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That is a nice little bonus; you might as well take advantage of it. What other promos have you gotten from Barclay's, if you don't mind sharing? Do you have to do something to activate the offer? It would be nice to get something like that on my SM (while it lasts), but since I've yet to put a penny on it that doesn't get 5% back I don't exactly feel like I'm owed something special!
I get them all the time on my Banana Republic Visa from Synchrony. I used to use the card for quite a lot, and they correlated with my switching my spending over to Discover. I'd love to know if it was caused by it. They appear to be targeted offers to me specifically (they are always mailers, and there's nothing about the promotion when logging in to my account), but I can't know that for sure. I've gotten 3% for gas for the next three months, $10 back for making one online bill payment, 5% back on everything, etc. Right now I can get 5% back on everything through the end of the year. It's tempting, but the rewards are redeemable at Banana Republic brands only and expire in 6 months, so I'm still preferring 1.2X MR on Amex or 2% cash on Discover.
EX - 805 (12/16) | TU - 803 (12/16)
American Express EveryDay - $20,000 (10/14)
Discover it - $23,000 (2/14)
AU on Barclay Sallie Mae - $10,000 (8/15)
plus several store accounts of varying usefulness now