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Citi has long had “ghost” links to their credit cards, whereby applications would yield higher sign-up bonuses than the otherwise best publicly available offer. That’s mainly because they were intended to be targeted sign-up bonuses, but the links worked for everyone.
For example, there’s this link to the Citi AAdvantage Visa Card, which offers 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 within three months, and the annual fee is waived. As you’ll see, though, the bonus isn’t actually stated anywhere, but rather people still consistently earn that bonus when applying through that link. But some people don’t feel comfortable doing that, which I can certainly understand.
As an alternative, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is offering 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 within three months. The annual fee is $95, though that’s waived the first year.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen 50,000 mile bonuses on the Citi AA Mastercards, so this is as good as it gets!
If you’d like to learn more about the rules for applying for Citi AAdvantage Cards, this FlyerTalk thread remains the single best resource, especially the wiki at the top.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)