Published on June 13th, 2018 | by Chuck41
Barclay Arrival+ to have 60,000 Points Signup Bonus Starting July 1st [worth $630 in Travel, $89 Annual Fee]
(We’ll add a direct link when it becomes available)
Barclay’s pulled the Arrival Plus card entirely for new signups back in March/April when they launched the Arrival Premier card – a card that comes with $150 annual fee and no signup bonus – to give the premium card “a clean launch.” And they’re now bringing back applications on the Arrival Plus card, as was told to Gary at Viewfromthewing.
The card will become available online on July 1st, and some mailer offers are being sent out already this week. They also have a special signup bonus coming:
- Signup for the Barclay Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard and get 60,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 within 90 days.
- $89 annual fee is not waived the first year.
- $89 annual fee
- No foreign transaction fee
- Points are worth $.01 per point when redeemed for travel (which makes the 60k signup bonus worth $600)
- 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)
Looks like the Arrival+ card is here to stay. They’ve never offered more than a 50,000 points bonus on the card, but honestly I’d rather the old offer of 50k which had the $89 annual fee waived the first year and had a lower spend threshold of $3,000. Either way, this offer is definitely a very nice offer and well worth considering.
Remember that Barclay doesn’t limit us to once bonus per life – so long as you don’t currently have the card you can signup again. It’s not quite as simple to get approved if you currently hold the no-fee Arrival card; worth cancelling that first if you’d like to try for this offer.
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.
Hat tip again to VFTW