Just received an offer in the mail for a Citibank AA Signature Gold Visa. Terms are: Annual fee of $50 -- waived for first year 30K miles for $750 spend in first 4 months of card ownership 5K bonus miles for each $6K in spend over next 24 months, up to 30K miles 1 mile per $ No blackout dates on award travel on AA Can redeem miles for select domestic trips with a 5K mile discount 1) is this a pretty standard offer? 2) I assume that the 5K bonus miles per $6K spend is in addition to the miles I'd have accrued through the spending -- i.e. 11K miles for $6K in spend. Is that right? I'm thinking to go ahead and sign up for this, since I want to do a Platinum Challenge later this year. My local airports (SFO/OAK) are not AA hubs, but I have 300K BA miles that I want to use for international travel, and need to get One World elite status, so AA seems the way to do it. I can certainly do the $750 spend for 30K miles; since I have about a $3K monthly household spend, I just have to decide which card builds up the best return for it. I've been using AMEX Rewards, and I suspect I'll stick with it -- the AA deal gives me a bit less than 2 miles per dollar of spend, and AMEX pretty much matches that while offering more flexibility. All thoughts or info on this offer welcome!