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Old Apr 30, 22, 4:41 am
  #556  
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Programs: AmEx & Barclaycard Avios Plus
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Anyone aware if we can use the Barclaycard upgrade voucher AND the Amex 2-4-1 voucher together?

i.e. I book a premium economy seat with Avios, use the Barclaycard upgrade voucher to upgrade to Business class, and then apply the 2-4-1 voucher so my partner can get a business class seat at no extra cost? (Less taxes and charges).
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Old Apr 30, 22, 5:40 am
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Originally Posted by NicholasMAN View Post
Thanks again for that. All those alerts were switched to off anyway, but possibly because the figure had been defaulted to 500 (why?!!) its caused a problem. I've now amended it to 10K.

Another oddity has now cropped up ....... as an alternative to spending another 40 minutes on the phone to India trying to sort out the car insurance transaction, I used my Curve card instead, with the default card in the wallet now being my Barclaycard (it was previously Cap on Tap).

Ignoring the fact that it had previously taken another two calls to Barclaycard fraud department in India to get my card 'successfully' loaded in my Curve wallet, the transaction appears to have been successful (I have an email from AXA thanking me for renewing) however the transaction is completely absent from my Curve app and my Barclays account, even in pending transactions, even though its now the following day.

I still have no idea whether the transaction will eventually 'bounce' or not, and previously any transaction, however small, with Cap on Tap, pinged my phone to confirm the transaction. Simple. Seamless. Something which Barclaycard definitely is not.

This should be simple bread-and-butter stuff to Barclays. To be honest, I've had more grief from this card than from all the other cards I've ever held in my lifetime, combined!
As an update, the payment to AXA everntually failed, and I could only make a successful 'replacement' payment with my Barclaycard via Curve.

Similarly the previous day I tried making a 250 on line payment (using B'card) to British Gas which failed, as did a second attempt for 200.

I then tried 250 using B'card via Curve - which worked fine, so there's definitely an issue with Barclaycard's 3D verification process with 'new' merchants.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 12:16 pm
  #558  
 
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Originally Posted by aviosluv View Post
Anyone aware if we can use the Barclaycard upgrade voucher AND the Amex 2-4-1 voucher together?

i.e. I book a premium economy seat with Avios, use the Barclaycard upgrade voucher to upgrade to Business class, and then apply the 2-4-1 voucher so my partner can get a business class seat at no extra cost? (Less taxes and charges).
The BC voucher only offers a) 1 person an upgrade on a return, or b) 2 people an upgrade one way
Dont believe you can book 2 people on a reward booking in different classes.. and surely using a 2.4.1 for just 1 pax is a waste?
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Old Apr 30, 22, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Delboy65 View Post
The BC voucher only offers a) 1 person an upgrade on a return, or b) 2 people an upgrade one way
Dont believe you can book 2 people on a reward booking in different classes.. and surely using a 2.4.1 for just 1 pax is a waste?
I see. Wasnt going to do this anyway, completely hypothetical. Plan on cancelling BC once Ive got the spend bonus.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by _nate View Post
Well I still have the SMS they sent about the 5k.

ETA: ah, sorry, I am an existing customer - I doubt you would have received an SMS if you were a new customer.
I received a similar SMS as a new customer. This is my first ever Barclaycard. I applied for the free Avios card on 01MAR, approved around 04MAR, received the card on 09MAR and didn't set about using it until April. I received a text towards the end of March advising the following:

Thanks for choosing our new Avios card. We know you may have seen some issues in the first few weeks and we're very sorry about that. We'll be adding 5000 extra Avios points to your BA Executive Club account within the next 6 weeks. Thanks for bearing with us. Your Barclaycard Team.

I followed up with a on-line chat via their app and was advised the apology Avios will hit my BA account in the next points cycle. According to the app, Avios will always post 2 working days after the 1st of each month.
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Old May 1, 22, 3:29 am
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2 quick questions for the hive mind:

How quickly do the vouchers post after hitting the 10k spending?

Can you use the voucher on a one-way for 2 people into the UK, to avoid BA's crazy carrier imposed charges? Or does it need to be part of a round trip booking?

Thank you!
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Old May 1, 22, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by rtaylore View Post
The text I received about the 5000 Avios, said they would arrive within 6 weeks, which would be Friday 6th May.

Along with the original 25k, I am hoping to use these to book some domestic J flights in Australia next year, so yeah, checking daily...
Ah yeah, forgot the 6 week mention - bet they'll just add it to the pending balance and do it after the next statement to ensure another 20 fee...
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Old May 1, 22, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
I received a similar SMS as a new customer. This is my first ever Barclaycard. I applied for the free Avios card on 01MAR, approved around 04MAR, received the card on 09MAR and didn't set about using it until April. I received a text towards the end of March advising the following:

Thanks for choosing our new Avios card. We know you may have seen some issues in the first few weeks and we're very sorry about that. We'll be adding 5000 extra Avios points to your BA Executive Club account within the next 6 weeks. Thanks for bearing with us. Your Barclaycard Team.

I followed up with a on-line chat via their app and was advised the apology Avios will hit my BA account in the next points cycle. According to the app, Avios will always post 2 working days after the 1st of each month.
You did better than me, the chat team seemed to have zero clue about the 5k compensation amount!
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Old May 1, 22, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
I received a similar SMS as a new customer. This is my first ever Barclaycard. I applied for the free Avios card on 01MAR, approved around 04MAR, received the card on 09MAR and didn't set about using it until April. I received a text towards the end of March advising the following:

Thanks for choosing our new Avios card. We know you may have seen some issues in the first few weeks and we're very sorry about that. We'll be adding 5000 extra Avios points to your BA Executive Club account within the next 6 weeks. Thanks for bearing with us. Your Barclaycard Team.

I followed up with a on-line chat via their app and was advised the apology Avios will hit my BA account in the next points cycle. According to the app, Avios will always post 2 working days after the 1st of each month.
What I meant was that I was an existing customer at the time the 5k was offered. If people had signed up during the 5k extra promise period, i.e., not before as you and I did, they might not have had any such text message.
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Old May 4, 22, 2:28 am
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To provide some confidence my 25k Avios arrived on time, as predicted by Barclaycard, this morning.
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Old May 4, 22, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by SavvyTravel View Post
To provide some confidence … my 25k Avios arrived on time, as predicted by Barclaycard, this morning.
My 25k is showing, but not the extra sign-up bonus from Head for Points.

Will just have to set a reminder for 6 weeks and then chase.
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Old May 5, 22, 10:15 am
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Just had 5000 avios for compensation appear in my Exec account 🙂
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Old May 5, 22, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by tom31 View Post
Just had 5000 avios for compensation appear in my Exec account 🙂
ditto, same here!
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Old May 5, 22, 11:11 am
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Has anyone who has had the misfortune to be caught up in this farago but not managed to get above the 200 credit limit because their income evidence did not match the Barclaycard requirements, managed to persuade Barclaycard not to charge the initial 20 monthly fee ?

Has anyone managed to communicate successfully with a sentient being at Barclaycard and persuade them to accept alternative evidence, and if so how ??

Finally, has anyone stuck on 200 managed to cancel their card, and if so how ?
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Old May 5, 22, 11:39 am
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5000 posted today to my BAEC. I presume this was the 5000 hfp bonus although I only applied April 1st, and Ive had no contact about compensation some people mention above. Who knows! Not complaining!
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