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Barclaycard Avios and Avios Plus credit cards

Old Feb 23, 2022, 8:02 pm
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Barclaycard Avios and Avios Plus credit cards

Are these the rumoured new non-Amex Avios credit cards?

https://www.barclaycard.co.uk/conten...ward-rules.pdf


Barclaycard Avios

Collect 1 Avios for every 1 you spend, with no monthly fee. You could also receive a welcome bonus and a cabin upgrade voucher.

Welcome bonus
If youre new to Barclaycard, youll collect 5,000 Avios if you spend 1,000 in your first three months. If you already have a Barclaycard, log in to your app and check if youre eligible to change to this card.

Rewards for spending
Spend 20,000 on the card within 12 months and youll receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking. Youll receive one cabin upgrade voucher once youve spent 20,000. Well send it to your British Airways Executive Club account within five working days.

Barclaycard Avios Plus

Collect 1.5 Avios for every 1 you spend on eligible purchases for a 20 monthly fee. You could also receive a welcome bonus and a cabin upgrade voucher.

Welcome bonus
If youre new to Barclaycard, youll collect 25,000 Avios if you spend 3,000 in your first three months. If you already have a Barclaycard, log in to your app and check if youre eligible to change to this card.

Rewards for spending
Spend 10,000 on the card within 12 months and youll receive a British Airways cabin upgrade voucher to use on an Avios Reward Flight booking. Youll receive one cabin upgrade voucher once youve spent 10,000. Well send it to your British Airways Executive Club account within five working days.

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Old Feb 24, 2022, 12:29 am
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If youre new to Barclaycard?? How incredibly annoying. Ive literally just got a Barclaycard Rewards card
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 12:58 am
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It does say they will provide an ability to swap to this using the app but need to wait until it launches.


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Old Feb 24, 2022, 1:48 am
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It is quite common with Barclaycard to be able to do product swap (but for some customers it has been reported that this functionality may not be available). I have my oldest Credit Card account since 1999 with Barclaycard and I did few products swaps over time, ending up as a CashBack duo card (Amex/Visa), and later just Visa. However, I was told that Co-branded products could not be swapped to (Hilton Honours) so I ended up with a second Barclaycard product in order to get the Hilton Card, so I wonder if this will be considered a Co-branded card or simply a Barclaycard Rewards product that instead of Cash, gives you Avios. The free product could be a very interesting alternative to the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard, my current alternative to Amex for Avios in the few places that do not accept Amex (minus the additional LoungeKey benefit). What would make this product even better, is if it were Forex Free (like the standard Rewards Card), albeit it would probably be a Visa and thus with worst exchange rates than the MasterCard alternatives of Chase UK Debit Card (plus 1% cashback for 1 year) and Santander Zero for example.
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 1:55 am
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You can swap to it but you will forfeit the bonus. Best to cancel any existing Barclaycards you have now and start the 6 month clock.
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles
You can swap to it but you will forfeit the bonus. Best to cancel any existing Barclaycards you have now and start the 6 month clock.
Cheers for this Rob - will cancel mine today!
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 3:07 am
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Here's what they look like if you are into that and some FAQs


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Old Feb 24, 2022, 3:24 am
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Looks like a good option to switch to from a BA Amex (Blue), take the sign up bonus and start the clock on 24 months to be considered a new Amex customer again. Saying that as someone who doesn't spend enough to earn companion vouchers,and if I did spend bigger a cabin upgrade voucher may be more useful.
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 3:26 am
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Do we know when this will be launched?
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 3:40 am
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Looks good.
Hopefully this means @Raffles will stop deleting all comments referencing this product over on his site now.
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by bristolian
Do we know when this will be launched?
And is it going to be for Barclays Premier customers only?
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by wilko1
And is it going to be for Barclays Premier customers only?
Do you think theyd chqrge the premier customers even more for this card?

i simply think that i the future avios will devalue a lot and it will be even more annoying to find long haul availability
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by PeeTee
Here's what they look like if you are into that and some FAQs


the bit below the welcome bonus if you are already a customer seems to suggest that some existing customers may still qualify for the welcome bonus..
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 6:10 am
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Only 1 upgrade voucher per 10k/20k spend?

Don't think the OH would appreciate me going forward and leaving her in the cheap seats
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Old Feb 24, 2022, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by Delboy65
Only 1 upgrade voucher per 10k/20k spend?

Don't think the OH would appreciate me going forward and leaving her in the cheap seats
i would bet this will works like the Barclays Premier Avios upgrade voucher, itself a copy of the old Lloyds Avios upgrade voucher : Upgrade both ways for one on a return ticket or Upgrade for 2 on a single leg.
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