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Get a 2nd $200 credit from your Citi Executive AAdvantage card?

by on Thu January 15, 2015 • 4 Comments

ca_execaadvantageUPDATE: Mystery solved? The $200 bonus did not post to the account we are looking at the first time around in 2014. It looks like the 2015 credit is a catch-up.

We just checked the statement from one of our Citi Executive AAdvantage cards, which received 100,000 miles plus a $200 statement credit as an initial sign on bonus last Spring.

And it looks like the $200 statement credit is being posted in 2015.

Here’s the credit that appears on the statement:

It followed a charge of over $200 on a plane ticket, though it wasn’t an American Airlines ticket.

Members of both Flyertalk and Saverocity forums are reporting the same thing, so it’s not just a one-off report.

We’re not sure whether this is a programming error or deliberate on Citi’s part. And you likely have to have a card that was initially opened with an offer that included a statement credit the first time around. It could also be specifically targeted to certain cardholders.

The other explanation is that it’s a delayed posting of the INITIAL bonus.

But if it is a 2nd bonus, a net $250 a year for full Admirals Club access is a great deal.

With many people about to hit the anniversary of the card and decide whether it’s worth keeping, this is a nice incentive to stick around.



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4 thoughts on Get a 2nd $200 credit from your Citi Executive AAdvantage card?

  1. The Other Jason

    Have been waiting for my Feb statement to show up. Got it today. There’s the $450 annual charge. What’s missing? No $200 credit of any kind?

    I’m considering calling Citi about this? Not sure why others are seeing a second $200 bonus but I am not.


      @The Other Jason – Worth a call, as we note above we have found that in our experience they were cases where the $200 bonus didn’t post last year. So really only one bonus.


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