Not one to ever want to let a good deal go to waste, I made an 11th hour attempt to secure yet another American Airlines Citi Executive card. I was informed by a fellow travel hacker and reader of this blog, Andy, that this amazing deal (which has been going on for more than a few months now) was close to coming to an end. I applied for my third card late Wednesday night, and spoke to the customer service rep early Thursday morning.
Just like that, I was approved with a credit line of $5,000! Thanks to my many mortgages and bills, I was able to clear my second Citi Executive card earlier this month, in just two month’s time. I completed the minimum spend on my first Citi Executive card earlier this year.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Citi Executive card, the deal is as follows:
- Earn 100,000 American Airline miles for spending $10,000 in 3 months.
- There is a $450 annual fee. However, this promo will net you a $200 statement credit.
As I learned from Frequent Traveler University (FTU) in late April, this particular card is churnable (you can have more than one), and I even met a few people who were working on clearing their fourth card!
In general, it’s usually not so easy to apply for and get approval for the same credit card, over and over again. However, there seemed to be no problem with this card, and I still have active accounts open for the previous two cards.
From FTU, I heard that you can sign up for one… wait around 7 days before applying for a second card… wait another 65 days or so before you can get approval for a third card. In my own case, I waited about 50-60 days between the second and third cards.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to clear the minimum spend on this latest card rather quickly again; I am optimistic I have the systems in place to allow me to do so in only a month or two, again. 🙂
I currently have 330,140 points in my AA account:
With the current AA awards chart, adding an additional 100,000 miles will qualify me for THREE first class round-trip flights from the U.S. to Asia (405,000 miles). Sweet!
Here’s the link I used to find the deal. As of this writing, it looks like the link is still working… If you haven’t signed up for this killer deal yet, now might be your last chance!
I’ll see you on first class! 🙂