Citi Executive AAdvantage Card 100K Bonus Back

Update: This offer for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® is expired. Learn more about the current offer here.

Link: Citi Executive AAdvantage Card Application

Yesterday morning I wrote about how it looked like the Citi Executive AAdvantage Card 100,000 mile sign-up bonus was finally dead, after being available for nearly six months.

For the past several weeks there hasn’t been an “official” 100,000 mile sign-up bonus link, but rather just an application page without a landing page that people were reporting earned the 100,000 mile sign-up bonus.

While that link died late last week, it seems to be live once again.


While I can’t personally vouch that it will work, I see no reason things would have changed, and people in this FlyerTalk thread are reporting being approved and having the 100,000 mile bonus confirmed by phone representatives.

See my original post about this offer for more details on why this is a great sign-up bonus (in case the fact that it’s a six figure sign-up bonus isn’t enough). 😉

Anyway, if you’ve been holding off applying, this might be a good time to stop procrastinating…

(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)


  1. @ Lucky – I just tried to use the link in your original posting and this is what I got 🙁

    “Page Not Found 404
    We’re sorry, but the page could not be found. The link may be outdated, you may have entered the address (URL) incorrectly, or the offer may have expired.
    If you are not automatically redirected in 5 seconds, please visit”

    Do you have another link?

  2. Can confirm it is working. Just applied and called in and confirmed: 100k after 10k in 3 months with 200 credit.

  3. I signed up through the once expired (now not) link a couple of weeks ago. Got the 100K miles offer and the $200.00 sign-up bonus. Just got the bill and the yearly membership fee was only $250.00.

    Thanks for the reminder a couple of weeks ago!

  4. Arghhh. I really want to get this a second time and when I saw the offer was dead a few days ago I moved on. Now I am having second thoughts. My question is do I need to close the first one before applying for it again? I don’t want to be without lounge access in the chance I am not approved for the second one.

  5. Thanks for the heads up lucky!
    If I’m re-applying for the card, when prompted to enter my AA advantage no, should I make a new one or use my old one?

  6. Hey Ben, is there a practical limit to the amount that they allow you to run up on aa gift cards…? Like 5k normal spend and 5k in gift cards, is that a safe bet to count on? And remind me again – do gift cards count as ‘travel’ for spending category purposes?

  7. That’s a great heads-up, Ben! You’re always ahead of the game. For someone who already has one or even two Citi Executive AAdvantage Card(s), how long should he/she wait to apply for a second or a third card?

  8. Lucky,
    I just called the citi 800 number to fill out application over the phone rather than the web and was told that the 100K offer is no longer valid. Are you saying that if I do it on the link you provided, I will get the offer anyway?

  9. Thanks for the heads-up! I was debating whether to sign up for the card or not, and then saw your post that the offer has closed. So as soon as I read this today that it was open again I applied, and after a couple of brief phone calls (I already have 2 Citi cards, so they had to rearrange my credit limits) I was approved.

  10. @ Pete B — For American Airlines gift cards? You should be able to buy as many of those as you’d like, can’t imagine they’d have an issue with that. And yes, should count as an American Airlines purchase.

  11. @ worldtraveler2018 — As a general rule of thumb, 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.

  12. @ Yang — There’s no landing page, so there’s no way to confirm the 100K bonus upfront. People applying through it have confirmed it offers a 100K bonus, though.

  13. Lucky-Can you do an updated post on which credit cards today are churnable? I know you did this back in 2012 but a refresher might be helpful. Thanks!

  14. Just tried applying. Wasn’t instantly approved. Called to check status and was told there were production IT issues, and production support was looking into them. I was told there were over 500 applications in this same status. They are unable to confirm the offer and I am even unable to check my application status online.

  15. Maybe if Citi keeps this offer going longer, Amex will finally respond with something more enticing.

  16. @ San Ramon Dad — Let me see what I can do. The problem is that it’s very much a case of “your mileage may vary,” as some people have luck with some cards, while others have no luck with the same card.

  17. So to circle back on this, apparently my income was listed as $1 but once that was addressed I was approved for the card a few days later with the 100k bonus!

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