Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Review Credit Card 5 2016-09-16 09:33:39

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Review

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Rating:
Bottom Line:
Terrific all-around travel card with easy rewards redemption, 50K intro bonus miles (equivalent to $500); no blackout dates or restrictions

Full Review:
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® earned second place in our Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis Best Average Flight & Hotel Rewards category. Featuring an average flight and hotel point value of $2.10 for $100 spent, it offers very generous rewards to its cardholders and even provides an extra 5% point bonus when you redeem your points. To top it of off, new cardholders earn 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days of card membership, equal to a huge $500 bonus.

Cardholders will earn 2 miles per dollar spent on all purchases, a step above many travel cards who only offer extra mile earnings for purchases in specific categories. And the miles are easy to use too; just book your travel and then redeem your miles for a statement credit. Cardholders can use their miles to travel on any airline to any destination without seat restrictions or travel blackout dates. Plus, when you redeem your miles you'll get 5% of these miles back, which is equivalent to a 5% bonus. For example, redeeming 10,000 miles will get you 500 miles deposited into your Rewards bank. This is a significant perk, making it easy to save even more money enjoy extra rewards toward future purchases. In addition, cardholders will enjoy 50,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days of card membership — equal to a whopping $500 — and they can opt-in to receive free FICO® Scores.

Another feature users will appreciate is that they won't have to pay foreign transaction fees when traveling outside the U.S.. These fees can add up quickly, so not having to pay any is a definite money-saver. International travelers will also enjoy the fact that this card has Chip-and-PIN technology, a fairly necessary feature for using credit cards when travelling outside the U.S..

Highlights
  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • Redeem for travel or cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Redemption values vary
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on Balance Transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR will apply, 16.24%, 20.24% or 23.24%, based on your creditworthiness. Please note, there is a fee for balance transfers

Rewards
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases.
  • Earn 50,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit.
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem.

Redeem Rewards
  • Redeem miles for travel, statement credits, gift cards or merchandise.
  • Redeem your miles by booking your flight and redeeming miles for a statement credit. Or redeem your miles for a statement credits toward cruises, car rentals, hotels and more.
  • Minimum redemption amount is 5,000 miles.

Fees and APR
  • Annual Fee: $89 - waived first year.
  • Foreign Transaction Fee: 0%
  • Purchase APR: 16.24%, 20.24% or 23.24%* Variable, depending on credit history.
  • Balance Transfer APR: 0% for 12 months (on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening) for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening, then 16.24%, 20.24% or 23.24%* Variable.
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 3%, Minimum $5.


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Card Details

Purchase APR:16.24%, 20.24% or 23.24%* Variable
Features:Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on all purchases; 50,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 in first 90 days
Annual Fee:$89 - waived first year
Credit Needed:Excellent/Good

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