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

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

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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 AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard 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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The Citi card for AA was a complete nightmare. It’s advertised as a world traveler for someone who is constantly on the move, but it’s anything but that. If you want a card then never works outside your home city this is it! They have the worst security algorithms you can imagine. I had the card declined 18 times in the first six weeks, despite calling and telling them my travel schedule. I ended up canceling the card and going back to My Amex Platinum (never had a problem with that).

Botton line: don’t get it.

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

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.

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@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.

@ 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

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

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