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:
- The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles after making $3,000 of purchases within the first three months; $99 annual fee, waived for the first 12 months
- The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® is offering a welcome bonus of 70,000 AAdvantage miles after making $4,000 of purchases within the first four months; $99 annual fee, waived for the first 12 months
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!