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Aug 02 2013

HOW TO EARN 5 FREE DOMESTIC TICKETS ON AMERICAN FOR YOUR FAMILY – 125,000 AA MILES

Below is a strategy to use two current Citibank credit card offers to earn enough miles for five (5) round trip domestic tickets on American Airlines. By combining the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World Mastercard and the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® card bonuses, you can earn a large number of miles. If both husband and wife or partners apply for these two cards, you can earn 125,000 American Airlines miles. Take a look at the detailed chart below for how it all breaks down.

 FAMILY MEMBER

 CREDIT CARD OFFER

BONUS AA MILES

MIN. SPEND REQUIRED

BONUS MILES (including spend miles)

ANNUAL FEE

Husband/Partner
applies for:

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World Mastercard

40,000

$3,000

43,000

Waived 1st Year

Wife/Partner 
applies for:

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World Mastercard

40,000

$3,000

43,000

Waived 1st Year

Husband/Partner
applies for:

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® card

30,000 $1,000 31,000

 Waived 1st Year

Wife/Partner 
applies for:

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® card

30,000

$1,000

31,000

 Waived 1st Year

 

EARNING TOTAL

120,000

TOTAL EARNED

 148,000

 

1 American Airlines Domestic Ticket (U.S., Alaska & Canada)

Miles Required

25,000

 

 

5 American Airlines Domestic Tickets

Miles Required

 

 125,000

 

CREDIT CARD OFFERS

Limited Time Offer: 40,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership

Card Benefits:

    • Your first checked bag is free for you and up to 4 traveling companions
    • Group 1 Boarding
    • 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
    • $100 American Airlines flight discount every cardmembership year
    • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back
    • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases

Annual card fee of $95 is waived for the first year

Standard Offer: Earn 30,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases within first 3 months of cardmembership.

Card Benefits:

    • First checked bag free
    • Priority Boarding with Group 1 Privileges
    • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases and on purchases in select business categories
    • Earn a 5% AAdvantage® mileage bonus with renewal of annual cardmembership
    • 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases
    • Earn an American Airlines Companion Certificate

Annual fee of $95 is waived for the first 12 months

 


 So if you have good credit and no compulsive credit card behaviors, this is a great deal for you.  Let your credit reward your family with a free trip.  Plan now, build your miles and reap the rewards sooner than you think.  Building your travel savings bank is much the same as a traditional savings account.  You must set a goal and then save for it.  In this case, you are setting a goal for a special trip or adventure.  There are many ways and opportunities to build your travel bank but using credit card bonuses is by far one of the most lucrative and quickest ways to boost your miles balances.  So if you are in the right financial position, this might be a good option for you to explore and maximize.  I’ve personally been maximizing on these bonuses for years.  The bonuses I’ve receive have sent my family on many great adventures all over the world that an average single income family would never be able to afford.  I’ve used my good credit as an asset.  I’ve learned that if you take care of your credit and treat it well, it can certainly reward you in many ways.  Your credit is an asset and you should be maximizing it to your financial benefit.

If your credit is in the tank, then look for how you can improve it so you can get into the game.  Check out my Credit Help section and my Credit Repair page.  Learn the steps to take to improve your credit score and work to build it back.  Monitor it regularly with free sites like Credit Sesame and Credit Karma.  Look to open secured credit cards that report to the credit bureaus to begin to prove to lenders that you can be responsible with credit and you are becoming a lower risk.  A good secured credit card to look at is First Progress Platinum Select MasterCard® Secured Credit Card.  You can also check out a great company called Rent Reporting, that reports your rent payments to the credit bureaus and provides you with a updated credit report every 90 days to track your progress.  Bet you didn’t know you could improve your credit score just by paying your rent and having it reported.  This is especially helpful for my young readers who are looking to build their credit and don’t own a home yet.

READ MORE ON FREE TRAVEL VIA CREDIT CARD BONUSES

LEARN MORE CREATIVE IDEAS ON HOW TO MEET YOUR MINIMUM SPENDS EASILY!

 

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2 comments

  1. Gary Steiger

    This flyertalk thread (start at post #262, and look at the wiki) shows us how to get a 50K personal AA card.

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1475783-citi-aa-credit-cards-best-offers-now-50k-read-wikipost-first-14.html#post20961301

    1. Faith Case

      @Gary – Thanks for the link for the personal AA. Good to know there is still a working link for 50K. Definitely worth a shot. Doesn’t give details but you probably can’t get less than 40k. Read the thread everyone and see others experience with this link. It is working as of today 8/6.

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