Even Better Credit Card Quickdeal: Citi Executive AAdvantage 100k!!


On a previous post, I clued you all in to a pretty amazing 75k American miles deal – well, thanks to ThePointsGuy, again, we have an even better deal, and one that I just had to jump on. It is for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard, with a 100,000 AA mile sign up bonus! The link is here. To get the 100k bonus, you have to spend $10k in 3 months, which seems VERY steep; however I’ve got a CVS near me that sells vanilla reloads and takes credit cards for them; and as both my wife and myself have Amex Bluebird prepaid cards which accept Vanilla reloads, I could meet this in 5 days. For other ways to manufacture spend, ie meeting the minimum spend on a credit card without actually breaking the bank, check out Frequent Miler’s post or Daraius from MMS has 40 ways to meet a minimum spend. Both posts are frequent flyer’s required reading.

The biggest benefit other than the 100k AA miles is membership into AA’s lounge, the Admiral’s Club. They have almost 40 locations worldwide, and in addition, they permit you access to US Airways’s 19 US lounge locations as well. This is clutch, because as of March 31st, Amex Platinum cardholders will no longer have access to these two lounges.

Another cool benefit are statement credits, up to $200. What is eligible for statement credits is beyond me, or anyone on Flyertalk for that matter. Citi writes, cryptically, “earn up to $200 in statement credits on purchases within 12 months of account opening”. It never says what type of purchases, whether it be airline purchases or not. Oh well, $200 in statement credits sounds good!


The annual fee is a very steep $450…but remember, if you’re in the military (and if you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance that that’s the case), you get your annual fees waived on Citi cards.


I applied for this card immediately, even though I already have the Citi Platinum AAdvantage and the Citibusiness AAdvantage, and had gotten 50k AA miles for each of those, and even though I just applied for cards from 3 different banks about a week ago (in an upcoming post!), because, according to Flyertalk, Citi considers the Executive card to be in a totally separate category, and because I wanted the miles and the lounge access. On the application page it has a space for an agent referral code and airport location, BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO ENTER THESE! My application went through, and they gave me a phone number and ref #, for additional info. I called, talked to a very nice lady, and in less than 10 minutes she’d approved me with a very high credit limit, higher than the other two cards combined!


If you’re in the market for this, jump on it soon, because no one knows how long it will be around!

Posted by glenn | 5 Comments

5 responses to “Even Better Credit Card Quickdeal: Citi Executive AAdvantage 100k!!”

  1. gomike says:

    welcome to the party

  2. Andy says:

    @gomike – have you applied for SCRA benefits through Citi for any other cards yet?

  3. faisal says:

    funny thing about this card, i applied for the carlson credit card which it comes from the same us bank. i received and email saying my application is pending…to me i assume that is denied, so I applied for this card for the future advantage if i decide to ever take a trip and use AA miles. Same email, but it said call them, i was bored so i decided to call them and i think all the person said was i need to put you on hold, after 2 minutes she said you were approved for some rediculous amount….. 5 minutes later i received an email saying i was also approved for my carlson credit card…. so i can spend 10000 easily in a month for my AA points and i think 2500 for my carlson for 85000 points…. now im to the point where this is begining to get addicting….lol i think i have been approved for about 10 credit cards withing the past 3 weeks i have my eye on about 3 or 4 more and i will be content…(maybe)…lol

    • Andy says:

      @Faisal – it is addictive! I have over 20 cards now. Just make sure you keep really good track of all your annual fees, billing dates, cancellation dates, etc. I use a spreadsheet, but some people do it in their head. Good luck!

      • faisal says:

        Im in afghanistan right now but as soon as i make it home i will make a spreadsheet and also have it in my calendar on my phone just for an additional reminder.

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