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Barclays promotional APR upon request?

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Barclays promotional APR upon request?

After being approved for the Sallie Mae card, I called to inquire about the high APR and they said to call back in 6 months for an APR reduction. I logged into my account this morning and noticed the purchase APR now says 0%. I don't think there is a promotional period for this card so what does this mean?

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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Doesn't Sallie Mae have a promo period? Pretty sure it's 15 mos.
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

My bad , it's 12 mos https://www.salliemae.com/landing/WorldCreditCard
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Thanks! Didn't catch that on the application page.

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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Np:-)
It was 15 mos at one time as I considered it a while ago.
Barclay's always tells me to call for an APR reduction once I'm outta the promo period, so I'll suggest that to you too.
Although, they have never lowered it from 24.99%, they've constantly hounded me with those blank BT checks in the past. Even with a "standard" 24.99% apr, I've never paid more than 3.99% on my Travelocity Amex
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

I dont see where it says the current APR when logged in to the Sallie mae card. There is a section on Balance Transfers, that mentions a 0% intro APR until 12/15/2014 and a 3% balance transfer fee, with a link to 'select this offer'. But thats all in the Balance Transfer section, so it must just be for BT, right?

 

My Priceline.com card has a similar offer. Should I be selecting these offers...





TU-8: 755 EX-8: 771 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 815    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 822
   EX-98: 735 EQ-04: 730
Total $437,800
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Check the statement.
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?


youngandcreditwrthy wrote:
Check the statement.

The statement that came with the card says my Sallie Mae has a 20.99% APR for purchases, there is no 0% promotion for that.

 

My balance transfer does have a 0% APR for 15 billing cycles. 20.99% after that.

 

I did look at the Terms & Conditions link from the signup page, and those terms are different than what I received.





TU-8: 755 EX-8: 771 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 815    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 822
   EX-98: 735 EQ-04: 730
Total $437,800
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Whups, they have TWO versions of the Terms and Conditions link on the signup page!

 

The one near the top of the page has my correct terms. the ones in the sections near the bottom of the page (the sections numbered 1, 2, etc) have the 12 month intro APR and 12 month Balance Transfer intro APR offer...





TU-8: 755 EX-8: 771 EQ-8: 763    EX-8 Bankcard: 815    
TU-9 Bankcard: 795 EQ-9: 822
   EX-98: 735 EQ-04: 730
Total $437,800
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Re: Barclays promotional APR upon request?

Lol the statement is your bill, not the info that comes w the card.
Have you gotten a bill yet?
Hm. Call the backdoor number and ask a Credit Analyst.
Marriott PR$25k | BCE $24.5K |BankAmericard Visa $25k| BOA Better Bal $17.5k |Wmt Discover $12.5k | BR Visa $17.5k | Amex Delta Gold $10k | Discover IT $10k | Paypal Extras MC $15k | Amazon Store $10k|Smile Gen $7.25k | Dillard's $10k | West Elm $4k| Express $3.05K | Mypoints.com Visa $4.5k | Freedom Visa $1k| Amex Surpass $1k
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