Citibank is currently offering 30,000 American Airlines miles for a Citibank Citigold checking account. This offer has been around for years and there’s always seems to be new promotional codes that come out when old ones expire. I’ve done this checking account offer many times myself. Below you’ll find the details of the current offer. This is especially a great deal for my readers who are struggling to improve their credit so they can get some great credit card bonuses. This is any easy 30,000 AA miles (or 60,000 for couples/families) for you!
WHAT TO DO:
- Go to www.offer.citibank.com and enter promotional code: DON42OQL3X
UPDATE 1/25/2015: New codes: DWBXLFT7VF expires 3/31/2015. I have verified this code brings up the offer. Click on “Promotional Disclosure” in blue on the left side bar. It will detail the entire offer. Print for your records.
- Click on “Promotion Disclosure” on the left side bar to view the offer details. Be sure to print this for your records.
- Open a The Citigold® Account Package, account by 6/14/2014 for 30,000 AA miles.
- Within 60 days after account opening, complete both of the following qualifying activities:
- Bill Payment: One (1) qualifying bill payment for two consecutive months.
- Debit Card: Spend the required $750 minimum amount on purchases using your Citibank® Debit Card
SPECIAL NOTE: Citibank is notorious for having a hard time posting your miles once you’ve met the minimum requirements. You will probably have to call a few time to get them into your account. I have always had mine posted but took some time. On the other hand, I’ve read many reports that people miles posted easily and quickly. In my experience, you are not charged the monthly fee for the first two months. This is great because once the miles are posted to your account you can either cancel your account or downgrade it.
Citibank has also been know to send 1099 for the bonus, although I did an offer last year for 30,000 and never receive a 1099. Not sure if I’ll receive one this year. If I do, I plan to dispute it as there is no real way to put a dollar value on miles because it depends upon how they are redeemed and the IRS has already issued a statement indicated that they don’t consider miles currency. Any company can issue you a 1099 but that doesn’t mean the IRS expects you to pay taxes. I believe Citibank has started sending this 1099 as the IRS told them to.
OFFER ENDS 6/14/2014
Promotion Code: DON42OQL3X
When you opened your new Citibank checking account by 6/30/14 you provided the special offer code DON42OQL3X to be eligible to receive either 30,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles after opening a new Regular Checking account in The Citigold® Account Package; 15,000 AAdvantage® miles after opening a new Regular Checking account in The Citibank® Account Package; OR 5,000 AAdvantage® miles after opening a new Regular Checking account in The Basic Banking Package and completing the qualifying activities indicated below. The AAdvantage® bonus miles will be credited by Citibank to your AAdvantage® account within 90 days from the end of the statement period in which you complete all offer requirements. Below are the terms and conditions that you must meet in order to obtain the benefits of this offer
Terms and Conditions:
This offer is available to Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cardmembers who receive this communication. One offer per customer and account only. Regular account charges apply. All accounts subject to approval and applicable terms and fees. Existing checking customers are not eligible for this offer. Offer may be modified or withdrawn at any time without notice, expires 6/30/14, is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Persons under 18 years of age are not eligible. If you have received a bonus reward for opening a new Citibank consumer checking account within the past two years, you will not be eligible to receive a bonus associated with this offer.
Consumer Accounts only. Fiduciary accounts (including Trust or Estate accounts) and accounts owned by a business entity are not eligible.
To qualify to earn American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles, open a new Regular Checking account in an eligible account package (Citigold® Account, Citibank® Account or Basic Banking) by 6/30/14. Then, within 60 days after account opening: the required minimum amount of qualifying purchases using your Citibank® Debit Card must be posted to your new checking account AND 1 qualifying bill payment must be posted to the new checking account during a calendar month and during the following calendar month.
Qualifying bill payments are those made using Citibank® Online, Citi Mobile® or CitiPhone Banking®. Bills paid by making a transfer between linked accounts and/or transfer payments made to accounts within Citibank or to accounts with Citibank affiliates do not qualify as bill payments for this offer.
Qualifying debit card purchases are those made using the card to buy goods and services and are net of returns and other adjustments. ATM withdrawals, cash back and bill payments do not qualify as Citibank Debit Card purchases. Net qualifying purchases are determined at Citibank’s sole discretion and must post to the new account within 60 days of account opening. AAdvantage® bonus miles are earned on a per-account basis and based upon all debit card purchases by all customers when the new checking account is the primary account linked to a debit card.
At the time the AAdvantage® bonus miles are to be credited to your AAdvantage® account, your Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card account and the new checking account you opened in an eligible account package must all be open and in good standing.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months’ notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® program, visit aa.com/aadvantage
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