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  • Eggtastico 43 posts

    Its not a card I really use, should I give it up & wait to trigger the avios bonus?
    I have sainsbury & virgin A for non amex spend.

    Just wondering if there is any advantage in keeping it since I only have 10,000 points & rarely do my shopping habits pull me away from Amex spend.

    NorthernLass 8,443 posts

    There have been a couple of threads about this over the past week, where you can see different views from various posters!

    Harrier25 908 posts

    Barclaycard Hilton Honors – worth keeping? For me – most certainly Yes. For you – how would I or anyone else know?

    Carlos 758 posts

    Its not a card I really use, should I give it up & wait to trigger the avios bonus?
    I have sainsbury & virgin A for non amex spend.

    Just wondering if there is any advantage in keeping it since I only have 10,000 points & rarely do my shopping habits pull me away from Amex spend.

    Well you have already missed out a potential 100k (even more) by holding onto it (and not even using it)

    Eggtastico 43 posts

    For you – how would I or anyone else know?

    Because I dont use it. So would I be better off giving it up to start the clock for a future different Barclaycard, or is there some hidden benefit I have forgotten about

    Harrier25 908 posts

    2x Hilton Honors points for every £1 spent (3 points per £1 at Hilton properties worldwide) and Gold Tier for spending £10,000 per calendar year.

    alig4th 322 posts

    Is the “9 Uber rides, get 10th free” still a thing?

    Harrier25 908 posts

    Not that I’m aware of, but couldn’t say for sure

    Scott 258 posts

    It’s a Visa, which is quite hard to come by now most companies go with Mastercard. Recently came in handy for me when a foreign transaction wouldn’t go through with the latter, in a country with high Visa acceptance.

    meta 1,466 posts

    There are still some shops in some countries abroad that don’t accept Mastercard at all. Here I’m thinking mostly West Africa.

    Barclaycard would need to offer a minimum of 300k Avios sign up bonus or some serious perks like BAEC status for me to even think about giving up my Hilton card.

    For me personally 100k Avios is nothing really. I don’t need more Avios and I can easily earn that anyway within 6 months.

    Harrier25 908 posts

    No hassle with Hilton Barclaycard card either…you spend, accumulate points and they are automatically transferred to your Hilton Honors account on a monthly basis. You then enjoy free breakfast when you stay with the occasional free upgrade thanks to your ongoing Gold tier status for spending £10,000 throughout the year.

    Jon 269 posts

    Except some months when they’re not automatically transferred… 😉

    meta 1,466 posts

    Yes, but it’s not like they are not awarded in the end plus when that happens if you complain, you’ll get compensation meaning they are actually paying you for keeping the card.

    Jon 269 posts

    Yes, but it’s not like they are not awarded in the end plus when that happens if you complain, you’ll get compensation meaning they are actually paying you for keeping the card.

    True, although in my experience, finding someone who can actually deal with that rather than send you back to Hilton, can be rather time-consuming. And after my recent experiences of trying to deal with Barclaycard on the phone, I think I’ve lost the will to follow it up. But I now have three months of points no-shows over the last year, so I suppose I ought to…

    Harrier25 908 posts

    Call the number on the back of the credit card. This puts you through to the Hilton Honors department for Barclaycard. When I called them last month regarding my November points not posting at the start of December, they awarded me an additional 3,000 points as an apology. Within 5 days the November points had posted anyway.

    Jon 269 posts

    That’s the number I used last time and I just ended up in an interminable mess of endless voice menus. Twice 😉 Although that time it wasn’t about points specifically so maybe that’s an easier route to reach an actual person…

    WillPS 196 posts

    I’m amazed the card is still going. I presume there’s some contract which Barclaycard are seeing out.

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    If you do not use the card frequently and you would prefer to wait to trigger the Avios bonus, it may be a good idea to give it up. However, it is important to consider any annual fees associated with the card and weigh them against the potential benefits of the bonus. Additionally, you may also want to consider if there are any other benefits to the card that align with your spending habits, such as rewards or perks. Ultimately, the decision to keep or give up the card should be based on your individual financial situation and needs.

    Harrier25 908 posts

    I’m amazed the card is still going. I presume there’s some contract which Barclaycard are seeing out.

    Let’s hope it’s a really long contract with many years remaining!

    Tracy 316 posts

    I still have mine and will keep until they discontinue for all the same reasons as @Harrier25

    RussellH 154 posts

    Yes, but it’s not like they are not awarded in the end plus when that happens if you complain, you’ll get compensation meaning they are actually paying you for keeping the card.

    True, although in my experience, finding someone who can actually deal with that rather than send you back to Hilton, can be rather time-consuming. And after my recent experiences of trying to deal with Barclaycard on the phone, I think I’ve lost the will to follow it up. But I now have three months of points no-shows over the last year, so I suppose I ought to…

    Write them a formal complaint letter. Send it Royal Mail signed for, so that they know that you know it has been delivered.
    Ask for at least £50 compensation for their having messed you about, plus a refund of the postage.

    This works – twice in 2022.

    Alex G 471 posts

    Doesn’t the Hilton card give you Silver status with no spend?

    If so, you get a fifth night free when paying with points.

    It can be worth buying points to take advantage of this.

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