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

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card

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American Airlines loyalists will soon be able to earn miles more quickly, thanks to a new, no-fee card from Citi and American Airlines. The American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp card, which will be open to new applicants starting July 22, 2018, will offer a 2-mile bonus on American Airlines and grocery store purchases and 1 point per dollar on everything else. Additionally, for a limited time, cardholders will 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 benefits at a glance:

  • 10,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after spending $500 in the first 3 months
  • 2 miles per dollar on eligible American Airlines purchases
  • 2 miles per dollar at grocery stores
  • 1 mile per dollar on general purchases
  • No annual fee
  • 25 percent savings on inflight food and beverage purchases on American Airline flights
  • No limit on the number of miles you can earn

Upgrading your Citi/AAdvantage Bronze card

If you already have a Citi/AAdvantage Bronze card, you can continue to use your card as usual. As of July 22, 2018, you will automatically start earning the elevated rewards rate: Cardholders will 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: 07-18-2018