Posted by William Charles on November 16, 2018
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Published on November 16th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Citi American Airlines 40,000 Miles Personal Offer + $250 Statement Credit (Match To 60k + $250)

Update 11/16/18: Statement credit increased from $200 to $250. It’s still not immediately clear how easy matching will be with the removal of secured messaging with Citi. Hat tip to reader Tony

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Citi American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is offering 40,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $2,000 within the first three months. Plus new card members also receive up to a $250 statement credit on eligible American Airlines purchases within the first 12 months of account opening.

 

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $99 is waived the first year
  • Contains one American Airlines bonus per 24 month language

Our Verdict

Citi allows you to match to higher sign up bonuses even if your current offer contains a statement credit and you get to keep the statement credit. The downside is that the maximum miles match they offer is 20,000 points. So you should be able to match this up to 60,000 miles and still get the $250 statement credit. Not as good as the 50,000 miles + $200 bonus we’ve previously seen as that matched up to 70,000 miles and $200. Same offer is also available on the business card.
Before applying or asking basic questions in the comments make sure you read these things everybody should know about Citi cards here. Also keep in mind this offer contains the following language:
  • 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.

We discuss this in more detail here. This is a good offer, but it might be worth waiting for another 50,000 miles + $200 offer to come along. As always there is also no guarantee they will match, so keep in mind that risk factor. If anybody goes for the match then share your experiences in the comments below. I won’t be adding this to our best credit card bonus page due to the fact we’ve seen bigger bonuses semi recently.

Hat tip to reader Cody



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Joe
Joe

Does anyone know what triggers the $200 sc?

dmlin
dmlin

eligible aa purchases, like ticket, gift card, etc.

wandaved
wandaved

I purchased an AA gift card on AA.com and it worked. Credit posts when you’re statement is generated.

Kool
Kool

Would Buying Gift Cards Count for the $200 Credit?

Josho
Josho

It’s unclear to me – how do you increase this from a 40k offer to a 60k offer?

Shaun
Shaun

I’m working on a targeted 60k offer right now without the 24 month language. Would they match to give me 60k and statement credit even though this one has the 24 month language?

I’m afraid of them matching and then denying when it comes time for the bonus if customer service switches me to this one.

Kool
Kool

I’m confused on which offer you ask to be matched on? The 70k one with no statement credit?

Bob
Bob

has anyone bought the egift card for the $200 sc recently

Mario
Mario

Yes it works, done it (2x) with SO and myself.

Kool
Kool

How Long did it take for credit to post? I bought a $50 E Gift Card On November 28th and don’t see the credit yet.

wandaved
wandaved

Posts at the end of the billing period.

Tony
Tony

Offer just changed. Now says $250 statement credit (with 40k bonus miles). If only I hadn’t just applied a few days ago.
Same direct link in post, if you’re wondering.

james
james

any similar offer for business

Sa
Sa

Yep. Same link, switch to business.

frogger
frogger

I would rather have the 70k offer for business.

Jim
Jim

Do you have link

jiasus
jiasus

got a target offer in the email of 75000 miles for $5k spend

Vani
Vani

Just applied and was approved for their previous offer:

Earn up to 50,000
American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles: 40,000 AAdvantage® miles after making $2,000 in purchases in first 3 months.
Plus, 10,000 after making a total of $6,000 in purchases in first 12 months of account opening.

What are my choices here? Can’t ask for statement credit to be matched right? Could I still ask for match to 60k offer? Such a bummer just shy a few days I’m missing out on the statement credit.

I guess I care about AA miles more than statement credits so hoping matching to 60k is still an option for me. If so, what would the min spend be? Thanks a lot! We need 65k for a booking soon so match would help a ton.

Brian C
Brian C

You can match to 70,000 miles

WYglobetrotter
WYglobetrotter

The business card link doesn’t work. I just applied for the business offer and I am hoping to match to the 60k. $250 statement credit was very tempting. I will update if my match is successful.

Ethan Hunt
Ethan Hunt

So I applied a week ago for 40k miles + $200 statement credit and was matched to 60k miles + $200 statement credit. Does anyone know if I can match again to $250 statement credit (+$50)?

el_pistolero
el_pistolero

how did u get matched?

Ethan Hunt
Ethan Hunt

I sent a secure message – this was before they removed that system. You can still ask for match through chat – they will escalate to the proper department.

Andrew
Andrew

I requested a match from 40k to 60k via online chat as Ethan said. They told me they’d send it to the proper department. About a week later I received a letter informing me that I had been matched. So still very possible to do it without calling.

DaveC
DaveC

I don’t understand what 60K offer people are matching to? I can’t find a 60K offer. I want to apply for this card but I don’t know what to ask the rep to match to.

Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy

Can confirm this offer can still be matched to 60k as of 12/12.

David
David

How did you get the match? Not only did I not get it over the phone but they told me I’m only getting a $200 credit and not $250!

Emily
Emily

I emailed and also wrote them to verify a $250 statement credit (with the screenshot); they told me I am getting $200 as well.

David
David

What are you doing about it? I feel like I got scammed but I’m not sure what can be done.

David
David

What are you doing about it? I feel like I got scammed but I’m not sure what can be done.

Ethan Hunt
Ethan Hunt

By email, do you mean Secure Message? I can’t find any email option under Contact Us on their website. Thanks!

Emily
Emily

Yes, Secure Message. Go to Credit Card under Service and select “credit increase” even thought that is not what you need. At least you can send a message and they will forward it to an appropriate department.

Katie
Katie

Another DP: I was able to match to 60k via chat. Account opened 10/29, matched late Dec

Ethan Hunt
Ethan Hunt

Did you ask for 75k and they offered 60k? Or asked directly for 60k match? Thanks

abey
abey
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