Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card! [EXPIRED]

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Update:  The offer has expired.

Update:   The Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard no longer offers a statement credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fees.

Via Mommy Points, the sign-up bonus on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® has been increased to 75,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $7,500 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

The $450 annual fee is NOT waived for the 1st year.

While this isn’t as good as last year’s 100,000 American Airlines mile sign-up bonus, it’s still a much better offer than the usual 50,000 mile sign-up bonus (which has a lower minimum spending requirement).

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

Dreaming of Big Travel? Imagine Where You Could Go With 75,000 American Airlines Miles!

Let’s see what you get with the Citi AAdvantage Executive card and if it’s worth applying!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Citi AAdvantage Executive

Link:   My Review of the Citi AAdvantage Executive

Last year, the Citi AAdvantage Executive card had a big 100,000 American Airlines mile sign-up bonus.  Many folks earned lots of miles with this card (sometimes more than once!).

But Citi reduced the bonus to 50,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.

So this new 75,000 mile offer is a much better deal.  If you didn’t get in on the 100,000 mile offer last year, this is a great opportunity to earn a lot of American Airlines miles!

Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

Give Your American Airlines Account a HUGE Boost When You Earn the Sign-Up Bonus on the Citi Executive AAdvantage Card

To earn the bonus, you’ll have to spend $7,500 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account. But there are lots of ways to meet minimum spending requirements!

With this card, you’ll also get:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club membership (worth up to $500) – access Admirals Club lounges, and bring your immediate family or up to 2 guests traveling with you.  You do NOT have to be flying American Airlines to enter the lounge!
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit (every 5 years)
  • First checked bag free (for you and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation) on American Airlines and US Airways flights
  • 25% discount on in-flight purchases (like food, drink, and headsets) on American Airlines and US Airways flights
  • Priority check-in, security (where available), and boarding
  • 10,000 elite-qualifying miles if you spend $40,000 or more on the card in a calendar year
  • 2 American Airlines miles per $1 you spend on American Airlines
  • 1 American Airlines mile per $1 you spend on everything else
  • No foreign transaction fees

This could be a great deal if you can use the $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit to off-set the annual fee.  And you can get lots of Big Travel with the sign-up bonus!

What Can You Do With 75,000 American Airlines Miles?

Link:   American Airlines Award Chart 

Link:   American Airlines Partner Award Chart

You could use 75,000 American Airlines miles for 3 round-trip coach tickets within the mainland US and Canada.  That alone could be worth ~$1,500 or more!

But I like using American Airlines miles for expensive award tickets on American Airlines, US Airways, oneworld alliance airlines, or partner airlines like Etihad.

Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

Emily and I Used American Airlines Miles to Fly Etihad First Class From Washington, DC, to Mumbai

For example, you could use the sign-up bonus for a round-trip, First Class ticket on American Airlines between the US mainland and Hawaii.  Award flights cost 75,000 American Airlines miles for First Class (on airplanes with coach and First Class only)

Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

You Could Use the Citi Executive AAdvantage Sign-Up Bonus for a Round-Trip First Class Award Ticket on American Airlines to Hawaii!

I searched for flights between Austin and Honolulu next spring.  You’d pay 75,000 American Airlines miles and ~$11.

If you paid cash, the same flight would cost ~$2,446!

Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card

A Paid Ticket Would Cost Over $2,400 Between Austin and Hawaii in First Class

That’s a terrific deal from 1 credit card sign-up bonus.  And well worth the $450 annual fee, especially since you get lots of other perks (like lounge access) with the card.

That said, you can earn 50,000 American Airlines miles with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard® after meeting minimum spending requirements.

You won’t get lounge access or the Global Entry / TSA PreCheck credit, but the annual fee is only $95 and is waived for the 1st year.

Bottom Line

The sign-up bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Executive card has been increased to 75,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $7,500 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but Emily and I will always share the best offers with you!

That’s a much better deal than the usual 50,000 mile sign-up bonus.  But the minimum spending is higher and you’ll still have to pay the $450 annual fee (NOT waived for the 1st year).

Folks who didn’t apply for the 100,000 mile Citi AAdvantage Executive offer last year might consider this deal, if they’ll use the $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit and are able to make the most of the American Airlines Admirals Club membership.

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14 responses to “Now Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles With Citi AAdvantage Executive Card! [EXPIRED]

  1. When does the $450 show up on ur card as I would love to the points then cancel my card And not pay the $450

  2. If I got the Executive card last year during the 100,000 mile offer, do I still qualify for the bonus? Is the bonus a one time per person bonus, like American Express does for their offers?

  3. Lily,
    I believe the terms on this offer are that you must not have opened or closed the same product within the last 18 months (that seems to be typical terms on Citi offerings now). The terms will be stated on the offer — so you may want to verify as such. If that is the case, you are not eligible for this card.

  4. Also, unlike last year when you were able to take out multiples of this card within weeks of each other — Citi is apparently no longer allowing this.

  5. If I was choosing between this and the Citi Prestige, it seems the Prestige would still be better as the $250/year (used once this year and next, for $500 total) more than makes up for the extra 25k miles. Also, the 4th hotel night free is pretty big too. Am I missing anything else?

  6. “[This] is a much better deal than the usual 50,000 mile sign-up bonus.” -MMS

    I enjoy your website, but you are doing a great disservice to your readers by not disclosing all the facts of this offer. That’s a shame.

    1. “American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had a Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Card opened or closed in the past 18 months.” In other words, you’re not eligible for this offer if you got the previous 100,000 mile offer. I’m certain most people have not cancelled that card MORE than 18 months ago.
    2. Paying $450 for the additional 25,000 miles is NOT a “great deal” as peddled by MMS. Remember, the 50,000 offer has no annual fee the first year, and you won’t have to “spend” $7,500 in the first three months.

    I would love to see all of MMS’s readers apply and get denied the bonus because they previously held the same card not too long ago.

  7. “10,000 elite-qualifying miles if you spend $40,000 or more on the card in a calendar year”

    Are these miles additional miles other than signup Bonus? I’m assuming of the earned signup bonus 10k will count towards elite status. Can someone please clarify.

  8. Mark – I haven’t gotten this card but most of the cards I have gotten where the annual fee isn’t waived, the fee is charged in the first month. So there is no way to not pay the fee but get the miles.

    Cmon – he DOES say “Folks who didn’t apply for the 100,000 mile Citi Executive offer last year might consider this deal” which to me is saying that if you DID get that offer you can’t get this one. While I personally wouldn’t pay a $450 annual fee if I needed more than 50K in miles for tickets that cost way more than $450 then this could be a really good deal. It’s all about what someone needs and presenting all the options I think.

  9. @Karen P
    “Cmon – he DOES say ‘Folks who didn’t apply for the 100,000 mile Citi Executive offer last year might consider this deal’ which to me is saying that if you DID get that offer you can’t get this one.”

    Sorry, but your interpretation is a stretch, and quite simply, WRONG. Other than you, no one else would think that. Other blogs have clearly stated the 18-month disclaimer. Unlike other exceptions, Citi has included account closing dates rather than just account opening or when you last received the bonus (e.g., Chase). This is a big requirement that will end up ugly for MMS’s readers/applicants.

  10. When does this offer typically end?

  11. Is on better off paying for the Admirals Club membership ($500.00/annual the first year) and keeping an existing card like a Venture card? Or adding another card such as this. I am really looking for access to the Admirals Club. My second question is if I have the membership only not through the credit card are the rules the same., i.e., I can fly another airling and still access the Admirals Club? Any thoughts?

  12. Hi Darius,

    Love your site! I applied for an ATT credit card, my second in the month. I got approved the first one but for the second one, they’re asking me to fill out an IRS Form 4506-T to get authorization for my credit report again.

    Should I do this?

    Thanks,
    Deep

  13. But if you cancel the card after earning the bonus, do they prorate the fees and refund you the remainder of the year?

  14. $450.00 fee is charged in the 1st billing cycle. 10,000 miles for $40,000 spent i believe is in addition to and they go to elite status qualifying miles.