Update: This offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® has expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
Well, it looks we now know the exact end date of a Citi increased welcome bonus.
Citi AAdvantage Executive Card 75K bonus “last call”
Since mid-July, Citi has been offering a nice welcome bonus on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®. The card is currently offering 75,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $7,500 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
TPG notes that this offer is expected to expire this Thursday, October 18, so you have just a few days left to take advantage of this deal.
The card has a significant minimum spend, but also offers a big welcome bonus and perks that make it worth keeping.
The card has a $450 annual fee, which isn’t waived the first year. Fortunately the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card comes with some great perks which help offset the fee:
- An Admirals Club membership, giving you access to Admirals Clubs regardless of which airline you’re flying
- The single best benefit is that you can add up to 10 authorized users on the card, and each of them receives Admirals Club access for them and up to two guests as well
- 10,000 AAdvantage elite qualifying miles if you spend $40,000 on the card in a calendar year
- 25% savings on in-flight purchases of food, beverages, and headsets on flights operated by American Airlines when purchased with the card
- Priority check-in, screening, and early boarding on American operated flights
- A statement credit of up to $100 every five years that can be applied towards a TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry application
American Airlines Admirals Club Sao Paulo
I can’t stress enough how good of a deal not only the Admirals Club membership is, but the ability to add 10 authorized users and have them get access as well. I have the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card, and have 10 authorized users so that my family and some of my friends have Admirals Club access when they fly.
Just as a point of comparison, here’s how much American usually charges for an Admirals Club membership, and if you outright buy a membership you can’t add authorized users at no cost:
Another Citi card offer is ending as well
The increased bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card isn’t the only one that is expected to expire soon.
The CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® has an offer that’s expected to change soon as well (though we don’t know an exact end date). The card is offering a welcome bonus of 70,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $4,000 within the first four months. The card has a $99 annual fee that’s waived the first year, so that’s an incredible welcome bonus.
How many Citi cards can you apply for?
As a general rule of thumb, Citi won’t approve you for more than two cards every 65 days. However, you can be approved for two Citi cards in one day, assuming one card is a personal card and one is a business card.
That means you could potentially apply for the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® the same day, and you’d earn a total of 145,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, which is huge.
We’re seeing some excellent offers on Citi AAdvantage cards at the moment, so this is a great time to pick up either the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card and/or CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®.