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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 18th Jan 06, 9:03 AM
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    Former MSE Andrea
    URGENT Free 100 Loophole discussion: MoneySavingExpert.com discussion
    • #1
    • 18th Jan 06, 9:03 AM
    URGENT Free 100 Loophole discussion: MoneySavingExpert.com discussion 18th Jan 06 at 9:03 AM
    This thread is specifically to discuss the Quick, Free Cash, If You're Prepared To Play article.

    To read the article: click here.

    To discuss or ask a question about this article: Click the reply button


    IMPORTANT NOTE

    Well, it took less than 24 hours after the tip sent for them to get rid of this bonus - we've just received confirmation that it has been withdrawn this morning.

    In that time over 50,000 people read the article. If it was 100 each, and half actually did it thats a cost of 2,500,000 and we managed to close down a bribe to a poor current account at the same time. Consumer Revenge at its finest. I hope you managed to get it in time, if not, better luck next time!

    martin
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 19-01-2006 at 12:20 PM.
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    • JenHen
    • By JenHen 18th Jan 06, 1:49 PM
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    • #2
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:49 PM
    Online link won't work!?!
    • #2
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:49 PM
    I've been trying for the last three days to apply for the Barclays bank account online by clicking on the 100 offer link from the Barclays.co.uk homepage. The second page eventually comes up, with an introduction to the offer and the terms and conditions, but when I then click on the 'apply now' link, it comes up with an error message saying that my browser was unable to access the page. The strange thing is that the bar at the bottom of the screen says 'done' as soon as I click on it (it would normally say 'opening page' for a while) but the page itself is blank for about 30 seconds or so, then the error message comes up. It does this every time and I've tried countless times. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I have no problems accessing any other web pages.

    Please could someone cut and paste the correct link into a reply to this post? The link I need is NOT the one from the Barclays homepage but the one after that, which presumably is the online form to apply for the account.

    Thanks!

    JenHen
  • cadboll
    • #3
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:54 PM
    • #3
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:54 PM
    Official insert:

    Hi. The link posted below and the one in the article both work and there's no difference between them except that the one in the article helps the site, so if you could use that one, that would be great.

    Thanks

    ----------------------------------------


    Hi.

    Try this one.

    https://www.barclaysbankaccountapply.co.uk/
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 18-01-2006 at 4:00 PM.
    • Discogod
    • By Discogod 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
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    • #4
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
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    • 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
    haha, beat me by a minute! i was about to post that
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
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    • 18th Jan 06, 1:55 PM
    The online application process for this offer is not currently working. Barclays tell me they are aware of the problem.

    Do not be tempted into applying over the phone or at a branch as the 100 cahback does not then apply.
    Any opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
    • fatboyonadiet
    • By fatboyonadiet 18th Jan 06, 2:18 PM
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    • #6
    • 18th Jan 06, 2:18 PM
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    • 18th Jan 06, 2:18 PM
    I just filled in all the steps and just before step 8 when I was due to confirm it jumped back to the first page - hope they haven't closed it already.
    2p off is still 2p off!
  • Former MSE Dan
    • #7
    • 18th Jan 06, 2:26 PM
    • #7
    • 18th Jan 06, 2:26 PM
    Hi folks,

    I've just tested this out and seems fine. Have you tried using the link in the article?

    I got through the "apply now link", answered the questions and got through to step 2. Does the problem you are having occur before or after this?
    • apples1
    • By apples1 18th Jan 06, 2:32 PM
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    • #8
    • 18th Jan 06, 2:32 PM
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    • 18th Jan 06, 2:32 PM
    hi, i applied online using the link in the article however....
    it took me eight attempts to ge through it as it kept throwing me back to the first page. It was very annoying as I had to keep typing in all the pages of required info again and again. Got there in the end tho - fingers crossed the 100 comes good as it has taken me an hour to apply!
  • Lotta Littlies
    • #9
    • 18th Jan 06, 2:33 PM
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    • 18th Jan 06, 2:33 PM
    I managed to apply at around 11.30am today. The first time it timed out on page 4 but worked fine all the way through and managed to get my application in on the second time of trying. Perhaps it's the rush of MSE's going for a bite of the cherry?!

    Lotta
    "One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child."
  • garethp
    Direct Debit Question
    Do you have to change all your DD's over as well or just open a new account?
  • cadboll
    All you have to do is open an account and 'deposit' 1000 for 2 months in a row. Basically put 1,000 in the account, wait until you see it actually in the account and then take it back out again. Do this for 2 months in a row, get your 100, then close the account!
    • exel1966
    • By exel1966 18th Jan 06, 2:41 PM
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    I applied online on the 11/01 and received an e-mail saying they would get back to me within four days to confirm/reject my application.............Still waiting.
    • fatboyonadiet
    • By fatboyonadiet 18th Jan 06, 2:45 PM
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    I got it in about step 6 or 7, will give it a try later
    2p off is still 2p off!
  • Former MSE Dan
    Guys, just been looking at this.

    It seems that if you go through a step and accidentally miss out filling in one of the fields, it will take you back to the page, and display an error message. However, it seems that this message isn't very easy to spot, which may have caused some of this confusion.

    However, it's also likely that their server is struggling to cope with the demand, so keep trying folks, make sure you get your 100!
    • JenHen
    • By JenHen 18th Jan 06, 3:24 PM
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    JenHen
    Thanks for the link. I'm not sure if I managed to get through all the stages or not. I thought I'd got to stage 8 but then clicked 'next' and got through to stage 7a of 8 (?!), which asked me a few questions about my mortgage. Completed that then clicked 'next' and got a page that said 'that's it, we'll contact you in the next four days [etc].' There was another button to click to 'finish' but that took me back to page 1. Has anyone else got to stage 8? What are the questions for stage 8? What is the 'finish' button supposed to take you through to?
  • cadboll
    From memory, after the message about contacting you in four days, I think it brings you back to their current account page. There are other posts on this site from people who have applied more than 4 days ago and are still waiting a confirmation e-mail. This could be interesting!!!
    • fatboyonadiet
    • By fatboyonadiet 18th Jan 06, 3:29 PM
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    Tried it again and same thing happened again!
    2p off is still 2p off!
    • michaels
    • By michaels 18th Jan 06, 3:34 PM
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    michaels
    Did this about a week ago (was on the referers board, are you concentrating MSE mods?), got letter in about 2 days to send back proof of signature, signed it by return and 2 more days got account open confirm letter with a/c number so first 1000 already deposited. Get cheque book today :-) Wife is a few days behind as her mail comes via a forwarding address...
  • shahidemran
    I already had Barclays account with VISA Electron Card opened in Nove 2005, shall I give it a go? I really need a full VISA Debit Card, Any suggestion?
    "Money saving is often a science, investment is often an art."...MSE
    • Thefunkygibbons
    • By Thefunkygibbons 18th Jan 06, 4:11 PM
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    It was easy to do and I expect no worries on this in the next few days

    Hopefully, 100 for 10 minutes apllication and some quick work on putting money in and taking it out again
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