I assume this promotion is targeted, but it’s still worth calling out, since I imagine many people may be eligible but not otherwise see this offer (if you’re eligible, you’ll find it in the promotions tab in your AAdvantage account)…
Earn bonus Loyalty Points with Citi AAdvantage Card spending
Nowadays Loyalty Points are the metric by which you earn elite status in the American AAdvantage program. Since you can earn Loyalty Points for credit card spending, it’s possible to earn elite status exclusively through credit card spending, if you’d like to.
A new promotion seems to have been pushed to some AAdvantage accounts of those who have a Citi AAdvantage credit card, like the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® (review), Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® (review), American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp® (review), or CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® (review).
Specifically, there’s a promotion to earn 5,000 bonus Loyalty Points for using your Citi AAdvantage card:
- Earn 500 bonus Loyalty Points when you use your card to make at least one eligible purchase in one credit card billing statement
- Earn 1,000 bonus Loyalty Points when you use your card to make at least one eligible purchase in a second credit card billing statement
- Earn 1,500 bonus Loyalty Points when you use your card to make at least one eligible purchase in a third credit card billing statement
- If you do that for all three billing statements, you’ll earn 2,000 additional Loyalty Points
As you can tell, this is an easy(ish) way to earn 5,000 bonus Loyalty Points for making three purchases of any amount. You just need to register by June 15, 2023, and the purchases need to post to your billing statement by August 31, 2023. The key is that the three purchases are across three different billing periods.
I assume this is a targeted promotion
I see this offer on my account, and I have some friends who also see the offer on their accounts, though I’m not sure just how widespread this promotion is. I suspect it’s probably targeted at people who have Citi AAdvantage credit cards, but don’t frequently use the cards for spending.
I plan to take advantage of this offer, and I’ll have to mark my calendar to make sure I don’t screw this up. I don’t ordinarily use an American Airlines credit card for my everyday spending, so I have to remember to take the card out once per billing cycle for a purchase. Three small purchases netting 5,000 Loyalty Points is a pretty good offer, in my mind.
There’s a new targeted offer whereby you can earn 5,000 bonus Loyalty Points when you use your Citi AAdvantage card to make at least one purchase per billing cycle for three consecutive billing cycles. This has the potential to be a good deal for helping you earn elite status, so it’s definitely worth being aware of.
Were you targeted for this promotion, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?