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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 20, 14, 8:03 pm
  #2356  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
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LOL called Citi today to complain about the annual fee posting within days of receiving the card, and the rep said a lot of people are spending, getting the points, then cancelling, resulting in them losing a lot of points, so they are trying to charge the fee as early as possible so people can't cancel.

As we know, Citi reps frequently don't know very much, but at least this suggests they aren't (currently) planning on clawing back the points from people who cancelled. This also suggests that the amount of MS and applying/cancelling the cards is getting quite a bit of attention from Citi...
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Old Feb 20, 14, 9:52 pm
  #2357  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by pointspinnacle
Maddie- Citi nor CVS cares. Tell them your going to buy a bunch of gift cards it doesn't matter. They're not going to say no Maddie can't go there and buy that much.
I'll have to do that tomorrow! I might just try to do $1-2k in beans to see if anything happens... never had a problem on any of my other cards. We'll see!

Thanks for the tip!
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Old Feb 20, 14, 9:55 pm
  #2358  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Originally Posted by maddie5218
I'll have to do that tomorrow! I might just try to do $1-2k in beans to see if anything happens... never had a problem on any of my other cards. We'll see!

Thanks for the tip!
Even you got a fraud alert,nothing serious. Just reply the text or answer the call.Then you could use the card immediately.I really do not know why there are so many people afraid this.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 10:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ericliujian
Even you got a fraud alert,nothing serious. Just reply the text or answer the call.Then you could use the card immediately.I really do not know why there are so many people afraid this.
I don't think people are afraid of fraud alerts so much as they're afraid of being labeled a "bad" or "unprofitable" customer. Give me fraud alerts all day long, I don't care. Stick a note in my file that says I lose the company money, and am never allowed to open any more cards, and we've got a problem. I'm not saying that's directly related to fraud alerts, but the same kinds of behavior would be the kinds of things that could trigger both.

As I've said previously, if you want to give the CC companies the finger, go for it. But let's try not to wave it as high in the air as possible. This is a long-term game, and they have the ability to throw you out of it at any time.
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Old Feb 20, 14, 10:59 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Originally Posted by MahiMahi524
LOL called Citi today to complain about the annual fee posting within days of receiving the card, and the rep said a lot of people are spending, getting the points, then cancelling, resulting in them losing a lot of points, so they are trying to charge the fee as early as possible so people can't cancel.

As we know, Citi reps frequently don't know very much, but at least this suggests they aren't (currently) planning on clawing back the points from people who cancelled. This also suggests that the amount of MS and applying/cancelling the cards is getting quite a bit of attention from Citi...
Interesting. My statement closed 2/17 and I see 110K points reported to AA (not in AA acct yet though) Got $200 credit and AF posted...wondering if I should wait till 3/10 (Bill due date is 3/14) to see miles in my AA account and then cancel the card? What say folks??
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Old Feb 21, 14, 5:34 am
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Annual fee with Feb

Those of you who are not getting the points but charged an annual fee with the Feb statement (but wanting to cancel the card)...

Doesn't your March statement date show the same day as February? If so, Feb only has 28 days, so I think that means you could wait until the statement cuts in March, cancel the card, and be well within 30 days of the fee charged so you would still get it reversed.

I'm not saying you should do it, but for those that do, aren't you getting a "bonus" month due to the short month?
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Old Feb 21, 14, 6:17 am
  #2362  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
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Originally Posted by skibum7732
Actually, this has NOT been confirmed by anyone yet
Hi, I believe I confirmed it previously but not sure.

But I can confirm both bonuses have posted.

I hope this helps. Just figuring out whether to go for a third one after 65 days or not!

Thanks
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Old Feb 21, 14, 7:49 am
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Join Date: Jan 2011
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Originally Posted by daprophecy
Just updating my previous post. Got charged the AF and statement credit on 2/18 (statement close) but haven't gotten miles yet. Anyone have any luck getting the AF back after you have been charged?
Updates to prior post.

Got the miles posted to my AA account on 2/18(statement closing) but couldn't see it till 2/20.

Cancelled the Citi Exec card and they gave me a couple of offers.

1. $100 statement credit with 5k bonus miles with $1.5k spend monthly for the next 3 months
2. $50 statement credit with double miles only if you spend $750 and only up till $750 for 16 months (comes out 24k miles)
3. $50 credit with 1k spend in the next month

The retention rep saw that I got the 100k offer for 10k spend, but later on in the conversation as she was trying to retain me she said there is another for 100k miles. As soon as she said it - she remembered that that I already did that offer - so if your Citi rep is trying to retain you, that offer may come up YMMV, which is not bad if you haven't gotten a second card. Also this card is on a separate program. The rep didn't see any of my other citi cards (simplicity and AA advantage card). She was asking why I wanted to leave after less then a month. Just wanted to leave a data point for you guys.

I did successfully close the card because I had already received my second card so I didn't need this. Also I will be getting the AF charge refunded. Hope this helps some people.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by daprophecy
She was asking why I wanted to leave after less then a month.
And your response?
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Old Feb 21, 14, 9:09 am
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First statement hit with 110k miles being earned. Just waiting for them to hit aa.com now.

Are there any confirmed reports of people receiving the 2nd 100k miles? If so, I may be up for round two....
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Old Feb 21, 14, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by italdesign
And your response?
I said the fee was too much and the only reason I got the card was for the benefits that come with card (lounge access, free bag, 25% off on in-flight stuff, etc.) but don't have any plans to fly in the next 6-8 months. So i couldn't justify paying 250 for maybe 4 months of travel.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by daprophecy
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Originally Posted by italdesign


And your response?




I said the fee was too much and the only reason I got the card was for the benefits that come with card (lounge access, free bag, 25% off on in-flight stuff, etc.) but don't have any plans to fly in the next 6-8 months. So i couldn't justify paying 250 for maybe 4 months of travel.
So will the refund be $250 or $450?
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Old Feb 21, 14, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by factory81
Are there any confirmed reports of people receiving the 2nd 100k miles? If so, I may be up for round two....
Scroll up 3 posts.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by jrey
So will the refund be $250 or $450?
Should be 450. I am contemplating cancelling as well. Waiting on miles to post to aa.com.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 11:17 am
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Weird...miles posted for my second card, but not my first.

Citi rep: "AA has to now confirm frequent flyer numbers before allowing Citi to push miles to them"
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