I’m placing a few of my daily use credit cards in a drawer for a short while with the return of the 3X Citi AAdvantage miles offer. The promotion offers 3X American AAdvantage miles on purchases at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, drug stores, and commuter transportation merchants. Unfortunately (and why the other cards will be back out of the drawer rather quickly), the maximum miles you can earn is 2,5000…meaning it’s only good on the first $1,250 you spend (2x miles plus the normal 1 mile you always earn). I received email and postal offers for both my AAdvantage Platinum Select AMEX and Visa cards and I’ll max each out. These are two cards I do not use, however Citi continues to waive the annual fee each year (I actually made money the last two years with the credits they issued) and so I take them out of storage when these offers come around.
Look for the offer in your inbox or mailbox, full T&Cs below.
* This offer starts within 2 business days of when you enroll and will end on 12/31/15. AAdvantage® miles are only earned on eligible purchases. Earnings associated with this program will equal 2 AAdvantage® bonus mile(s) per $1 spent on eligible purchases and may overlap with other special offers in which you are currently enrolled. AAdvantage® miles earned with this offer are subject to a maximum of 2,500 AAdvantage® bonus miles. Eligible purchases exclude purchases made at discount stores, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience checks, items returned for credit, fees and interest charges. Grocery stores, including supermarkets, are classified as merchants that provide a complete line of food merchandise for home consumption. This offer includes convenience stores which are classified as merchants who sell a limited variety of food items. Gas stations are classified as merchants that primarily sell vehicle fuel for consumer use. Restaurants are classified as stand-alone dining establishments that primarily prepare food and drinks for immediate consumption by consumers, either on the merchant’s premises or packaged for takeout, and include bars, cocktail lounges, discotheques, nightclubs, taverns and fast food restaurants. Drugstores are classified as merchants that sell prescription and proprietary drugs and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines. Commuter transportation merchants are classified as merchants that provide mass passenger transportation including railways and buses, bridge and tunnel fees and temporary parking, but does not include the purchase of Amtrak tickets. All purchases must be posted during the promotional period. We do not determine how merchants are classified, however, they are generally classified based upon the merchant’s primary line of business. We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer