Hey guys, just the monthly update!
I’ve owed you guys this post for a while! In fact, I’ve already hit the minimum spend and then some on this card. Without further delay, I give you, the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard!
Remember that Keeping Score page I created a while back?
I totally understand if you don’t remember. I realized the page wasn’t entirely useful in its current state. You see, I update it every month. That’s great for me, I get to see how far I’ve come. But for somebody just finding this blog, it’s not so helpful. So you have a lot of points? Cool.
It’d be a lot more helpful if I explained how to get those, huh?
I’ve decided to write a monthly post, outlining the biggest changes and updates to my portfolio of points and miles. This will be the inaugural post, and just about every month I’ll write a new update, to coincide with updating the page itself.
I recently product changed my Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite card to an AT&T Access More card from Citi (details to come). The biggest reason I downgraded was the Executive card’s whopping $450 annual fee. After the first year, I just couldn’t justify paying the high fee. Originally, the card was compelling simply because of the mileage I could accrue from the sign up bonus. It’s offered 100,000 AAdvantage miles in the past, but I was only able to snag a 75,000 AAdvantage offer. Still, after 90 days I was 75,000 miles richer!
Before I get into all the details, a disclaimer: In my opinion, every card is worth the sign up bonus if you cancel after the first year. You just need to pick which card works best for you. Once you have a few, you then need to pick which ones to keep. There are a lot of factors that go into this – the bonus offer, the long-term benefits, you get the idea.
In an effort to clear up some of the mystery of selecting cards, I’m going to outline my decision and the benefits I was able to use with the AAdvantage Executive. I’ll break the benefits up into “tangible” and “intangible.”
Tangible: benefits that I more than likely would have paid for otherwise, or that I will be able to use or well save me money in the future
Intangible: benefits that I can’t comfortably assign a value to, this is usually because I’d be unwilling to pay upfront for such benefits
Finally! I was able to get away last weekend after plenty of cabin fever, and went all the way to Winston-Salem.
What? Never heard of it?
Hi everyone, a quick update on RadPad.
Unfortunately, not good news.
I just received the following email:
So, what’s this World Elite logo on my credit card?
Well, I have two cards with the World Elite benefits, so I decided to find out. Let’s start with some of the benefits that can you get you behind the wheel, or into a fresh set of wheels, depending on how you roll.
Citi and American Airlines seem to get along very well. There’s a selection of Citi/AAdvantage co-branded cards, and Citi often offers miles for new bank accounts. I got lucky with two special AAdvantage bonuses this past Fall. I decided to take full advantage of both of them.
Hi everyone! I have exciting news for those of you looking to increase your ability for monthly spend. You know how I just posted about RadPad? You already forgot?! Sheesh, it was only last night..
Well, I should have waited another day, because I just heard news about RadPad, explaining some new information:
Using a MasterCard credit card now only incurs a 1.99% fee.
I know it doesn’t sound like much, but this is a big deal! Hear me out: