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Last Chance to Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards!

Last Chance to Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards!

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Heads up!  The sign-up bonus for 50,000 American Airlines miles on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® are both ending next week!

Last Chance To Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards
You and a Friend Can Get a Round-Trip Coach Award Seat From Anywhere in the Mainland US, to New York With 50,000 American Airlines Miles!

I’ll share the details!

What’s Happening?

Link:   Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

Link:   CitiBusiness AAdvantage World Mastercard

On February 29, 2016 (next week!), the 50,000 American Airlines mile sign-up bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage card will end.

I don’t know what the new bonuses will be, so you may want to apply soon if you’ve been considering either card!  Keep in mind, American Airlines is updating its award charts on March 22, 2016.

I’ve listed the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card with 50,000 American Airlines miles in Hot Deals & under the Airlines Credit Card tab since I started writing the blog, because it’s always been 1 of the best credit card offers.

Last Chance To Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards
Here’s Your Chance to Visit the Coliseum in Rome (or Anywhere Else in Europe)! 50,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Off-Peak Coach Award Seat!

When you sign-up through next week, you’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

You’ll also get:

  • 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent on American Airlines flights
  • 1 American Airlines mile per $1 spent on other purchases
  • First bag checked free for you and up to 4 traveling companions on domestic itineraries
  • Group 1 Boarding (Gives you extra time to board and prepare for your flight)
  • Earn back 10% of miles used for award travel, up to 10,000 miles each calendar year
Last Chance To Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards
The 1st Bag Free Perk Can Save You Some Serious Cash If You Often Fly American Airlines Domestically

You can also earn 50,000 American Airlines miles with the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card after spending $3,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months.

Along with all the benefits on the personal version of the card, you’ll also get:

  • 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent on telecommunications, rental car companies, and gas stations
  • A $99 Companion Ticket good for a coach domestic flight after spending $30,000 on purchases per cardmember year

Some folks think they don’t qualify for a business credit card.  But check out my list of 10 small business activities that you may already do!

The $95 annual fee on both cards is waived the 1st year.  And there are NO foreign transaction fees on either card.

Plus, both cards get you access to American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards, which save you 7,500 miles on round-trip award tickets to certain cities which change monthly.

Note:   Citi will only approve 1 credit card application per day, and no more than 2 every ~65 days.  And you should wait at least ~8 days between applications.

What Can You Do With 50,000 American Airlines Miles?

Link:   American Airlines Award Chart

Link:   American Airlines oneworld and Partner Award Chart

Link:   My Series on Booking American Airlines Award Flights Like a Pro

Link:   American Airlines Is Changing Its Award Chart! Here’s What to Do Now

American Airlines miles are valuable because you can use them for award travel on many airline partners in addition to flights on American Airlines.  Remember, American Airlines is increasing the prices on award tickets between some regions starting March 22, 2016.

Last Chance To Earn 50,000 American Airlines Miles With These Citi Cards
I Used American Miles Each to Fly First Class on Etihad – and You Can, Too!

With 50,000 American Airlines miles you can book

  • 2 round-trip coach tickets to the Caribbean during the off-peak season
  • 1 round-trip coach ticket to Europe during the off-peak season
  • 2 round-trip coach tickets within the continental US

Remember, you can use American Airlines miles for flights on American Airlines and their oneworld partner airlines (like Cathay Pacific and Qantas), and other airline partners like Etihad.

Here are all the ways to earn American Airlines miles!

Bottom Line

The 50,000 American Airlines mile sign-up bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select and CitiBusiness AAdvantage card will end next week, February 29, 2016.

The welcome bonus is enough for a 1-way Business Class seat to Europe.  Or a round-trip coach award seat during the off-peak periods.

It’s also enough for 2 round-trip coach tickets within the continental US!

Don’t forget, American Airlines is increasing the prices on some award tickets starting March 22, 2016.

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Help, I signed up for this card, I just received an admiral card with a $450 annual fee (not waived the first year) from citi today. I will be calling but has anyone else have this problem?

@Diane – The terms and conditions on this card say you cannot earn the bonus again if you’ve opened or closed the same card within the past 18 months. So it sounds like you couldn’t earn it again if you just closed the card recently.

@DaveL – There are sometimes lots of offers available for certain cards. But yes, if it’s been over 18 months and you want to open the card again, now is a great time!

I’m confused. There are so many variations of Citi’s AA, 50k offers with initial 1st year fee waived (ie not the expensive cards). This applies to all of these free (first year) cards right? I tried finding discussion on flyertalk threads to no avail. My read: It looks like anyone who has gone beyond the 18 month churn period should do this asap right?

Hi !

I just cancelled my AAdvantage Citi card a month ago. Would they typically let me open another so soon? I have excellent credit and open about 2 cards twice a year. Just opened two new ones last month also..one of which is a Citi Thank You card. …. ???….

TIA!