Received a mailer yesterday that I was about to throw away because it was from Barclay's and a bright lime green color; I just though it was an offer for a bank credit card. Then I saw it said "...your Virgin America Visa card..."
It's a targeted offer for 5x bonus points from Oct1 thru Dec31. You must register by Oct20 at: http://offers.barclaycardus.com/p/Barclaycard/Bonus
Promo Code required (no, we can't see if my code will work thousands of times
). Capital letters in the URL need to be respected.
In Barclay's fashion, the splash lines do not match the terms and conditions:
Earn 5X bonus points every time you use your card.
Per the smaller text and the micro sized footnote text, every time
really means "restaurant (including fast food), department store and electronic store"
I guess that's only eliminating gas and groceries. But are WalMart and Home Depot considered "department stores" ? When I hear that term I think of Sears, Macy's etc. It could mean any big box store with various products separated by departments, but then why would they need to specifically qualify "electronic store". Most electronic stores I know of also sell movies, ovens, vacuum cleaners etc.
I assume Barclay's is rolling out the promo to multiple card products. It's the only way I can think of why all the lime green colors for a marketing partner whose color is red. The VX logo only appears twice, it's small and black.