Happy New Year, Happy New Credit Card!

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First of all, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy new year!

I hope 2017 is fantastic for you.

In true “I’m so obsessed with miles and points that I started a blog” fashion, the first thing I did in this new year is sign up for a new credit card (ok, technically this one is in my husband’s name, but it’s all the same!)  I have had a mailed 60,000 bonus point offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard sitting on my desk for a while.  This one sort of goes against my “rule” of having a plan before I start collecting points, but it’s also a good strategy to take advantage of higher offers when you can.  This offer is 10,000 higher than the public offer right now so it seemed like a good time to pull the trigger.  We  have a large non bonus category purchase coming up so I know I can get through the minimum spend quickly.


Highlights of the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard

  • $95 annual fee is waived the first year
  • First checked bag is free on domestic itineraries (for up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation also)
  • Group 1 boarding on American Airlines domestic flights
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • 2x AAdvantage Miles per dollar spend on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 1x AAdvantage Mile on all other purchases

This is my first Citi card so it’s pretty exciting (in a travel hacking nerd kind of way)…


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