Mixed Nuts: Is the Citi 2 Browser Trick Dead?, Follow Live Updates of My Spain Trip, and Site Maintenance

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Hey EPoPers, just a few quick-hitters for you while I want to go out to dinner in Spain (which apparently never happens before 10 pm).

Citi 2 Browser Trick Dead? On Life Support? Alive?

The Citi 2 browser trick, which allows you to get 2 of the same Citi cards if you applied for them at the same time, may or may not be dead.  I used this trick on Dec. 31st to get two Citi Hilton Hhonors cards during my latest App-o-Rama.

However, some people at this Flyertalk thread have reported applying for both the Citi/AA Visa and Citi/AA Amex and getting denied for one because they “already received the bonus”.  Others have reported that they still have been able to get bonuses for both.

Prior to these reports, everyone was able to double up and get the bonus for both if you applied on the same day.

No one knows for sure whether this is just a fluke or whether Citi finally wised up and is closing the loophole that allowed many of us to double up on Citi cards and rake in miles.

Only time will tell, so the moral of this post:  Proceed with caution if you are going after the two Citi AA cards, which I currently have listed as the #1 deal.  Before applying, check out the latest data points on the Flyertalk thread to see what the consensus has been, if there is one.

If it is confirmed that you are only able to get the bonus for one of the cards (which is currently 50k) and not both, I’ll definitely move it from the top spot.

If anyone has experience with either getting both cards or getting denied one recently (January or after), let us know in the comments below.

Follow my Spain Trip Live

Sure, you’ll get to read all about my trip when I get back home and find the time to write a trip report, but why not follow some live updates?  If you can’t be there, you can at least live vicariously through me!

I’ve taken to Twitter and Facebook more and more recently, and I’m posting pictures and short updates on those platforms whenever I have internet access.

So come follow me on Twitter and like Extra Pack of Peanuts Facebook page to see just what I’m up to here in (not so sunny) Spain!

Website Maintenance

Extra Pack of Peanuts has been BRUTALLY slow in the last few months and no matter what I’ve tried, nothing has really worked.  So I’ve enlisted my good buddy and tech wizard Rob from IT Arsenal to move my site from my old host to a new one.

This will hopefully speed up the site dramatically (cross those fingers for me).  In order to move the site over, the site will be down from some point on Monday evening until possibly Wednesday.

I’m hoping it is much shorter than that (it might be up as early as Tuesday morning), so make sure to check back.  There will be a new post ready to go on Tuesday, so if the site is up by then, you’ll see it!  If not, it’ll post as soon as the site goes live again.

Ok, time to go indulge in the goodness that is paella (and cerveza)!  I’ll be headed to western-most tip of Europe tomorrow, so follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see pics!




  1. Paul says:

    I recently applied for both the Citi/AA Visa and Citi/AA Amex on January 18th, 2013 and was approved for both of them. I already have both cards in hand and should expect to hit the minimum spend in the next couple months. I applied for the Amex first, then the Visa about 30 minutes after that, and had no problems.

    1. Trav says:

      @Paul- Thanks for the data point. Glad you could get approved for both. The 18th wasn’t too long ago, so let’s hope all those crying that the 2 browser trick is dead are wrong.

  2. Kathy says:

    I applied yesterday for the HH Visa and got instantly approved. I applied about 15 minutes later for the Citi HH Amex (only because my browser timed out and I had to reenter my info). It game me a message to call in. I got a wonderful rep that didn’t notice that I had applied for the HH Visa 15 minutes before. I already have the Citi AA visa and Citi AA amex. Now I have 4 personal cards with Citi.

    1. Trav says:

      @kathy- Great to know! That’s awesome that you were able to get both cards too. Maybe the computer system has caught up but the representatives haven’t yet?

  3. Carla says:

    On January 28th, I helped my husband apply for both the CITI Amex and CITI Visa using the two browser trick. He was immediately approved for the Amex but denied the Visa. Called in and was told he was denied because he submitted multiple applications. I read on flyertalk that the policy change was rolled out on January 18th. Bummer!

    1. Trav says:

      @Carla- Oh man, bummed to hear that. Maybe try calling in one more time? It’s doubtful it’ll work, but you never know. I’ve heard of some people getting approved for both after the 18th, but also some people getting denied.

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