Admirals Club membership + 75K miles

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The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard has an increased signup bonus offer: 75,000 American AAdvantage Miles after spending $7,500 in the first 3 months. This card comes with Admirals Club Membership for the primary cardholder and access for authorized users — if you were considering a membership, it might make more sense to sign up for this card and collect some miles if you are eligible.

The Offer

  • 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after $7,500 in purchases in the first 3 months
  • Link added to our Best Offers Page

Card Details

  • $450 annual fee is not waived
  • Admirals Club Membership Included for the primary cardholder (including access to partner lounges) and Admirals Club access for authorized users even when traveling without the primary cardholder
  • 2X on American Airlines purchases
  • 1X everywhere else
  • First checked bag free
  • 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases on American Airlines flights
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application credit
  • 10K elite-qualifying miles when you spend $40K in a calendar year
  • Up to 10 authorized users for free

Quick Thoughts

With the Citi Prestige having lost Admirals Club access this past weekend, those who need that access may be interested in this card — especially now that the public signup bonus is 75,000 miles. That’s a nice signup bonus, though with targeted 65K bonuses floating around on the $95-annual-fee Citibuisness and Citi AA personal cards and a 50K bonus available on the Barclaycard Aviator with just a single purchase and payment of the annual fee, I think you would have to value the Admirals Club access highly to be enticed by this offer. Still, with access for you and two guests — and up to 10 authorized users and their guests — it’s not a bad deal for those who do want Admirals Club access (and you’d do well to get 75K miles rather than the normal signup bonus of 50K miles). American Airlines miles aren’t particularly useful for travel on American Airlines as saver availability is nearly nonexistent on American flights. However, these miles can still be quite valuable for international partner redemptions. Remember that Citi’s 24-month language will prevent you from getting the signup bonus if you have opened or closed another Citi AA card within the previous 24 months.

H/T: One Mile at a Time

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