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DaveHanson said:   No data breach / number change here.

barrytuneup, IMO used strategically this is actually a very valuable card, especially if you use Priceline at least occasionally and watch for their special offers.
 

 
Agreed, this is a great card.  I have the grandfathered 2%/5% version.  It's particularly good with the hotel express deals (coded as NYOP for redemption) since it's fairly straightforward to figure out which hotel you'll end up with.  NYOP car rentals are also typically excellent deals so long as you don't mind waiting at the counter.

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Am posting this just as a heads up for others:

I have not received my bonus points for my Q2 2014 purchases in bonus categories.  For the specifics of that offer, see here:

Link to Q2 2014 categories 

Apparently not everyone received that bonus offer.  I know I did and I know I signed up because I still have the confirming e-mail.

Those bonus points should have been awarded with statement received last month.  It did not happen.  I decided to give the matter one more month.  Yesterday my most recent statement arrived.  No points!

I look for the bonus points on my statement in the Priceline Rewards Summary, on the "Adjustments" line.

Also, when bonus points are awarded, there is a short "Congratulations" message on the first page of my statement under "Customer News".

In the past I've not experienced any problems with this.  The points showed up like clockwork.  Dunno what's going on.  Will have to give them a call. 
 

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This happened to me, too.  I sent a message via their website and in response they claimed that I never signed up for the bonus.  Luckily, I had kept the email confirmation from months earlier when I signed up for the bonus.  It contained a link to view the email via a browser.  I responded, giving that link.  They relented and said that they created a case to get the bonus applied to my account.

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bluechalk said:   This happened to me, too.  I sent a message via their website and in response they claimed that I never signed up for the bonus.  Luckily, I had kept the email confirmation from months earlier when I signed up for the bonus.  It contained a link to view the email via a browser.  I responded, giving that link.  They relented and said that they created a case to get the bonus applied to my account.
  
Thank you, bluechalk, for posting.  I appreciate it.

It is disappointing to get confirmation on this one.  You would hope they would not be pulling this kind of crap.

Also, since they award the points so late anyway and owing to the passage of so much time, I guess they figure card holders will not pick this stuff up.  I'll admit, it took me a while to go back and piece together all the elements of this.  Q2 is long over.  And like I wrote earlier, I even gave this an extra month, just in case.

This is disappointing.  And it certainly makes me much more suspicious of such offers going forward.    

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Still loving this card. A week does not go by without a clerk commenting on the Shatner picture.

I am honestly shocked that Barclays has continued to grandfather legacy cardholders at 2 points per dollar. Hell, they even round purchases up for rewards purposes. For instance, a $3.60 purchase gets 8 points, just like a $4 purchase, rather than the 7 points a $3.50 purchase would get. This was easily the best $0 AF rewards card available at the time, assuming you made at least SOME Priceline purchases during the year. I've been regularly getting 2.6%+ back on everything thanks to the generous discounts on NYOP/Express Deal redemptions. This makes it even more attractive than the Arrival+ card, for which they charge an $89 annual fee.

My only real complaint is the length of time it takes to get a replacement. I've had fraud issues twice in the last two years (an $8,000 Qatar Airways charge after a bartender held onto my card 'to start a tab', and the Home Depot breach)... each time it took well over a week to get a new card delivered to my mailbox. AMEX always overnights them but for whatever reason, Barclays refuses to comp that for me despite the fact that I literally charge everything I can onto it - bills, groceries, gas, general merchandise, charitable contributions, etc. The only two categories I don't charge onto this card are foreign spend and Costco.

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sullim4 said:   Still loving this card. A week does not go by without a clerk commenting on the Shatner picture.

I am honestly shocked that Barclays has continued to grandfather legacy cardholders at 2 points per dollar. Hell, they even round purchases up for rewards purposes. For instance, a $3.60 purchase gets 8 points, just like a $4 purchase, rather than the 7 points a $3.50 purchase would get. This was easily the best $0 AF rewards card available at the time, assuming you made at least SOME Priceline purchases during the year. I've been regularly getting 2.6%+ back on everything thanks to the generous discounts on NYOP/Express Deal redemptions. This makes it even more attractive than the Arrival+ card, for which they charge an $89 annual fee.

My only real complaint is the length of time it takes to get a replacement. I've had fraud issues twice in the last two years (an $8,000 Qatar Airways charge after a bartender held onto my card 'to start a tab', and the Home Depot breach)... each time it took well over a week to get a new card delivered to my mailbox. AMEX always overnights them but for whatever reason, Barclays refuses to comp that for me despite the fact that I literally charge everything I can onto it - bills, groceries, gas, general merchandise, charitable contributions, etc. The only two categories I don't charge onto this card are foreign spend and Costco.

  
Agreed it remains a really good card.  Competition from Quicksilver (at 1.5% unlimited) has likely helped keep it alive at 2% unlimited.

Like with yourself, Priceline has been my go-to every day spender for several years.  However, more recently I am shifting food (groceries) and gasoline purchases over to Barclays Sallie Mae.  Am doing this to obtain the additional 3% rewards pickup in those two categories.

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shinobi1 said:   ........more recently I am shifting food (groceries) and gasoline purchases over to Barclays Sallie Mae.  Am doing this to obtain the additional 3% rewards pickup in those two categories.
  Don't forget the 5% rebate from Sallie Mae at Amazon.

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