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Citibank’s new no annual fee AAdvantage MileUp℠ card just launched this summer. Like United’s and Delta’s no annual fee offerings it will not include travel benefits like early boarding or free checked bags. However it will offer full mileage earning. And this one is uniquely good for a no annual fee product. In fact there are 3 main reasons to get this card:
- Grocery store earning. 2 miles per dollar at grocery stores and this is uncapped. (The $250 annual fee American Express® Gold Card card offers 4 points per dollar at US supermarkets, capped at $25,000 per year in purchases.)
- Make money in year one. The card offers 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $500 in purchases within the first three months after account opening.
- You can still get other Citi AAdvantage cards. Citi usually lets you get only one bonus per card family, but you can get this card and also a Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® or Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®.
And you can still get their business card, too, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® still has the best offer I’m aware of that they’ve ever made for the card, a 70,000 mile initial bonus after spending $4,000 within the first 4 months of account opening. This card has a $0 annual fee the first year (then $99).