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isoldmyatlas
Posts: 327
Registered: ‎04-28-2012

Re: Arrival has..arrived!


ezdoesit wrote:

isoldmyatlas wrote:

ezdoesit wrote:

Congrats.  I so want to pull the trigger on this card.  Which one did you get 20k bonus and no af?


I chose the one with the 40,000 bonus for $1000 spend over 90 days. The annual fee is waived the first year and I can downgrade before it renews, so it was a no-brainer.


I couldn't agree with you more.  I was asking because I saw your CL at 4k and was curious if they gave out the WMC with less than a 5k cl. 


Nope, I was issued the platinum.  I had called to ask if it was possible to be bumped up to $5k/WMC level but they said once a card has been approved, they never change levels.  So even if someone were to receive a CLI to $5k, they won't switch cardholders over to the WMC.  Kinda weird.

TU: 751 (1/13/14) | EQ: 732 (11/8/13) | EX: 744 (11/8/13)

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enharu
Posts: 6,828
Registered: ‎02-27-2013

Re: Arrival has..arrived!

Yea Barclays is weird like that. That's why it's important to ask for a CLI right away upon approval if the CL is below 5k. They can still make the changes within the first few days of approvals, if the CLI request is approved. However sometimes they would require another separate HP for the CLI request
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youngandcreditwrthy
Posts: 5,997
Registered: ‎08-16-2012

Re: Arrival has..arrived!

I AM SO JEALOUS!
My current Travelocity Amex backed by Barclay's is a horribly useless card lol
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icloud2525
Posts: 190
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: Arrival has..arrived!

Mine came today too.  Seemed like it took forever.  NIce looking card though.

Amex BCP $17,400, Amex Platinum NPSL, Virgin Atlantic World Elite MC $10,500, Chase Sapphire Preferred $5000, Barclay Arrival World MC $5000, , Citi TY Preferred $7900, Citi Diamond Preferred $7400, Citi Dividend $5900, US Bank Flexperks Visa Sig, $5000 Discover IT $4500, Chase Freedom $3500, Amex Hilton Honors $2000 Cap One Cash $2500,-- EQ FICO 768, EX FICO 755
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Open123
Posts: 3,849
Registered: ‎02-23-2011

Re: Arrival has..arrived!


isoldmyatlas wrote:

Nope, I was issued the platinum.  I had called to ask if it was possible to be bumped up to $5k/WMC level but they said once a card has been approved, they never change levels.  So even if someone were to receive a CLI to $5k, they won't switch cardholders over to the WMC.  Kinda weird.


Depending on the value you place on the cost of an inquiry and new account, being approved initially for the Platinum is a positive.  The reason is because you could apply again for the Arrival and use "upgrading to WC" as a reason during recon.  If approved, you'll receive an additional 40K bonus.

 

 


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