I went for the 20,000 point Barclays World Arrival Mastercard card with my last round and have just got the points. So, I was hoping, they would consider bumping up my bonus since they now have a 40,000 point card that is such a great deal (that everyone is talking about) for buying travel like Delta flights and earning MQM’s & RDM’s for the flights! Well here is the response after two secure emails pleading my case:
“We regret that we are unable to add an additional 20,000 bonus miles on your account. Upon review, you were approved for 20,000 bonus miles after $1,000 in Net Purchases within 90 days of your Credit Card Account being opened. You will also receive your 2 miles for each $1 of all Net Purchases made using your Card. This one-time 20,000 miles bonus offer is valid for first-time Cardmembers with new accounts only. Existing Cardmembers and existing accounts are not eligible for this offer. This is a limited-time offer and may be cancelled at any time without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” – Barclays Bank
So, just like AMEX who does not ever match a better offer, we can see that Barclays has no interest in matching a later better deal. I have not yet called to speak to a rep to see if I could have more success this route, but from what I have seen this will fare no better but I would love to know from any readers who have tried how the results went. Do you have any successful results of bumping the bonus with Barclays?
This truly is one of the best deals Barclays has come out with for a very long time and I doubt you will ever see a better one from them so if you are looking for a flexible rewards card this is one you should seriously look at.
However, when it comes to matching deals, CHASE is still KING in regards to bonus offers. I think offering to match is a wise move by Chase as it lets you do things like apply for a INK BOLD or INK Plus or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card with full confidence that if a better deal comes up inside of 90 days you will be able to get that offer. This really promotes confidence in CHASE. I wish the others would see the wisdom in this and do the same! – René
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