Random News: The New American (Airlines Credit Card from Citi) has Arrived, $60 Off Travelocity Hotels, $20 Off $25 Tabbed Out Bill, and 2 New AMEX Offers
Happy Friday morning everyone, here are a few random news stories for you. A few days ago, Adam (Fly2Travel) shared a post about the new Citi American Airlines Credit Card redesign. I love using my Citi American Airlines Executive Credit Card for lounge access and on-board shopping (25% rebate on food and drink purchases). I called Citi and asked if they could send me a replacement card with the new design. The representative was not sure what I was talking about (how could this be, I called the Citi AA Exec phone number?). He didn’t really have a good answer, but said that if Citi redesigned the card, that all newly issued or newly replaced credit cards would have the new design. He felt confident that I would get the new card design if I asked for a replacement card. He thanked me for my loyalty to Citi and said he would FedEx the new credit card overnight. I received the new credit card yesterday and it has no embossed letters or numbers and the credit card information is on the back of the credit card (the credit card number, expiration date, and CVV stayed the same). I like that they added my AA number to the back of the card (previously missing from the old executive card), but I just noticed that the Admirals Club logo is missing on the new card (present on the old executive card to distinguish between primary card holders and authorized users, hmmm).
The old design has the Admirals Club logo on the back to differentiate the primary and authorized user cards…
If you are interested in the new design, you call call Citi and ask for a replacement card. I have not had a chance to try my new card at an Admirals Club, but I will bring my old card just in cases any issues arise.
In other news, a reader forwarded an email to me that he received from Barclays. If you have a Barclays Arrival Plus, you should be eligible to receive $60 off a $300+ Travelocity hotel reservation, using promo code GetAway60. Must book by October 31, 2014.
Even though I do not have a Barclays Arrival Plus (or any Barclays credit card), I was able to enter the promo code and save $60 on my reservation. I have not placed the reservation, so I am not 100% sure, but it could be worth a shot if you have any hotel reservations coming up soon.
I would also recommend going through an online shopping portal before you get to Travelocity. According to Cash Back Monitor, there are several decent online shopping portals to choose from (link).
Also, a friendly reminder from Tabbed Out for Citi credit card holders. You can get $20 off a $25 tab if you sign up with your Citi credit card and use your Citi credit card before November 29. For more information about Tabbed Out, please read this post.
Lastly, here are 2 new AMEX Offers that I saw in my AMEX account:
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!