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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 Jul 3, 14, 3:10 pm
  #7456  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 13
Just approved for card #3 using wiki link to app

It took quite a while on the phone, 4 separate hold times. A total of 20 minutes. I was offered a credit line, and asked if I wanted to move credit from a different card. I was offered to move $2500. I then asked to move a total of $5000. This caused a bit of a hesitancy, but no real issue. They tell you what credit line you were approved for, and ask what you would like it to be. So you have to do the quick math.

I just received the miles from card #2 on the statement, as reported to AA. For card #1 it took 10 SMs to get them to report the miles to AA. I am glad they fixed that particular glitch.

I should get the miles from card #2 in the AA account tomorrow.

I still have a few days before the 37 day rule, as for card #2 the fee wasn't charged until the 2nd statement (I got lucky).

I should be able to do this in such a way that I get the 330,000+ miles, and keep just the 3rd card, for the Admirals Club membership (which I find valuable).
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Old Jul 3, 14, 4:56 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Approved today at 2:30pm. Used the link from Frequentmiler.
Needed to call in to get instant approval and confirmed that I received the 100K, $200 credit offer.
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Old Jul 3, 14, 5:33 pm
  #7458  
 
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Originally Posted by flyerfrog View Post
Approved today at 2:30pm. Used the link from Frequentmiler.
Needed to call in to get instant approval and confirmed that I received the 100K, $200 credit offer.
Why would you need to call in to get instant approval? I assume that was a typo.
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Old Jul 3, 14, 6:31 pm
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OK, never mind. $500 limit per 30 days to add money to your Wallet Balance with a credit/debit card.

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Old Jul 3, 14, 7:33 pm
  #7460  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
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I have an executive AA card I opened two months ago, and I had (just closed) a platinum card...applied for a second platinum and got declined because (according to reconsideration rep) I already have a card with them and the offer is just for people without a card with them. ARGH!! absolutely not because of bad credit.

Meanwhile my husband who has a business just got a Chase Ink card - I had never considered them before but they seem like a very sweet deal, just not AA miles.

So now I wonder if I should reopen my platinum card so I can get that 10% mileage use back, although I've maxed that out for this year already. I'm going to keep the executive MC until renewal and then probably dump it, so I do need a way to accumulate AA miles but I guess I can figure that out next year....
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Old Jul 3, 14, 7:49 pm
  #7461  
 
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Originally Posted by erdoran View Post
I have an executive AA card I opened two months ago, and I had (just closed) a platinum card...applied for a second platinum and got declined because (according to reconsideration rep) I already have a card with them and the offer is just for people without a card with them. ARGH!! absolutely not because of bad credit.
Platinum before Exec is ok.

Platinum after Exec is 18+ month wait.

Exec after Exec is ok, too. So apply for another Exec. 100k miles is better than 10% back (that you've already maxed out).
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Old Jul 3, 14, 8:12 pm
  #7462  
 
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Originally Posted by MDtR-Chicago View Post
Platinum before Exec is ok.

Platinum after Exec is 18+ month wait.

Exec after Exec is ok, too. So apply for another Exec. 100k miles is better than 10% back (that you've already maxed out).
Thanks for the info....will get hubby to do spend on Chase Ink then I'll get another exec so I can pack in all the spend in the first month. Hard to believe they'll give me another exec but not platinum. Flyertalk is such a great resource!!!
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Old Jul 3, 14, 8:43 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2009
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My card was going to close in a week's time, but I called to have them change the due date to 2 weeks later. The rep said that it would only take effect next cycle, but when I login today, I am seeing a new statement closing/cycling date.

Does anyone know if this information is correct? I remember I tried something like this with Chase and the statement closed/cycled midway (presumably on the original date before I changed it), and this was even after the system showed the later due date.
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Old Jul 3, 14, 10:31 pm
  #7464  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Originally Posted by Rommie2k6 View Post
My card was going to close in a week's time, but I called to have them change the due date to 2 weeks later. The rep said that it would only take effect next cycle, but when I login today, I am seeing a new statement closing/cycling date.

Does anyone know if this information is correct? I remember I tried something like this with Chase and the statement closed/cycled midway (presumably on the original date before I changed it), and this was even after the system showed the later due date.
I had mixed experience with Citi. I called to move the statement close date for two AA Exec accounts in June. Both accounts were already in the 2nd billing cycle. The CSR said the same thing as you were told. One account has 0 balance got a new Next Statement Closing Date right away and the other one, which had a balance, still has the same next statement close date as we speak.
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Old Jul 4, 14, 7:12 am
  #7465  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by ukinny2000 View Post
Just applied and approved for #6, again at the 63 day mark. For apps 4 and 5 I had to call in and only got 5K limit. For #6 I was approved right away with a CL of $30,500 (!!!). I should note that a couple of months ago I took all my still-open Citi CLs down to $5000. Not sure if that is why I got automatically approved this time or not.

In any case, onto the next 110,000+ miles
That's the benefit of reducing credit limits. Citi's system calculates the total credit they're willing to extend you, then they subtract the total credit limit you already have. When you reduce your limit on existing cards, the difference between those two numbers is larger, and it's easy for the system to approve you automatically (and with a higher credit limit) without a human review.

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Old Jul 4, 14, 8:02 am
  #7466  
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too bad it still took a cpl of months for that CL to come back into play wrt auto approval, unless that was cause the OP had to wait that long inbetween apps.

I'm hoping reducing CL goes into effect sooner. will be rollin the dice again and applying shortly. cause I gotta try before the phantom link dies, hopefully gets approved I'm feeling bold cause AMEX just approved me a few days ago, and Citi has gotta be easier to get approved than AMEX, right? they both pull the same CB if anyone is curious. infact Citi pulls 2 (EQ in addition to EXP for me)
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Old Jul 4, 14, 9:29 am
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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Whoa!!! Has anyone had a card cancelled as a result of activating a new card? I just got an online message that activating the new card "replaced the previous account number which is now closed." ---...?
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Old Jul 4, 14, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by ZzzzX View Post
Whoa!!! Has anyone had a card cancelled as a result of activating a new card? I just got an online message that activating the new card "replaced the previous account number which is now closed." ---...?
Your card wasn't canceled. That's just a standard message you get when you first register a card.
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Old Jul 4, 14, 11:43 am
  #7469  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Originally Posted by MDtR-Chicago View Post
Platinum before Exec is ok.

Platinum after Exec is 18+ month wait.

Exec after Exec is ok, too. So apply for another Exec. 100k miles is better than 10% back (that you've already maxed out).
I got a few execs this year, and have a pre approved citi business card offer that expires 7/31. My last 2 citi execs were approved 6/6 and 6/15, so the biz card deadline of 7/31 will expire unless I violate the 8/65d rule.

Is the citi business card on a different rule than the platinum/exec 8/65d or 18 month rule? What are my chances? I have a legit business.
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Old Jul 4, 14, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by bobby21 View Post
I got a few execs this year, and have a pre approved citi business card offer that expires 7/31. My last 2 citi execs were approved 6/6 and 6/15, so the biz card deadline of 7/31 will expire unless I violate the 8/65d rule.

Is the citi business card on a different rule than the platinum/exec 8/65d or 18 month rule? What are my chances? I have a legit business.
Well, you have a choice it seems. Wait and let the preapproval expire with the hope that at least the Exec 75k offer will be around, or you can go in for the business card.
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