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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 31, 14, 3:47 pm
  #916  
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bend, OR
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I applied today at lunch and was accepted. A nice healthy credit line too boot! This card will be my 4th Citi AA co-branded credit card. I applied for two in October 2010 using the two-browser trick and I applied for a third in October 2013.

Pretty excited about this one though!
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Old Jan 31, 14, 3:51 pm
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I was approved for the AA executive card with 60k/$5k bonus in late December, and closed the card after the bonus was applied in early January, and was refunded the AF. Today, I decided to ask if I could be upgraded to 100k/$200 SC if I reopened the card. The response I got was interesting, and may indicate that the card is indeed churnable. (I decided to reopen the card, since I won't be eligible for another Citi app until the end of February. I'll report back if they increased the spending requirement)


Thank you for using our Secure Messaging Center.

If I reopen your account it will go by the original date that card was opened for the spending requirements from when the account was opened.

You could just apply for the card online associated with this offer and once approved have the new start date for the spending requirements.

Please respond with how you would like us to handle this situation for you.

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Old Jan 31, 14, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by bleech2 View Post
I was approved for the AA executive card with 60k/$5k bonus in late December, and closed the card after the bonus was applied in early January, and was refunded the AF. Today, I decided to ask if I could be upgraded to 100k/$200 SC if I reopened the card. The response I got was interesting, and may indicate that the card is indeed churnable. (I decided to reopen the card, since I won't be eligible for another Citi app until the end of February. I'll report back if they increased the spending requirement)
I very much like this response
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by pricesquire View Post
Yes. Ad nauseum discussion/comments with multiple CSR confirmations. I'll update the wiki.

@RJ5929: interesting Re: envelope. My card came in one of the most ornate presentations/boxes I've seen from a cc company. Looked more like the box my iPhone came in, less like a credit card delivery. Came with a "book" on the benefits, too.
Thanks! Frequent Miler's comments were conflicting - hence I asked!
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by iqbalt80 View Post
Did a 9 card AOR. no issues..
Crap, so if I add others I will have until midnight-ish for the hits to combine?
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by mastermind85 View Post
Crap, so if I add others I will have until midnight-ish for the hits to combine?
Still new to this but my bank credit alert shows two hit for the card. I applied on the 28th at noon and my credit shows two hits, one on on Experian for Cit on the 28th and another for experian for citi on the 29th.

And the card just came fed ex in a fancy box. I see what we get for out 450 AF and the 200 SC was indeed in the CSR speil.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by flyertalkingallday View Post
I can confirm that it is churnable every 65 or 90 days, but I don't know if it can be done every 8.
Did you close the old card before applying for the new one? I already have the 60k, wondering if I should cancel before getting on this deal
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by johnnie198x View Post
Did you close the old card before applying for the new one? I already have the 60k, wondering if I should cancel before getting on this deal
I closed the old card a few weeks ago.

I applied for the 100k offer after being approved for the 75k offer this week. Got the message to call in, and was told that they couldn't approve my second application.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:27 pm
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Word of caution: If you are applying for an AAdvantage credit card and do not already have an AAdvantage FF#, be sure to sign up for one on AA.com before you apply for the credit card.

I didn't, and let Citibank generate an AA FF# for me. Something got screwed up and I've now spent over 3 hours on the phone trying to fix the problem, which still hasn't been resolved.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by bribro View Post
Word of caution: If you are applying for an AAdvantage credit card and do not already have an AAdvantage FF#, be sure to sign up for one on AA.com before you apply for the credit card.

I didn't, and let Citibank generate an AA FF# for me. Something got screwed up and I've now spent over 3 hours on the phone trying to fix the problem, which still hasn't been resolved.
Oh well already approved and don't have an aa #
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by flyertalkingallday View Post
I closed the old card a few weeks ago.

I applied for the 100k offer after being approved for the 75k offer this week. Got the message to call in, and was told that they couldn't approve my second application.
Wouldn't that be because you applied for two cards within 7 days, though?
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bribro View Post
Word of caution: If you are applying for an AAdvantage credit card and do not already have an AAdvantage FF#, be sure to sign up for one on AA.com before you apply for the credit card.

I didn't, and let Citibank generate an AA FF# for me. Something got screwed up and I've now spent over 3 hours on the phone trying to fix the problem, which still hasn't been resolved.
generally not neccesary, haven't had an issue with this in the past for me or wife
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by lobo411 View Post
Lol! Apparently I'm the only one in the world who got denied for this card...and I just got the 100k offer in the snail mail!
I also got denied for too many recent inqueries (8 or 9 Experian in last 6 mo; every bank except Barclay pulls it here!). I knew this was a risk but wanted to take a chance. Not giving up yet.

Question for experienced folks. CSR said if inquiries disappear from bureau, I can send the new report to Citi for reconsideration. Has anyone done that with success? I am hopeful as 2 inquiries will pass the 6 mo threshold in a few days
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Old Jan 31, 14, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by barabuski View Post
Wouldn't that be because you applied for two cards within 7 days, though?
Yes, that might have been the reason. One other person in this thread reported that someone was able to get the Executive card a few days after the Platinum, although it might have been because it was for two different types of cards.

Edit: Recon wouldn't budge, saying that I've already been approved for the card a few days before, even though a few CSRs told me that I had to reapply for the card to get the 100k. Luckily, they are willing to match my approved 75k offer to 100k.

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Old Jan 31, 14, 5:17 pm
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Just applied and got approved after a call. Had to move credit limits around before getting the final green light. Have had a Citi Diamond MC for more than a decade and two Citi AA Visas from Feb 2013 and August 2013 plus 3 cards approved only around December. Wasn't planning for this but pulled the trigger anyway.
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