AA credit card - best signup bonus?

 
Old Jan 9, 09, 10:01 am
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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?

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Old Jan 9, 09, 10:20 am
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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.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 10:20 am
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The best offer i have seen recently is 30k with a $750 spend in the first 4 months.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 10:21 am
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Is the 30k offer available publicly, or is it targeted?
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Old Jan 9, 09, 10:24 am
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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.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 10:41 am
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I get the AA spam, ur, email for mom and dad. Dad got the 30k offer yesterday, and mom got the 25k offer.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by aamilesslave View Post
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?
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Old Jan 9, 09, 11:14 am
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Hmmm..Men are getting the 30K offer, women the 25K offer. AA, what are you trying to pull here?

Cheers.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 11:22 am
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Old Jan 9, 09, 11:36 am
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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...
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Old Jan 9, 09, 12:11 pm
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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.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by ckpeter View Post
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.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by deant View Post
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...
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Old Jan 9, 09, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by NWA747SNN View Post
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.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ckpeter View Post

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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