Sunday - Jan 20, 2019

50,000 AA Miles For Opening A New Citigold Checking Account

Citibank has released the new promotion details for new Citigold checking account, You can get 50,000 AA miles for opening a new Citigold checking account.  This offer is same as the last quarter’s offer.

Through Mar 31, 2016,  Citibank is offering 50,000 AAdvantage miles when you open a new Citigold checking account and complete the below requirements. This is a great way to boost your AAdvantage mileage balance without a credit card and hard inquiry.


Get 30,000 AA Miles for a new Citigold Checking account


Here are the details

Promo Code: WD3QFS2Y4C

No Direct deposit required

Citigold checking account comes with a monthly fee of $30. (Waived for the first 2 months)

Should apply before Mar 31, 2016.

No hard inquiry on your credit report



If you hold a  Citi/ AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard , you should be able to get this offer, even though it is marketed as a targeted offer to select Citi/ AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard card holders without a Citi checking account. If you have not received a mailer from the Citi, you may call the Citigold at 888-248-4728 to verify if you are eligible for the offer.

If you do not have the card, you may want to get the Citi/ AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard card and then sign up for Checking account to get a total of 100,000 AA miles (50,000 miles for Credit sign up and 50,000 Citi gold checking account).



Within 60 days, complete a purchase of $1,000 or more with your Citigold Debit card and perform 1 or more bill payments for 2 consecutive calendar months to a non-Citi account (paying your Citi credit card will not count towards the promotion)



Since Serve/Bluebird are shutdown for most folks, you could buy a money order at a grocery store and deposit in to your checking account.


Things you should know:

  • 50,000 bonus miles will post within 90 days from the end of the statement period in which you complete all offer requirements, which means it can be 5 months from the date account is opened.
  • You may end up paying account maintenance fee of $30/month for 3 months ($90 total) before you get the 50,000 AA miles.
  • You may be able to fund the initial deposit with a credit card if you open the account online.



  • I would recommend opening the account during the second half of the month.  You can complete the bill pay requirements in Feb 2016 and Mar 2016 and $1,000 debit card purchases by second week of  Mar 2016. This means you have completed the requirements within a month of opening the account.
  • As soon as you complete the requirements, contact the banker who helped you open the account and notify that you finished the requirements.
  • Citi also offers ThankYou points for Citigold accounts, you could earn up to 1600 points per month. Set up Auto Save and set up a direct deposit if possible.
  • As soon as you get the miles in your AAdvantage account, Call Citi and request a downgrade of your account to Basic Banking (fees can be avoided with a direct deposit) or cancel the account.
  • Another advantage of the going for the Citigold relationship – you can get a lower annual fee of $350 for Citi Prestige card.



Through 03/31/2016, Citi is offering 50,000 AA miles for opening a new Citigold checking account. Citigold checking account is the premium banking product offered by Citi and comes with several benefits. This promotion equates to 50,000 AA miles for $90, which is an excellent value.

To qualify for this promotion, you need to open your account before Mar 31,2016 and must be a Citi/ AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard holder.


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