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This post comes from Logan Abbott, editor of the credit cards section of MyRatePlan.com.
This year has seen Barclaycard launch a host of great new credit card offers. With the Arrival World MasterCard, Barclaycard has created an excellent travel rewards credit card for people with excellent credit.
- Earn 40,000 bonus miles. Cardholders can earn 40,000 bonus miles if they spend $1,000 on purchases in the first three months after opening the account. With Barclaycard’s rewards program, 40,000 miles is the equivalent to $400 off your next vacation.
- Earn double miles on all purchases. Cardholders earn 2 reward miles for each dollar spent on all purchases. There is no limit on the amount of miles you can earn.
- No foreign transaction fees. The card is definitely geared toward travel because it assesses no foreign transaction fees.
- Earn miles back when you redeem them. Cardholders can earn 10 percent of their miles back when they redeem them for hotels, flights, cruises, auto rentals and more.
- TripIt Pro subscription. Cardholders are automatically enrolled in TripIt Pro, which is a mobile travel plan organizer. The retail value for this subscription is $49.
- Annual fee waived in the first year. The annual fee for the card is $89, but it’s waived in year one.
- Zero-percent APR introductory period on purchases. The card offers a 0 percent introductory APR on purchases for 12 months.
- Annual fee. Although the card waives the annual fee in the first year, it still carries an annual fee of $89 for every year thereafter.
- No intro period on balance transfers. This may be reaching for negatives, but while the card offers a 12-month introductory period of 0 percent APR on purchases, it does not extend the same offer for balance transfers.
Get it if: You have excellent credit and are looking for a great travel rewards credit card. This card is one of the best travel-oriented cards currently available.
Forget it if: You have less than stellar credit, or want a card with no annual fee.
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