Posted by William Charles on November 19, 2018
Credit Cards

Published on November 19th, 2018 | by William Charles


[Live] Barclay Arrival+ 70,000 Point Sign Up Bonus, With Annual Fee Waived

Note: This bonus isn’t actually live yet. Looks like NerdWallet posted the deal early, I’m guessing we will see all links go live in an hour or two.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Signup for the Barclay Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard and get 70,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 within 90 days.
  • $89 annual fee is waived the first year.

Card Details

  • $89 annual fee, waived first year
  • No foreign transaction fee
  • Points are worth $.01 per point when redeemed for travel (which makes the 70k signup bonus worth $700)
  • Double points on all purchases (effective earning rate of 2.1% back on all purchases)
  • There’s also a 5% bonus after redeeming points (redeem 60,000 points and get 3,000 points bonus, for example)

Our Verdict

Advertisements showing this offer have appeared before and we speculated that this bonus was coming and now we finally have it.  This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on the card, but previous offers were 60,000 points after $3,000 in spend with the $89 annual fee waived.

This is an extra 10,000 points for the exact same requirements. Generally with Barclays as long as you’re approved you’ll get the bonus, it’s just getting approved that’s the issue. I’ll be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.

IMPORTANT: Last we know, Barclay’s has a 6/24 rule on the Arrival+ card. It may not be a hard rule and it’s possible something changes since then, but it affected most people who tried applying last time around. It’s worth reading 26 Things You Should Know About Barclaycard Credit Cards before applying. Don’t forget to apply through Affinityy to get an extra $30.

RelatedCan I Get the Barclay Arrival Plus if I have the No-Fee Arrival?

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The link still comes up with 60k and i think you spelled waived wrong. 🙂

Excellent timing on this one…was getting ready to apply for it.

Almost awesome timing. I was going to try for my 1st Barclay in January (5/24 atm) as I will have property tax, and insurance coming due.

I hope it stay until that time period.

Do you just eat the fee for property taxes or is there none in your region?

My county charges a little under 2.3% fee for credit cards, so net not losing much on a 2% rewards card and would quickly achieve the bonus.

Same. I’ve used property taxes to satisfy some of the higher spend requirements. My state charges 2.5% so you’re basically paying that 0.5% difference to get the sign-up bonus. Not as efficient as meeting the spend organically, but easy way to churn more quickly.

I see only 60K if I click this link.

You should read the top note at the beginning of this page.

Ah.. thank you for pointing, Sam.

Applied for the card a month ago for 60K 🙁
Any chance they’d match the bonus?

Please update if they do, i just got this card last week.

Barclay’s has matched a signup bonus for me before, but only through calling. Secure Message and Chat were turned down.

Just had a chance to call. They said no.

Just called and they said no

If only Barclays gave me a card
Stuck on their 6/24

So its $840, pretty good.
(70k plus 10k after 5k minimum spend requirement plus 4k (5% back) after redeeming the 80k).

I’m assuming this card maintains the ability to transfer to Aeroplan at 1.4 cpp and JAL at 1.7 cpp?


Not the same product. These miles aren’t transferable.

Can you share nerdwallet link where they mentioned this? Still opening 60k link.

Got denied for being over 6/24 last week 😩

For Barclays, do business cards count against 6/24?

I think so. I applied for the business Jet Blue and got the “too many accounts recently opened” messgae

if it shows up on your personal credit report, then yes, they will count the biz card toward your X/24 status

Applied for this card a few weeks ago. I will be sending an SM to match this bonus. I also applied for the Aviator Business card the same day and got approved for both cards. Aviator bonus had recently changed to 50K from 60K so I have already sent an SM to match that bonus. I will update once I hear back from them.

My friend had applied and approved for 60k offer. He called in and got matched to 70k no problem.

When did he apply for the card?

Thanks.. Which number he called? and Was it upgraded instantly or a case is created

70k offer is live now

Thanks, reposted

Any evidence whether they do or don’t consider AU for the 6/24 rule?

Both SO and me declined.

Is it possible to redeem it for cash?

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