Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® Offers 70,000 Bonus Miles for a Limited Time

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® Offers 70,000 Bonus Miles for a Limited Time

November 19, 2018         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Beginning today, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® will feature a 70,000 mile early spend bonus for new customers. This offer is only available for a limited time, and is the highest bonus Barclaycard has ever had.

To earn the bonus miles, users must spend at least $5,000 on the card in the first 90 days. The 70,000 miles can be converted into $700 worth of travel expenses.

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard® offers unlimited double miles for all purchases (two miles per $1 spent). Cardmembers get 5% miles back on every redemption to use toward their next redemption, so if you use 10,000 miles, you get 500 miles put back in your rewards account. There are no hotel, airline or seat restrictions for mileage redemption, and the miles can be applied as a statement credit for a travel-related purchase. The miles will not expire as long as the account is active and in good standing.

While most chip-enabled credit cards have chip-and-signature security, this Barclaycard has chip-and-PIN capabilities. PINs are much more secure than signatures, making them a preferred option for the payments industry. Many retailers and attorney generals are pushing for America to move toward chip-and-PIN, but the adoption among card issuers has been slow thus far.

Barclaycard did not say when the bonus offer will end. The Arrival Plus card has an $89 annual fee, but it is waived for the first year. The card also has no foreign transaction fee and 0% APR for balance transfers for the first 12 billing cycles. The card has an APR of 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% variable based on your creditworthiness.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of November 19, 2018. For up-to-date information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website. Many of the offers on this article are from our affiliate partners, and may be compensated if you take action with any of our affiliate partners.


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