The current bill for my Citi AAdvantage personal Visa came with the $95 annual fee. So I called the retention department and explained I did not want to pay the annual fee. The representative offered to waive the fee as long as I make 5 purchases with the card in any amount during the next 3 months. In addition I will continue to receive 500 bonus AAvantage miles each billing cycle when I make $500 in purchases through the middle of December. This is from the retention offer I received last year. So I accepted the new offer and plan to keep this credit card another year.
My husband got a different offer when calling to close his account. He was offered 4 additional AAdvantage miles for each dollar spent on the card up to 20,000 bonus miles, but the annual fee was not waived. My husband closed his Citi AAdvantage personal Visa.