60K offers return on Citi AA cards

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The signup bonuses on both the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard and the Citibusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard have again increased to 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for $3,000 spend in the first 3 months on each card. Both of these offers can be found on our Best Offers page.

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

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

 

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, word is that it might be slated to improve in the near future. Whether or not it does, I usually prefer to use American Airlines miles with partners, where you can enjoy some good values on some great airlines if your travels bring you outside the US. You can find links to these offers on our Best Offers page.

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