Last Chance to Get the Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card is being pulled from the market (not taking new applications) on June 7, 2019. h/t View from the Wing

Barclays Arrival Plus Key Features

  • Welcome offer: 70,000 points after $5,000 min spend in the first 90 days

  • Annual fee: $89, waived the first year

  • Earn an unlimited 2x miles for every purchase

  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem

  • No foreign transaction fees

  • Chip and Pin card

Value of Welcome Offer

The Barclays Arrival Plus card has a welcome offer of 70,000 miles after you spend $5,000 within the first 3 months of account opening.

At a minimum, the miles are worth 1 cent per point (CPP) when you redeem them for a travel statement credit toward a qualifying travel purchase.

  • Value of welcome offer = 70k * 1 CPP = $700

When you redeem miles towards travel, you get 5% miles back to use towards your next redemption.

  • Towards travel = 70k * 1 CPP * 5% = $735

The return on spend for the welcome offer is 14.7% when you redeem the miles towards travel.

  • $735 value / $5,000 min spend = 14.7% return on spend

Eligibility Restrictions

Barclays has an unofficial “6/24 Rule” which states that you are unlikely to be approved for a new Barclays card if you have opened more than 6 credit cards from any card issuer in the past 24 months.

However, your mileage may vary. Some people have been rejected at 4/24, and some have been approved at 6/24.



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