I covered this fantastic loophole, which allows you to break Citi’s 18-month rule, in a previous post. Be sure to read that post to avoid confusion here. At that point, back in August, Brooke and I had just applied for our second round Citi AA Platinum 50,000 mile bonuses. We got those cards, met the spending, and earned our 50,000 miles each with no sweat! I kept my fingers crossed that the loophole would continue to work, and I was not disappointed.
We applied for our second round of Citi AA Platinum cards on 8/17/15. Based on the timeframe that our first cards were converted from World to World Elite (2 months), I was looking to get a second set of World Elite cards in mid October. Lo and behold, two envelopes arrived on 10/19/15 containing our newly “upgraded” cards. I waited a few more days to make sure we were outside of the Citi 2-app/60-day time limit. Tonight, I submitted applications for our THIRD round of these 50,000 AA mile cards, and we were instantly approved!
In conclusion, this loophole is still alive and well! It looks like we will be able to rinse and repeat this process every two months! If you followed the instructions from our previous post, keep an eye out for your new cards in the mail and go for round 3 with confidence. Combo this with a Citigold Checking Bonus to earn over 100,000 total miles. Cheers!
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