Credit Card Updates: 75,000 Point AMEX Business Gold & 50,000 Mile Citi Executive [Expired]

[Disclosure:  Emily and I do NOT get a referral for any of the cards listed below as of the post publication date.  The link to the Citi Executive card is currently better than the public offer for the same card.]

Update: Offer has expired.

1.   American Express Business Gold.   I mentioned that the American Express Business Gold card will offer 75,000 miles after spending $10,000 within 4 months up to March 14, 2013.  However, some readers have been writing in to ask if the offer is still available.

I was able to click on the application page so the offer should be available until the end of day on March 14, 2013.  $10,000 spending within 4 months is a lot of spending so be sure that you can complete the spending before applying.

I still prefer the 50,000 Membership Rewards points from the Premier Rewards Gold card which requires only $1,000 in spending within 3 months, but this could be useful for some.

2.   Citi Executive.  The regular offer on the Citi Executive card is 30,000 American Airlines miles after spending $1,000 within 3 months.  However, the $450 annual fee is NOT waived, so this card likely isn’t worth it to many unless you actually pay for American Airlines lounge access or if you like the option of spending $40,000 within 1 calendar year to get 10,000 elite American Airlines miles.

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader David for emailing me a link to a better offer for 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 within 3 months.  I still wouldn’t apply for the card, but some folks may find it useful.  As always, I updated the Airlines credit card tab to the better offer as soon as I learned about it.

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16 Responses to Credit Card Updates: 75,000 Point AMEX Business Gold & 50,000 Mile Citi Executive [Expired]

  1. Daraius, I have a churn set to go today/tomorrow. Any idea on the chances of applying for both the 75k Amex Biz Gold and the 50k Premier Rewards Gold on the same day? (My other option for personal Amex instead of Premier Rewards Gold is Amex Blue with $150 cashback for myself – wife has unlimited spend on her Amex Blue through July still).

  2. MMS: Is there a way to obtain the AMEX PRG card if I already have the AMEX Platinum. Lately, AMEX has been restricting the ability to get the bonus if you have had numerous other products in the last 90 days. Is there a way around that? I would like to downgrade out of the AMEX Platinum and still keep my MR points alive.

  3. If I already have the Citi AA Amex and Visa, can I also get the Citi Executive Mastercard?

  4. The 50k Citi link gives an error when you click Apply Now. Do you have a working link?

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  7. The AMEX deal is still in effect!

  8. Hello, I already applied and met my spending limit on the Amex business gold. My husband wants to apply for one as well. Do you think it will trigger FR if he applies for one? Not sure if they look at household address…

    Thanks

  9. Priority access is back baby :) this is a big deal trust me.
    cardmembers will have the following benefits: priority check-in (where available), priority airport screening (where available), and priority boarding privileges when traveling on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., Executive Airlines, Inc., Skywest Airlines, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.. Up to eight customers traveling with the eligible primary cardmember will also get priority check-in (where available), priority airport screening (where available),

  10. @Daraius, when you click on “Apply Now” on the above linked web-page, the following error message appears: “A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later.” Any suggestions?

    Thank you for posting!

  11. Curtis – I was applied for the AMEX PRG and the Mercedes Benz Platinum at the same time, but I can’t really comment on your specific chances of approval. But folks do manage to get 2 AMEX cards at the same time from AMEX.

    @Chris – The terms seem to suggest that you shouldn’t have had the Platinum card for the last 90 days to get the sign-up bonus on this card. But AMEX may consider the Mercedes Benz Platinum to be a different product, so perhaps you could get the bonus on the PRG if you have the AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum.

    @Rachel – No personal experience, but I believe so.

    @Chris @Kalboz - Not sure what happened, but it doesn’t work for me either now. I don’t know of any other link.

    @Anna – I don’t really know.

    @ryan – Thanks!

  12. Thanks for the response, Daraius. Applying for both (and others) today. Will respond back if I have any odd troubles.

  13. @ Daraius

    I was wondering the 10K elite-qualifying miles were in addition to what I had earned or from conversion. i.e. if I put 40K on that card, I will receive 50K miles and 10K of them are elite-qualifying?

    Thanks,

    Yi

  14. As noted above by some others, the link doesn’t seem to be working when you go to “Apply Now”. No problem, I think I’m still going to shoot for the Amex Mercedes Platinum in my next churn instead… the 50k bonus will be the same if transferred to AA miles, similar annual fee, much lower spend requirement ($1000 in 3 months), and access to all major airline lounges, not just AA. Anyone have experience with if, and how often, Amex runs a transfer bonus with AA? I’d love to get the 50k MR points and transfer at a higher rate, but I don’t want to wait forever.

  15. @Yi - If you spend $40K, I believe you will get 40K redeemable miles and 10K elite miles.

    @Z_Miler – The AMEX Platinum gets you lounge access to US Air, AA, and Delta lounges – United lounge access is not included. Also, American Airlines is not a transfer partner of AMEX so you can’t transfer Membership Rewards points to AA.

  16. Doh! I was thinking of the SPG Amex and the ability to transfer SPG points to AA and got the two mixed up.

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