A couple of days back I wrote about two different offers that Kim and I received for our AAdvantage Aviator Red cards from Barclays Bank.
Kim received a far superior and easier to earn bonus offer (which requires a certain amount of spend to be done on the card for three consecutive months).
In the post mentioned above, a reader left a comment with some very important information. It might even help prevent you from not receiving the bonus even when you think you’ve earned it!
To earn bonus offers for two recent offers from Barclaycard, a specified amount of spend needs to be placed on the card in a calendar month for 3 consecutive months. If you miss the spend during one month, you won’t earn the bonus.
Reader Bob writes, “Just fyi, I did the “spend $500 per month for 3 months” offer recently. After following what I thought were the rules I eventually e-mailed Barclays because I did not see the 15,000 points post. I received the following (edited slightly for clarity) response:
“Upon review of your account, we show that the authorization made in September and October, were made on the last day of the month. The transactions did not post until to the account until the beginning of the following month. Typically an authorization takes 3 to 5 business days to post to the account as a transaction. As such the account currently will not receive the 15,000 bonus miles.”
So Barclays is saying that Bob will not receive the bonus since he made the spend on the last day of the month since it takes 3-5 business days to post.
This doesn’t really seem fair considering the spend was done within the month. The terms say spend in a month, not post within a month!
It seems that Barclays is being understanding with Bob’s situation. He wrote that “They submitted a “case” and seem to be moving towards allowing me the 15,000″
Bob shares some very important advice when it comes to Barclays Bonus Offers:
“Make sure you make your purchases 3-5 business days before the end of each month”.
I want to thank Bob for passing this info along!