I finally joined the frenzy and jumped on the lucrative 100,000 point credit card offer by Citi for their Executive Platinum AAdvantage card. This offer is just too good to pass up and the word on the street is that it will be disappearing sometime in March. I didn’t want to just apply for one card when I could apply for another one employing a 2 browser method and only receiving one credit pull. So I decided to try my luck at adding the Citi Platinum Select/AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard hoping to pull in over 160,000 American Airlines points after spending the required amounts to receive the sign up bonuses. With AA and US Airways merging, I decided it’s a perfect time to collect some AA points that can now be used for so many more routes. Both systems are already integrating and you can book US Airways flights with AA points and vice versa. American Airlines also has some really great deals with their off-peak fares that allow you to fly to Europe and South America for only 40,000 points round trip! After completing the 100k AAdvantage card application, I was given an application ID and told to call in to have my account information reviewed. I was put on hold for 3 minutes and was then approved on the spot for the credit card! The 50k AAdvantage card, on the other hand, told me they would take a few days to review my application and notify me the status of my application by email. So the card I really wanted was a success and the other card will hopefully be accepted, otherwise I’ll call in and work with them to have it accepted as well. Some people have reported issues with applying for both cards and getting approved but I figured it was worth I shot. I’ll keep you guys updated and let you know how it progresses and if you might have any luck doing the same thing. The next thing I have to do is figure out how to meet the $10,000 spending threshold in 3 months. There are some great methods to help you achieve this feat that don’t require you to actually spend $10,000 of your own money. I’m hoping to grab some Vanilla Reloads from CVS stores (the only stores these days that still allows you to use a credit card to purchase VR’s) and buy some Visa gift cards to reload onto my BlueBird at my local Walmart. My brother claims to have a lot of success buying Paypal cards and uploading them onto his account hassle free, only paying the fee that comes with the card. I’ll also have to put at least $3,000 on the card with Amazon Payments, which allows you to send $1,000 to a friend or family member once a month.
$10,000 in 3 months is a tough task but I’m up to the challenge. Are you? Shoot me a comment or question if you have any great tips or advice to helping others meet their spending thresholds or have any questions on the browser method process. Let me know what cards you’re thinking of applying for. Good luck!