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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 Jan 30, 14, 6:28 am
  #706  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 29
Originally Posted by doss1 View Post
Hey guys, I really want this card but I can't see how I'd be able to meet the 10k spend in 3 months. I know of VR but hard to find VR cards at my local CVs. How else are you guys meeting that 10k spend? Aarggh I feel like I'm going to miss out in one of the best deals to come around!
Agree. You can't count on VR anymore. Sometimes you get lucky, often you don't. Amex GC could work (currently free) if you are willing to tie up the money and can pay the CC balance. For me, I have a big purchase coming this month, so it won't be an issue.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:32 am
  #707  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 113
Applied on Tuesday at 2:30PM CST and kept getting the "7-10" days response from the reps. Checked status this morning and approved for $13K CL.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:36 am
  #708  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NYC (often in Thailand, Israel and Sweden)
Programs: Turkish Elite, AA Platinum, Royal Orchid Plus Silver
Posts: 356
Applied, despite three AAdvantage cards. Got the "we need more info, call this number screen." I did so, and told them right away that I was willing to move some credit. Th rep told me that this had been an issue, but then approved me for a 7,300 line without reducing any other line. Unfortunately I did not keep my app ID after approval, but she told me I should be getting the cards in a few days. Also told me she was empowered to give me a total of three authorized user cards. Now I will make this my main card for three months, and do the VR thing too. Really happy about this.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:37 am
  #709  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Programs: SPG Platinum, AA Ex Plat
Posts: 260
Do you get access to Oneworld Lounges or is this just access to Admirals?
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:41 am
  #710  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: DCA
Posts: 5,345
Originally Posted by Topspin14m View Post
Agree. You can't count on VR anymore. Sometimes you get lucky, often you don't. Amex GC could work (currently free) if you are willing to tie up the money and can pay the CC balance. For me, I have a big purchase coming this month, so it won't be an issue.
Costco cash cards. We do almost all of our shopping at Costco and they only take AMEX in the store. You can buy cash cards, however, online at Costco.com using any credit card. The cash cards cost nothing to activate and they mail them to you for free. This method of course is not true MS, but it's a way to time-shift expenses you know you will incur (we do about 10k a year at Costco).
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:46 am
  #711  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 62
Originally Posted by uneeq View Post
Same situation as me, except mine was a week ago. I figure I'm going to apply anyways after the 8 day thing, it's worth a hard pull to try and get this, 100k AA miles is too good, especially flying out of DFW.
I applied and received pending. Just called and was informed I was denied. My FICO is ~750, Credit Karma/Vantage are 769/840. I'm assuming I just have too many hard pulls in the last 6 or 12 months. Hopefully you have better luck than I did.

Any use in me calling back again? What else should I say?
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:08 am
  #712  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Applied last night, got the call this number screen we need more info, called but it was after midnight ET and lines were closed. Called again this morning and after a 2 min wait was approved.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:10 am
  #713  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond, SPG Gold, Will never by anything with airlines
Posts: 286
Anyone going to try to get a second 100k card in 8 days?
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:14 am
  #714  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PHX
Programs: US CP; AA LTG; HH Dia; SPG Plat; Marriott Gold
Posts: 4,213
Originally Posted by Topspin14m View Post
Agree. You can't count on VR anymore. Sometimes you get lucky, often you don't. Amex GC could work (currently free) if you are willing to tie up the money and can pay the CC balance. For me, I have a big purchase coming this month, so it won't be an issue.
Do not buy amex gcs with citi. Treated as cash advance.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:15 am
  #715  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: STL
Programs: Hyatt Platinum, Hilton Gold
Posts: 482
Sadly there is no Costco near me, but thanks for the suggestions.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:15 am
  #716  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: DCA
Posts: 5,345
FYI for people putting in apps this morning...three data points make me think that the 866 South Dakota call center number that SingaporeDon recommended last night is not currently the best recon #.

1) Last night GF applied, got pending, called the 866 SD number and got a provisional approval with managerial signoff needed; up to 48 hours.
2) Buddy applied this morning, called the 800 number, fast approval.
3) I just applied, called the 866 SD number, got a "high volume of applications" whatever response. Hung up and called the 800 number on the application received screen, quick approval*.

Just a few data points...my experience in particular shows that it may be worth it to try the 800 # on the application received page.

*Update to this (9:48 AM EST): The approval will take 24-48 hours. After speaking to a couple agents, basically the front-line agents do not have the authority to sign off on final credit line establishment and transfers. Usually, when we call, they call through to a higher-authority agent who can do this. Due to the volume, that's what's creating the backup. The agent said that everything "looks fine" and a signature was just needed, so I'm hoping this really is just an administrative backlog.

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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:22 am
  #717  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Programs: AA EXP, DL Gold
Posts: 109
Could someone point me in the correct direction to "spend 10k" in 3 months? I might be able to do 6k....
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:26 am
  #718  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 32
have already had exec plat card and cancelled, can i get another?

looking for some help here from people with similar situations. both my wife and i got aa exec plat cards doing an AOR back in june. did not see the $450 fee and could not justify as we both had amex plat. citi would not downgrade so we cancelled after 3 months. now we lose admirals club from amex plat and want very badly to get the 100K offer and club access since this is the only way to get it. currently only have two citi aa cards each, one business and one personal
is there any chance of our getting a new exec plat if we have had one previously and cancelled?? looking for some help and hope here that there are others who have previously had an exec plat, cancelled and been issued another one. thanks
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:31 am
  #719  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by Blufin View Post
... Is there any chance of our getting a new exec plat if we have had one previously and cancelled?? looking for some help and hope here that there are others who have previously had an exec plat, cancelled and been issued another one. thanks
There is a report of success within this thread from someone who got and cancelled this card in fall of 2013 and did get another card with 75K or 100K. Worst case scenario it is one wasted pull if you get denied. I would go for it.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:31 am
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: LAX
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I called 800 695... number and the agent was super nice.
Approved in a few minutes without any questions.
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