Don’t forget about this additional tool to boost your minimum spending

Lately we have been writing about the great current offer from Citi for 100,000 AAdvantage miles on their Executive World Elite MasterCard, which requires quite a bit of spending at $10,000 within 3 months. Yesterday we also published several tips on how to meet minimum spending if you got or are thinking of getting the card.


There is an additional way to make a dent towards your spending requirement if you’re a Costco member. If you’re a member, you probably know that Costco only accepts cash, debit, or American Express. They do not accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover. That being said, you cannot use your new Citi Executive MasterCard at the stores.

Costco-Cash-CardThere is a way around this, and it is by purchasing Costco cash cards, which you can then use both at the stores or online. Oddly enough, Costco does accept Visa and MasterCard as a form of payment on its website. So, if you’re working towards minimum spending on your Executive AA MasterCard, or any other Visa or MasterCard in general, you can simply log in to your Costco account, search for gift cards, and purchase as many as you need.


You can buy from $25 up to $1,000 denominations, and you can buy as much as you need. The free shipping option gets you the card by regular mail in about 4-5 days, and they are not activated until you call from your home phone you provide when placing the order.

Costco-cash-card On the payment screen, it will allow you to enter all major credit cards, and you can simply pay with the credit card you’re currently working on minimum spending for.

Costco-cash-card-MasterCardI received my new Citi AA Executive MasterCard yesterday, so when I visited Costco I wasn’t ready for this quite yet, but I immediately went online and purchased a $200 cash card and put a small dent towards my $10,000 minimum spending.

This is yet another creative way to work towards a minimum spending goal.

Do you have any other ways to hit minimum spending? If so, we would love to hear about them in the comments section below.


This entry was posted in Minimum spending. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *