Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles by opening a new Citibank® checking account by April 14, 2019!
Are 30,000 “FREE” AAdvantage Miles Too Good to be True?
There are plenty of offers, promotions and deals out there that promise “FREE” bonus miles. Most are tied to spending minimums on credit cards or with merchants that are part of the promotion. Requiring a minimum spend on a credit card might lead you to charge more than you are comfortable with. After all, paying interest charges is the fastest way to wipe out any “earnings” made off of points and miles.
What interests me about this offer is that while yes, there is a minimum spend of $400 on your debit card, there are no constraints on how or where you spend!
Banks are famous for adding monthly fees and surcharges for different checking account options. But, as long as you are comfortable opening a new bank account (and are careful to select the checking account that is best for you) you’ll be able to score 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles. There are ways to avoid paying these fees if you have a minimum balance across linked Citibank accounts or if you’re 62 or older.
To be eligible for this offer, you MUST apply via THIS LINK.
The Fine Print
When considering taking advantage of these types of promotions, it’s super important to be sure that you READ ALL THE FINE PRINT. Full listing of terms and conditions can be found here.
For Citibank’s Retail Checking 30,000 AAdvantage® miles Offer (“30,000 AAdvantage® miles Offer”), “Eligible Customers” are (1) New-to-Citibank Customers, (2) who enroll in the AAdvantage® 30,000 miles Offer, (3) are at least eighteen (18) years of age, (4) have a valid W-9 or W-8BEN on file with Citibank and are not subject to back-up withholding, (5) have an AAdvantage® account and (6) perform the qualifying activities indicated below (“Required Activities”). “New-to-Citibank Customers” cannot be current owners of a Citibank consumer checking account or have been an owner on a Citibank®consumer checking account within the last 180 calendar days before enrollment in the 30,000 AAdvantage® miles Offer.
If you are an Eligible Customer and enroll and fulfill required activities (see required activities below), you can earn 30,000 AAdvantage®bonus miles. AAdvantage® bonus miles will be credited by Citibank to your AAdvantage® account within ninety (90) calendar days from the date you complete all required activities. At the time the AAdvantage® bonus miles are to be credited to your AAdvantage® account, you must have an open AAdvantage® account and the new Eligible Checking Account must be open and in good standing.
Eligible Customers must open a new consumer regular or interest checking account in The Citibank® Account Package (“Eligible Checking Account”) between February 7, 2019 and April 14, 2019. Fiduciary, estate, business and/or trust accounts are not eligible for this Checking Account Offer even if they otherwise meet the definition of Eligible Checking Account. However, trust accounts that are a Living Trust and custodial accounts are eligible. All accounts are subject to approval.
Within sixty (60) days of opening the Eligible Checking Account, Eligible Customers must perform the following required activities:
- Spend at least $400 on qualifying purchases using your, or any authorized user’s, Citibank® Debit or ATM Card. Qualifying purchases must post to the new Eligible Checking Account within sixty (60) calendar days of account opening2; and
- Download the Citi Mobile® App from your app store (or text APP4 to MYCITI  to receive a link) and log in to your new Eligible Checking Account3.
Enrollment and participation in this promotion does not guarantee eligibility.
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