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Barclay's AA via Walmart Upgrade?

I opened a Barclay’s NFL Card last month. I opened a Walmart account in November ’12. So, if the “upgrade to Walmart Discover” option appears in my account in 6 months (or so), and I accept this offer:

 

1. Will this close the Walmart store card and open a new trade line? or will I have (2) trades?

2. If it is a new trade, will this new trade spook Barclay’s? &

3. Can I let the upgrade offer “sit” for a few months to avoid spooking Barclay’s or does it disappear if not used?

 

Thank you as always for any replies!

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Re: Barclay's AA via Walmart Upgrade?

When I asked about the Discover option I was told it does not happen often, that they do it about every two years.  I have also been told other things as well.  It should just be a product change and you keep the AAOA, so that should not spook Barclays.  I am sure I have done more to spook Barclays recently than you have!  I just added 4 cards to my portfolio, sometimes I think they are a little too sensitive.  I am waiting to see what happens, while waiting I cashed out my points with them just in case!  I will certainly make sure that if they close my account, which I pay off in full I will have words with them!  (Especially, because I am due those bonus points for Christmas!)



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Re: Barclay's AA via Walmart Upgrade?

The Walmart Discover is a new trade line. It will lower your AAoA as it shows up as a new account.

 

From everything I've read, it has taken usually at least 1 year and in some cases longer, for the upgrade to happen. I wouldn't worry too much about Barclay if you are at least six months out from when you opened your account.

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Re: Barclay's AA via Walmart Upgrade?


aussiesareforever wrote:

The Walmart Discover is a new trade line. It will lower your AAoA as it shows up as a new account.

 

From everything I've read, it has taken usually at least 1 year and in some cases longer, for the upgrade to happen. I wouldn't worry too much about Barclay if you are at least six months out from when you opened your account.


It's at the 5 month mark, so hopefully I will be OK!



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