New American Airlines MileUp card offers 10,000 bonus miles for a limited time

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card

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American Airlines loyalists can now earn miles more quickly, thanks to a new, no-fee card from Citi and American Airlines. The American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card, which is open to new applicants as of July 22, 2018, offers a 2-mile bonus on American Airlines and grocery store purchases and 1 mile per dollar on everything else. Additionally, for a limited time, cardholders can earn a 10,000-mile bonus and a $50 statement credit after reaching the required spend threshold.

According to Valerie Greer, head of co-brand partnerships at Citi, the MileUp card is designed to “help consumers take that dream trip or mini break simply through day-to-day purchases.”

American AAdvantage MileUp card details

American AAdvantage MileUp card

American AAdvantage MileUp card

Rewards rate
  • 2 miles per dollar on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 2 miles per dollar at grocery stores
  • 1 mile per dollar on general purchases
Sign-up bonus
  • 10,000 miles and a $50 statement credit when you spend $500 in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee

Why use it?

If you’re partial to American Airlines, the MileUp card offers a great opportunity to earn bonus AAdvantage Miles on flights as well as grocery store purchases. Plus, along with not paying an annual fee, card members do not need to charge a large amount to earn the sign-up bonus.

Estimated Yearly Rewards Value ($15,900 spend)
Annual Fee

The MileUp card also offers a 25 percent savings on inflight food and beverage purchases on American Airlines flights. 

Upgrading your Citi/AAdvantage Bronze card

If you are an existing Citi/AAdvantage Bronze cardholder, you can continue to use your card as usual. As of July 22, 2018, you will automatically earn the elevated rewards rate: Cardholders receive 2 miles per dollar on American Airlines and grocery store purchases and 1 mile per dollar on general purchases.

Once your Bronze card expires, Citi will send you the updated American AAdvantage MileUp card.

See related: Enhanced Frontier Airlines World Mastercard offers up to 5x miles, American Airlines AAdvantage dining guide 

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Updated: 01-19-2019