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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 Mar 6, 2014, 3:10 pm
  #2971  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
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Originally Posted by 9Benua
Any data point for anyone who close the card & apply for 3rd one?
Go back one page.

EDIT: I just knew it was going to throw this post to the next page, and prove me wrong. Fine then. Go back one page from the page your post was on. Two pages from here.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by bobert24
Go back one page.

EDIT: I just knew it was going to throw this post to the next page, and prove me wrong. Fine then. Go back one page from the page your post was on. Two pages from here.
Pagination depends on your user settings so it is not the same for someone else. To refer someone to a previous post, use the post number.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 3:56 pm
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Follow up on Miles not posting 1st statement.

From: me***********************om
Subject: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 1:24 EST


The time period would begin from the date the account was opened. Lately, the linkage process has been taking up to 2 - 3 statement cycles for it to be completed. As of right now, we do not know when the card will be linked.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.





From: ********
Subject: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 12:33 EST


When does the 2 week process begin? I applied for this card on 02/16/2014 (which at this time I supplied my Advantage number on the application) I was approved for the card on 02/17/2014. I received the card on 02/20/2014. By my records we are at 17 days now (over 2 weeks).



From: me***********************om
Subject: Re: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 12:23 EST


Thank you for your inquiry.

Your American Airlines account number (XXXXXXX) has not been linked to your credit card at this time. Normally this takes approximately two weeks to be completed. Your miles will begin to post each month, after the cards are linked.

If you have questions, please contact American Airlines at 1-800-882-8880 or aa.com.

Thank you, we appreciate your business.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 4:28 pm
  #2974  
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Originally Posted by bobert24
Go back one page.

EDIT: I just knew it was going to throw this post to the next page, and prove me wrong. Fine then. Go back one page from the page your post was on. Two pages from here.
What's the post number? The only datapoint for 3rd card which I found, the poster didn't close any card.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 6:26 pm
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When does the 90 day spending period start? Upon approval for the card? Or not until you activate the card from the mail?
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
  #2976  
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Originally Posted by Strawboy1230
When does the 90 day spending period start? Upon approval for the card? Or not until you activate the card from the mail?
Approval.

Also Citi would not give a hoot if you accidentally miss the spend by a few days or because of a return hit the card.

Better to leave at least a couple weeks to spare before the deadline to finish your spend in case you accidentally forget about a return, and double check your math. Else you may run out of time as Citi is also very slow in posting charges, often 3 to 4 days especially if it is crossing a weekend.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Happy
Approval.

Also Citi would not give a hoot if you accidentally miss the spend by a few days or because of a return hit the card.

Better to leave at least a couple weeks to spare before the deadline to finish your spend in case you accidentally forget about a return, and double check your math. Else you may run out of time as Citi is also very slow in posting charges, often 3 to 4 days especially if it is crossing a weekend.
Yea that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 8:19 pm
  #2978  
 
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Hey everyone can someone help? I've read many pages but can't find an answer. Citi 100K AA 1st bill is due on 08 March. $7,700 is statement balance but full $10K+ spend has been done. Therefore only 7,700 AA miles posted. I'd like to pay & close account, get 100K & not pay AF. I understand remaining 102,300 AA miles will post when 2nd Statement closes. What's best plan of attack? I'm thinking pay everything minus the AF online, wait for miles to post & then cancel card. What say you & you & you....
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 8:26 pm
  #2979  
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It seems you are SOL.

Since you did not meet the spend in the first statement now you have to wait until the second statement closes to get the bonus.

At that point, it will be more than 30 days after the AF posted; it won't be refunded.

You can call Citi and try to change you payment due date to a week or so earlier, to move the statement closing date a week or so earlier. But those changes rarely take affect for the current open statement.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 8:59 pm
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I know MS usually isn't a problem for anyone on any card. But given the obvious amounts of MS used for this card, has anyone actually encountered problems/fraud alerts and the like?
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Strawboy1230
I know MS usually isn't a problem for anyone on any card. But given the obvious amounts of MS used for this card, has anyone actually encountered problems/fraud alerts and the like?
Some have but it is quickly solved via text or a preemptive phone call. In my case, I have had no issues. Most I have put on it though is $2500.00 for VGC's. But I did it several days in a row and never had any issues.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Sup3r52man
From: me***********************om
Subject: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 1:24 EST


The time period would begin from the date the account was opened. Lately, the linkage process has been taking up to 2 - 3 statement cycles for it to be completed. As of right now, we do not know when the card will be linked.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.





From: ********
Subject: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 12:33 EST


When does the 2 week process begin? I applied for this card on 02/16/2014 (which at this time I supplied my Advantage number on the application) I was approved for the card on 02/17/2014. I received the card on 02/20/2014. By my records we are at 17 days now (over 2 weeks).



From: me***********************om
Subject: Re: AA Miles Not Reported
Date: March 6, 2014 12:23 EST


Thank you for your inquiry.

Your American Airlines account number (XXXXXXX) has not been linked to your credit card at this time. Normally this takes approximately two weeks to be completed. Your miles will begin to post each month, after the cards are linked.

If you have questions, please contact American Airlines at 1-800-882-8880 or aa.com.

Thank you, we appreciate your business.
seems like a convenient solution to stop the churn & burn of the card and waiving the AF
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 10:16 pm
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Just finished the 10k spending, wondering if I cancel the card now, will citi refund me $450 fee?

BTW, this coming statement will be my second statement, first one was only 1 day after received my card
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by lingzhou
Just finished the 10k spending, wondering if I cancel the card now, will citi refund me $450 fee?

BTW, this coming statement will be my second statement, first one was only 1 day after received my card
If your annual fees was charged on 1st statement then NO as your 30 days would have passed (though you can check as Feb was only of 28 days). If your annual fees was posted to your 2nd card then Yes. As soon as miles are posted to you AA account, you can close the card. There might be some risk of citi blacklisting you and all but technically you can cancel and your annual fees will be refunded.
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 10:47 pm
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Pardon me if this has been asked before but in my situation, it's different. This is My FIRST and SECOND Citi card, I never have a Citi credit card before (only debit).
So I already got the 100k miles from 1st card posted into my AA account and still haven't past the 30 days limit to cancel in order to be eligible for AF refund. I already got approved and activated my 2nd card.
I heard that if we close the 1st card now , there is a possibility having the sign up bonus clawed back from our AA account. I heard that one should wait until 10 months after you get a credit card to cancel a credit card. If you try to cancel too soon, Citi might ban you from getting future cards. Is this true and what do you suggest given my situation (first Citi card ever). If you were me, will you pay $500 ($250 for each card after $200 statement credit) for 200,000 miles?
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