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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, 11:01 pm
  #1186  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
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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.
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
Originally Posted by bobert24
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.
Some people also enjoy getting their daily fruit refills while they are out and about buying prescriptions and gas.
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Old Feb 4, 2014, 11:52 pm
  #1187  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bay Area, CA
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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...
You should have plenty of time to meet the spend, as long as the Citi fraud department aren't being over diligent like they are with me. 5 different purchases 5 blocks its is really starting to piss me off.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 12:28 am
  #1188  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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Originally Posted by frudd38
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.
Well according to the terms it does not mention at all the fact that the spend has to be on AA, as compared to other offers where it states that the purchases must be AA.

"3 Eligible purchases excluded returned goods and services, cash advances, convenience checks, transferred balances, credits, fees and interest charges. Statement credits will appear on the monthly billing statement from Citi®."

VS.

"Up to $100 statement credits offer is only valid for first-time Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers who apply pursuant to this offer for an account. Eligible American Airlines purchases are defined as the purchase of items billed by American Airlines as merchant of record. Products or services that do not qualify are car rentals, hotel reservations, AmericanAirlines VacationsSM packages, purchases of American Airlines AAdvantage® miles, duty free purchases, and AA CargoSM products and services. Statement credits will appear on the monthly billing statement from Citi®."
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 12:47 am
  #1189  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
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the chase ink lounge passes is far more better and accepted world wide. AA lounges are only in few airports around the world. So I won't keep it by paying $450 only for AA lounges.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 1:09 am
  #1190  
 
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Originally Posted by Blueskyheaven
the chase ink lounge passes is far more better and accepted world wide. AA lounges are only in few airports around the world. So I won't keep it by paying $450 only for AA lounges.

The Chase Ink is only good for 2 free entrances all further visits are charged $27 to the ink card.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 1:46 am
  #1191  
 
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Applied online a week ago and got the dreaded "we'll email you with our decision" message. Called today and asked to be transferred to an onshore call center. Spoke with a lovely credit analyst in SD and was granted a $22K credit line ^
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 2:19 am
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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The packet stated a bonus if you set to autopay.. Anyone know the details?
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 2:24 am
  #1193  
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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...
wifes came 2/4 and closes 2/6, which sucks. They will definitely post if you make them within 2 days...expect some fraud alerts though and maybe talking to a fraud analyst
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 2:33 am
  #1194  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
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Originally Posted by frudd38
The packet stated a bonus if you set to autopay.. Anyone know the details?
Just got the packet today. Where did you see that note about the bonus? I went through the materials and did not find it. A bonus would be nice. I hope you are not referring to the headline on page 16 of the black booklet (Catalog of Cardmember Benefits) that says:

"Earn American Airlines AAdvantage Miles with Recurring Payments
When you use your card to make automatic payments on recurring bills like utilities, you'll earn AAdvantage miles...."

If this is what you were referring to, then unfortunately, this is just the regular 1x earning from all other purchases (outside of AA purchases that earn 2x miles).
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 4:46 am
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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I applied for 75K and $100 SC, sent them secure message to match to 100K and $200 SC on 1/30. i got the responded that they're requesting additional 25K to my account and will add $200 SC, but don't mention anything about 7.5k or 10K spending or fax in the promotion.......i just cheked my citi online this morning it show "-200 statement CR" on 1/31.....i don't have the first bill yet.....only spend about $300 on the card.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 5:59 am
  #1196  
 
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Originally Posted by wagon297
I applied for 75K and $100 SC, sent them secure message to match to 100K and $200 SC on 1/30. i got the responded that they're requesting additional 25K to my account and will add $200 SC, but don't mention anything about 7.5k or 10K spending or fax in the promotion.......i just cheked my citi online this morning it show "-200 statement CR" on 1/31.....i don't have the first bill yet.....only spend about $300 on the card.
How long did it take them to respond to your secure message? They seem to be taking abnormally long with mine.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 6:18 am
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FWIW, this is how my card came (superficial, but people seem to wanna know):

http://boardingarea.com/pointsmilesa...nts-challenge/
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by ncSam
How long did it take them to respond to your secure message? They seem to be taking abnormally long with mine.
I don't know, but within 24hrs. i sent them in the morning and checked back in next morning and the responded already there.
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 7:18 am
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2nd card strategy

Those of you planning on getting another one of these cards, my theory is better to strike as soon as you're eligiable for a 2nd Citi ap.

Here's why:

1. This offer may get pulled at any time, and I think we all agree it's too good to be a "standard" offer.

2. It's easier to make the case (if needed) that you want a 2nd card to seperate expenses.

3. Those thinking about cancelling afterthe 1st statement, will look better with #2 than having someone potentially review and see you're obviously churning if you immediately cancel this card and apply again.

4. Most have ample credit lines on the 1st card that could be reassigned when making the case for #2.

Thoughts? I know we don't know how churnable this card is, but if it is, I think better to strike realtively quickly rather than wait months down the road (and this is especially true of those who plan to cancel before the 2nd statement).
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Old Feb 5, 2014, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by teammjs
Those of you planning on getting another one of these cards, my theory is better to strike as soon as you're eligiable for a 2nd Citi ap.

Here's why:

1. This offer may get pulled at any time, and I think we all agree it's too good to be a "standard" offer.

2. It's easier to make the case (if needed) that you want a 2nd card to seperate expenses.

3. Those thinking about cancelling afterthe 1st statement, will look better with #2 than having someone potentially review and see you're obviously churning if you immediately cancel this card and apply again.

4. Most have ample credit lines on the 1st card that could be reassigned when making the case for #2.

Thoughts? I know we don't know how churnable this card is, but if it is, I think better to strike realtively quickly rather than wait months down the road (and this is especially true of those who plan to cancel before the 2nd statement).
Eh, not so sure...I mean yeah, if you want to churn it, stick to the once every 8 days, twice every 65 rule. But, they've publicly stated this offer is good until the end of March. I highly doubt they'd rescind that representation. I've seen CC companies take down offers later than the stated date, but never earlier.
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