For nearly three months now, Citi has been offering a 100,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard. The card does have a $450 annual fee, but between the 100,000 mile sign-up bonus, $200 statement credit (which you get with your first statement), and Admirals Club access, I’d say it’s a no brainer to apply for this card.
Back in late March I reported that I applied for a second Citi Executive AAdvantage Card, based on reports from people saying they were not only approved for the same card again, but also received the sign-up bonus associated with it.
Well, I’m happy to report that it worked. I completed the minimum spend quickly, and in the past couple of days received the sign-up bonus on both my first and second Citi Executive AAdvantage Cards (I took my sweet time meeting the minimum spend on the first one).
As I mentioned in the last post, if you’re thinking of picking up a second card, with Citi applications you’ll want to wait at least eight days from your first application before applying for another Citi card, and 65 days from the first day before applying for a third Citi card. So that means if you want to pick up a second card, wait at least eight days between Citi applications.
I had no trouble getting approved for the second card. I had to call in, but the representative didn’t have any questions about why I wanted multiple cards and approved me on the spot. Of course I can’t guarantee the same will be true for everyone, so be sure to check this FlyerTalk thread for the most up to date information.
Now to figure out how to burn my American AAdvantage balance before they decide to devalue the program again. And also to decide if I want to pick up a third card…
Have you picked up your second Citi Executive AAdvantage Card yet? Third? Fourth?