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Last week there were rumors that the Citi AAdvantage Executive offer that awards 100,000 miles after spending $10,000 was going to end, and in fact the website with the details about the offer did go away as rumored. I didn’t have time to apply the night the rumors started swirling that it might end, but the next morning I dug around to see if it might still be available. If you haven’t ever heard of a “zombie link” it is when a credit card offer seemingly ends, but either on purpose, or just due IT quirks that accidentally leave the offer up, there is actually still an active application out there.
According to this trusty Flyertalk thread the offer was a bit zombie-fied, but not totally dead, so I took a chance and applied via a link in that thread. I didn’t get instant approval, but instead got a screen pop up with an application number and a phone number to call. I had to do the same when I got my first one of these cards (I love them so much I wanted a matching pair), and they basically just verified some personal identity and income type things. A couple minutes later I was approved the first time around. This time I got busy with my kid right after applying, and never got back around to calling in. I don’t recommend that anyone apply for cards while in the middle of taking care of kids, but such is life.
Now 48 hours later I have been approved for the 100,000 mile offer without having to lift a finger. The paperwork they sent via UPS Express confirms the 100,000 mile offer for my account. Now I just get the privilege of getting the spending requirement met, which does take some strategy for us. However, when all is said and done I will have at least 110,000 AA miles from the sign-up bonus and the miles earned via hitting the spending requirement on this one card. If you are feeling fancy that is enough for a business class round trip ticket to Europe. Or, if you are feeling the itch for a memorable family vacation that doesn’t involve driving hours in a car, you can redeem for four 25,000 mile round trip saver flights in the lower 48, Alaska, or Canada. Heck, it’s also enough miles to get three people to Hawaii and back during the off-peak periods of January 12 – March 13 and August 22 – December 15. That’s mighty family friendly in my book.
If you are looking to still get in on this offer, hopefully luck will be on your side as well. You never know how long zombies will walk around handing out 100k miles, but I sure am glad we caught one in time.
In case it wasn’t clear based on the talk of zombie links, this offer is in no way an affiliate offer – just a really good deal in my book.