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To signup for credit cards you can click here or on the “other credit cards” tab on top of the DansDeals logo banner to view links for card offers. Then just click on the link to “View all card offers by issuing bank” and scroll down to view all card offers from the bank of your choice.

Pulls from TU in NJ, NY , FL , PA

Recon 866 408 4064 (might pull from Experian)

For those who want to churn and/or want to get the bonus without paying the annual fee: Wait until the A/F gets charged, pay it off with the rest of the bill, and the sign-up bonus will post (at the end of that billing cycle). Then call to close the account and ask to be refunded. They can't charge an A/F for a card you aren't using. You will not lose the miles once they are in your US Airways account.

It seems that if after you use the card you just let it sit unused for a couple months, they will then email you with a targeted offer for 15,000 more points for spending $750 a month for three months.
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2012, 11:57:28 AM »
You can have a score in the upper 700’s and still have what they consider weaker credit. I am sure they consider recent account openings and inquires in their equation.
I actually got 40K, it's my wife that didn't.
Regardless, I'm just putting it out there that Barclay, much more than any other bank, uses this loophole to give out significantly less miles than you think you're going to get.
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2012, 11:59:31 AM »
This is stated in the offer so I don't think it should be called "Bait n Switch".
Don't agree
When you banner page with the size 30 font advertises 40K!!!, and the size 8 fine print says 10k among all the other legalese, that's a bait n switch. It's not illegal in the least, just misleading.

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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2012, 12:05:11 PM »
Regardless, I'm just putting it out there that Barclay, much more than any other bank, uses this loophole to give out significantly less miles than you think you're going to get.
You should make everyone aware of this.

Don't agree
When you banner page with the size 30 font advertises 40K!!!, and the size 8 fine print says 10k among all the other legalese, that's a bait n switch. It's not illegal in the least, just misleading.
You have a valid point. As usual I look at things differently.  :)
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2012, 12:34:41 PM »
i got a 50k target offer, wud they bait and swich that to a 10k to?

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« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2012, 12:35:14 PM »
i got a 50k target offer, wud they bait and swich that to a 10k to?
Sure, if they feel like it.
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2012, 12:35:47 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2012, 12:38:22 PM »
i got a 50k target offer, wud they bait and swich that to a 10k to?
I think you have a pretty good chance of getting it.

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I'd reserve that word for Chase :P

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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2012, 12:55:47 PM »
chase im on good terms with

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« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2012, 02:32:32 PM »
Chase has been good to me also.

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« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2012, 03:57:27 PM »
i got a 50k target offer, wud they bait and swich that to a 10k to?
Does the offer state if you don't qualify for the best rate (card) you will receive 10k instead? If it does then based on your credit it is a possibility.

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« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2012, 06:23:50 PM »
I'd reserve that word for Chase :P

I think everyone here agrees GB is a mamzer (וד"ל), and he doesn't work for Chase...
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2012, 01:58:50 AM »
FYI, acc to the app I signed up with a few weeks ago, the fine print said that the lower level card also receives the 40k, and that's the one I was approved for.
I'll let you know if I receive it, but if so, then we can say good-bye to the bait n switch.

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« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2012, 02:20:53 AM »
FYI, acc to the app I signed up with a few weeks ago, the fine print said that the lower level card also receives the 40k, and that's the one I was approved for.
I'll let you know if I receive it, but if so, then we can say good-bye to the bait n switch.

Yup, this seems to be the new fine print for the "60k" (in reality 40k at signup) offer:

Bonus Miles: Premier World MasterCard Cardmembers will receive 40,000 bonus miles and Platinum Cardmembers will receive 40,000 bonus miles after first use of your account for a Purchase or Balance Transfer (that are not later returned or rescinded).
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Re: Barclay's US Airway 'Bait n' Switch' - Advice
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2012, 03:37:22 AM »
Yup, this seems to be the new fine print for the "60k" (in reality 40k at signup) offer:

Just got approved for the 40K (in reality 30K) offer - anyone know if Barclays will match?

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« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2012, 03:50:04 AM »
Just got approved for the 40K (in reality 30K) offer - anyone know if Barclays will match?

It's definitely worth a shot, though IIRC they were hard @$$es when I tried.
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« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2012, 03:52:53 AM »
It's definitely worth a shot, though IIRC they were hard @$$es when I tried.
Do they have SM or do I need to call?

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« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2012, 03:58:43 AM »
Do they have SM or do I need to call?
They do have SM. Not sure which method is better though.

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They do have SM. Not sure which method is better though.

Both? :D
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« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2012, 02:21:47 PM »
Not sure if its mentioned elsewhere but I recently applied for a Barclays US Airway Card with 40k bonus after first purchase. I wanted to do a 2/3/ browser method if I was going to have the inquiry anyway but could not find any other card that I would want. I ended up applying for the same card using 2 browser method. Got 2 letters in the mail saying I was declined ( High balances on credit report),called reconsideration line, spent a few minutes explaining the balances and was approved for 1 card (didn't mention 2nd app)..called back 2 days later and was approved for 2nd app (same exact card) and bonus confirmed.  2 first purchases will be 80k miles with 1 credit pull.