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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, 7:48 pm
  #1531  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DFW,OVB (Russia)
Programs: AA HH Gold SPG Gold BA
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Originally Posted by popot53 View Post
Did you have to give them your Pin number? Wouldn't matter since you can just use the last 4 digits of the Visa gift card.

no pin just CVM code
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Old Feb 8, 14, 7:52 pm
  #1532  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MKE
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, SPG Plat, Hilton Gold, Club Carlson Gold,
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Seems interesting but could it get your account shut down. I mean think of the trouble linking a prepaid to bluebird
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Old Feb 8, 14, 7:54 pm
  #1533  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
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Originally Posted by popot53 View Post
Did you have to give them your Pin number? Wouldn't matter since you can just use the last 4 digits of the Visa gift card.
No pin number. they just ask BOA full debit number, expiry date, name on debit card and cvv 3 digit number. Thats all. Payment reflect immediately. . However not tested gift card yet. Will test my total defence Amex rebate gift card after my other citi transactions post. Will update here
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Old Feb 8, 14, 8:11 pm
  #1534  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 2P, AS MVP, WN CP; MR Plat, IHG Plat, BW Dia, HH Au, RR Au
Posts: 5,089
Originally Posted by fairdincum View Post
How do you make use of this perk? Is your proof of access printed on the boarding pass?
Should be printed on your boarding pass, something like "Priority AAccess"
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Old Feb 8, 14, 8:48 pm
  #1535  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Got my 1st last Wed and just applied 2nd about 20 minutes ago. Talk to a friendly CSR (Jennifer from South Dakota) and she put me on hold around 2 minutes and told me I am approved. Even don't have to move any CLI from other cards.
If you wanna gather AA miles quick, this is really a good offer.
Thanks for everyone's sharing!
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Old Feb 8, 14, 8:51 pm
  #1536  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MKE
Posts: 613
Attempted to make my 2nd $500 cvs purchase in the last week on this card. Card was shut off due to fraud alert. I called citi who saw the alert but were unable to remove it because the system was down because of a update that was going on(1 to 2hrs long). The citi rep added 500 aa miles for the inconvenince, but I walked out of CVS looking like an idiot.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 8:55 pm
  #1537  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio
Programs: AS MVP
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Originally Posted by kannon99 View Post
...but I walked out of CVS looking like an idiot.
Happens to all of us. Shrug, tell the cashier - 'Sorry, see you again soon when they get it fixed.' Or grab your Blue Cash that earns 5% and say let's just use this.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:11 pm
  #1538  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DFW,OVB (Russia)
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QUOTE=phdtomd;22313196]Seems interesting but could it get your account shut down. I mean think of the trouble linking a prepaid to bluebird[/QUOTE]

I will probably test this tomorrow with gift card
But realistically speeking even if gift cards run through .. This would be a good alternative to BB only if citi is your primary bank for purchases
You have to do this with live csr and something tells me they won't let you make a debit payment if the CC has 0 balance. (Without asking too many questions) Also, to them it would be weird if you made a debit payment only to ask for a credit balance refund seconds later
Just a thought
Still an excellent and existing development though
FYI Chase does not do it.. Chase CSR was just as surprised as I was when, I initially found out that citi allows debit payments
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:17 pm
  #1539  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Programs: AA EXP; Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 77
Hi, not sure if anyone has used the card to access the AC club recently. I tried to use it today, but was told that my card was not associated with an AC membership. I ended up using my Amex Platinum. When connecting at a second airport, I went to another AC to try again. The agent said I was not the first one with this issue, and let me in without problem.

I sent a secure message to Citibank, they were not sympathetic and just said that I should be able to go in without problems. I responded and asked if they can guarantee that this will never happen to me again. Seems like something is missing...
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:19 pm
  #1540  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: BOS
Programs: AA ExP || SPG Plt || Honors Diamond || UA Silver
Posts: 171
Another off-topic question - will we executive card holder be counted as AAdvantage executive member, or enjoy some perk similar to that? Might do a same day standby some time later but not sure whether I can do that for free, it's gonna be a domestic MileSAAver ticket, originally 6am but I want to change it to the night before.
Thanks!
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:22 pm
  #1541  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Vegas or Park City
Posts: 169
Retention Bonus

Called to cancel my normal Citi AA card as I got the new 100K offer. They offered me a 95.00 credit and 1K bonus miles per month for 16 months with 1k per month spending. Just an fyi everyone.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:23 pm
  #1542  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio
Programs: AS MVP
Posts: 2,276
I first paid a Citi card with a debit card about a year ago and wondered once or twice about trying debit gift cards but never bothered to try it. Too much talking to CSRs for me (and possible scrutiny) unless they have changed the process.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:28 pm
  #1543  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 19
I may be wrong but I think there was somewhere in the terms having to wait 7 days before AC membership to be active.

Originally Posted by ellaq2008 View Post
Hi, not sure if anyone has used the card to access the AC club recently. I tried to use it today, but was told that my card was not associated with an AC membership. I ended up using my Amex Platinum. When connecting at a second airport, I went to another AC to try again. The agent said I was not the first one with this issue, and let me in without problem.

I sent a secure message to Citibank, they were not sympathetic and just said that I should be able to go in without problems. I responded and asked if they can guarantee that this will never happen to me again. Seems like something is missing...
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:31 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 19
Gift cards may be suspicious (and may even be processed as cash advance thus denied) but prepaid cards (the ones with your name) behave like a real debit cards so these should be fine.
Originally Posted by KennyBSAT View Post
I first paid a Citi card with a debit card about a year ago and wondered once or twice about trying debit gift cards but never bothered to try it. Too much talking to CSRs for me (and possible scrutiny) unless they have changed the process.
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Old Feb 8, 14, 9:34 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Hi everyone, just wondering if the churning rule of Citibank (if 1st card got approved, apply 2nd personal card after 8th days) has to be exactly on the 8th days to apply the 2nd same personal card after the 1st got approved? Can I apply for the 2nd one like 14 days or 18 days later after the date of approval of the 1st card?

For those who already successfully churned this and got a 2nd card, did you cancel the first card? since if you cancel it within 30 days you don't have to pay AF.
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