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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

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For questions NOT related to the application process - such as experiences using benefits - refer to the AA forum thread on this card: AA Citibank Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard (Master Thread)

Recommended Application Procedure:
Clear cache and cookies prior to applying or use an incognito or private browsing session to apply. Opening multiple different apps in different windows or tabs or failing to clear cookies/cache has resulted in people receiving a lesser offer for some Citi cards. [B]We do not know, and Citi has not indicated, how long these offers will last. Citi has left other offers alive for over a year beyond the 'apply by' date in the past. These links could be here all year or gone tomorrow. If the application loads, it is good, based on past Citi applications that survived past the landing page expiration, regardless of any posted or advertised 'apply by' date.

MOST CURRENT LINKS:

As of 8/19/14, the 60K+ links are no longer working, and give the following error:
A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later.

[This link stopped working for a few days in July but seems to be working again] Many thanks to LM225 - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 100,000 miles after $10,000 spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests, up to $200 in statement credits. $450 annual fee, not waived. Landing page no longer loads as of 6/24.


The landing page asks for a first and last name but the application loads with or without the landing page. This is a CHIP and Signature card. If you go through the landing page, please use any referral code given to you by an AC rep.

For alternate 100K links, see Post #6084. https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001

Many thanks to lobo411 - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 75,000 miles after $7500 spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests, up to $100 in statement credits. $450 annual fee, not waived. No landing page. This is a CHIP and Signature card. Bonus confirmed in posts 136 and 142. Still working: There is also a public version of this offer Citi AA Mastercard, 75,000 miles, Landing page available here. HT Belllaaa.

Many thanks to cerealmarketer - Citi AA Executive Personal Mastercard, 60,000 miles after $5k spend in 3 months, Admirals Club access for cardholder and family or cardholder and two guests. $450 annual fee, not waived. Landing page available here. This is a CHIP and Signature card. Landing page for 60K for $5K, with $100 statement credit and application.

Current 50K public offer: (Be carefull this link is showing as 30k in citi system, use other link for 50k) Landing page for 50K for $5K spending, no statement credit and application.

New 50k offer:
Landing page for New 50K for $5K spending, no statement credit - Application Link WARNING: This landing page contains the following in the Footnotes: "American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had a Citi Executive® / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® opened or closed in the past 18 months." But the app link directly following it goes to a totally different app page, which is reported to be working as usual.


EXPEDITED SHIPPING
While reconsideration/application reps do not seem to be aware of this, these cards are expedited and usually arrive 1-2 days after approval.The CSR will not take a request to expedite the card.

Who is eligible for this card? Anyone as long as you can be approved for the minimum $5K credit line, subject to the standard Citi rules of 1 Citi app or card of any kind per 8 days and 2 Citi cards or apps of any kind per 65 days. It is always advisable to wait 65 days from any type of Citi denial before applying for another Citi card. Many have reported getting approved for this card in spite of having several open AA cards over the past year as well as having previously had this card.

Not sure about the 8 and 65 day rules? If your most recent application for any Citi card is less than click here - 8 days ago, you need to wait. Also, if your previous (second-to-last) Citi application is less than click here - 65 days ago, you need to wait. These are not rules published or known by Citi CSRs but rather based on thousands of Citi card applications and datapoints across several threads.

This card can be churned. Recent datapoints concerning multiple Executive cards include posts 917, 1059 and starting at 1365. For in-depth datapoints and advice on churning Citi cards, read and study the extensive wiki posts in the HH thread and the AA Plat/gold thread. Click the plus on the right hand side of the wiki if you do not see the wiki text. Datapoints for bonus points posting on multiple cards include post 2579.


Getting around the $450 annual fee: Some have been able to meet the spending requirement before the first statement posts and then cancel and have the fee refunded after the miles post. Details and datapoints include starting at post 74. T&C state that the card must be cancelled within 30 days of the fee posting to get it refunded. Potential problems with this plans include a very short (1 week or less) first "month" as well as delays in miles posting which have been reported by several FTers here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credi...ost-first.html. YMMV. If paying $250-$450 for a year's access to Admirals Clubs and the 60K-100K miles is a deal breaker, this card may not be for you.

Once you cancel the card (within the 37 day window of AF posting) the refund will post on the account between 1-3 business days.

Retention Bonus Offers: User have been offered the following retention bonus offers when calling to cancel the card:

- 5,000 points + $100 credit with $1,500 spend per month for 3 months 5333
- 2 additional club member passes 6862
- 1,000 bonus miles each month for 16 month, min $1k spend/month 6862

Already a member? If you already purchased an AC membership (for example, using the credit from Amex Plat) and apply and are approved for this card, AA will refund you the pro-rated AF from any time left on your membership.

When do miles post? Usually a few days after your statement closes. In some cases your statement will show the correct miles earned but will show 0 miles reported to AA. In this case see this thread.

Please post more experiences about cancelling to avoid the $450 fee


Helpful points from post #3794 and others, especially for those new to Citi:
1) Citi CSRs are clueless, so disregard everything they say that seems to contradict anything you have read on F/T. And take everything else with a big grain of salt. I was told 3 times VERY CLEARLY "You will not got your annual fee refunded" while I was cancelling, but I did get it.

2a) With Citi, if you are approved for a card, and meet the minimum spend requirement, you will get the bonus listed for the offer you applied for. Every time ! Unlike Chase or AMEX, who will send you a card, wait for you to pay the fee and spend, and then say "sorry, you don't qualify for a bonus". If Citi doesn't intend to give you the bonus, they will just deny your app. They won't even do a pull, they will just instantly deny your app. If they send you the card, and you meet the spend on time, you will get the bonus. My attorney insists I add "that could change tomorrow", but from the Big Bang thru today, that has always been true.

2b) Another helpful post discussing timeframe for meeting min spend: 6279

3) Any expectation that Citi will do things that make sense is just plain silly. They won't.

Citibank Contacts/Resources
  • Application status: https://www.accountonline.com/cards/...?screenID=3187
  • (800) 695-5171 – Personal Application Status and Reconsideration Line with live rep
  • (800) 763-9795 – General Personal Application Inquiries with live rep
  • (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.
  • Executive Office - useful for getting a more empowered agent for reconsideration purposes: CitiBank Executive Review Department, P.O. Box 6000, Sioux Falls, SD 57117
Admiral Club Access: You do not need to be flying AA that particular day of travel. (Ex: you're flying DL on the day of travel...you could still enter the AC lounge, even though you're not on an AA flight that day.) Beware, though, that individual lounges have individual rules (see the link below). Alternate rules usually come w/ Qantas lounges, not AA lounges. Furthermore, AC access "comes with" US Air access (19 locations). An authorized user does not have AC access unless they are with the primary card holder. The authorized user's card will have the "Admiral Club" language omitted from the back of their card.

For reference, an AC lounge list: http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInforma...#admirals-club
For questions and discussions on lounge access: Help Desk: Lounge Access and Lounge Access Rules

$200 Statement Credit on any purchase:

Multiple datapoints within this thread as well as multiple confirmations from CSRs say that the $200 statement credit is for any purchase.

Also, please note that these cards do not include the 10% miles rebate offered by some other Citi AA products.

What about the EQM? AA tracks your miles earned on Executive card(s) and adds 10K Elite Qualifying Miles to your EQM balance once you earn 40,000 miles during a calendar year on Executive card(s). Any number of Executive cards can add up to the 40K, and you cannot earn more than 10K EQM each year. No redeemable miles are added, and this is of no consequence or value unless you will also earn at least 15K additional EQM in a given year by flying and 10K will bump you up to the next status level.

Direct phone number to Citi Fraud Prevention department: +18664705331

Concierge service enrollment (allows for electronic requests). Concierge number is +18778812668

Here are the minimum credit limit required amounts in order to keep an account open (for purposes of new card applications and reconsiderations)
Citi Amex 1k (likely citi gold as well)
Citi Visa signature/world MasterCard 3k
Citi World elite Mastercards (including exec) 5k


Advice to those new to citi American Airlines cards,

If you are just starting out please apply and use the lower level citi AA card for a while before moving on to this thread and card. This will help you in the long run in more ways than one. Most of us here have opened and used lower level AA cards before moving on to this thread and card
Also,
Check out this thread
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-...ost-first.html
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Old Feb 8, 14, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by 141park View Post
HI, what website is this? Thanks
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Old Feb 8, 14, 2:19 pm
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3 questions here,
1: I was unable to move CL from any of my other citi cards without a hard pull and info. The reps including supervisors wouldn't do it unless I agree to hard pull.
I have done these few times in past without any hard pulls. Is this brand new thing or only on this card?

2: My statement closes on March 5th, called to have it closed earlier but told me if I change, it will be march 15th. Activated the card 3days ago. Is this doable?
Thanks.

3: Tried to make a payment for last 2 day's purchases online but it says " You cannot make any payments at this time, because your Current Balance is $0.00."

How can I push the payment so I can get back some of the CL?
Thanks

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Old Feb 8, 14, 2:38 pm
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1. If you were auto approved, this is typical. The best time to move CL is during your recon call before it is actually approved.

2. Any time I have changed the statement date, it has moved to a later date.

3. Call and make the payment (no problem), pay at a branch, or push from your bank or Bluebird using your bill pay feature.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Blueskyheaven View Post
How can I push the payment so I can get back some of the CL?
Use the bill pay of another website, like Bluebird or your bank. They won't know your balance, and will just make the payment.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 2:53 pm
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Any downside to adding spouses as authorized users?

This is probably a stupid question, but I'd like to apply for this offer in both my name individually and in my wife's name as primary with me as authorized user. I want to do this because my wife is willing to tolerate me opening multiple credit cards for signup bonuses, but she isn't going to go out and buy VR for the cards I get in her name. Doing the legwork is up to me, but I need my name on her card in order to buy VR.

Will adding me to her application limit my ability to qualify for the new account bonus offer when I apply in my name? Would being an authorized user affect the Citi day count rules/guidelines?
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Old Feb 8, 14, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by LWT3 View Post
This is probably a stupid question, but I'd like to apply for this offer in both my name individually and in my wife's name as primary with me as authorized user. I want to do this because my wife is willing to tolerate me opening multiple credit cards for signup bonuses, but she isn't going to go out and buy VR for the cards I get in her name. Doing the legwork is up to me, but I need my name on her card in order to buy VR.

Will adding me to her application limit my ability to qualify for the new account bonus offer when I apply in my name? Would being an authorized user affect the Citi day count rules/guidelines?
No, this is a very sound strategy. Citi doesn't even ask for the authorized user's SSN (even though they could probably figure it out).

This is what I do with my wife's applications as well, and I've never had a problem getting my own. Funny how spouses don't want to play "the game" but have no trouble taking free trips!
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by LWT3 View Post
This is probably a stupid question, but I'd like to apply for this offer in both my name individually and in my wife's name as primary with me as authorized user. I want to do this because my wife is willing to tolerate me opening multiple credit cards for signup bonuses, but she isn't going to go out and buy VR for the cards I get in her name. Doing the legwork is up to me, but I need my name on her card in order to buy VR.

Will adding me to her application limit my ability to qualify for the new account bonus offer when I apply in my name? Would being an authorized user affect the Citi day count rules/guidelines?
It could show up on your credit report as an additional new account, but otherwise no problem. It will not affect your ability to get Citi bonuses. I do the same thing for my wife's cards that she can't meet the spending for with AP.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ncSam View Post
Use the bill pay of another website, like Bluebird or your bank. They won't know your balance, and will just make the payment.
Won't deliver until Tuesday on BB or from my checking account website.

Wish there was a way to have it paid on sunday or monday.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Blueskyheaven View Post
Won't deliver until Tuesday on BB or from my checking account website.

Wish there was a way to have it paid on sunday or monday.
Call. I have been able to make a payment with a debit card and get credit freed up immediately with Citi.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Blueskyheaven View Post
Won't deliver until Tuesday on BB or from my checking account website.

Wish there was a way to have it paid on sunday or monday.
I was having the same situation as of you (pre-payment issue). After reading above suggestion of bill pay, I just initiated initiated BOA checking account (as I have no balance in BB or serve) bill pay to CIti and it will deliver by 11th Feb Tuesday. I am not sure how you are saying "till Thursday". So, you can try BOA bill pay. It should deliver by Tuesday.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by KennyBSAT View Post
Call. I have been able to make a payment with a debit card and get credit freed up immediately with Citi.
Wow..I called in and did payment over the phone. Credit is available now immediately. Thanks for suggestion.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by KennyBSAT View Post
It could show up on your credit report as an additional new account, but otherwise no problem. It will not affect your ability to get Citi bonuses. I do the same thing for my wife's cards that she can't meet the spending for with AP.
Thank you to both you and teammjs. That's what I would have guessed, but it's good to get confirmation.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:41 pm
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Never knew you could pay your balance and get an immediate credit via a debit card until a few days ago. Amazing.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:42 pm
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Be careful of rental cars with this site. As noted in other threads, their rates don't include taxes/fees, which frequently can be as much or more than the base rental rate. Most other portals include taxes/fees in their final quotes before confirming your purchase, but UseAAmiles doesn't or can't.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 3:49 pm
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Never knew you could pay your balance and get an immediate credit via a debit card until a few days ago. Amazing.
it doesn't work on automated system. did you do it with a live agent?
spoke with live agent, the rep told me it wouldn't work because the charges are in authorization stage and not posted yet.

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