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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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Citi Executive AA MasterCard [October 2013 - September 2014]

Old Feb 10, 14, 12:07 am
  #1621  
 
Join Date: May 2012
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I am looking to churn the exec card. I got the 1st for 100K. My credit limit was really solid on that card. Should I close the 1st card before reapplying or better to leave it open which will give me flexibility with shifting over the credit line from the first?
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Old Feb 10, 14, 12:41 am
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Has anybody's 100k miles from their first card, actually been deposited into their AA account?
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Old Feb 10, 14, 4:55 am
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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also very interested in clawback data points for anyone planning to close their card after meeting spend....
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Old Feb 10, 14, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by awardticket View Post
I am looking to churn the exec card. I got the 1st for 100K. My credit limit was really solid on that card. Should I close the 1st card before reapplying or better to leave it open which will give me flexibility with shifting over the credit line from the first?
Leave it open, never worry about that for Citi. It's best to give them something to work with if they need it than close it. It's like a bargaining chip!
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:18 am
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I've been getting beans at 1k a pop for 4 days in a row. I got hit with the fraud alert at the gas station reloading my speedy rewards card to the tune of $300. I suppose that was easier than explaining my prescription drug habit. Anyway she says I won't have anymore problems. I wonder if this means I can drop 5k in 1 day.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:27 am
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I just applied for the 75k mile (7500 spend) version of this card with the $100 statement credit and was approved with no problems ($19900 CL) even though I already have the 50k AA card from a few months ago. I could not meet the 10k spend in 3 months, so this is my other option.

I have about 6-7 domestic trips already booked this year using Rapid Reward points and I'll be able to cancel and get those points back and use my AA miles instead (I value RR points higher since I fly to Texas a lot). Also nice to have that AC lounge benefit.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:31 am
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First post, but long time viewer. And, I believe I have read all 1600+ posts.
My wife and I obtained the 100K card, and I just met the 10K spend requirement on mine two days ago.
Have not activated hers because of a thought that by waiting perhaps two months will allow for that additional period of card benefits and renewal AF hit (e.g., 14 months from our approval). However, I have see a couple of comments indicating that will not normally work for any credit card because it is either application date or approval date that governs.
Can I get a further confirmation that would definitely be true for this card, and therefore I should immediately activate and get spending on DW's card? TIA.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by FTuser19 View Post
First post, but long time viewer. And, I believe I have read all 1600+ posts.
My wife and I obtained the 100K card, and I just met the 10K spend requirement on mine two days ago.
Have not activated hers because of a thought that by waiting perhaps two months will allow for that additional period of card benefits and renewal AF hit (e.g., 14 months from our approval). However, I have see a couple of comments indicating that will not normally work for any credit card because it is either application date or approval date that governs.
Can I get a further confirmation that would definitely be true for this card, and therefore I should immediately activate and get spending on DW's card? TIA.
Generally true of all cards from all major issuers, to the best of my knowledge, that you don't delay the clock by delaying activation. It is either on application date or approval date that the clock starts. Don't know specifically as I don't like to cut it so close that a day or two matters.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:52 am
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Another data point on multiple cards... Up until 2 weeks ago, I had 5 open Citi AA cards (4 personal, 1 business, 3 of which were opened in July/Aug 2013).

I applied for the 100k card on 1/28 and was approved after calling in. Moved around some credit lines but didn't have to, and I did not close down any cards.

I applied for 2nd 100k card last night (2/9) and was approved this morning after calling in. I was not asked any questions about having applied 10 days ago for the same card. I was only offered a nominal credit line and asked if i cared to move around any credit lines from other cards, which I did. Took about 5-10 minutes today.

So that is 7 total AA cards currently active, FWIW.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by phdtomd View Post
I've been getting beans at 1k a pop for 4 days in a row. I got hit with the fraud alert at the gas station reloading my speedy rewards card to the tune of $300. I suppose that was easier than explaining my prescription drug habit. Anyway she says I won't have anymore problems. I wonder if this means I can drop 5k in 1 day.
Yeah, I too was told I wouldn't have any more problems, which turned out to mean, "your card will work about half the time this week". The level of fraud protection once I hit their radar was extraordinary. They called. They texted. Finally, I called in from the CVS parking lot to pre-clear my last transaction to get over 10k and it worked. Happy to retire this card.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by healthnut View Post
Leave it open, never worry about that for Citi. It's best to give them something to work with if they need it than close it. It's like a bargaining chip!
Thanks. Citi is funny!
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Old Feb 10, 14, 8:43 am
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When is the $200 statement credit applied? Right after spending more than $200 or at the statement closing?
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Old Feb 10, 14, 8:52 am
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Kind of a WTH moment for me, though I see it's been reported earlier. Applied today for #2 and got pending notice. Called in and was told they needed to verify that my address was a residential address with a utility bill due to the Patriot Act. I have 6 other Citi cards mailed to this address, and never been asked for this before, so I called twice to make sure the first rep wasn't smoking. The rep didn't know why the computer flagged the address this time, but I guess their hands are tied. I emailed it already, and based on past reports hopefully this means I'll get approved within 24 hours or so.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by mberlew View Post
Generally true of all cards from all major issuers, to the best of my knowledge, that you don't delay the clock by delaying activation. It is either on application date or approval date that the clock starts. Don't know specifically as I don't like to cut it so close that a day or two matters.
Originally Posted by FTuser19 View Post
First post, but long time viewer. And, I believe I have read all 1600+ posts.
My wife and I obtained the 100K card, and I just met the 10K spend requirement on mine two days ago.
Have not activated hers because of a thought that by waiting perhaps two months will allow for that additional period of card benefits and renewal AF hit (e.g., 14 months from our approval). However, I have see a couple of comments indicating that will not normally work for any credit card because it is either application date or approval date that governs.
Can I get a further confirmation that would definitely be true for this card, and therefore I should immediately activate and get spending on DW's card? TIA.
If you don't activate your card for a certain period of time, Citi might close the account. It has happened to me for some old cards.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 9:40 am
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if you applied for 75K and $100SC and send an secure message to match to 100K and $200......you may end up to get 100K and $300 SC. that happened to me, when i sent them a secure message to match, they credited $200 SC to my account right away, plus a letter for credit 25K AA points and they didn't say anything about spending 7.5K or 10K (i will spend 10K to be safe), i just received my first bill today and there is another $100 SC (total $300), the $450 annual fee already posted on this bill. Applied first one on 1/23, first use card on 1/30, first bill 2/9........applied for No.2 100k link on 2/10 and approved.
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