Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard® Review: Credit Cards

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Bottom Line:
Travel rewards card winner with a value of $2.20 for every $100 spent, 40k intro bonus miles (equivalent to $400)
Full Review:
5 2015-04-27 16:46:14 Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard® earned first place in our 2014 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis Best Average Flight & Hotel Rewards category as the travel card with the highest point value. Featuring an average flight and hotel point value of $2.20 for $100 spent, it offers very generous rewards to its cardholders and even provides an extra 10% point bonus when you spend your miles on travel. To top it of off, new cardholders earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership, equal to a huge $400 bonus.

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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, if you pay for travel with your miles you'll get 10% of these miles back, which is equivalent to a 10% bonus. For example, redeeming 10,000 miles for travel will get you 1,000 miles deposited into your Rewards bank. This is a significant perk, making it easy to save even more money on travel and enjoy extra rewards toward future travel purchases. In addition, cardholders will enjoy 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of card membership — equal to a whopping $400 — 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 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit.
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases — Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing.
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits.
  • Chip card for increased confidence and convenience to pay abroad as easily as you do at home.
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country.
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers.

Rewards
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases.
  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit.
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits.
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country.

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 2,500 miles.

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Fees and APR
  • Annual Fee: $89 - Waived first year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Purchase APR: 14.99% or 18.99% Variable APR, depending on credit history.
  • Balance Transfer APR: 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening, then Purchase APR. Balance transfer fee is either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.



 
Card Details:

Purchase APR:14.99% or 18.99% Variable
Features:Earn 2 miles per dollar spent on all purchases; 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 in first 90 days
Annual Fee :$89 - Waived first year
Credit Needed:Excellent

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