Check your inbox: Targeted 60K AAdvantage Miles offer from Citi

Screenshot of offer from Citi

I love Gmail. Especially the new feature that sorts incoming messages into separate inbox tabs: Primary, Social, and Promotions.

There is one drawback, I’m more likely to miss an interesting offer or deal because I tend to ignore anything that lands in the Promotions inbox.

Today I decided to clear out the unread message under the Promotions tab, and I’m glad I did, I found an 5 day old email from Citi that I’m happy I didn’t miss:

Ascend to a new level of luxury with the
Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard

Apply now, get the card and earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles after making $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership.

This is your passport to a world of luxury benefits:

• Admirals Club membership (a membership value of up to $500)

• Earn 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles after spending $40,000 in purchases each calendar year

• No foreign transaction fees on purchases

• Earn two AAdvantage miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases

• Expert Concierge Service

• Enjoy these VIP benefits and more for an annual fee of $450

That’s 20,000 more miles that the current offer on!

Unfortunately, it’s targeted, so I don’t have a link to share.

One downside of the card (for some) is that while many employers will pay for your Admirals Club membership, few will reimburse you for the annual fee.  So, in effect, you’ll have to pick up the tab for club membership.

Anyway, keep an eye on your inbox!

Something else I nearly missed because it landed in my Promotions inbox, this interesting thread on Quora:

What’s the strangest incident that’s happened on a commercial airline flight?

It includes photos of a Pakistan International Airlines that landed on its belly because the pilot forgot to drop the landing gear.  Doh!


  1. Since the update, the mobile Gmail app has taken a turn. If you delete something from Promotions or Social it will eventually show back up. Mass deleting is no longer an option either. The whole thing is a little buggy. I ended up logging thru a web browser and shut off the new tabs. I see a patch or two in its future.

    • @ Kyle – Oh wow, I didn’t know about that. I had vowed to use my iPhone do a better job of managing (and pruning) the Promotions inbox so that I don’t have important messages waiting on me for days. Guess I’ll have to wait for Google to make a few fixes.

      Thanks for the info!

  2. i swear that these credit card companies know who you guys (bloggers) are and always seem to provide the best offers to you.

    its very strange that you guys always get the latest promotions

    [/bitter] 🙁

    • @ Nitin – I maintain a separate email account for the blog, and the offer was sent to my personal email address, the same one associated with all my other Citi and Citibank accounts. So I’m sure the offer was based on my profile as a Citi customer.

      As far as I know, Citi is completely unaware of my blog email address and my identity as a blogger. I don’t even know anyone in their PR department.

  3. I know. i’m just kidding.

    it was meant to be a joke (it was funnier in my head)

    keep up the good work!

  4. @ Ntitin – “t was funnier in my head” – I know the feeling, most of my posts are funnier/better in my head.

    No biggie, and thanks for reading! 🙂

  5. @ aadvantagegeek – I forgot to mention I was on Android. Other were complaining on the google app store site also so I know its not just me. I haven’t heard anything on the Apple version.

    • @ Kyle – Oh no, now I have no excuse not to stay on top of my Promotions inbox! 😉

      Thanks for the follow up!

      @ konrad – I wish I had received your offer! Guess that means there’s more than just one targeted offer, thanks for sharing!

  6. I am not a Citi customer and I received the same offer. I also received an offer for 50k on the platinum via snail mail twice in the last week.

    • @ Boon – I don’t pay attention to the snail mail offers, they usually go straight to the shredder. Maybe I’ve been missing out all along….guess I’ll start reading them now. Thanks for the info!

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