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The current public sign-up bonus offers for the Cit AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard, CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard, and the Citi ThankYou Premier Mastercard are 30k, 30k, and 0 (no bonus) respectively.

But you can do much better.

The following links have surfaced with much higher sign-up bonus offers:

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

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This card’s public sign-up offer is 30,000 American Airlines miles for spending $1,000 within three months of opening the account. This link will take you to a secure application that offers:

  • 50,000 American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 within three months of opening the account
  • First checked bag free and Group 1 Boarding on domestic American Airlines itineraries
  • 2 miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 10% rebate on your redeemed AAdvantage®miles
  • Reduced Mileage Awards
  • No foreign transaction fees

I value American Airlines miles at 1.8 cents each, so this alternative offer is worth $360 more to me.

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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard®

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This card’s public sign-up offer is 30,000 American Airlines miles for spending $1,000 within three months of opening the account. This link will take you to a secure application that offers:

  • 50,000 American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 within three months of opening the account
  • First checked bag free and Group 1 Boarding on domestic American Airlines itineraries
  • 2 miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 2 miles for every $1 spent on select business categories including gas stations
  • No foreign transaction fees

I value American Airlines miles at 1.8 cents each, so this alternative offer is worth $360 more to me.

Citi ThankYou® Premier MasterCard®

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This card’s public sign-up offer does not include any bonus ThankYou Points whatsoever. That part of the offer was taken away in April of this year, so this non-public link is an especially good find*. This link will take you to a secure application that offers:

  • 40,000 ThankYou Points after spending $3,000 within three months of opening the account
  • Category Bonuses
    • 3x on Travel (gas, airfare, hotels, and travel agencies)
    • 2x on Dining and Entertainment
  • No foreign transaction fees

I value ThankYou Points at 1.9 cents each, so this alternate offer is worth $760 more to me. This card is one the best cards to pay for airfare with as it earns 3 ThankYou Points per dollar spent on travel.

*Doctor of Credit also noted a 20k offer for the Citi ThankYou Preferred, but it now appears to be broken.

Bottom Line

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for any of these cards, don’t settle for their public offers. You can reap more American Airlines miles/ThankYou Points by signing up via these links:

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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