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Barclays (USA) Lufthansa MasterCard - Revived - 50K after $5K spend

Barclays (USA) Lufthansa MasterCard - Revived - 50K after $5K spend

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50,000-mile offer

Earn 20,000 miles after your first purchase and payment of the annual fee,
then an additional 30,000 award miles after you make $5,000 in purchases w/in first 90 days.
  • $89 annual fee, not waived
  • no foreign transaction fees
  • annual companion ticket
  • 2 Lufthansa Business Lounge vouchers annually
https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/...7&cellNumber=5

60,000-mile offer:
Same as the above 50K offer, except
an additional 40,000 award miles after you make $5,000 in purchases w/in first 90 days. To see this obscure obscure offers details, scroll down to Welcome Bonus in the T&C.
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Old Aug 9, 18, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by ninim2200 View Post
I was always approved 5+ months after my previous card, i was recently denied on the 5 month mark and then my wife got denied on the 6 month mark from the previous app this past weekend.
Nov 2017: Auto-approved 1 month after closing previous card
Aug 9 2018: Auto-declined 2 weeks after closing previous card

Will try again in a few months
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Old Sep 16, 18, 2:31 pm
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new restrictive language?

I received and closed 2 or three Barclays Lufthansa cards in the last 5 years or so. I'd like to open a new one again for the 50K or 60K bonus but I'm seeing some restrictive language I don't remember from before:

This one-time offer is valid for eligible cardmembers. You may not be eligible for this offer if you currently have or previously had an account with us in this program. In addition, you may not be eligible for this offer if, at any time during our relationship with you, we have cause, as determined by us in our sole discretion, to suspect that the account is being obtained or will be used for abusive or gaming activity (such as, but not limited to, obtaining or using the account to maximize rewards earned in a manner that is not consistent with typical consumer activity and/or multiple credit card account applications/openings).

Is this language new? Is it being enforced? Sounds like not only can you be denied (or not get the sign up bonus) for having had the card before, but they are looking at churners.

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Old Sep 17, 18, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by adlibitum View Post
Is this language new? Is it being enforced?
Not completely new -- I certainly recall seeing it in May/June -- but (I believe) a little 'firmer' than it used to be. It fits with what we've been reading in this thread and elsewhere these past couple of years: the banks are trying harder to spot and exclude churners, so it probably pays to be a little less aggressive. Better to get two or three approvals a year, with good or great bonus offers, than overdo it and ultimately have fewer successes.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by IMH View Post
Not completely new -- I certainly recall seeing it in May/June -- but (I believe) a little 'firmer' than it used to be. It fits with what we've been reading in this thread and elsewhere these past couple of years: the banks are trying harder to spot and exclude churners, so it probably pays to be a little less aggressive. Better to get two or three approvals a year, with good or great bonus offers, than overdo it and ultimately have fewer successes.
2 or 3 a year? I'm working very hard at keeping to 6/6, instead of my 8/6 from years past. 2/3 in 12 is a starvation diet for miles and points folks. At 6/6 I'm having no problem with getting approvals for cards that don't have 5/24 or 1/24 TCs.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 3:18 pm
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I have the $79 Annual fee Lufthansa card. I was recently charged by annual fee and like the card for preserving my LH miles, but otherwise, don't use it much. I recently contacted Barclay's and it sounds like there is possibly an option to downgrade to the no annual fee. If I do drop down to that card and continue to use it monthly, can I preserve my Miles (and More) from expiring? Thanks
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Old Nov 25, 18, 11:41 am
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60000 offer?

Has anyone used the link in the Wiki for 60000 miles? I'm wondering if it's still working. Apparently a "zombie link"?

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Old Dec 5, 18, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by adlibitum View Post
Has anyone used the link in the Wiki for 60000 miles? I'm wondering if it's still working. Apparently a "zombie link"?

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I applied through it and was denied because I had this card and closed it less than 24 months ago. This seems to be a new restriction, I used to churn this card every 6 months like clockwork. Thus I believe the link works.
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