Barclays Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard best ever signup bonus of 70,000 bonus miles expired a few days ago as it was reported. But now there’s a new link that can still get you this great bonus, posted by DoC.
You can read more about the bonus and the card itself here.
Bonus & Requirement
- Receive a one-time 70,000 miles bonus after you spend $5,000 in Net Purchases within the first ninety (90) days of Account open date and the annual fee has been paid.
$89 Annual Fee (waived first year)
- Earn 2X miles on all purchases
- Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
- No Foreign Transaction Fees
- $89 Annual Fee (not waived)
Earning And Using Miles
Barclays Arrival Plus earns 2% back on all purchases and it gives you 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem. That actually makes it a 2.1% card, hence the $525 valuation for the sign-up bonus. You can redeem your miles for travel statement credits starting at 10,000 miles for $100 toward all or a portion of your travel purchase of $100 or more made within the past 120 days. Miles don’t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing.
This is a great card to have for any frequent traveler. Besides the great current bonus and the 2.1% earning rate, one of its strong points is that it doesn’t keep you tied to any airline or hotel chain. You can use your miles for almost any travel purchase, and you can book however you want. You can book directly with an airline or hotel, or a travel agent or OTA. As long as you use your Barclays Arrival Plus as form of payment, you can reimburse yourself for your travel expenses with your miles.
Applying for the Card
Barclay will usually only approve you for a card every 6 months. If you have a Barclay card, is bet to put some spend on it before applying for another card. They don’t like dormant cardholders. There’s no real limit on the number of cards you can have with Barclay.
They also have a 6/24 rule. That means that they might not approve you if you’ve had more than 6 new cards in the last 24 months. I say might because we’re not sure if it still applies, and even before it was never really a hard rule.
Now they also added the following language:
In addition, you may not be eligible for this offer if, at any time during our relationship with you, we have cause, as determined by us in our sole discretion, to suspect that the account is being obtained or will be used for abusive or gaming activity (such as, but not limited to, obtaining or using the account to maximize rewards earned in a manner that is not consistent with typical consumer activity and/or multiple credit card account applications/openings).