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This is the thread for 2018.
The previous discussion from 2016 on this topic can be found here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manuf...thread-77.html
The thread for 2017 is here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manu...2017-a-97.html



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Old Sep 10, 19, 1:45 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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So, I just got the [email protected] card for the portal rebate. Any tips on if I need to break it in? Should I just do organic spend for the first month or so, or just go full bore racking up GCM charges? Thanks.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:55 am
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Join Date: Apr 2002
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Originally Posted by 808traveler View Post
what card was it that you were hitting hard?
Wyndham card
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:59 am
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
Wyndham card
Thanks for the response, can you elaborate? Monthly MS? CL? Precise reasons given for shutdown?
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Old Sep 10, 19, 7:29 am
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
They let me hit the card hard for two years, and then right after my third-year renewal, canceled all of my Barclay cards. There was no notice at all.
Did u lose the remaining pts / cash rewards? Or they let u redeem after shutdown?
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Old Sep 10, 19, 9:57 am
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Join Date: Apr 2002
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I did not lose any earned points, as they automatically transferred to my Wyndham account at the end of each month. After my January closing date and point transfer, they closed ALL of my Barclay cards.

My challenge is that I was cycling through my credit limit of $35K approximately two times a month, with an annual spend of about $750K. Lesson learned! While some of this was manufactured spending, the bulk was business travel. I put very little spend on my other Barclay's card.

I do not recall the reason the gave for the account closings, as it was somewhat generic. They did send me a letter with the bland reason. I just don't remember. I do have all of the paperwork at home.

I appealed to Barclays "Office of the President," but there was little they could do. I was told that it was not a permanent ban, tried applying six months later, but was denied. I now plan to give it a year. Although, other than their Aviator Red card, they don't have anything I'm overly interested in. I'm done with Wyndham, as their frequent stay program changed, and their all-inclusives no longer participate.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 10:51 am
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
I did not lose any earned points, as they automatically transferred to my Wyndham account at the end of each month. After my January closing date and point transfer, they closed ALL of my Barclay cards.

My challenge is that I was cycling through my credit limit of $35K approximately two times a month, with an annual spend of about $750K. Lesson learned! While some of this was manufactured spending, the bulk was business travel. I put very little spend on my other Barclay's card.

I do not recall the reason the gave for the account closings, as it was somewhat generic. They did send me a letter with the bland reason. I just don't remember. I do have all of the paperwork at home.

I appealed to Barclays "Office of the President," but there was little they could do. I was told that it was not a permanent ban, tried applying six months later, but was denied. I now plan to give it a year. Although, other than their Aviator Red card, they don't have anything I'm overly interested in. I'm done with Wyndham, as their frequent stay program changed, and their all-inclusives no longer participate.
Wow that was some serious spend. I don't feel so bad now with my JB biz $50k MS in 9 months! (All MS tho)

Anyways good luck, and please keep us posted.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by 808traveler View Post
Wow that was some serious spend. I don't feel so bad now with my JB biz $50k MS in 9 months! (All MS tho)

Anyways good luck, and please keep us posted.
Yes, I got a little arrogant with the spending on that card, which likely led to its demise. I had the Wyndham card that earned two points for ANY dollar spent, which likely cost Barclays more than they were earning from me, considering I never carried a balance.

What is still perplexing is the minimal manufactured spending I did on that card. Had that been the issue, I would understand the shut-down. It was likely me cycling through the credit limit. When speaking to the representative in the Office of the President, she too examined my charges, and couldn't readily provide me with any rationale.

Regardless, this was a bit of a blessing in disguise, as the revamping of the Wyndham Rewards program this year left the card void of much value for me. I still have several weeks worth of free nights remaining that I need to burn over the next year (before they begin to expire).
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Old Sep 10, 19, 3:30 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Originally Posted by TTT103 View Post
Yes, I got a little arrogant with the spending on that card, which likely led to its demise. I had the Wyndham card that earned two points for ANY dollar spent, which likely cost Barclays more than they were earning from me, considering I never carried a balance.

What is still perplexing is the minimal manufactured spending I did on that card. Had that been the issue, I would understand the shut-down. It was likely me cycling through the credit limit. When speaking to the representative in the Office of the President, she too examined my charges, and couldn't readily provide me with any rationale.

Regardless, this was a bit of a blessing in disguise, as the revamping of the Wyndham Rewards program this year left the card void of much value for me. I still have several weeks worth of free nights remaining that I need to burn over the next year (before they begin to expire).
Wow, heckuva experience. Thank you for sharing!
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:08 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Programs: Simon Malls
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Simon Employee Here: $1k GC enrollment...

Simon Employee here! $1k cards expire at the end of October. Interested? Shoot me an e-mail...

Thanks,
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:10 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
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Simon Employee Here: $1k GC enrollment...

Shoot me an e-mail for details... Would love to get everyone enrolled....
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:21 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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What is the benefit of enrolling?
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:32 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Programs: Simon Malls
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How close are you to a Simon mall, Premium Outlet, Mills? You can save a ton of travel time and energy. Once completely registered you can order cards whenever you want, and have it shipped to you buy the end of the second business day. I have two people who are now completely registered and have been ordering every day.
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:48 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2019
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Interesting, what is the additional cost for shipping/handling?
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Old Sep 11, 19, 1:58 pm
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Join Date: May 2018
Programs: Simon Malls
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For any order between $9k-$10K...
Purchase Fee $35.55
Shipping (UPS Ground) $11.59
Processing Fee $10.00

Let me help you enroll.
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Old Sep 17, 19, 1:49 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Finally back into getting Chase cards. Are there any issues using the Chase Business Preferred? I think all Chase cards are okay correct?
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