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Gary at View from the Wing wrote today about the new public offer for the Citi AA Executive card. It had sat around for months at 100,000 miles – easily the best credit card offer around all that time. Recently, it disappeared. Now, there is an offer that is back. But, is it higher or lower?
New Citi AA Mile Offer
The previous Citi AAdvantage Executive card offer was:
- 100,000 miles after spending $10,000 in the first 3 months
- $450 annual fee
- $200 statement credit on the first $200 spent
The new Citi AAdvantage Executive card offer is:
- 75,000 miles after spending $7,500 in the first 3 months
- $450 annual fee
- $100 statement credit on the first $100 spent
Higher or Lower?
So, that is clear to see that this new offer is lower than the previous card, but the lines blur a bit when it is compared to the ongoing Citi AA Platinum Select card offer:
- 50,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months
- $85 annual fee waived for the first year
- No statement credit
Yes, people have had a hard time getting this card if they already hold it (in contrast to the Citi AA Executive card), but if you have not had this card yet, it is definitely the better offer between the two. I know that people will still think that spending $350 for 75,000 miles is a good deal (the current Executive card offer), but it is a far better deal to get 50,000 miles for no fee! As another point of contrast, the new Executive card requires 250% more in spending to get 150% more miles.
So, while these offers are not exactly mutually exclusive, if you are looking for a card to get the best bang for the buck, I would still go with the current Citi Platinum Select card with its 50,000 miles.
How about you? Which card would you pick if you had one to pick?