Free First Class Next Month: Exploiting Other Credit Card Benefits

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here.

This is the eleventh post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete.

Credit Card Negotiations: Lowered Retention Bonus on Citi AA Visa

This post is part of a series that will detail verbatim my negotiations with credit card companies to squeeze every last point and cent out of my cards.

Last August, I opened both the Citi AAdvantage Visa and Citi AAdvantage Amex at the same time to earn 150,000 American Airlines miles. The Visa had a spending requirement of $1,500 within four months to unlock its 75,000-mile bonus. After hitting that bonus, I moved on to unlocking the Amex's bonus then on to other cards.