If you haven’t applied for a AAdvantage Platinum Card, then go ahead and get one directly from Citi AA here (public link). However if you had gotten this card in the last 48 months you can’t collect any more points. Read carefully the offer details:
AAdvantage® miles are earned on purchases, except balance transfers, cash advances, checks that access your credit card account, items and services returned for credit, unauthorized charges, interest and account fees, traveler’s checks, purchases of foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers (and similar cash-like transactions), lottery tickets, and gaming chips (and similar betting transactions). Miles may be earned on purchases made by primary credit cardmembers and Authorized Users. Miles earned will be posted to the primary credit cardmember’s AAdvantage® account in 8-10 weeks. American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have received a new account bonus for a Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® account in the past 48 months.
However the use of these mailers will circumvent this rule! I last applied for a AAdvantage Platinum Card on Feb 26, 2019 and Feb 04, 2019. Then again on Apr 28, 2019. Then I opened my first AAdvantage Platinum Card Business version on Jun 24, 2019. The soonest I could apply for another card would be 02 July 2019 (8 days after the last application) which was long ago!
Today a very nice reader (and contributor) sent me his email code from: American Airlines AAdvantage Program <email@example.com> which had the text:
Earn 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage®bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World EliteTM Mastercard®.
The annual fee of $99 is waived for the first 12 months.
Best part is the terms of the offer which was:
Balance transfers, cash advances, checks that access your credit card account, items and services returned for credit, unauthorized charges, interest and account fees, traveler’s checks, purchases of foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers (and similar cash-like transactions), lottery tickets, and gaming chips (and similar betting transactions) are not purchases. American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles typically will appear as a bonus in your AAdvantage® account 8-10 weeks after you have met the purchase requirements. Miles may be earned on purchases made by primary credit cardmembers and authorized users. Miles earned will be posted to the primary credit cardmember’s AAdvantage® account.
Note the lack of 48 month language!
I went ahead and applied to it because it has been over 65 days since my last application (April 28, 2019), and it was more than 8 days since the Business version (June 24, 2019). I had previously tried to use a version for the AAdvantage Executive sent to my mother, but it was instantly denied even before a credit pull was done.
They sent me a letter regarding my denial, and it cited specifically that the invite code was only meant for that specific person. I gave the code to another person and they got the same response. Since this denial last month I lowered my credit limit on my other cards, and waited for a code to show up.
Today I got his code in an email offer ment for the reader, I clicked the application link and used the readers last name. The application will populate with the intended recipients info. Just delete and replace with your own. I instantly got this approval on application:
I then got the email shortly:
So there is still hope on using mailers, and additionally, possible email codes! Keep an eye out for these codes, check that junk folder. My next card will have to be 8 days from now, but I need another code!