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    • msallen
    • By msallen 13th Jan 18, 3:14 PM
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    Barclays Blue Rewards not paid this month?
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    • 13th Jan 18, 3:14 PM
    Barclays Blue Rewards not paid this month? 13th Jan 18 at 3:14 PM
    Hi

    I have just realised that Barclays have not credited my £7 Blue Rewards payment this month. Have other people received theirs OK?

    I have sent them a message so will see what they say.

    (I met the pay in requirement, but no longer have the 2 DDs that used to be required since they were dropped in Nov 2016).
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    • bob792
    • By bob792 13th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:07 PM
    You've answered your own question:

    https://www.barclays.co.uk/current-accounts/blue-rewards/
    "Get a £3.50 with each of your first 2 Direct Debits"
    • msallen
    • By msallen 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
    Hmmm

    I have a note that the requirement for the DDs was dropped in Nov 2016. It seems it must have come back again (although I don't know when), and that I was meeting the requirement without particularly trying/realising as I paid my Barclaycard via DD from there, and still had a Tesco DD which I just hadn't bothered cancelling back in 2016.

    I cancelled my Tesco DDs last month and moved some others around to meet any requirements (or so I thought - thinking Barclays didn't need any).

    I think I'll take the opportunity to close this account, as it wasn't being used for anything else now and £4 profit a month is not worth re-jigging everything again!
    • Zanderman
    • By Zanderman 13th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:41 PM
    Hmmm

    I have a note that the requirement for the DDs was dropped in Nov 2016. It seems it must have come back again (although I don't know when), and that I was meeting the requirement without particularly trying/realising as I paid my Barclaycard via DD from there, and still had a Tesco DD which I just hadn't bothered cancelling back in 2016.

    I cancelled my Tesco DDs last month and moved some others around to meet any requirements (or so I thought - thinking Barclays didn't need any).

    I think I'll take the opportunity to close this account, as it wasn't being used for anything else now and £4 profit a month is not worth re-jigging everything again!
    Originally posted by msallen
    My Barclays account, opened for Rewards primarily, was opened in Nov 2016. There was no drop in requirement for DDs - I needed them from the start and still do. Not sure why you think there was a drop in that requirement.
    • msallen
    • By msallen 13th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
    Seems I made a mistake when they changed the account for tax reasons, removing the DDs from the headline requirements for £7, but paying £3.50 each for the first two.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5561558
    • datlex
    • By datlex 14th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
    Mine came through fine.
    • Flobberchops
    • By Flobberchops 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
    The 2 DD requirement has indeed been dropped. However you'll still need at least one active DD if you want to receive the loyalty reward! One DD = £3.50 reward, two DDs = £7, less the £3 fee in both cases.

    Why on earth would you want to maintain Blue Rewards if you're not receiving the Loyalty Reward for having DDs, I hear you cry? Enhanced cashback. If you're a frequent online shopper at the 200ish cashback partners available via Blue Rewards, the retailer cashback you can earn may outweigh the £3 monthly fee. Still, I suspect that represents a small minority of all Blue Rewards users.
    I work for a UK bank, but any comments made on this forum are solely my personal opinion. Caveat Emptor!
    • Westie983
    • By Westie983 15th Jan 18, 1:55 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 1:55 AM
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    • 15th Jan 18, 1:55 AM
    Mine was paid on 3rd Jan, need some jiggling soon though as one of the DD is Tesco.

    Westie983
    Save 12k in 2018 #10 Total (£25,000)+£0.00/£12,000 = 0.0%
    Sealed Pot Challenge ~ 11 #97 Total (£410) + £0.00/£800 = 0.00% ( x 11)
    Xmas 2018 £1 a Day #2 Total £0.00/£365 = 0.0%
    Virtual Sealed Pot #1 Total £150.00/£1,000 = 15.00%
    £2 Savers Club 2018 #16 Total (£1,500)+-490/£2,000 = 50.50%

    Total £150.00/£16,165 = 0.92%

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