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Getting a travel rewards card is a great idea. These cards both come with high rewards on travel spendings. For example, you will earn 2x AAdvantage miles on American Airlines purchases with both cards, but the American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp® (expired offer) will also give you 2x miles for each $1 spent at grocery stores, including grocery delivery services*. What is more, the American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp® offers 10,000 bonus miles and a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Another difference is in rate and fees of these credit cards. The American Airlines AAdvantage® MileUp® comes with $0 annual fee.
If you need a card with TSA PreCheck feature - pay your attention to Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® credit card. You can earn 4 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases with this card.
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