You can receive 50,000 bonus miles when you apply for the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. What’s more, the annual card fee of $95 is waived for the first year. You also get the first eligible bag checked free for you and up to 4 travel companions.
The offer comes and goes, but what’s special about this one, is that it doesn’t include the 24 month restriction on the application page.
Citi’s 24 Month Rule
Citi changed its rules last year and toughened up on churners, making it harder to receive bonuses. You can only receive a bonus if you haven’t opened or closed a card of the same currency in the last 24 months. The application for the CitiBusiness AA card usually has the following language:
This card is not available if the business already has a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® card. Bonus miles not available if you have had any CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card opened or closed in the past 24 months.
Citi Business Cards
You can apply for one Citi Business card every 95 days. These are counted separately from personal cards. But, if you’re applying for a business card using your SSN, then the system will automatically deny you if you have had two new cards (for the same SSN) in the last 65 days. (HT: TravelAsFlyGuy in comments)
Citi also limits inquiries to 6 every 6 months.
Citi Business cards don’t show up on your personal credit report, so this card won’t count towards Chase’s 5/24 rule.