Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
The Citi® AAdvantage® credit cards have long had an off and on 50,000 mile offer available, which is one of the most lucrative around as 50,000 American miles are great for first and business class travel.
One other thing about the Citi® AAdvantage® cards appealed to hard core mile credit card users: the ability to open several accounts to collect multiple bonus offers. For example, it was possible to apply for the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®, Visa, and American Express to collect hundreds of thousands of miles. Some users even held multiple of the very same card.
No other bank did this, and it certainly wasn’t sustainable, so as of August 25th Citi® closed the loophole on multiple bonus offers from its AAdvantage® credit cards.
Here are the rules now:
For 99% of people this is no real change. And small business owners, you can still quickly earn 100,000 AAdvantage® miles if you don’t yet have a personal or business version of the cards by applying for both.
The Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® still a great card – it’s one of the few ways to earn valuable AAdvantage miles via credit card spending, and the Platinum Select® offers a 10% mile rebate on the first 100,000 miles you redeem each year.
But after the cut in earnings to American Airlines miles via BankDirect savings accounts it’s become harder to rack up hundreds of thousands of AAdvantage® miles each year without flying.
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