35,000 Mile Signup Bonuses for American Airlines Visa, American Express, and Business Visa

Via MJ On Travel, Citibank is offering their various American Airlines co-branded credit cards with no fee the first year and 30,000 miles after $750 in purchases (a common but good offer) and now also throwing in an additional 5000 miles after $5000 in spend during the first 12 months you have the card.

The offers are here and apply to the Visa, American Express, and Business Visa.

The most common cards have always been the co-branded Mastercards. That’s what most people have or have had. Citibank isn’t as generous with allowing people to get the same signup bonus over and over any longer. But if you haven’t had these other cards, you should be able to get signup bonuses for them even if you’ve had Mastercard products in the past. And this represents as much as 105,000 bonus miles (plus the $15,000 in spend it would take to get that final 15,000 miles in bonuses, you’d have 120,000 miles).

Update: thanks to Lindsay for a link to this offer that includes the annual fee waived for a year.

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  1. Correct, annual fee applies. I wrote annual fee, hit publish, then realized that was incorrect. But I screwed up the HTML to strike through that text. Corrected. Sorry!

  2. I hadn’t heard that if you’ve only had the Mastercard that you can still get the signup bonus miles for the Amex and VISA. Is this verified? (The terms say for “first-time Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers”, which seems pretty general.) If so, then WOOHOO! because I never got the VISA before. Also, it sounds like you’re saying they treat the personal and business cards differently. I always got the personal cards in the past, so I still have the ability to get bonus miles by getting a business card? Has anyone verified this after they changed the terms to end the churning last year?

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