We are in the midst of posting a series on downgrade options for each bank’s credit cards. This time it’s Barclays turn (see our other posts covering Chase, Amex, and Citi).
In this post we will discuss the downgrade options for Barclays credit cards.
Downgrade rules for Barclays credit cards
- Same family: You can only product change a card within the same card family or brand.
- Personal to business: You can only downgrade personal cards to personal cards and business cards to business cards (Barclays business cards do not have downgrade options).
- Not always available: Downgrades are NOT guaranteed. They are only available upon eligibility – it’s recommended to ask for a supervisor as they may be able to do downgrades in some cases even if the front rep is not able to.
- Annual fee refund: If you downgrade or close a Barclays card within 60 days of when your annual fee was charged then Barclays will refund you the full annual fee amount.
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Downgrade options for Barclays credit cards
Barclays JetBlue Plus ($99)
You can downgrade the JetBlue Plus ($99) to the JetBlue card ($0) upon eligibility.
Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red ($99)
You can downgrade the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red ($99) to the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator ($0) upon eligibility.
Barclaycard Arrival Plus ($89)- No longer available for new applicants
You can downgrade the Barclaycard Arrival Plus ($89) to the Barclaycard Arrival ($0) upon eligibility.
Barclays Wyndham Earner Plus ($75)
You can downgrade the Wyndham Earner Plus ($75) to the Wyndham Earner ($0) upon eligibility.
JetBlue Business ($99)
There is no downgrade option for the Jetblue Business card ($99).
Barclays Aviator Business ($95)
There is no downgrade option for the Barclays Aviator Business card ($95).
What about Barclays Miles and More Lufthansa?