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$415 in free gift cards or 4 free round trip tickets for MileSAAver American Airlines flights – Citibank : Citi Select / AAdvantage American Express card ; Exp. – unknown

By , August 29, 2010

Note: You can redeem 100,000 bonus miles for $415 in gift cards via You can also redeem 100,000 bonus miles for four free MileSAAver American Airlines round trips (see details here).

For details of the 100,000 bonus miles offer, see a repost from SD below.

For smaller rewards, you could use the following links:

75,000 bonus miles offer - $311 in cards for 74,895 miles via OR 3 free MileSAAver American Airlines round trips.

50,000 bonus miles offer - $207 in cards for for 49,850 miles via OR or 2 free MileSAAver American Airlines round trips

30,000 bonus miles offer - $124 in cards for 29,862 Miles via OR 1 free MileSAAver American Airlines round trip.

Repost from SD. Thanks goes to SD member tomdc:

75,000 & 100,000 (x2!!) Mile Citibank Aadvantage Bonus Offers - NO REFERRALS ALLOWED
Now a Direct Working Link:

Good idea to print out a copy for proof and to message Citi from "my cards" to confirm bonus terms.

There is a screenshot of the 100K offer attached which can be printed out for proof.

Recently the offer was sent out to a few select high flying American customers. As things developed it turns out that anyone who uses the link gets the 75,000 or 100,000 mile bonus. The offer links are not targeted. As soon as you fill out the online application, write down the application number you're given and phone the number also in the WiKi to get instant approval and confirmation of the 75,000 or 100,000 mile bonus.

CitiBank Visa personal and business and CitiBank AmEx personal card offers for 100,000 miles are: 1st year fee waived, 50K after spending $750 in the first four months, and another 50K after spending $10,000 in the first 12 months. Links in the WiKi.

The terms of the 75,000 mile Visa offer are that the first year's annual fee is waived and you must charge $1500 on the card within six months.

CitiBank has instituted an "anti-churning" program which the CSR confirmed to me is no more than 2 AA card applications in 60 days. The T&C says the offer is good until October 31. However, most people applying again after the 60 days are getting disapproved as prior members. Citi usually seems to in practice extend the anti-churning rules to many months.

The links are in the WiKi . As you can see from the comments almost anyone with no credit problems (or multiple Citi AA cards already) is successful at getting the cards and confirming the bonus. Most people are now getting two cards for 150,000 or 200,000 miles bonuses. Remember a super-saver award anywhere in the US is only 25,000 miles. In frequent travel circles it doesn't get better than this.

AA mileage does expire in 18 months if there is no use of the account but there are numerous ways to deposit a few miles or even buy a few from American to extend the miles for additional 18 month periods. American rates about in the middle of airlines in availabilty of reward seats on flights and AA miles can also be used on numerous worldwide and domestic partners of American.

In line with new anti-churning policies Citibank says the bonus is for first-time Aadvantage credit card customers. Sometimes that matters, sometimes not. Old Mastercard AA cards don't seem to matter and two applications in one day don't seem to matter. Past that it's YMMV at best.

Most people are getting two cards both with bonuses.
The CitiBank AmEx card is a CitiBank, not American Express, issued card.
The business card is just another Citi AA card. All 3 cards have the bonus, but you can only get 2.
The Visa Signature is a little harder to get than the AmEx because it's minimum credit line is higher

Only 2 applications and promos in any 60 days..
A 3rd application after 60 days is technically possible but extremely iffy.
Most people applying for a 3rd card get a "multiple applications" rejection.
The business card division requires 90 days between applications.

The fee for the card is waived for the 1st year and you can cancel the card (s) anytime after the miles post to your AA account without any penalty.

The mods have added the "No Referrals Allowed" and I agree with them. Exchanging personal information via a blog with strangers is not good practice and why I did not include any referral information in the posting. This offer is an enormous windfall and not worth risking over a very few referral miles. Please do not request or offer referrals.

After getting your cards, set them up on CitiBank online accounts. THEN go to My Messages on your account page and send a request that Citi confirm the bonus offer on your new account. They will respond within 24 hours with written confirmation of the bonus.

Citi is pretty fast with crediting your American account once your statement date comes with the required spend done. (The two-part 100K offer may be a little more troublesome).

The 100K offer gives 25K more miles for $8500 more spend. It may be good if you know you're going to spend $10K or $20K on cards in a year anyway.

The personal and business Visa cards are best for those worried about the "spend":
Tuition can usually be paid by card. Most utilities will take credit card payments from Visa in any amount and when the credit is done your bill will revert to automatic debit if you have that. I paid $1000 on my electric bill (although I had to pay a $5 credit card fee). Dish and cable etc will usually also take AmEx. For AmEx the easiest spend is often Costco which has gift cards and often refunds AmEx purchases in cash.

SD Wiki:


For the Citibank Visa card 75,000 mile offer, use the following link: Citi AAdvantage offer

For the Citi Business Visa 75,000 mile offer use this link: d=EN&siteId=BAO&B=V&screenID=3006

For the Citi AmEx card 75,000 mile offer use this link: d=EN&siteId=CB&B=X&screenID=3033

For the Citi Visa personal 50/100K bonus use this link: d=EN&siteId=CB&B=S&screenID=3001

For the Citi Visa Business card with 50/100 bonus use this link: d=EN&siteId=BAO&B=V&screenID=3006

For the CitiAmEx personal with 50/100K bonus use this link: d=EN&siteId=CB&B=X&screenID=3033

The application does not indicate the # of miles you will receive.

***Make sure you write down your application ID# on STEP 3 before you close your browser or leave the confirmation page as you will not***
To find your ID do a viewsource on the html, the ApplicationID looks like this
IFRAME src="" frameborder="0" height="1" width="1"

You are looking for ApplicationID=, so hit the Edit > Find (shortcut: Ctrl+F) and search for this: ApplicationID=
For today it will say ApplicationID=20100809???????, which is essentially today's date (2010, August, 9th) and your unique 7-digit code (???????).

After submitting your application, call 1-866-606-2787 . to complete your approval and verify your award amount. Have your application ID handy when you do this.
The live CSR who approves and verifys internet apps works until 11pm eastern time

Award travel chart (use this link

Award travel chart (use this link

So far 168
people have called to find out their offer amount and all have received: (please update the number if you received it)

PLACEHOLDER FOR THANK YOU POINTS (TYP) INFO (Get TYP? Get AA Miles? Get Both? Someone needs to fill in)

After speaking to one rep after signing up, if you were instantly approved then there is no application ID. Application ID's are only for incomplete applications that require a phone call to complete.

If you don't have an AA membership yet (you'll need to include it in the application), there is currently a referral program for existing AA members, find one (DO NOT POST OR ASK FOR REFERRALS) to ask them to refer you, they would get 1000 miles, you would get 1000 miles. All you need to give them is an email, click on link of the referral invite, open flash form, apply the memebership (put in GO2AA in promotion code field for 500 extra miles), then paste in memebership # back in the flash form to complete the referral for 1K miles (post before 8/31/10)

To check how many points a flight will cost:
on home page, there is an area for "book flight" where you put in your depart/destin and dates. Next to that there is a box you must check for "redeem miles" and when you hit search the results will show you prince in points instead of $$$$

Fly For Less Miles:
Depending how flexible you are with your times and dates for travel you maybe able to get 4 round trip tickets off of the 75k card and still have some miles left. Check out Citi Bank AA Mile Promo Page [] for more information. Even if you only have a Gold card, use the promo code for Platinum, they will take it for less miles. (nicemann)


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