Since July 2nd, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® has offered 75,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $7,500 in the first three months.

The offer expires October 27, 2015. The previous offer was 50,000 bonus miles.

American Airlines miles are the best for super-cheap economy redemptions and ultra-luxury redemptions. The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® also offers Admirals Club lounge membership, meaning you can access over 90 American Airlines Clubs in airports around the world whenever you’re flying–even if you’re not flying on American. Plus you can bring in any two guests for free OR your spouse and all children under 18 for free on each visit.

 

The only hitch is that the card has a $450 annual fee. That’s actually cheaper than the price of a new Admirals Club membership, and the 75,000 bonus miles are worth $1,350 to me, so I don’t mind paying the annual fee.

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Prices of Admirals Club Membership

After meeting the card’s minimum spending requirement, you’ll have at least 82,500 American Airlines miles. That’s enough miles for a lot of flying at American’s off peak prices:

  • 4 off peak one ways to Hawaii
  • 6 to Caribbean and Mexico
  • 5 to Central America and Northern South America
  • 4 to Southern South America
  • 4 to Europe
  • 3 to Japan or South Korea

Or go for luxury and book:

If you’ve been wanting to get the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® with 75,000 bonus American Airlines and just haven’t gotten it yet, don’t delay any longer. The offer ends next Tuesday.

I’m glad we get one week notice because Citi will not apply two cards within a week, so if you applied for a different Citi card yesterday, you should be able to apply for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® on October 27 and be eligible for approval.

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