Citi has announced that it will upgrade the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard. These changes will take effect on July 22 for those who already have the card, but new cardmembers will be able to use them starting on May 3rd. The application is already live with an increased bonus. There’s also a targeted bonus sent by email with an offer that will get you 5,000 more AAdvantage miles.
Here’s the two offers:
- Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of account opening. Annual Fee: $99, fee waived for the first 12 months. Direct link to offer.
- Earn 65,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $4,000 within the first 4 months of account opening. Annual Fee: $99, fee waived for the first 12 months. Targeted by email.
New Benefits and Annual Fee Increase
These are the upgrades on the card:
- Automatically earn 2X miles at restaurants and at gas stations
- Earn a $100 American Airlines flight discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your cardmembership year and renew your card.
- The annual membership fee for this card will be increasing from $95 to $99.
American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had any Citi® / AAdvantage® card (other than a CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® card) opened or closed in the past 24 months.
The public offer is now 60,000 miles after spending $3,000 in three months. With the targeted offer you get 5,000 more miles but you also need to spend $1,000 more. You also have one more month to complete the spending.
The upgraded card will now earn 2X AAdvantage miles for every $1 you spend on Restaurants and Gas and a $100 AA flight discount after you spend $20,000 or more during your card membership year and you renew your card. The fee has been increased to $99 from $95, but it is waived the first year.
- 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months
- Earn 2X AAdvantage miles for every $1 you spend on Restaurants and Gas
- Earn 2X AAdvantage miles for every $1 you spend on American Airlines purchases
- 1X AAdvantage mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
- First checked bag free on domestic itineraries
- No foreign transaction fees No foreign transaction fees
- Preferred boarding Preferred boarding on flights
- 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage miles back, up to 10,000 per year
- Reduced Mileage Award scissors Reduced Mileage Awards
- Inflight discount 25% savings on inflight food and beverage purchases
- $100 AA flight discount after you spend $20,000 or more during your card membership year and you renew your card.
- $99 Annual Fee (waived first year)