Posted by William Charles on April 26, 2017
Credit Card Offers

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by William Charles


[Expired] Citi American Airlines 60,000 Miles Personal Offer (Possible Match To 75,000 Miles)

Personal offer is no longer valid and has expired.

This offer is particularly appealing at the moment due to the fact that lots of people are being successfully matched to 75,000 points.

The Offer

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  • Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard is offering 60,000 miles after $3,000 in spend within the first three months.

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Card Details

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

Our Verdict

It has been possible to get this offer for some time by calling in and asking to be matched, but it’s always nice to not have to do that. Most people will not be eligible due to 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 rule in more depth here. Before applying read these things you should know about Citibank. This is the best offer on this card. How good this offer is really depends on how much you value American Airline miles, most people value them significantly less than they used to due to non existent saver award space so keep that in mind. If you are eligible, I’d personally apply just to get that 24 month ticking (and that way if bonuses without this language come along, you can take advantage of them even if they aren’t the “best” offer).

There is also a 60,000 mile bonus on the business card. You can get that bonus even if you’ve had a personal card before (and vice versa).

Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide

43 Responses to [Expired] Citi American Airlines 60,000 Miles Personal Offer (Possible Match To 75,000 Miles)

  1. Ravi says:

    If I close this credit card after 1 year and if I understand correctly, I will not loose the AA points since its independent of the credit card right?

  2. Bob Newbie says:

    Auto-declined, called recon, after looking into it he said it’s a systematic decline that he can’t override, no further details at this time.
    774 credit score, utilization is like 1% since i’m using mostly business cards right now, no inquiries since 2016, no new personal cards since Oct 2016. Got the Citi Double Cash over a year ago.


    • Bob says:

      HUCA that shit all night (hang up, call again)

      (Hello fellow Bob!)

      • Bob Newbie says:

        I think I will call again on Friday, he said the denial reasons don’t show up for 24 hours.
        Hello! Bob is actually my secret online alias. (Bob Newbie is a character in 1st Sims game)

  3. Van says:

    I called a couple days for a match and they gave me 10k before this offer went public, that’s great though now I can apply for the Biz. My airport is a AA hub however award flights are expensive throughout the year. Was there a recent devaluation I wasn’t aware about?

  4. Dave says:

    I’ve been using the Reddit leaked links for 50k with no 24 month language. Would I be able to get 60k on this one, realizing that I would put myself on a 24 month clock to not be able to apply again unless a new no 24 link comes up?

  5. Ravi says:

    Are there any other credit card that I can apply to merge the inquiry?

  6. Kris says:

    I got a mailer a few weeks ago, same offer, 60k AA miles after $3k spend (there is an invitation code). I read the terms over and over and did not find any restrictive language on eligibility if I have or had the card before. I opened the same card in Jan 2015 and converted it to Dividend in Mar 2016.

    I tend to apply for this card again. If I was denied on the bonus miles, can I argue that the mailer doesn’t mention any restriction and I should be eligible to get the miles again?

  7. Master Allan says:

    Thanks Doc!
    This month my wife received a targeted mail offer for 50k/$5000, then 50k/$3000. Almost applied but then read this posting for 60k/$3000. She never had a Citi AA so language was not an issue. I have some regular spent coming up in May so I see an easy 60k in my future. Now redeeming for 2 x first class tickets will be a trick. Instant approval w/ higher 700s and before applying 4/24.

  8. Sam says:

    Any info on offer expiry date?

  9. JL says:

    i had applied earlier in the year through a link w/o 24 months language. if i call to get matched to this offer, would that impact it and cause the 24 months condition be applied?

  10. Richard says:

    Regarding getting matched to 60,000 miles, I asked over chat as I recently completed the spend requirement for a 50,000 mile offer and was told the matching request has to occur within 60 days of account opening. Perhaps calling would have different results vs chat?

  11. MontyFC says:

    Got approved for the card. 22K limit, last citi card was back in 2014 (Citi Double).

    6 queries in past 6 months on both EQ and EX, while 0 on TU.

    800+ CS

    Need the card not for AA but for their partners 🙂

    PS: After submitting the application, it pushed me to automated verification and sent an OTP to my phone for verification.

  12. MrBig says:

    I thought I closed my last Citi AA card over 2 years ago. So I applied and got instant approval. Haven’t received the card yet, but I looked up my record and found that my last Citi AA account was closed in Nov 2015. Looks like I won’t be getting the bonus. Huge mistake.

    Any suggestions what I can do here?
    1. Is there any chance Citi would make an exception to the 24-month rule if I call them?

    2. If I won’t be getting the bonus, can I choose not to activate the card, or request Citi to close it right away? If I do so, would the card still show up in my credit reports?

    Appreciate any insights.

  13. Yu says:

    I have Barclay AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red World Elite MasterCard now. If I apply for this card, am I still qualified for the 60K bonus?


  14. MontyFC says:

    Send a SM to successfully match the 60k offer to the targeted 65k offer for same spend.

    • Chris says:

      The same spend meaning $3,000 or $4,000? I thought the 65K offer requires $4,000 whereas the 60K one requires only $3,000.

  15. dan says:

    Any idea when does this offer expire?

  16. coffeequeer says:

    I applied for the public 60k miles, 3k spend offer on 29 May 17. I received a targeted mail offer for 65k miles for 4k spend in 4 months with an additional 2k spend within 12 months of opening the card today (10 Jun 17). I am attempting to get matched to the 65k offer, but the chat representative could not help and directed me to call their customer service phone line.

  17. Rab says:

    Hi guys, i recently applied for the 60k pulic offer which has the 24 month language and got approved (yet to receive the card). I also have a 65k targeted offer. Can i complete the spend on 60k, get my points, close the card and then apply for the 65k? Can I double dip to get the points twice?
    Please help. Thank you.

    • Does the targeted offer have the language that says you’re not eligible if you’ve opened/closed an AA card in the last 24 months? If so then you won’t be eligible but you should be able to upgrade to the 65k offer by calling in. Hope that helps.

  18. Matthew says:

    Saw this offer for 50k plus $100 statement credit for AA purchase within the first 12 months:

    For a limited-time: Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
    Plus new cardmembers can earn up to $100 in statement credits on eligible American Airlines purchases in the first 12 months of account opening.**

    **Up to $100 in statement credits on eligible American Airlines purchases
    New cardmembers approved through this offer will receive statement credits on eligible American Airlines purchases made to their new Citi® / AAdvantage® card (in one transaction or several), up to a maximum total of $100 in the first 12 months of account opening. Eligible American Airlines purchases are items billed by American Airlines as merchant of record booked through American Airlines channels (, American Airlines reservations, and American Airlines airport and city ticket counters). Products or services that do not qualify are car rentals, hotel reservations, American Airlines Vacations packages, purchase of elite status boost or renewal and AA CargoSM products and services. If instantly authorized, cardmembers will receive temporary account information and a temporary minimum credit limit. This temporary account information can be used during payment for the current eligible American Airlines purchases at time of checkout to receive the statement credit. If not instantly authorized, the new card account can be used on future eligible American Airlines purchases to earn the statement credit so long as those purchases occur within 12 months of account opening. Statement credit(s) will appear on the monthly credit card billing statement from Citi within 1-2 billing cycles from when the purchase is made.

  19. Barry says:

    Can you receive the sign up bonus twice on the Barclay Red Aviator card?

  20. jeff says:

    My wife and I are retired. We have amassed tons of AA miles via credit card offers. While it is true that it is difficult to find business class saver awards, they can be found most of the time if one is very flexible. Right now my wife just flew business class and first class, saver, to Narita from Tampa. But, I could not find her a return flight at saver level, so had to do standard level. Oh well, still a great deal as those ticketw would have cost $9500. In the fall we have a return flight from Budapest to Miami (need to rent a car and drive home from there) at the saver level via Air Berlin and AA….that was tough to find and avoid British Air……even Iberia was not available or Air Berlin, trans Atlantic. Going, I had to use United Miles for Austrian Air. Yes, it is tougher, but still possible most of the time.

  21. Marcos says:

    I applied for this card on September 7, was rejected because of insufficient credit history .I had an EXP score of 743 according to their letter, 19 months of credit history, an average credit age of 1 year, not a single late payment in my life and 3-5% of credit usage. Called the recon line with no luck and sent a recon request letter on September 14. Yesterday I received a preapproved letter for this very same card, do you think this is coincidence or would have something to do with the recon request letter? Should I apply with the preapproved code? Before this I only received offers for the lower tier AAdvantage Gold card.

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