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Oyster Barclaycard with £25 credit
Oyster Barclaycard with £25 credit

Oyster Barclaycard with £25 credit

This might seem one for Londoners, but i don't think this applies strictly just to them.

Barclaycard are giving £25 credit when applying for their new Barclaycard OnePulse Oyster Card and making your first purchase.

So buy a pack of Gum, or something, and £25 is yours. Also comes with the handy one-touch payment method and doubles up as an Oystercard, although i'm not sure i want to flash my credit card around to everyone when i'm going through the gates.

Also has 0% interest on payments for first 6 months.

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I just like the idea of this 'swiss army knife' credit card whenever i see the ad on the tube. The free £25 has just sold me.

Lovely find.

if it works the same as the Oyster then it should register just my placing your wallet over the receptor.

I just like the idea of this 'swiss army knife' credit card whenever i … I just like the idea of this 'swiss army knife' credit card whenever i see the ad on the tube. The free £25 has just sold me.



That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with all this data!! It's freaky enough thinking they track people using congestion charge and Oyster etc....

I know "if you're not doing anything wrong what are you worried about" but it's a bit unsettling when they can start mapping where you are and where you go against what you're buying!

Admin

That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with … That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with all this data!! It's freaky enough thinking they track people using congestion charge and Oyster etc.... I know "if you're not doing anything wrong what are you worried about" but it's a bit unsettling when they can start mapping where you are and where you go against what you're buying!


Microsoft Werd. I think we'll all have GPS trackers implanted in our heads by aliens soon :thinking:

Great deal but as the Admin said, I don't like the feeling that the government are that free to STALK me whenever they want to.

Fantastic offer though, lets just hope people don't start stealing oyster cards, knowing it could be an Oyster Barclaycard and max out your credit limit.

Banned

Isnt the £50 free voucher offer a better barclaycard deal?

Admin

That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with … That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with all this data!! It's freaky enough thinking they track people using congestion charge and Oyster etc.... I know "if you're not doing anything wrong what are you worried about" but it's a bit unsettling when they can start mapping where you are and where you go against what you're buying!



If you carry a mobile on you they can trace you to the nearest 10m...constantly. Even if you are on unregistered Pay as You Go, they can monitor your calls and identify you easily enough.

We are monitored 24/7 by the technology we are so eager to embrace. We gave up freedom ages ago, in the name of luxuries such as internet, mobile phones, and more recently in the name of terror.

If you're not happy with this, there's always the caves in the Scottish highlands :whistling:

It is only for London?

Can you use the card in scotland?

If you're a paranoid android worried about being tracked by your oyster or credit card you may want to keep your eyes on the pavement when you walk around London. Or anywhere in England at all. You're being watched. Everywhere. You can't escape!

profeta

It is only for London? Can you use the card in scotland?



Do you have a need for an Oyster card in Scotland?

This idea is that 'Oyster' can be used (swiped) in loads of places rather than paying and entering a PIN. At the moment everyone uses it on tube travel but the trial is to be extended and you will be able to use it on transactions less than a £10 i think.

csiman

Isnt the £50 free voucher offer a better barclaycard deal?



Hasn't that offer expired?

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mystik

If you carry a mobile on you they can trace you to the nearest … If you carry a mobile on you they can trace you to the nearest 10m...constantly. Even if you are on unregistered Pay as You Go, they can monitor your calls and identify you easily enough.We are monitored 24/7 by the technology we are so eager to embrace. We gave up freedom ages ago, in the name of luxuries such as internet, mobile phones, and more recently in the name of terror.If you're not happy with this, there's always the caves in the Scottish highlands :whistling:


Have to agree. make sure you try and see the film 'Taking Liberties' to see just what has happened to this country over the last 10 years. All for the phoney 'war on terror'.

Any Quidco ?

Original Poster

No quidco unfortunately and it you don't have to live in London, so if it is just the £25 you're after then you're fine.I don't think i would use it that willingly though, what with all this Big Brother talk! I would add that i'm not part of some government intiative to get people to sign up to these so that they can keep tabs on everyone. I'm innocent, i tells ya!

csiman

Isnt the £50 free voucher offer a better barclaycard deal?



whats this?

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flexiblefish

whats this?


Sorry that deal ended a couple of days ago. Free £50 voucher for applying for a barclaycard.

The idea of a paperless ticket is appealing, but bear in mind that if you're travelling on one of the few rail routes that actually support Oystercard, you will also need to produce a paper reciept during ticket inspections. At least, thats what the inspectors on South West Trains always tell me. So if you're ordering online and you don't have a printer prepared to be fined.

South Central dont even accept Oyster. So bad though SW Trains SS death squads are, at least you have the option to use Oyster.

Blanco

Microsoft Werd. I think we'll all have GPS trackers implanted in our … Microsoft Werd. I think we'll all have GPS trackers implanted in our heads by aliens soon :thinking:



Already have, and still get lost :x

Admin

I know "if you're not doing anything wrong what are you worried about"



What gives anyone the right to know what youre doing and know your business,who's tracking the government?
This isn't north korea.
Take your oyster card and shove it up your :whistling:

The oyster part of it will be the RFID system while the Barclaycard will be completely seperate as usual in the chip etc.

wileycat

The oyster part of it will be the RFID system while the Barclaycard will … The oyster part of it will be the RFID system while the Barclaycard will be completely seperate as usual in the chip etc.



That's correct. They are actually two completely separate systems. Not only that, the Oyster money doesn't actually directly debit your Barclaycard statement. You have an Oyster balance which is on the card (initially £0 obviously), which you then need to top up. You can either do this like a normal Oyster card, or you can tell Barclaycard to do an automatic top-up from the credit card side, once the Oyster side balance falls beneath a certain level. Not as seamless as you might think, but I suppose it works.

Will

I don't think you actually read my post khizman...

Admin

That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with … That's the part that scares me! What are they going to start doing with all this data!! It's freaky enough thinking they track people using congestion charge and Oyster etc.... I know "if you're not doing anything wrong what are you worried about" but it's a bit unsettling when they can start mapping where you are and where you go against what you're buying!



Got a mobile phone?

If so they already know where you are down to a few metres when in an Urban area, and within a couple km when in rural areas, they can triangulate your location by working out the time it takes for a signal from 3 different masts to reach your phone.

Hello, all
Just got my onepulse card, and had a query about the free £25. The OP said that I have to buy chewing gum, and then the account gets credited. I want to buy a DSLite using the card, but it'll be my first purchase.

I assume that I will be able to buy the DS, owe barclaycard the £100, and the free £25 will be added, reducing my final total to £75. Is this correct?

What I am asking is do I really have to buy eg chewing before buying the DS in order to get the £25?

TIA

[COLOR=Red]A warning from Barclaycard[/COLOR]:
'Any transactions made at the airport will be treated as a cash advance and cash handling fee will be applied.'
'May I inform you that any transactions made at the airport will be treated as a cash advance and cash handling fee will applied.'

Since it was not at all clear if it includes all purchases at any airport, so I asked again for clarification, the answer was still murky:
'May I inform you that most of the transactions processed in airport is considered as cash transaction. Therefore, you will need to confirm with the merchant before processing the transaction.'

One thing for sure, I am not going to use this card in airports to avoid to be treated as cash transaction. :whistling:

Freeman

After your first purchase with whatever amount within 90days, you will be … After your first purchase with whatever amount within 90days, you will be credited with £25 on your Built-in Oyster, but you will owe Barclaycard with whatever amount you spent. The credit on your Oyster is not going to offset what you owe to Barclaycard. :santa:




Thanks, Freeman - but can anyone else confirm this? The OP seems to say that the £25 is added to the Barclaycard account NOT the Oyster account! But Freeman is saying that the £25 is added to the Oyster! :w00t:

Which account is it? Has anyone had the credit applied yet? TIA

solid

The OP seems to say that the £25 is added to the Barclaycard account NOT … The OP seems to say that the £25 is added to the Barclaycard account NOT the Oyster account! :w00t:


You got a point so I read again and asked Barclaycard to confirm:
'I would like to inform you that the £25 credit will be applied to your Barclaycard OnePulse account and not on the Oyster card balance.'

Sorry my assumption was mistaken.[FONT=verdana,sans-serif] :roll:[/FONT]

Phew - thanks again for confirming, Freeman!

Anybody get credited the £25 pounds? I am having to argue with the help desk for it.

savaloy-sausasge;1334670

Anybody get credited the £25 pounds? I am having to argue with the help … Anybody get credited the £25 pounds? I am having to argue with the help desk for it.



Sorry to hear that Savaloy-Sausage - good luck and please keep us posted on your efforts. Can anyone else confirm that they recieved their money (or not)?

After dealing with the helpdesk over a period of three days and hearing back from a very nice, if a little overly chatty help desk man in the UK (the India help desk was shocking) I did receive my £25 yesterday. They said I applied for the card before the offer started, which is utter tosh but they decided to give me the £25 as I was so unhappy and asked to cancel both my Barclaycards. I would have done it as well! Remember though folks, be nice to the help desk people in the UK, I got SO much better results when you are polite and ask them how they are when they ask you how you are, the problem is not down to them, it is the “system” usually. The people in India are just useless, so say what you want to them as far as I am concerned.
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