Big Citi AAdvantage Card Welcome Bonuses Ending Soon

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Update: These offers for the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® and the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.

For about two months now we’ve seen increased welcome bonuses on two of Citi’s co-branded American Airlines credit cards. These bonuses offer 60,000-70,000 miles upon completing minimum spend, with the annual fees waived for the first 12 months. The details are as follows:

I’ve written about the deals extensively, and took advantage of the increased offer on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® myself, and the 70,000 bonus miles have already posted. While both cards are excellent, the business card is tempting on many levels.

Anyway, if you haven’t yet applied for either of these cards, we’ve received word that changes are coming to these offers very shortly, so I’d recommend applying in the next day or so if you’re interested. We don’t know what the bonuses will be like once the changes happen, but I think it’s fair to say that they’ll decrease.

As far as eligibility for these cards goes, you can generally apply for one Citi card every eight days, and two Citi cards every 65 days. So if you haven’t applied for either card yet, you can most likely just get approved for one card or the other.

60,000-70,000 American miles will go a long way, so see this post for details on how you can redeem those miles.

These are excellent bonuses, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!

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  1. How can you find out when you canceled your business cards? They don’t appear on your personal credit report…and CreditKarma doesn’t show the end date for those accounts either. I had a CitiBusiness card that I canceled maybe 18-24 months ago, but I’m not quite sure. I want to apply for it again but know the Citi reset takes 24 months!

    Any help?

  2. @ Bill — There’s no easy way to see online, though if you call up Citi they should be able to tell you when you last had the card.

  3. @ Sakura Smith — Here are the terms associated with both versions of the card:


    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.


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

  4. how strict are citi with regard to opening biz card? will they require a separate EIN and tax return in order to validate your biz?

    unfortunately chase does that now where the first 2 chase biz cards i opened didn’t have that issue..

  5. #1 I am awash in AA miles and can’t figure out how to use them. There’s no AASaver availability without adding extra stops and 5+ hours to each direction and my time is worth more than that. At this point will probably settle for 1.0cpp and use them up on standard awards.

    @AC: I opened biz with zero issues. I made zero claims of revenue and used my SSN.

  6. …and literally minutes after I made my comment above, two AASaver spots opened up on a flight I wanted… and by the time I confirmed my schedule, my login expired and so did the Saver seats… doh.

  7. @lucky I closed my last AA Citi card on 7/27/16. If I sign up for the card now but hold off on meeting the spend requirement until after that date will I still be eligible for the bonus? Thanks!

  8. @ Matt W — That’s a great question. I’m not sure exactly how it works when we’re talking about whether the 24 months is from the time you opened the card or the time you get the bonus, so hopefully someone else can chime in there with their experience. Sorry I don’t have more info there.

  9. @Bill–I had same question. I called CitiBusiness Cards at 1-800-732-6000, gave the CSR my SS# and he confirmed that it had been more than 2 years since I cancelled.

    @Lucky–Thanks. Used your link to apply, of course. Wouldn’t have thought of this card without your post. In other news, going to Africa in 2 weeks with the family (outbound on Qatar J, returning Etihad J), all thanks to your blog. (I know Etihad is more AA miles than Qatar, but I couldn’t find anything on Qatar for the return, despite months of regular searching).

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