Barclays Supersavers club offered a binder, stationery, a regular Smash Hits-style magazine, and a plethora of competitions to its young members.
Barclays Supersavers club offered a binder, stationery, a regular Smash Hits-style magazine, and a plethora of competitions to its young members. A typical issue of Super Saver magazine – brought to you by Barclay the Eagle – would feature BMX tips, the chance to visit a recording studio in New York, and an interview with Spandau Ballet, as well as money-making suggestions, special offers and even rudimentary tax advice.
By the early 1990s, Barclay the Eagle had become Barclay Bill. The moneybox was still a feature for account-holders – this time a cuddly figure of the bird with a coin slot under its hat. The “Junior BarclayPlus” account also came with “exciting prizes to be won, money-saving ideas and a great cartoon featuring the adventures of Barclay Bill.” At the age of 11, graduating to a BarclayPlus account, promotional material in the archives says that customers would be “able to get discounts on records or tapes at Our Price music stores”.