Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

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CarefulBuilder14
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Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:20 pm

I got AA Platinum on 1/16/16. Three months after approval to spend $3k should give me until about 4/16/16. When I go to "View Miles Summary / Your Reward Details" on Citi.com, though, it says I have until 4/30/16 to meet the spend.

I'll have no trouble finishing off the $3k target by 4/16, but for future reference on other Citi cards, do I really have until the end of April?
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Re: Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

Postby Nixon » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:48 pm

They extend extra days to account for shipping time as they don't overnight but a few select cards.
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Re: Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

Postby Tubpbs » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:24 pm

Nixon wrote:They extend extra days to account for shipping time as they don't overnight but a few select cards.


Precisely. I was explicitly told this by Prestige customer service because I had issues with my cards arrival.
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Re: Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:47 pm

Good to know. I wouldn't call it "generous" given how slowly they ship cards, but it does seem a very reasonable solution. It beats Barclaycard.
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Re: Citi AA minimum spend window weirdness

Postby Tubpbs » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:24 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Good to know. I wouldn't call it "generous" given how slowly they ship cards, but it does seem a very reasonable solution. It beats Barclaycard.


Agreed.
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