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Confirmed: Citi Executive $200 Statement Credit for ANY Purchase!

Confirmed: Citi Executive $200 Statement Credit for ANY Purchase!

Million Mile SecretsConfirmed: Citi Executive $200 Statement Credit for ANY Purchase!Million Mile Secrets Team

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Many readers have asked if the $200 statement credit on the Citi American Airlines Executive 100,000 mile offer applies only if you buy something directly from American Airlines.  That’s because certain previous offers from Citi gave you a statement credit only if you made a purchase from American Airlines.

However, you will get the the $200 statement credit for ANY purchase with the Citi Executive card.  The purchase doesn’t have to be with American Airlines!

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I Applied for the Citi Executive 100,000 Mile Offer in January and Got $200 in Statement Credits

The Citi Executive AAdvantage WorldElite Mastercard

The Citi Executive card is the best deal I’ve seen for American Airlines miles in a long time.

Link:   Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

This is a good card if you want to earn a lot of American Airlines miles quickly, or want American Airlines airport lounge access.  With this card, you’ll get:

  • 100,000 miles after spending $10,000 in the 1st 3 months
  • $200 in statement credits
  • Membership in the Admirals Club, which lets you visit Admirals Club airport lounges for free (~$500)
  • Annual fee of $450, NOT waived for the 1st year

Here’s my post about the Citi American Airlines Executive card and information on how to apply.

Some folks might be uncomfortable with spending $10,000 in the 1st 3 months to get the bonus on the card. But read my post on 40+ ways to complete minimum spending requirements and decide what’s right for you.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on the card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers, even when we don’t earn a commission.

$200 Statement Credit for ANY Purchase

The fine print on the offer doesn’t specify what kinds of purchases qualify for the $200 statement credit.  So that’s a good indicator that any purchase (excluding the annual fee etc.) should count.

I applied for the Citi Executive card in January, and got the  $200 credit on my statement after spending over $200 on regular purchases.

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My $200 Credit Posted for Regular Purchases!

Many folks on this Flyertalk thread also report receiving the $200 credit for regular purchases.

So you can get the $200 statement credit for any purchase!

This Is Really a $250 Annual Fee Card

The annual fee on this card is $450, which is expensive!

But because you get the $200 credit for regular spending, the true cost of the card is $450 Annual Fee – $200 Statement Credit = $250.

So for $250, you’re getting 100,000 American Airlines miles, which can be used for:

  • 4 domestic round-trip coach tickets
  • 1 round-trip coach ticket to Europe or South America (with 40,000 miles left over)
  • 1 round-trip business class ticket to Europe or South America

Here’s a link to my series on how to use American Airlines miles.

You also get Admirals Club lounge access (~$500) and additional perks like early boarding, free 1st checked bag, and priority security screening.

This is a very good deal for $250!

Bottom Line

You’ll get 100,000 American Airlines miles, a $200 statement credit, lounge access, and other perks with the Citi American Airlines Executive card.

The annual fee for the card is $450.  But, because you get the $200 statement credit for any spending, the true cost of the card is $250.

Admirals Club membership alone costs $500.  And 100,000 American Airlines miles will get you to a lot of places!

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@scott – I got a $40 “purchase bonus” too as a statement credit earlier this month after I made a $40 purchase. I’ve had the card for close to a year now and am planning on cancelling it. I didn’t seem to find in the terms saying the $200 bonus as a yearly bonus. Any ideas how this might work?

I just got a $200 purchase bonus credited to my card. I’ve had the card for close to a year and so I’m not sure what this is about. I already got the initial $200 credit last year after I made a purchase. Have you heard anything about this?

I got my card in a Fed Ex envelope in about 6 days …BEFORE I received an email to say I was approved. I did not call the 800 number it says to call to get quicker approval.

So is it that you have to spend $10,200 or $10,000 before the $200 statement credit in order to meet the minimum spend?

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@Klos Agnei – $10K.

I got this card for the signup bonus – and the $200 rebate for the first year is a nice perk. But from speaking to Citi, this is not *quite* an Admiral’s club membership. The Citi card gives you access to Admirals clubs and *most* oneworld lounges (with the correct boarding pass).

Not really a big deal as I’ll likely not need it for other than AA lounges, but it’s worth noting.

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