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50k AA miles or 50k ThankYou points?
I want to sign up for the 50k CitiGold Checking offer. There are two offers floating around, one for 50k AA miles and the other for 50k ThankYou points. Which is better?
For context, I have AA EXP status (over 350k RDM), an AA Citi Platinum Select VISA, and a Citi Prestige MasterCard (recently acquired, working on 50k points offer for that). I am also an existing Citi banking customer with (I believe) enough funds to waive the $30 monthly fee. Which offer would benefit me more?
Thanks for your help.
Really depends on what your needs are. Different points, different uses. AA miles can be used for travel on AA and partners. TY points from your Prestige can be used for 1.6cpp on paid AA tickets and 1.33cpp for other airlines plus transferred to airline partners. There seems to be uncertainty about being able to transfer TY sign up bonuses to airlines but you should be able to use them for paid airfare through the prestige. For more information check out
If you know what to do with those AA miles and can deal with the award redemption then AA are quite valuable. If you are looking for “general” travel TYP give you the flexibility.