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Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard

Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard

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Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard
  • Earn 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit
  • 0% intro APR on balance transfers and purchases for the first 12 months after account opening. After that, variable APR, currently 14.99% or 18.99%, based upon your creditworthiness.
  • Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other purchases
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Book the travel you want — airfare, hotels, cruises and more and earn miles on your purchase
  • 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
  • Complimentary online FICO® Score access for Barclaycard Arrival cardmembers
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee Credit Needed
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
0% 12 months 0% 12 months 14.99% or 18.99%* (Variable) $0 Excellent Credit

 

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®

Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard  Application
Purchases   Annual Fee : $0
Intro APR : 0% Credit Needed : Excellent Credit
Intro APR Period : 12 months Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard
 
   
Balance Transfer  
Intro APR : 0%
Intro APR Period : 12 months
   
Regular APR : 14.99% or 18.99%* Variable

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® — Staff Review

Dan Ray

By:

Editor-in-chief, CreditCards.com

Published on: 7/16/14

 

The Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard is one of Barclaycard’s offerings within the generic frequent flyer miles category. These cards let you earn miles redeemable on any airline.

Earning Miles
This Arrival World MasterCard rewards you with 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit

Beyond that, cardholders earn miles according to the following schedule:

  • Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other 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

Category: Rewards

  Similar Cards This Card Rankings
Best APR 11.9-15.24% 14.99
Annual Fee $0 $0
Signup Bonus Points 10,000 20,000
Foreign Transaction Fee 0-3% 0%

Overall Ranking: 4.5

How rankings are determined:

We maintain a database that contains rates, fees and terms on hundreds of cards. When evaluating cards, the reviewer compares card terms and features to those of similar cards. On any given attribute, offers are ranked and assigned to quintiles. Cards in the top (best) quintile are rated 5 stars on that attribute. The second quintile receives 4 stars, and so on. If there is not enough distinction between features, all cards may receive the same ranking.

Most cards will compare favorably on some terms and unfavorably on others. Customers are encouraged to determine which feature is most important to them.

Like most cards in this category, this is a fixed-value card, meaning you earn a certain amount of points for every dollar you spend and you can redeem those miles for travel, at a rate of one cent per mile earned.

Given the signup bonus, the travel category bonus and the 10% rebate, there’s plenty of opportunity for consumers to net more than $0.01 in value per dollar of spend (our minimum target in our rankings).

Redeeming miles
Miles are redeemed in the form of a statement credit for any air ticket to any destination on any airline, with no blackout dates or seat restrictions. Miles may also be redeemed for credits for other travel such as cruises, car rentals and hotels.

When you redeem miles for travel, you get 10% of the redeemed miles back into your account, thus reducing your cost of travel. This feature is unique to this card. For example, you can redeem the 20,000 bonus miles you earned towards travel, and get $200 in statement credit. In addition, you will get 2,000 miles deposited back into your account ($20).

Other key features
No foreign transaction fees - Travelers looking to use this card abroad will appreciate the fact that this card does not charge a foreign transaction fee.

No Annual Fee - Like most cards of this type, the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard does not carry an annual fee.

Introductory Rate on Purchases - If you are thinking of making a large purchase, this card offers you an introductory offer of 0% APR for 12 months. This introductory rate does not apply to balance transfers.

Complimentary FICO® Score - Barclaycard Arrival cardmembers receive access to their FICO® Score online.

While the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard does not let you transfer your miles to any specific airline frequent flier account, it is a good card to get since it lets you earn travel rewards on all your spending without charging you an annual fee. This card is a good choice for people who are not loyal to a specific frequent flyer program.

Special note
As of the date of this review, Barclaycard is also offering a version of this card that some consumers may find more appealing: It offers 40,000 bonus miles for the same spend threshold, plus 2x miles on all purchases (rather than travel and dining only, as this card does).  However, this card also includes an $89 annual fee, though that’s waived for the first year.

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* See the online Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® application for details about terms and conditions of offer. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However all credit card information is presented without warranty. When you click on the " Apply Now " button you can review the credit card terms and conditions on the credit card issuer's web site.

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