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sijt 3 posts

An observation having successfully moved from Platinum to Avios Plus.

Going through the app a few weeks ago I saw the option to upgrade (I think there were three options total, including the Avios cards) so I started going through the process. I got to the bit where you have to enter your Avios number and had to jump in to another app to retrieve the number before going back in to the Barclaycard app. Having copied my Avios number, and going back in to the Barclaycard app the app effectively refreshed and kicked me to the home screen. Going back to the change card option and it said there were no options available. Great. Badly written app seemed to kill my chances of getting the bonus.

I’d read online that the upgrade options could appear and disappear seemingly at random, so I did try a few times at various times and days over the next week but with no luck. No Options Available every time.

That was until I tried at the same time and on the same day as the first time I got the option. Just gone midnight on a Thursday (so early Thursday morning / late Wednesday night). Option was there, I went through the steps and everything appears to have worked. I had a text confirmation the next day. I’ve also now set up the Premier bank account, so should be in line for the 100k+ avios.

So if you’re desperate, try just at just gone midnight on a Thursday morning. It appeared to work consistently to me. I wonder if there’s some sort of weekly cap that resets at that time or something.

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