For people who have been trying to earn American Airlines Million Miler status through credit card purchases, hotel point transfers, etc., this is a reminder that time is running out! Starting December 1st, only miles flown on AA (or partners) will count towards your million miler status. The one exception is if you hold the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard: Miles earned through that card will still count toward million miler status until the end of 2012. There is one catch: you must be an account holder of that card before December 1st of this year. Here are the terms from American Airlines website:
Also, as a limited time offer, one mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard® credit card*** that post to billing statements through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status*. The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard®credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011.
I don’t know whether there is really time left to get this card. But I do know that if you want it (for earning million miler status), your only chance is to sign up right away! It would be a good idea to follow up with Citi on the phone and tell them that you want to use the card for holiday purchases and so would they be kind enough to rush it to you?
I will soon be publishing variations on this post that will give people with non-Chase credit cards ideas for how to rack up huge spends without spending much out of pocket. I’m just telling you in advance so that you won’t say “Darn! I should have signed up for that Citi card!”