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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, 11:26 pm
  #2986  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,642
So I paid the bill minus $450 and canceled the card within 30 days. I got the usual reply saying it will take 1-2 cycles for the AF refund.

Does that mean I'll be liable for finance charges until the refund appears?
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 11:33 pm
  #2987  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly
So I paid the bill minus $450 and canceled the card within 30 days. I got the usual reply saying it will take 1-2 cycles for the AF refund.

Does that mean I'll be liable for finance charges until the refund appears?
I am afraid you will have to pay interest/APR fee on this......is this your first Citi card ever?
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 4:20 am
  #2988  
 
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Location: Arizona
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I cancelled about 10 days after my first statement hit where my $450 AF posted. I did get the miles right away on this statement as my spend was already complete. After cancelling, it only took 2-3 days to get the $450 refund on my account so no need to wait 1-2 cycles.

I have a second card that I plan to hold onto, so the way I look at it is I paid $50 in annual fees for 200k miles after my $400 in statement credits.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 6:00 am
  #2989  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Originally Posted by glader
I cancelled about 10 days after my first statement hit where my $450 AF posted. I did get the miles right away on this statement as my spend was already complete. After cancelling, it only took 2-3 days to get the $450 refund on my account so no need to wait 1-2 cycles.
Yes, my refund posted today (I canceled yesterday).
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 6:09 am
  #2990  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 61
anyone cancel the card after 30 days since the AF posted and has $450 refund? my AF posted on 2/3 and i'm thinking about cancel the card tomorrow 3/8. i'm not sure i will get my $450 AF back or not......
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 6:11 am
  #2991  
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What happens with the $200 credit after you cancel, it holds? Money maker? Hah.

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Old Mar 7, 2014, 6:40 am
  #2992  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dayton
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Posts: 223
Originally Posted by wagon297
anyone cancel the card after 30 days since the AF posted and has $450 refund? my AF posted on 2/3 and i'm thinking about cancel the card tomorrow 3/8. i'm not sure i will get my $450 AF back or not......
As per T&C, Annual Fees will be refunded only within 30 days it was posted. You may try but there are very less chances to get the annual fees refunded.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 7:14 am
  #2993  
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Originally Posted by caGALINDO
What happens with the $200 credit after you cancel, it holds? Money maker? Hah.
It shows up as a credit if you have paid off your balance before your statement cuts. From past responses, you can ask to have it credited to another account or just simply request a check/ACH of the positive balance.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 8:14 am
  #2994  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
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Originally Posted by Belllaaa
Just applied and approved for card #2.
Didn't want to ask about the 100k, however she told me at the end of the conversation Enjoy this great offer. I guess she meant about the 100k.
Dredging this up from page...126 or something because I'm actually trying to read the thread without duplicating questions---

but why are people avoiding asking about the offer when applying for the 2nd card? Can they ex the offer if they see that you already have your first card or something? What's so bad about just say "hey btw, this is for the 100k miles right?"
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 8:39 am
  #2995  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: DEN
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Posts: 89
2nd Card - Delayed HP

Just another data point with a bit of new info:

Applied for my second card Tues. night, got the need more info screen. Did nothing after.

Received a call from Citi Friday morning. Rep was courteous, noted my 3 other Citi AA cards and noted one was an Exc. (all these were opened from Sept 2013 and onwards, in addition to a Citi Biz AA), and then proceeded to note that they could only offer me $16K due to existing lines, but offered to shift around credit and gave me the card. Took the 16K for card #2 with a grin. I confirmed my 100K bonus and $200 statement credit.

The interesting thing is I didn't get a Hard Pull on Tuesday when I applied, but got an alert right after my call (Friday) that an inquiry hit. Looks like they put off pulling until I talked to them which is kind of cool.

350K AA miles in signups in the last 6 months from Citi, they now get 80% of my spend I'm done for awhile on churning after this. Plan to close my first AA Exc, when the statement hits, but other card is a keeper as this replaces my Amex Plat. I was pissed when AC access went away from the Plat, but am starting to see that as a good thing after this Citi Bonanza. One World Explorer here I come!!!
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 8:53 am
  #2996  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
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It was mentioned a few pages back. Just want to clarify. I have opened my 2 exec cards and will be paying AF. In Aug I opened my 1st Citi platinum card. Now... If I understand correctly, the executive cards now reset the date I can reapply for the Platinum card. I now have to wait 12-26 mo YMMV from the last executive card? Did I understand correctly? Unless, of course, Citi changes the rules again!
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:14 am
  #2997  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Posts: 310
Datapoint:

- Met spend and received bonus on same statement as AF (Statement closed 3/5)
- 110,000+ AA miles posted to Aadvantage last night
- Applied for 2nd card today - Approved on reconsideration line with no questions asked, just a brief hold

That's 4 Citi cards for me since July 2013. 2 50k Personal cards & now 2 100k cards. Thanks Citi.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:19 am
  #2998  
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
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Originally Posted by Nehawk
Datapoint:

- Met spend and received bonus on same statement as AF (Statement closed 3/5)
- 110,000+ AA miles posted to Aadvantage last night
- Applied for 2nd card today - Approved on reconsideration line with no questions asked, just a brief hold

That's 4 Citi cards for me since July 2013. 2 50k Personal cards & now 2 100k cards. Thanks Citi.

What did your statement show as "Miles Report to AA"? I am trying to figure out what the trigger is for why some are getting their miles right away and why others are being given the run around from Citi on when they will post to AA.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by Strawboy1230
Dredging this up from page...126 or something because I'm actually trying to read the thread without duplicating questions---

but why are people avoiding asking about the offer when applying for the 2nd card? Can they ex the offer if they see that you already have your first card or something? What's so bad about just say "hey btw, this is for the 100k miles right?"
I am going to wait to confirm the offer terms when activating my 2nd card. I just don't like the idea of being on a reconsideration line and giving them an opportunity to block the bonus from being added to the new account. Already got the hard pull at that point, worst case now is the rep during activation says no to the bonus and I can cancel the card to avoid the $450 fee w/ no bonus.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by Sup3r52man
What did your statement show as "Miles Report to AA"? I am trying to figure out what the trigger is for why some are getting their miles right away and why others are being given the run around from Citi on when they will post to AA.
Mine showed 110,000+ miles reported to AA on the .pdf statement. Minimum spend was posted just a day or two before the statement cut.
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