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Citi Executive AAdvantage Retention Offer
Yesterday I wrote about a strategy that I personally used to convert my Citi Executive AAdvantage card to a ThankYou Preferred. (See: Hacking Citi Product Conversions – Turn An Unwanted Card Into A Potential Points Machine)
I believe this conversion will be very beneficial to me in the long term given recent retention offers for that card. Only time will tell.
Retention Instead of Conversions
After writing about the conversion I heard from a few people who are interested in keeping their Executive cards. Many of these people expressed interest in retention offers since they don’t want to pay the hefty $450 fee.
When I made the call to close/convert my Citi Executive AAdvantage card, the representative only had one offer for me. I didn’t much care for it, but some people may find it of use.
The Offer & Analysis
Offer: Receive a $250 statement credit after spending $3,000 per month for 3 months.
This means shifting $9,000 in spend to offset only a portion of the annual fee. If Admiral’s Club membership means a lot to you, then perhaps this is a good offer since you can basically lower the annual fee down to $200.
While I still think my strategy as laid out yesterday is the best way to go, those who are looking to keep the Executive card have hope of getting at least part of the annual fee credit back.
Have you received a different Citi Executive AAdvantage retention offer? Let us know in the comments!