I looked for over 20 minutes trying to find anything on this with now luck..so I'm posting.
Previously, i was trying to decide whether to use the Cap1 Venture or the Barclay Arrival + for traveling. I wanted the Venture but i had no offer to upgrade from the Venture One.
When I logged in to the Barclay "under services", i had a link/picture stating i could upgrade to the Arrival + (which I did). Before I did this, i sent a secured email to CS asking if i was able to upgrade, they said no. I then proceeded to go through the steps on this offer and upgraded...maybe he/she didn't know i had this offer??
My questions are:
Was that maybe a glitch?
Was the CS correct and then canceled my upgrade when he/she saw i upgraded under that offer?
My card still shows the Arrival when i log in, not the Arrival + --> is it because i have to first activate the card before it shows the correct one?
What's the appeal of upgrading? The value I see in Arrival+ and Venture is in getting the bonus and then downgrading to avoid the AF.
The rewards on those cards improve, but you already have a lot of cards with good rewards.
I️ received this same offer online. Did you ever receive the card?
Yes, i did receive the card. It was not a glitch. I ended up downgrading back because I got a different card and needed to meet the spending on it.