Back in September, I posted about the amazingly huge mileage bonuses which Citibank was offering new American Airlines AAdvantage Visa and Amex cardholders. For no annual fee in the first year, you could get 75,000 or 100,000 miles for reaching spending thresholds.
I opted for a personal Visa card that offered up 75,000 bonus miles after just $1500 in spending. I quickly reached the threshold, and the bonus appears on my current statement (screenshot above). The miles were reflected in my AA account the next day.
Echoing Gary Leff’s comments on this subject, these bonuses are among the best credit card mileage offers that have ever been made available. If you’re feeling particularly frisky, sign up for one personal card and one business card. If you’ve got a partner, have the partner do the same. This is an easy way to rack up a boatload of miles in one of the best programs out there, a program that actually has solid award availability.
The mega-offers run out on October 31, 2010, so act fast.
Here are the links again.
75,000 miles after $1500 in purchases within 6 months, no fee the first year:
- 75,000 mile bonus: Visa
- 75,000 mile bonus: Visa Business
- 75,000 mile bonus: American Express (issued by Citi, not Amex)
100,000 miles: 50,000 miles after $750 in purchases within 4 months, and another 50,000 miles after $10,000 in purchases within 12 months, no fee the first year
- 100,000 mile bonus: Visa
- 100,000 mile bonus: Visa Business
- 100,000 mile bonus: American Express (issued by Citi, not Amex)