The Points Guy is starting a firestorm this morning with the new 100,000 point Citi AA offer (I have updated the best points card tab with the latest offer btw).
This really is an amazing deal. The link is not my link so keep that in mind (find it at the bottom of the list of cards)!
The basics are it is 100,000 points after $10,000 in spend in 3 months. It comes with free Admirals Club membership and a $200 credit that we may be able to get by buying AA e-Gift cards but clearly not yet confirmed. It does have a $450 fee.
Here is one of the best parts, many readers are reporting success if you got the lower 50k or 75k offer recently that you can BUMP THE BONUS to this new offer. I would call Citi right away (number on the back of your card) and see if you can get it. If rep one says no, call back. Rep two says no, ask for supervisor. Worth the effort.
Also a reader just told me the call centers are down and swamped due to the new offer so be aware you may have to call tomorrow to get final approval (most do not get instant approvals).
Then, if you do not have a BlueBird yet, please get one as it will be a part of being able to meet the huge $10,000 spend requirement! Also think about what other cards you may want to go for on the same day (I would look for ones with LOW spend requirements since the AA card is so high). Are you going for this card? – René
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