churned.

NWA747SNN Jan 9, 09 10:20 am

The best offer i have seen recently is 30k with a $750 spend in the first 4 months.

ckpeter Jan 9, 09 10:21 am

Is the 30k offer available publicly, or is it targeted?

NWA747SNN Jan 9, 09 10:24 am

Here is the link that I received in an email within the last week of so:

https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001

The 30k is promised in the email, but i can not find any information in the online T&C.

aamilesslave Jan 9, 09 10:41 am

I get the AA spam, ur, email for mom and dad. Dad got the 30k offer yesterday, and mom got the 25k offer.

zipadee Jan 9, 09 11:10 am


Originally Posted by aamilesslave (Post 11042693)
I get the AA spam, ur, email for mom and dad. Dad got the 30k offer yesterday, and mom got the 25k offer.

I continually get the 25K offer while Mr. Zipadee continually gets the 30K offer. Is there any way if I call to get the 30K or am I whistling Dixie?

brp Jan 9, 09 11:14 am

Hmmm..Men are getting the 30K offer, women the 25K offer. AA, what are you trying to pull here? :D

Cheers.

benzguy80 Jan 9, 09 11:22 am

HMMV. Her Miles May Vary. :rolleyes:

captaink Jan 9, 09 11:36 am

I got the 30k letter the other day, and I have no credit history to speak of save for my bank accounts in good standing.

I thought it was supposed to be more difficult to get credit cards these days...:confused:

deant Jan 9, 09 12:11 pm

One problem with the 30K offer is that the annual fee is $85 and the first year IS NOT waived. On the 25K offer, the first year is free.

$85 for 5K miles is, in my opinion, very expensive.

flyermatthew Jan 9, 09 12:33 pm


Originally Posted by ckpeter (Post 11042524)
There was some kind of 40k bonus a while ago, but that was probably some kind of anniversary promotion.

The 40k offer was a multi-part offer:
1. Activate a new card and spend $750 in 3 months = 20k miles
2. Spend $10k in the first year = +10k miles
3. Spend $10k in the second year = +10k miles

The annual fee for the first year was waived. I spent close to $30,000 on the card in the first year, and they wouldn't do anything on the annual fee this year, so I canceled it and won't have the opportunity to earn the last chunk of 10,000 miles.

captaink Jan 9, 09 12:44 pm


Originally Posted by deant (Post 11043352)
One problem with the 30K offer is that the annual fee is $85 and the first year IS NOT waived. On the 25K offer, the first year is free.

$85 for 5K miles is, in my opinion, very expensive.

Mine says no annual fee for 12 months...:confused:

thehawk75 Jan 9, 09 1:07 pm


Originally Posted by NWA747SNN (Post 11042563)
Here is the link that I received in an email within the last week of so:

https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001

The 30k is promised in the email, but i can not find any information in the online T&C.

You don't have a link that takes you to the step before the 'application page' ?

As this link goes directly to the application there are no details of the offer. Nowhere in this link does it say anything about 30K bonus points (or any for that matter).

At any rate, if some one does have the link, please post. Thanks.

Gamecock Jan 9, 09 1:56 pm


Originally Posted by ckpeter (Post 11042524)

If you have 30k, I would advise that you take it now, especially since AA cards can be churned.

I keep seeing that. How often are people churning them?


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