Posted by William Charles on May 15, 2018
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Published on May 15th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Citi American Airlines 50,000 Miles Business Offer + $200 Statement Credit

The Offer

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  • CitiBusiness American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is offering 50,000 American Airlines miles after you spend $2,500 within the first three months. Plus new card members also receive up to a $200 statement credit on eligible American Airlines purchases within the first 12 months of account opening.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 is waived the first year
  • Contains one American Airlines bonus per 24 month language

Our Verdict

We posted the same deal yesterday, but on the personal version. The current best offer is 60,000 miles and then they let you match to 75,000 miles. What’s interesting is that matches to 70,000 miles from this offer are working as well for some, meaning you can effectively get 70,000 miles + $200 statement credit. Obviously not guaranteed to work though. 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:

  • This card is not available if the business already has a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® card. Statement credit and bonus miles are not available if you have had any CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card opened or closed in the past 24 months

We discuss this in more detail here.

Hat tip to -T-Rekt



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I assume we qualify for this bonus if we haven’t opened or closed a Citi Business account in the last 24 months, correct? Not as stated: merican 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.

Too bad, I was approved for the 70k offer just yesterday. Any chance they can match me to this offer so that later I can get it matched to 70k + statement credit?

This is what the article is saying. I am exactly the same like you and I was planning to ask for a match to the 75K one. Now I think I will shoot for the Staatment. May be an extra 5k too? Lol not sure

This is really pushing it. The whole idea behind the match is that the CSR isn’t taking the $200 part of the offer into consideration. (When matching from 50K to 70K.) Anything is possible, but I can’t believe any CSR would think someone deserves a $200 credit when they already are receiving 20K more miles.

I think asking for the match you are suggesting, is more likely to call attention to the fact that they shouldn’t be matching in the first place. (At minimum with that particular CSR.)

If you were already matched to 75k, can you match again for the statement credit?

I take it this $200 credit requires a purchase of $200+ from AA, right? Would AA-GC’s qualify for this reimbursement?

Yes, it does.

If I closed my Citi personal AA last year, may I qualify for this business card? I thought personal and business are not in the same group, is that right?

Right.

William Charles , I think in the last paragraph about the restrictions you copy/pasted it from the personal card recent post. And it states the opposite from what it should – you do not get the bonus if you had card (other than personal). Am I wrong? Sorry if I am.

There’s a 70k offer currently for the biz version, which is better than this one imo: https://secure.fly.aa.com/citi/ccpage-cbaa

But it’s $1500 more in spend when you can be matched to 70k through SM. How is that better?

I just canceled the personal card a week ago….but it was opened over 2 years ago…does this mean I wont be able to qualify for this bonus since the language indicates opened OR closed?

This is a Business card and you can apply for one business card every 24 months similar to Personal card. They are considered two different products.
So, you are good to go.

DP: Matched to public 70k from the 50k + 200 offer without extra spend requirement on the biz plat on 3rd try.. Tried to match to 75k offer twice before but got denied. Was asked to mail in the copy of the offer for consideration.

how did u get matched? by phone or SM? they gave me a tough time on the phone

Was it 70000 miles alongwith the $200 statement credit or was $200 statement credit removed? Will be very helpful if you can share verbiage you sent them.

Thanks

Applied and was instantly approved and given the temporary card details to shop at AA immediately.

This card should be able to PC to the Costco business card correct?

I applied for the 70K offer with $4K spending and got approved literally one day before the $200 credit statement offer. I sent a secured message and they said statement nor credif can be added manually and they can’t add more than 5K. I am curious to know if anyone applied for the new offer that included the statement with only $2.5K , got the match to 75K??!

i applied for this 50K + $200 offer and got matched to the 70K offer. weird that they “added” the 20K to my account since i haven’t done any spending yet.

“We added 20,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles to your account. This adjustment will be included in the total monthly mileage on your statement within 2 billing periods.”

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