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Triggering the SUB at £3,000 and SUB £££

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  • timgilp

    Some may have seen my post here about Barclaycard and me applying several times. I have now got my Avios Plus MasterCard and tbf to Barclaycard they didn’t approve immediately because of the added layer of security I have put on myself to stop scammers.
    So two questions for fellow travellers who are much more adept than me with this stuff. Firstly I will trigger my £3k I about one month. I presume I can downgrade immediately to the non fee paying card without fear of losing my SUB ( ie I will reach it well before the three months is up. Secondly all the information so far talks of 25k SUB but I signed up in time for 50k – do I need to contact them to confirm it will be 50 or should I do that when I tell them I want to downgrade ? Thank you kind people.

    Blindman67

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    Firstly I will trigger my £3k I about one month. I presume I can downgrade immediately to the non fee paying card without fear of losing my SUB ( ie I will reach it well before the three months is up.

    I would wait until the SUB posts to your BA account (good advice for all SUB IMHO) to be sure it does not get “lost”
    I doubt it will but…

    The option to downgrade may take a while to appear in the app (maybe after at least another months statement)

    Secondly all the information so far talks of 25k SUB but I signed up in time for 50k – do I need to contact them to confirm it will be 50 or should I do that when I tell them I want to downgrade ? Thank you kind people.

    The app should show you are entitled to the 50,000 when you hit the sub. Did for me and posted when I hit the target, no problem within my first month.

    I’m now waiting for it to actually post to y A account (2nd of Sept ) and then will downgrade.

    timgilp

    Thanks Bilindman 67. Very helpful. Do the request to downgrade will appear in the app rather than having to ring them to downgrade?

    Carlos

    Don’t take the free downgrade for granted as they didn’t offer it to me so i left

    marshy11

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    Firstly I will trigger my £3k I about one month. I presume I can downgrade immediately to the non fee paying card without fear of losing my SUB ( ie I will reach it well before the three months is up.

    I would wait until the SUB posts to your BA account (good advice for all SUB IMHO) to be sure it does not get “lost”
    I doubt it will but…

    The option to downgrade may take a while to appear in the app (maybe after at least another months statement)

    Secondly all the information so far talks of 25k SUB but I signed up in time for 50k – do I need to contact them to confirm it will be 50 or should I do that when I tell them I want to downgrade ? Thank you kind people.

    The app should show you are entitled to the 50,000 when you hit the sub. Did for me and posted when I hit the target, no problem within my first month.

    I’m now waiting for it to actually post to y A account (2nd of Sept ) and then will downgrade.

    The app never showed anything but 25K for me. However I did have a message (bell icon) that said I was entitled to the 50k. I have 2 x 25K showing as the SUB.

    I spent my 3K in one month. I got the first statement a day after applying for the card, along with the £20 fee. I got them to refund that as there was no way I was paying that for nothing. The 3K was spent within my first month but the Avios are pending until the second working day of next month – which is also my statement date.

    Blindman67

    Thanks Bilindman 67. Very helpful. Do the request to downgrade will appear in the app rather than having to ring them to downgrade?

    I looked in the App, think that was the consensus of others of the way it works at the time.

    marshy11

    Apologies if this duplicates but I posted and it isn’t showing.

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    Firstly I will trigger my £3k I about one month. I presume I can downgrade immediately to the non fee paying card without fear of losing my SUB ( ie I will reach it well before the three months is up.

    I would wait until the SUB posts to your BA account (good advice for all SUB IMHO) to be sure it does not get “lost”
    I doubt it will but…

    The option to downgrade may take a while to appear in the app (maybe after at least another months statement)

    Secondly all the information so far talks of 25k SUB but I signed up in time for 50k – do I need to contact them to confirm it will be 50 or should I do that when I tell them I want to downgrade ? Thank you kind people.

    The app should show you are entitled to the 50,000 when you hit the sub. Did for me and posted when I hit the target, no problem within my first month.

    I’m now waiting for it to actually post to y A account (2nd of Sept ) and then will downgrade.

    The app never showed anything but 25K for me. However I did have a message (bell icon) that said I was entitled to the 50k. I have 2 x 25K showing as the SUB.

    I spent my 3K in one month. I got the first statement a day after applying for the card, along with the £20 fee. I got them to refund that as there was no way I was paying that for nothing. The 3K was spent within my first month but the Avios are pending until the second working day of next month – which is also my statement date.

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