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The other day I wrote about the credit card offer in the mail that I did NOT want to see. That necessitated a call into Citibank customer service, and while I was in the “calling banks” zone, I figured I would call on a SEPARATE Citibank card. On my Cit AA World Business Mastercard, the annual fee is coming due, so I called in and asked about possible retention offers.
Citi AAdvantage retention offers
Here were the Citi AAdvantage retention offers that I was given
- Spend $3000 in the next 3 months, get a $95 statement credit. This would offset the annual
- Make just one $50 purchase in the next month, get a $50 statement credit
- Get 10,000 bonus miles if I spend $5000 in the next 6 months (no statement credit)
- Over the next 16 billing cycles, if I spend $2500, I’ll earn 2500 bonus miles per cycle.
- Over the next 16 billing cycles, if I spend $1000 I earn 1000 bonus miles per cycle.
I do like the Citi AAdvantage cards, because they give a 10% rebate on miles, and they have access to the Citi AAdvantage Reduced Mileage awards, which is just about the cheapest you can get cross-country flights.
But, my wife and I both already have personal versions of the card so we don’t necessarily need it. $40,000 in spending for 120,000 miles (EDIT: user error – it’s actually only 80,000 miles) sounds tempting, but I’d rather use that to sign up for new cards and meet spending bonuses.
Which offer (if any) would you guys take?
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