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Title: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2013, 06:32:50 PM
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With all 50K links dead I have merged that thread into the 75K/100K thread and locked it.

I do have an AA World Mastercard link that gives 40K after spending $3K:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/AA40

It gives CDW in Israel.

Feel free to post other links in this thread and the Wiki.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: YaakovS on June 06, 2013, 06:38:30 PM
Does Citi count this card as a separate product from the Amex and Visa?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 06, 2013, 07:28:34 PM
Does Citi count this card as a separate product from the Amex and Visa?
Nope. Only the Gold MC is different, IFAIK.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on June 06, 2013, 07:32:01 PM
With all 50K links dead I have merged that thread into the 75K/100K thread and locked it.
Here's to hoping there will be Techias Hameisim.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jeckll on June 06, 2013, 08:26:26 PM
Is this the only live link? Any way to do more than 1 card at once?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on June 06, 2013, 10:35:02 PM
With all 50K links dead I have merged that thread into the 75K/100K thread and locked it.

I do have an AA World Mastercard link that gives 40K after spending $3K:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/AA40

It gives CDW in Israel.

Feel free to post other links in this thread and the Wiki.
Why don't you merge it with the old ones and add your link in the first post and in the wiki.
Too much valuable info there to let it fade away.
Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 06, 2013, 10:47:12 PM
Why don't you merge it with the old ones and add your link in the first post and in the wiki.
Too much valuable info there to let it fade away.
Just my opinion.

Seconded.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on June 07, 2013, 01:31:43 AM
When did these links die?
Here's to hoping there will be Techias Hameisim.
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2013, 06:09:37 PM
Why don't you merge it with the old ones and add your link in the first post and in the wiki.
Too much valuable info there to let it fade away.
Just my opinion.
Or just take the valuable info there and wikify it here.

The truth is that all dead deal threads should be killed off and moved onto a subforum to keep the place clean.  But that would require a ton of mod hours.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 09, 2013, 12:23:34 PM
got any gold or biz links?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 09, 2013, 01:06:46 PM
So what's the chance of getting one per and one biz from aa?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 09, 2013, 01:41:30 PM
So what's the chance of getting one per and one biz from aa?
Great chance. It will just be two pulls (if they even let it through the same day).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 09, 2013, 01:47:26 PM
And I assume points earned will go on the same advantage account ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shkop on June 09, 2013, 01:59:36 PM
Hi guys

which is better world mastercard or visa signature?

there are offers for 40k for both each with its own rules.

Is the Quarterly rotating 7,500 mile discount only for Mastercard?

I read that the visa signature is $50 a year, mastercard is $95 (first years waved I believe)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 09, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
And I assume points earned will go on the same advantage account ?
Yes, IME.
If you wanna be sure, just open an AA account and supply it when submitting the app.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Walk On the Ocean on June 09, 2013, 05:52:23 PM
Yes, IME.
If you wanna be sure, just open an AA account and supply it when submitting the app.
I don't even think you need to do that
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 09, 2013, 07:42:37 PM
I don't even think you need to do that
Me neither... as i clearly wrote...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 09, 2013, 07:47:11 PM
Are my chances better for one per and one biz vs 2-3 per?.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mow on June 13, 2013, 02:34:50 AM
Dan do u have the citi business link for 40 k
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on June 13, 2013, 03:00:28 AM
Anyone know if the 18 month rule-of-thumb that existed with the old cards still holds true with these?
Meaning, if I got the 50k a few months ago, should I wait till the 18 month cycle completes?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: askmoses on June 13, 2013, 08:04:12 AM
Anyone know if the 18 month rule-of-thumb that existed with the old cards still holds true with these?
Meaning, if I got the 50k a few months ago, should I wait till the 18 month cycle completes?
I thought the 18 month rule can sometimes be a 24 month rule? Not sure where I saw that but I'm pretty sure I remember reading that some ppl had trouble even after 18 months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 13, 2013, 08:22:52 AM
I need a refresher course on how to get the $150 credit.
Thanks
I got my statement credit on my business card when I bought a refundable ticket in the first month.
Is there a time limit?
Someone told me that he didn't get the credit after buying a refundable ticket.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on June 13, 2013, 08:29:35 AM
I thought the 18 month rule can sometimes be a 24 month rule? Not sure where I saw that but I'm pretty sure I remember reading that some ppl had trouble even after 18 months.
Correct, the 18 was a rule of thumb.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on June 13, 2013, 10:19:42 AM
Dan do u have the citi business link for 40 k
Didn't bother looking yet, what is max now?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on June 13, 2013, 04:12:51 PM
I created a mini Wiki with a link to FT
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 13, 2013, 04:15:49 PM
I need a refresher course on how to get the $150 credit.
Thanks
I got my statement credit on my business card when I bought a refundable ticket in the first month.
Is there a time limit?
Someone told me that he didn't get the credit after buying a refundable ticket.

Bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 13, 2013, 04:30:54 PM
is the gold 35k offer still around? link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 14, 2013, 04:23:13 AM
anybody?
the link on the citi website is only offering 25k for the gold
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mordyl19 on June 14, 2013, 01:31:29 PM
Where can I find the best signup bonus link for the AA Citi Visa card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on June 14, 2013, 01:55:32 PM
I just got my annual fee coming up is there any way to get around it  ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 14, 2013, 01:59:34 PM
I just got my annual fee coming up is there any way to get around it  ?

Yes, call them to tell them that you are thinking of cancelling.

Its in this link: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572.0
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on June 14, 2013, 01:59:54 PM
Sure.
Call up and ask for retention, they'll most likely waive it for you.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 18, 2013, 02:58:43 PM
was denied for citi biz mcw because I had the biz visa a few months ago, any point in HUCA?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 18, 2013, 03:01:41 PM
was denied for citi biz mcw because I had the biz visa a few months ago, any point in HUCA?

No. Try writing to the executive office.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 18, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
No. Try writing to the executive office.
how? is there an email address? and what do I write?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 18, 2013, 03:33:56 PM
how? is there an email address? and what do I write?

Search on DDF
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 18, 2013, 04:02:37 PM
Search on DDF
tried, my search skills aren't that gr8. link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on June 18, 2013, 04:03:46 PM
tried, my search skills aren't that gr8. link?

Mr. Ken Stork
Office of the President
PO Box 6000
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 18, 2013, 04:10:31 PM
Mr. Ken Stork
Office of the President
PO Box 6000
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
thanx allot.
if I write that it was a mistake that I closed the biz visa I was frustrated by lack of international insurance coverage so plz approve mcw app, is that enough?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: steves on June 19, 2013, 08:42:41 AM
I finished spending my required $5000 in my new AMEX Citi card, and even though I finished 2 billing cycles, I did not receive ANY miles. Is this normal?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 19, 2013, 09:14:45 AM
I finished spending my required $5000 in my new AMEX Citi card, and even though I finished 2 billing cycles, I did not receive ANY miles. Is this normal?
no
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on June 19, 2013, 01:54:06 PM
I got the AAdvantage personal and Biz, is it possible to ask them to put the CL from the personal to the biz and close the personal?

(i need it cuz i go over my CL, and what i hear is that it is better to this on a Biz then on a personal meaning it will less hurt my credit)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on June 19, 2013, 02:42:03 PM
I got the AAdvantage personal and Biz, is it possible to ask them to put the CL from the personal to the biz and close the personal?

(i need it cuz i go over my CL, and what i hear is that it is better to this on a Biz then on a personal meaning it will less hurt my credit)
YMMV
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on June 19, 2013, 02:45:37 PM
YMMV
I don't know if they work the same way, but I tried that with the AMEX SPG and they said absolutely not. Business and personal is two separate entities and have nothing to do with each other.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 19, 2013, 10:25:03 PM
so is 2 citi cards on one day possible or not?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on June 19, 2013, 10:29:18 PM
so is 2 citi cards on one day possible or not?
No, IM recent E.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 19, 2013, 10:29:43 PM
No, IM recent E.
annoying
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on June 19, 2013, 10:30:33 PM
annoying
That's all?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 19, 2013, 10:38:30 PM
That's all?
lol
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 20, 2013, 07:40:07 AM
No, IM recent E.
Did you try a biz and personal gold?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 20, 2013, 07:57:54 AM
Or just take the valuable info there and wikify it here.

The truth is that all dead deal threads should be killed off and moved onto a subforum to keep the place clean.  But that would require a ton of mod hours.
how about a paid mod?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on June 20, 2013, 08:37:26 AM
@Shmulyg:
No.
It doesn't even work for non-AA cards.
BM with Citi is over.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 21, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
new 50k link (https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/Apply.do?app=UNSOL&sc=4XKIWQX3&m=6QAEF11111W&langId=EN&siteId=CB&B=S&screenID=3001) from FT (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20961301-post272.html)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on June 23, 2013, 04:13:51 PM
i got the 50k aa card afew months ago, anyone know how long i have to use my $150 aa statment credit? 3month or 12 months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on June 23, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
i got the 50k aa card afew months ago, anyone know how long i have to use my $150 aa statment credit? 3month or 12 months?
Do u have the business card or personal?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on June 23, 2013, 11:10:08 PM
Do u have the business card or personal?
personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on June 24, 2013, 11:24:27 PM
new 50k link (https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/Apply.do?app=UNSOL&sc=4XKIWQX3&m=6QAEF11111W&langId=EN&siteId=CB&B=S&screenID=3001) from FT (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20961301-post272.html)
"For what it's worth.. Here is the link.. Although it was targeted email.. The link seems generic for 50k offer after $3k spend in 3 months. There is no landing page though and I have not applied using it

https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: peace123 on June 25, 2013, 02:04:41 PM
I have Citi AA visa platinum & Citi AA amex select since late 2011. I also have CIti AA visa business card since 2012.
Is there any other Citi AA card I can apply for and get bonus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on June 25, 2013, 02:16:33 PM
Got the Citi Visa 50K and the Citi MC Gold 30k . Is there a $150 statement credit on both ? Or just the Visa version
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on June 25, 2013, 02:40:37 PM
"For what it's worth.. Here is the link.. Although it was targeted email.. The link seems generic for 50k offer after $3k spend in 3 months. There is no landing page though and I have not applied using it

https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/...&screenID=3001"
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-40k-read-wikipost-first-19.html#post20961301
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 25, 2013, 02:49:14 PM
Got the Citi Visa 50K and the Citi MC Gold 30k . Is there a $150 statement credit on both ? Or just the Visa version
when did u get both
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on June 25, 2013, 04:29:43 PM
when did u get both

 4 months ago. Too busy to try for statement credit yet
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on June 25, 2013, 05:44:17 PM
anybody know how long the $150 credit will work?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on June 25, 2013, 07:21:32 PM
if i purchase 1k miles from aa will i get the 150 statement credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 25, 2013, 07:43:50 PM
I have Citi AA visa platinum & Citi AA amex select since late 2011. I also have CIti AA visa business card since 2012.
Is there any other Citi AA card I can apply for and get bonus?
You can definitely do another Platinum as well as an AA Gold. Regarding the biz, it depends when in 2012 you opened it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: peace123 on June 25, 2013, 10:04:23 PM
You can definitely do another Platinum as well as an AA Gold. Regarding the biz, it depends when in 2012 you opened it.
you mean same visa platinum?  I haven' seen AA gold. Both of these cards offer 40k or 50k bonus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on June 25, 2013, 11:25:36 PM
you mean same visa platinum?
Visa, Amex... no difference.

Both of these cards offer 40k or 50k bonus?
Someone recently posted a 50k link for the Platinum (scroll back a bit). The Gold is around 30k.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ohsleepy1 on June 26, 2013, 02:56:29 AM
I opened the Citi AAdvantage Mastercard in Jan, 2013 and bought one AA flight on it and then honestly forgot about it because I was so busy with spending threshholds on the 4 AMEX credit cards we recently opened in my husband's name (over 10k in 3 months). Unfortunately, I realized when I looked at my April statement I hadn't gotten the 40k miled targeted offer I got in the mail which is why I signed up for this card. I've done HUCA a bunch of times but pretty much gotten nowhere. I do a ton of spending on my 6 chase credit cards (over 75k a year) but when i threaten to close my AA card (which I've spent over 4k in the past month on) they say, "sure we can do that for you right now." They don't seem to be interested in keeping me as a customer for some reason. One sympathetic rep finally said she'd send my account to a review dept to see if I could at least get partial mileage after they review my usage of the card and I should call back in a week. I called back tonight, HUCA at least 5 times tonight and all reps are telling me it's impossible to get the points. One rep even told me if i cancel my card & reapply i might not be eligible for the points because i've had a card recently, even though i never got any threshhold spending points! is this true?? any suggestions before i close the card? SO ANNOYING... will have to open the Visa for 50k points in my husbands name, wait a while, then reapply if it's true.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: peace123 on June 26, 2013, 11:37:14 AM
Visa, Amex... no difference.
Someone recently posted a 50k link for the Platinum (scroll back a bit). The Gold is around 30k.
Won't they ask me  why I need same Citi AA visa or the Citi AA select Amex card if I don't get instantly approved?

Mine are  20 months old and still open.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on June 27, 2013, 11:30:24 PM
I applied back in April for a biz card but was denied because that biz had a card under my wife's name.  Reapplied yesterday and was told denied because an application was recently submitted (61days ago). should I play huca?
Where is the 30k gold link.  Seems dead to me
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on July 01, 2013, 04:45:42 PM
I just got approved with the 50k link does this offer include $150 statement credit to ? if yes how do I get this credit ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on July 02, 2013, 08:46:09 AM
I got the citi gold mc with the link for 25k, is there any way to get them to up it by sm?
does this card have a aa credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 02, 2013, 08:58:07 AM
Just got my admiral passes, nearly 4 months after getting my Visa AA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 02, 2013, 09:50:52 AM
I just got approved with the 50k link does this offer include $150 statement credit to ? if yes how do I get this credit ?

Same question
Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on July 02, 2013, 02:18:11 PM
i got my admiral passes within a month of opening
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on July 02, 2013, 08:00:58 PM
i got my admiral passes within a month of opening
It's a YMMV.

It sounds like they send them out in batches.

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 03, 2013, 06:34:49 AM
Got my $150 statement credit (old offer) after buying a refundable ticket. Card is from February.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on July 03, 2013, 07:40:13 AM
Got mine $150 from business card after buying a $50 GC
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 03, 2013, 07:43:55 AM
Got mine $150 from business card after buying a $50 GC

Always buy a refundable ticket. A 3x bonus netted me 9,440 miles on the statement.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on July 03, 2013, 07:45:28 AM
Always buy a refundable ticket. A 3x bonus netted me 9,440 miles on the statement.
Nice! got the miles even u cancelled the ticket?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 03, 2013, 07:59:58 AM
Nice! got the miles even u cancelled the ticket?

There will be a clawback of only 1x.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2013, 11:28:30 AM
Always buy a refundable ticket. A 3x bonus netted me 9,440 miles on the statement.



How long after you bought refundable tix did you cancel ? After points posted or statement closed ? That's better than a $50 GC that I can't use

Route ? THX for spoon  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 03, 2013, 12:18:15 PM


How long after you bought refundable tix did you cancel ? After points posted or statement closed ? That's better than a $50 GC that I can't use

Route ? THX for spoon  :)

After statement closed. Points post at the same time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2013, 02:03:12 PM
After statement closed. Points post at the same time.

     Thanks. Route you picked  if you don't mind  :)         I like to follow successful maneuvers to a T 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 03, 2013, 02:37:25 PM
     Thanks. Route you picked  if you don't mind  :)         I like to follow successful maneuvers to a T

Doesn't matter. I don't remember mine.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on July 03, 2013, 03:29:28 PM
I applied back in April for a biz card but was denied because that biz had a card under my wife's name.  Reapplied yesterday and was told denied because an application was recently submitted (61days ago). should I play huca?
Where is the 30k gold link.  Seems dead to me

Approved!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on July 03, 2013, 04:07:38 PM
Approved!
Congrat
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2013, 05:11:17 PM
 Just looked and have the Visa and the MC Gold . The $150 statement credit applys to the Visa  only correct ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2013, 05:12:57 PM
Got the Citi Visa 50K and the Citi MC Gold 30k . Is there a $150 statement credit on both ? Or just the Visa version

Bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on July 03, 2013, 05:17:19 PM
Bump
Does anyone know if the latest 50K offer comes with Admiral's passes or a $150 credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 03, 2013, 05:56:41 PM
Does anyone know if the latest 50K offer comes with Admiral's passes or a $150 credit?

Define latest .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on July 03, 2013, 06:16:50 PM
lat·est  [ley-tist] 
adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
1. most recent; current:
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: coder on July 03, 2013, 10:36:54 PM
lat·est  [ley-tist] 
adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
1. most recent; current:
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: coder on July 03, 2013, 10:48:18 PM
Does anyone know if the latest 50K offer comes with Admiral's passes or a $150 credit?
Bump. I was wondering the same.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 04, 2013, 11:04:04 AM
lat·est  [ley-tist] 
adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
1. most recent; current:

But whose link ? I believe there are a few floating out there with different offers attached
and sometimes the phantom older links, are still working with better offers
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: coder on July 04, 2013, 11:23:57 AM
But whose link ? I believe there are a few floating out there with different offers attached
and sometimes the phantom older links, are still working with better offers
I used the current 50K offer found on FT (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first.html)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 04, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
I used the current 50K offer found on FT (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first.html)

Read the Wiki there . IIRC the $150 statement credit ( plus an explanation in the Wiki )  and Admirals passes still apply to that link . I prolly used that link 3 months ago 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on July 15, 2013, 04:00:57 PM
Can I apply for a Citi AA, and attach an Aadvantage number that is under my name but a different address?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mow on July 15, 2013, 05:07:00 PM
Can I apply for a Citi AA, and attach an Aadvantage number that is under my name but a different address?
Yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on July 18, 2013, 05:33:36 PM
what do i do if my aadvantage account got closed 4 months back how do i nget a new account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on July 19, 2013, 12:35:10 AM
what do i do if my aadvantage account got closed 4 months back how do i nget a new account?
Change all your info.

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on July 21, 2013, 09:14:31 PM
If I have 2 or more active AA cards with the 10k annual rebate, can I get it twice per year?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 22, 2013, 04:26:56 PM
Do you need to creat a new AA FF number to churn this like UA?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2013, 04:40:14 PM
Do you need to creat a new AA FF number to churn this like UA?
No
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on July 22, 2013, 04:55:26 PM
I have 2 citi aa cards with the yearly fee coming up...
Is there anyway to combine credit lines or downgrade them

What are my options?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 22, 2013, 05:56:28 PM
They're extremely lenient in waiving the fee for the second year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 23, 2013, 09:18:09 AM
I have 2 citi aa cards with the yearly fee coming up...
Is there anyway to combine credit lines or downgrade them

What are my options?

But by closing at least one , you will get the 18-24 month clock rolling .

Open new cards if there is anything worthwhile to keep CL . Any TYP deals out there . Are you thinking of an APPO ?

Citi really good with transferring CL To open new cards.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 23, 2013, 09:22:54 AM
Just updating that I got my $150 credit on my Visa AA as well with buying a refundable AA ticket. Triple points too.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 23, 2013, 09:25:58 AM
Just updating that I got my $150 credit on my Visa AA as well with buying a refundable AA ticket. Triple points too.

+1 Me too on my Visa plat.

Can I get this on the 30 AA Citi Gold also?  Asked before and just realized never answered
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on July 23, 2013, 10:07:29 AM
+1 Me too on my Visa plat.

Can I get this on the 30 AA Citi Gold also?  Asked before and just realized never answered

PUTPAC
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 23, 2013, 11:23:37 AM
But by closing at least one , you will get the 18-24 month clock rolling .


-1
Has nothing to do with keeping your card open. It goes by date of application.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on July 23, 2013, 11:57:00 AM
+1 Me too on my Visa plat.

Can I get this on the 30 AA Citi Gold also?  Asked before and just realized never answered

Are you asking if it is possible to get both bonuses? Yes, it's possible.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 23, 2013, 01:11:11 PM
-1
Has nothing to do with keeping your card open. It goes by date of application.

So I who got 5 cards over last 19 months could have kept them all open ?  Date of application and reason for 4 of the same cards ??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on July 23, 2013, 02:10:18 PM
So I who got 5 cards over last 19 months could have kept them all open ?  Date of application and reason for 4 of the same cards ??
He is just trying to say that you will get the bonus if you get approved for a new card, even it it's immediately after shutting down an existing card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 23, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
Agreed.  Just laying out the basis to get approved again.
Both matter therefore no -1 IMO
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 23, 2013, 02:23:03 PM
You said it is good to cancel "to start the 18-24 month clock rolling" - which is incorrect.
You don't have to cancel the card in order to restart the clock.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 23, 2013, 02:26:15 PM
You are right. I shoulad have said cancel and application date is when clock starts
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on July 23, 2013, 05:10:19 PM
I just got a 60k offer via email for the citi aa executive after 5k spend in 3 mo. Anyone else get that? How valuable is this now that the 50K link is back for the regular card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: gloreglabert on July 24, 2013, 02:32:12 AM
I just got a 60k offer via email for the citi aa executive after 5k spend in 3 mo. Anyone else get that? How valuable is this now that the 50K link is back for the regular card?
Does the link prefill your info (and if not, can you post the link)?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on July 24, 2013, 02:54:35 AM
Are you asking if it is possible to get both bonuses? Yes, it's possible.
u mean to say that there is a $150 credit on the gold card also?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on July 24, 2013, 08:40:59 AM
Does the link prefill your info (and if not, can you post the link)?

https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/Apply.do?app=UNSOL&sc=4XEIW4A3&m=7QAEB11111W&langId=EN&siteId=CB&B=A&screenID=3001
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 24, 2013, 09:55:18 AM
https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/Apply.do?app=UNSOL&sc=4XEIW4A3&m=7QAEB11111W&langId=EN&siteId=CB&B=A&screenID=3001
AF 450, I will take two.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on July 24, 2013, 10:05:48 AM
AF 450, I will take two.  :)

Anyone know if it's 30 or 60 day cutoff for the AF refund?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on July 24, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
If I have 2 or more active AA cards with the 10k annual rebate, can I get it twice per year?
Bump.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 24, 2013, 05:09:04 PM
Are you asking if it is possible to get both bonuses? Yes, it's possible.

Thanks . Risky ?  If buying and cancelling refundable a second time , for same cardholder ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 24, 2013, 05:53:11 PM
Anyone know if it's 30 or 60 day cutoff for the AF refund?
37 days from the fee being charged. *IME.
Title: Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Card(s) new 50,000 offer
Post by: danrocks613 on July 24, 2013, 06:28:41 PM
For citigold members only. I don't have link but it is not targetted.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hank on July 25, 2013, 02:06:30 PM
37 days from the fee being charged. *IME.

So close the account within 37 days of the annual fee posting and it becomes a 50k points for $0 offer?

I've had two active 10% rebate cards, still maxed at 10k miles back in one year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 12:45:53 PM
I used the FT link for the 50k app (no landing page) .. i called to activate the card yesterday .. I asked to confirm the terms of the promotional offer and the rep was kind of back and forth and confused a little bit like she seemed like she couldn't see any offer with it.. I kind of told her what i thought the offer was... and she came back and said that she can see 50k mile (that also can be used as a statement credit)  after 3k in 3 months of spending.. i asked if there was a statement credit (maybe 150) .. and she said she didn't see any of that info but the department she would transfer to me was closed.

If i call back today.. what should I be going for is there just 50k miles .. or is there some 150 statement credit associated to this offer/ admirals passes or something else?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: gloreglabert on July 29, 2013, 02:11:47 PM
No statement credit or passes.  50k miles only.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on July 29, 2013, 06:42:50 PM
Data point:
I applied with a 2bm for the citi regular and business AA cards. Both were approved (consumer instantly, and business after pending a few days)
One credit pull :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 10:05:38 PM
Data point:
I applied with a 2bm for the citi regular and business AA cards. Both were approved (consumer instantly, and business after pending a few days)
One credit pull :)

nice! I knew I should of gone that route ..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on July 29, 2013, 11:08:47 PM
Data point:
I applied with a 2bm for the citi regular and business AA cards. Both were approved (consumer instantly, and business after pending a few days)
One credit pull :)
You think the 2BM with personal cards is back?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on July 29, 2013, 11:11:27 PM
You think the 2BM with personal cards is back?

Huh? How was that inferred?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on July 29, 2013, 11:14:28 PM
Huh? How was that inferred?
That was also officially dead . Citi has been very fluid lately . Maybe that also changed
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on July 29, 2013, 11:22:56 PM
That was also officially dead . Citi has been very fluid lately . Maybe that also changed

"Lo lilamed al atzmo yotza, elah lilamed al haklal kulo yotza..." :)

In any event, business and personal worked for me a month ago.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on July 29, 2013, 11:34:43 PM
"Lo lilamed al atzmo yotza, elah lilamed al haklal kulo yotza..." :)

In any event, business and personal worked for me a month ago.
So is anyone going to try doing a 2BM?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 30, 2013, 01:29:17 AM
Why bother with a 2bm of personals if 2bm personal + business works with one pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on July 30, 2013, 01:31:39 AM
Why bother with a 2bm of personals if 2bm personal + business works with one pull?
Biz is harder to get approved for
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 30, 2013, 01:46:01 AM
NIME anyway...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on July 30, 2013, 02:02:06 AM
NIME anyway...
Sometimes they ask for 2 proofs of the business (like a utility bill with the biz name or bank statements) which is annoying
Once they asked and once they didnt, so ymmv
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on July 30, 2013, 11:32:04 AM
NIME anyway...
+1 on all 3 times I did it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on July 31, 2013, 12:15:21 PM
Looking at the FT Wiki and the comments it looks like people are using that 50k link multiple times. Does that really work? or are they referring to some other hypothetical 50k card?

Can you get two of the same card? If so, does it matter if you use the same link twice?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html)

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on July 31, 2013, 12:24:26 PM
  Before I do something foolish, is buying American Airline  GCs the only way to trigger the $50 cash credit on the Citi AA Gold MC

Don't want to risk buying another refundable tix and cancelling

Thx
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 31, 2013, 03:27:00 PM
Looking at the FT Wiki and the comments it looks like people are using that 50k link multiple times. Does that really work? or are they referring to some other hypothetical 50k card?

Can you get two of the same card? If so, does it matter if you use the same link twice?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html)


shhh
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on August 01, 2013, 02:33:35 AM
does anyone have a link or copy of an offer of 30k or more for aa plat visa that they can post or send me with current dates?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on August 01, 2013, 10:50:16 AM
does anyone have a link or copy of an offer of 30k or more for aa plat visa that they can post or send me with current dates?
There is a full list in this forum: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-81.html)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 01, 2013, 11:16:52 AM
Applied for the aa business got the will get back to you in mail business. Called reconsideration and they verified some info then said will get back to you in 7 to 10 days. Anyone have experience with them sounds like their in India. Wondering if its worth my time to huca?


Eta - this is the first time in 3 years I did not get instant approval from citi
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on August 01, 2013, 12:04:09 PM
Gana try to jump on this FT 50k link while the success lasts..I already have the AA biZ..Anything else i could get today I live in NY.I know its mostly been reported that its one Citi personal a day...True??and Who pulls citi in NY?should i try a chase app also? thanx
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 01, 2013, 12:22:24 PM
Gana try to jump on this FT 50k link while the success lasts..I already have the AA biZ..Anything else i could get today I live in NY.I know its mostly been reported that its one Citi personal a day...True??and Who pulls citi in NY?should i try a chase app also? thanx
I have a hunch (just a hunch) that a 2BM will work with the new FT link . Same link 2 browsers .Feel free to try .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on August 01, 2013, 12:24:17 PM
I have a hunch (just a hunch) that a 2BM will work with the new FT link . Same link 2 browsers .Feel free to try .

-1
Read through that thread, it will not work.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 01, 2013, 12:29:27 PM
I was thinking about trying that, but I'm not so sure you're right.

Just because it may be easily churned, doesn't mean it'd slip by Citi's new rules.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on August 01, 2013, 12:30:42 PM
already have one active that would mean getting a 3rd personal..Might b tough..Its forsure only one pull right,?so i might as well try,agree?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on August 01, 2013, 12:45:29 PM
already have one active that would mean getting a 3rd personal..Might b tough..Its forsure only one pull right,?so i might as well try,agree?
Trying the 2bm? Let us know if it works...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 01, 2013, 12:54:14 PM
already have one active that would mean getting a 3rd personal..Might b tough..Its forsure only one pull right,?so i might as well try,agree?
I tried the 2BM and was told cannot do it. Spoke to a few supervisors and they said they couldn't override it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 01, 2013, 12:54:44 PM
Yes, but you likely didn't use the new link.

Gotta follow the convo, papi :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on August 01, 2013, 12:59:53 PM
I did one got it! ,,not instatnt approval ..called up and was approved within a minute! now have two active Citi AA Visa ..im not gana try for a third today gana follow the flow on FT and wait 8 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 01, 2013, 01:01:58 PM
I tried the 2BM and was told cannot do it. Spoke to a few supervisors and they said they couldn't override it.
Spoke to them about what? Couldn't override what?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: roni on August 01, 2013, 01:01:58 PM
Anyone know anything about getting a new citi aa card if i have a current bronze aa card? And if its not gonna work then for how long to i need to have bronze closed before i can try?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on August 01, 2013, 01:22:25 PM
Anyone know anything about getting a new citi aa card if i have a current bronze aa card? And if its not gonna work then for how long to i need to have bronze closed before i can try?
Having open AA cards does not affect your approval for new ones. My wife has like 5 or 6 currently open.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 01, 2013, 02:17:37 PM
I just want to make sure I fully understand.

I can apply with this link even though I'm still within 18 months of applying for this same card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 01, 2013, 02:33:59 PM
I just want to make sure I fully understand.

I can apply with this link even though I'm still within 18 months of applying for this same card?
azoi shteit
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 01, 2013, 02:57:39 PM
Applied for my wife using this link (first time with citi). Approved after popup chat. I wish all banks would copy that part for non-instant approvals.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 01, 2013, 03:22:39 PM
I want to churn my Visa AA.
My question is, does AA make an issue with a new FF number on the same address?
I don't want to use the same FF because I don't want to have too many sold points on one account.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on August 01, 2013, 03:40:13 PM
I did one got it! ,,not instatnt approval ..called up and was approved within a minute! now have two active Citi AA Visa ..im not gana try for a third today gana follow the flow on FT and wait 8 days.
You used the 2bm? Did you have to chat for both?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 01, 2013, 03:43:23 PM
Called back and got approved but I only got the 40k not 50 :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 01, 2013, 03:44:59 PM
Spoke to them about what? Couldn't override what?
They would not approve both cards.
I did two consumer cards. Obviously that was the mistake.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on August 01, 2013, 04:06:47 PM
You used the 2bm? Did you have to chat for both?

i only tried one ..and no didnt chat called up and was approved a minute later..confirmed 50 k..idk why people are reporting only getting 40 .if u use the link on FT its for 50.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on August 01, 2013, 04:14:59 PM
Just got approved same day for a Biz and Consumer AA card. Had to call on the Biz account but was approved no problem.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on August 01, 2013, 05:23:34 PM
is it ok to have to ff#"s same info?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 01, 2013, 05:24:17 PM
is it ok to have to ff#"s same info?
Yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 01, 2013, 08:44:51 PM
So with this 50k FT link, are there any statement credits, and are they after spending $50 or the whole $150?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 01, 2013, 08:47:45 PM
No statement credit
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 04, 2013, 11:58:19 AM
I want to churn my Visa AA.
My question is, does AA make an issue with a new FF number on the same address?
I don't want to use the same FF because I don't want to have too many sold points on one account.

Bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 04, 2013, 01:21:12 PM
Did anyone have the chat option after an app on a Sunday?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 04, 2013, 05:46:23 PM
What are the best current citi cc offers now... Looking to sign up 2/3/4 bm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 05, 2013, 08:56:57 AM
Instantly approved for this Visa plat AA. Have already another Visa and Amex plat within the last year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 05, 2013, 08:58:51 AM
Has anyone tried to apply for 2 of these cards in the same day?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 05, 2013, 09:05:36 AM
And Citi pulled Experian by me. By my wife it was Equifax.
Last time by me they pulled Equifax and a soft pull on Experian and the time before, they pulled Experian.
YMMV
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 05, 2013, 10:20:29 AM
What are the best current citi cc offers now... Looking to sign up 2/3/4 bm
multiple BMs will not work with citi unless its one Business and one personal.
I would do the FT method mentioned earlier int he thread.
1 card at a time- 2 every 60 days. So you can have 4 cards within 68 days.... and they can all be aa so you can amass a lot of miles.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 05, 2013, 10:58:08 AM
Has anyone tried to apply for 2 of these cards in the same day?
The FT Wiki says one per week/max 2 per 60 days
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 05, 2013, 11:34:05 AM
The FT Wiki says one per week/max 2 per 60 days

I know that.
I wonder how long this wunderkind card (the looseness) will last.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on August 05, 2013, 12:11:36 PM
I have a bronze card open for years and an open aa amex and aa gold opened in the past few months, 2 months ago I applied for the biz mcw and was declined because id already had that card in the past year. do I have a chance to put thru a 2bm of biz mcw and personal visa?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 05, 2013, 05:19:54 PM
So basicly the only way i can do a round of citi apps is 1 personal and 1 business at a shot to get Approved instantly... If i did all personal they would get denied
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 05, 2013, 05:22:06 PM
No.

Citi will only approve 1 card/day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 05, 2013, 05:45:37 PM
So i can call recon on day 2 and use the same original pull to approve card#2?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on August 06, 2013, 03:51:37 PM
No statement credit
can anyone personally confirm that?  ???
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: magnus on August 06, 2013, 04:34:37 PM
1 card at a time- 2 every 60 days. So you can have 4 cards within 68 days.... and they can all be aa so you can amass a lot of miles.

Assuming this great churn opportunity still exists in 60 days. =/
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 06, 2013, 05:08:38 PM
Assuming this great churn opportunity still exists in 60 days. =/
Well people just have to be smart about it......  ::)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hiding on August 06, 2013, 09:31:10 PM
Did 2BM for 2 people, one of us got approved for both after about a week, the other only got one
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 06, 2013, 09:44:22 PM
Did 2BM for 2 people, one of us got approved for both after about a week, the other only got one

Only 1 pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 08, 2013, 01:29:00 AM
Do I really have to wait a week before applying again for the AA? Where did that rule come from? If Citi will approve 1 card a day?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 08, 2013, 09:24:03 AM
Do I really have to wait a week before applying again for the AA? Where did that rule come from? If Citi will approve 1 card a day?
Read the FT wiki. No one seems to argue with it there!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 08, 2013, 01:06:25 PM
Can I get the master card if I already have the visa  ?

back when everyone got 2 personal cards .. they alwayd got visa and amex ... looks like are 3 different personal cards and mastercard has a better sign up bonus. If i already have visa can i go for mastercard as a different product or do i have to go for amex?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 08, 2013, 02:56:32 PM
Aren't all the Amex links dead?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 08, 2013, 03:50:16 PM
the 50k links are dead... but there is still a regular 30k offer ... thats why i'm wondering if I can get the mastercard... the offer is for 40k
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on August 08, 2013, 04:12:33 PM
the 50k links are dead... but there is still a regular 30k offer ... thats why i'm wondering if I can get the mastercard... the offer is for 40k

The 50k Amex Citi AA link is dead, There is a 50k Visa Citi AA link.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 08, 2013, 04:28:24 PM
The 50k Amex Citi AA link is dead, There is a 50k Visa Citi AA link.

I know, and there is a master card for 50k also ... Can I get both ?

(not asking as a 2 bm , but can one have both of those cards)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on August 08, 2013, 04:31:01 PM
I know, and there is a master card for 50k also ... Can I get both ?

(not asking as a 2 bm , but can one have both of those cards)

Read the wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html)

Where is the Mastercard 50k?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on August 08, 2013, 04:37:38 PM
Read the wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html)

Where is the Mastercard 50k?
Here. (https://www.citicards.com/cards/acq/Apply.do?app=UNSOL&sc=4XEIW473&m=6QAED11111W&langId=EN&siteId=CB&B=A&screenID=3001) It has a $450 annual fee, not waived for the first year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 08, 2013, 04:39:07 PM
Read the wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html)

Where is the Mastercard 50k?

I meant 40k ...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 08, 2013, 05:02:04 PM
Read the wiki (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html)

Where is the Mastercard 50k?

I read it ...  it talks about churning the visa and the ability to churn it and have 2 of them at the same time ... Still cant figure it out .. 

There are multiple  types of personal AA cards

Platinmu Select Visa (50k from FT , but curent offer is 30k)
Platinum Select Mastercard (40k)
AAdvantage Amex (25k)

Are the 2 Platinum selects considered the same product ? why wouldnt  people get multiple of each ?


Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Ephcc90 on August 08, 2013, 05:16:26 PM
Is the citi executive aa for 60k a good offer?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: how on August 08, 2013, 05:18:22 PM
Is the citi executive aa for 60k a good offer?
$450 annual fee
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on August 08, 2013, 05:44:16 PM
I read it ...  it talks about churning the visa and the ability to churn it and have 2 of them at the same time ... Still cant figure it out .. 

There are multiple  types of personal AA cards

Platinmu Select Visa (50k from FT , but curent offer is 30k)
Platinum Select Mastercard (40k)
AAdvantage Amex (25k)

Are the 2 Platinum selects considered the same product ? why wouldnt  people get multiple of each ?

People are reporting success with 2 of the 50k FT card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 08, 2013, 11:55:33 PM
I read the benefits of the visa signature AA citi card & it says it has worldwide rental insurance coverage up to $50,000
Does it cover Israel too? It didnt say "excluding ........"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 09, 2013, 08:56:06 AM
I applied for my wife for one last week Thursday and was approved after a chat. Same thing happened today. Now have 2 Citi cards for her. Both pulled Equifax.

No need to bother confirming the bonuses. Right? People don't have these issues with Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 09, 2013, 09:28:44 AM
I applied for my wife for one last week Thursday and was approved after a chat. Same thing happened today. Now have 2 Citi cards for her. Both pulled Equifax.

No need to bother confirming the bonuses. Right? People don't have these issues with Citi.
No need.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 09, 2013, 09:40:03 AM
Some Citi reps are clueless!
My live chat now on Citi's website:

Quote
Shane: Good morning, welcome to Citi Live chat. How may I help you today?

Moshe123: Hi Shane!

Shane: Hello Moshe123. 

Moshe123: I would like to know what signup offer my card ending in **** has?

Moshe123: Thanks

Shane: My pleasure!

Shane: I will be glad to check that information for you.

Shane: Could you please give me a few minutes while I review your account?

Moshe123: No problem

Shane: Thank you. I will be right back with you.

Moshe123: Thanks

Shane: Thank you for staying online.

Shane: Moshe123, you do have an offer of earning 1 Miles for every dollar(AAL Miles) on the account ending with ****.

Moshe123: Any offer for spending $3,000 in the first few months?

Shane: Let me double check that for you.

Shane: Yes, the benefit of Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after making $1,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of card membership. 

Moshe123: Sure not 50,000?

Moshe123: On this particular card and targeted offer.

Shane: You also have another offer of spending $3000 within 3 months get 50000 miles from SOC enrollment. 

Shane: You're correct with the information.

Moshe123: Thanks!

Shane: You are welcome. Do you have any additional questions for me today?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 09, 2013, 09:52:03 AM
@ Moshe123 ,next time just listen to Baruch
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 09, 2013, 09:56:48 AM
@ Moshe123 ,next time just listen to Baruch

I knew that from experience with my 3 previous citi cards this year.

I just did it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 09, 2013, 10:40:19 AM
I applied for my wife for one last week Thursday and was approved after a chat. Same thing happened today. Now have 2 Citi cards for her. Both pulled Equifax.

No need to bother confirming the bonuses. Right? People don't have these issues with Citi.
2 of the same card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 09, 2013, 10:49:13 AM
2 of the same card?

yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 09, 2013, 10:55:38 AM
Please, someone summarize the exact procedure for getting two of the same cards.
It would be very nice to add to the wiki as well.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 09, 2013, 12:41:32 PM
Please, someone summarize the exact procedure for getting two of the same cards.
It would be very nice to add to the wiki as well.

Leave your number and Dan will call you with full details.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 09, 2013, 12:49:53 PM
Please, someone summarize the exact procedure for getting two of the same cards.
It would be very nice to add to the wiki as well.

Read the wiki over at flyertalk. Read the whole thing.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first.html
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yos9694 on August 09, 2013, 02:20:50 PM
Leave your number and Dan will call you with full details.

Dan should get a 900 number so he can take calls. $3.99 for the first minute, $5.99 for every minute thereafter!  ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on August 09, 2013, 02:30:36 PM
Dan should get a 900 number so he can take calls. $3.99 for the first minute, $5.99 for every minute thereafter!  ;D
Pay in miles!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 09, 2013, 02:51:24 PM
Here is the FT wiki.  ::)
Quote
FAQ

1.   Are these cards churnable?
Yes. The general rules are:
Personal cards with the language "This offer is only valid for new accounts" can be churned repeatedly without restriction other than the general Citi application rules.
Personal cards with the language "is not available to existing cardmembers" can be churned once Citi decides that you are no longer an existing cardmember. This usually occurs between 12 and 26 months of your last successful AA Personal Card approval. Although it is not a hard-and-fast rule, generally this occurs around 18 months after previous approval. YMMV. You do not need to cancel old cards.
Business cards are churnable repeatedly without restriction other than the general Citi application rules. Some people have had problems if the old account is not closed first. Some people have had problems if both the business account (16 digits) and the individual card accounts (16 digits each) are not closed first. Some people have been unable to churn these at all.


2. What are the most current rules in applying for Citi cards?
Only 1 Citi application of any kind per week (8 days to be safe).
No more than 2 Citi applications of any kind in 60 days (65 days to be safe).
No more than 1 business application in 90 days (95 to be safe). This does not override the rules above.

While the day limits are a little flexible by a few days either way and YMMV, the rules themselves are not flexible. Note: In applying the rules above, count all applications, including denials and/or applications for non-AA cards.

All AA Example:
Day 1 50K Personal Platinum Visa
Day 9 or later 50K Personal Platinum Visa #2
Day 66 or later 40K Business #1
Day 74 or later 50K Personal Platinum Visa #3
Day 161 or later 40K Business #2

Mixed type Example:
Day 1 50K HHonors Visa
Day 9 or later 50K Personal Platinum Visa
Day 66 or later 40K Business #1
Day 74 or later 15K ThankYou Preferred
Day 161 or later 40K Business #2


3.   Do I need to close existing cards before applying?
No. There is no requirement that you close previous personal accounts. People have reported having 4 or more of the exact same card. However, some people have reported problems getting AA Business cards if they have an open Business account.


4.   When should I close existing Citi accounts?
This is a matter of personal preference. Citi cards can be closed immediately after receiving a bonus and paying off the balance. There are no verifiable reports of Citi clawing back miles (exception - miles were clawed back for returned merchandise around November 2011).

Reasons to keep accounts open:
Having large credit lines improves your utilization percentage.
Maintaining old cards improves average age of cards.
Credit lines can be moved from old cards to new cards.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that Citi counts the credit lines of recently-closed accounts for 3-6 months against your total available credit.
You can receive retention offers once every 6 months per card (no retention offers for Business cards). See this thread for details on the latest retention offers.

Reasons to close accounts:
Having a large amount of available credit with Citi will eventually reduce your chances of instant approval.
There is little incentive to pay an annual fee if it is not waived.
The annual fee on Business cards is not waived.
Having a large number of open Citi cards will show up on your credit report and may affect non-Citi applications as well as the overall age of your accounts.


5.   Can I apply for a business card if I don’t have a business?
Anyone can apply for a business card. You do not need a registered business with an EIN. If you do not have a business with an EIN or with bills/accounts in the business name, you can apply using your name as the business. The three possibilities are that: 1. You could be approved unconditionally, 2. You could be asked to fax a couple of bills or accounts (water, electricity, gas, cable, or phone bills, bank accounts, etc.) in the name of the business to Citi, or 3. You could be required to fill out and send a 4506-T tax form. Whatever you do do not make up income etc. about the business. Plenty of people have been issued cards for businesses with $0 annual revenue, 1-5 employees, and 0 years in business.


6.   Can I buy Visa gift cards to meet my minimum spend?
Purchases from banks are almost always coded as a cash advance regardless of what they are for. Purchases from stores, e.g. CVS, are almost always coded as a purchase.
If you are concerned about it, it’s recommended to call Citi and have them set your Cash Advance limit to zero. (thanks KennyBSAT)


7. Do I get 10% back when redeeming miles for awards?
It depends. First, the rebate program (which began in April 2012) applies only to holders of these cards:
Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Visa Signature
Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World MasterCard
Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard
Citi Select AAdvantage American Express
It does not apply to the Citi Gold World MasterCard, Citi Executive products, or some of the Citi Business cards.

Also, the maximum rebate for any cardholder in a single calendar year is 10,000 miles. Having more than one qualifying Citi AA card will not allow you to receive a larger rebate; the restriction applies per AAdvantage account.


8. Do I have to use my own AAdvantage number on applications?
Yes. The name on the card application must match the name on the AAdvantage account. You cannot apply for multiple cards for different people and use the same AAdvantage account number. AA does not care how many Citi accounts you have so there is no harm in having your AAdvantage account number associated with multiple cards in your name. If you forget to add your AAdvantage account number to your application, an AAdvantage account in your name will be created and can later be merged with your existing account by calling AA.


9.   There is nothing on the application page stating the bonus miles, how do I know what I will be getting?
You need to have faith in the people here if you want to maximize your miles. The people on this board constantly apply for these cards and report back what they are told are the benefits and what they actually receive. The way Citi works is that if you are approved for a card, you will get the bonus associated with the link you applied under as long as you make the minimum spend. It does not matter if you already had the card or anything else. If you are approved - then you get the bonus. The two exceptions to this are: 1. If you fail to clear your cache and accidentally load a cached application, you get the miles associated with that application and 2. Some people have recently succeeded in 'bumping the bonus' by contacting Citi and requesting a match to a 50K offer after applying for a 40K card. If you don't feel like trusting in the experiences of others, then apply for an offer with a landing page.

10.   When will my bonus miles post?
Two working days after the date of the statement containing the charge that takes you across the spend threshold. It posts overnight, it'll be there when you check your AAdvantage account in the morning.

11.   Can I cancel a card using secure messaging?
Yes, assuming you have set up the credit card in your Citi account. Quick and easy.


No current public offers include Admirals club passes or statement credits. Rules and info for these additional benefits may apply if you have an older card:
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 09, 2013, 07:41:41 PM
Guys please, stop spoon feeding these noobs.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on August 11, 2013, 11:17:49 PM
Is This Dead?   :( :(
Looking for something at Citi?
We're sorry, but the page could not be found. The link may be outdated, or you may have entered the address (URL) incorrectly.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 11, 2013, 11:53:56 PM
Is This Dead?   :( :(
Looking for something at Citi?
We're sorry, but the page could not be found. The link may be outdated, or you may have entered the address (URL) incorrectly.
nope. Working fine.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 12, 2013, 12:18:40 AM
Is This Dead?   :( :(
Looking for something at Citi?
We're sorry, but the page could not be found. The link may be outdated, or you may have entered the address (URL) incorrectly.
Just worked for me.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on August 12, 2013, 12:35:13 AM
nope. Working fine.
Just worked for me.
The Link or you pressed Submit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 12, 2013, 12:37:06 AM
The Link or you pressed Submit?
Instant approval for wife :)

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 12, 2013, 12:38:18 AM
Guys please, stop spoon feeding these noobs.
Why?  Is clogging the threads better?! :-\
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 12, 2013, 01:46:46 AM
Why?  Is clogging the threads better?! :-\
Give it a few days and one of the noobs will call citi and ask why this link is different that you could churn them.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 08:26:35 AM
Is This Dead?   :( :(
Looking for something at Citi?
We're sorry, but the page could not be found. The link may be outdated, or you may have entered the address (URL) incorrectly.
Clear cookies etc.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 12, 2013, 09:55:00 AM
What are some perks for these cards?

Are these miles worth more than let's say UR, MR, or starppints and converting them over?

Anyone know the worth of these miles once the merger is official?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on August 12, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
What are some perks for these cards?

Should be the same benefits listed Here (https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/credit-card-details/detail.do?ID=citi-platinum-select-aadvantage-visa-credit-card)

Are these miles worth more than let's say UR, MR, or starppints and converting them over?

Here is AA's award chart (http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp) Best value IMO is for flights to Asia on Cathay Pacific's J or F. It really depends on what you're saving up for.

Anyone know the worth of these miles once the merger is official?

It's anyone's guess. You can look back at the UA CO merger and try to predict. Chances are it will be very similar to AA's current program.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 12, 2013, 11:45:54 AM

Here is AA's award chart (http://www.aa.com/i18n/disclaimers/aadvantageAllPartnerChart.jsp) Best value IMO is for flights to Asia on Cathay Pacific's J or F. It really depends on what you're saving up for.


Is it really only 20k miles from North America to Europe in economy (one way or RT?)  Or am I reading this incorrectly?

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 12, 2013, 12:03:19 PM
Is it really only 20k miles from North America to Europe in economy (one way or RT?)  Or am I reading this incorrectly?

That's economy OFF-PEAK, one-way. And this is not the AA award chart, it's the partner chart. (Though it's the same 20K on AA.)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 12, 2013, 12:31:26 PM
That's economy OFF-PEAK, one-way. And this is not the AA award chart, it's the partner chart. (Though it's the same 20K on AA.)

thanks!

can i buy tickets for other people?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 01:32:58 PM
Just got approved for my second card via a painless live chat. He offered either a 4500 CL or to reduce one of my existing cards to make it 8500.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2013, 01:34:07 PM
Just got approved for my second card via a painless live chat. He offered either a 4500 CL or to reduce one of my existing cards to make it 8500.  :)

2BM? Or second card within a few months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 01:36:08 PM
2BM? Or second card within a few months?
second card a week after a 2bm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 12, 2013, 01:43:18 PM
second card a week after a 2bm

So what was the 2BM?

AA + ??
next week, another AA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 12, 2013, 01:43:54 PM
How many are you guys up to?
 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 02:07:16 PM
So what was the 2BM?

AA + ??
next week, another AA.
a business AA for a 2bm ymmv..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 12, 2013, 02:11:53 PM
So you did:

AA personal + AA biz
then AA personal?

Did you get one pull for the 2BM?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 02:14:39 PM
So you did:

AA personal + AA biz
then AA personal?

Did you get one pull for the 2BM?
that. One pull.
Not yet approved for the business though..

ETA I am unsure if the business app actually "processed". It looked ok, but I never got an email etc.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 12, 2013, 02:50:53 PM
I did an amex 2bm today (spg and delta gold). My spg is pending. Can I do a Citi AA today for a mini-apporama while my spg is pending?
IOW, did Amex already pull my credit and won't even know about the citi ap today? Or best to chill until spg gets approved and then hit citi for an AA card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 02:54:40 PM
I did an amex 2bm today (spg and delta gold). My spg is pending. Can I do a Citi AA today for a mini-apporama while my spg is pending?
IOW, did Amex already pull my credit and won't even know about the citi ap today? Or best to chill until spg gets approved and then hit citi for an AA card?
Citi can die at any time. Amex probably won't need to pull again... I say do it!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 02:55:42 PM
I did an amex 2bm today (spg and delta gold). My spg is pending. Can I do a Citi AA today for a mini-apporama while my spg is pending?
IOW, did Amex already pull my credit and won't even know about the citi ap today? Or best to chill until spg gets approved and then hit citi for an AA card?
Once you are going for it, maybe go for the business AA as well.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 12, 2013, 03:03:23 PM
Citi can die at any time. Amex probably won't need to pull again... I say do it!

Thank for your non-sarcastic, non-begrudging, CLEAR advice.
May G-d bless you with ample sustenance and good health!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 12, 2013, 03:04:53 PM
Once you are going for it, maybe go for the business AA as well.

Wow! So much straightforward advice. Are you saying to do the personal and business together as a 2bm? I thought one week a apart is cool with Citi but not 2bm? And if so, which link? One of those blank FT links that are supposedly 50k or a clearly marked 40k?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 03:29:00 PM
Wow! So much straightforward advice. Are you saying to do the personal and business together as a 2bm? I thought one week a apart is cool with Citi but not 2bm? And if so, which link? One of those blank FT links that are supposedly 50k or a clearly marked 40k?
As per a few post up-thread, a  2bm of personal and business seems to work. I have had success getting two personal cards a day apart and having the pulls merged as one. Probably YMMV though.

There looks like a 40k link in the wiki for the business. Not sure about a 50k.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 12, 2013, 04:36:22 PM
As per a few post up-thread, a  2bm of personal and business seems to work. I have had success getting two personal cards a day apart and having the pulls merged as one. Probably YMMV though.

There looks like a 40k link in the wiki for the business. Not sure about a 50k.
how recently did you try 2 personal cards a day apart? And got both approved?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 04:43:41 PM
how recently did you try 2 personal cards a day apart? And got both approved?
6/5 and 6/6. Was able to get the pulls merged as well.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 04:46:16 PM
6/5 and 6/6. Was able to get the pulls merged as well.
through citi or the CR?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 12, 2013, 05:02:42 PM
Do you guys put in the same AA FF# for all applications?
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on August 12, 2013, 05:16:29 PM
Do you guys put in the same AA FF# for all applications?
Thanks in advance
yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 05:22:46 PM
through citi or the CR?
CR.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 12, 2013, 05:23:51 PM
Do you guys put in the same AA FF# for all applications?
Thanks in advance
I did not have an AA account when i did my back to back apps. I did end up with two accounts and merged them once the points posted.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 12, 2013, 07:03:57 PM
On an AA card,  Citi clawed back (only on the statement) bonus miles too (for refundable AA ticket).
First time it happened to me.

Are they starting to catch us....?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 08:20:43 PM
On an AA card,  Citi clawed back (only on the statement) bonus miles too (for refundable AA ticket).
First time it happened to me.

Are they starting to catch us....?
Is there any reason to think that UA is safer? (#wishfulthinking)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 12, 2013, 10:06:03 PM
On an AA card,  Citi clawed back (only on the statement) bonus miles too (for refundable AA ticket).
First time it happened to me.

Are they starting to catch us....?
Yup, as I said earlier, the party is over.
Though they don't claw back out of your AA account, but you'll have a negative 'balance' with Citi till you spend again.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 12, 2013, 10:20:44 PM
A few weeks ago this didn't happen.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
On an AA card,  Citi clawed back (only on the statement) bonus miles too (for refundable AA ticket).
First time it happened to me.

Are they starting to catch us....?
They clawed back the cc signup bonus, or the aa flight bonus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 12, 2013, 10:22:07 PM
Yup, as I said earlier, the party is over.
Though they don't claw back out of your AA account, but you'll have a negative 'balance' with Citi till you spend again.

The good part is that you can have a negative on one card, but it won't count against you on your other card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 12, 2013, 10:25:04 PM
its only 3k. AP works fine  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 12, 2013, 10:43:35 PM
its only 3k. AP works fine  :)

Not when you open 4 cards in 10 days...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 12, 2013, 10:52:07 PM
Not when you open 4 cards in 10 days...
are they clawing back the signup bonus, or the flight bonus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 12, 2013, 11:05:00 PM
are they clawing back the signup bonus, or the flight bonus?

Story was in a case of only a purchase bonus.
And as long as they don't go to AA, it doesn’t matter what they claw back. You just stop spending on the card, just like you would have done in any case.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 12, 2013, 11:30:23 PM
Thanks to those who encouraged me to go for the Citi today.
I just got immediately approved for an 8,500 CL using the Flyer Talk 50k link.

Update: And now I just did the business and got instant approval there as well. Let's see if the 2BM worked. They were five minutes apart from each other.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 12, 2013, 11:43:37 PM
Not when you open 4 cards in 10 days...
But yes if you have/commandeered numerous AP accounts... :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 13, 2013, 12:48:24 AM
@Moshe123 @ Baruch . Your playing with fire . Think of risk vs reward when doing stuff.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 13, 2013, 08:02:03 AM
But yes if you have/commandeered numerous AP accounts... :)
+7
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 09:24:22 AM
Instantly approved for my 3rd visa plat. 2 in the past 9 days. 1 from a half year ago. I also have the Amex version from a half year ago and a business AA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 09:31:41 AM
For some reason, other than the part of the limit on cards within a certain time frame (worse than Chase and Amex regarding pulls, much better regarding total number of cards possible to get), Citi is being very liberal in approving cards.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mittenfingerz on August 13, 2013, 10:54:15 AM
Instantly approved for my 3rd visa plat. 2 in the past 9 days. 1 from a half year ago. I also have the Amex version from a half year ago and a business AA.

Moshe, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of credit lines are you getting for these new cards.  The 1st aa via plat I got back in June got a whopping 2k line.  I wanna jump into this AA buffet, but I'm worried Citi has maxed their total exposure to me at 60k.  Do I need to close some cards, or is it possible to just move credit from another card to get a new AA approved?  I would prefer instant approval  ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 11:04:02 AM
Moshe, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of credit lines are you getting for these new cards.  The 1st aa via plat I got back in June got a whopping 2k line.  I wanna jump into this AA buffet, but I'm worried Citi has maxed their total exposure to me at 60k.  Do I need to close some cards, or is it possible to just move credit from another card to get a new AA approved?  I would prefer instant approval  ;D

Did for a friend a few minutes ago. Shifted some credit with live chat. No card closures.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mittenfingerz on August 13, 2013, 11:12:58 AM
Did for a friend a few minutes ago. Shifted some credit with live chat. No card closures.

Good to know.  I never see a chance to live chat during app process like some people say.  Am I missing it or does it vary from application to application?

I think it's time to apply.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 11:39:20 AM
If it gives you an option to continue after it says pending, click continue twice and it should come up. If it's declined, you won't have the option.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 13, 2013, 11:53:08 AM
Is it possible to have two active Citi AA cards, each linked to a different AAdvantage account?
Meaning, can I apply now for a new card with a new AAdvantage account even though I currently have an existing card linked to my old AAdvantage #?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 12:03:32 PM
Is it possible to have two active Citi AA cards, each linked to a different AAdvantage account?
Meaning, can I apply now for a new card with a new AAdvantage account even though I currently have an existing card linked to my old AAdvantage #?

Yes. That's what I did today.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 13, 2013, 12:56:04 PM
Thanks, but how do you know they won't merge it?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 02:11:57 PM
Thanks, but how do you know they won't merge it?

I'll guess that I'll wait for the statement which won't happen before a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
Thanks, but how do you know they won't merge it?

They're probably too unsophisticated for that. Just like they keep separate AA accounts for each card. So you can be -100000 on one card and rack up miles on the other.

IIRC, I don't remember anyone having such an issue, so I assume that it's not an issue.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 13, 2013, 03:00:19 PM
@Moshe123 @ Baruch . Your playing with fire . Think of risk vs reward when doing stuff.
What's playing with fire? buying and returning in general, or ordering AA flights?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 13, 2013, 03:49:26 PM
there's probably a good basis to consider this fraud. No ones probably going to get caught unless they completely abuse it, but it's still playing with fire
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on August 13, 2013, 06:07:37 PM
citi just raised the cl on one card from 6100 to 12000 and on the second one from 6500 to 9500
all w/o me asking, any reason?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 06:18:43 PM
If chat doesn't pop up right away on the last page after clicking continue twice (if you can continue means it wasn't rejected), wait. It will pop up if you have patience. It means that they are backlogged. Had that today on one application.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on August 13, 2013, 07:22:08 PM
citi just raised the cl on one card from 6100 to 12000 and on the second one from 6500 to 9500
all w/o me asking, any reason?

Just had the same thing.

17 to 25 and 13 to 20.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 13, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
Is it possible to have two active Citi AA cards, each linked to a different AAdvantage account?
Meaning, can I apply now for a new card with a new AAdvantage account even though I currently have an existing card linked to my old AAdvantage #?

whats the point in this? dont you want all your points in one place?

is it possible to merge them afterwards?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 13, 2013, 07:43:05 PM
@Moshe123
You did 2BMs?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 13, 2013, 11:02:32 PM
@Moshe123
You did 2BMs?

No
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on August 15, 2013, 04:32:54 PM
The WMC link in the Wiki is only 30k miles.
Here is a link to 50k miles WMC with $3k spend.
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp (http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp)

Mods, if it's against forum rules feel free to delete post
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 04:59:14 PM
The WMC link in the Wiki is only 30k miles.
Here is a link to 50k miles WMC with $3k spend.
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp (http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp)

Mods, if it's against forum rules feel free to delete post

From where did you get the link?
It would give me an excuse to get yet another personal AA card.... Don't have any MCs.
Of course biggest question if it's a different product, or if it's an issue at all. probably not.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 15, 2013, 05:04:04 PM
The WMC link in the Wiki is only 30k miles.
Here is a link to 50k miles WMC with $3k spend.
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp (http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp)

Mods, if it's against forum rules feel free to delete post
Whats the deal with this one?
Quote
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.
ETA according to FT wiki it means that fully churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 15, 2013, 05:08:18 PM
From where did you get the link?
It would give me an excuse to get yet another personal AA card.... Don't have any MCs.
Of course biggest question if it's a different product, or if it's an issue at all. probably not.
Visa , MC who cares ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 15, 2013, 05:08:34 PM
The WMC link in the Wiki is only 30k miles.
Here is a link to 50k miles WMC with $3k spend.
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp (http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp)

Mods, if it's against forum rules feel free to delete post
Nice find
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 15, 2013, 05:20:09 PM
Hey fellows,

I've been away for a while, and now on my return i'm getting the sense that there's been a change in the churnability of the Citi AA card.

Can someone please fill me in?

TIA!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 05:43:49 PM
Hey fellows,

I've been away for a while, and now on my return i'm getting the sense that there's been a change in the churnability of the Citi AA card.

Can someone please fill me in?

TIA!

There is a 50k link in the wiki that is fully churnable. Just don't apply for 2 personal cards in one day. On day 1 one card, on day 9 another of the same card.
I got my second and third of the same card this month.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 15, 2013, 05:48:55 PM
Does anyone know how fast I can get a card after applying? Will they send one out next day? An added user next day?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 05:50:15 PM
Does anyone know how fast I can get a card after applying? Will they send one out next day? An added user next day?

YMMV IME. Some rep will expedite it, others won't.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 15, 2013, 05:51:52 PM
Moshe123, can you please give me some advice? I applied on 8/2 in a 2 BM for a AA card personal & biz & got approved only for the personal, applied 8/9 also on a 2BM & both got denied. I have above average credit & usually get approved. What am I doing wrong?
Thanking you in advance
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 15, 2013, 05:57:28 PM
Moshe123, can you please give me some advice? I applied on 8/2 in a 2 BM for a AA card personal & biz & got approved only for the personal, applied 8/9 also on a 2BM & both got denied. I have above average credit & usually get approved. What am I doing wrong?
Thanking you in advance
Maybe because you didn't wait 8/9 days?
Visa , MC who cares ?
+1
What's the point of this? Has anyone had a limit of how many of the Visa 50k you can get? :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 15, 2013, 06:02:27 PM
There is a 50k link in the wiki that is fully churnable. Just don't apply for 2 personal cards in one day. On day 1 one card, on day 9 another of the same card.
I got my second and third of the same card this month.
Thanks so much!

Question: I currently have 3 personal AA cards and one biz AA card opened with Citi. Should i close some first or just go ahead?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 15, 2013, 06:05:21 PM
Just go ahead.
They're sometimes willing to move credit via chat in order to approve you.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 15, 2013, 06:06:12 PM
Just go ahead.
They're sometimes willing to move credit via chat in order to approve you.
Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 15, 2013, 06:09:33 PM
YMMV IME. Some rep will expedite it, others won't.

Even an added user?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 06:38:40 PM
Thanks so much!

Question: I currently have 3 personal AA cards and one biz AA card opened with Citi. Should i close some first or just go ahead?

Don't close any!!!! You are way better off without closing any. I love Citi....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 06:38:55 PM
Even an added user?

Dunno
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 06:40:15 PM
Moshe123, can you please give me some advice? I applied on 8/2 in a 2 BM for a AA card personal & biz & got approved only for the personal, applied 8/9 also on a 2BM & both got denied. I have above average credit & usually get approved. What am I doing wrong?
Thanking you in advance

Ask why you were denied. As Meshugener said, it might be that you didn't wait for the 9th day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 15, 2013, 06:45:05 PM
you think there is a limit of the amount of cards? anyone get A/A'ed by citi?

can someone please explain to me what you do with these miles? do you sell or fly American ( I saw something about $150 credit on tix, or admiral pass...any updated info on this)?

and 1 more ( I promise) does it pay to just open a new FFN with each application or not to, because I know there are transfer fees associated with transferring points (not sure if it applies if its the same person)? I would think to open new FFN (if no transfer fees) so  they don't  get too suspicious
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 15, 2013, 07:44:14 PM
Whats the deal with this one?ETA according to FT wiki it means that fully churnable.

-1, all the MC apps have the 18-24 month language on them. The Visa apps just say new accounts. The MC apps all say new applicants.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 15, 2013, 07:59:01 PM
-1, all the MC apps have the 18-24 month language on them. The Visa apps just say new accounts. The MC apps all say new applicants.

So according to that logic, MC r not churnable? Visa still are?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 15, 2013, 08:04:30 PM
-1, all the MC apps have the 18-24 month language on them. The Visa apps just say new accounts. The MC apps all say new applicants.
-1 the terminology for the MC link says churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 08:11:31 PM
you think there is a limit of the amount of cards? anyone get A/A'ed by citi?

Theoretically, more than a few is definitely doable.
Only for extreme abuse.

can someone please explain to me what you do with these miles? do you sell or fly American ( I saw something about $150 credit on tix, or admiral pass...any updated info on this)?

Can sell (need certain amounts) or fly.
Credits and passes aren't on current offers.  

and 1 more ( I promise) does it pay to just open a new FFN with each application or not to, because I know there are transfer fees associated with transferring points (not sure if it applies if its the same person)? I would think to open new FFN (if no transfer fees) so  they don't  get too suspicious

One FFN is just perfect.  
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 15, 2013, 08:57:41 PM
Don't close any!!!! You are way better off without closing any.

?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 15, 2013, 09:11:29 PM
Thanks @moshe123

You seem to be churning them when do u plan on canceling and reapplying?

What do you do with your points?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 09:13:25 PM
?

It harms your approval chances. They only seem to care about total credit by them and can move credit. They are less likely to approve you if they see that you just closed such a card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 09:14:37 PM
Thanks @moshe123

You seem to be churning them when do u plan on canceling and reapplying?

What do you do with your points?

Churning without closing any cards or moving credit. :-)

Sell.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 15, 2013, 09:15:21 PM
It harms your approval chances. They only seem to care about total credit by them and can move credit. They are less likely to approve you if they see that you just closed such a card.

So they don't mind 30 CC? Lol
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 15, 2013, 09:16:18 PM
Churning without closing any cards or moving credit. :-)

Sell.

What's the going rate?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 15, 2013, 09:20:14 PM
What's the going rate?

I get 1.7
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on August 15, 2013, 09:53:23 PM
I get 1.7
u sure?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 15, 2013, 09:54:18 PM
u sure?

Well technically its .017, but yes, I'm sure.  :O)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on August 15, 2013, 10:06:34 PM
Well technically its .017, but yes, I'm sure.  :O)
   would u mind pm'ing whos giving 1.7??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 15, 2013, 10:46:13 PM
Just got approved! Thanks Moshe and Mesh!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 15, 2013, 10:52:36 PM
Let me tell you something: this 50k app link has built-in approval coding. (if you follow the rules, of course).

Unbelievable :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 15, 2013, 11:02:23 PM
Let me tell you something: this 50k app link has built-in approval coding. (if you follow the rules, of course).

Unbelievable :)
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on August 15, 2013, 11:14:57 PM
Let me tell you something: this 50k app link has built-in approval coding. (if you follow the rules, of course).

Unbelievable :)

Can you please explain what that means?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chookshook on August 15, 2013, 11:21:50 PM
Well technically its .017, but yes, I'm sure.  :O)
Would you mind sharing who gives .017. Closest I've found is 1.3.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 15, 2013, 11:27:08 PM
Would you mind sharing who gives .017. Closest I've found is 1.3.

Must've found a greedy broker.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 16, 2013, 02:36:16 AM
Let me tell you something: this 50k app link has built-in approval coding. (if you follow the rules, of course).

Unbelievable :)
What if you were banned because of the TYP card?  >:(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on August 16, 2013, 04:03:14 AM
Even an added user?
I had it done more than once in the past year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 05:55:25 AM
What if you were banned because of the TYP card?  >:(


Try and report back...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 16, 2013, 07:50:56 AM
Try and report back...
Why didn't I think of that?    ;)
No go.  >:(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 08:06:35 AM
Why didn't I think of that?    ;)
No go.  >:(

Banned for life?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on August 16, 2013, 08:12:32 AM
I get 1.7
could u pm me info on this?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 08:53:39 AM
Any idea why length of first statement at Citi seems completely random?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 16, 2013, 09:14:55 AM
Moshe123, I have to change what I originally posted. I actually applied on 8/1 & on 8/13. Both for the Citi platinum card 50k bonus. I did it with a 2BM with the business card. So the 9 days shouldnt have been an issue.
When I called for reconsideration they said due to the fact the system saw a duplicate application it automatically declined it. Nothing the rep or the manager can do to get it approved. Shifting credit or not.
Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 16, 2013, 09:16:31 AM
I am looking for a little insight on applying for the AA business card.

Is it worth the $450 AF to get 60k and the executive card, or should i go with a no AF, 3035k WMC?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 09:21:20 AM
Moshe123, I have to change what I originally posted. I actually applied on 8/1 & on 8/13. Both for the Citi platinum card 50k bonus. I did it with a 2BM with the business card. So the 9 days shouldnt have been an issue.
When I called for reconsideration they said due to the fact the system saw a duplicate application it automatically declined it. Nothing the rep or the manager can do to get it approved. Shifting credit or not.
Thanks

So, the second time was a 2bm. There you go. Was it submitted at the same time?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bobzilla on August 16, 2013, 09:25:28 AM
I applied for citi AA visa, Citi just called me but i wasnt home, should i call them back? I rather not to speak to them, If i dont, will it affect my approval?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 16, 2013, 09:29:22 AM
So, the second time was a 2bm. There you go. Was it submitted at the same time?

Moshe, both apps were a 2BM at the same time..

8/1: Personal Submit..  Approved, Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!
8/13: Personal Submit..  Boom! Declined! Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 09:37:25 AM
Moshe, both apps were a 2BM at the same time..

8/1: Personal Submit..  Approved, Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!
8/13: Personal Submit..  Boom! Declined! Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

I don't know your case, but you should have stopped right at 8/1 #2.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 16, 2013, 09:47:49 AM
Moshe, both apps were a 2BM at the same time..

8/1: Personal Submit..  Approved, Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!
8/13: Personal Submit..  Boom! Declined! Biz Submit.. Boom! Declined!

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Now that makes sense.
They would not approve you if its more than 2 apps per 60/65 days, regardless of approval.
Your mistake was doing a 2BM in the first round.

What if you were banned because of the TYP card?  >:(
Maybe that proves churning is more rewarding than CB? Just kidding.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 10:23:06 AM
-1 the terminology for the MC link says churnable.

You have no idea what you're talking about.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 10:24:42 AM
What if you were banned because of the TYP card?  >:(

Got caught in the TYP shutdown net like the others from FT?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 10:25:28 AM
Let me tell you something: this 50k app link has built-in approval coding. (if you follow the rules, of course).

Unbelievable :)

I applied on Aug 7th at 10:30PM PST and got instant approval. When can I apply again? Today?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 10:31:47 AM
I applied on Aug 7th at 10:30PM PST and got instant approval. When can I apply again? Today?

Yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 16, 2013, 10:44:17 AM
I applied on Aug 7th at 10:30PM PST and got instant approval. When can I apply again? Today?
Yes

So where does the 68 day rule come in?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 16, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
So 2bm personal+biz is a no go?
I plan on applying
. Anyone ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 10:50:05 AM
So where does the 68 day rule come in?

If he didn't apply for any card for 65 days prior he's good to go today and wait another 65 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 10:52:15 AM
Last week was my first Citi app in a year.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 16, 2013, 10:56:13 AM
If he didn't apply for any card for 65 days prior he's good to go today and wait another 65 days.

But he said he applied Aug 7th
So 2bm personal+biz is a no go?
I plan on applying
. Anyone ?

No, it's a go.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 10:58:21 AM
just applied-instant approval! :)

is it possible to merge this card with a current online account? i didnt make a new login for this card
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 16, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
But he said he applied Aug 7th
No, it's a go.
Any personal?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 10:59:36 AM
You have no idea what you're talking about.
Looks like your right.
In th MC app it says "new applicants"=churnable but it also says "this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card" I only read the first part. -2 to me.

From th FT :
Quote
FAQ

1.   Are these cards churnable?
Yes. The general rules are:
Personal cards with the language "This offer is only valid for new accounts" can be churned repeatedly without restriction other than the general Citi application rules.
Personal cards with the language "is not available to existing cardmembers" can be churned once Citi decides that you are no longer an existing cardmember. This usually occurs between 12 and 26 months of your last successful AA Personal Card approval. Although it is not a hard-and-fast rule, generally this occurs around 18 months after previous approval. YMMV. You do not need to cancel old cards.

From the MC App
Quote
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 11:05:27 AM
just applied-instant approval! :)

is it possible to merge this card with a current online account? i didnt make a new login for this card

Of course. Login to your account and click on "link another..." After you get your card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:11:42 AM
Of course. Login to your account and click on "link another..." After you get your card.

thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 16, 2013, 11:12:17 AM
You can only link it if your current account is also a AA card, otherwise you need a new login.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 16, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
You can only link it if your current account is also a AA card, otherwise you need a new login.
+1, I have like 4 logins with citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:14:16 AM
You can only link it if your current account is also a AA card, otherwise you need a new login.

ahh this is my first one....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:15:35 AM
didnt know the rule....if i did i wouldve made a login when prompted to
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 16, 2013, 11:21:44 AM
I applied for my first and ever citi cards 3-4 months ago .. when 2bm was still alive ...

I got both the
Citi Plat select AA Visa - 50k
Citi Select AA Amex 50k

Both are still active ...  I'm trying to determine my next move .. from my understanding reading all the above... Is the right move to apply for the Cti Plat select AA visa 50k (via live link) again ... then maybe go after a business card a few days after ?  or play it safe and apply for a mastercard or something...

Should I cancel any of my existing accounts beforehand ...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 11:26:47 AM
I applied for my first and ever citi cards 3-4 months ago .. when 2bm was still alive ...

I got both the
Citi Plat select AA Visa - 50k
Citi Select AA Amex 50k

Both are still active ...  I'm trying to determine my next move .. from my understanding reading all the above... Is the right move to apply for the Cti Plat select AA visa 50k (via live link) again ... then maybe go after a business card a few days after ?  or play it safe and apply for a mastercard or something...

Should I cancel any of my existing accounts beforehand ...

I was about to type an answer. I'm not lazy to answer.
I just want that you read the last 5 pages of this thread. I promise you that you won't have any questions.
I'm writing a long comment, so you won't think that I was just lazy to answer your question. It's pretty simple.
I hope that it was understood. Lets not have a thread of repetitive questions.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:36:02 AM
i looked at the terms for both visa and WMC and they both say "new accounts"....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 11:42:20 AM
i looked at the terms for both visa and WMC and they both say "new accounts"....
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:44:51 AM
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.
so not churnable?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 11:51:22 AM
so not churnable?
Sounds like it.
This is from the 50k MC. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 16, 2013, 11:52:15 AM
I was about to type an answer. I'm not lazy to answer.
I just want that you read the last 5 pages of this thread. I promise you that you won't have any questions.
I'm writing a long comment, so you won't think that I was just lazy to answer your question. It's pretty simple.
I hope that it was understood. Lets not have a thread of repetitive questions.

Thank you .. just read it ... How many of the visa's do you have active, if you never cancel the old ones ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 11:54:28 AM
You can only link it if your current account is also a AA card, otherwise you need a new login.

-1, I just linked my new AA card to my Citi login that only had my checking and TYP card on it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 11:57:21 AM
Sounds like it.
This is from the 50k MC.

and visa? said same thing IIRC
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 12:01:32 PM
and visa? said same thing IIRC

MC language

* This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.

Visa language

* Card Offer: This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is valid only for new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® card accounts pursuant to this offer and excludes any other Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cards offered.


Notice the difference? The Visa is churn-able because it says "new card accounts", not "new applicants"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 12:02:40 PM
Thank you .. just read it ... How many of the visa's do you have active, if you never cancel the old ones ?

Only started this year with them. One thing at a time...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 12:08:35 PM
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.

But the terms are identical on the application page. No landing page on the visa.

So maybe the policy is out of the window. Nobody has posted evidence to the contrary recently. Nobody even tried.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 12:10:02 PM
I see the word account by both...unless I'm looking at the wrong location
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 12:15:52 PM
i see where you are reading but if you were to click on apply and scroll down to T&C and skip to where the graphs end you will see it states otherwise
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on August 16, 2013, 12:34:13 PM
is there anyone with good good knowledge of the situation that can break it down for idiots like me? Like in the wiki or so.. I read the FT wiki.. still hard to understand
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on August 16, 2013, 12:40:51 PM
MC language

* This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.

Visa language

* Card Offer: This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is valid only for new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® card accounts pursuant to this offer and excludes any other Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cards offered.


Notice the difference? The Visa is churn-able because it says "new card accounts", not "new applicants"

if the MC language is accurate, then not only would it not be churnable, but you wouldnt get the bonus if you had the visa or amex before no ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 16, 2013, 12:42:25 PM
-1, I just linked my new AA card to my Citi login that only had my checking and TYP card on it.
Must be a new improvement.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 12:52:52 PM
MC language

* This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.

Visa language

* Card Offer: This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is valid only for new Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® card accounts pursuant to this offer and excludes any other Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cards offered.


Notice the difference? The Visa is churn-able because it says "new card accounts", not "new applicants"
The emphasis is on "not available to existing" it takes time to be considered non existing.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chookshook on August 16, 2013, 12:57:02 PM
The emphasis is on "not available to existing" it takes time to be considered non existing.
Does citi track by ssn or AA mileage number?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 16, 2013, 01:06:36 PM
Does citi track by ssn or AA mileage number?
SSN
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 16, 2013, 01:57:44 PM
SSN
besides Moshe and Mesh, did anyone else get two cards within the same month? or more?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 16, 2013, 02:05:14 PM
Got caught in the TYP shutdown net like the others from FT?
FT is for kids.  :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 16, 2013, 02:08:09 PM
Banned for life?
Life seems like a long time.  :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 02:48:22 PM
besides Moshe and Mesh, did anyone else get two cards within the same month? or more?

Almost everyone. Gotta read the thread.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 16, 2013, 02:49:21 PM
Almost everyone. Gotta read the thread.
did you do more than 2?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 02:50:02 PM
Ok it's a year away but what to do when the AF hits? Can I downgrade to a no AF?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 16, 2013, 02:50:17 PM
I was about to type an answer. I'm not lazy to answer.
I just want that you read the last 5 pages of this thread. I promise you that you won't have any questions.
I'm writing a long comment, so you won't think that I was just lazy to answer your question. It's pretty simple.
I hope that it was understood. Lets not have a thread of repetitive questions.

Make it into a wiki?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 16, 2013, 02:52:18 PM
Approved for business 40 and ft 50 in 2 diff days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 03:09:25 PM
did you do more than 2?

2 per 65 days allowed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 03:10:38 PM
Approved for business 40 and ft 50 in 2 diff days.

I'm not sure that you will now get approved for another personal on the 9th day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raccah on August 16, 2013, 03:37:18 PM
Sorry I read this thread from the 8th page and the FT wiki. I get the steps, but somewhere in the middle (page 18) or so, it sounded like 2BM was magically allowed - for biz and personal. Then it sounded like not.

I have the gold and the plat, I was about to get the biz card, but then after reading this thread it sounded like I could get the biz and the 50K ft offer at once in two BM - is that officially dead? If so, I will just continue along the process that the FT wiki says to do (step 3 with the biz card).

So, is the 2BM dead or can I do them 2 days apart?

Thanks!
David
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2013, 04:02:02 PM
I'm not sure that you will now get approved for another personal on the 9th day.
This is the 46,0000000$ question.
Anyone?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 04:21:33 PM
This is the 46,0000000$ question.
Anyone?

I would say that you won't. Try....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 16, 2013, 05:36:08 PM
Must be a new improvement.
I've done it almost a year ago. Can't be that new.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 16, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
I would say that you won't. Try....
3 cards not allowed within 65 days.
Tried last week
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 16, 2013, 06:21:22 PM
I recently tried adding my Hilton Reserve to my AA login and it didn't allow me.
Same with the wife.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 16, 2013, 06:33:18 PM
I recently tried adding my Hilton Reserve to my AA login and it didn't allow me.
Same with the wife.
You wrote about adding AA cards to accounts with other cards. I have successfully done so some 10 months ago. I guess it depends what you're adding to what.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 06:46:18 PM
Instant approved for 2nd AA Visa, with a bigger CL than last weeks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 16, 2013, 06:59:05 PM
Instant approved for 2nd AA Visa, with a bigger CL than last weeks.

Wrote higher income?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 07:05:47 PM
Wrote higher income?

No the same
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2013, 07:11:18 PM
Didn't see it in the last 6 pages or wiki, you guys taking new pulls for these approvals every 10 days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mow on August 16, 2013, 07:11:47 PM
Didn't see it in the last 6 pages or wiki, you guys taking new pulls for these approvals every 10 days?
Of course
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
Of course
so why so special?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 16, 2013, 07:18:29 PM
so why so special?

Pulls from equifax in NY which no one else really does so its kinda "hit-free" plus it's churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2013, 07:28:59 PM
Pulls from equifax in NY which no one else really does so its kinda "hit-free" plus it's churnable.
makes sense. Unless YMMV and it pulls Experian.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 16, 2013, 07:30:15 PM
so why so special?

50k AA miles for 3k spend, why wouldn't you?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 17, 2013, 09:21:34 PM
so why so special?
+1 overated.
Did anyone do a Ty card or something to make it a worthwhile 2bm, or does that not work?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 17, 2013, 10:15:29 PM
+1 overated.
Did anyone do a Ty card or something to make it a worthwhile 2bm, or does that not work?
That.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 17, 2013, 10:19:01 PM
+1 overated.
Did anyone do a Ty card or something to make it a worthwhile 2bm, or does that not work?

some people have had success doing a 2BM with a business...not sure how many pulls (i assume 2)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on August 17, 2013, 10:56:17 PM
That.
Even mixing business and personal? (I recently had a business and personal AA 2bm success and i'm wondering if that's an anomaly)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 17, 2013, 10:59:58 PM
I recently had a business and personal AA 2bm success
How many pulls?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 17, 2013, 11:34:39 PM
so why so special?

Since Amex stopped having good offers, only Chase and Citi are left. Not that big of an issue.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on August 17, 2013, 11:37:03 PM
Just did 2bm with personal and business after chating with them got approved for both, don't know how many pulls ::)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on August 17, 2013, 11:40:31 PM
Since Amex stopped having good offers, only Chase and Citi are left. Not that big of an issue.
50K after spending 5000K in 3 months and then upgrading to platinum after spending 1$ another 25k then downgrading to green for another 1k is that not a good offer? 83K after all said and done!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 17, 2013, 11:50:55 PM
50K after spending 5000K in 3 months and then upgrading to platinum after spending 1$ another 25k then downgrading to green for another 5k is that not a good offer? 85K after all said and done!
FTFY.
You also missed the $200...

But Moshe is right. With all the clamping down and tightening the rules, this link is a bit of fresh air.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on August 18, 2013, 12:30:01 AM
50K after spending 5000K in 3 months and then upgrading to platinum after spending 1$ another 25k then downgrading to green for another 1k is that not a good offer? 83K after all said and done!
for free?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 12:42:39 AM
50K after spending 5000K in 3 months and then upgrading to platinum after spending 1$ another 25k then downgrading to green for another 1k is that not a good offer? 83K after all said and done!

And no FRs with Citi. And Amex MR has dropped in value on the market. AA hasn't.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 18, 2013, 12:45:32 AM
The difference between Amex and Citi is that Citi is good by mistake. They simply don't know how to manage their links. When Amex was good they were really good.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 12:47:57 AM
FTFY.
You also missed the $200...

But Moshe is right. With all the clamping down and tightening the rules, this link is a bit of fresh air.

Amex only has nowadays 2 cards worth a pull, BRG and MB plat. How the mighty have fallen.
The regular plat and the PRG aren't worth it. Same goes for the starwood cards and the Delta.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 12:53:27 AM
The difference between Amex and Citi is that Citi is good by mistake. They simply don't know how to manage their links. When Amex was good they were really good.

למאי נפקא מינה? למקח וממכר. השתא דאתית להכי כולהו נמי למקח וממכר.

What we care about is now.

The great part of Citi is that they don't die fast because bloggers don't have the financial incentive to publicize it (the contrary).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2013, 12:54:25 AM
Then why is chase still good?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 12:54:43 AM
Amex only has nowadays 2 cards worth a pull, BRG and MB plat. How the mighty have fallen.
The regular plat and the PRG aren't worth it. Same goes for the starwood cards and the Delta.

PRG is worth it if you're eligible for the 50k plat upgrade link, and 5 free AUs for SBS.

But otherwise I agree, Amex doesn't have much worth getting these days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 18, 2013, 12:55:17 AM
Amex only has nowadays 2 cards worth a pull, BRG and MB plat. How the mighty have fallen.
The regular plat and the PRG aren't worth it. Same goes for the starwood cards and the Delta.

Why not? You can get the PRG and upgrade to Plat for 25K MR + 200 airline dollars, AND get the MB platinum every year. And what's wring with 60K SPG?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 12:57:15 AM
Why not? You can get the PRG and upgrade to Plat for 25K MR + 200 airline dollars, AND get the MB platinum every year. And what's wring with 60K SPG?

You're thinking of the BGR upgrade link
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 01:13:18 AM
Then why is chase still good?

C'mon.
2 recent 60k business cards. BA just got better, 2 united. SP etc. And they are mostly churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2013, 01:14:38 AM
My question was in response to your allegation.

Never mind that the plethora of 100k ads probably did more damage than "the bloggers"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 18, 2013, 01:16:03 AM
C'mon.
2 recent 60k business cards. BA just got better, 2 united. SP etc. And they are mostly churnable.

He's asking why is it good despite the publicity.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 01:17:36 AM
You're thinking of the BGR upgrade link

And 60k starwood for 10k isn't such a deal and you have that FR looming.
And it's not like you can get the bonus every year. More like every 15 months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 01:20:46 AM
My question was in response to your allegation.

Never mind that the plethora of 100k ads probably did more damage than "the bloggers"

As someone above said, Citi is only good because of their incompetence. Just give it a week with bloggers publicizing it (not talking about you here) and all of this is dead for good.
Chase is all official offers.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 02:10:56 AM
And 60k starwood for 10k isn't such a deal and you have that FR looming.
And it's not like you can get the bonus every year. More like every 15 months.

Dan has done 3BM and 4BM for Amex with SPG Per/Bus, BGR, PGR

All for one pull, why wouldn't you? Decent points are decent points
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 18, 2013, 02:18:13 AM
Pulls from equifax in NY which no one else really does so its kinda "hit-free" plus it's churnable.

So all you guys that are getting 1 CC per pull are from NY?
Where do they pull from in NJ?
I'm trying to understand how it's worth a pull for 1 card and then another pull 9 days later..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on August 18, 2013, 04:39:02 AM


But otherwise I agree, Amex doesn't have much worth getting these days.
-1 in my personal opinion.
I get tremendous value from transferring MR-BA, (every transfer of 1k counts since short haul redemptions are so cheap) especially during their sporadic promotions of 25-50% transfer bonus's
And no FRs with Citi.

Yah the FR issue is a bit of a hassle
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 18, 2013, 09:50:15 AM
Still trying to get a handle on this.
If I do a 2bm pers and bus, does that count as one app or only one pull but two apps?
Will I still be able to apply for a 2nd pers card after 8/9 days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 10:57:17 AM
-1 in my personal opinion.
I get tremendous value from transferring MR-BA, (every transfer of 1k counts since short haul redemptions are so cheap) especially during their sporadic promotions of 25-50% transfer bonus's
Yah the FR issue is a bit of a hassle

What airlines do they run the 50% transfer bonuses on?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 18, 2013, 12:45:20 PM
What airlines do they run the 50% transfer bonuses on?

In the past I've seen to BA avios
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2013, 01:26:25 PM
What airlines do they run the 50% transfer bonuses on?

BA and DL had 66% (effectively).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 18, 2013, 01:31:02 PM
Guys, this is getting very OT.
I beseech that this stop immediately, or else I will report it to the global moderators.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 18, 2013, 01:37:51 PM
Boo, application pending, and it didn't give me an option for the chat.
Call in right away?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 18, 2013, 01:39:48 PM
Get a life.

I'd rather have this thread go off topic than talking and talking about it till MMS is going to suspect something is going on here that has not been killed yet.

And yes, call. They're super nice.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 02:10:11 PM

I'd rather have this thread go off topic than talking and talking about it till MMS is going to suspect something is going on here that has not been killed yet.

And yes, call. They're super nice.
+100

on both points
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 18, 2013, 02:11:13 PM
Boo, application pending, and it didn't give me an option for the chat.
Call in right away?
Does Live Chat ever come up on Sunday?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 18, 2013, 02:20:02 PM
Get a life.

I'd rather have this thread go off topic than talking and talking about it till MMS is going to suspect something is going on here that has not been killed yet.

And yes, call. They're super nice.

MMS wakes up every morning and says, "Hello world! What deal can I kill today?!"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 18, 2013, 02:44:20 PM
Does Live Chat ever come up on Sunday?
It did for me for my first app.

And Meshugener, for your knowledge, I do have a life. So there.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 18, 2013, 02:46:40 PM
So all you guys that are getting 1 CC per pull are from NY?
Where do they pull from in NJ?
I'm trying to understand how it's worth a pull for 1 card and then another pull 9 days later..

Bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on August 18, 2013, 03:09:34 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Visa and MC in the same application?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 03:20:15 PM
MMS wakes up every morning and says, "Hello world! What deal can I kill today?!"
No he wakes up every morning thinking, how could I promote my blog to get more traffic. He is motivated by profits like every human being. In his case more traffic means more apps through his links.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 18, 2013, 03:26:04 PM
It did for me for my first app.

When? Today?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 18, 2013, 03:41:09 PM
BA and DL had 66% (effectively).

Anyone have any info on DL bonus. It's been a dry spell last year or so .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 03:44:59 PM
Boo, application pending, and it didn't give me an option for the chat.
Call in right away?

How long did you wait?
If they're backlogged, it can take a minute or 2. Happened to me last week.
Calling though is probably just the same. Not the same feeling though.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 18, 2013, 03:46:01 PM
Get a life.

I'd rather have this thread go off topic than talking and talking about it till MMS is going to suspect something is going on here that has not been killed yet.

And yes, call. They're super nice.

MMS has no interest in publicizing this. No referral bonus for him (or any other blogger).
That's why it's living already for up to 2 months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 18, 2013, 03:50:13 PM
MMS has no interest in publicizing this. No referral bonus for him (or any other blogger).
That's why it's living already for up to 2 months.
He used to give step by step even on things he didn't get a referral on.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 03:56:05 PM
MMS has no interest in publicizing this. No referral bonus for him (or any other blogger).
That's why it's living already for up to 2 months.
then you dont know MMS well
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 18, 2013, 04:08:01 PM
He used to give step by step even on things he didn't get a referral on.
then you dont know MMS well
True. But on the other hand there are somethings he keeps secret. Say for example, the new FF# trick, which i'm sure he's aware of, but never makes mention of it. So i'm not quite sure we fully understand his agenda.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2013, 04:26:50 PM
So aside from Yellow, anyone been successful on a 2BM for biz + personal?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 18, 2013, 04:52:44 PM
True. But on the other hand there are somethings he keeps secret. Say for example, the new FF# trick, which i'm sure he's aware of, but never makes mention of it. So i'm not quite sure we fully understand his agenda.
care sharing?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 18, 2013, 05:03:12 PM
care sharing?
Just to clarify (yes, you can stop PMimg me...): By "new," i don't mean the trick is new, i mean putting in a "new FF#." Sorry for the lack of clarity.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 18, 2013, 05:30:10 PM
So aside from Yellow, anyone been successful on a 2BM for biz + personal?
Just did 2BM biz+personal. Approved for both!!! :-)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on August 18, 2013, 05:32:53 PM
Just did 2BM biz+personal. Approved for both!!! :-)
with new ff?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 05:36:09 PM
with new ff?
New FF# isnt necessary . Shmulyg wasnt talking about Citi and AA
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 18, 2013, 06:56:03 PM
with new ff?
Nope. Same FF#
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 18, 2013, 07:13:42 PM
1 pull or two?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2013, 07:19:49 PM
1 pull or two?
Citi consumer+business is 2 AFAIK.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 18, 2013, 07:29:49 PM
Citi consumer+business is 2 AFAIK.
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: joeberg on August 18, 2013, 08:10:55 PM
Then there is no point in 2BM?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 18, 2013, 08:27:12 PM
Then there is no point in 2BM?
+1 if it prevents a successful second personal after 9 days...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 18, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
1 pull or two?


Citi consumer+business is 2 AFAIK.
2 pulls on Equifax (NY). The 2nd and 3rd pulls on my Equifax report (first was my cap1 secured card).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 18, 2013, 11:26:20 PM
How the heck do you guys all know right away how many pulls you got?
I do a 2bm or a 3bm and just have emunah peshutah that it worked. I won't know until I see my yearly free credit report.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 18, 2013, 11:41:27 PM
How the heck do you guys all know right away how many pulls you got?
I do a 2bm or a 3bm and just have emunah peshutah that it worked. I won't know until I see my yearly free credit report.
Pay $1 for the 30 day Citi Identity Monitoring service and then cancel b/f the higher fee kicks in.
Or retain emunah peshuta.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 18, 2013, 11:42:21 PM
Pay $1 for the 30 day Citi Identity Monitoring service and then cancel b/f the higher fee kicks in.
Or retain emunah peshuta.

VCN saves the headache.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 19, 2013, 12:04:04 AM
Pay $1 for the 30 day Citi Identity Monitoring service and then cancel b/f the higher fee kicks in.
Or retain emunah peshuta.
Or use the trial offered by amex for credit secure.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 19, 2013, 12:52:55 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys. But these trial offers are exactly that. Trial. D'haynu you have them for a short period and then are no longer eligible. The way people talk on these threads, it sounds like they always know the immediate fallout from every 3bm and AOR. I find it hard to believe that someone who applies for dozens of cards a year is opening and closing different trial services each time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 19, 2013, 12:56:29 AM
It's churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 19, 2013, 12:59:27 AM
It's churnable.

What is churnable? One of these services? Which one?

BTW do we use the term churnable now for things other than CCs? Like if you're sitting at the kiddush and you just finished your cholent and you want to go back up to the buffet for me, do you ask you friend, "I finished my cholent. Can I get more?" and he says, "Yeah, man, totally. Go back to the buffet and get some. It's churnable."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 19, 2013, 01:02:50 AM
What is churnable? One of these services? Which one?

BTW do we use the term churnable now for things other than CCs? Like if you're sitting at the kiddush and you just finished your cholent and you want to go back up to the buffet for me, do you ask you friend, "I finished my cholent. Can I get more?" and he says, "Yeah, man, totally. Go back to the buffet and get some. It's churnable."

BTDT
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 01:14:36 AM
What is churnable? One of these services? Which one?
Citi Credit Monitor is churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 01:14:59 AM
BTW do we use the term churnable now for things other than CCs? Like if you're sitting at the kiddush and you just finished your cholent and you want to go back up to the buffet for me, do you ask you friend, "I finished my cholent. Can I get more?" and he says, "Yeah, man, totally. Go back to the buffet and get some. It's churnable."
Cholent is by far the most churnable food out there... just put your ear to your stomach... ;)



Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 01:24:26 AM
am i missing something , whats the point of 2 bm (business+personal) if it results in 2 pulls?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 01:31:26 AM
am i missing something , whats the point of 2 bm (business+personal) if it results in 2 pulls?
Nothing. It can only do harm.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 01:34:38 AM
Nothing. It can only do harm.
Unless there are reports of it being one pull only?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 01:46:20 AM
Unless there are reports of it being one pull only?
Still waiting for those...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 07:55:10 AM
Still waiting for those...
Business and personal work.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 08:06:24 AM
Tried yesterday, came out as two pulls.
Thouh i did read in a post on ft somehow combining multi pulls into one hard inquiry.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 19, 2013, 10:12:44 AM
Wife got approved w ft link for 50k after call In they were really nice.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2013, 10:38:26 AM
Where does Citi pull in NJ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 19, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
Where does Citi pull in NJ?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6373
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 11:19:08 AM
If i applied for the mc gold and amex platinum card 6 months ago. Am i eligible for the mc version? is it a different product?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 19, 2013, 11:37:38 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6373

So this 1 card per pull for AA is kind of questionable if its worth all the hits on your CR if you live in Jersey?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 19, 2013, 12:27:44 PM
My last Citi AA was 2 years ago, My question is , should I apply for the Platinum WMC then apply for VISA AA after 9 days?

Or the other way around? or Just visa twice?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 12:28:53 PM
Just did 2 apps, no instant approval :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 19, 2013, 12:32:58 PM
Just did 2 apps, no instant approval :(

No option to continue after saying it's being processed? Means declined IME.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 12:35:49 PM
No option to continue after saying it's being processed? Means declined IME.
Nope.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 12:39:23 PM
My co-worker just apped and it said "application is being reviewed" but it let him click continue till the end and said welcome to your Citi AA Visa Plat card.

I've never seen that before?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 12:40:41 PM
Maybe I got this all wrong, I applied for the Visa card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 19, 2013, 12:43:34 PM
no instant either
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 19, 2013, 12:46:03 PM
is it better to have a lower credit line?
Quick...
He said its up to me
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 19, 2013, 12:48:20 PM
is it better to have a lower credit line?
Quick...
He said its up to me

Or?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshiach1 on August 19, 2013, 12:49:24 PM
Or?
Was approved for a high cl, he said he can switch for less if i want
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 01:24:41 PM
My co-worker just apped and it said "application is being reviewed" but it let him click continue till the end and said welcome to your Citi AA Visa Plat card.

I've never seen that before?
I got that, it meant approved with option to shift credit over to have a higher CL.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 01:28:05 PM
He doesn't have any cards with Citi so I'm hoping you're right and it means approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
He doesn't have any cards with Citi so I'm hoping you're right and it means approved.
He should initiate a chat if possible.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 19, 2013, 01:50:23 PM
I believe that Citi used to pull EX in NY, and now they pull EQ.
The question is: Does Citi still (2013) pull EX in NJ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2013, 01:57:17 PM
I believe that Citi used to pull EX in NY, and now they pull EQ.
The question is: Does Citi still (2013) pull EX in NJ?
they do
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
Maybe I got this all wrong, I applied for the Visa card.
Just did 2 apps, no instant approval :(

And approved!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 19, 2013, 01:58:46 PM
2bm both approved ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 19, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
And approved!

Please explain.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 19, 2013, 02:01:30 PM
No option to continue after saying it's being processed? Means declined IME.
-1
On my business application I was able to click continue however on my personal I was not. Both were approved.....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 19, 2013, 02:06:18 PM
-1
On my business application I was able to click continue however on my personal I was not. Both were approved.....

Thanks for the data points.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 02:08:36 PM
Please explain.
I called.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 19, 2013, 02:10:05 PM
  Before I do something foolish, is buying American Airline  GCs the only way to trigger the $50 cash credit on the Citi AA Gold MC

Don't want to risk buying another refundable tix and cancelling

Thx

Bought the $50 AA GC on my Citi MC Gold card .  it did not trigger the $150 credit like the airline tix did on the Citi Visa 

Should I call or SM and ask? 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 02:13:25 PM
Bought the $50 AA GC on my Citi MC Gold card .  it did not trigger the $150 credit like the airline tix did on the Citi Visa 

Should I call or SM and ask?
Are you sure the gold card comes with the statement credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 19, 2013, 02:17:11 PM
Are you sure the gold card comes with the statement credit?

IIRC someone said it did. I guess it doesnt ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 02:17:51 PM
I called.

Personal + Business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 02:22:54 PM
and only one hit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 02:24:02 PM
and only one hit?

I don't think he'll know if it resulted in one hit until tomorrow when the CRs update.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 19, 2013, 02:44:28 PM
It's amazing that unless you have a bad thing on your credit report or too much credit with them and they'll suggest to move credit, Citi doesn't seem to give a hoot how big a churner you are. Who exactly was rejected (if they followed the rules)??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 02:46:47 PM
I don't think he'll know if it resulted in one hit until tomorrow when the CRs update.
With Citi identity monitor, I was able to see the same day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 19, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
i used dans 40k link 3 weeks ago and it seems to have pulled from experian in ny.
if i apply again and it pulls experian its not worth it...

Date reported:
08/2013
   
Reporting Agency:
Experian
Company:
CITIBANK NA      
Type:
Bank/Credit Card Inq
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 19, 2013, 03:05:44 PM
Guys, maybe I don't understand the argument here but I can tell you straight up. Just last week, I did a 2bm business and consumer and get instant approval for BOTH.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 03:05:58 PM
i used dans 40k link 3 weeks ago and it seems to have pulled from experian in ny.
if i apply again and it pulls experian its not worth it...

Date reported:
08/2013
   
Reporting Agency:
Experian
Company:
CITIBANK NA      
Type:
Bank/Credit Card Inq
State?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 03:15:08 PM
Guys, maybe I don't understand the argument here but I can tell you straight up. Just last week, I did a 2bm business and consumer and get instant approval for BOTH.

How many pulls?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 03:33:44 PM
Pay $1 for the 30 day Citi Identity Monitoring service and then cancel b/f the higher fee kicks in.
Or retain emunah peshuta.
it provides reports from all 3 bureaus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 03:34:28 PM
ya it has an option on the left to upgrade to all 3 reports, click it its free.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 03:36:14 PM
Tried a 2bm for my wife yesterday business and personal, got 3 pulls, 2 on eq and one on ex.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 19, 2013, 03:36:26 PM
ya it has an option on the left to upgrade to all 3 reports, click it its free.
its free for all 3?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 03:36:48 PM
ya
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 19, 2013, 03:41:39 PM
State?
Ny. i had it in my post :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 19, 2013, 04:47:43 PM
ya

How often can I reuse this offer? I know myfico doesn't allow churning (goes by ssn)

Is it fico or fako?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 19, 2013, 04:59:33 PM
FYI a friend of mine applied about 2 weeks ago for the 40k offer, I told him today there was a 50k offer available. He SM'd them and "gave him 10k bonus as a 1 time courtesy"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 19, 2013, 05:16:40 PM
FYI a friend of mine applied about 2 weeks ago for the 40k offer, I told him today there was a 50k offer available. He SM'd them and "gave him 10k bonus as a 1 time courtesy"

They don't usually do it.
Dunno. Maybe a wave of goodwill has passed over Citi.
Just allow us a 4bm with 4 of the same card!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
They don't usually do it.
-1, hardly the first report of Citi matching.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 19, 2013, 05:23:55 PM
Nitantnel did a 2BM with 2 Citi cards and there was no instant approval, he called and was approved for both!!!
The questions are:
Which 2 cards?
What did he tell them so they approved him?
Is Citi back to successful 2BM's??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 05:30:53 PM
Nitantnel did a 2BM with 2 Citi cards and there was no instant approval, he called and was approved for both!!!
The questions are:
Which 2 cards?
What did he tell them so they approved him?
Is Citi back to successful 2BM's??

Probably business + consumer and it was probably 2 pulls
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 19, 2013, 05:39:14 PM
Why should a senior DDF'er waste a pull for a single card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 05:40:31 PM
Nitantnel did a 2BM with 2 Citi cards and there was no instant approval, he called and was approved for both!!!
The questions are:
Which 2 cards?
What did he tell them so they approved him?
Is Citi back to successful 2BM's??

No, I did not do a 2BM, sorry for the misunderstanding.

I did two apps for two SSNs.

I also did a business + personal the other day (for yet a third SSN), who got approved for both. I don't know how many pulls that resulted in.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 19, 2013, 05:43:06 PM
Why should a senior DDF'er waste a pull for a single card?

Why not? What else are they going to apply for if their Amex timers aren't up and they just churned Chase?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 19, 2013, 05:48:03 PM
Why not? What else are they going to apply for if their Amex timers aren't up and they just churned Chase?

And if Citi pulls from a lone bureau.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: presidentialplus on August 19, 2013, 05:50:01 PM
I read the entire thread I must be dumb but someone please help me.
I currently have a Amex and a WMC Bronze. Am I eligible for a 2bm on 50k WMC and Visa.
Should I put in a new ff number?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 06:28:53 PM
I read the entire thread I must be dumb but someone please help me.
I currently have a Amex and a WMC Bronze. Am I eligible for a 2bm on 50k WMC and Visa.
Should I put in a new ff number?
You are eligible for ONE (personal) Visa card (not sure the maskana with the WMC), then another in 8/9 days. No need for new FF#.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: presidentialplus on August 19, 2013, 06:42:20 PM
Does a business card go into that klal of one per week, I see reports that it works in a 2bm for personal and business. Does it have a different Din and therefore a week after the 2bm another personal could be applied for?

Does freezing ex. help?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 19, 2013, 06:56:38 PM

Irrelevant. No mention of amount of pulls.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 19, 2013, 07:00:11 PM
They don't usually do it.
Dunno. Maybe a wave of goodwill has passed over Citi.
Just allow us a 4bm with 4 of the same card!
Pulls???
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 19, 2013, 07:06:06 PM
Why should a senior DDF'er waste a pull for a single card?
Maybe a senior DDF'er understands how pulls work?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 19, 2013, 08:36:04 PM
Maybe a senior DDF'er understands how pulls work?
So how many pulls would a senior DDFer allow per credit report?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 19, 2013, 08:44:59 PM
With Citi identity monitor, I was able to see the same day.


I don't think he'll know if it resulted in one hit until tomorrow when the CRs update.
Same with credit secure.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 20, 2013, 12:23:25 AM
And no FRs with Citi.
is there any risk in buying 3k of vr's at cvs with a brand new card or is it better to start slowly?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 12:28:28 AM
So how many pulls would a senior DDFer allow per credit report?
Depends on the card you want.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 12:58:35 AM
is there any risk in buying 3k of vr's at cvs with a brand new card or is it better to start slowly?
They may freeze your account due to a fraud alert.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:02:46 AM
So as soon as you call to verify its ok, you should be gtg?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:06:05 AM
So as soon as you call to verify its ok, you should be gtg?
So no risk of them locking your TYP account, closing your CC and forfeiture of all your TYP’s?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:07:16 AM
You sound like you've been burned.  ???
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:09:57 AM
You sound like you've been burned.  ???
Along with many others.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:14:30 AM
How they catch on? What happened? Is it posted already?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:17:48 AM
How they catch on?
They know about CVS.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:21:30 AM
Is it posted already?
+1
Where's this discussed on DDF?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:24:02 AM
Where's this discussed on DDF?
Not sure it is. Remember for or practical purposes this is cash back card. No talk of them allowed here.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:26:16 AM
Not sure it is. Remember for or practical purposes this is cash back card. No talk of them allowed here.  :)
Lol!
So you were banned from Citi? :-[
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:29:27 AM
So you were banned from Citi? :-[
More than once. TYP card triggered the last one.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 20, 2013, 01:31:35 AM
More than once. TYP card triggered the last one.

Was that the x5 one you were using at CVS? They probably don't care as much about AA card since its x1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:32:11 AM
More than once. TYP card triggered the last one.
Why was this never discussed here on DDF?
I got my $300 for my Dividend card through buying BB at CVS when pharmacies were 5%. Had no issues then.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:33:54 AM
More than once. TYP card triggered the last one.
I assume these aren't lifetime bans?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:34:38 AM
Was that the x5 one you were using at CVS? They probably don't care as much about AA card since its x1
??? Y should that matter?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:35:30 AM
I assume these aren't lifetime bans?
I would assume so too... Logic dictates you can't get more than one lifetime ban... ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2013, 01:35:39 AM
Why was this never discussed here on DDF?
It was but most people here don't play that game.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:36:44 AM
Why was this never discussed here on DDF?
I was  :-[  to have an account closed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:37:34 AM
Really curious how that affects CR and FICO...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:38:10 AM
I would assume so too... Logic dictates you can't get more than one lifetime ban... ;)
:)
It was but most people here don't play that game.
Bingo!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:38:35 AM
I was  :-[  to have an account closed.
:'( :'( :'(
My condolences.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:39:19 AM
:)Bingo!
Link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:39:45 AM
Really curious how that affects CR and FICO...
No affect on FICO.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 01:40:40 AM
Link?
Bingo was for "most people here don't play that game".
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 01:42:09 AM

Oh ok thanks

It was but most people here don't play that game.
Link?   ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 01:44:22 AM
They know about CVS.
Are you telling me to be wary with my Dividend card when pharmacies are 5%?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 20, 2013, 01:46:46 AM
I would assume so too... Logic dictates you can't get more than one lifetime ban... ;)
Maybe you can get as many "lifetime bans" as you can the same card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 20, 2013, 02:00:07 AM
??? Y should that matter?

Think about it and you'll figure out the answer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 02:02:09 AM
I get that, but its still money to them, shouldn't they care even w 1x miles? (Especially for meeting spend limits to get bonus)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 02:06:09 AM
Are you telling me to be wary with my Dividend card when pharmacies are 5%?
Hardly any reports of account closures lately. I would still cash out the minute the points post.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 02:30:42 AM
Hardly any reports of account closures lately. I would still cash out the minute the points post.
Could you please write your story (in short, of course, as not to increase the :-[ ), or link to somewhere where these reports are documented. It would be of great help to those dabbling in Citi cards.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 02:35:36 AM
Could you please write your story (in short, of course, as not to increase the :-[ ), or link to somewhere where these reports are documented. It would be of great help to those dabbling in Citi cards.
My story would not help anyone here.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1465023-citi-cards-closed-typ-confiscated-reasons-not-disclosed.html
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 20, 2013, 02:43:23 AM
My story would not help anyone here.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1465023-citi-cards-closed-typ-confiscated-reasons-not-disclosed.html
Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 02:46:23 AM
Thanks for the link!
One at FWF also but can't find it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 20, 2013, 05:55:21 AM
Are you telling me to be wary with my Dividend card when pharmacies are 5%?
You probably don't need to worry if you just spend 6k at cvs. I remember seeing one guy on ft day he spent 140k within 6 weeks. That's a totally different level.
(was that you cv? )
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 20, 2013, 07:09:17 AM
(was that you cv? )
I can say with a straight face, no.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 20, 2013, 08:07:51 AM
I am still not sure how safe it is for me to send just 3k but clearly cv who was getting 4 digit checks every month from citi was putting a lot more than 3k on his card.
Of course the cash back doesn't interest me too much, this is ddf and I just want my sign up bonus :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on August 20, 2013, 09:21:29 AM
You probably don't need to worry if you just spend 6k at cvs. I remember seeing one guy on ft day he spent 140k within 6 weeks. That's a totally different level.
(was that you cv? )

That would be low for CV!  ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 10:04:27 AM
Citi is willing to give as many cards as you want...

From FT:

Quote
My wife had:
3 X AA Visa Personal
1 X AA MC Personal
1 X AA AmEx Personal
2 X AA Business
1 X HH Personal

And got a fourth AA Visa Personal card in early July.

He should try for a fifth.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 20, 2013, 10:37:37 AM
I get that, but its still money to them, shouldn't they care even w 1x miles? (Especially for meeting spend limits to get bonus)

All the reports as far as I know of people getting shut down by Citi were for TYP cards with x5 on them.

Citi doesn't care what you buy with a x1 card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 10:50:59 AM
Does anyone think visa link will die soon?
Not sure if to apply for another one
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 20, 2013, 10:51:41 AM
Does anyone think visa link will die soon?
Not sure if to apply for another one

Why wouldn't you apply for another one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 10:53:15 AM
Does anyone think visa link will die soon?
Not sure if to apply for another one

Citi wild links don't live forever. They die and new ones appear. I doubt that the new terms are only on this card. I'm willing to vouch that if you use the 50k MC link that it will also work and you'll be approved even though you have other AA cards within 18 months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 11:50:53 AM
By both me and a friend, Citi pulled both Equifax and Experian.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 20, 2013, 12:29:57 PM
By both me and a friend, Citi pulled both Equifax and Experian.
in nyc right?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 12:31:40 PM
in nyc right?

Yes and they did it to me once this year already.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 01:22:06 PM
Is it worth trying the Platinum Visa and MC in a 2BM?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 01:59:24 PM
I tried the WMC 50K page got stuck... what does that mean i should re-apply?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 02:05:51 PM
I tried the WMC 50K page got stuck... what does that mean i should re-apply?
It went through but they can only process one per day (as usual), and i applied for the Visa as well, anything i can do to get it approved?
Does HUCA work with Citi?
Should I call back Today or tomorrow?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 20, 2013, 02:18:37 PM
It went through but they can only process one per day (as usual), and i applied for the Visa as well, anything i can do to get it approved?
Does HUCA work with Citi?
Should I call back Today or tomorrow?

Try the online chat. You can sometimes Chat with recon after you try to find out  application status. Don't wait you may get an extra pull .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 02:22:21 PM
What can i tell them why do i want the Visa in addition to the MC?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 20, 2013, 02:24:46 PM
  Many places don't take MC in your travels
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 02:33:49 PM
How can I chat without having a previous credit card with citi?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 02:41:48 PM
What can i tell them why do i want the Visa in addition to the MC?

Question is: Why did you do a 2bm?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 02:45:31 PM
1. What am I loosing?
2. What else would you offer?
3. Is there anything I can still do?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 20, 2013, 02:47:45 PM
How can I chat without having a previous credit card with citi?


I am not sure that's necessary. Doesn't a Chat option open on the application page?  If not try to find out the status of the app, and see if Chat window opens , or is an option.
I may be be wrong as I did have existing cards , but assumed it was available to all
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 02:59:04 PM
1. What am I loosing?
2. What else would you offer?
3. Is there anything I can still do?

You won't be able to apply in the 9th day for another Visa.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 20, 2013, 03:14:15 PM
This noob went ahead and did a 2BM for personal, personal even after reading the FT Wiki.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 03:31:05 PM
Why can't i apply in 9 days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 20, 2013, 03:33:05 PM
How can I chat without having a previous credit card with citi?


Were you able to start a Chat ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 03:36:39 PM
Why can't i apply in 9 days?
no more than 2 apps in any 65 day period
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
Why would i be able to apply otherwise?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaacov37 on August 20, 2013, 03:42:43 PM
Can someone explain me this thing of applying few days after with the citi AA CC ? I just applied last week for the citi AA visa and got approved
Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 20, 2013, 03:47:35 PM
Can someone explain me this thing of applying few days after with the citi AA CC ? I just applied last week for the citi AA visa and got approved
Thanks
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first.html
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 20, 2013, 03:49:39 PM
wife got her second visa instantly.  8)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 03:57:46 PM
wife got her second visa instantly.  8)
as 2bm?  how many days after the 1st one ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaacov37 on August 20, 2013, 03:59:32 PM

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first.html
Thanks ! Very helpful
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 03:59:52 PM
apparently citi in ny is now pulling ex as well as eq for aa apps.  >:( >:(
happened to me and my wife.
They pull ex just to verify name, ssn, address etc.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 04:00:55 PM
1 pull in 2 CR for one card= :'( >:(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 04:25:19 PM
apparently citi in ny is now pulling ex as well as eq for aa apps.  >:( >:(
happened to me and my wife.
They pull ex just to verify name, ssn, address etc.

Hard pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 04:31:35 PM
Hard pull?

Yup. By me too. And by a friend too. I'm mad at them. They did it already once to me this year. I sent an SM. I'm waiting for a response.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 04:41:38 PM
what about freezing?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 04:43:32 PM
what about freezing?

I assume that it works. A couple of weeks ago, I applied for my wife and was approved and Equifax was pulled and Experian was frozen. I was approved after a chat. I have to check about the second one that came after unfreezing.

ETA: The second application of my wife that was after unfreezing Experian did pull Experian too in addition to Equifax.
Boo! The solution is freezing Experian.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 20, 2013, 04:43:51 PM
No go.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 04:56:38 PM
No go.
what is?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 20, 2013, 05:02:22 PM
No go.
Call.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 20, 2013, 05:07:26 PM
what is?

Freezing.

Call.

About?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 05:18:21 PM
worked for me. I have exp frozen and was able to approve
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 05:28:07 PM
worked for me. I have exp frozen and was able to approve

You learn from mistakes. It looks like they pull Experian just for kicks and don't even look at it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 20, 2013, 07:21:09 PM
worked for me. I have exp frozen and was able to approve

Which means... nothing.

They wouldn't have approved you if you would have frozen EQ.

ETA: Ah, did you mean freezing to prevent a double pull? If so, yeah, I hear.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: modechai on August 20, 2013, 07:23:20 PM
Which means... nothing.

They wouldn't have approved you if you would have frozen EQ.

ETA: Ah, did you mean freezing to prevent a double pull? If so, yeah, I hear.
maybe its because he is in ny
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 07:50:43 PM
I am in ny. Rep said they only pulled once from equifax.

What you mean by double pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on August 20, 2013, 07:59:02 PM
I am in ny. Rep said they only pulled once from equifax.

What you mean by double pull?
That they will pull from 2 credit bureaus for 1 app which results in 2 hard pulls. (Ke'ein crap1)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 20, 2013, 07:59:41 PM
That they will pull from 2 credit bureaus for 1 app which results in 2 hard pulls. (Ke'ein crap1)
Only did visa
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 20, 2013, 08:40:48 PM
I am in ny. Rep said they only pulled once from equifax.

What you mean by double pull?

Rep told me too. I am not sure they see it. They look at Equifax, but the system also pulls Experian.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 20, 2013, 08:46:34 PM
Ya rep told me the same.
Spoke w a supervisor to try to remove it. She said that although there aren't any notes for a manual pull to approve the app (recon) the system might pull it on the back end to verify name, address, ssn etc. due to the patriot act as well as citi reg's. Therefore she would not send me a letter that citi did not pull ex, even though they don't have a pull in the notes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 21, 2013, 09:43:33 AM
People on FT seem to think too that the WMC link is also churnable. I think so too. I think that it's a general rule change by Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 21, 2013, 10:17:11 AM
People on FT seem to think too that the WMC link is also churnable. I think so too. I think that it's a general rule change by Citi.
I just got my second WMC after getting my first one month ago.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 21, 2013, 10:24:19 AM
I just got my second WMC after getting my first two month ago.

This link? Doesn't really matter. I wonder why they changed their policy. Banks are becoming tougher, not laxer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 21, 2013, 10:29:50 AM
This link? Doesn't really matter. I wonder why they changed their policy. Banks are becoming tougher, not laxer.

40K and 50K.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 21, 2013, 10:39:31 AM
40K and 50K.

The second was the 50k. Right?
It's a long time since there was a MC 50k.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on August 21, 2013, 11:04:34 AM
Approved for second 50k Visa. 1st app was 8/13/13 and second app just now. Citi is also giving very high initial credit lines. Each of the cards were approved with a $22k CL.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 21, 2013, 11:06:06 AM
Anyone get more than two cards in 65 days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 21, 2013, 11:09:17 AM
Anyone get more than two cards in 65 days?

That rule hasn't changed. So Citi made the churning easier, but it's going to cost you 1 pull per card, and no more than 2 cards per 65 days.

Give and take I guess
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 21, 2013, 11:54:43 AM
maybe two pulls per card ymmv
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 21, 2013, 12:10:58 PM
I by mistake (since no one rushed to answer me about it
Is it worth trying the Platinum Visa and MC in a 2BM?
) made a 2bm for the personal visa and MC, what is the next AA card i can try?

BTW i made the 2BM consumer since I personally had success with my mother for the Amex and Visa earlier in Feb. I beleive rulls changed since then, my app was declined before even processing started
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 21, 2013, 12:27:29 PM
I by mistake (since no one rushed to answer me about it  ) made a 2bm for the personal visa and MC, what is the next AA card i can try?

BTW i made the 2BM consumer since I personally had success with my mother for the Amex and Visa earlier in Feb. I beleive rulls changed since then, my app was declined before even processing started

If you had bothered to read the thread and the FT Wiki you would have known that, and not wasted your 65 day app timer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 21, 2013, 12:39:23 PM
I by mistake (since no one rushed to answer me about it

This is very sad.

Next time plz send a PM directly to me and I will rush to answer you.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 21, 2013, 12:41:59 PM
This is very sad.

Next time plz send a PM directly to me and I will rush to answer you.

roflmao  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 21, 2013, 01:37:13 PM
Tachlis, without mourning on my bad luck can anyone tell me what my next option is?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 21, 2013, 01:37:37 PM
Tachlis, without mourning on my bad luck can anyone tell me what my next option is?

Wait 65 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 21, 2013, 02:45:41 PM
I by mistake (since no one rushed to answer me about it  ) made a 2bm for the personal visa and MC, what is the next AA card i can try?

BTW i made the 2BM consumer since I personally had success with my mother for the Amex and Visa earlier in Feb. I beleive rulls changed since then, my app was declined before even processing started

Can't he still do another app? As it only approves one at most when doing a 2bm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 21, 2013, 02:48:01 PM
Can't he still do another app? As it only approves one at most when doing a 2bm

Read the Wiki

He did 2 apps trying to do a 2BM and you can only do 2 apps per 65 days, regardless if they were declined or approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 21, 2013, 03:00:02 PM
Read the Wiki

He did 2 apps trying to do a 2BM and you can only do 2 apps per 65 days, regardless if they were declined or approved.
citi doesn't allow 2bm, they only allow one personal app to go thorough, unless it was business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: izzchuck on August 21, 2013, 03:34:04 PM
Applied for the visa and got pending. Called up, rep said that an underwriter is reviewing the app and she can't expedite it. Anyone else ever have this?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 21, 2013, 03:45:30 PM
citi doesn't allow 2bm, they only allow one personal app to go thorough, unless it was business?

You appear to not understand, I suggest re-reading the FT Wiki.

He submitted a Visa and MC app at the same time attempting to do a 2BM, and Citi instant denied the 2nd app. That 2nd app still counts towards the OPs 2 apps within 65 days timer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 21, 2013, 04:15:16 PM
You appear to not understand, I suggest re-reading the FT Wiki.

He submitted a Visa and MC app at the same time attempting to do a 2BM, and Citi instant denied the 2nd app. That 2nd app still counts towards the OPs 2 apps within 65 days timer.
not IME, unless things changed.
I did the same thing a few months ago, got autodenied for the MC ( only pulled once), rep said could submit 2nd app next day. Was able to apply for it a few weeks later.
Did he get 2 pulls , if so that's a different story, but doesn't make sense he did ,as they only allow one app per day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 21, 2013, 04:28:14 PM
not IME, unless things changed.
I did the same thing a few months ago, got autodenied for the MC ( only pulled once), rep said could submit 2nd app next day. Was able to apply for it a few weeks later.
Did he get 2 pulls , if so that's a different story, but doesn't make sense he did ,as they only allow one app per day.
Oh finally someone is on my side...  ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 21, 2013, 04:36:15 PM
Oh finally someone is on my side...  ;)
Listen at least you searched :D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 21, 2013, 04:49:56 PM
Listen at least you searched :D
I guess you gotta be "SearchGuy" to find that.. ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 21, 2013, 05:18:46 PM
You appear to not understand, I suggest re-reading the FT Wiki.

He submitted a Visa and MC app at the same time attempting to do a 2BM, and Citi instant denied the 2nd app. That 2nd app still counts towards the OPs 2 apps within 65 days timer.
Why read the wiki when you answer all the questions.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 21, 2013, 05:47:40 PM
Why read the wiki when you answer all the questions.  :)
Because he doesn't say it from his own experience... ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 21, 2013, 10:26:14 PM
alot of people on ft are reporting citi matching from 40k to 50k just  like the good old days with amex
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2013, 10:27:11 PM
-1, hardly the first report of Citi matching.
Been doing it for a long time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 21, 2013, 10:30:39 PM
do you think they would match the 30k gold to 50k
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: tuvz on August 21, 2013, 10:32:04 PM
Been doing it for a long time.

in what time frame?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 21, 2013, 10:34:39 PM
Miles for the first of my cards just posted.
Statement seems to close at 10pm EDT.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 22, 2013, 12:40:21 AM
How long did these cards take to arrive?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 22, 2013, 12:45:24 AM
How long did these cards take to arrive?

Mine came quick. I did business and consumer on the same day. One came in less than a week, the other in like 8 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 22, 2013, 01:02:14 AM
alot of people on ft are reporting citi matching from 40k to 50k just  like the good old days with amex
How old can the app be,  will they match app from January?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 22, 2013, 01:03:28 AM
How old can the app be,  will they match app from January?

Nu. The worst they can say is no. Send them an SM and report back to us. January seems like a long time to me. But who knows until you try?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 22, 2013, 01:31:44 AM
Miles for the first of my cards just posted.
Statement seems to close at 10pm EDT.
Posted on AA?

When was your closing date
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 22, 2013, 02:41:43 AM
Been doing it for a long time.
Tried earlier this year... it was a no-go.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 22, 2013, 05:58:15 AM
Posted on AA?

When was your closing date

It usually takes 24-48 hours to post on AA. It posted on statement. All that matters.
Statement closed yesterday.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 10:14:38 AM
I applied for 50K AA MC on 8/19. I went all the way through the app and they said thank you for joining, showed the bonus offer as well as $0 for first year. No instant approval. I check the status online and it says it's under further review, to check back in 24 hours and i will be contacted via phone, email or writing in 7-10. I called 3 times since then and got the same response. Except, last night i called credit analyst and Bret told me they have sent a letter that i have to fill out and send back?? I asked what the letter was in regards to and he paused, then stutters, "it's confirming you were the one who applied and some other things." Has anyone ever experienced this process?? Was i declined?? This was my first time APPLYING for any Citi card even though i keep getting offers for the Citi TY card with 25k bonus

On 8/17 i did 3BM for Amex PRG personal, SPG and PRG business, and DiscoverIt with an instant approval on all!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 10:16:56 AM
I applied for 50K AA MC on 8/19. I went all the way through the app and they said thank you for joining, showed the bonus offer as well as $0 for first year. No instant approval. I check the status online and it says it's under further review, to check back in 24 hours and i will be contacted via phone, email or writing in 7-10. I called 3 times since then and got the same response. Except, last night i called credit analyst and Bret told me they have sent a letter that i have to fill out and send back?? I asked what the letter was in regards to and he paused, then stutters, "it's confirming you were the one who applied and some other things." Has anyone ever experienced this process?? Was i declined?? This was my first time APPLYING for any Citi card even though i keep getting offers for the Citi TY card with 25k bonus

On 8/17 i did 3BM for Amex PRG personal, SPG and PRG business, and DiscoverIt with an instant approval on all!

It may not happen often but it does happen.   You could try calling again but you may just have to wait.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 10:37:37 AM
It may not happen often but it does happen.   You could try calling again but you may just have to wait.

Thanks Sky. If i do call again, should i just ask about status and how long it will take (play naive) or just keep it straightforward and ask what can i do to get this card approved right now??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 22, 2013, 10:39:15 AM
Thanks Sky. If i do call again, should i just ask about status and how long it will take (play naive) or just keep it straightforward and ask what can i do to get this card approved right now??

I'd start with A, then head to B.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 22, 2013, 10:49:08 AM
How do you check your Citi app status online? I thought it was call in only.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 11:05:01 AM
How do you check your Citi app status online? I thought it was call in only.

They sent me an embedded link via email, but i think i may have just edited it so anyone can use it.

You just need your app ID and zip code:

https://www.accountonline.com/cards/acq/CardApplicationStatus.do?screenID=3187


This is what it says for me:

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Card(s)
Thank you. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. You may check back in 24 hours to see if a decision has been determined. We will contact you within 1 week via mail/email regarding our decision. Thank you for requesting a Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Card(s).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 22, 2013, 12:28:37 PM
You may need to send a copy of you license, they will very likely approve you.
I had such experience with chase, was actually easier to get it approved like that... but it takes time...  :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 1712 on August 22, 2013, 01:19:14 PM
Did anyone have the experience of being approved for 2 cards (both had identical closing date) and then only have 1 50K bonus post to AA?  Base miles posted for both.  Monthly statement states 50k bonuses for each.  - Is it possible that one of the 50K bonuses is lagging behind and will post next statement cycle?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 22, 2013, 01:53:10 PM
Give it a day or 2.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 03:13:32 PM
You may need to send a copy of you license, they will very likely approve you.
I had such experience with chase, was actually easier to get it approved like that... but it takes time...  :(

Yikes! Sounds tedious :-\

If it means an approval I'll do it though
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 22, 2013, 03:26:25 PM
Tedious?
Just make a photo copy and send it in a pre-addressed envelope.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 22, 2013, 04:05:11 PM
Yikes! Sounds tedious :-\

If it means an approval I'll do it though
I have done it with my wife on her freedom and she got $500 CL for her first ever CC!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 04:07:42 PM
By tedious, I was referring to it taking awhile for everything to be completed. Not that it's a hard task.

Do this before or after the letter comes?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 22, 2013, 04:19:01 PM
By tedious, I was referring to it taking awhile for everything to be completed. Not that it's a hard task.

Do this before or after the letter comes?
Try to ask them if they can fax or email it you, so you should be able to have it faster
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 22, 2013, 04:52:21 PM
My experience with them and other banks is they won't do that, only snail mail.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 22, 2013, 06:34:18 PM
-1
They offered me last week to email it, called back 2 hours later and the lady was able to locate it, and was approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 22, 2013, 09:32:44 PM
Very interesting, either ymmv, or depends what info they are looking for.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 22, 2013, 09:56:05 PM
-1
They offered me last week to email it, called back 2 hours later and the lady was able to locate it, and was approved.
Same here.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 22, 2013, 11:04:16 PM
-1
They offered me last week to email it, called back 2 hours later and the lady was able to locate it, and was approved.

Thanks, that gives me hope.

Try to ask them if they can fax or email it you, so you should be able to have it faster

Ok, I'll do just that tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 23, 2013, 08:21:15 AM
tried matching by sm, it was a no go, they said i accepted the terms of the offer and can't be changed
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mod on August 23, 2013, 12:22:17 PM
I have had Business AA + Personal AA Visa for almost 1 Year - both still open.
I applied last Thursday for the AA Visa with the chip.
Tried applying again today for the same card and got:
We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. We will contact you within a week via email regarding our decision. Thank you for requesting a Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® Card.

Is that a denial? Will calling in help?

Update:
10 minutes on the phone with recon; didn't say anything other than - Yes, I'll hold --> Approved with $15k limit.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 03:44:19 PM
If I have an existing AA visa is it better to not add AA advantage number?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 23, 2013, 03:45:47 PM
If I have an existing AA visa is it better to not add AA advantage number?
Better to add it. That way you don't have to deal with the hassle of merging it later
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 03:49:56 PM
just submitted app and got message "A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later." Delay or didnt go through at all?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 23, 2013, 03:51:46 PM
just submitted app and got message "A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later." Delay or didnt go through at all?
That happened to me and I sent it in again. When I called they said they'd received 2 apps.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 23, 2013, 03:55:19 PM
That happened to me and I sent it in again. When I called they said they'd received 2 apps.

You messed up, now you can't apply again for 65 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 23, 2013, 03:56:23 PM
That happened to me and I sent it in again. When I called they said they'd received 2 apps.
I didnt get any email about application submitted.
That app was for friend. I have AA visa from more than 18 months ago. Is it better to get WMC or Visa again? I read somewhere that WMc might be only for those without an existing account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on August 23, 2013, 03:57:05 PM
You messed up, now you can't apply again for 65 days.
They said they took the 2nd as a duplicate and disregarded it. Not sure what that means.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 23, 2013, 04:18:41 PM
If I have an existing AA visa is it better to not add AA advantage number?

Doesn't make a difference
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 23, 2013, 04:20:49 PM
I didnt get any email about application submitted.
That app was for friend. I have AA visa from more than 18 months ago. Is it better to get WMC or Visa again? I read somewhere that WMc might be only for those without an existing account?

All are churnable (most likely). Policy changed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 23, 2013, 04:25:08 PM
They said they took the 2nd as a duplicate and disregarded it. Not sure what that means.

It means you used your 2 apps up and have to wait 65 days before you can apply for more Citi cards.

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 24, 2013, 11:15:01 PM
Hi,

I would like to do a 2/3/4 BM for Citi.
Ive been reading this thread and just want to confirm some things...
Is it just AA personal cards that cant be done at the same time?
Can I do an AA and a hilton card?

And can I do a 2 BM of AA personal... Get approved for 1 card right away and then on day 9 call recon to get the 2nd approved that way i will only get 1 credit pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 24, 2013, 11:22:24 PM
Hi,

I would like to do a 2/3/4 BM for Citi.
Ive been reading this thread and just want to confirm some things...
Is it just AA personal cards that cant be done at the same time?
Can I do an AA and a hilton card?

And can I do a 2 BM of AA personal... Get approved for 1 card right away and then on day 9 call recon to get the 2nd approved that way i will only get 1 credit pull?

My friend, plz read the thread.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 24, 2013, 11:26:28 PM
My friend, plz read the thread.
I did!!! but these questions weren't asked!! Can you help??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 24, 2013, 11:31:24 PM
I recently applied for someone, the app was not approved, or denied. He called they said they sending him a letter so that he can send them IRS 8821  ??? :-\
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 24, 2013, 11:49:28 PM
I recently applied for someone, the app was not approved, or denied. He called they said they sending him a letter so that he can send them IRS 8821  ??? :-\

After first app or second?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 12:21:20 AM
I recently applied for someone, the app was not approved, or denied. He called they said they sending him a letter so that he can send them IRS 8821  ??? :-\
Know a few that got the same.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 25, 2013, 12:22:21 AM
and what happened??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 12:54:55 AM
and what happened??
they gave up
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on August 25, 2013, 02:23:17 AM
Idea: variation of PGGM to get the 10%/10k bonus, and see if they won't claw it back after you cancel the redemption.
Thoughts?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on August 25, 2013, 02:34:42 AM
Idea: variation of PGGM to get the 10%/10k bonus, and see if they won't claw it back after you cancel the redemption.
Thoughts?
Not a good idea if you  plan on selling the account,  but otherwise I guess it can't hurt to try. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on August 25, 2013, 02:52:56 AM
Not a good idea if you  plan on selling the account,  but otherwise I guess it can't hurt to try.
Wouldn't it be better to sell an extra 10k, rather then selling and then be left with a useless 10k account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 25, 2013, 05:55:52 AM
Hi,

I would like to do a 2/3/4 BM for Citi.
Ive been reading this thread and just want to confirm some things...
Is it just AA personal cards that cant be done at the same time?
Can I do an AA and a hilton card?
No, its still considered a duplicate.

And can I do a 2 BM of AA personal... Get approved for 1 card right away and then on day 9 call recon to get the 2nd approved that way i will only get 1 credit pull?
No, the second app will be denied on day 1, and recon won't help you with that since its a 'duplicate'.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 25, 2013, 08:24:32 AM
they gave up
why?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 25, 2013, 11:05:27 AM
No, its still considered a duplicate. No, the second app will be denied on day 1, and recon won't help you with that since its a 'duplicate'.
are the good about waving the annual fee...just got hit..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mod on August 25, 2013, 11:27:48 AM
are the good about waving the annual fee...just got hit..
Yes. Got them to waive fee (credit against the fee) months before it hit+ spend bonus for 16 months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 25, 2013, 11:40:18 AM
I bought a $50 AA GC to trigger the $150 staement credit on my AA Gold card
and did not get it .

Called Citi  cause I did not get my plastic GC delivered yet , and they tell me charge is pending ? Maybe thats why it did not trigger. Its been 21 days

Anyone have this happen with non virtual GCs ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 12:02:49 PM
I bought a $50 AA GC to trigger the $150 staement credit on my AA Gold card
and did not get it .

Called Citi  cause I did not get my plastic GC delivered yet , and they tell me charge is pending ? Maybe thats why it did not trigger. Its been 21 days

Anyone have this happen with non virtual GCs ?
I did $50 with virtual gc,  charge posted,  but i guess credit comes after statement closes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 25, 2013, 12:09:19 PM
Why do you think you deserve a statement credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 12:23:17 PM
Why do you think you deserve a statement credit?
For being a nice guy :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 25, 2013, 12:24:04 PM
i applied on the 16th fpr my 1st. when can i apply for #2
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaacov37 on August 25, 2013, 12:29:16 PM

i applied on the 16th fpr my 1st. when can i apply for #2
The 25
I got approved for the second AA citi visa with 6500 CL and the first was 8500
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 25, 2013, 12:31:01 PM
so today? lol
ive heard ppl get a higher CL 2nd time around lol YMMV i guess
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 12:31:16 PM
Minimum wait is 9 days? Anyone tried earlier?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 25, 2013, 12:35:37 PM
Don't risk it, you might mess up.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on August 25, 2013, 12:48:36 PM
does anyone know if the $150 statement credit that was offered afew month ago, does it need to be used within a certain time period?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 25, 2013, 12:49:00 PM
Minimum wait is 9 days? Anyone tried earlier?
Plenty of people have been successful with 8 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 25, 2013, 12:50:40 PM
@ Meshuggy cause it doesn cost anything  to try and someone said I might be eligble.
Is the Gold ineligable and why pending not posted billed ?

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 25, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
just applied and was denied....reason?

"The reason the application was declined is this specific offer is valid only for first-time Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers.  Our records indicate that you already have a Citi® / AAdvantage® account with us."

tthis was a visa...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 25, 2013, 01:07:51 PM
just applied and was denied....reason?

"The reason the application was declined is this specific offer is valid only for first-time Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers.  Our records indicate that you already have a Citi® / AAdvantage® account with us."

tthis was a visa...

Uh oh
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 25, 2013, 01:22:17 PM
Uh oh

not sure how to go about this. lady aint budging
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 25, 2013, 01:32:17 PM
not sure how to go about this. lady aint budging

How many days after your first app?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on August 25, 2013, 02:23:10 PM
Applied on 16 for first
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 02:46:24 PM
just applied and was denied....reason?

"The reason the application was declined is this specific offer is valid only for first-time Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers.  Our records indicate that you already have a Citi® / AAdvantage® account with us."

tthis was a visa...

Did you apply today?
The last successful report on ft is yesterday. No reports of yes or no today.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 25, 2013, 03:27:17 PM
I think we sha put this in the new hoax thread for a while.
I did an instant successful on Friday.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 03:46:19 PM
I'll put it on hold. No reports yet today.
It's going to die one day. That day can be every day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 25, 2013, 04:06:45 PM
Going to try this one tomorrow . Have 2 Citi AA personal cards plat and gold , so lets see if I
get instant approval
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 25, 2013, 04:10:21 PM
I recently applied for someone, the app was not approved, or denied. He called they said they sending him a letter so that he can send them IRS 8821  ??? :-\

This is the same form they said they were sending to me. I applied on 8/19 and have yet to receive it.

BUT to my surprise, yesterday I received a letter for 40k AA MC!!?? This is the first time they've ever sent me an offer for AA card and it comes after I apply for 50k MC online ???.

Talk about playing with someone's emotions :o. What should I do?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 25, 2013, 04:12:11 PM
This is the same form they said they were sending to me. I applied on 8/19 and have yet to receive it.

BUT to my surprise, yesterday I received a letter for 40k AA MC!!?? This is the first time they've ever sent me an offer for AA card and it comes after I apply for 50k MC online ???

Talk about playing with someone's emotions :o What should I do?

Promo letters mean nothing. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hollawood24 on August 25, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
Promo letters mean nothing.

It doesn't seem strange that I don't get a decision for my app online and they say they are going to send me a letter (IRS something) that I have to fill out and send back, but instead I get a promo offer that I've never gotten from them???

This was my first time applying for any Citi card EVER. I get promos for the TY card, but not AA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 25, 2013, 04:35:20 PM
It doesn't seem strange that I don't get a decision for my app online and they say they are going to send me a letter (IRS something) that I have to fill out and send back, but instead I get a promo offer that I've never gotten from them???

This was my first time applying for any Citi card EVER. I get promos for the TY card, but not AA.


Marketing dept has nothing to do with the rest of Citi . I get all kinds of offers across the board, but
won't get approval and or bonus
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 25, 2013, 04:57:59 PM

Marketing dept has nothing to do with the rest of Citi . I get all kinds of offers across the board, but
won't get approval and or bonus
+1
Same with most/all CC issuers.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 25, 2013, 05:34:39 PM
I'll put it on hold. No reports yet today.
It's going to die one day. That day can be every day.
which risk is greater, to apply today (8th day) or the risk of it dying by then?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 25, 2013, 05:49:06 PM
Realized that it was already the 9th day, so I applied and now chatting with someone...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 25, 2013, 05:52:53 PM
Realized that it was already the 9th day, so I applied and now chatting with someone...

update: denied  >:( >:( >:( >:(
"I apologize but your application was declined for reasons related to an existing account you have with us"

I'm sorry to report the sad ending of this...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 25, 2013, 06:12:14 PM
I'm sorry to report the sad ending of this...
:'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 06:31:44 PM
update: denied  >:( >:( >:( >:(
"I apologize but your application was declined for reasons related to an existing account you have with us"

I'm sorry to report the sad ending of this...

2 accounts in one day....
Uh, oh....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 25, 2013, 06:46:36 PM
Thank you +++. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. We will contact you within a week via email regarding our decision.

last application was  2 weeks ago
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 06:50:58 PM
I'm sad for the people that missed out, but it was available for quite a while.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 25, 2013, 06:52:55 PM
I'm sad for the people that missed out, but it was available for quite a while.
Don't worry, i got dozens of these cards,
i definitely didn't miss out
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 25, 2013, 06:59:33 PM
It's really over? :'( :'(
Was fun while it lasted!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 25, 2013, 07:02:51 PM
Glad I heard it was over before I tried again this week and lost a pull for nothing.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 25, 2013, 07:05:50 PM
+1
Can I still do a business card or MC as a 2nd app?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 07:12:07 PM
Glad I heard it was over before I tried again this week and lost a pull for nothing.

As we know Citi, there will be a new glitch soon enough. Might not be as good.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 25, 2013, 07:12:39 PM
I don't see any denied reports yet on FT
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 25, 2013, 07:25:09 PM
Glad I heard it was over before I tried again this week and lost a pull for nothing.
CMIIAW but I don't think Citi pulls in the first place when they decline you for this reason.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 07:27:57 PM
CMIIAW but I don't think Citi pulls in the first place when they decline you for this reason.

I think that it depends.
If you got till the chat, chances are that they pulled.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 07:29:08 PM
I don't see any denied reports yet on FT

No reports of any applications today.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 08:06:22 PM
So unlike pggm, 3bm this is not a rumor, its a real dead deal. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 08:07:33 PM
So unlike pggm, 3bm this is not a rumor, its a real dead deal.

I'll wait for just one more confirmation.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 08:10:59 PM
I'll wait for just one more confirmation.
Paging Meshuganer
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 25, 2013, 08:11:52 PM
When it's reported all over FT AND here I'll believe it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 08:14:32 PM
When it's reported all over FT AND here I'll believe it.

It's Sunday. Give it a day.
Only Orthodox Jews and Chinese do business on Sunday.

I hope nobody here tries until there is confirmation that it does work on FT.
התורה חסה על פוליהם של ישראל.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 08:14:45 PM
Mods please remove if violation.
But found this funny, they really dont no beans:

Quote:




 Originally Posted by Morris987

The guys over at...
 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.735
 

that's an interesting site
 
especially these posts
 
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.ph...1536#msg571536
 


Quote:



 Idea: variation of PGGM to get the 10%/10k bonus, and see if they won't claw it back after you cancel the redemption.
 Thoughts?
 
Not a good idea if you plan on selling the account, but otherwise I guess it can't hurt to try.

 No idea what PGGM is, but apparently people stack up AA points and sell their accounts on some secondary market.
 
Link to first post of denial for same product
 
Link to second post for denial due to same product
 
I'm a little mad that people bulk up on points to sell accounts though. Crap like that makes it worse for all of us
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on August 25, 2013, 08:19:26 PM
Can someone please clarify: is the "opening 9 days later" thing over? How long must be waited now?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 08:19:54 PM
Mods please remove if violation.
But found this funny, they really dont no beans:

Quote:




 Originally Posted by Morris987

The guys over at...
 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.735
 

that's an interesting site
 
especially these posts
 
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.ph...1536#msg571536
 


Quote:



 Idea: variation of PGGM to get the 10%/10k bonus, and see if they won't claw it back after you cancel the redemption.
 Thoughts?
 
Not a good idea if you plan on selling the account, but otherwise I guess it can't hurt to try.

 No idea what PGGM is, but apparently people stack up AA points and sell their accounts on some secondary market.
 
Link to first post of denial for same product
 
Link to second post for denial due to same product
 
I'm a little mad that people bulk up on points to sell accounts though. Crap like that makes it worse for all of us


I was rolling. You also didn't violate anything.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 08:19:59 PM
Can someone please clarify: is the "opening 9 days later" thing over? How long must be waited now?
18 mo if its over
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 08:21:11 PM
Can someone please clarify: is the "opening 9 days later" thing over? How long must be waited now?

I'd suggest you wait for clarifications, unless you want to risk wasting a pull.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 08:29:11 PM
I was rolling. You also didn't violate anything.
hope not don't want to get dansdeals A/A
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 09:18:13 PM
And the reports are starting to roll in on FT....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on August 25, 2013, 09:23:11 PM
Rip,
This was the best offer around since amex matching
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 09:35:25 PM
And the reports are starting to roll in on FT....
I just checked FT, I don't see the reports rolling in yet.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 09:38:40 PM
I just checked FT, I don't see the reports rolling in yet.

So wait. Ok?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 09:40:47 PM
So wait. Ok?
I'm waiting...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 25, 2013, 09:48:19 PM
I'm waiting...
They are there
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 09:51:33 PM
They are there
I think we just don't want to hear this...

I was only able to get 1 app and was waiting for day #9  :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 09:51:45 PM
They are there
saw one from one guy saying that this must be why his mom got declined,  I don't call that rolling in.
I think it's dead. I just don't KNOW yet.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 25, 2013, 09:52:29 PM
saw one from one guy named Robert Hansen,  I don't call that rolling in.
I think it's dead. I just don't KNOW yet.
There are multiple reports. wtvr
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 09:53:30 PM
this got killed w/o even being on the main site...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 09:58:41 PM
this got killed w/o even being on the main site...

Lasted a few internet lifetimes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 10:00:44 PM
I am not convinced this is dead. How many reports have there been already? 2 at most!?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 10:30:40 PM
Lasted a few internet lifetimes.
Which is how long?
I didn't notice it until last week
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 25, 2013, 10:33:18 PM
Which is how long?
I didn't notice it until last week

So how much was the most guys got? Iv'e also only got one :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 25, 2013, 10:34:47 PM
So how much was the most guys got? Iv'e also only got one :(
1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 25, 2013, 10:35:09 PM
I did 4 doubles :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 25, 2013, 10:37:22 PM

So how the heck did this guy get dozens?

Don't worry, i got dozens of these cards,
i definitely didn't miss out
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 10:43:29 PM
Which is how long?
I didn't notice it until last week

About 2 months. The last month during which it was already very well known.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 10:44:28 PM
I did doubles for myself and wife.
Also for several other people that I was nice to.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 25, 2013, 10:45:49 PM

The question that remains, if indeed the reports are true, is how much did Citi fix?

I.e. will they still accept applicants who do already canceled their AA cards?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 10:47:22 PM
And another report on FT.
Mesh owes an apology to someone....  :)

Dear DDFers: We don't need more confirmations. התורה חסה על פוליהם של ישראל.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 10:52:53 PM
Note: I understand that MC to Visa and vice versa will probably not work either.
This I let someone try....  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 25, 2013, 10:57:28 PM
1
Same here. Darn move in the middle prevented me from getting more because of address verification issues.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 11:00:32 PM
Now, the reports are flowing into FT...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 25, 2013, 11:02:01 PM
Now, the reports are flowing into FT...
Yep. Looks like this is really dead.   :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 11:07:19 PM
Now, the reports are flowing into FT...

And as I said, it results in a pull even with these churning denials.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 25, 2013, 11:09:30 PM
will a business card work after 65 days i have 3 personals
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 11:15:04 PM
will a business card work after 65 days i have 3 personals

Should.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on August 25, 2013, 11:19:33 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 25, 2013, 11:43:59 PM
Question is if this has indeed been killed, and it does seem so, has Citi changed their other rules as well, e.g. the 18mos rule, having multiple cards, etc...

Time will tell.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 25, 2013, 11:55:35 PM
Yep time to let FT figure out the new timers.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 25, 2013, 11:56:15 PM
Question is if this has indeed been killed, and it does seem so, has Citi changed their other rules as well, e.g. the 18mos rule, having multiple cards, etc...

Time will tell.

The bad thing is that if the past tells us anything, these things are hard-coded and reps don't really know what yes and what no.

As you said, time will tell.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 25, 2013, 11:58:02 PM
I am wondering, If someone applied for a Citi 5 months ago, if he will get denied today. Or it's only a problem with 2 of the new product.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 26, 2013, 12:02:59 AM
I am wondering, If someone applied for a Citi 5 months ago, if he will get denied today. Or it's only a problem with 2 of the new product.
Just heard this terrible report and came on here to ask this question.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 12:03:09 AM
And now the reports are flooding into FT.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 26, 2013, 12:22:56 AM
I am wondering, If someone applied for a Citi 5 months ago, if he will get denied today. Or it's only a problem with 2 of the new product.
Seems to be not churnable at all
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 26, 2013, 12:24:02 AM
Things die and are born all the time...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on August 26, 2013, 07:23:15 AM
Friend just applied and got this
Quote
Thank you. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. We will contact you within a week via email regarding our decision. Thank you for requesting a Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® Visa Signature® Card.
does this say anything?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 26, 2013, 07:28:11 AM
Friend just applied and got thisdoes this say anything?
I got that as well, and the approval came a few days later.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 26, 2013, 08:12:55 AM
About 2 months.
I am going to guess longer than that.  ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 26, 2013, 10:53:42 AM
the ft wiki is updated  :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 11:18:01 AM
Again, the question is if they can't (i) be churned within ~18 mos (like the old policy), (ii) EVER be churned (would be a new policy), (iii) can't be churned within 18 mos if you currently have one open (would be a new policy), (iv) be churned with the link that allowed churning within the 18 mos, etc.

The FT Wiki update implies #2, but the FT wiki is not T&C (even if it is close when it comes to this issue) :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 26, 2013, 11:47:04 AM
Again, the question is if they can't (i) be churned within ~18 mos (like the old policy), (ii) EVER be churned (would be a new policy), (iii) can't be churned within 18 mos if you currently have one open (would be a new policy), (iv) be churned with the link that allowed churning within the 18 mos, etc.

The FT Wiki update implies #2, but the FT wiki is not T&C (even if it is close when it comes to this issue) :)

My opinion is that this was a glitch in the system (was hard-coded) which was fixed and reversed to the old rules.

I'm shifting the burden of proof on someone who thinks that it's new rules.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 26, 2013, 11:54:08 AM
Gary just posted about this today.
Either he decided to start keeping 'secrets', or he just discovered it. I think I can guess the answer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 26, 2013, 12:02:33 PM
Why you so negative?
He waited for it to die and then post it.
Whats the problem with that?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 26, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
Some bloggers (not all) will not post things they learn in private.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 12:07:45 PM
Why you so negative?
He waited for it to die and then post it.
Whats the problem with that?
Makes sense to me.  He doesn't want death threats either :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 26, 2013, 12:09:53 PM
Gary just posted about this today.
Either he decided to start keeping 'secrets', or he just discovered it. I think I can guess the answer.

He didn't really post the real deal. Of course, that one died already.
It does have a landing page, so it might not be something that Citi would stop.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 26, 2013, 12:10:39 PM
Why you so negative?
He waited for it to die and then post it.
Whats the problem with that?

It never died.
The lax churning rules died.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 26, 2013, 12:11:48 PM
I applied last week for the WMC Platinum level, now i got in the mail a 50K offer for the Gold level, and the annual fee is just $50.
Any suggestions on how to make it happen?
is there a way to get it approved, saying that i wish to have a much lower annual fee than the one i recently got?

I see on FT that you can combine Business and Personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 26, 2013, 12:19:29 PM
Why you so negative?
He waited for it to die and then post it.
Whats the problem with that?
I'm not negative about it at all. I was simply amused by the timing of his post.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 26, 2013, 01:10:19 PM
anyone try the 50k mc from AA after doing the visa? My 9 days are up tomorrow and I will try then.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 26, 2013, 01:13:07 PM
Just called Citi to wave the membership i just got hit with..
They credited me 95.00 no problem even though my membership fee is 85.00 so i made 10.00!
They also told me that they would also like to offer me that if i spend 1000.00 per month on the card i will get 2x miles for every dollar i spend up to 1000.00 for the next 16 billing cycles!
Is this normal??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 01:14:27 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 26, 2013, 02:24:19 PM
Should I put in existing AA#, new one, or just leave blank?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 02:34:21 PM
Should I put in existing AA#, new one, or just leave blank?

TBD.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 26, 2013, 02:38:46 PM
TBD.
To be decided? huh?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 02:46:38 PM
TBD.
-1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 03:03:59 PM
-1

I'm all ears.

Though I'm not quite sure how you can be confident if you haven't applied, been approved, and had the miles post since about... last night :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 26, 2013, 03:11:59 PM
I downgraded my oldest AA Platinum to AA Bronze because I got tired of calling every year to waive the fee.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 03:14:13 PM
I'm all ears.

Though I'm not quite sure how you can be confident if you haven't applied, been approved, and had the miles post since about... last night :)
Citi is never FFN based, simple as that.  I'd put the odds of them going FFN based on a Sunday somewhere near the odds of you winning the next Powerball.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 03:17:09 PM
Citi is never FFN based, simple as that.  I'd put the odds of them going FFN based on a Sunday somewhere near the odds of you winning the next Powerball.

Citi not being FFN based doesn't mean they haven't began tracking by SSN or even currently open cards.

So unless you also know they're not doing either of the latter two things, I stand by my TBD.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 03:19:24 PM
Citi not being FFN based doesn't mean they haven't began tracking by SSN or even currently open cards.

So unless you also know they're not doing either of the latter two things, I stand by my TBD.
And I stand by my -1.
The only thing that changed was that they coded the app to see if you've opened an AA card under your SSN within the past X amount of time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 03:27:37 PM
And I stand by my -1.
The only thing that changed was that they coded the app to see if you've opened an AA card under your SSN within the past X amount of time.

OK, so I said TBD because I don't claim to know what Citi did behind the scenes.

If you're confident enough to "-1" my "TBD", then (i) it's clear you think that only this particular app being has been coded differently (or is it all apps?), and (ii) Citi's general churning policies have not changed and are now (back to) what they were originally, which is to say, can be churned every ~18 mos.

If so, Thingywingy can just apply with same FFN.

What he cannot do is whine to me if it doesn't work  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 26, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
OK, so I said TBD because I don't claim to know what Citi did behind the scenes.

If you're confident enough to "-1" my "TBD", then (i) it's clear you think that only this particular app being has been coded differently (or is it all apps?), and (ii) Citi's general churning policies have not changed and are now (back to) what they were originally, which is to say, can be churned every ~18 mos.

If so, Thingywingy can just apply with same FFN.

What he cannot do is whine to me if it doesn't work  :)
Thats ok. I'll whine to Dan! ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on August 26, 2013, 03:31:09 PM
any working link for the citi business aa 50k?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 26, 2013, 04:26:23 PM
Is it now 18 months for anyone that applied for the churable visa link last week?  Or 18 months from app before last one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 08:15:35 PM
Gary just posted about this today.
Either he decided to start keeping 'secrets', or he just discovered it. I think I can guess the answer.
He has written in the past that he does not post deals if he thinks it will contribute to its death.
So, bury the hatchet.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 08:16:51 PM
any working link for the citi business aa 50k?
I believe it was said you can get the additional 10K by SM.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 08:19:10 PM
Citi is never FFN based, simple as that.  I'd put the odds of them going FFN based on a Sunday somewhere near the odds of you winning the next Powerball.
+1
I have had done tens of Citi AA's over the years, I have always left the FFN field blank, and they always post the miles and bonus to my one and only account AA account.
Just got another two cards last week, looking forward to more of the same...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2013, 08:27:15 PM
+1
I have had done tens of Citi AA's over the years, I have always left the FFN field blank, and they always post the miles and bonus to my one and only account AA account.
Just got another two cards last week, looking forward to more of the same...

Have you been reading this thread?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 08:36:22 PM
Have you been reading this thread?
Yeah, but I doubt any change in churning is linked to any change with FFN tracking ... too smart of a move for Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 26, 2013, 08:58:07 PM
Yeah, but I doubt any change in churning is linked to any change with FFN tracking ... too smart of a move for Citi.

What AJK meant is that you said, "Just got another 2 cards last week, looking forward to more of the same"

18 months from now
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 09:16:09 PM
What AJK meant is that you said, "Just got another 2 cards last week, looking forward to more of the same"
18 months from now
Well I was able to get 2 every six months the last time Citi had an "18 month policy", so I don't see why now should be different.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 09:25:26 PM
One and then one 6 months later?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 09:27:54 PM
One and then one 6 months later?
Personal+Business every six months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 26, 2013, 09:50:18 PM
Applying for the personal and business AA card via 2BM still works?
Or its been changed?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 09:55:02 PM
Applying for the personal and business AA card via 2BM still works?
Or its been changed?
Just did it last Friday.
You get two hits on CR, but you always do for personal and business, even if using 2BM.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Wheelerdealer on August 26, 2013, 10:07:47 PM

Just did it last Friday.
You get two hits on CR, but you always do for personal and business, even if using 2BM.
so what would be the point in a 2BM if your gonna get hit with 2 pulls on your CR??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 26, 2013, 10:12:51 PM
Just did it last Friday.
You get two hits on CR, but you always do for personal and business, even if using 2BM.
You do both on one day dafka cuz the next day it wont work?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 26, 2013, 10:21:41 PM
You do both on one day dafka cuz the next day it wont work?
+1
I don't know that to be the fact, but why not play it safe.

100K AA miles is worth two hits IMO.
And, I can't recall ever actually being denied for a CC because of too many inquiries on CR, except once by Barclay's.
[Sure, I have to put in some more effort with Chase recon.]
So, I don't pay hits too much attention.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 26, 2013, 10:38:59 PM
Can you downgrade a Citi AA Plat to anything else besides an AA Bronze?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 26, 2013, 11:06:32 PM
Can you downgrade a Citi AA Plat to anything else besides an AA Bronze?

Why not just cancel it, considering that Citi wont transfer CLs?

On a different note, can you get Personal+Business+the 450 annual-fee one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2013, 11:08:38 PM
Personal+Business every six months.
Because the 18 month thing was just urban legend.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on August 26, 2013, 11:15:14 PM
Because the 18 month thing was just urban legend.
So what was the truth?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 26, 2013, 11:26:46 PM
So what was the truth?
There is no exact time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 26, 2013, 11:32:41 PM
just got the "official" denial letter, here it is:

 
Quote
Thank you forapplying for the Citi(R) Platinum Select(R) /
 AAdvantage(R) Visa(R) Signature account.  Unfortunately, we are
 unable to approve your request for the account at this time
 because of the following:

 o   This specific offer is valid only for first-time Citi(R)
 / AAdvantage(R) cardmembers.  Our records indicate that
 you already have a Citi(R) / AAdvantage(R) account with us.

 Here's what you should know
 Our credit decision was based, in whole or in part, on
 information obtained in a report from the following consumer
 reporting agency:

 Equifax Credit Information Service......

BTW, I had experian frozen...
On my first app, they pulled from both, so if they would have not pulled the first time from equifax, think I would have been approved yesterday? thoughts?

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 26, 2013, 11:36:03 PM
a side question:
If I call for reconsidration, and tell them I need a second card for separate spending vechulu, and claim that "I don't need the promotion, just the card" ;)... what do you think will happen? will they approve me? do they have the option of approving the card and takeh removing the bonus, or is my sevorah a good one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 26, 2013, 11:38:05 PM
Quote
*This Citi® / AAdvantage® card offer is only valid for new applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® account made pursuant to this offer and is not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants for a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card.
Quote
o   This specific offer is valid only for first-time Citi(R)
 / AAdvantage(R) cardmembers.  Our records indicate that
 you already have a Citi(R) / AAdvantage(R) account with us.

Dunno.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 26, 2013, 11:53:31 PM
just got the "official" denial letter, here it is:

 
BTW, I had experian frozen...
On my first app, they pulled from both, so if they would have not pulled the first time from equifax, think I would have been approved yesterday? thoughts?
From "Here's what you should know" is just standard language of an acceptance or denial letter. The reason for your decline is in the second paragraph, IMHO.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 27, 2013, 12:31:36 AM

So what was the truth?
IME, if you give it a full 6 months between applications, you're good.
If you give it less than six months, you will keep getting denied, irrespective of whether previous application was approved or denied.
(I am obviously not talking about the last three months or so, just the period before then.)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 27, 2013, 12:38:22 AM
He has written in the past that he does not post deals if he thinks it will contribute to its death.
Wrong thread.  ;)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2321.0
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 27, 2013, 06:09:27 AM
Wrong thread.  ;)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2321.0
;D
Good call.
But, you could cut him some slack when he actually practices what he preaches.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 27, 2013, 08:05:30 AM
And best of all on that particular post he gave a hat tip to mms
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on August 27, 2013, 08:20:54 AM
And best of all on that particular post he gave a hat tip to mms

I wonder what mms handle is on ddf?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 27, 2013, 08:31:43 AM
From "Here's what you should know" is just standard language of an acceptance or denial letter. The reason for your decline is in the second paragraph, IMHO.
but why would they add it in if their reason for denial is that I am a member with them?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 08:42:23 AM
but why would they add it in if their reason for denial is that I am a member with them?
They didn't add it. It's part and parcel of the denial letter.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 27, 2013, 12:00:48 PM
I get like once a week in mail offer to apply for 40k MC am i eligible if i had AA card within year?

The terms state offer valid for new applications and not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 27, 2013, 12:09:08 PM
I get like once a week in mail offer to apply for 40k MC am i eligible if i had AA card within year?

The terms state offer valid for new applications and not available to existing cardmembers or recent applicants.

Not eligible.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Zevwolf on August 27, 2013, 02:04:20 PM
can I get it if I have  the gold?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 27, 2013, 02:54:33 PM
can I get it if I have  the gold?

When did you open the gold?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 27, 2013, 03:46:27 PM
I applied last week for the WMC Platinum level, now i got in the mail a 50K offer for the Gold level, and the annual fee is just $50.
Any suggestions on how to make it happen?
is there a way to get it approved, saying that i wish to have a much lower annual fee than the one i recently got?

I see on FT that you can combine Business and Personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Zevwolf on August 27, 2013, 05:13:09 PM
I got the gold  last month 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 06:32:20 PM
Not eligible.
Not so simple:

Because the 18 month thing was just urban legend.
IME, if you give it a full 6 months between applications, you're good.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 27, 2013, 07:48:23 PM
1-2 reports today on FT in being denied after 17.5 months.
I strongly disagree.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 27, 2013, 08:01:16 PM
What's the story with this card, isn't there a 60K link?

http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/beyondTravel/creditDebit/citi-executive.jsp?anchorLocation=text-link&title=citi
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2013, 08:11:15 PM
1-2 reports today on FT in being denied after 17.5 months.
I strongly disagree.
Maybe it's 36 months now.  Who knows with these guys.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 27, 2013, 08:13:50 PM
1-2 reports today on FT in being denied after 17.5 months.
I strongly disagree.
Didn't check FT for the details, but I want to emphasize that Citi looks at the last time you made an application, not last time you had a card. So, if you closed your last card 17.5 months, but made an application within six months of that, and another within six months of that, you will keep getting knocked back, until you give it a full six months of no applications.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 27, 2013, 08:16:22 PM
Maybe it's 36 months now.  Who knows with these guys.

+100

You always have to consider that fact that FT intentionally puts out false information.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 27, 2013, 08:18:10 PM
Where did you come up with this 6 month tineline from?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 27, 2013, 08:19:12 PM
Where did you come up with this 6 month tineline from?

He simply said that IF you just APPLY within six month, the clock has just restarted.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2013, 08:20:11 PM
+100

You always have to consider that fact that FT intentionally puts out false information.
I don't think it's fair to say "FT" does, but there is a fair amount of blatant misinfo that some people put up there.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 08:20:58 PM
Where did you come up with this 6 month tineline from?

IME, if you give it a full 6 months between applications, you're good.
If you give it less than six months, you will keep getting denied, irrespective of whether previous application was approved or denied.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 27, 2013, 08:23:58 PM
Huh! I read on the FT wiki that its possible to limit cash advances to zero $ in order to avoid being charged for CA when purchasing GC's, but when I called up citi today to do so they told me that the minimum for cash advance limit is $750... I tried to ask for a manager to override it but no luck, is this new?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 27, 2013, 08:24:08 PM
I don't think it's fair to say "FT" does, but there is a fair amount of blatant misinfo that some people put up there.
Indeed, I was thinking of changing the wording before posting, but I decided to just leave it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2013, 08:24:37 PM
Maybe it's 36 months now.  Who knows with these guys.

Now you agree more might have changed?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2013, 08:28:32 PM
Now you agree more might have changed?
Their system is obviously set up to reject repeat applicants within x amount of time.
What that time is has always been a guessing game and is likely a moving target. In this case it was set to 0 and now it's set to x.
That's all fine but I reject that on a Sunday afternoon that changed from an easily adjustible time based system to a sophisticated FFN based system that never previously existed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2013, 08:33:50 PM
Their system is obviously set up to reject repeat applicants within x amount of time.
What that time is has always been a guessing game and is likely a moving target. In this case it was set to 0 and now it's set to x.
That's all fine but I reject that on a Sunday afternoon that changed from an easily adjustible time based system to a sophisticated FFN based system that never previously existed.

I think we then had a miscommunication because all I said is that we don't know for sure WHAT has changed...

Citi not being FFN based doesn't mean they haven't began tracking by SSN or even currently open cards.

So unless you also know they're not doing either of the latter two things, I stand by my TBD.

OK, so I said TBD because I don't claim to know what Citi did behind the scenes.

If you're confident enough to "-1" my "TBD", then (i) it's clear you think that only this particular app being has been coded differently (or is it all apps?), and (ii) Citi's general churning policies have not changed and are now (back to) what they were originally, which is to say, can be churned every ~18 mos.

If so, Thingywingy can just apply with same FFN.

What he cannot do is whine to me if it doesn't work  :)


And you seemed to be -1'ing my TBD, and telling Thingywingy that he can go ahead and apply... whereas I was suggesting caution due this very discussion...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2013, 08:36:40 PM
Should I put in existing AA#, new one, or just leave blank?
TBD.
-1
I think we then had a miscommunication because all I said is that we don't know for sure WHAT has changed...
My -1 was for the FFN being TBD as using a new or old FFN it wouldn't affect the outcome IMHO.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2013, 08:39:44 PM
I was referring not to the FFN, but to the app itself, i.e. what is the appropriate circumstances under which to apply now.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2013, 08:40:38 PM
I was referring not to the FFN, but to the app itself, i.e. what is the appropriate circumstances under which to apply now.
But that wasn't the question your honor ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 27, 2013, 08:43:13 PM
Ok, now its שלום על ישראל
So let's start fighting what was the fight in first place.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2013, 08:44:18 PM
But that wasn't the question your honor ;)

Even so, I answered what he SHOULD have been asking :)

In other words, had he gone with your answer (and he already may have, to his possible detriment), he may very well be denied on account of "not waiting long enough," whereas, if he had gone with what I answered, which was to heed caution, as we do not know WHAT has changed, he'd have turned out alright... :)

OK, so I said TBD because I don't claim to know what Citi did behind the scenes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 27, 2013, 08:44:40 PM
Ok, now its שלום על ישראל
The way you like it :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 27, 2013, 08:48:56 PM
Even so, I answered what he SHOULD have been asking :)

In other words, had he gone with your answer (and he already may have, to his possible detriment), he may very well be denied on account of "not waiting long enough," whereas, if he had gone with what I answered, which was to heed caution, as we do not know WHAT has changed, he'd have turned out alright... :)

Continue here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31911.0).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 27, 2013, 08:50:24 PM
No thanks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 27, 2013, 08:54:24 PM
Ok, now its שלום על ישראל

How is that pronounced?  ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 27, 2013, 09:01:24 PM
Huh! I read on the FT wiki that its possible to limit cash advances to zero $ in order to avoid being charged for CA when purchasing GC's, but when I called up citi today to do so they told me that the minimum for cash advance limit is $750... I tried to ask for a manager to override it but no luck, is this new?
BS. SM them.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 27, 2013, 09:07:34 PM
How is that pronounced?  ;D
Holy, I know what ended up happening, you tried entering in google translate and the results were some mix of chulent and kugel  :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 27, 2013, 10:22:00 PM
Reading on a bberry but I reoeat to whomever quoted me, how and by who was the 6 months timeline referring to citi determined regarding anything at all ?


Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 27, 2013, 11:06:04 PM
Holy, I know what ended up happening, you tried entering in google translate and the results were some mix of chulent and kugel  :P
Actually Google does surprisingly well this time: "Peace on Israel."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 28, 2013, 12:28:58 AM
I don't think it's fair to say "FT" does, but there is a fair amount of blatant misinfo that some people put up there.
+1000
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 28, 2013, 01:52:41 AM
read one post on FT that the bus cards not affected by the change, ie can still apply for it 9 days after the pers card. Any one here try it?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 28, 2013, 01:54:31 AM
@anyone who knows how to work this, there is now a bus card offer for 50k AA, should update the wiki...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 28, 2013, 05:51:20 AM
@anyone who knows how to work this, there is now a bus card offer for 50k AA, should update the wiki...
It's not that difficult. Just hit the edit button on the top left corner.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 28, 2013, 05:56:18 AM
For those that haven't seen it yet, it appears that AA is starting to impose YQ on international tickets starting today.
If you were planning on selling your AA miles (which is not allowed), my guess is that the value will decrease at least 20%, although that's a complete guess based on nothing.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 28, 2013, 08:28:07 AM
For those that haven't seen it yet, it appears that AA is starting to impose YQ on international tickets starting today.
If you were planning on selling your AA miles (which is not allowed), my guess is that the value will decrease at least 20%, although that's a complete guess based on nothing.
:'(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 28, 2013, 08:54:43 AM
Does anyone else smell a conspiracy here?
Give out miles like candy and then significantly devalue them without warning....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 28, 2013, 09:19:21 AM
Does anyone else smell a conspiracy here?
Give out miles like candy and then significantly devalue them without warning....
It was a Citi mistake. Not AA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 28, 2013, 09:36:14 AM
It's not that difficult. Just hit the edit button on the top left corner.
and to put in the link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 28, 2013, 02:32:56 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/21350734-post157.html    ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 28, 2013, 02:33:51 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/21350734-post157.html    ;D ;D ;D
Good morning.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 28, 2013, 02:38:51 PM
and to put in the link?
Updated in the DD wiki
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 28, 2013, 02:50:16 PM
ty
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 28, 2013, 02:59:10 PM
Hallelujah  :) have 500K points waiting for a trip
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on August 28, 2013, 02:59:31 PM
Hallelujah  :) have 500K points waiting for a trip

Nice. Where you headed?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 28, 2013, 03:03:58 PM
Nice. Where you headed?

No idea yet . Have to really plan a round the world or something like that with wife originating in
NYC or GREECE. Not too good with the logistics/planning .

Suggestions appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2013, 03:14:20 PM
No idea yet . Have to really plan a round the world or something like that with wife originating in
NYC or GREECE. Not too good with the logistics/planning .

Suggestions appreciated  :)
there is a thread for next trip advice. Also if you decide where u want to go im sure u can mae a thread asking for logistical help and people will help.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 28, 2013, 03:22:28 PM
there is a thread for next trip advice. Also if you decide where u want to go im sure u can mae a thread asking for logistical help and people will help.


Never thought of that. I will ask for help after reading trip advice thread . Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 28, 2013, 03:24:44 PM

Never thought of that. I will ask for help after reading trip advice thread . Thanks
NP. Any idea what kind of places u want to go?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on August 28, 2013, 03:40:28 PM
From WIKI
"As of Sunday August 25, 2013:
Reports indicate personal cards may no longer be repeatedly churned."
I'm assuming its still ok if you have waited 18 months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 28, 2013, 04:01:32 PM
From WIKI
"As of Sunday August 25, 2013:
Reports indicate personal cards may no longer be repeatedly churned."
I'm assuming its still ok if you have waited 18 months?

Seriously?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on August 28, 2013, 04:15:05 PM
Seriously?
OMG what will we do
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 28, 2013, 05:30:02 PM
NP. Any idea what kind of places u want to go?

 Sorry OT but I have seen most European Capitals , not really interested in South America so must be some combination of Asia Hawaii etc

Plus I am really beached out   :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on August 28, 2013, 07:11:34 PM
From WIKI
"As of Sunday August 25, 2013:
Reports indicate personal cards may no longer be repeatedly churned."
I'm assuming its still ok if you have waited 18 months?
Oh man, this is the worst news since AA started charging YQ for awards. :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 28, 2013, 08:23:42 PM
Sorry OT but I have seen most European Capitals , not really interested in South America so must be some combination of Asia Hawaii etc

Plus I am really beached out   :)
If you start your RTW trip in Brazil you can knock down the YQ on BA.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 28, 2013, 09:33:41 PM
If you start your RTW trip in Brazil you can knock down the YQ on BA.

I have 220K BA Avios also. After Brazil ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 28, 2013, 11:33:54 PM
@Peter:
Israel?
Nice beaches (Tel Aviv, Eilat) among many other sites to visit.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 29, 2013, 01:36:23 AM
@Peter:
Israel?
Nice beaches (Tel Aviv, Eilat) among many other sites to visit.
Plus I am really beached out   :)
??? ::)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on August 29, 2013, 02:11:46 AM
@Peter:
Israel?
Nice beaches (Tel Aviv, Eilat) among many other sites to visit.

?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on August 29, 2013, 09:42:28 AM
@Peter:
Israel?
Nice beaches (Tel Aviv, Eilat) among many other sites to visit.

Thanks but have spent soooo much time on Greek Isles , living in Florida for 2 years. Cant stand the heat anymore.

More interested in something without  a beach, but can't let my wife know that , cause she still Loves the beach .

That's why I am passing on Bora Bora , Maldives etc .
 
Would include Hawaii as a break on the way to somewhere else A La Far east Australia etc

500K AA and 200K BA Avios should get me pretty far EX NYC or Athens

 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2013, 12:12:04 PM
I just got a notification (two actually) from the citi early FRAUD prevention unit.  I imagine it is because of the two times I used amazon payments on the card. 
Anyone know what I should expect when I call them?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: george on August 29, 2013, 12:18:21 PM
I just got a notification (two actually) from the citi early FRAUD prevention unit.  I imagine it is because of the two times I used amazon payments on the card. 
Anyone know what I should expect when I call them?
nothing to worry about. Expect them to ask you if you are the one who made the recent purchases. That's all.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2013, 12:41:00 PM
Great. Ty
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2013, 04:52:44 PM
I just got a notification (two actually) from the citi early FRAUD prevention unit.  I imagine it is because of the two times I used amazon payments on the card. 
Anyone know what I should expect when I call them?
nothing to worry about. Expect them to ask you if you are the one who made the recent purchases. That's all.
Oy! not so simple.  It is actually my wife's card.  I didn't make her call because as I am sure many can relate she only let me apply for a card in her name begrudgingly.  anyway they wanted to confirm who she was by calling her back at a dif. number.  I think b/c the hoome phone number was in my name they wouldn't use it.
There is no number in her name and no employer of hers they can call to confirm her identity.  The only option left is to send in her drivers licence ss card and utility bill.  B"H the phone bill does come in her name.

Anyway the question is that I made the deadly sin of not having her get on the phhone and giving me permission.  If I send in her drivers licence do you think they will bust me for impersonating her?  (
(Is there a better thread to post this to?)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on August 29, 2013, 05:40:37 PM
Update:
 My wife called up and explained that I had called up in her name.  I am not share the rep understood everything but he reopened her file and said that he can clear everything up.  ב״ה Everything went smoothly and got cleared up.
But here is the shocker.  The rep said that the reason for the fraud alert was because the majority of the spending was done by the au not the primary.  This is citi not amex!  How did he know?
Is it because I sent from my ap to my wife's?  Could it be they saw that it was sent from my name?  I understood the rep to be saying that we were using the au card!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on August 29, 2013, 09:27:33 PM
What's  the latest can you to a personal and business for a 2 BM with one pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on August 29, 2013, 09:45:43 PM
What's  the latest can you to a personal and business for a 2 BM with one pull?

The latest is that you failed to put a question mark in your post, thereby making it difficult to read.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on August 29, 2013, 09:51:29 PM
The latest is that you failed to put a question mark in your post, thereby making it difficult to read.
please explain ? ? ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mod on August 29, 2013, 10:12:40 PM
please explain ? ? ?
You should have place a question mark after "what is the latest."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on August 29, 2013, 10:40:50 PM
You should have place a question mark after "what is the latest."
got it sorry , so has anybody tried it this past week ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 29, 2013, 11:21:07 PM
Can I still apply for a HHonor after 9 days of a AAdvantage?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 29, 2013, 11:27:53 PM
Can I still apply for a HHonor after 9 days of a AAdvantage?
I believe so. Think the 9 day thing was for multiple AA cards.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SearchGuy on August 29, 2013, 11:30:28 PM
I believe so. Think the 9 day thing was for multiple AA cards.
I guess I will make a Hilton then a AA biz and will wait with the second personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on August 29, 2013, 11:31:06 PM
called for recon. No go  :(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on August 30, 2013, 12:45:31 AM
Can anyone please tell me how exactly to take advantage of the $150 statement credit for AA booking etc. on Citi AA card? Much appreciated...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 30, 2013, 12:53:34 AM
What's  the latest can you to a personal and business for a 2 BM with one pull?
YMMV

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 01:30:16 AM
Can anyone please tell me how exactly to take advantage of the $150 statement credit for AA booking etc. on Citi AA card? Much appreciated...
You're sure your card has it?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 01:31:14 AM
YMMV
-1
No reports of one pull with Citi personal and biz 2BM, AFAIK.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on August 30, 2013, 01:32:48 AM
You're sure your card has it?
Yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 01:35:58 AM
Yes
I'm currently in middle of doing the refundable ticket route. I think AA gift cards work too.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on August 30, 2013, 01:37:18 AM
I'm currently in middle of doing the refundable ticket route. I think AA gift cards work too.
please elaborate on the refundable ticket process. Tx
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 01:42:17 AM
please elaborate on the refundable ticket process. Tx
1. Book a refundable AA ticket.
2. Wait till balance closes.
3. Receive the $150 at balance closure.
4. Cancel ticket.
5. Money refunds within 4-5 days.

My balance closes on the 2nd so i'll have first-hand info then. All the above is what I've learned from others (thanks Moshe123!).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 30, 2013, 02:46:31 AM
1. Book a refundable AA ticket.
2. Wait till balance closes.
3. Receive the $150 at balance closure.
4. Cancel ticket.
5. Money refunds within 4-5 days.

My balance closes on the 2nd so i'll have first-hand info then. All the above is what I've learned from others (thanks Moshe123!).
I just did $50 gc
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 03:13:38 AM
I just did $50 gc
There are two disparate $150 statement credit offers out there. One gets triggered by any spending with AA while for the other you need to spend the full $150 to get the credit. Buying a $50 GC will only work if you fall into the first category. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 30, 2013, 08:14:46 AM
1. Book a refundable AA ticket.
2. Wait till balance closes.
3. Receive the $150 at balance closure.
4. Cancel ticket.
5. Money refunds within 4-5 days.

My balance closes on the 2nd so i'll have first-hand info then. All the above is what I've learned from others (thanks Moshe123!).
I can't figure out when am aa ticket is redundable:-[
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 30, 2013, 08:31:43 AM
-1
No reports of one pull with Citi personal and biz 2BM, AFAIK.
And how about one pull for two personal (AA) cards?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on August 30, 2013, 08:35:56 AM
-1
No reports of one pull with Citi personal and biz 2BM, AFAIK.
You're right, I didn't realize I was posting in the Citi thread. My bad. :(

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 08:55:15 AM
And how about one pull for two personal (AA) cards?
They won't let two personal cards through on the same day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 30, 2013, 08:57:21 AM
They won't let two personal cards through on the same day.
Specifically two AA personal cards or any two personal cards?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on August 30, 2013, 08:59:11 AM
Specifically AA?

Any
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on August 30, 2013, 08:59:15 AM
Specifically AA?
No, in general. No two apps the same day. The 2/3BM is long dead with Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Feivish on August 30, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
In that case what do you guys suggest between AA 50k visa or 50k mc?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on August 31, 2013, 09:46:20 PM
I just got the 40k business card a couple weeks ago. What's the best way to get credited with the new 50k offer? Is Citi nice with these things like Chase is or are they more like Amex? If there is a way to get the extra 10k, what is it? SM is best?

Please advise.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 31, 2013, 09:52:31 PM
trying to figure out, can i apply for two personnel aa cards? or can i do one personnel one biz? or two biz cards?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2013, 10:28:30 PM
trying to figure out, can i apply for two personnel aa cards? or can i do one personnel one biz? or two biz cards?
no only one or one plus business ymmv
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on August 31, 2013, 10:45:18 PM
no only one or one plus business ymmv

need some quick help i jsut applied for two citi AA card and they said I can only be approved for one. I dont wanna weaste a 3Bm and wondering if i can quickly apply for  something else! what is the window of time that i have?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2013, 10:46:18 PM
need some quick help i jsut applied for two citi AA card and they said I can only be approved for one. I dont wanna weaste a 3Bm and wondering if i can quickly apply for  something else! what is the window of time that i have?
you cant , only 1 card per day!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on August 31, 2013, 10:47:14 PM
you cant , only 1 card per day!
can i apply for something else quickly?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on August 31, 2013, 10:47:55 PM
Anyone have experience if I made a purchase but got refunded, will that qualify as spend requirement for bonus on citi AA?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 31, 2013, 11:31:23 PM

thanks! How long in between ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on August 31, 2013, 11:52:14 PM
can i apply for something else quickly?

Do you people not do research? If you had you would have known that Citi only approves 1 card per day.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yellow on September 01, 2013, 01:32:05 AM
Do you people not do research? If you had you would have known that Citi only approves 1 card per day.
-1
They approve one biz and one personal
(although two pulls...)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on September 01, 2013, 02:31:08 AM
-1
They approve one biz and one personal
(although two pulls...)

SrulyP thought he could do a 2BM or 3BM with Citi with one pull.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 01, 2013, 02:34:12 AM
-1
They approve one biz and one personal
(although two pulls...)
He was responding to someone requesting a way to do a 2/3BM with only getting one pull.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on September 02, 2013, 05:32:40 PM
I got the 40k business card a couple weeks ago. I SMed them to ask if they could match the current 50k offer. Here is the response. Is it normal for them to be such hard @$$es or is this part of their new reputation?

Re: Rewards

09/02/13 02:02:51 PM

Customer Service Wrote:

Dear Freddie:

By submitting your application, you accepted the terms of the incentive offers associated with your application and those terms cannot be changed.

While we understand you may be dissatisfied with outcome of your inquiry, please know that our actions are consistent with the terms of your promotional offer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on September 02, 2013, 07:09:37 PM
I got the 40k business card a couple weeks ago. I SMed them to ask if they could match the current 50k offer. Here is the response. Is it normal for them to be such hard @$$es or is this part of their new reputation?

Re: Rewards

09/02/13 02:02:51 PM

Customer Service Wrote:

Dear Freddie:

By submitting your application, you accepted the terms of the incentive offers associated with your application and those terms cannot be changed.

While we understand you may be dissatisfied with outcome of your inquiry, please know that our actions are consistent with the terms of your promotional offer.

As far as I know this is typical of Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 02, 2013, 07:10:41 PM
I got the 40k business card a couple weeks ago. I SMed them to ask if they could match the current 50k offer. Here is the response. Is it normal for them to be such hard @$$es or is this part of their new reputation?

Re: Rewards

09/02/13 02:02:51 PM

Customer Service Wrote:

Dear Freddie:

By submitting your application, you accepted the terms of the incentive offers associated with your application and those terms cannot be changed.

While we understand you may be dissatisfied with outcome of your inquiry, please know that our actions are consistent with the terms of your promotional offer.
IME, Chase is the only bank that is very generous with offer matching.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 02, 2013, 09:29:13 PM
I got the 40k business card a couple weeks ago. I SMed them to ask if they could match the current 50k offer. Here is the response. Is it normal for them to be such hard @$$es or is this part of their new reputation?

Re: Rewards

09/02/13 02:02:51 PM

Customer Service Wrote:

Dear Freddie:

By submitting your application, you accepted the terms of the incentive offers associated with your application and those terms cannot be changed.

While we understand you may be dissatisfied with outcome of your inquiry, please know that our actions are consistent with the terms of your promotional offer.
+1 me too
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: stuckinthemiddle on September 04, 2013, 01:10:34 AM
Did anyone have the experience of being approved for 2 cards (both had identical closing date) and then only have 1 50K bonus post to AA?  Base miles posted for both.  Monthly statement states 50k bonuses for each.  - Is it possible that one of the 50K bonuses is lagging behind and will post next statement cycle?

Had the same issue and it's been about 10 days.  Don't think it's a matter of waiting any more.  Seems more like a genuine issue.  Just wondering if you got this resolved.  I just sent a SM and they are saying it will take 10-15 days to get back to me.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2013, 12:45:52 AM
Did a 2BM a few weeks ago. 1 card approved by shifting over credit from an existing AA card, denied the 2nd card for more than 1 app on the same day.

Wrote a letter to the stork and got a call saying the 2nd card has been approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 08, 2013, 12:49:53 AM
Biz and personal?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on September 08, 2013, 12:53:44 AM
1 pull or 2 pulls
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 08, 2013, 01:00:00 AM
Biz and personal?
That wouldn't be a chidush...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 08, 2013, 01:01:55 AM
Did a 2BM a few weeks ago. 1 card approved by shifting over credit from an existing AA card, denied the 2nd card for more than 1 app on the same day.

Wrote a letter to the stork and got a call saying the 2nd card has been approved.
What was the gist of the letter?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2013, 01:03:59 AM
Biz and personal?
2 personal visa.

1 pull or 2 pulls
Didn't check yet.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2013, 01:04:27 AM
What was the gist of the letter?
Pretty please with a cherry on top.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on September 08, 2013, 01:05:12 AM
This would be the first since 8/25 , I guess nobody had such luck on ddf and on ft
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 08, 2013, 01:13:37 AM
Pretty please with a cherry on top.
Thanks! I'll copy/paste that. :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ice man on September 08, 2013, 01:41:42 AM
Wrote a letter to the stork and got a call saying the 2nd card has been approved.
Who did you write the letter to?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2013, 01:54:44 AM
Who did you write the letter to?
(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=7psuaKqFY7QIwM&tbnid=wMoKqtd8yWLVfM:&ved=0CAUQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wearysloth.com%2FGallery%2FActorsH%2F8132-5457.gif&ei=DxEsUoWFN-bl2AXdxYD4Dg&psig=AFQjCNHOR-Dsb37iLy1nXKi0vqJQQl4XqA&ust=1378706063969530)

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.0
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on September 08, 2013, 02:06:23 AM
where can i find my AA number?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 08, 2013, 05:01:56 AM
Did a 2BM a few weeks ago. 1 card approved by shifting over credit from an existing AA card, denied the 2nd card for more than 1 app on the same day.

Wrote a letter to the stork and got a call saying the 2nd card has been approved.
how many personal citi cards do you have now?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 08, 2013, 07:46:02 AM
What was the gist of the letter?
Pretty please with a cherry on top.
You need to give a seminar just on people skills. It plays such a big part in getting things done.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 08, 2013, 08:32:30 AM
Not always the case. Sometimes there are those secret arguments... ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 08, 2013, 08:41:47 AM
Not always the case. Sometimes there are those secret arguments... ;)
I said "a big part" not "only part".  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on September 08, 2013, 10:18:47 AM
Did you give a reason?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 08, 2013, 11:29:14 AM
Good customer, HSA, etc.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 08, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
what is HSA?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 08, 2013, 12:21:13 PM
what is HSA?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_savings_account (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_savings_account)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 08, 2013, 12:22:35 PM
thanks saw that, wasn't sure what it has to do w asking to be approved for a new card
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on September 08, 2013, 12:24:28 PM
Had the same issue and it's been about 10 days.  Don't think it's a matter of waiting any more.  Seems more like a genuine issue.  Just wondering if you got this resolved.  I just sent a SM and they are saying it will take 10-15 days to get back to me.

Has this happened to anyone else? Kind of disturbing
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on September 08, 2013, 12:25:07 PM
thanks saw that, wasn't sure what it has to do w asking to be approved for a new card
I imagine that the reason Dan said he wanted another identical card was the need to separate HSA expenses from other expenses.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 08, 2013, 12:35:09 PM
Ah :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ice man on September 08, 2013, 01:33:49 PM
where can i find my AA number?
Check your email
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on September 08, 2013, 07:16:35 PM
Check your email

nothing
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chaimmayer on September 08, 2013, 09:26:42 PM
I asked citi on the phone and they told me my aa number
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 08, 2013, 10:04:40 PM
I asked citi on the phone and they told me my aa number
Same with me.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on September 08, 2013, 11:19:55 PM
Same is with Chase and BA/UA/SW

They can give you the info.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on September 08, 2013, 11:29:02 PM
Can someone please remind me how to get my $150 statement credit? Thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 09, 2013, 02:00:21 AM
Same is with Chase and BA/UA/SW

They can give you the info.
They used to not afaik,  they just mailed new cards with ffn on them
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 09, 2013, 02:15:09 AM
Can someone please remind me how to get my $150 statement credit? Thanks!
Already asked and answered on page 64 of this thread. (By someone with an awfully similar name to yours... ;) )
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 09:06:38 AM
Already asked and answered on page 64 of this thread. (By someone with an awfully similar name to yours... ;) )
Only relative to how you display the comments on a page.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on September 09, 2013, 09:17:20 AM
Already asked and answered on page 64 of this thread. (By someone with an awfully similar name to yours... ;) )
oy!!! I have sinned!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 09, 2013, 09:20:03 AM
oy!!! I have sinned!
No worries. Did you find it?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on September 09, 2013, 12:14:33 PM
oy!!! I have sinned!

Can you tell me post # Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 09, 2013, 12:24:36 PM
Can you tell me post # Thanks
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.msg575791#msg575791
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 09, 2013, 12:26:35 PM
I just did aa gc
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on September 09, 2013, 01:00:28 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.msg575791#msg575791
I was told that does not work on these new 50k cards
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on September 09, 2013, 01:08:28 PM
I was told that does not work on these new 50k cards

$150 credit hasn't been on the 50k offers for a while now
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 09, 2013, 01:17:50 PM
I was told that does not work on these new 50k cards
$150 credit hasn't been on the 50k offers for a while now
Correct. This is for when they still had it. I just did it for a card i opened in January.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 09, 2013, 01:24:29 PM
Received targeted business 50k,  just got personal card,  no problem to apply right away right?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asd on September 09, 2013, 02:02:14 PM
according to ft wait 8 days to be safe
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 09, 2013, 02:07:42 PM
according to ft wait 8 days to be safe
Would it be issue if i apply in a month?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 02:16:33 PM
Would it be issue if i apply in a month?
Since you are probably going to get an additional pull, then no issue. If you want to try and have the pulls merged, you may want to apply closer together.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mosh.now on September 09, 2013, 03:13:38 PM
just applied for a citi card in NY and froze my Experian report, then called citi and they said they need me to unfreez my experian report before i can be approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 09, 2013, 03:16:38 PM
just applied for a citi card in NY and froze my Experian report, then called citi and they said they need me to unfreez my experian report before i can be approved.

Thanks. First such report. I guess, maybe YMMV.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mosh.now on September 09, 2013, 03:21:01 PM
Would HUCA do anything?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 09, 2013, 05:42:47 PM
Would HUCA do anything?

Try. This is a first. They usually only look at your Equifax report.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mosh.now on September 09, 2013, 07:24:51 PM
i called a twice and was told that they must continue with pulling the same report they tried to...
(was declined at the end due to have a similar card the visa version)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on September 09, 2013, 07:44:36 PM

Since you are probably going to get an additional pull, then no issue. If you want to try and have the pulls merged, you may want to apply closer together.
Different departments, and these is no chance in the world that this will come up as one pull. Even if you time it at exactly the same time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 09, 2013, 09:51:36 PM
Different departments, and these is no chance in the world that this will come up as one pull. Even if you time it at exactly the same time.
Agreed it would not show as one pull. I was referring to when dealing with the credit agency, it may be easier to try and get them to merge it if the pulls were close enough.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on September 10, 2013, 10:10:18 AM
Agreed it would not show as one pull. I was referring to when dealing with the credit agency, it may be easier to try and get them to merge it if the pulls were close enough.
Are there reports of equifax merging?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on September 12, 2013, 04:09:09 PM
Since you are probably going to get an additional pull, then no issue. If you want to try and have the pulls merged, you may want to apply closer together.
Are you referring to two citi cards within 8/9 days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yossi4k on September 12, 2013, 10:18:38 PM
no0b q. Are the links in the wiki from FT still valid for 50k?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on September 12, 2013, 10:19:39 PM
Read FT wiki .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yossi4k on September 12, 2013, 10:24:21 PM
Read FT wiki .
Gotcha. Clear cookies or incognito

ETA Just applied incognito and got this error: A system error has caused a delay in processing your application. Please try again later.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on September 12, 2013, 10:28:09 PM
I am not paranoid or concerned about FT if that's what your asking , but if u feel more secure incognito whatever u are doing , do it incognito

Some sites do not allow browsing without allowing cookies or matching up IPs which is what
incognito is .

ETA. I never apply incognito . Clear cache , cookies but allow them to see who I am
for security reasons
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dovy2 on September 12, 2013, 11:22:54 PM
I am not paranoid or concerned about FT if that's what your asking , but if u feel more secure incognito whatever u are doing , do it incognito

Some sites do not allow browsing without allowing cookies or matching up IPs which is what
incognito is .

ETA. I never apply incognito . Clear cache , cookies but allow them to see who I am
for security reasons
Incognito doesn't block them from seeing you. It just doest read/store cookies on your computer. They see all yor info either way. To hide yourself u need to use proxys
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on September 13, 2013, 01:05:44 PM
Incognito doesn't block them from seeing you. It just doest read/store cookies on your computer. They see all yor info either way. To hide yourself u need to use proxys


  I am no techie but I was half right  "  Some sites do not allow browsing without allowing cookies or matching up IPs which is what incognito is ."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 02:16:57 PM
Applied today for 2 AA cards
Citi Plat WMC from wiki for 50K for spending$3000 in 3 months
Citi Business mastercard for 30K for spending $1000 in 3 months
When I pressed submit one of them error-ed out and I got confused as to which one so I reapplied for the personal one thinking that was the one that error-ed out. I got "we received your application...we will consider your request..." so i called recon and they said they got 2 apps for the personal and one was approved (50K) and other was denied for multiple apps. I asked if there is any record of the biz app they said no. That was when i realized that it was the biz app that was error-ed. I asked CSR if I can now apply for biz and she said its no problem. So i applied for biz again and got same "we received your app..." so i called recon again and they said can't approved for multi apps so i told her how it error-ed and i applied again but that was for personal and biz shouldn't be a problem. placed me on hold for abit then came back that i was approved for biz for only $1000 CL cuz I had other apps today. After i hung up with CSR i checked source code appid for first app there wasn't any # then checked for word business and it came up so i'm thinking that the one that error-ed out was the biz card but wasn't processed therefore no Appid#. side note I applied for the same 2 cards for my husband and got instant approval for both! we'll see about 2 pulls.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on September 15, 2013, 02:23:03 PM
Just to be clear you did not apply for husbands cards today also ? Correct
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 02:44:33 PM
I did. I applied for all 4 cards today (incognito of course) (1 personal 1 biz for each of us)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 15, 2013, 02:44:58 PM
Applied today for 2 AA cards
Citi Plat WMC from wiki for 50K for spending$3000 in 3 months
Citi Business mastercard for 30K for spending $1000 in 3 months
When I pressed submit one of them error-ed out and I got confused as to which one so I reapplied for the personal one thinking that was the one that error-ed out. I got "we received your application...we will consider your request..." so i called recon and they said they got 2 apps for the personal and one was approved (50K) and other was denied for multiple apps. I asked if there is any record of the biz app they said no. That was when i realized that it was the biz app that was error-ed. I asked CSR if I can now apply for biz and she said its no problem. So i applied for biz again and got same "we received your app..." so i called recon again and they said can't approved for multi apps so i told her how it error-ed and i applied again but that was for personal and biz shouldn't be a problem. placed me on hold for abit then came back that i was approved for biz for only $1000 CL cuz I had other apps today. After i hung up with CSR i checked source code appid for first app there wasn't any # then checked for word business and it came up so i'm thinking that the one that error-ed out was the biz card but wasn't processed therefore no Appid#. side note I applied for the same 2 cards for my husband and got instant approval for both! we'll see about 2 pulls.
Almost guaranteed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 02:55:04 PM
But only way to get approved for 2 AA cards within 18 months. 2/3BM no longer works with AA cards
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 15, 2013, 03:01:11 PM
But only way to get approved for 2 AA cards within 18 months. 2/3BM no longer works with AA cards
1. The 18 month rule is a myth.
2. Business AA cards are 100% churnable.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 03:08:09 PM
1. For personal and Biz?
2. After what period of time?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 15, 2013, 03:21:14 PM
1. For personal and Biz?
2. After what period of time?

1. No. For personal and personal. The "18 month rule" is a gross exaggeration.
2. 90/95 days. For optimal success you should close your existing AA biz card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on September 15, 2013, 03:26:53 PM
Meant to post this for a while now.
If anyone has the half credit/half charge cards, like the AA's, here is the direct number to the Citi No Preset limit spending department. 888-873-2349. I've done it a couple of times, you give them an 'offer' of how much credit you want, they will put you on hold for five min and do a soft pull and let you know how much you can spend.

Wasn't sure the correct thread to post in, so feel free to move. :))
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 15, 2013, 03:28:03 PM
and you get miles?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: menachem_m on September 15, 2013, 03:33:31 PM
Why not?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 15, 2013, 03:36:23 PM
Any sign up bonus associated w these?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 03:46:00 PM
1. No. For personal and personal. The "18 month rule" is a gross exaggeration.
2. 90/95 days. For optimal success you should close your existing AA biz card.

Is there any way to apply (2/3bm, time period) for more then one citi aa card (personal/biz) with only one pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 15, 2013, 05:51:40 PM
Is there any way to apply (2/3bm, time period) for more then one citi aa card (personal/biz) with only one pull?
Not that i know of.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on September 15, 2013, 06:23:08 PM
Not that i know of.

Thanks I appreciate your help.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on September 16, 2013, 10:28:46 AM
For optimal success you should close your existing AA biz card.
I don't think closing your existing card ever raises your chances of getting approved with Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on September 16, 2013, 10:29:48 AM
Business AA cards are 100% churnable.
Are you sure that even in the last month this is true?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 16, 2013, 10:39:46 AM
I don't think closing your existing card ever raises your chances of getting approved with Citi personal.
FTFY.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 16, 2013, 10:40:02 AM
Are you sure that even in the last month this is true?
No reports otherwise.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on September 16, 2013, 04:17:07 PM
I applied for a visa CC (I currently have one open still) abd they tell me they are sending me a IRS form I have to sign and send back to them (I don't have to send them any proof of anything).
Does anyone know what this is about?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 16, 2013, 04:22:01 PM
I applied for a visa CC (I currently have one open still) abd they tell me they are sending me a IRS form I have to sign and send back to them (I don't have to send them any proof of anything).
Does anyone know what this is about?
4056-T?

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on September 16, 2013, 07:05:54 PM
Is there any reason not to link my new mc citi aa to my existing online profile which has a visa aa?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on September 16, 2013, 07:06:39 PM
Is there any reason not to link my new mc citi aa to my existing online profile which has a visa aa?
Nope.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 16, 2013, 09:45:57 PM
I applied for a visa CC (I currently have one open still) abd they tell me they are sending me a IRS form I have to sign and send back to them (I don't have to send them any proof of anything).
Does anyone know what this is about?
they will see a transcript of your tax return
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on September 16, 2013, 10:18:54 PM
they will see a transcript of your tax return
Which would mean that if I don't really have much I'm kinda out of luck?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on September 16, 2013, 10:34:21 PM
Which would mean that if I don't really have much I'm kinda out of luck?
It depends how off it is from what you reported on your application.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 12:34:51 AM
I had two aa platinum cards post closing dates on the same day.
I finished the spends for both cards this month. Although each statement shows 50k bonus was sent over to aa, only one 50k bonus shows up in my account. (The spend points for each card posted). Anyone else have this?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 22, 2013, 12:43:56 AM
I had two aa platinum cards post closing dates on the same day.
I finished the spends for both cards this month. Although each statement shows 50k bonus was sent over to aa, only one 50k bonus shows up in my account. (The spend points for each card posted). Anyone else have this?

AFAIR, there have been previous reports of this happening if the closing date is the same
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 12:48:57 AM
any solutions?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 22, 2013, 01:02:15 AM
If you contact them, they will probably say that you can only receive one bonus. Dunno
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 01:31:24 AM
Think aa could help?
My statement shows the bonus was recieved
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on September 22, 2013, 01:33:05 AM

Think aa could help?
My statement shows the bonus was recieved
were they both personal?
Or, one personal and one business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 22, 2013, 01:36:42 AM
I had two aa platinum cards post closing dates on the same day.
I finished the spends for both cards this month. Although each statement shows 50k bonus was sent over to aa, only one 50k bonus shows up in my account. (The spend points for each card posted). Anyone else have this?
They both were sent by Citi, but AA has a glitch that combines them.

Call AA speak to a supervisor, they will conference in Citi (make sure they get a supervisor there also) who will confirm the 2 cards and the 2 bonuses. If AA follows through properly it takes 7-10 days for it to be resolved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on September 22, 2013, 01:38:36 AM
I had two aa platinum cards post closing dates on the same day.
I finished the spends for both cards this month. Although each statement shows 50k bonus was sent over to aa, only one 50k bonus shows up in my account. (The spend points for each card posted). Anyone else have this?

Maybe PM this member and ask him if/how he got it resolved

Did anyone have the experience of being approved for 2 cards (both had identical closing date) and then only have 1 50K bonus post to AA?  Base miles posted for both.  Monthly statement states 50k bonuses for each.  - Is it possible that one of the 50K bonuses is lagging behind and will post next statement cycle?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 01:39:28 AM
K,  thanx. I'll call tomorrow
I would never have guessed you need two different closing dates
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on September 22, 2013, 01:42:57 AM
K,  thanx. I'll call tomorrow
I would never have guessed you need two different closing dates
AFAIK they are closed tomorrow.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 01:50:03 AM
ok, monday it is
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on September 22, 2013, 03:52:38 AM

Call AA speak to a supervisor, they will conference in Citi (make sure they get a supervisor there also) who will confirm the 2 cards and the 2 bonuses. If AA follows through properly it takes 7-10 days for it to be resolved.
I had an experience a while ago where bonus points inexplicably did not post to AA, (nothing to do with this particular glitch,) and it was ultimately resolved in similar fashion.
However, since AA will conference citi, they may claim you are not eligible for a second bonus if both cards are personal. Hence, my question earlier.
Either way, it does not hurt to try.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 22, 2013, 09:34:45 AM
Both cards were personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on September 22, 2013, 10:38:39 AM
whats the best citi aa offer ? theres nothing in the wiki.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 22, 2013, 10:55:46 AM
whats the best citi aa offer ? theres nothing in the wiki.
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Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 22, 2013, 01:26:56 PM
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+10² ::)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on September 22, 2013, 05:26:05 PM
 ;) wikiwiki... If i have 13k CL on my AA biz and want to close it down,any way to transfer the CL to a personal card or is it not a prob to lose it?? and when i sign up for a new biz down the road just get it back
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 22, 2013, 05:46:43 PM
;) wikiwiki... If i have 13k CL on my AA biz and want to close it down,any way to transfer the CL to a personal card or is it not a prob to lose it?? and when i sign up for a new biz down the road just get it back
With regards to your credit score, it's not a problem.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on September 22, 2013, 05:51:41 PM
With regards to your credit score, it's not a problem.


credit scores great but just confirming cant transfer it to personal correct>>??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 22, 2013, 05:55:41 PM

credit scores great but just confirming cant transfer it to personal correct>>??
Citi in general doesn't do transfers (only when applying for cards - and have never heard of them transferring from biz to personal).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yossi4k on September 22, 2013, 09:31:24 PM
Applied for my wife for the MC and it gave me an error. So I tried the visa and got approved. Now I see in the mail that both cards were approved! Can she get 2x 50k?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on September 22, 2013, 09:37:41 PM
I signed up for the AA Plat level WMC about 15 months ago.
I wanna do a 2/3 BM with Citi. I've read through the entire forum and I see some conflicting reports regarding the churning of the AA cards.
Can someone please suggest what my best move would be now?
-Thank you
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 22, 2013, 10:26:05 PM
Applied for my wife for the MC and it gave me an error. So I tried the visa and got approved. Now I see in the mail that both cards were approved! Can she get 2x 50k?
Generally with Citi, if you get approved, you get the bonus.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 22, 2013, 10:31:28 PM
I signed up for the AA Plat level WMC about 15 months ago.
I wanna do a 2/3 BM with Citi. I've read through the entire forum and I see some conflicting reports regarding the churning of the AA cards.
Can someone please suggest what my best move would be now?
-Thank you
Wow! Now that's one h€ll of a feat!
As to your question: Churning still works just no 2/3BM.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on September 22, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
Ok, blast the hell out of me if you wish...

But what's the deal with churning this card now? Was it a false alarm? Now that the smoke has cleared, can some kind soul write the chronicles of what has happened in the past month?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on September 23, 2013, 12:04:27 AM
Applied for my wife for the MC and it gave me an error. So I tried the visa and got approved. Now I see in the mail that both cards were approved! Can she get 2x 50k?

Man, you are lucky. You should get both.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on September 23, 2013, 10:15:30 AM
Ok, blast the hell out of me if you wish...

I wish.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on September 23, 2013, 11:19:54 AM
I currently have the Plat level WMC.
Does it make a difference if I now apply for the Gold or Plat level, or Visa/WMC. Or do my odds of approval remain the same?
(I know this question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it)
Thanx in advance!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on September 23, 2013, 12:05:41 PM
I called aa and they conferenced in citi. citi said they would open a dispute and they will look into it within 2-3 business days.
Does that sound right?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 23, 2013, 12:35:42 PM
I called aa and they conferenced in citi. citi said they would open a dispute and they will look into it within 2-3 business days.
Does that sound right?
I had this with BOA and BOH, I called a million times and nothing doing (especially since both cards had exactly $1007.90 spend on it).

Got the Consumer Credit Protection Act (or whatever it's called) involved.

Got a phone call the next day and had everything worked out with some compensation.   
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on September 23, 2013, 02:12:56 PM
Thanks for the good advice.

Can you post how you contacted the Consumer Credit Protection Act or whatever their name is.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on September 23, 2013, 02:33:40 PM
Google CFPB

#ThankYouMrObama
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 23, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
I currently have the Plat level WMC.
Does it make a difference if I now apply for the Gold or Plat level, or Visa/WMC. Or do my odds of approval remain the same?
(I know this question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find it)
Thanx in advance!
The Gold used to work regardless of your status with the Plat. Not sure if it still does. As to the Plat, it depends on when you opened it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on September 23, 2013, 08:20:12 PM
Ok, blast the hell out of me if you wish...

But what's the deal with churning this card now? Was it a false alarm? Now that the smoke has cleared, can some kind soul write the chronicles of what has happened in the past month?
There was a two-month period in which you were able to freely churn the Citi AA card. Unfortunately, as all good things, it has come to an end.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: emptyhouse on September 23, 2013, 11:15:07 PM
Just got an offer for 50k points and annual fee of $50 waived for first year. Citi Aadvantage WMC. Anyone else getting the lower annual fee?
Edit: It was for Gold not Platinum.
Title: Citi Business Aadvantage - 50k AA
Post by: jack12 on September 25, 2013, 02:04:17 PM
Is this a good deal? I haven't seen it posted anywhere. Citi Business AA - 50k - spend $3k in 3 months

https://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/2013/August/CBAA/MC/50k/default.htm?BT_TX=1&ProspectID=9A2EAF531D134CBDBE74B64E2FB66D80

(I found this on a random site. If someone else's affiliate info is in there, feel free to take it out...)
Title: Re: Citi Business Aadvantage - 50k AA
Post by: Saver2000 on September 25, 2013, 02:08:26 PM
There is a link in this wiki with the same offer
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.0
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on September 29, 2013, 04:26:14 PM
applied for a citi aa biz card and was declined the rep says i have to many open accounts, although i only have 2, so she says we see you closed 3 accounts already in the past and they show as if they're an open account when i apply for credit so that makes it 5 accounts and thats to mnay, anyone heard if something like that ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on October 01, 2013, 01:35:17 PM
can people report getting the $!50 statment credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 01, 2013, 01:35:55 PM
can people report getting the $!50 statment credit?

Not on any of the new offers.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on October 01, 2013, 01:39:01 PM
Not on any of the new offers.
i mean on the old offer. i got my card 6months ago will i get the credit now? will i have to call them to get it honored or will it be automatically? (i dont have a screen shot)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 01, 2013, 01:45:43 PM
i mean on the old offer. i got my card 6months ago will i get the credit now? will i have to call them to get it honored or will it be automatically? (i dont have a screen shot)

If you got it 6 months ago and it had the offer, then you will get it automatically when doing what you are supposed to do.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 01, 2013, 02:03:36 PM
on an older card with 150 promo i tried an aa purchase of miles and it didnt go tried in flight and it didnt go does that make sense? any other ideas to make eligble purchase? should i make refunable airline ticket and cancel?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 01, 2013, 02:16:09 PM
on an older card with 150 promo i tried an aa purchase of miles and it didnt go tried in flight and it didnt go does that make sense? any other ideas to make eligble purchase? should i make refunable airline ticket and cancel?

Easiest = refundable ticket and refund after or day before statement closes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on October 01, 2013, 02:16:58 PM
can anybody write their experience with this?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 01, 2013, 02:29:32 PM
can anybody write their experience with this?
Mine was great.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on October 01, 2013, 03:25:07 PM
I called aa and they conferenced in citi. citi said they would open a dispute and they will look into it within 2-3 business days.
Does that sound right?

Points posted  ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 01, 2013, 03:55:41 PM
Points posted  ;D

Thanks.

By the way, my friend has this month the exact same issue. Will hopefully be resolved in the same manner. Looks like it's heading in that direction.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 05:12:51 PM
Can anyone advise us with triggering the $150 statement credit without buying gift cards (don't work in NJ) and without buying and cancelling a ticket (we feel it's a little unethical).
Is there anything else we can do or purchase?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 01, 2013, 05:19:08 PM
Can anyone advise me with triggering the $150 statement credit without buying gift cards (don't work in NJ) and without buying and cancelling a ticket (feel it's a little unethical).
Is there anything else I can do or purchase?
Thanks.
GW AP...

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 05:20:10 PM
GW AP...
Care to spell that out?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on October 01, 2013, 05:24:40 PM
Care to spell that out?
Thanks.
Not worth figuring out what he said
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 01, 2013, 05:27:10 PM
GW AP...
When's Bain hazmanim over?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 05:39:01 PM
Not worth figuring out what he said

I think he meant Google Wallet, Amazon Payments.
But how does that trigger the AA $150 credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 05:39:23 PM
When's Bain hazmanim over?

Huh? ???
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 06:16:30 PM
1. Book a refundable AA ticket.
2. Wait till balance closes.
3. Receive the $150 at balance closure.
4. Cancel ticket.
5. Money refunds within 4-5 days.

My balance closes on the 2nd so i'll have first-hand info then. All the above is what I've learned from others (thanks Moshe123!).

How long after booking ticket does one have to cancel?
Also, are there any cancellation fees?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on October 01, 2013, 06:25:06 PM
I think he meant Google Wallet, Amazon Payments.
But how does that trigger the AA $150 credit?
He did mean that ...Thats why I wrote this
Not worth figuring out what he said
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 01, 2013, 08:24:46 PM
How long after booking ticket does one have to cancel?
Also, are there any cancellation fees?
I canceled 2 weeks after booking. I'd assume it has more to do with how close you are to the flight than how long after booking, but maybe others can weigh in on this. And no, there are no fees.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 01, 2013, 08:42:02 PM
I canceled 2 weeks after booking. I'd assume it has more to do with how close you are to the flight than how long after booking, but maybe others can weigh in on this. And no, there are no fees.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 02, 2013, 06:33:14 AM
applied for a citi aa biz card and was declined the rep says i have to many open accounts, although i only have 2, so she says we see you closed 3 accounts already in the past and they show as if they're an open account when i apply for credit so that makes it 5 accounts and thats to mnay, anyone heard if something like that ?
called citi recon again and the rep said that after canceling a biz card i need to wait 18 months before opening a new one one of their new rules. can anyone confirm that they managed to get a BIZ card approved after canceling one within 18 months/
IF this is corrrect than thats the end of churning with citi now that the personal cant either be churned
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on October 02, 2013, 09:21:52 AM
@ae123:
Make sure to book a refundable ticket.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 02, 2013, 10:43:16 AM
Are there any current 50k AA offers with $100 or $150 statement credit?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 02, 2013, 01:46:30 PM
a refundable ticket you can cancel till flight?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 02, 2013, 04:26:07 PM
@ae123:
Make sure to book a refundable ticket.

Yup, just be aware that they're much more expensive. A ticket for $300 when refundable can be $800.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 03, 2013, 11:49:54 AM
I got a Citi AA personal 50k on 7/8/13 and on 8/15/13. When can I apply for a Citi Business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 03, 2013, 01:31:51 PM
I got a Citi AA personal 50k on 7/8/13 and on 8/15/13. When can I apply for a Citi Business?
65 days from your last app. Do the math.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on October 03, 2013, 07:50:46 PM
What is the consensus as to the wait time in between getting a citi aa bonus on the same card type again?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 03, 2013, 11:13:30 PM
65 days from your last app. Do the math.
from the 1st app or 2nd?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 03, 2013, 11:14:19 PM
from the 1st app or 2nd?
That.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 03, 2013, 11:31:40 PM
That.
I am pretty sure i read on flyer talk day 66 from the 1st app what"s your" mekor"?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 03, 2013, 11:40:03 PM
I am pretty sure i read on flyer talk day 66 from the 1st app what"s your" mekor"?
You're right. I stand corrected.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 04, 2013, 05:52:35 AM
unless youve cancelled a card then its 18 months, as i have been told by a rep its one of the new rules
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 04, 2013, 06:03:08 AM
unless youve cancelled a card
-1
Cancellation plays no factor.

then its 18 months,
-1
It's not 18 months.

as i have been told by a rep
-1
Don't listen to reps...

its one of the new rules
-1
The 18 month myth is not new.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 04, 2013, 06:05:42 AM
-1
-1
-1
-1
-2, mind explaining have you tried it recently
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 04, 2013, 06:06:26 AM
-2, mind explaining have you tried it recently
I did.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 04, 2013, 06:13:50 AM
sorry forgot to write i was referring to a BIZ cards, have you had luck on that
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 04, 2013, 11:49:52 AM
You're right. I stand corrected.
So does everyone agree that with 2 personal apps, a bus app can be made 65 days after the 1st app?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 04, 2013, 01:24:38 PM
sorry forgot to write i was referring to a BIZ cards, have you had luck on that
It's in my plans to try it. Dunno when i'll get around to it, but will definitely report back if you haven't been answered yet
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 04, 2013, 01:25:20 PM
So does everyone agree that with 2 personal apps, a bus app can be made 65 days after the 1st app?
I think the FT wiki can be relied upon...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on October 06, 2013, 06:07:05 PM
Cant get the 50k visa link to load. Getting an eror message.
Is it just me ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 06, 2013, 06:50:09 PM
AA closed my account so what option do i have can i open a new aa account and call citi to change to that account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SGF on October 06, 2013, 07:09:54 PM
Cant get the 50k visa link to load. Getting an eror message.
Is it just me ?
Not loading for me either, the link is prob exp.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on October 06, 2013, 07:14:19 PM
@Saver2000:
The wiki is not up to date.

See FT, they have a new 50k link.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 07, 2013, 07:51:48 AM
AA closed my account so what option do i have can i open a new aa account and call citi to change to that account?
Won't work, but doesn't hurt to try.
Trust me...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 07, 2013, 11:33:44 AM
Won't work, but doesn't hurt to try.
Trust me...
any other option i have?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 07, 2013, 12:00:27 PM
AA closed my account so what option do i have can i open a new aa account and call citi to change to that account?

Why would AA close someone's account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 07, 2013, 12:14:47 PM
I have the Citi Gold AAdvantage Visa Signature. I never use the card b/c I don't like its benefits but it has a $50 AF. It's one of my earlier cards so I want to keep it open. They offered to switch me to a Bronze card that has no annual fee. Does anyone know if that keeps my original account opening date or if this counts as a new card? And they wouldn't pull my credit for that right?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 07, 2013, 12:15:27 PM
I have the Citi Gold AAdvantage Visa Signature. I never use the card b/c I don't like its benefits but it has a $50 AF. It's one of my earlier cards so I want to keep it open. They offered to switch me to a Bronze card that has no annual fee. Does anyone know if that keeps my original account opening date or if this counts as a new card? And they wouldn't pull my credit for that right?
Keeps earlier date.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 07, 2013, 12:23:53 PM
Why would AA close someone's account?
sold miles
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 07, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
Keeps earlier date.

Great, thanks for being all over the place with answers
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 07, 2013, 12:34:44 PM
It's in my plans to try it. Dunno when i'll get around to it, but will definitely report back if you haven't been answered yet
pls do, i tried twice already and both reps said th same thing
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 07, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
sold miles

How many times did you sell miles? This is the first I've heard of someone's AA account getting closed due to miles selling.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eli1571 on October 07, 2013, 12:43:06 PM
How many times did you sell miles? This is the first I've heard of someone's AA account getting closed due to miles selling.
AA has closed numerous accounts for selling miles, i know 3 ppl that were closed down for selling miles
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 07, 2013, 01:20:00 PM
2 times the send me a email that i violated their terms
i heard a few ppl got shut last week
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 07, 2013, 01:24:09 PM
2 times the send me a email that i violated their terms
i heard a few ppl got shut last week

How far apart were the 2 times that you sold?

Days, weeks, months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ice man on October 07, 2013, 01:32:01 PM
How far apart were the 2 times that you sold?

Days, weeks, months?
How do they know if you sold? Cant it just be a booking for a "friend"?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 07, 2013, 01:38:25 PM
How do they know if you sold? Cant it just be a booking for a "friend"?
they asked me to give them the info from the passenger for that specific date
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: SPLP on October 07, 2013, 01:59:07 PM
they asked me to give them the info from the passenger for that specific date

Who you sold to would not give you the info???

 I read that  AA will sort of offer--- if you turn in who you sold to ---they will give you a second chance -- with that in mind-- surprised could not give passenger info-
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 07, 2013, 02:03:37 PM
Continuing from before... If I have Citi Gold Visa (which doesn't seem like something you can apply for anymore based on this site -- http://citi.us/118jnoJ (http://citi.us/118jnoJ) ) can I downgrade it to a Bronze and then apply for the Platinum Visa? Would that work? (And then maybe try for the Mastercard also at some point?)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 07, 2013, 02:05:31 PM
they asked me to give them the info from the passenger for that specific date

What kind of info?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on October 07, 2013, 05:20:42 PM
What kind of info?
name and address etc.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on October 07, 2013, 05:30:05 PM
2 times the send me a email that i violated their terms
i heard a few ppl got shut last week
For two different sales on 2 different occasions ?

Or they asked once and when you didn't reply they asked again
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 07, 2013, 10:18:53 PM
Who you sold to would not give you the info???

 I read that  AA will sort of offer--- if you turn in who you sold to ---they will give you a second chance -- with that in mind-- surprised could not give passenger info-

I had my account closed a few years ago for selling the miles. They offered to reopen if I told them who I sold them to. Naturally (Hilchos Moiser), I refused.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ice man on October 08, 2013, 12:17:52 AM
I had my account closed a few years ago for selling the miles. They offered to reopen if I told them who I sold them to. Naturally (Hilchos Moiser), I refused.
Good man
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on October 08, 2013, 09:24:10 AM
I've yet to see a report of them reopening an account after providing details on the miles buyer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 08, 2013, 01:27:50 PM
Just applied for citi biz and they sent me tax form for my biz that does not exist should i send it in it only has my regular teaching job with much less income then i wrote on app or is it a waste of time?also does a cc bill work for proof of address?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on October 09, 2013, 03:37:22 PM
In case this helps anyone.... 50K biz link I just got in the mail after spending $3K in 3 months. My wife and I both approved. Our last personal cards were cancelled less than 1 year ago

www.aadvantagecards9.citicards.com
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 12, 2013, 08:28:27 PM
1. Book a refundable AA ticket.
2. Wait till balance closes.
3. Receive the $150 at balance closure.
4. Cancel ticket.
5. Money refunds within 4-5 days.

My balance closes on the 2nd so i'll have first-hand info then. All the above is what I've learned from others (thanks Moshe123!).

AA is telling me I need to pay the bill and refund won't show up until at least one billing cycle later.
Has something changed?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 12, 2013, 10:27:57 PM
AA is telling me I need to pay the bill and refund won't show up until at least one billing cycle later.
Has something changed?

Any specific story? Otherwise don't believe the rep.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bruce on October 12, 2013, 11:19:18 PM
I havent app'd with citi for 3 years...Im overdue. Some of the links in the wiki are outdated.

Can anyone refer me to a great citi 2bm thats available presently?

please include links if you can.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 12, 2013, 11:43:30 PM
any experience with proof of address? does a cc bill work?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ae123 on October 13, 2013, 01:04:24 AM
Any specific story? Otherwise don't believe the rep.
Nope.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chff on October 13, 2013, 03:33:28 AM
any experience with proof of address? does a cc bill work?

I did with a chase cc bill
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 13, 2013, 09:39:59 PM
I havent app'd with citi for 3 years...Im overdue. Some of the links in the wiki are outdated.

Can anyone refer me to a great citi 2bm thats available presently?

please include links if you can.

Thanks!
Citi 2bm is dead.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 13, 2013, 10:44:08 PM
Any specific story? Otherwise don't believe the rep.
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on October 13, 2013, 10:53:19 PM
Citi 2bm is dead.

Last I checked it still worked for 1Biz/1Personal
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on October 13, 2013, 11:24:00 PM
Last I checked it still worked for 1Biz/1Personal
2 pulls does not count as a 2BM
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 13, 2013, 11:46:47 PM
IME it is almost impossible to get approved to the citi bus anymore.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bruce on October 13, 2013, 11:58:43 PM
Citi 2bm is dead.

REALLY? Since when?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 14, 2013, 12:14:29 AM
REALLY? Since when?
I think August
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ice man on October 14, 2013, 12:49:50 AM
I think August
Its been a while, I'd venture to say even before then
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bruce on October 14, 2013, 12:54:00 AM
So bottom line what's the best citi offer presently?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yeki89 on October 14, 2013, 12:58:07 AM
So bottom line what's the best citi offer presently?
See wiki
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on October 14, 2013, 02:20:13 PM
I applied for a citi biz card and they sent me tax form all i have is my job from last year becuz the biz was not around. Should i send it in anyhow? or will they shut down my personal accounts?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on October 17, 2013, 02:44:20 AM
I got the AAdvantage Plat level WMC about 14 months ago, it was my first citi card. I applied today again for the exact same card
(i felt more comfortable going for the WMC because there's a landing page for the bonus, as opposed to the visa version) 
Was approved on the spot!  :)
Thanx everyone for all the advice!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: tuvz on October 17, 2013, 03:48:15 AM
I got the AAdvantage Plat level WMC about 14 months ago, it was my first citi card. I applied today again for the exact same card
(i felt more comfortable going for the WMC because there's a landing page for the bonus, as opposed to the visa version) 
Was approved on the spot!  :)
Thanx everyone for all the advice!

did you close your original card before you applied?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 17, 2013, 07:16:47 AM
Interesting. But 18 months wasn't always the hard date.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on October 17, 2013, 08:36:54 AM
Interesting. But 18 months wasn't always the hard date.
But will bonus post is the question
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 17, 2013, 08:46:43 AM
But will bonus post is the question
Citi is not like Amex.
If you get the card, you get the bonus.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: izzchuck on October 17, 2013, 09:37:26 AM
I was approved for the 50k visa through FT. I spend the 3 k but the bonus did not post! The statement closed by the way. Has this ever happened to anyone?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 17, 2013, 09:51:47 AM
I was approved for the 50k visa through FT. I spend the 3 k but the bonus did not post! The statement closed by the way. Has this ever happened to anyone?
When did it close?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on October 17, 2013, 11:41:05 AM
I was approved for the 50k visa through FT. I spend the 3 k but the bonus did not post! The statement closed by the way. Has this ever happened to anyone?

Are you sure that the charges posted before the statement closed? If it did, even in the last day, you should have gotten the bonus.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: izzchuck on October 17, 2013, 12:08:56 PM
it closed yesterday and it took 1 day to post my miles from purchases to my AA acount but no bonus. I'm going to call in soon.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on October 17, 2013, 12:13:26 PM
it closed yesterday and it took 1 day to post my miles from purchases to my AA acount but no bonus. I'm going to call in soon.

Check your Citi CC statement to see if the 50k are on there.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on October 17, 2013, 01:09:02 PM
did you close your original card before you applied?
Nope, it's still open!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on October 17, 2013, 01:10:13 PM
But will bonus post is the question
Rep confirmed that I will receive the bonus (50K after 3K spent)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: izzchuck on October 17, 2013, 01:34:36 PM
Update: I called in and the rep confirmed that I hit the spending required but that it takes 1-2 billing cycles for the bonus miles to post and that she can't  expedite them. Does this make sense?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 17, 2013, 02:20:34 PM
Update: I called in and the rep confirmed that I hit the spending required but that it takes 1-2 billing cycles for the bonus miles to post and that she can't  expedite them. Does this make sense?
Should take sooner.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 17, 2013, 03:10:26 PM
Update: I called in and the rep confirmed that I hit the spending required but that it takes 1-2 billing cycles for the bonus miles to post and that she can't  expedite them. Does this make sense?

Check your Citi CC statement to see if the 50k are on there.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: asher8190 on October 17, 2013, 03:10:56 PM
Update: I called in and the rep confirmed that I hit the spending required but that it takes 1-2 billing cycles for the bonus miles to post and that she can't  expedite them. Does this make sense?
it's not unheard of, though very often the miles will post sooner than that.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: izzchuck on October 17, 2013, 03:23:23 PM

I checked my statement, nothing doing
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 17, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
Should be on the next statement then.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 20, 2013, 11:04:01 AM
Got this offer:

Quote
Earn 3 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on purchases at department stores, restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. Earn up to 2,500 AAdvantage® bonus miles, through 12/31/13.* Enroll now!

Anyone know if CVS would count for the spend?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 20, 2013, 11:16:42 AM
What about this one?

Quote
Earn 3 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on purchases, including travel, dining, office supplies, car rentals and so much more. That's 3 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on almost everything you buy. Earn up to 2,500 AAdvantage ® bonus miles, through 12/31/13.* Enroll now!

CVS eligible?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yaakov s on October 20, 2013, 11:39:48 AM
@ AJK . This offer came via email?

How long is your card open for ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 20, 2013, 11:42:22 AM
Both via email.

One more than a year, one less.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: DoGo on October 20, 2013, 10:47:56 PM
Anyone know where AA (master card) pulls from in NJ?
Edit: I just saw dif thread stating people got pulled from experian. If that's the case I may stay away from pulling once again from experian..
Or else it still has the coverage of rental cars in Israel??

Another q: if it's my first card from city, can ANY other card be done together to keep it one pull? Or that which everyone is saying "only one card a day" is across the board?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on October 23, 2013, 11:09:41 AM
Can I get my bonus points expedited? I spent 3k for 50,000 pts paid the bill early, my statement closed yesterday when I spoke to CS they only see the points for base spending no bonus points. CS said it can take 2-3 days to post.  I reserved 2 award seats and would like to book them is there any way for it to be done?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 23, 2013, 11:10:16 AM
Are the points on your statement?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on October 23, 2013, 11:28:53 AM
Are the points on your statement?
I didn't receive the statement yet. When I call citi they tell me AA can see if the bonus pts are pending when I call AA they don't see pending points. when it posts they'll know about it. They said there's no way to expedite but "never trust a CSR" wanted to know if others had diff. experience.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 23, 2013, 11:29:45 AM
Wait for the statement to post to your citi account.

If the points are on it, they'll show up in your AA account in a couple days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on October 23, 2013, 11:33:05 AM
Wait for the statement to post to your citi account.

If the points are on it, they'll show up in your AA account in a couple days.
Thanks
For how long will AA reserve a reward seat and can I re-reserve it after that time runs out?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 23, 2013, 11:35:03 AM
Up to 5 days, depending on departure, but some reps will extend it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 31, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on October 31, 2013, 03:05:26 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?

Yes and I received the bonus miles.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 31, 2013, 03:08:14 PM
Yes and I received the bonus miles.
How long ago?
Was it your 1st?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on October 31, 2013, 03:08:54 PM
How long ago?
Was it your 1st?

A few months ago - don't remember exactly.  Was not my first.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on October 31, 2013, 03:11:37 PM
A few months ago - don't remember exactly.  Was not my first.
Everyone I know, is getting rejected for different reasons.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on October 31, 2013, 03:14:04 PM
Everyone I know, is getting rejected for different reasons.

Hmm....dunno about that.  I never had a problem with Citi.  I only do 1 application now as my understanding is 1 application per day.  I read a forum on flyertalk that explained all the rules for churning Citi AA and business AA.  As a matter of fact, I closed a citi business card one day and applied and was approved for the new one the following day. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on October 31, 2013, 04:01:30 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?
Got rejected but approved on recon this week.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: hr555 on October 31, 2013, 04:45:30 PM
My wife got it last month - got bonus.

Friend got it 2 weeks ago. After approval, they called to verify contact info & sent cards.

Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on October 31, 2013, 06:08:27 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?

Yes, less than a month ago.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yosefchaim on October 31, 2013, 07:34:31 PM
Has anyone gotten approved for the Citi Business in the past few months?
Yes, recently and not my first.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 31, 2013, 11:32:43 PM
Yes, last week. Was my first. Pending at first, called to verify address, etc and was approved after a few more days of "processing".
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: joeberg on November 04, 2013, 07:19:52 PM
Got rejected but approved on recon this week.
What was the reason for rejection and what did you tell them?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ayman on November 04, 2013, 10:23:47 PM
Applied for a 2 bm in Aug for Biz and Pers, but immediately cancelled the Biz on the phone.
Now they said too many AA apps, I said I canceled she looked into it and approved no issues.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on November 05, 2013, 12:20:36 AM
Applied for relative for personal wmc got 7 days to process message tried cslling to push through but both times they insisted waiting 7 days. Anyone have this experience?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: tuvz on November 05, 2013, 08:18:34 AM
Applied for relative for personal wmc got 7 days to process message tried cslling to push through but both times they insisted waiting 7 days. Anyone have this experience?

yes
first citi app, a 2bm, declined one straight away because of multiple apps however the other was eventually approved after about 7-10 days of processing. Every time i called they said they couldn't do anything because the app was processing.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 10:40:11 AM
yes
first citi app, a 2bm, declined one straight away because of multiple apps however the other was eventually approved after about 7-10 days of processing. Every time i called they said they couldn't do anything because the app was processing.

Had it also for Citi biz. Personal WMC was approved after quick call, but biz needed the week (after I called to verify some info), then got approved without another call.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dpk4588 on November 06, 2013, 05:25:49 PM
I booked a flight with Avios and using the FinAir site changed the FFN to an account which the AH also has the Citi Platinum AA (eligible for first bag free).

Will I be able to get my first bag free, even though the name on the ticket and the name on the account dont match?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on November 10, 2013, 07:01:12 PM
I just did a 2bm citi ( business& personal) from ny. I froze Experian & was told they cAn only pull from Experian on this app & that the system is random. I cancelled the application & am now debating : 1- applying on phone & telling them mom-Experian ( worked with chase 4 me)
2- applying from nj or pA . Both states on my credit report .
3- reapplying same & hoping 4 different results ( einstiens adage not with standing )..
Any advice ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dpk4588 on November 11, 2013, 12:00:01 PM
I booked a flight with Avios and using the FinAir site changed the FFN to an account which the AH also has the Citi Platinum AA (eligible for first bag free).

Will I be able to get my first bag free, even though the name on the ticket and the name on the account dont match?

BUMP
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shimbo on November 13, 2013, 09:43:51 AM
Has anyone successfully churned a personal card since the end of August? I want to apply for another one, but saw the FW thread that says its dead, even if it is from a diff card issuer. Is that true?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly on November 13, 2013, 10:05:34 AM
Has anyone successfully churned a personal card since the end of August? I want to apply for another one, but saw the FW thread that says its dead, even if it is from a diff card issuer. Is that true?
yes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 13, 2013, 10:09:16 AM
yes

Explain.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2013, 10:12:55 AM
Has anyone successfully churned a personal card since the end of August? I want to apply for another one, but saw the FW thread that says its dead, even if it is from a diff card issuer. Is that true?

I have.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 13, 2013, 11:04:02 AM
I have.

Please elaborate.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on November 17, 2013, 04:03:50 PM
I got my new citi aa biz card last week i did some cvs moves and 2nd 1k got declined called a bunch of times and they said it should go through but it kept on declining today i called in and they said the bank closed the account and sent out a letter whats pshat? any hope? anyone had this?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 17, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
I got my new citi aa biz card last week i did some cvs moves and 2nd 1k got declined called a bunch of times and they said it should go through but it kept on declining today i called in and they said the bank closed the account and sent out a letter whats pshat? any hope? anyone had this?
Could be "unusual" spending or abusing the card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on November 17, 2013, 10:27:35 PM
recently I applied for my wife and a friend for aa business and got a letter thy need proof of address for bus anyone experience that lately   
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 17, 2013, 10:27:51 PM
recently I applied for my wife and a friend for aa business and got a letter thy need proof of address for bus anyone experience that lately   
Happens all the time.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on November 17, 2013, 10:31:46 PM
Happens all the time.
is there any better way to get proof beside opening business checking acc   
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 17, 2013, 10:33:43 PM
is there any better way to get proof beside opening business checking acc   
Try to get them to take personal documentation.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on November 17, 2013, 10:56:23 PM
is there any better way to get proof beside opening business checking acc   
Another CC for the same biz should do too.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 19, 2013, 09:49:34 PM
Just got denied and recon says AA doesn’t let them approve me because I already had 3 AA cards in the last three years.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 19, 2013, 10:54:21 PM
What were you expecting?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 19, 2013, 11:09:17 PM
My last application was Aug 2012.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 19, 2013, 11:31:21 PM
My last application was Aug 2012.
thats crazy!!
Gotta huca.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 19, 2013, 11:41:32 PM
My last application was Aug 2012.

So you knew that you'll be declined .
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 20, 2013, 12:01:22 AM
What am I missing?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 20, 2013, 12:11:07 AM
You didn't wait 18 months. 18 months might also not be enough.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 20, 2013, 01:04:36 AM
What were you expecting?

They told me on the phone that they don’t have a problem approving me it’s just American that holds them back from their cards but other Citi cards non-AA wouldn’t be a problem. It’s the first time I heard that. So I applied for the Hilton Reserve and recon said declined due to too many applications in the same day. They didn’t see my business applications but that didn’t get approved either.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on November 20, 2013, 01:06:07 AM
They told me on the phone that they don’t have a problem approving me it’s just American that holds them back from their cards but other Citi cards non-AA wouldn’t be a problem.
For once they look like they are correct.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 20, 2013, 01:16:12 AM
For once they look like they are correct.

 CV, sounds like you are not surprised by this, sounds like you know about this secret.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on November 20, 2013, 01:17:17 AM
CV, sounds like you are not surprised by this, sounds like you know about this secret.
No secret here. Citi CB/TYP cards you can churn.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 20, 2013, 01:28:58 AM
CV, except for you no one sees the TYP as exciting.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on November 20, 2013, 01:30:06 AM
CV, except for you no one sees the TYP as exciting.
...and I hope it stays that way.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 20, 2013, 01:33:41 AM
That cost me a lough.   
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 20, 2013, 02:11:04 AM
CV, except for you no one sees the TYP as exciting.
-1. Cashback cards are looking much more appealing in light of recent devals.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2013, 02:22:51 AM
-1. Cashback cards are looking much more appealing in light of recent devals.
Devals hurt, but in the end of the day are you really going to stop earning miles because J to TLV is now 140-160K instead of 120K?
Add 4.5K for $$$ short-hauls and miles still win in my book.

Though for people using 80-90K to fly Y to TLV cashback makes sense.  Though the devals didn't really affect that.

The main thing the deval will do is push more people from partner F class into UA F or partner J class when using UA miles.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 20, 2013, 02:44:36 AM
Devals hurt, but in the end of the day are you really going to stop earning miles because J to TLV is now 140-160K instead of 120K?
Add 4.5K for $$$ short-hauls and miles still win in my book.

Though for people using 80-90K to fly Y to TLV cashback makes sense.  Though the devals didn't really affect that.

The main thing the deval will do is push more people from partner F class into UA F or partner J class when using UA miles.
Agreed. Miles cards are still way ahead when you can maximize with high value redemptions.

However, MS at 5% cash back looks much more appealing now than it did before all the devals.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on November 20, 2013, 02:50:52 AM
If you plan to sell the points/miles going from 1.9 to 1.6 hurts.  >:(
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 20, 2013, 02:53:53 AM
If you plan to sell the points/miles going from 1.9 to 1.6 hurts.  >:(
Yup. Definitely a consideration for moving to CB.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 20, 2013, 02:54:15 AM
If you plan to sell the points/miles going from 1.9 to 1.6 hurts.  >:(
Devals hurt
No argument.
But 5x1.6 or 5.5x1.6 is still very sweet.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on November 20, 2013, 02:58:29 AM
But 5x1.6 or 5.5x1.6 is still very sweet.
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 20, 2013, 03:30:20 AM
No argument.
But 5x1.6 or 5.5x1.6 is still very sweet.
Maxing out a Freedom and IB over 1 year with signup bonuses on both.
IB 300k+Freedom 109k=409k@1.6= $6544
$25k a month for 6 months at 5x CB through VR= $6313
I'm sure CV can tell us how much harder you can hit ;)

For those who sell, 5x CB makes a very compelling argument.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on November 20, 2013, 08:53:24 AM
Devals hurt, but in the end of the day are you really going to stop earning miles because J to TLV is now 140-160K instead of 120K?
Add 4.5K for $$$ short-hauls and miles still win in my book.

Though for people using 80-90K to fly Y to TLV cashback makes sense.  Though the devals didn't really affect that.

The main thing the deval will do is push more people from partner F class into UA F or partner J class when using UA miles.

It's just so much harder to find availability when your only option is UA's own metal. Especially to TLV.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on November 21, 2013, 08:35:44 AM
On an AA card,  Citi clawed back (only on the statement) bonus miles too (for refundable AA ticket).
First time it happened to me.
Are they starting to catch us....?
Yup, as I said earlier, the party is over.
Though they don't claw back out of your AA account, but you'll have a negative 'balance' with Citi till you spend again.
I have always had this with Business cards, but never with personal cards… until this week.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 21, 2013, 10:43:24 AM
I had it on personal. Nothing happens. I just stopped spending on those cards. Best thing is that they keep a separate cheshbon for each card, so it doesn't matter for your other cards.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on November 21, 2013, 10:45:04 AM
I had it on personal. Nothing happens. I just stopped spending on those cards. Best thing is that they keep a separate cheshbon for each card, so it doesn't matter for your other cards.
A lot of potential is lost.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on November 21, 2013, 10:59:42 AM
A lot of potential is lost.

Ok, yeah, but it's risky business. I did it 4 times and didn't do it more times.
But because they only take back the bonus points, you can technically do it over and over on a 10k ticket and get 10k bonus points each time which isn't clawed back. So you go to -10,000 each time and get new 20,000.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on November 21, 2013, 11:06:30 AM
Ok, yeah, but it's risky business. I did it 4 times and didn't do it more times.
How so?

But because they only take back the bonus points, you can technically do it over and over on a 10k ticket and get 10k bonus points each time which isn't clawed back. So you go to -10,000 each time and get new 20,000.
There is more potential than that.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on November 22, 2013, 11:20:24 AM
my aa miles earned posted double  this month
has anybody ever had this ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on November 23, 2013, 10:48:28 PM
my aa miles earned posted double  this month
has anybody ever had this ?
I know someone who had the same thing too on friday.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on November 24, 2013, 12:01:31 AM
will it stay?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on November 25, 2013, 03:12:38 PM
my aa miles earned posted double  this month
has anybody ever had this ?
please can this happen to me i really need this
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on November 25, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
please can this happen to me i really need this
yes, that's a havtacha.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on November 27, 2013, 02:02:45 PM
Hi everybody.
1) Is there a current 50k AA Citi card?
2) Does it still have the 150 statement credit?
3) Are there any 2 cards worth opening at once with Citi? Or will that never work?
Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Bostener on November 27, 2013, 02:30:55 PM
Hi everybody.
1) Is there a current 50k AA Citi card?


See the wiki
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on November 27, 2013, 02:52:05 PM
Hi everybody.
1) Is there a current 50k AA Citi card?
http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on November 27, 2013, 03:40:18 PM
When one applies for a Citi after applying too recently b4, does Citi do a pull?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2013, 03:42:28 PM
When one applies for a Citi after applying too recently b4, does Citi do a pull?
Should have another pull.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on November 27, 2013, 05:25:44 PM
I know. Thank you. There seems to be an issue with the Visa one though...
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 04, 2013, 12:23:39 AM
what is the safe wait time between biz app this days
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 04, 2013, 12:25:47 AM
what is the safe wait time between biz app this days
FT has it at once per 90 days but that doesn't override 1 Citi app per 7-8 days and 2 apps per 60-65 days.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 04, 2013, 12:28:00 AM
there was some reports of the end of the good days even with biz 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 04, 2013, 12:30:02 AM
just wanted to know if any of those reports was confirm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 04, 2013, 12:48:18 AM
recently I applied for my wife and a friend for aa business and got a letter thy need proof of address for bus anyone experience that lately   
update
just got friend approved without any doc and got them to agree for personal doc for wife :)(called the number that came on the mail)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on December 04, 2013, 12:49:08 AM
FT has it at once per 90 days but that doesn't override 1 Citi app per 7-8 days and 2 apps per 60-65 days.

I just applied for my second biz card. They denied me because they can't give more cards for that business. Not sure what it means. If I would open a biz card on a different business if it would've worked.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 04, 2013, 10:16:36 PM
I just applied for my second biz card. They denied me because they can't give more cards for that business. Not sure what it means. If I would open a biz card on a different business if it would've worked.
please up date try closing the old one
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on December 05, 2013, 09:02:06 AM
howlong do i have to wait since last time i opened a specific account in order to be able to be approve again? i need this info for both personal and business. thanx
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on December 06, 2013, 11:03:28 AM
does any one have a link for the business card what works for 50k ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly on December 06, 2013, 11:07:02 AM
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/2013/Oct/Dual/50k/default.htm?ProspectID=6D02102510794AD185136765B911E30E&promocode=travel6
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on December 06, 2013, 11:19:38 AM
thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 06, 2013, 11:38:49 AM
howlong do i have to wait since last time i opened a specific account in order to be able to be approve again? i need this info for both personal and business. thanx
see wiki its all there and on FT WIKI
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on December 07, 2013, 02:38:10 PM
see wiki its all there and on FT WIKI
i cant open ft. maybe we can arrange a copy paste?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on December 08, 2013, 06:52:51 PM
Does any one know someone who will buy AA points for a good price ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 08, 2013, 09:14:47 PM
Does any one know someone who will buy AA points for a good price ?


I know someone who has paid me .017 in the past.  I do not know if the price is any different now.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 08, 2013, 09:22:25 PM

I know someone who has paid me .017 in the past.  I do not know if the price is any different now.

Is that .017 dollars or .017 cents? Or does your broker work for Verizon?  ;)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 08, 2013, 09:26:09 PM
Is that .017 dollars or .017 cents? Or does your broker work for Verizon?  ;)

1.7 cents per AA mile.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on December 08, 2013, 09:41:24 PM
does someone have a working link for this card . 50k Visa Signature Plat level
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 08, 2013, 10:06:38 PM
use wiki MC 50k offer works if u need visa use FT WIKI links
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: chamdena on December 08, 2013, 10:10:51 PM
But the MC offer does not include a $150 statement credit on aa flight purchase.
Visa does.
Am i wrong?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 08, 2013, 10:37:40 PM
as far as I know there isn't any credit this days
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 09, 2013, 12:19:58 AM
Ugh. I applied for my citi AA business back in August. I just called to see why my points didn't post. Apparently I missed hitting the 3k spend by 4 days! They say the count from the day you apply, not the day you actually get the card and activate.

The rep that I spoke to said they "are looking into it" and "will get back to me."

Anything to do? HUCA? SM? Write a letter? Should I have not called at all in the first place?

Any experienced people have some insight?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 09, 2013, 01:14:49 AM
Ugh. I applied for my citi AA business back in August. I just called to see why my points didn't post. Apparently I missed hitting the 3k spend by 4 days! They say the count from the day you apply, not the day you actually get the card and activate.

The rep that I spoke to said they "are looking into it" and "will get back to me."

Anything to do? HUCA? SM? Write a letter? Should I have not called at all in the first place?

Any experienced people have some insight?
Huca. If that doesn't work then write a letter to the Stork.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 09, 2013, 11:45:59 AM
Huca. If that doesn't work then write a letter to the Stork.

HUCA even though they are supposed to get back to me in a few days?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 09, 2013, 11:49:51 AM
HUCA even though they are supposed to get back to me in a few days?
Yeah, why not, its free.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 09, 2013, 01:05:57 PM
Closed a CITI Bus Card card yesterday and just applied for and was approved for new bus card today - 50k miles after spending 3k.  Following the FT instructions.   :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 09, 2013, 01:07:35 PM
Closed a CITI Bus Card card yesterday and just applied for and was approved for new bus card today - 50k miles after spending 3k.  Following the FT instructions.   :)

Thanks.
Where do you live and what pulls did you get?
And, did you close your personal cards? Was it an instant approval?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 09, 2013, 01:34:11 PM
Closed a CITI Bus Card card yesterday and just applied for and was approved for new bus card today - 50k miles after spending 3k.  Following the FT instructions.   :)
thanks for the update how long ago did u apply for u first card (IDK if closing a card one day and applying next day helps with citi as FT REORTS
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 09, 2013, 01:42:06 PM
thanks for the update how long ago did u apply for u first card (IDK if closing a card one day and applying next day helps with citi as FT REORTS

Yeah, how long ago was the biz app?
See this: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/21927781-post3593.html
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 09, 2013, 02:30:26 PM
Yeah, how long ago was the biz app?
See this: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/21927781-post3593.html

The last business card application was in the spring of 2013 - was over 60 days ago - I had forgotten to apply for it sooner.  In either event, there was no problem closing yesterday and reapplying for a new business card today.  I was instantly approved.  I have cycled through the bus card a few times already and each time I keep getting the bonus miles.  Hopefully that will continue.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 09, 2013, 02:38:10 PM
The last business card application was in the spring of 2013 - was over 60 days ago - I had forgotten to apply for it sooner.  In either event, there was no problem closing yesterday and reapplying for a new business card today.  I was instantly approved.

Great anecdote and thanks for sharing, but it seems to be a YMMV.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 09, 2013, 02:38:39 PM
Great anecdote and thanks for sharing, but it seems to be a YMMV.

Isn't everything YMMV?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 09, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
Isn't everything YMMV?

When the offers worked in July, August, it wasn't a YMMV...  :D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 09, 2013, 03:50:33 PM
The last business card application was in the spring of 2013 - was over 60 days ago - I had forgotten to apply for it sooner.  In either event, there was no problem closing yesterday and reapplying for a new business card today.  I was instantly approved.  I have cycled through the bus card a few times already and each time I keep getting the bonus miles.  Hopefully that will continue.
did u ever apply without a space of 90 days between apps? and got approved it seams like u need 90-95 days between biz apps by citi
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 09, 2013, 04:02:37 PM
did u ever apply without a space of 90 days between apps? and got approved it seams like u need 90-95 days between biz apps by citi

Nope.  Not between business applications.  Why would I risk that if its in the FT thread?  So far I have been following the instructions in the FT thread and everything has (BH) worked out. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 10, 2013, 01:11:11 AM
Anything to do?
Take better notes at DDSCLE.  :P
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 10, 2013, 01:30:35 AM
is there something that brings about a 4506t? or is it random?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 10, 2013, 01:57:09 AM
Take better notes at DDSCLE.  :P

Oh, yeah? Really, Count? This question was answered at the seminar? Jog my memory, please.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 10, 2013, 05:31:05 AM
Oh, yeah? Really, Count? This question was answered at the seminar? Jog my memory, please.
IIRC it was mentioned not to wait to the last minute to do your spend.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 10, 2013, 10:08:39 AM
IIRC it was mentioned not to wait to the last minute to do your spend.

Thanks, Count. I guess I missed that one. It was a business card paid for from a real business account and I can't manufacture spend, so the spending took a little longer.


At any rate, I wrote a letter to the man in South Dakota who they call "ha'chasida" a/k/a "the stork."

Why is it called "chasida"? Because it bestows kindness upon its own kind. And that shall suffice for the discerning.

I will tell you what "ha'chasida" decides, although I assume it all depends on whether or not he views me as one of his "own."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 10, 2013, 10:15:44 AM
had anyone success by writing to executive office lately and what thy write I have a declined app for "too many inquires" no one to talk to at recon   
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 10, 2013, 10:36:52 AM
had anyone success by writing to executive office lately and what thy write I have a declined app for "too many inquires" no one to talk to at recon

And the award for best english and grammar goes to....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2013, 11:56:07 AM
Possible to get AF waived on Business card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 10, 2013, 12:48:40 PM
Possible to get AF waived on Business card?

The annual fee for the business card is waived for the first year.  Or do you mean on subsequent years?  Then again, why would you keep the card rather than churn?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2013, 12:52:08 PM
Second year, obviously.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 10, 2013, 12:54:06 PM
Second year, obviously.

May I ask why you want to keep the bus card?  I have churned it repeatedly with success. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on December 10, 2013, 03:03:56 PM
Please respond only if your for sure
Citi amex  a aa.com purchase gets 3x points or double?
Also today last day of billing cycle will my points still points still post this month? Or is it to close to end?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 10, 2013, 03:20:59 PM
On your second question.
IME, as long as it posts before the statement closed, you're good.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 10, 2013, 04:37:07 PM
Second year, obviously.
Never had a problem but lately it has been something along the lines of make three purchases in 90 days and receive the AF back as a statement credit.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 10, 2013, 04:38:08 PM
On your second question.
IME, as long as it posts before the statement closed, you're good.
+1 (TYP card)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bobzilla on December 11, 2013, 07:32:04 PM
For all those interested, this is a link for the Citi AA mastercard 50k miles signup bonus

http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 11, 2013, 07:40:45 PM
Never had a problem but lately it has been something along the lines of make three purchases in 90 days and receive the AF back as a statement credit.

Yeah, got that recently as well on personal.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 11, 2013, 07:53:40 PM
if one has the visa is he/she still eligible? I know they put a stop to the churning a couple months back.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 11, 2013, 07:54:27 PM
if one has the visa is he/she still eligible? I know they put a stop to the churning a couple months back.

Not eligible.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 11, 2013, 07:55:39 PM
Not eligible.
18 months or so? even tho its MC?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 11, 2013, 08:03:29 PM
18 months or so? even tho its MC?

Doesn't matter. 18 months isn't a hard date.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 11, 2013, 10:59:13 PM
Doesn't matter. 18 months isn't a hard date.
recently I see more declined app even after 18 month looks like somewhere around 20 is safer but the hard date is 24
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on December 12, 2013, 05:54:20 AM
if i haven had a citi biz card in 18 mnths but had a declined application in btwn is that gonna get me declined again?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 12, 2013, 10:59:56 AM
Can you do a 2bm for any of these cards together:

Platinum WMC
AMEX
Gold WMC
Platinum Visa

Or does the 2bm only work with 1 of those + the WMC Biz?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 12, 2013, 11:05:54 AM
You can't do ANY 2bm.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 12, 2013, 11:10:04 AM
You can't do ANY 2bm.
Well that's incorrect. I've gotten Platinum WMC and Biz WMC approved via 2bm. If you mean that you'll get more than 1 pull - that's a different story.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 12, 2013, 11:19:46 AM
Well that's incorrect. I've gotten Platinum WMC and Biz WMC approved via 2bm. If you mean that you'll get more than 1 pull - that's a different story.

I thought that you were referring to a personal 2bm.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 12, 2013, 11:24:20 AM
I thought that you were referring to a personal 2bm.

I was. I asked can a 2bm be done with any of those 2 cards, does it only work with 1 of those and 1 biz card.

Thanks for clarifying.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on December 12, 2013, 12:36:09 PM
I was. I asked can a 2bm be done with any of those 2 cards, does it only work with 1 of those and 1 biz card.

Thanks for clarifying.
No personal 2bm with Citi.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on December 12, 2013, 01:34:55 PM



Well that's incorrect. I've gotten Platinum WMC and Biz WMC approved via 2bm. If you mean that you'll get more than 1 pull - that's a different story.
so biz and regular 2bm have worked?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on December 12, 2013, 01:38:00 PM

so biz and regular 2bm have worked?
Yes, however it's 2 pulls.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: btab on December 12, 2013, 07:00:44 PM
Does an AU on this card get all the perks as well? I tried searching in the thread for AU or authorized, nothing came up.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on December 15, 2013, 03:13:00 PM
Yes, however it's 2 pulls.
is this confirmed?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on December 15, 2013, 07:34:34 PM
is this confirmed?
Yes. Many times over.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on December 15, 2013, 08:05:28 PM
I'm wondering about the accuracy of the topic wiki for this thread namely, "If you live in NY, you should freeze your Experian. They will only pull Equifax then. Otherwise, YMMV."

I followed this advice (and I do live in NY), and got the following email from Citi:

We've stopped reviewing your application
 Thanks for your interest in the Citi(R) Platinum Select(R)
 / AAdvantage(R) Visa(R) Signature account. We can't finish
 processing the application because of the following:

 o   We received notification from the consumer
 reporting agency listed below that you have placed a security
 block on your credit file.  For us to continue
 processing your application, we need to access your credit
 report.  Please contact the credit reporting
 agency to obtain instructions on how you can allow us to
 access your credit report.  When you have the
 necessary information, please call us at 1-888-201-4523,
 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, ET, Monday through Friday.
 Our telecommunication number for the hearing impaired is
 301-714-5973.


Just had to pay to remove the freeze and will call Citi tomorrow... Just wanted to share my experience with this.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on December 15, 2013, 08:10:12 PM
I'm wondering about the accuracy of the topic wiki for this thread namely, "If you live in NY, you should freeze your Experian. They will only pull Equifax then. Otherwise, YMMV."

I followed this advice (and I do live in NY), and got the following email from Citi:

We've stopped reviewing your application
 Thanks for your interest in the Citi(R) Platinum Select(R)
 / AAdvantage(R) Visa(R) Signature account. We can't finish
 processing the application because of the following:

 o   We received notification from the consumer
 reporting agency listed below that you have placed a security
 block on your credit file.  For us to continue
 processing your application, we need to access your credit
 report.  Please contact the credit reporting
 agency to obtain instructions on how you can allow us to
 access your credit report.  When you have the
 necessary information, please call us at 1-888-201-4523,
 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, ET, Monday through Friday.
 Our telecommunication number for the hearing impaired is
 301-714-5973.


Just had to pay to remove the freeze and will call Citi tomorrow... Just wanted to share my experience with this.

odd , I applied with Experian frozen and they pulled equafax
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 15, 2013, 08:18:42 PM
i think its random how they pull. one time they pulled equifax another time experian and equifax.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on December 15, 2013, 08:19:21 PM
odd , I applied with Experian frozen and they pulled equafax
It's YMMV. Same with Chase.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on December 15, 2013, 10:47:38 PM
It's YMMV. Same with Chase.
So why does the wiki say to freeze your experian? Perhaps it should be edited...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on December 16, 2013, 12:45:56 AM
Yes. Many times over.
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yhgfkj on December 16, 2013, 07:31:17 AM
I'm wondering about the accuracy of the topic wiki for this thread namely, "If you live in NY, you should freeze your Experian. They will only pull Equifax then. Otherwise, YMMV."

I followed this advice (and I do live in NY), and got the following email from Citi:

We've stopped reviewing your application
 Thanks for your interest in the Citi(R) Platinum Select(R)
 / AAdvantage(R) Visa(R) Signature account. We can't finish
 processing the application because of the following:

 o   We received notification from the consumer
 reporting agency listed below that you have placed a security
 block on your credit file.  For us to continue
 processing your application, we need to access your credit
 report.  Please contact the credit reporting
 agency to obtain instructions on how you can allow us to
 access your credit report.  When you have the
 necessary information, please call us at 1-888-201-4523,
 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, ET, Monday through Friday.
 Our telecommunication number for the hearing impaired is
 301-714-5973.


Just had to pay to remove the freeze and will call Citi tomorrow... Just wanted to share my experience with this.
tried twice to freeze Experian and didn't work got the same email    but y did you pay to unfreeze Experian ?  its free
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on December 16, 2013, 10:02:05 AM
tried twice to freeze Experian and didn't work got the same email    but y did you pay to unfreeze Experian ?  its free
Not sure, maybe theres another way to do it? I froze it from Experian.com/freeze and when I went to to unfreeze they charged $5.44 to unfreeze regardless if I want a temporary unfreeze or a permanent one.

In any case, I called back Citi today and they pulled the Experian report and approved me for a $6K CL. Thankful for that.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on December 17, 2013, 02:38:42 AM
y did you pay to unfreeze Experian ?  its free
::) ::) ::)
(Not in NY and if you were not a victim of identity theft.)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 06:30:16 AM
Can i apply for the AA World master card if i have the Visa? is it possible to have both?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 17, 2013, 06:36:50 AM
For the millionth time, no.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 06:38:16 AM
For the millionth time, no.
:-[Thanks :-[

S is there any pesonal Citi AA that i can get while i got the visa?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 17, 2013, 06:45:05 AM
:-[Thanks :-[

S is there any pesonal Citi AA that i can get while i got the visa?

Same answer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on December 17, 2013, 06:54:30 AM
For the millionth time, no.
Why not? You can definitely have more than one active AA card.
:-[ is there any pesonal Citi AA that i can get while i got the visa?
Sure, you can also get the executive card, which I believe still has a 60k sign up bonus. Annual fee $450.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 17, 2013, 07:06:13 AM
Can i apply for the AA World master card if i have the Visa? is it possible to have both?

If you opened that card 18-24 months ago, you can
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 17, 2013, 07:07:25 AM
Why not? You can definitely have more than one active AA card

I want clear enough. See above. I think I answered what he wanted to know for his case.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
If you opened that card 18-24 months ago, you can
But will i need first to clos the visa or i can leave it open and have 2 cards one visa and one master card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on December 17, 2013, 07:20:28 AM
But will i need first to clos the visa or i can leave it open and have 2 cards one visa and one master card?
No need to close. You can also have two or more visas...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 07:21:57 AM
No need to close. You can also have two or more visas...
Good to know, never heard of it!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 17, 2013, 07:40:50 AM
If you opened that card 18-24 months ago, you can
Glad you clarified this.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hank on December 17, 2013, 09:49:00 AM
Why not? You can definitely have more than one active AA card.Sure, you can also get the executive card, which I believe still has a 60k sign up bonus. Annual fee $450.

For the executive card can you make spend immediately and then cancel within 60 days to get the annual fee refunded (or at least pro-rated back)?  On the hilton reserve cards at least they will pro-rate the annual fee back to you when the card is cancelled.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rng on December 17, 2013, 03:10:07 PM
Huca. If that doesn't work then write a letter to the Stork.
what does huca stand for?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 17, 2013, 03:12:55 PM
what does huca stand for?

hang up call again
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: btab on December 17, 2013, 04:40:16 PM
Does an AU on this card get all the perks as well? I tried searching in the thread for AU or authorized, nothing came up.

bump.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 17, 2013, 10:14:48 PM
For the executive card can you make spend immediately and then cancel within 60 days to get the annual fee refunded (or at least pro-rated back)?  On the hilton reserve cards at least they will pro-rate the annual fee back to you when the card is cancelled.
I just canceled for my wife before 60 days and they did not charge the $450.00
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 17, 2013, 10:15:35 PM
Can you enter a AA lounge with the executive card if you are not flying AA
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on December 17, 2013, 10:27:48 PM
Can you enter a AA lounge with he executive card if you are not flying AA

Yup.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 17, 2013, 10:29:29 PM
Yup.
Can you take a friend?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on December 17, 2013, 10:34:39 PM
Can you take a friend?

2 guests and immediate family.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Red on December 18, 2013, 05:30:34 AM
Yup.
Will it work with cancelled card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on December 18, 2013, 05:32:26 AM
Will it work with cancelled card?

No.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hank on December 18, 2013, 08:47:48 AM
I just canceled for my wife before 60 days and they did not charge the $450.00

Thanks Yitz!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on December 18, 2013, 10:47:45 PM
I'm about to cancel my AA visa but was wondering to I get 2 AA passes every anniversary? Can I close after I get the passes?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 20, 2013, 02:27:18 AM
Ugh. I applied for my citi AA business back in August. I just called to see why my points didn't post. Apparently I missed hitting the 3k spend by 4 days! They say the count from the day you apply, not the day you actually get the card and activate.

The rep that I spoke to said they "are looking into it" and "will get back to me."

Anything to do? HUCA? SM? Write a letter? Should I have not called at all in the first place?

Any experienced people have some insight?

Huca. If that doesn't work then write a letter to the Stork.

G-d bless you, jaywhy! I got a call from South Dakota today.   :)

They were very sympathetic and credited me with the full 50k.  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 20, 2013, 12:45:15 PM
What are the guidelines about when to preemptively cancel a citi card before a new application?

I'm currently at the maximum level of credit they want to offer me. The last card they gave me was approved only for 1K!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on December 20, 2013, 01:02:50 PM
How many citi cards do you have?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 20, 2013, 01:15:48 PM
How many citi cards do you have?

I have four AA cards and a dividend
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 22, 2013, 06:06:12 PM
G-d bless you, jaywhy! I got a call from South Dakota today.   :)

They were very sympathetic and credited me with the full 50k.  :)
Good to hear :)
Funny thing is, I'll be writing such a letter soon. Same thing happened with my wife's AA account.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on December 22, 2013, 06:41:34 PM
Good to hear :)
Funny thing is, I'll be writing such a letter soon. Same thing happened with my wife's AA account.

If you want to see the letter I used, PM me.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 22, 2013, 07:13:04 PM
WHat the deal with AU and getting first free bag?
Citi says only primary card holder, but how does the person at the desk know who's the primary card holder? Do they actually charge the card and then credit posted?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 22, 2013, 07:17:14 PM
If you want to see the letter I used, PM me.
Send it to me please.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on December 22, 2013, 07:57:12 PM
I'm about to cancel my AA visa but was wondering to I get 2 AA passes every anniversary? Can I close after I get the passes?
Was wondering the same thing????!1!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 22, 2013, 08:17:33 PM
Hi Red, can you give me the link for the 60k signup for aa executive card i can only find 30K hardly seems worth it! Thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on December 22, 2013, 08:31:02 PM
I would take it too
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 22, 2013, 08:52:26 PM
 I found it on the "miles guy" site
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 22, 2013, 08:53:11 PM
sorry "points guy"
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 22, 2013, 11:47:48 PM
WHat the deal with AU and getting first free bag?
Citi says only primary card holder, but how does the person at the desk know who's the primary card holder? Do they actually charge the card and then credit posted?
Bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 08:29:41 PM
  I just got this reply after applied for the master card haven't applied for an AA card for years. Usually Im approved right away for all cc's does this     
  reply  mean i was denied?   


        Thank you. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. We will contact you within a week via email regarding our decision. Thank you for requesting a Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®.

It anyone knows i would appreciate your answer. Thanks

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on December 23, 2013, 08:47:39 PM
  I just got this reply after applied for the master card haven't applied for an AA card for years. Usually Im approved right away for all cc's does this     
  reply  mean i was denied?   


        Thank you. We have received your application and further processing is required at this time. We will contact you within a week via email regarding our decision. Thank you for requesting a Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®.

It anyone knows i would appreciate your answer. Thanks
I got the same thing lately, and when I called in, they said I was denied.
But don't get discouraged,  just PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 08:59:26 PM
Sorry,Im a newcomer and learning all the Forum jargon< can you explain PUTPAC?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mochada on December 23, 2013, 09:11:58 PM
Sorry,Im a newcomer and learning all the Forum jargon< can you explain PUTPAC?

Pick Up The Phone And Call
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 09:17:03 PM
THANKS! !!



 I did call--and it seems my application went through two times the 1st time it said "there was an error on the system please try again later"  so I waited a half hour and applied again and it seems it went through the first time and I was approved! Then they sent me the above message bec of the second application! Thanks for telling me to call!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 09:28:11 PM
  Im not sure where im sopposed to post this cuz i dont see anything for US AIRWAYS. Just got an emaiL for 5 miles per dollar on groceries, movies and utilities from Jan 1 to March 31st  u need to enroll (takes a minute)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 09:29:35 PM
*supposed ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 23, 2013, 09:31:18 PM
Guess what happens after that date...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: eve on December 23, 2013, 09:35:31 PM
Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on December 23, 2013, 10:35:21 PM
Bump
I tried this once with a additional card holder on United, as least they do it that the milage account (printed on the itinerary) of the person trying to get 1st bag free has to match that of the primary card holder's milage account, when it does the computer tells them to allow for free, if not they won't doesn't matter how many cards you wave in their face.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on December 24, 2013, 08:04:11 AM
I tried this once with a additional card holder on United, as least they do it that the milage account (printed on the itinerary) of the person trying to get 1st bag free has to match that of the primary card holder's milage account, when it does the computer tells them to allow for free, if not they won't doesn't matter how many cards you wave in their face.

So according to this are you assuming if i purchase a ticket with my miles it should b good because they are usin my card?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on December 25, 2013, 02:26:08 PM
What is the reason aa miles are devalued to 1.35 is it worth it to wait? any can pm me were i can cash out higher?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mod on December 25, 2013, 04:02:19 PM
What is the reason aa miles are devalued to 1.35 is it worth it to wait? any can pm me were i can cash out higher?
You can get higher. Try to make direct connections.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: how on December 25, 2013, 04:06:40 PM
What is the reason aa miles are devalued to 1.35 is it worth it to wait? any can pm me were i can cash out higher?
who said they were devalued? shop around
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on December 25, 2013, 08:32:24 PM
Any tips or numbers i would appreciate  a pm. I am going crazy trying to find someone and have been saving up these points for quite a while and NEED some liquid thanks!!!!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: neverland168 on December 27, 2013, 09:23:20 PM
This may help some folks to know that my wife just received a targeted offer for the Citi AA Platinum Select Mastercard w/ a 60,000 bonus. It requires $3k spend in 3mos. I got an offer for 50,000 the same day. We've been getting offers more frequently since the merger pot started stirring. I can only think one reason that they up'ed the offer for her (from the usual 50k) - a pending devaluation. I'm guessing within 90 days since corporations are all about one quarter to the next....but just a guess.  There is an invitation number, but if it helps anyone there is also what looks like a form number plastered at the bottom of each page. "A-1213-161N9" maybe you can get a CSR at citi to look that form up in their customer communication library and match the offer.  8)

Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on December 28, 2013, 08:47:44 PM
I just applied and got approved for a per and biz citi with 30k bonus. Righ after applying i got an offer fo 40k any chance to  change my approved offer?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 28, 2013, 09:03:37 PM
I just applied and got approved for a per and biz citi with 30k bonus. Righ after applying i got an offer fo 40k any chance to  change my approved offer?

Why didn't you apply for the 50k offer?  Links are on the Flyertalk AA CC thread.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on December 28, 2013, 09:10:07 PM
I got an email offer for 30k so i applied for that. Hadn't realized there was the 50k offer. Any chances of upping my bonus?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on December 28, 2013, 09:59:19 PM
I got an email offer for 30k so i applied for that. Hadn't realized there was the 50k offer. Any chances of upping my bonus?
Try calling. Did you get approved for both personal and business in the same day?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on December 29, 2013, 10:23:29 AM
Try calling. Did you get approved for both personal and business in the same day?
got them same day. should i ask for 40k offer that received in mail or 50k offer that's around?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 30, 2013, 10:47:21 PM
Why, Citi, why?
The only thing I did on my business card was get two refundable tickets and I didn't touch it since. Now, I get a letter that they increased my credit limit from $7,000 to $10,500.

Not that it goes on my credit report.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on December 31, 2013, 12:43:54 AM
What do you care?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on December 31, 2013, 06:59:26 AM
I got an email offer for 30k so i applied for that. Hadn't realized there was the 50k offer. Any chances of upping my bonus?
ive had luck in the past getting them to match other offers by sending them a message from their website
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on December 31, 2013, 11:15:23 AM
ive had luck in the past getting them to match other offers by sending them a message from their website
Should I call them right away to try to match offers or wait for my points to post?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 31, 2013, 11:46:40 AM
After churning the Citi Business Card and applying using the FT forum 50k business cc link, I just checked my statement online and see that the 50k bonus AA miles posted.  They aren't in my AA account yet though. 

This is the card that I applied for the day after I canceled my last Citi Business Card. 

So it works folks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 31, 2013, 04:15:54 PM
After churning the Citi Business Card and applying using the FT forum 50k business cc link, I just checked my statement online and see that the 50k bonus AA miles posted.  They aren't in my AA account yet though. 

This is the card that I applied for the day after I canceled my last Citi Business Card. 

So it works folks.

Link to FT forum 50K business cc link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 31, 2013, 04:19:07 PM
Link to FT forum 50K business cc link?

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html

Its all here baby!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 31, 2013, 05:07:10 PM
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-23.html

Its all here baby!

todah rabbah!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: windcloud5 on December 31, 2013, 05:42:12 PM
After churning the Citi Business Card and applying using the FT forum 50k business cc link, I just checked my statement online and see that the 50k bonus AA miles posted.  They aren't in my AA account yet though. 

This is the card that I applied for the day after I canceled my last Citi Business Card. 

So it works folks.

When you guys apply for a new Citi Business card, do you use a new business name or the same business name?  And how do you properly close a Citi Business card?  Do you SM and close it or you call and close it then ask for a comfirmation letter?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 31, 2013, 07:07:02 PM
When you guys apply for a new Citi Business card, do you use a new business name or the same business name?  And how do you properly close a Citi Business card?  Do you SM and close it or you call and close it then ask for a comfirmation letter?

Same business name.  To close I have always called and do not bother asking for confirmation.  Once its closed, you can confirm that it is closed by looking at your online account.  Just follow the rules listed on FT and you will be fine.  I have churned the business card multiple times using the FT rules.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on December 31, 2013, 07:16:19 PM
Just applied for the 50K Master card link ... I got denied ... they say its for first time AA card holders ... I called 2x same response ...

I have the visa and amex version of the card ut not the MC ...

Anyone see this recently and any suggestions ?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on December 31, 2013, 07:25:02 PM
You should have known.
No chance.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on December 31, 2013, 07:36:25 PM
Just applied for the 50K Master card link ... I got denied ... they say its for first time AA card holders ... I called 2x same response ...

I have the visa and amex version of the card ut not the MC ...

Anyone see this recently and any suggestions ?

Did you follow the rules on FT?  Applications for personal cards must be made when Citi decides that you are no longer a customer - the general rule is that you have to wait 18 months in between applications.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on December 31, 2013, 07:42:14 PM
Yes .. just read the FT thread... I had thought it was a diffwerent product...

Can I apply for citi Hilton now since i got denied the aa CARD ... just  to salvage my appo
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on January 01, 2014, 02:07:18 AM
Should I call them right away to try to match offers or wait for my points to post?
dont call, just sm them, no diff when u do it
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on January 01, 2014, 08:31:01 PM
can i get both these offers for personal or are they the same card?

http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp
http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/citi_benefits.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=lovethejourney

and are the rules of no 2 apps same day apply to one personal and one business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 01, 2014, 08:37:36 PM
can i get both these offers for personal or are they the same card?

http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/disclaimers/HP-PLATHV.jsp
http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/citi_benefits.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=lovethejourney
No.

and are the rules of no 2 apps same day apply to one personal and one business?
No.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on January 01, 2014, 08:42:23 PM
and are the rules of no 2 apps same day apply to one personal and one business?
No.

Thanks, so i can apply for 1 personal and 1 business at the same time?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 01, 2014, 08:48:30 PM
Thanks, so i can apply for 1 personal and 1 business at the same time?
Yes (based on many reports). It will be two pulls, though.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 01, 2014, 09:06:34 PM
Why isn't anybody going for the Citi AA Executive card 60k bonus?
It's considered a seperate card, so you can get the bonus even if you recantly had the AA personal.
(Has a $450 annual fee, but I believe you can get that back if you close quick enough)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 01, 2014, 09:13:19 PM
Why isn't anybody going for the Citi AA Executive card 60k bonus?
It's considered a seperate card, so you can get the bonus even if you recantly had the AA personal.
(Has a $450 annual fee, but I believe you can get that back if you close quick enough)
link plz
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 01, 2014, 09:16:56 PM
Why isn't anybody going for the Citi AA Executive card 60k bonus?
It's considered a seperate card, so you can get the bonus even if you recantly had the AA personal.
(Has a $450 annual fee, but I believe you can get that back if you close quick enough)

I would not bother for another 10k over the regular applications of 50k. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 01, 2014, 09:19:49 PM
link plz
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/citiexecutiveaadvantage/2013/default.htm?BTData=C02177D7268617759544847BCB5A9B7AC94958F8FE1F8F0EDE0D5CCD9D97E03CEE&BT_TRF=50205&ProspectID=B0BE5F00A2314DA5BB14E2F7B6E8A762

I would not bother for another 10k over the regular applications of 50k.
But what if you already recently had it?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 01, 2014, 09:24:00 PM
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/citiexecutiveaadvantage/2013/default.htm?BTData=C02177D7268617759544847BCB5A9B7AC94958F8FE1F8F0EDE0D5CCD9D97E03CEE&BT_TRF=50205&ProspectID=B0BE5F00A2314DA5BB14E2F7B6E8A762
But what if you already recently had it?

Good point.  Well taken.  I suppose in that case it might be worthwhile.

What I am doing is churning the business card repeatedly and churning the personal card every 18 months or so.  For the moment I don't want to bother with this application. 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 01, 2014, 09:32:32 PM
Why isn't anybody going for the Citi AA Executive card 60k bonus?
It's considered a seperate card, so you can get the bonus even if you recantly had the AA personal.
(Has a $450 annual fee, but I believe you can get that back if you close quick enough)
If I just got the personal and biz shud i bother applying for this one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 01, 2014, 09:35:38 PM
If I just got the personal and biz shud i bother applying for this one?

It's another pull.  How badly do you need/want the 60k miles?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 01, 2014, 09:38:08 PM
It's another pull.  How badly do you need/want the 60k miles?
It's a good offer and aa miles are worth a lot right now, how long will it be around for?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 01, 2014, 09:38:19 PM
Also, as per the  FT wiki: No more than 2 Citi applications of any kind in 60 days (65 days to be safe).
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 01, 2014, 09:44:33 PM
Also, as per the  FT wiki: No more than 2 Citi applications of any kind in 60 days (65 days to be safe).
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Thanks, would've wasted a pull
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on January 01, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
Yes (based on many reports). It will be two pulls, though.

Thanks,

got approve on Biz with 13K credit, but personal says furthur processing needed, any idea what to do?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on January 02, 2014, 11:57:22 AM
I haven't been approved for a biz card in 18 months but I had an application denied in between bec that one was within 18 months, is there a point in reapplying now?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 02, 2014, 04:57:35 PM
I haven't been approved for a biz card in 18 months but I had an application denied in between bec that one was within 18 months, is there a point in reapplying now?
The 18-month restriction doesn't apply to AA business.

Only restrictions that do apply are ,
"No more than 2 Citi applications of any kind in 60 days (65 days to be safe).
No more than 1 Citi business application in 90 days (95 to be safe)."

So you should be ok.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on January 02, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
What I am doing is churning the business card repeatedly and churning the personal card every 18 months or so.  For the moment I don't want to bother with this application.

please explain how you are churning the business....i thought theres an 18 month rule for all cards...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 02, 2014, 05:26:33 PM
please explain how you are churning the business....i thought theres an 18 month rule for all cards...

Please read the rules on the FT thread.  The 18 month (general) rule only applies to the personal cards and not the business cards.  There are other rules you have to follow, however, for the business card.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on January 02, 2014, 05:42:15 PM
Please read the rules on the FT thread.  The 18 month (general) rule only applies to the personal cards and not the business cards.  There are other rules you have to follow, however, for the business card.
which are? i know theres a 90 day rule between biz apps...what else are you referring to...you can PM me if u want
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on January 02, 2014, 06:07:54 PM
Would love to know too!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Malachi on January 02, 2014, 09:31:26 PM
How likely are they to ask for further documentation for my business? If they do will they close my personal cards if I don't send the docs in?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: daylight365 on January 03, 2014, 10:00:29 AM
The 18-month restriction doesn't apply to AA business.

Only restrictions that do apply are ,
"No more than 2 Citi applications of any kind in 60 days (65 days to be safe).
No more than 1 Citi business application in 90 days (95 to be safe)."

So you should be ok.


Refer to the Citicard thread on Flyertalk, from page 242 - a decent number of posters reporting that they are being DENIED THE BUSINESS CARD, because they previously had a business card in the previous 18 months.

I had a planned churn for next week - but I will hold back for now until I see if things have changed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 03, 2014, 01:47:53 PM

Refer to the Citicard thread on Flyertalk, from page 242 - a decent number of posters reporting that they are being DENIED THE BUSINESS CARD, because they previously had a business card in the previous 18 months.

I had a planned churn for next week - but I will hold back for now until I see if things have changed.
Yup looks like some changes to the rules of AA business churning.
Though many people are still reporting success getting a 2nd AA business (unlike the personal AA).
So I guess it's now ymmv.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smaxber on January 03, 2014, 02:45:45 PM

Refer to the Citicard thread on Flyertalk, from page 242 - a decent number of posters reporting that they are being DENIED THE BUSINESS CARD, because they previously had a business card in the previous 18 months.

I had a planned churn for next week - but I will hold back for now until I see if things have changed.
Paging PBaruch
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2014, 04:38:54 PM
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Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on January 03, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
I'm sure that this has probably been asked before, but I was approved for a Citi AA World Platinum Level MC last Oct. 2013, but I only received 30k/$1k.  Why was I not given the 50k/$3k one?  Is it possible to get the 20k extra, and if so, what's the number to call?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 04, 2014, 06:23:14 PM
Paging PBaruch

Howdy!

All I can say is that it worked for me.  But eh, perhaps the rules are changing.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on January 04, 2014, 09:31:48 PM
in order to get the $150 AA credit does my tickes need to be above that price?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on January 04, 2014, 11:20:54 PM
I'm sure that this has probably been asked before, but I was approved for a Citi AA World Platinum Level MC last Oct. 2013, but I only received 30k/$1k.  Why was I not given the 50k/$3k one?  Is it possible to get the 20k extra, and if so, what's the number to call?
Anybody know what I could do with this? ^^^  :-\
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: m65 on January 05, 2014, 08:35:27 AM
Anybody know what I could do with this? ^^^  :-\
send them a message online describing ow dissapointed u are. they did it for me
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on January 05, 2014, 09:38:10 AM
send them a message online describing ow dissapointed u are. they did it for me
Don't mean to be ignorant but do I just contact customer service via "contact us," or is there a corporate email or should I just PUTPAC? And do you mean that they matched the 50k points for you?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on January 06, 2014, 08:04:57 AM
My latest churn cycled a week ago.
Miles on statement still not showing on AA account as of today.
I called Citi to find out which mileage number is associated with the CC account.
They told me that there is currently no mileage number associated with the account.
To resolve it, they told me I need to call AA to give them my credit card number so that they could link it to my account.
This seems very strange, and I want to know if anyone has experience with this.
I don't want to call AA unless I have to.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on January 06, 2014, 08:13:03 AM
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Haha!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 06, 2014, 01:45:04 PM
Any recent reports of an Experian credit freeze working? (particularly for the biz card)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on January 06, 2014, 05:41:01 PM
in order to get the $150 AA credit does my tickes need to be above that price?
to elaborate on my question does a ticket need to be over $150 not counting the taxes
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 06, 2014, 08:09:44 PM
to elaborate on my question does a ticket need to be over $150 not counting the taxes
I doubt it. But why don't you just do a refundable, and cancel after statement closes and credit posts?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on January 06, 2014, 08:33:15 PM
I doubt it. But why don't you just do a refundable, and cancel after statement closes and credit posts?
thanx does it need so be done a certain amount of days before the statment closes to post in this statmnt?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smiles on January 06, 2014, 10:09:33 PM
Excuse my ignorance please: Are the platinum visa and master cards considered as the same card? If I have the visa, can I apply for the mc?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on January 06, 2014, 10:49:58 PM
Same card for bonus purposes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 07, 2014, 02:45:37 AM
thanx does it need so be done a certain amount of days before the statment closes to post in this statmnt?
As with all purchases, yes, it can take a few days to post.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mordyl19 on January 07, 2014, 11:36:26 AM
What is the easiest, best, most common way to recieve Gold and other elevated Status with AA?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on January 07, 2014, 01:02:00 PM
Same card for bonus purposes.
Cant get the bonus for the MC if they approve it, if i got the visa? :o
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 07, 2014, 01:05:17 PM
Cant get the bonus for the MC if they approve it, if i got the visa? :o
If they approve, you get the bonus. Problem is getting them to approve.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on January 07, 2014, 01:06:57 PM
If they approve, you get the bonus. Problem is getting them to approve.
Ohh ok this makes more sense, but i think after 18 months visa open it shouldnt be a problem to get the MC, please correct me if im wrong
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hank on January 07, 2014, 01:26:47 PM
Any recent reports of an Experian credit freeze working? (particularly for the biz card)

Freezing doesn't work with citi (or amex)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 07, 2014, 01:38:07 PM
Ohh ok this makes more sense, but i think after 18 months visa open it shouldnt be a problem to get the MC, please correct me if im wrong
That's the consensus.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 07, 2014, 01:41:32 PM
Freezing doesn't work with citi (or amex)
Umm... worked for me a few months ago (for a personal card). You might want to learn to add 'IME' to your posts. My question is if it ever worked for biz cards and if there are any recent data points to that effect.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 07, 2014, 06:34:22 PM
What is the consensus as to how long it takes to have bonus miles posted to your AA account after your Citi statement closes?  My statement closed 12/30.  Online it says I earned 50k bonus miles but they still have not posted to my account.  Was just wondering how much longer I should wait before making a stink. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sillypainter on January 07, 2014, 06:37:19 PM
What is the consensus as to how long it takes to have bonus miles posted to your AA account after your Citi statement closes?  My statement closed 12/30.  Online it says I earned 50k bonus miles but they still have not posted to my account.  Was just wondering how much longer I should wait before making a stink. 

Thanks.

Usually 2 days later. It will say "pending" but it will show up in the balance.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 07, 2014, 06:40:30 PM
Usually 2 days later. It will say "pending" but it will show up in the balance.

Thanks. 

I just called Citi - they said there is some sort of "glitch" in the system, that Citi and AA are aware of it, and that miles are taking longer than usual to post.  Has anyone else had such an experience lately?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 08, 2014, 09:58:40 AM
Thanks. 

I just called Citi - they said there is some sort of "glitch" in the system, that Citi and AA are aware of it, and that miles are taking longer than usual to post.  Has anyone else had such an experience lately?

Yes, mine closed on the 30th but nothing yet. Would like to book, anyone have experience to know how long it is taking?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: nobiggy on January 08, 2014, 10:24:39 PM
I want to apply for the best personal cards and buiz cards citi has and the MOST amount. Can someone please tell me what are the best 3 cards of personal and buiz and can I apply for all of them or only 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on January 08, 2014, 10:40:45 PM
how much is aa worth this days
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on January 09, 2014, 12:08:46 AM
how much is aa worth this days
that's the million dollar question
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on January 09, 2014, 07:23:34 AM
I just called Citi - they said there is some sort of "glitch" in the system, that Citi and AA are aware of it, and that miles are taking longer than usual to post.  Has anyone else had such an experience lately?
Yes, mine closed on the 30th but nothing yet. Would like to book, anyone have experience to know how long it is taking?
@PBaruch: What did they advise you to do?
Just wait it out?
How long?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 09, 2014, 07:30:34 AM
@PBaruch: What did they advise you to do?
Just wait it out?
How long?

Was not told how long the wait will be.  Another issue - my CC statement says 0 miles reported to AA.  That must be part of the glitch.  When I called they confirmed that my miles were there and would be transferred to my AA account.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 09, 2014, 03:03:04 PM
Just got a letter from citi saying they'll match the 50k offer for me. I'll try it now on my biz acct.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 09, 2014, 03:04:36 PM
Just got a letter from citi saying they'll match the 50k offer for me. I'll try it now on my biz acct.

Nice!  How did you get them to match?  Call?  SM?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 09, 2014, 03:08:37 PM
Nice!  How did you get them to match?  Call?  SM?
SM but sent to diff. dept and sent me a documented letter in my acct.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on January 09, 2014, 03:13:00 PM
Just got a letter from citi saying they'll match the 50k offer for me. I'll try it now on my biz acct.

Nice!
We didn't hear many of these, but most people apply for the highest offer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: nobiggy on January 09, 2014, 05:05:59 PM
how many citi aa cards can I apply for @ one time for personal? Buiz?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 09, 2014, 07:34:45 PM
Any recent reports of an Experian credit freeze working for a Citi app? (particularly for the biz card)
BUMP
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: nobiggy on January 09, 2014, 09:51:32 PM
how many citi aa cards can I apply for @ one time for personal? Buiz?

??
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on January 10, 2014, 10:36:48 AM
how much is aa worth this days
bump
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on January 10, 2014, 12:37:22 PM
bump
people are not interested in buying AA at all right now for some reason
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on January 10, 2014, 12:38:37 PM
Before closing my AA biz ,anyone know if I can move over my credit line to a personal card to save it..I've read mixed reports
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 10, 2014, 12:46:26 PM
people are not interested in buying AA at all right now for some reason

Says who?  My cousin is a broker and depending on the amount, he buys.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aviz on January 10, 2014, 01:58:42 PM
Need some advice please ...

I have 2 active Citi cards - both personal AA cards (one Amex, One Visa) in which I got about a year ago (annual fee coming up)

In my recent Apporama 10 days ago, I screwed up (didn't read the FT thread thoroughly) and applied for another personal AA card (mastercard) thinking I would get another 50k. I instantly got denied saying "only valid for fist time AA card members") - OK so theres nothing I can do and I have wasted a credit pull - I get that ... Now I'm wondering - 10 days later if I should do any of the following:

A) Should I go ahead and apply for the Business AA card now ? - I dont care about another pull, but would their be any risk in getting denied for this ?
B) I would ideally like to cancel the other 2 personal cards as thier AF is coming up, however i have 26k in CL between both of them and I have no other personal cards to transfer the line to. Does it make more sense to apply for another personal card (like Thank you, or Hilton ) just so I can trasnfer the lines to when closing out the others ?

any other suggestions/advice?  I would appreciate it .. thanks
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 10, 2014, 03:55:10 PM
Before closing my AA biz ,anyone know if I can move over my credit line to a personal card to save it..I've read mixed reports
You can't even move personal to personal, never mind biz to personal. I would recommend though that you try to get a retention offer.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bobzilla on January 12, 2014, 07:47:51 AM
Anybody knows if i can match a better offer (from 30k or 40k to 50k) on the same card but with different networks?
(eg: Citi AA Visa to Citi AA MC)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on January 12, 2014, 11:25:39 AM
people are not interested in buying AA at all right now for some reason
.0165, shop around.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: mod on January 12, 2014, 12:41:40 PM
.0165, shop around.
How many pm's did this generate?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on January 12, 2014, 12:59:09 PM
How many pm's did this generate?
Lol! No1 is giving 1.65 right now.....
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 12, 2014, 03:12:12 PM
Lol! No1 is giving 1.65 right now.....

Indeed. Those days are over, at least for now.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 14, 2014, 01:09:01 AM
BUMP
i applied for both biz & per aa on nov 17 with exp frozen been calling a bunch today got them both pulled from equfax!!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 14, 2014, 01:20:50 AM
i applied for both biz & per aa on nov 17 with exp frozen been calling a bunch today got them both pulled from equfax!!
Thanks!
Did they first try pulling EX? I'm not from NJ, so i'm not familiar.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 14, 2014, 09:14:36 AM
Yes they kept insisting they can only pull from Experian
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 14, 2014, 09:50:11 AM
Applied for the biz aa, no response from them, finally got a letter and called and said they couldn't pull from Experian since it was frozen. I unlocked it (didnt realize it was locked) but now i see they pulled twice. They pulled it originally and then again.

Can I dispute one pull with experian? would they remove?  and will it hurt my future apps with citi?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 14, 2014, 02:30:28 PM
Yes they kept insisting they can only pull from Experian
Thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 14, 2014, 02:31:17 PM
Applied for the biz aa, no response from them, finally got a letter and called and said they couldn't pull from Experian since it was frozen. I unlocked it (didnt realize it was locked) but now i see they pulled twice. They pulled it originally and then again.

Can I dispute one pull with experian? would they remove?  and will it hurt my future apps with citi?
I would call Citi to have it removed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 14, 2014, 04:03:16 PM
Thanks!

On the chase united bizz how do I get Them to match?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 14, 2014, 05:05:10 PM
On the chase united bizz how do I get Them to match?
SM.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on January 14, 2014, 09:11:02 PM
Yes they kept insisting they can only pull from Experian
I think its about time we take the suggestion out of the wiki to freeze Experian, as it hasn't been working lately.
At the very least it should be changed to 'some people have had luck freezing their Experian account' but the way it's written now sounds like it always works which is not the case.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 15, 2014, 02:20:42 AM
I think its about time we take the suggestion out of the wiki to freeze Experian, as it hasn't been working lately.
At the very least it should be changed to 'some people have had luck freezing their Experian account' but the way it's written now sounds like it always works which is not the case.
You may be right in general but if you scroll up a bit you'll see that Mr. Wonderlust was actually one of those who WAS successful getting them to pull a different bureau.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 15, 2014, 02:31:45 AM
You may be right in general but if you scroll up a bit you'll see that Mr. Wonderlust was actually one of those who WAS successful getting them to pull a different bureau.
I go an instant approval on 01/09 with my experian frozen.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 15, 2014, 02:48:07 AM
I go an instant approval on 01/09 with my experian frozen.
Personal or biz?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on January 15, 2014, 02:58:13 AM
You can't even move personal to personal, never mind biz to personal.
Where should I start?  :)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 15, 2014, 03:27:30 AM
According to the FT linky, some ppl don't have luck opening up another Biz card if you already have one open.
What are your experiences?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 15, 2014, 03:32:53 AM
Where should I start?  :)
Wherever you want. Go ahead.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on January 15, 2014, 03:47:59 AM
Wherever you want. Go ahead.
P>P can be done.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: dirah on January 15, 2014, 03:59:34 AM
P>P can be done.
I had no luck with B>B... do you have any info to the contrary?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Shmulyg on January 15, 2014, 04:17:47 AM
P>P can be done.
-1
When was the last time you did it? For the past few months their "system was down"... (i.e. they're reevaluating it)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 15, 2014, 10:19:57 AM
I go an instant approval on 01/09 with my experian frozen.
Personal or biz?
Personal AA executive.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 15, 2014, 12:58:39 PM
Has anyone had bonus miles post recently after applying for an AA cc?  I am still waiting for mine to post since last month - called Citi and was told there was some glitch...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: compddd on January 15, 2014, 02:55:25 PM
What's the most economical way to get AA miles into an empty AAdvantage account? Buy 1k miles for $66 through AA.com or transfer 1,500 points from Starwood? I know Starwood points are valuable and better used for hotel bookings, etc
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: how on January 15, 2014, 03:06:49 PM
$66 is far more valuable then 1500 SPG
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 15, 2014, 03:28:56 PM
What's the most economical way to get AA miles into an empty AAdvantage account? Buy 1k miles for $66 through AA.com or transfer 1,500 points from Starwood? I know Starwood points are valuable and better used for hotel bookings, etc

I'll sell you 1k AA miles for 66.   ;D
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: RANDOMONE on January 15, 2014, 09:09:36 PM
Was not told how long the wait will be.  Another issue - my CC statement says 0 miles reported to AA.  That must be part of the glitch.  When I called they confirmed that my miles were there and would be transferred to my AA account.

I just noticed the same thing on my statement that 55k accumulated but 0 has been sent over. I don't mind if its just something that takes a few days,...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on January 15, 2014, 10:17:44 PM
??

Iv'e applied for personal and biz same time got both approved, never had any citi card before

i am wondering how long do i have to wait to apply for another one
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on January 15, 2014, 10:40:19 PM
Don't mean to be ignorant but do I just contact customer service via "contact us," or is there a corporate email or should I just PUTPAC? And do you mean that they matched the 50k points for you?
Could I get help with this? ^^^ TIA
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 15, 2014, 10:44:10 PM
Iv'e applied for personal and biz same time got both approved, never had any citi card before

i am wondering how long do i have to wait to apply for another one
Take a look at the FT Wiki.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 15, 2014, 11:38:47 PM
spoke 2 soon: called citi to check on my aa business app that they said will pull from eqifax instead of ex. now they said though i was previously told they can switch in fact it cannot..the huca game continues..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 16, 2014, 01:29:29 AM
Could I get help with this? ^^^ TIA
I sent a small to match the 50k offer that's around since I applied for 30k offer and they sent back that they'll match it.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 16, 2014, 01:30:33 AM
I sent a small to match the 50k offer that's around since I applied for 30k offer and they sent back that they'll match it.
Sorry a SM
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bleech2 on January 18, 2014, 10:22:16 AM
How strict is Citi with CL's on their business cards?  Can you exceed the CL but pay it off before the statement posts?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on January 18, 2014, 07:29:48 PM
if i have a citi AA bronze cc am i still able to get the bonus on a WMC plat?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 19, 2014, 12:23:13 PM
were can i find a working 50k citi biz link?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on January 19, 2014, 12:24:26 PM
How strict is Citi with CL's on their business cards?  Can you exceed the CL but pay it off before the statement posts?
I was never able to go over the Biz CL
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 19, 2014, 12:44:29 PM
Is citi 50k biz dead??????
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on January 19, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
no
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 19, 2014, 12:52:20 PM
Were can i find a working link thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on January 19, 2014, 12:54:55 PM
GIYF
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: aryeh1 on January 19, 2014, 01:13:12 PM
I was never able to go over the Biz CL
I was by 500
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 19, 2014, 03:31:28 PM
Just applied for citi baz and they told me declined cuz i have max amount of citi biz cards (i only have 1) anything i can do say?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 19, 2014, 03:32:28 PM
Just applied for citi baz and they told me declined cuz i have max amount of citi biz cards (i only have 1) anything i can do say?

Ask if you can shift part of your credit line from the old card to the new one?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: RANDOMONE on January 20, 2014, 07:32:16 AM
is the rule still if you applied for the citi aa card and were approved you are getting the bonus? my statement closed a few days ago and says nothing reported to the new aa account i created but 56k earned. should i be concerned?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2014, 01:16:38 PM
Still the rule, yes.

Takes a few days to show up in AA account.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 20, 2014, 01:24:40 PM
still waiting over a month, statement showed earning but not posted. They said they needed to connect my account and it should show eventually.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 20, 2014, 01:26:11 PM
Still the rule, yes.

Takes a few days to show up in AA account.

I have still not received my 50k bonus from a statement that closed in December.  I called 3x already and all I was told is that there is a glitch on the part of AA and that if I had any further questions to call AA.  I'm sure if I called AA, they would tell me to call Citi.  I'm not so sure that the miles are still posting as quickly as you think at the moment.  Has anyone gotten their miles recently?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 20, 2014, 01:27:07 PM
still waiting over a month, statement showed earning but not posted. They said they needed to connect my account and it should show eventually.

Were you given any timetable when they would post?  They couldn't tell me when I called.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on January 20, 2014, 01:28:04 PM
Read back a few pages. There is/was some kind of glitch in Citi's system.

I was told the glitch was by AA and not Citi.....

Then again, it was a Citi CS rep that told me this info.  Easy enough to blame the other guy.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 20, 2014, 03:42:45 PM
Just applied for citi aa biz mc it got denied on the spot I called in and was told that i already have same product (4 months ago) and they dont accept 2 of the same product. Is there a point to HUCA? Should i call back? any hope?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on January 20, 2014, 04:00:13 PM
Were you given any timetable when they would post?  They couldn't tell me when I called.

next cycle or the one after, but who knows, i made other plans.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2014, 05:04:04 PM
Just applied for citi aa biz mc it got denied on the spot I called in and was told that i already have same product (4 months ago) and they dont accept 2 of the same product. Is there a point to HUCA? Should i call back? any hope?

No.

Next time read the Wiki, on here and on FT.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 20, 2014, 05:04:43 PM
still waiting over a month, statement showed earning but not posted. They said they needed to connect my account and it should show eventually.

Ah, I had heard about some reports that there was currently a delay in posting of miles. Perhaps it's due to that, unless, of course, you're account isn't linked appropriately.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 21, 2014, 04:33:26 PM
No.

Next time read the Wiki, on here and on FT.
I read the wiki i thought it said that you can got the same biz 95 days later?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 21, 2014, 05:23:45 PM
I read the wiki i thought it said that you can got the same biz 95 days later?
The wiki isn't updated to possible recent changes, see here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29745.msg684803#msg684803
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 21, 2014, 05:34:51 PM
Oh man..... you think its a waste of time to huca?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 21, 2014, 05:47:05 PM
if i apply for a Business AA CC will they automatically give me old AA Account?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bookwrm on January 21, 2014, 09:52:07 PM
question- does citi match offers? applied for a 35k business (was approved) and found a 50k offer later on. will a call or sm work or no point to even try?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 21, 2014, 10:18:43 PM
question- does citi match offers? applied for a 35k business (was approved) and found a 50k offer later on. will a call or sm work or no point to even try?
2 pages up somebody reported success through SM
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bleech2 on January 21, 2014, 10:56:56 PM
What's the going rate for a 280k AA account these days? Hoping to get at least 1.4cpm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on January 22, 2014, 02:44:35 PM
question- does citi match offers? applied for a 35k business (was approved) and found a 50k offer later on. will a call or sm work or no point to even try?
I had success via SM
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bookwrm on January 22, 2014, 02:45:54 PM
I had success via SM

i have to wait for the card to SM them, right? also, should I SM then spend or spend then SM them?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Mark F on January 22, 2014, 04:40:25 PM
anyone have a link for 50K business card offer?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: how on January 22, 2014, 04:45:16 PM
question- does citi match offers? applied for a 35k business (was approved) and found a 50k offer later on. will a call or sm work or no point to even try?
I got 50k matched to 60k via sm
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2014, 05:26:21 PM
I read the wiki i thought it said that you can got the same biz 95 days later?

Read again.

It's YMMV on being approved.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on January 22, 2014, 08:45:59 PM
What's the going rate for a 280k AA account these days? Hoping to get at least 1.4cpm
Aim for 1.65. Don't settle for less than 1.6.

And this comes with two P.S.'s...

P.S. #1.
Ignore those who'll say 1.6/1.65 is a dream, it's not. In fact, I myself know 2 agents paying that rate, which leads us to our second P.S....

P.S. #2.
Don't PM me:)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 23, 2014, 01:02:49 AM
Just applied for citi baz and they told me declined cuz i have max amount of citi biz cards (i only have 1) anything i can do say?

Did u apply under same buiz name? Think there is max of 1 per buiz..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 23, 2014, 01:04:39 AM
No.

Next time read the Wiki, on here and on FT.

Thought u can have multi buiz cards as long as different Buisness- that's what was told last yr by rep
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 23, 2014, 01:07:36 AM
Any1 know what percentage of citi apps from NYC go eq instead of ex? Like 1 in 2 or closer to 1 in 20/50?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 23, 2014, 09:31:30 AM
Did u apply under same buiz name? Think there is max of 1 per buiz..
It is sole proprotership should i close it and reapply in a month?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sellallpoints on January 23, 2014, 05:19:00 PM
aa points are worth about 1.5 - 1.6 when you have 67.5k or 110k
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2014, 07:21:29 PM
aa points are worth about 1.5 - 1.6 when you have 67.5k or 110k
How about 82,634?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 23, 2014, 07:28:34 PM
How about 82,634?
He's actually right, the brokers for AA want specific amounts (at least in my experience)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on January 23, 2014, 07:31:21 PM
He's actually right, the brokers for AA want specific amounts (at least in my experience)
.    I got specific amounts but can't find anyone willing to pay...all the lakewood brokers are in cahoots it's horrible!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 23, 2014, 07:32:16 PM
.    I got specific amounts but can't find anyone willing to pay...all the lakewood brokers are in cahoots it's horrible!

What do you have?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on January 23, 2014, 09:14:02 PM
I SM'd and got denied, but I PUTPAC'd and spoke to a very nice lady rep who gave me a fax number to send the promo info to.  Just received an SM that I will be receiving the points after 2 month cycle.  Yayyyy!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: udip3146 on January 23, 2014, 09:48:37 PM
Got denied for card since I had that card before. Any suggestions...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: cubicles on January 23, 2014, 10:49:54 PM
i had only the amex citi card and huca'd to explain that allot of stores don't take amex so they approved it!!!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on January 23, 2014, 11:14:58 PM
You must have reached some high ranking person.
So far, nobody was approved through HUCA. The system is hard-coded. All were approved through the Stork.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 23, 2014, 11:28:50 PM
Can stork get you approved for 2 of the same product?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on January 23, 2014, 11:32:05 PM
He can do whatever he wants.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 23, 2014, 11:37:01 PM
Has he ever wanted?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Moshe123 on January 23, 2014, 11:49:47 PM
Sometimes.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 23, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
what should i write in the letter?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 24, 2014, 06:19:16 AM
He can do whatever he wants.

Who is "the stork" sounds like kaiser Sosay..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on January 24, 2014, 08:34:05 AM
Kenny? Great guy
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: avremie on January 24, 2014, 11:36:10 AM
Will having a AA bronze mean I won't get points on a new card
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 24, 2014, 01:37:48 PM
any working link for the 50k AA Business?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Ephraimh on January 24, 2014, 01:56:46 PM
any working link for the 50k AA Business?
http://creditcards.citicards.com/usc/Travel/AA/2013/Oct/Dual/50k/default.htm?ProspectID=6D02102510794AD185136765B911E30E&promocode=travel6
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 24, 2014, 04:20:41 PM
http://thepointsguy.com/2014/01/amazing-deal-alert-75000-miles-for-citi-executive-aadvantage-world-mastercard/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: MilesNpoints on January 24, 2014, 04:37:29 PM
Considering this one.   Hmmm.  Downgrade after miles?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 25, 2014, 08:34:29 PM
http://thepointsguy.com/2014/01/amazing-deal-alert-75000-miles-for-citi-executive-aadvantage-world-mastercard/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
anyway to waive the af?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 25, 2014, 08:53:01 PM
Have 4 aa personal cards is there any way to consolidate? If not should i shut them down all at once or 1 a month?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 08:58:00 PM
anyway to waive the af?
No, but why not do the same as done with Amex Plat (close within 60 days and receive fee refund)?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 25, 2014, 09:00:35 PM
i don't want this business card to link to my aa advantage account what can i do
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 25, 2014, 09:01:46 PM
Can you get this if you got aadvantage 2 months back?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 09:09:20 PM
i don't want this business card to link to my aa advantage account what can i do
1) it's not a business card
2) Apply using a new FF#
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on January 25, 2014, 09:16:21 PM
1) it's not a business card
2) Apply using a new FF#
then you are losing one of the best benefits of the card.
10k miles
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 09:16:57 PM
Can you get this if you got aadvantage 2 months back?
Having had another Citi AA personal card recently doesn't disqualify you from this offer.
Although I don't know if they'll approve you for credit reasons... as you just got a card from them..
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 09:19:46 PM
then you are losing one of the best benefits of the card.
10k miles
???
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 25, 2014, 09:21:33 PM
1) it's not a business card
2) Apply using a new FF#
how can i open i new ff# they telling me
"Your enrollment request appears to be a duplicate. Please contact AAdvantage Customer Service at 1-800-882-8880 for assistance. "
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Hamavin on January 25, 2014, 09:22:21 PM
Having had another Citi AA personal card recently doesn't disqualify you from this offer.
Although I don't know if they'll approve you for credit wise... as you just got a card from them..
I shouldn"t close the account first should i? do you know how long this will be around?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 09:36:11 PM
how can i open i new ff# they telling me
"Your enrollment request appears to be a duplicate. Please contact AAdvantage Customer Service at 1-800-882-8880 for assistance. "
Try changing as much info as possible, address, phone #...
If it still doesn't work change 1 letter of your name and later on you'll contact them to fix the name.
(I did this when applying for the Chase/United card, don't know if it'll actually work over here)
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 10:01:04 PM
I shouldn"t close the account first should i?
Don't think closing would help you.
do you know how long this will be around?
No clue
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on January 25, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
???
I was referring to the bonus of 10k elite qualifying miles when spent 40k on the card.
If opening a new aa account it won't help you to much
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
do you know how long this will be around?
No clue

Update: From FT "the 75K targeted offer is advertised to expire March 31, 2014."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bingit on January 25, 2014, 10:59:18 PM
if I apply for the 75k offer and close the card before 60 days after the AF posts do I get it refunded like the amex platinum? or does citi have a stricter policy regarding the AF?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 25, 2014, 11:39:19 PM
if I apply for the 75k offer and close the card before 60 days after the AF posts do I get it refunded like the amex platinum? or does citi have a stricter policy regarding the AF?
T&C
"Annual Membership Fee. The Citi Disclosures show the amount of the annual membership fee. We will refund this fee if you notify us that you are closing your account within 30 days of the mailing or delivery date of the statement on which the fee appears. The fee is otherwise non-refundable."
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 12:03:08 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on January 26, 2014, 12:04:28 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...
I wish my current regular card was closed!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 26, 2014, 12:09:13 AM
I wish my current regular card was closed!
Having the regular AA card does not exclude you from getting this offer
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: bingit on January 26, 2014, 12:11:06 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...
oh wow! Can you get hold of a link for that offer? Thanks!
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 26, 2014, 12:11:28 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...

LOIDH
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 26, 2014, 12:11:48 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...
There's a lot a talk about this 100k offer but nobody seems to have a link.
Mind shearing? or at least a copy of the offer? 
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 26, 2014, 12:20:35 AM
Sorry, I was referring to the 75k offer. The 100k offer I haven't seen

Oops. Wrong quote. Fixed.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 26, 2014, 12:25:51 AM
There's a 100k executive link floating out there as well...
LOIDH
+1
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: Baruch on January 26, 2014, 12:45:25 AM
Having had another Citi AA personal card recently doesn't disqualify you from this offer.

How do you know?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: ari2955 on January 26, 2014, 12:56:10 AM
How do you know?
1) I personally got approved 13 months after getting the regular AA.
2) Checkout the FT AA Executive thread, many posters reporting success even though they got the regular card in the past few months.
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on January 26, 2014, 01:44:54 AM
AA website down for other people?
Title: Re: Citi AA Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on January 26, 2014, 02:56:27 AM