MemberSince99 wrote:Is, how should I say this, um, different.
I went to buy my groceries with the card this evening as I wanted to get the sign up bonus worth 4 free nights.
Card was declined. No biggie, just used Discover they appreciate it more anyway.
But I want that sign up bonus.
So I call Barclays and get a woman who had an accent that suggested most likely the Phillipines though India is possible too. Reason for decline - card wasn't activated.
Now isn't that interesting. Here I had activated it online, it told me it was activated, then it let me create my online account. To top that off, I had already put a charge through on it which was accepted.
So she activates it again.
I know I'm going to regret going with this clown show if they become too big a PITA I'll just dump them and use the IHG card.
Never a dull moment with them, that's for sure.
1. I like your posts. Diverse, frequent, interesting, etc
2. Which card do you have?
I don't have and have never had a card from them. Sometimes I browse their cards but meh (and I read posts about quirks like this and ultra conservative behavior etc).