So, I happened to call Citi to cancel my most recent AAdvantage Executive Card, and was met with retention offers I hadn’t really expected. Historically the only retention offer I’ve received was “receive 1,000 additional AAdvantage miles for any month where I spend at least $1,000, for the next 16 months.” Today, I received that, plus a few others:
- Receive 15,000 AAdvantage miles after $5,000 spend in the next 3 months
- Receive xx,000 (I think 10,000) AAdvantage miles and $100 statement credit after $1,500
- Another statement credit option, but it was small
My point is: It seems that Citi is starting to expand retention offers, even for very new AAdvantage Executive cards.