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  • Philondon

    Has anyone received theirs yet? I applied on Monday and I have a few big spends I need to make soon!

    Seagull

    Mine turned up in the post today. Also applied on Monday.

    blue_wolf

    Got mine today! Seemed to top up fine through Curve linked to my Amazon NewDay Platinum Mastercard. Interestingly NS&I also accept it for making payments into Premium Bonds…

    Carlos

    Whats the max you can top up, for example in a month or year

    blue_wolf

    Doesn’t seem to let me top up more than £2.5k at a time. Not sure if I could do that multiple times.

    Alan Todd

    Should I have received a PIN?

    Carlos

    Well according to TPG
    You cannot collect Avios:

    On your monthly card fee
    On any means of digital electronic payment method (including but not limited to Bitcoin or casino money)
    On payments of rent for residential or business premises
    On Payments for Court Costs, including Alimony and Child Support
    On Payment of Fine;
    On Bail and Bond Payments
    On Tax Payments to the HMRC

    List

    Should I have received a PIN?

    Yes by text message on activation of the card.

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    Philondon

    Hopefully mine will arrive tomorrow or Monday. The post is rubbish where I live.

    cfpwannabe

    Curve doesn’t like my card, number starts 542230 any ideas?

    Philondon

    Mine just arrived!! Spend spend spend!!

    Alan Todd

    Should I have received a PIN?

    Yes by text message on activation of the card.

    hmm myself and player 2 have not received anything.. requesting a new PIN in the app brings no joy either.

    DevonDiamond

    Mine has arrived

    Is there a deadline to

    a) activate
    b) achieve the spending

    ChrisC
    The Urbanite

    Got mine today! Seemed to top up fine through Curve linked to my Amazon NewDay Platinum Mastercard. Interestingly NS&I also accept it for making payments into Premium Bonds…

    Oops. You’re going to get slapped with a cash advance fee and immediate interest for that. 4829 is a cash advance category to NewDay.

    Marlinspike

    Got mine the other day. Anyone else have an issue registering a debit card? Just keeps failing for me.

    Peter K

    Anyone else not being able to even log into the BA rewards app? Android version 4.1.3 if that makes any difference.
    I click log in. Input my details, then it sends me back to the first page to click log in again.
    If I input the wrong details it tells me, so it’s not that. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    lambshank13

    Anyone else had money mysteriously disappear from their card?

    Jonathans

    I missed the box to enter the referral code whilst signing up. I couldn’t find a back button and assumed when I uploaded the selfie etc I would be asked to review the application and press submit. But it didn’t. Is there anyway of contacting them to have the code applied so I don’t miss out on the HfP bonus?

    davidbutcher

    Phone the customer service number and option 1 and the machine will tell you your PIN.

    PJJ

    Anyone else not being able to even log into the BA rewards app? Android version 4.1.3 if that makes any difference.
    I click log in. Input my details, then it sends me back to the first page to click log in again.
    If I input the wrong details it tells me, so it’s not that. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    I’m having the same problem
    Presumed it was the age of my phone, approx 4/5 years old
    Also had a problem with the Chase UK App, couldn’t download it

    Philondon

    Ugh! I activated the card. Tried to transfer £500 from my bank account. The bank thought it was fraud and asked me to text back that it was OK (this is normal with my bank) but the money hasn’t left my bank or showing in the BA app. If it doesn’t arrive tomorrow I’ll have to call my bank.

    Alex

    blue_wolf wrote:

    Got mine today! Seemed to top up fine through Curve linked to my Amazon NewDay Platinum Mastercard. Interestingly NS&I also accept it for making payments into Premium Bonds…

    Oops. You’re going to get slapped with a cash advance fee and immediate interest for that. 4829 is a cash advance category to NewDay.

    NS&I MCC seems to be 9399

    Philondon

    Anyone else not being able to even log into the BA rewards app? Android version 4.1.3 if that makes any difference.
    I click log in. Input my details, then it sends me back to the first page to click log in again.
    If I input the wrong details it tells me, so it’s not that. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    I am on Android version 4.1.12 so 4.1.3 is very old!!

    stevenhp1987

    blue_wolf wrote:

    Got mine today! Seemed to top up fine through Curve linked to my Amazon NewDay Platinum Mastercard. Interestingly NS&I also accept it for making payments into Premium Bonds…

    Oops. You’re going to get slapped with a cash advance fee and immediate interest for that. 4829 is a cash advance category to NewDay.

    NS&I MCC seems to be 9399

    They were referring to topping up the prepaid card itself which is 4829, and thus, will attract cash advance fees if using a credit card.

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