Better Offer! Earn 75,000 Airline Miles With This Card

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There’s a terrific new offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®!

You’ll now earn 75,000 American Airlines miles after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s much better than the most recent offer for 50,000 American Airlines miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

While this isn’t the highest-ever offer on the card, it’s a good deal if you collect American Airlines miles or fly through airports with Admirals Club lounges frequently.

Emily and I don’t earn anything from this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the newest and best deals!

Citi Executive 75000 Mile Offer
With the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card, You’ll Earn 75,000 American Airlines Miles After Meeting Minimum Spending Requirements. And Get Free Admirals Club Lounge Access!

I’ll remind you of what comes with the card and if you should consider this offer.

Citi Executive 75,000 Mile Offer

Link:   Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®

When you spend $7,500 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening a Citi AAdvantage Executive card, you’ll earn 75,000 American Airlines miles.

The $450 annual fee is NOT waived the first year.  But you’ll get excellent perks with the card, including:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club membership (worth up to $550) – 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!
  • Authorized users (free to add!) can also access Admirals Club lounges (without the primary cardholder)
  • 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 domestic itineraries
  • 25% discount on in-flight purchases (like food, drink, and headsets) on American Airlines 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
Citi Executive 75000 Mile Offer
Get the First Checked Bag Free for Yourself and Up to 8 Companions Traveling on the Same Domestic Itinerary When You Have the Citi Executive Card

The $450 annual fee isn’t cheap.  But if you (and your authorized users) will visit Admirals Club lounges often, or if you make use of the Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit, you can offset the fee.

Plus, folks who are missing Admirals Club lounge access with the recent changes to the Citi Prestige card might consider the Citi AAdvantage Executive card if they travel frequently.

Note:   Citi will NOT let you to earn the sign-up bonus from more than one personal card of the same “brand” within 24 months.  For example, if you’ve opened or closed the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® in the past 24 months, you would NOT be eligible for the Citi AAdvantage Executive sign-up bonus.

However, there’s an exception if you’ve had the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® in the past 24 months.  You can CAN earn the sign-up bonus on the personal card, because Citi says:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.

Here’s a post with more ways to earn American Airlines miles.  And check out my series on how to book American Airlines award flights like a pro for ideas on how to use the sign-up bonus!

Bottom Line

There’s a better offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®You’ll now earn 75,000 American Airlines miles after spending $7,500 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

The $450 annual fee is NOT waived.  But you’ll get perks like Admirals Club lounge access for yourself and immediate family or up to 2 guests.  And your authorized users (free to add) can enter Admirals Club lounges on their own when they show their card.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Is the free bag on american flights different from united? You do not have to book with the card? is this the same for all AA related cards?

Million Mile Secrets

Yes, that’s correct.

Sitting in a lounge is not worth $450 to me. Too bad they don’t offer other travel perks (airfare/incidental credits, etc) like other premium cards do. Most of the other benefits offered by this card can be had with the $95 fee (waived the first year) Citi or Aviator Red cards.

Million Mile Secrets

I agree – this offer is best is you’re a loyal American Airlines flyer, have not had the card before, or want more American Airlines miles. Otherwise, you can do well with other cards as Rory points out.

Thanks for reminding us about the other offers!

I agree. Not worth $450. Plus the $7500 spend? The Aviator card offers 50,000 points for just paying the $95 yearly fee and buying one item. Much better deal.

I have made several attempts to apply for this card but because am not an American citizen with a us social security number I can’t qualify this is just not fair play NY credits are excellent I do a lot of business in the us and am a successful business man.

Million Mile Secrets

It’s true, you need a Social Security Number to apply for most US credit cards.