Credit Card Updates – 50,000 Mile American Airlines, 30,000 Point ($300) Citi Thank You Preferred (Expired) & 30,000 Mile Delta Gold

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Credit Card Updates – 50,000 Mile American Airlines, 30,000 Point ($300) Citi Thank You Preferred (Expired) & 30,000 Mile Delta Gold

Million Mile SecretsCredit Card Updates – 50,000 Mile American Airlines, 30,000 Point ($300) Citi Thank You Preferred (Expired) & 30,000 Mile Delta GoldMillion Mile Secrets Team

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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

 1.   50,000 Miles American Airlines Business Card

Thanks to DWG for sharing a link with a landing page to the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®!  You get 50,000 American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 within 3 months, which makes it one of the best business cards currently available.  This is a much better offer than the 30,000 mile offer (which pays me a commission).

You also get Group 1 boarding and 1 free checked bag with the card.  However, you don’t get the 10% of your redeemed American Airlines miles back like you do with the personal American Airlines card which also has a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus.

Instead you get 1 companion certificate for coach travel for $99 after spending a ridiculous $30,000 within 1 cardmember year (the 12 month period from when you get the card).  The certificate is valid only in the contiguous 48 states, so I don’t see much benefit to this.

2.   Citi Thank You Preferred

Update: The 30,000 Citi Thank You offer has expired.

You can get 30,000 Citi Thank You points with the new Citi ThankYou Preferred card.  You get 20,000 points after spending $1,500 within 3 months and another 10,000 points after spending $1,500 within the next 3 months.

This card doesn’t have an annual fee so it is a good Citi card to keep for a long time and to increase your credit score.

You can redeem 30,000 Thank You points for $300 in gift cards or for 1 cent towards airfare or travel through the Thank You portal.

If you have the Citi Thank You Premier card, you can redeem for 1.25 cents towards airfare, so 30,000 points are worth $375.

You can use these points to buy flights up to any value, just as you would if you pay cash.  This is great for those occasions where you can’t use miles and points (inter-island flights in French Polynesia) or where you have no flexibility with your travel plans (school schedule, sick family members etc.)

3.   American Express Delta

The Delta Gold card now has double the minimum spending requirements of $1,000 (instead of $500) within 3 months.  In return you get 30,000 Delta miles and a $50 statement credit after a Delta purchase.

You also get your 1st checked bag for free and priority boarding.  I don’t see this as a great offer and would rather wait for something higher.

Delta is sending targeted emails for 50,000 miles after spending $1,000 within 3 months as well so keep a look out for those as well!

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The Terms & Conditions have changed for this card, it says: “*This CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Card offer is not available to you if you already have a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card account. Additionally, this offer is valid only for first time CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Card cardmembers who apply pursuant to this offer for an account.”

‘valid only for first time’ – does that mean once per lifetime? like Amex CCs? Does anyone have any experience with getting this card recently if you’ve had it before in the past?

Hi,

I believe the offer below is a better deal right now because it gives you the same benefits plus 2 admirals passes. Notice the new design for this credit card.

http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/beyondTravel/creditDebit/citi-business.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=citibusiness

Thanks for all the great info you provide!

Hi Daraius,

I just applied for the Citi Business for 50k miles. I applied with information about myself and the company is a startup, but because it’s a startup there is no previous history on the company, so they wouldn’t approve me. Any tips? Thank you so much!

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@Courtney – Try writing a letter!

Daraius,

When I was about to apply for this, the link to Citi AA Mastercard Business (https://millionmilesecrets.com/go/AA50KBusiness/) doesn’t show that there is 50k sign-up bonus anywere in the application screen……I am worried if I applied and they won’t honor it …. if there is one with the 50k bonus written on screen it would be great as I want to take a screenshot before applying just in case.

By the way is there any Visa version for business and personal as well, if so can you please share the link? thank you.

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Million Mile Secrets

@David – Folks usually get the bonus even if the page doesn’t show the bonus. But check out the FlyerTalk thread for the latest bonus.

Thanks Darius,

as you suggested, as soon as I removed the British Air from my choices my fee for the one-way to Paris on American went from $350 to $2.00!!!

You rock!!

-gil

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Million Mile Secrets

@Kadence – I’d wait ~8 days between a business and personal application. The links above work, based on reader feedback, as long as the application page loads.

@gil roeder – You’re welcome. Do note that sometimes it is better to leave all the search results because it doesn’t cost much for a short distance British Airways flight from London to Paris (which won’t show up if you remove British Air from your choices).

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