Say what? 25,000 free Avios from Barclays!
30th September 2022 at 14:20Eoc
Just received odd text from Barclays- sorry if theres a whole thread on this already!-
“We really hope you’re enjoying Barclays Avios Rewards and B.Card A+. To say thanks for being one of the first people to sign up for both, we’d like to give you 25k Avios for free. We’ll automatically add them to your account by the end of October. Your Barclays team.”
Now it may be a scam , it appears to come from Barclays.Guess I jus wait to see if its true. If its true then its customer surprise and delight in action !
Anyone else had this out of the blue?30th September 2022 at 14:21defender90
Anyone else received the below from Barclays?
We really hope you’re enjoying Barclays Avios Rewards and Barclaycard Avios Plus. To say thanks for being one of the first people to sign up for both, we’d like to give you 25,000 Avios for free. We’ll automatically add them to your account by the end of October. Your Barclays team30th September 2022 at 14:21Bearing Up
Yup, rec’d a few mins ago.30th September 2022 at 14:22EvilGazebo
Me too! WTF? Not arguing.30th September 2022 at 14:22pelicanicecoffeeolaf
Just wanted to report that I just received this SMS from Barclays! Anyone else?
“We really hope you’re enjoying Barclays Avios Rewards and Barclaycard Avios Plus. To say thanks for being one of the first people to sign up for both, we’d like to give you 25,000 Avios for free. We’ll automatically add them to your account by the end of October. Your Barclays team”30th September 2022 at 14:22longbb
Got the message too. Sounds like a free lunch for all.30th September 2022 at 14:22phil
Yep – I got one too!30th September 2022 at 14:23sturgeon
Yep. Barclays actually rewarding loyalty, a nice surprise and very generous actually.30th September 2022 at 14:28Eoc
Seems it is.
Not sure it will stop me downgrading now the annual targets just achieved tho..:)30th September 2022 at 14:30Skywalker
If it’s genuine, you can guarantee they’ll screw it up in some way, they will probably remove 25k avios from you every month or something 😉
Congrats if it’s true and if it goes through okay 😀30th September 2022 at 14:35AndyGWP
me too – hmm… I downgraded the other day 🤦🏻♂️… wonder if they’ll appear for me at the end of October30th September 2022 at 14:36mj1a
Me too – although wouldn’t put it past them to describe this as the 25k I’d be getting anyway as the additional 25k sign-up bonus…30th September 2022 at 14:37PSowden
Whilst I complained early on about the poor service from Barclays they seem determined to make up for it. This is a generous bonus30th September 2022 at 15:01adamh28
Ditto. Happy Friday!
In a way tops us earlier birds up to the level of the more recent 50k SUB. Interesting whether HFP knew this was coming?30th September 2022 at 15:38BugAlugs
Made me happy 😃30th September 2022 at 15:54JDB
Yes, very welcome to see Barclays rewarding loyalty in a really very generous manner while leaving the early cancellers who came in to nick the 25k out in the cold. I hope Amex gets wind of this as well since their policy is only to reward disloyalty and tell loyal cardholders to go and boil their heads.30th September 2022 at 16:17Nath4n
Alas, opened an account late March 2022, and no message here :/30th September 2022 at 16:20danimal
So is this in addition to the 25000 for opening a premier account which have been sat pending for months and never been added to my BA account.30th September 2022 at 16:52NorthernLass
There’s something odd going on with the app just now as well!30th September 2022 at 17:06Carlos
is this for those who didnt get the 50k bonus>30th September 2022 at 17:06Skywalker30th September 2022 at 17:07rahaney
Received text earlier today too. Makes up for the delay in receiving the card for me!
Sounds like it was for those who do both avios rewards through premier and have the av+??
I suppose it is £27pm even with the rebate 12+20-5… but 2 vouchers per year instead…
Wish you could combine it with an Amex though! 😂30th September 2022 at 17:14NorthernLass
All the account info seems to have disappeared. There’s a separate thread.30th September 2022 at 17:34ankomonkey
I’ve had the Hilton Barclaycard for about 10 years. Where’s the big loyalty reward from Barclays for that?30th September 2022 at 18:08bartas8891
Since when do banks value loyalty? :O
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