Barclaycard Arrival+ not automatically upgrading to World Elite

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Nick21
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Postby Nick21 » Mon May 19, 2014 10:29 am

So people are getting approved for $1000 World Elites but existing aren't getting upgraded??? Who the hell decided this? lol


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Postby lexrj » Mon May 19, 2014 11:26 am

Got this pop up last night

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Current in my Wallet
Amex BCP - 25K (02/12)
Barclaycard Arrival WMC - 15K (10/13)

Future
US Bank Cash +

Socks drawer
Crap One Quicksilver - 1.7K (04/11)
CSP - 15K (03/13)

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FICO EX 772 / TU 765 / EQ 762 - (09/14)
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Postby bigredball90 » Mon May 19, 2014 3:56 pm

Just got that same pop up as well. Looks like we were upgraded :)

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Postby djrez4 » Wed May 21, 2014 4:56 pm

I got the pop up as well, last time I logged in.

I also just received this email:

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[RIGHT][size=100]- Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -[/size]
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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu May 22, 2014 12:31 pm

I actually called them after lunch and finally reached an American who seemed to want to help. I asked if the card was eligible for the World Elite upgrade. She checked and it is not.


So, I know I mentioned this but I WAS going to start giving them more swipes. However, I see no reason to do so now. They'll get the occasional swipe since it's an all around 2% card for travel, and that will be that. I'm going to look out for those who take care of me. And so far Discover and Barclay's are lacking in that regard in my view. And I can't say too much for Amex either but they are still getting some swipes. Associated has started getting a lot more, and I'm considering giving Citi and BofA some business and see if that does anything for me. (I know with Amex it won't, but I still give them business regardless).


Once the dust settles, I am not sure of what I'll do but if any card will be closed, it would be Barclay's due to the annual fee. I don't care to close Discover as it has no fee so it's pointless and they do have 5% categories I can use. Beyond that though, damned if they are getting further swipes from me.

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Postby bigredball90 » Sat May 24, 2014 3:14 pm

I just received a letter very similar to your email djrez4! Very excited to get my new card next month.

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Postby freyj6 » Sat May 24, 2014 4:08 pm

I got the update as well. Are there any World Elite benefits that are useful to the average person (other than what you'd get from Visa Sig or Amex)?
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Postby djrez4 » Sat May 24, 2014 4:21 pm

freyj6 wrote:I got the update as well. Are there any World Elite benefits that are useful to the average person (other than what you'd get from Visa Sig or Amex)?


Benefits listed here.

The chip card I requested arrived a few days ago. It's a much more attractive card than the old one. The core of the card is blue plastic, like the Freedom is green. It also has some texture on the face in the design.
[RIGHT][size=100]- Sapphire Preferred - Freedom - Ink - Platinum - Everyday Preferred -[/size]

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat May 24, 2014 4:34 pm

I got my card the day after I closed the account. To me it looked exactly the same except for being blue in color rather than gray or tan or whatever that was.

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Postby rockyrock » Mon May 26, 2014 1:59 am

djrez4 wrote:Benefits listed here.

The chip card I requested arrived a few days ago. It's a much more attractive card than the old one. The core of the card is blue plastic, like the Freedom is green. It also has some texture on the face in the design.


I was wondering about this; does it look better than the graphic? The image of the AAdvantage WEMC looks cool but in real life it looks real cheap and unimpressive.
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