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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 Feb 4, 2014, 6:08 pm
  #1171  
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Originally Posted by jonu
Maybe Citi is getting a bit smarter about this process: I got an email today notifying me that I've been approved (even though I was told instantly when I applied online) and that I would get the card within 24 hours. The letter included my credit line and the last 4 digits of the card number. It said nothing about the 100k miles or the statement credit, but when I called, they confirmed both without me asking specifically for either.
Yesterday I got the approval for the card via e-mail, it too had my credit limit and 4 digits of the account # but did not talk about the 100K, I called and was told I was to get 100K after 10K spend..
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by OnTheRocks
So I was wondering Has anyone ever had Citi claw back the points after canceling? My statement closes the 16th and i'm halfway done with my spend, what do you think the chances are that Citi claws back the points after canceling and having the AF credited back (I'm assuming they would take back the statement credit if it does indeed post on the first statement.
I am wondering the same. Anyone has any feedback on this?
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 8:16 pm
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Here are some of my data points:
1/29 - Applied
1/30 - Approved via phone
2/3 - Received UPS letter
2/4 - Received card via FedEx

Activated card and found out my statement closes tomorrow 2/5! I already made $1000+ worth of non-AA charges (hopefully some of them post by tomorrow). Interested to see how the $200 credit plays out.. will report back once the statement closes tomorrow.

Anyone else have their statement close so quickly?
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by koolr
I am wondering the same. Anyone has any feedback on this?
It is very unlikely they do clawbacks
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Topspin14m
I'm interested in this. Have you had any success?
Got cards via fedex today. When lifting EX I think I chose 7 day, so I may wait and call Thurs/6th and activate and ask them to re-allocate CLs. Assume that once again frozen, if they try to pull again, they will not be able to. Would rather stay as is with no pull than have another INQ with reallocation.

My other two cards are 15k/20k lines on plain old premiere cards or whatever they are called now. Worthless, bit of history I suppose (8 years?), no annual fees, but 35k in CLs could be used better elsewhere. I need a bunch of AA miles and I'm not too interested in having to pre-pay before statement cut just to keep utilization down to a rational level.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:07 pm
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It says my statement closes on February 12th and I just received the card today! I wonder if I make $10k in purchases the next 2 days if they will post before the statement closes...
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by chasewalker
It says my statement closes on February 12th and I just received the card today! I wonder if I make $10k in purchases the next 2 days if they will post before the statement closes...
Citi is not Chase. If the purchases post before the statement cuts, you will get your miles and bonus 99% of the time. Except for business cards which are currently all screwed up. I had just a few days from activation to first statement, had the last of the purchases post on the statement date and got my bonus and miles 2 days later.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:22 pm
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My approval timeline was a little strange.

1/29: applied, pending, called, approved. online status still says pending.
1/30: online status says approved on 1/29.
2/3: received letter via UPS Next Day Air Saver (mailed 1/31, says approved 1/31)
2/4: received card via FedEx Standard Overnight (mailed 2/3)

I actually got the card in the box! Here are pics:



The actual card was in the middle envelope on the last picture. The black booklet goes over benefits catalog-style with glossy photos. The sheet on the top of the stack (with a picture of a card) is a folded welcome letter.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:26 pm
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Damn it. Have to call in.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:52 pm
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Just curious: for those who are managing the full $10k in just a few days, what are you doing to actually make the spend? I mean, I can think of ways to accomplish it, but nothing that wouldn't throw up huge red flags.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by bobert24
Just curious: for those who are managing the full $10k in just a few days, what are you doing to actually make the spend? I mean, I can think of ways to accomplish it, but nothing that wouldn't throw up huge red flags.
I suffer from a miles addiction that requires copious quantities of expensive medicine. That and lunch.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by bobert24
Just curious: for those who are managing the full $10k in just a few days, what are you doing to actually make the spend? I mean, I can think of ways to accomplish it, but nothing that wouldn't throw up huge red flags.
Prescriptions and gas
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by MahiMahi524
The actual card was in the middle envelope on the last picture. The black booklet goes over benefits catalog-style with glossy photos. The sheet on the top of the stack (with a picture of a card) is a folded welcome letter.

WOW! Mine only came in the regular letter-sized envelope (via UPS)

Yours look awesome! ^ I wonder why the difference (welcome kits vs no kits)

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Old Feb 4, 2014, 10:24 pm
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Just got the fancy box today and called to activate/confirm the offer.

The agent stated the $200 credit is cumulative for charges on AA that are <$100. (e.g. 20 $10 drinks, etc).

Has anyone else received that answer? Seems a bit complicated for the agent to simply make that up.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by KennyBSAT
I suffer from a miles addiction that requires copious quantities of expensive medicine. That and lunch.
Originally Posted by teddy25
Prescriptions and gas
I had a feeling. A little birdy told me that was likely the case. Maybe I should look into some more prescriptions for my mileage addiction.

I was kind of under the impression that, as with the rest of life, too much drugs was a bad thing. I guess not, this time around.
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