Newest Review: ... at Play.com. This does not exclude Play Traders either. I decided to go ahead and apply for this credit card and my husband and I got an... more
Come out to play with MBNA's Play card!
Play.Com MBNA Visa
Member Name: Daisfunky
Play.Com MBNA Visa
Advantages: Easy Application Process, Good Customer Service, Impressive Rewards
Disadvantages: They are not immune to making errors
Whilst surfing the ever-increasingly popular website that is Play.com, I noticed an ad on their home page for a credit card. What reeled me in was their points for play vouchers offer. It means, that for every purchase you make using the Play Credit card, 1% of the value is credited in the form of "play points" to your account. Even better, if you make a purchase on the Play.com website using their credit card, you receive 2% back!
These "Play Points" rack up quickly and can be redeemed for monetary vouchers to be used at Play.com. This does not exclude Play Traders either.
I decided to go ahead and apply for this credit card and my husband and I got an account together. The application process was very simple and we received our cards within a matter of days. No need to send any form of identification or proof of income, no hassles, just a quick telephone conversation and a contract to sign that came through the post the next day!
It's been over a year since I started with the MBNA credit account. Since then I have bought nearly 50 blu rays, all of my children's Christmas presents for this year and I have already got another £50 to spend on whatever I like. I can not tell you just how much of a difference this card has made to my life! In these times of economic decline and financial distress, it is glorious to get something back for your shopping and still have the ability to treat yourself once in a while.
Here's the secret to how I have managed to build up so many points:
Use your card for EVERYTHING. You budget for food, fuel, clothes, utility bills, paying off store cards....right? Use the Play Card and at the end of the month, pay off the card with your debit card. This means that most of the time you are paying no interest- the play card becomes a discount card on everything you buy!
I have called customer services on a couple of occasions, once when we went abroad and found the card had locked. (They now have a simple texting service where you can send them a quick text saying where you will be travelling to and what date, and they won't lock the card!) and I called another time when charges were wrongly made to my account. Both occasions I spoke to a friendly, well-spoken advisor who quickly repaired the problem and didn't waste my time.
I am so pleased with my MBNA experience that I have got another credit card with MBNA which gives me AirMiles.
Summary: A rewarding, trust-worthy credit card with helpful customer services. 10/10