For current holders of the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Visa or Mastercard only!
Citi offers a 10% rebate on miles redeemed with a 10,000 mile cap per calendar year. That means if you redeem 100,000 AA miles in a calendar year for flights you will get 10,000 back into your account. If you redeem more than 100,000 you will still on get 10,000 back as that is the annual maximum. It does not have to be done in a single booking. It is a total of your redeemed miles for the entire year that matters. If you book 4 coach domestic round trip flights at 25,000 each you would still get the 10% rebate on each one for a total of 10,000 miles. This is a great benefit of the AA credit card!
Here is Citi’s exact wording that I have copied and pasted from citi.com:
10% Back on Redeemed American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles
For benefit to apply, your Citi® / AAdvantage® account must be open and active at the time of redemption. The American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles the primary cardmember earns through this benefit will be based on 10% of the total AAdvantage® miles the primary cardmember redeems each month during the calendar year. The maximum number of AAdvantage® bonus miles that can be earned annually from this benefit is 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles per calendar year and per AAdvantage® account, regardless of how many AAdvantage® miles you redeem in that calendar year. This benefit only applies to AAdvantage® miles redeemed from the primary cardmember’s AAdvantage® account. Discover all the ways to redeem AAdvantage® miles at aa.com/redeem. Please allow 6-8 weeks after your redemption for the American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles to post to the primary cardmember’s AAdvantage® account.
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To maximize this benefit for 2013 you need to book award flights now totaling 100,000 redeemed miles (or more) either today or tomorrow (12/31/2013). If you have lots of bookings to make I recommend booking flights up to 100,000 miles now and placing a hold on other flights. The hold (5 days) will carry you into the new year and the clock resets on the 10% rebate on Jan 1, 2014. That means you can get up to 20,000 AA miles back this week if you have that much travel planned and can find availability. Of course there is no rush on the 2014 rebate as you can get that all year long.
I am personally booking a trip tonight for Labor Day 2014 using 70,000 AA miles. That means I will get 7,000 back and still have my 10% rebate available for 2014 bookings (which I plan to do in the next couple months for a different trip in late 2014.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this valuable benefit for 2013 if you can make use of it! This holds especially true if your annual fee is coming soon and you plan to cancel the card. Get your rebated miles first then close the credit card!
As always you can submit a request to our award booking service if you need help with an AA international redemption. We can move quickly to get one done by the end of 2013 if you submit your requests today!
We hope everyone has a great New Year!