60K American AAdvantage mile offers on both Citibusiness and personal AAdvantage Platinum Select

There are new offers out on both the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard and the Citibusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard that each offer 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for $3,000 spend in the first 3 months. Both of these offers can be found on our Best Offers page.

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select 60k

The Offer

  • 60,000 AAdvantage miles for spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening

Card Benefits

  • 2x on American Airlines purchases
  • 1x everywhere else
  • Preferred boarding on domestic flights
  • First checked bag free for you and up to four traveling companions on the same reservation
  • No foreign transactions fees
  • 10% of your redeemed miles rebated every year up to a max of 10,000 miles per year
  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year

Quick thoughts

This offer beats the previous best offer of 50,000 miles and is a strong value considering the waived annual fee in year one. If you do not hold one of the Barclaycard Aviator cards (which also offer the annual 10% rebate on redeemed miles) and you redeem at least 100,000 miles per year, the annual mileage rebate could easily offset the fee. Note that the mileage rebates do not stack — you will receive a maximum of 10,000 miles per year rebated even if you hold both an Aviator and Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card. While this card is not the most rewarding for everyday spend, the sign up bonus and annual mileage rebate make it worthy of consideration.


Citibusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

Citibusiness 60k offer

The Offer

  • 60,000 AAdvantage miles for spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening

Card Details

  • 2x on American Airlines purchases
  • 2x at telecommunications merchants, car rental merchants, and gas stations
  • 1x everywhere else
  • Preferred boarding on domestic flights
  • First checked bag free for you and up to four traveling companions on the same reservation
  • No foreign transactions fees
  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year

Quick Thoughts

While this card does not come with the 10% annual mileage rebate, a distinct advantage is that this card does not count against Chase 5/24 status as it is a business card that typically does not appear on your personal credit report. The bonus categories are nice if you have no other cards with bonuses at those types of merchants, though there are other cards with greater return on those purchases.


Final word

Both of these offers are a great way to rack up some American AAdvantage miles. While availability on AA flights can be difficult to find, there are many great partners both within and in addition to Oneworld airlines that make AAdvantage miles a valuable currency. For example, earlier today, I wrote about taking advantage of paid premium fares out of cities like Cairo. Those paid fares might also combine well with award tickets. For example, Cairo to Asia in first class on Etihad costs just 50K AAdvantage miles plus taxes. I flew Cairo to Abu Dhabi to Tokyo in Etihad first class and received 10% of the miles back thanks to holding the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select at the time and definitely enjoyed that use of my AA miles. You can find links to these offers on our Best Offers page.

Etihad miles: Not just for Etihad first class.

Etihad miles: Not just for Etihad first class.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Comments

  1. Does this have the 24 month restriction for the bonus? Ie no eligibility if you’ve opened or closed this card in the last 24 months. If so, that’s a key piece of info.

    Also, does a product change count as “closing” the card, in this respect?

    • Yes, both offers exclude you if you’re had a card opened or closed in the past 24 months.

      I’ll be eligible for another Biz card late September.

  2. Does the business card have the same restrictions about when you can apply for example if I just recently closed the business American aadvantage card when can I apply again for this bonus?

  3. just double check, if you have personal card within last 24 months, you will not be eligible for the business card offer, right?

  4. You really need to point out the there is 24 month restriction on this card. Not doing so is either a big oversight or downright dishonest.

  5. For those who just recently were issued this card at thr 50k mile level, it appears by contacting customer service, you can be referred to thr “Marketing” dept. and transitioned into this new deal withon 5 to 7 business days. I don’t suspect this will last long.

  6. I never understood the hate AA redemptions get…it is so easy for me to book econ seats NY to Europe multiple times a year or to/from Central America.

    The real worth though is in the churnability of offers without 24 month language which these don’t seem to have and should have been pointed out right at the top.

  7. hello Nick – do you know how long after you meet the min spend do the miles post to your AAdvantage account?

    Thanks!

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