Posted by William Charles on August 14, 2016
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Published on August 14th, 2016 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] Citi / AAdvantage Gold Card: 40,000/50,000 Mile Bonus

The Offer

Update: @WallersWallet says his Wife got a 50k offer, maybe you can get matched to that as well?

Card Details

Our Verdict

Pretty good bonus if you can manage to get matched to the higher 40,000 point bonus. This will be of interest to people who want to get an American Airlines bonus before the new Citi rules are in place. Just keep in mind you still won’t be eligible if you’ve opened or closed this specific card in the last 24 months.



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Dima
Dima

Was thinking about this card this wknd. Considering I’ve got a couple of Platinums that’ll most likely be closed it’s probably either now or not for a while….

Mike Brooks
Mike Brooks

Looks like the language at bottom says cannot have had any aa card except the business card in last 24 months. That puts me out

Dima
Dima

Just checked the app: American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles not available if you have had a Citi® / AAdvantage® Gold MasterCard® opened or closed in the past 24 months.

Craig
Craig

What is the 50k offer?

Ian
Ian

What are the benefits to this card? No Admiral Club access. It has 3%FTF. AF is $50 (not $95 like other AA cards).

sheila
sheila

Hi William:
I received a mailer for the Platinum Select AA card for 50,000 miles sign up bonus. I closed the Platinum Select AA card account in April.
The term says it is only valid for new accounts. Then below that it says “if you are existing Citi/Aadvantage cardmember, you are not eligible for this offer on your existing account,”
So do I get the bonus if I apply?

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

I got a mailer with “Citi® / AAdvantage® Gold World EliteTM Mastercard®
Earn 55,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $4,000 in purchases within the first 4 months of opening your account, plus earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending a total of $6,000 in purchases within the first 12 months of opening your account”
However, I don’t understand what this means “if you are existing Citi/Aadvantage cardmember, you are not eligible for this offer on your existing account”
I got the Citi AAdvantage Platinum select card 3 months ago
William Charles Do you think I should be okay since they are different cards?

Zero
Zero

Same issue here, still wondering whether I should apply for the gold card or not. Since it’s already 4 months past, do you have any new info. to share? Thanks a lot!

Eric
Eric

I may have to try the 50K mile offer via SM. Anyone have any success matching to the 50K mile offer?

tony manzi
tony manzi

Very interesting discussion. Just wondering why Citi would put the new language on the Gold app page, but then not enforce it until 8/28. Has there been more recent confirmation that this is still true?

Ken
Ken

Nobody knows. Citi is a strange beast.

Jack
Jack

Thanks! Matched to 50k via SM

Ted
Ted

Congrats!

What did you say to them? And also, did the spend requirement change or kept at $750? Did you already meet the spend and they credited the extra miles right away?

Thanks!

Jonathan
Jonathan

I tried to get matched. They’re insisting I either mail in or email them the offer that I found. See conversation below

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate each and every opportunity to
serve you.

Our records do not indicate you were solicited for the offer you
mentioned. Please send a copy of the front and back of the offer you
received. Once we receive this information, we will review your account
and contact you.

Please send the requested information including your name and full
account number to:

SO I explained I saw the offer online. Then they replied with this

Dear Jonathan:

Our records do not indicate you were solicited for the offer you
mentioned. Unfortunately, a copy of the offer needs to be sent to us
to review your account for the higher offer.

Suggestions anyone?

John
John

I opened both a Gold card with 25k/$700 bonus and a Platinum card with 50k/$3000 bonus. I asked for the match for each over secure message. Citi gave me 10k courtesy points on the Gold, but said they do cannot match offers. For the Platinum, they noticed I was receiving the courtesy points for the Gold already, and they declined to give me any additional bonuses.

Ted
Ted

Are you guys requesting match before or after meeting spend?

Diamond Vargas
Diamond Vargas

I applied and was approved for Gold card with 25k / $750 spend offer just before 8/28. Yesterday I messaged them to explain that I received a 40k offer in the mail and would like to be matched. They confirmed the additional 15k miles would be deposited within 2 billing cycles. Still haven’t spent anything on the card.

Diamond Vargas
Diamond Vargas

15k miles received today

Brandon
Brandon

Does anyone have a copy of the targeted offer they wouldn’t mind sharing? I tried getting matched to the 50k, but they’re asking for a copy of it… Did the people who got successfully matched actually get targeted for this?

Kriss
Kriss

Don’t know if you’ve found the offer, but below is the one emailed to me from AA. Good luck.

Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening* with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®.

You can use your AAdvantage® miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide on American and oneworld® carriers.

Plus, access an incredible array of benefits:
No foreign transaction fees on purchases.††
Receive your first checked bag free on domestic itineraries.†
Enjoy Group 1 Boarding on domestic flights.*
Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 you spend on eligible American Airlines purchases.*
Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back – up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year.*
Fly for up to 7,500 fewer AAdvantage® miles round trip to select destinations with Reduced Mileage Awards.*
Best of all, the annual fee of $95 is waived for the first 12 months.††

Offer expires 11/30/2016.

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