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Earlier this summer it seemed like every rewards credit card out there had a temporarily increased sign-up bonus, but one by one most of them have come to an end…at least for now. At some point today another temporarily increased bonus from a co-branded airline card is scheduled to drop back down to earth, this time it will reportedly be the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select personal and small business cards ending their increased bonuses. I know that AAdvantage miles aren’t a favorite for many for good reason these days since their saver award availability isn’t what it used to be, but I do think it makes sense to have at least some of every major type of mile and point if you can, and getting a card when the bonus is increased is better than when it isn’t.
Through some point today (July 13, 2017) the increased bonuses for these cards are:
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard: 60,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 in spending in the first 3 months. $95 annual fee waived the first 12 months.
American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage®card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.
CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard: 60,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 in spending in the first 3 months. $95 annual fee waived the first 12 months.
This card is not available if the business already has a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select®World Mastercard® card. Bonus miles are not available if you have had any CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage®card opened or closed in the past 24 months.
Both of these cards have the 24 month language for Citi American Airlines cards, meaning you can’t have opened or closed a card in that “rewards family” from Citi in the last two years. However, both business and personal Citi AAdvantage cards have their own 24 month clocks, so getting a personal card doesn’t impact your 24 month clock with a business card and vice versa.
Even though American isn’t my primary program, I like having a Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select so I get 10% of my redeemed AAdvantage miles back each calendar year (up to 10,000 miles), access to the reduced mileage awards, a free checked bag, and priority boarding.
If you want in on one of these offers I would act ASAP as the bonuses don’t always last through the entire day in which they are ending. Did anyone in your family pull the trigger on these increased AAdvantage offers this time around?
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