Best Offer On Citi Executive AAdvantage Card?

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Update: These offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®, and Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® are expired. Learn more about the current offers here.

For months now the best credit card deal around has been the Citi Executive AAdvantage card, which offered 100,000 miles after completing the $10,000 minimum spend, along with a $200 statement credit. In fact, it was such a good deal that I picked up two of these cards just for the bonus.

While that’s a high minimum spend, it’s one hell of a credit card sign-up bonus. That’s especially true since I consider American AAdvantage miles to be among the most valuable mileage currencies (my personal valuation is ~1.8 cents per mile).

This was never actually an official link, but rather one that was available if you were referred by an Admirals Club agent. I’m honestly shocked the offer lasted this long, but the application page no longer loads, so it seems like this particular Citi AAdvantage 100,000 mile deal is dead.

However, there are reports of a landing page that offers the 100,000 mile bonus. Like with many “ghost” Citi links there is no information about the offer on the landing page, but reports are that you can still get the 100,0000 mile signup bonus after spending $10,000 within the first three months, along with a $200 statement credit after spending $200 on the card. The card still gives you Admirals Club access, and has a $450 annual fee.

Again, this information isn’t posted on the application page, and I have no personal experience with this link. I’d recommend keeping an eye on this FlyerTalk thread about the 100K sign-up bonus to get a sense of the most recent data points.

The best offer I know of for this card currently is now for 60,000 miles after spending $5000 in the first three months.

  • This is the same product otherwise, so still offers Admirals Club membership for a $450 annual fee, which isn’t waived the first year.
  • You can also earn up to $100 in statement credits – but you have to spend at least $100 to do so.

AA Executive 60k

On balance, I don’t think this is worth it. As mentioned above, I value American AAdvantage miles at ~1.8 cents each, so factoring in the statement credit and annual fee you’re getting ~$750 worth of miles.

Given that, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is probably the best offer for American miles on the market at present. This card offers 50,000 AAdvantage miles after spending $3,000 within three months, and the $95 annual fee is waived the first year. That means you’re getting ~$900 worth of miles, with a lower spending requirement.

Kind of surprised how long the offer lasted, to be honest…

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  1. This card was never a good play. Bloggers pushed it for referrals. There are 4 other cards with 50K bonuses for 3k spend and they have the fees waived for the first year…so basically you can get 2 of those spend 4k less and have no annual fee for the first year and still get 100k

    The ONLY time this makes any sense at all is if you already have all of the other AA citi cards.

  2. @ reality check — You do realize this is a card that not a single blogger earned a referral on, right?

  3. The thing about the Exec card 100K offer was that it was churnable. None of Citi’s other personal AA card were churnable, therefore, you get one, then you need to wait 18-24 months, while you can get the Exec card basically every month.

  4. Got approved. Got pending decision online. Called in, no wait time luckily. 2 Minute Hold. Approved and confirmed 100K Bonus.

  5. This link is working as of 6/26/14. Two instant approvals. I had a internet connection issue and had to call in to make sure my app was not MIA (not in MIA) and the agent confirmed the 100k bonus. Sweet, gotta keep those balances >1.5m cuz they go quick.

  6. @ Lucky – i have several questions for you about the 100k bonus card. When I applied for the first and second time, they have denied me. On yhe third time that I applied , they approved me and confirmed 100k bonus with the statement credit after spending 10k. These three applications happened within a week last May. When I did my fourth application, and fifth they said I would have to wait for 65 days to apply again. Im confused because they only approved one card. Does the 65 day rule count on the application per se or the approval itself?

    Ive been able to meet the 10k minimum spending requirement quickly. The statement already closed on June 28th and already got a bill for it. However, i dont see the miles posted nor the $200 credit.

  7. @Lucky- Thanks! How quickly do you get the bonuses miles after meeting the spending requirement?

  8. @ TravellingDDS — Usually they post as soon as the statement where you reach minimum spend closes.

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