Highest Offer Ever! Earn 70,000 Miles For Spending $5,000 On The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard!

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For a limited time only, you can earn 70,000 bonus miles for opening a Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard® and spending $5,000 within 90 days.

That means you’ll have 80,000 miles after you spend $5K in 90 days as the card earns 2 miles per dollar spent.

The $89 annual fee is also waived for the first year with this limited time offer. See rates and fees here.

That’s signup bonus on this card has ranged from 40K-60K in the past. This is the first time there is a public offer for 70K miles.

You can earn this bonus even if you have earned it in the past, though you won’t be able to get the card if you currently have one open.

The card gives 2 miles for every dollar you spend on net purchases plus a 5% refund when you redeem miles so you effectively earn 2.11 miles per dollar spent or 2.11% back on all purchases.  The 5% refund means that the 70,000 mile signup bonus is really more valuable as you’ll get 3,500 of those miles back after you redeem the miles for a cash refund.  Of course when you redeem those 3,500 miles you’ll also get a 5% refund, ad infinitum. The 5% refund posts within 1-2 weeks of making a redemption.

The high signup bonus and the 5% rebate on redemptions makes this card one of most lucrative cards out there for everyday purchases. It’s a great way to earn tickets for travel to Israel for example as you’ll never have to deal with capacity controls or blackout dates. Just buy a ticket and then go online to use your miles to get a refund.

Miles is a bit of a misnomer, really they just mean cents with each mile being worth 1 cent towards travel. These miles aren’t transferable to any airlines. The way it works is you book travel via any booking site and then you can just go online to your Barclaycard account and request that the purchase be refunded using your points.

You can refund any purchase that is categorized as:

  • Airlines
  • Hotels or motels
  • Timeshares
  • Campgrounds
  • Car rental agencies
  • Cruise lines
  • Travel agencies
  • Discount travel site
  • Trains
  • Buses
  • Taxis/Uber/Lyft
  • Limousines
  • Ferries

The nice thing about these points is that you can book travel on any site and can decide later what you want to get refunded with your points. There’s no need to book with a specific booking portal, so you can shop around for the best deals.

After spending $5,000 on a new card you’ll have 80,000 points. If you then spend $800 on plane tickets, hotels, rentals cars, etc, you can redeem points to have the full purchase price refunded and you’ll also get a refund of 4,000 points to use on future travel.

The other nice thing is that you can redeem points for part of a purchase. In other words if you want to buy a $900 flight and only have 80,000 points, you can choose to credit the 80,000 points against the flight charge and you’ll get a $800 refund, despite not having enough points to cover the entire flight. Plus you’ll get back 4,000 points as a rebate for making a redemption.

Note that the minimum redemption amount is $100.

There are no foreign transaction fees. Your miles won’t expire as long as you are a cardholder. You’ll also get a free monthly FICO score with this card.

This card has a true chip and pin system, so you can use it at automated kiosks in Europe that don’t accept most US chip and signature cards.

This card will only require 1 hard pull as opposed to cards from Capital One which require hard pulls from all 3 credit bureaus. Best of all Barclaycard will typically pull from your Transunion credit report.  Most banks pull from Experian though this does vary by state. If you are NJ or NY based you shouldn’t have almost any credit pulls on your Transunion report if you don’t have Barclaycards.

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jeff

i planned on applying for this card and i am glad i procrastinated…
i will be using your link!

Tom

Great card, i used the 40k deal in the past, and simply moved to lower tier card after the first year.

SrulyP

If I have the base arrival card (not the +) can I get approved?

dave

I was denied in the past for this reason

Toda

If it only pulls a report from TransUnion will Chase count it towards 5/24?
Toda

as2

It makes no difference where it pulls from. It reports to your credit at least once a month, and chase will see that.

Joe S

What is 5/24 ? What do you mean with that ?

samty

i think if u open more than 5 cc in 24 months chase wont allow u to open one with them. people try to open chase cards first because after they can open other cards

Sam

I had the card but downgraded it to the free card 6 months ago. Can I signup now and get the bonus?

mike101

if I had this card opened two years ago and I downgraded it about a year ago to arrival card am I eligible for the offer ?

Yaakov

Does anybody know what the minimum credit requirements would be for this card? I don’t have bad credit but I have short credit history (about 2 years). I also got a bunch of pills recently for a car loan that I applied for.

Mordy

@Dan would I be able to upgrade my standard Barclay card arrival to this Barclay card arrival+ and get the sign up bonus?

Malkiel

No

Stuart

Does this card have any additional benefits besides this bonus?

6/24 Rule

Was just denied for having too many recent applications. Currently at 6/24 including business cards.

as2

Call recon

levi

number?

Maifriend

Will I be approved if I closed the card in the last couples of months?

Dave

Is this card better for everyday spending than the CSP? It would seem so but I know Dan normally says the CSP or CSR is best.

Joel

Denied to many accounts in the last 24 months
I’m at 7/24
At least only one TU pull

Amy

Which deal is better this or the current 300K offer from Capital One?

Ellie

If I have another Barclaycard that I’m not getting much value from, is there a way to upgrade it to this card and still get the sign up bonus? Or should I just cancel the other card?

Erika Hamilton

ANy idea how long this offer will last?

Liz

Dan, what does it mean when it says my application is being reviewed and that they can’t give me an immediate decision. Is it likely to be approved or denied? I don’t think I’ve opened 6 cards in the past 24 months.

Akiva

What airlines can I redeem these points with? What other point system does this compare to?

Sean

I don’t travel and have close to 100k points between 2 accounts. Any ways to redeem them for the full value other than travel?

Yonah

I was just approved for this card a couple of weeks ago, do you know if they will match the offer?

Toda

Will this count toward 5/24 with Chase?

as2

Yes

Toda

Thank you.
Is that because they only pull a report from TU, but once the account is open they report activity to all 3 agencies?

Bob Dole

any indication on when this deal expires?

jack

if i have the Barclays Arrival card (no annual fee) can get this card? or is it considered the same family?

sholom

what is the difference between this card and the spark business cash in regards to 2% cashback
is this card the same but better because you get 5% refund every time you redeem the points??

PRR

How long will this offer be available? I just closed my Arrival+ 1 month ago but still have a 0% interest balance on it. Would rather apply after that is paid off next month just in case the existing balance causes a problem.

NatiG

Any chance bookings on the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal are refunded?

Gmanush

Usually you can’t get the bonus if you opened/closed within 2 years.
If I had this card and closed it exactly 1 year ago, can I still get the bonus?

Jason

Are these points redeemable for cash back like chase points?

as2

I’m at 8/24 and got the pending message. Checked status online, and was denied. One call to recon and was approved. 6/24 is definitely not a hard rule.

8/24

I am at 8/24 and was declined. I called and was told that i have too many accounts open. They didn’t want to tell me the exact amount of accounts you can have to get the card. They said that it’s company policy and nothing can be done. The manager wasn’t of any help either. oh well

Rlev

Applied, my application need to be reviewed (and I have very good credit score). I called the number in the post and after about a 10 min call, I was approved over the phone.

Thanks Dan

Liz

I called the recon department. Is it normal but they want me to mail them a copy of my drivers license, Social Security card, and bank statement?. They don’t except email only physical mail. Sounded strange

Miriam

Isn’t Freedom unlimited better for everyday spending? With the CSR you get 2.25%.

freecountry

you could use miles the miles to cover the the annual fee if you have to pay.from barclays. Redeem miles for your annual fee.
Did you know you can redeem your miles for your annual fee within the travel statement credit category? Your annual fee is considered a travel purchase and can be redeemed starting at 2,500 miles for $25. Redeem anytime within 120 days of your annual fee posting to your account. Please refer to the Travel Statement Credit Redemptions section of your Reward Rules for updates.

Dov77

If i was approved and added spouse as additional card holder can i apply as well for another card for the spouse?

mark

i literally closed this card 4-6 weeks ago. will i still get the bonus again ?

Mark

I’ll answer my own question, their customer service just explained i was turned down because i just had the card recently @dan.

dave

Dan you may want to add to the post that having the non plus version of the card may deny you this version(Arrival plus). I believe that is Barclays policy?

Cc sick

Can you clarify a bit more clear if this will affect the 5/24 from Chase New Jersey

Joell

As others have asked ..If I have downgraded to the lower version of this card. Can I still get this sign up bonus? I think it’s a good card to use for spirit bookings. As you can no longer use ultimate rewards

Sam

Thanks Dan! If they gave me a credit line of less than $5k, how can I qualify for the miles?

Joel

Spend, pay it off and spend again

S Lange

Makes sense. Thanks Joel!

sammyonetwo

just got the card last week already spent the 5 k think thell just give me miles like that?

yisroel

Will an ezpass transaction be eligible for refund?

Azar

I used to have US Airways card, which was transferred to this one, I think, before I downgraded it to no-fee card. Can I still get a sign-up bonus?

jack

was just denied because i already have the regular one. sucks 🙁

Sam

Even after calling reconsideration? Did u originally get the regular card or downgraded from plus?

Jack

Yea even after calling the recon. I had the arrival plus so they denied me

Yakov

I closed mine before applying, and still… The same. Sucks.

boss

anyone know how much they worth

Sara Karasik

Thanks Dan!
Application process took 30 seconds, and I got an instant approval.

DMW

My credit score is approx 685 – seeking advice on whether to apply for this card now, or wait till score goes up a bit? Thanks!

Sarah Einhorn

If I had the card in the past is it possible to get approved a second time?

Yakov

Only after 24+ months past closing the previous Arrival card.

el

How long would an offer like this last? I want for both me and my husband but don’t think we’ll hit the spend threshold in 3 months..if i can stagger it by a couple month we could meet it. but will this offer likely still be here in a couple months?

el

If I downgrade to a lower card to avoid next years annual fee, do I get to keep my points?

el

OK thanks

abe

Dan. What is the 300,000 offer on this card? Thank you.

Esther

Will an ez pass transaction be eligible for refund?

abe

Hi. I do not see the 300k offer on Capital spark miles for business for $50,000 spending. It It shows only 200k. thanks.

s

do you know how long this deal will be available?

Anom

I got a pending message, even though I havent applied for a new cc in years. What could be the reason and what should I do to get approved?

bob

got the card 6 weeks ago at bonus of 60,000. i called and asked to be bumped up to the 70,000 bonus. they told me that they are only honoring whoever got the card within the last 30 days.

anyone out there have different information??

Mk

What card should I apply for with this card

Capital One Spark

Hi, I applied for the CapitalOne Spark and I got an email saying my application is pending. I applied for a biz card under my official name. Should i call them and push or wait to hear from them? tia

Yakov

Apparently it’s subject to 24 months waiting after closing a previous Arrival account. I kept a downgraded Arrival card; closed it yesterday to become eligible; applied for a new card today and was declined. Called recon, the rep 1st said that I was declined because of another active Arrival acct, I said I closed yesterday, the rep apologized and then said that I was actually declined because I recently used a similar bonus, have to wait 24 months after the closure of previous Arrival card.

Ben

@Dan
if i have a barclaycard rewards world MasterCard, can i ask them to transfer it over to the arrival plus instead of applying again?
Thanks.

yoni

In the FAQ section the very first point ‘How many bonus miles will I earn…’ says ‘this limited time offer is available only to first time card members…’

Is that not actually enforced if you’re approved for the card?

Hear yea!

I got the card after calling two days after applying and hearing that I wasn’t accepted I ask to have it accepted, they accepted me!

mark

Is this card worth opening and using if I have the following:
Ulimited Freedom (1)
Freedome regular (2)
SP
SR
Ink Plus (old card)

I have never had a barlcaycard before- Is it worth doing it?

Yossi Rosenberg

if i got this card over 2 years ago will i get the sign up bonus

Nathan

“You can earn this bonus even if you have earned it in the past, though you won’t be able to get the card if you currently have one open.”

Recon said I need to wait 24 months before I am eligible again.

James

Is CDW primary on Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard?
Just wondering as not discussed in post.
Thank you!!!

sam

no

Joe S

Great card !

Duvi

They pull Transunion and Experian. <>

Randy Heller

Dan, your post from April lists “Barclays 1.4K:1K” as a common exchange rate for miles for several airline loyalty programs. https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/mileage-expiration-guide-for-38-loyalty-programs-how-to-keep-your-points-from-expiring-and-how-to-bring-them-back-to-life-after-theyve-expired/

What does that mean if these miles aren’t transferable (sorry if this is a foolish question)?

Moshe

Whats the number to call i was declined

myi

https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/cas/applications/search

To check the application.

most approved instantly? or went into pending?

zow

Dear Dan,
B’H, It has been a good few months for me and DW for CC apps. In October, we each got approved for Citi Premier. I was approved for CapOne Spark a few weeks ago. And today she was approved for A+, all applications through your links.
Wishing you a chag urim sameach, freilicheh chanukah, and continued nachas and hatzlacha in all you do.
zow

bin

does balance transfer count in the spend?

Aryeh

Does spending on ezpass count as travel?

Dovid

I can only meet the spend on one card at a time. I presently have this offer as well as a private offer on CitiPremier with a 60k bonus and an offer on United Explorer with 65k bonus. I presently have the Chase Trifecta (CF, CFU, CSR)
Which should I get first assuming they won’t last?

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