Credit Card Application Batch – April 2015

Last month I decided to apply for a few more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards:

Citi AA Platinum Select World Mastercard ($95/yr, waived 1st year):
-50,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 spend in 90 days
-1st Bag Checked free & Board 1st on AA
-25% off in-flight food and drinks on AA
-10% back on AA Award redemptions
Top Reason for Applying: To build up points to fly Etihad First Class and Cathay Pacific First Class.

Citi AA Platinum Select

Citi AA Platinum Select

Citi Prestige Card ($450/yr, not waived 1st year):
-50,000 Thank You points after $3,000 spend in 90 days
-$250 Airline Credit annually (tickets, baggage, upgrades, etc.)
-Priority Pass lounge access (2 guests can accompany cardmember @ no fee)
-AA Lounge Access while flying AA
-Global Entry credit ($100)
-3 Rounds of Golf per year complimentary
-4th night free at Hotels
Top Reason for Applying: Priority Pass lounge access for myself and 2 guests. AMEX Platinum charges for guests.

Citi Prestige

Citi Prestige

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature ($75/yr, not waived 1st year):
-30,000 AS miles just for signing up and being a Bank of America client
-(1) $99 Companion fare per year
Top Reason for Applying: To build up points to fly Emirates First Class on the A380 with a hot shower at 35,000 ft.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature

My final application for the Chase United Mileage Plus card failed so I know I hit my max with Chase. Note, you must wait 8 days between Citi credit card applications. I now have 16 credit cards 😯 and Apple Pay limits me to 8 cards so this might be a problem. Until next batch…

Have you applied for any credit cards recently that you would recommend?

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