Posted by William Charles on March 28, 2017
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Published on March 28th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Targeted Barclaycard Spending Bonuses For Q2

Barclaycard regularly sends out targeted spending bonuses each quarter. These have just gone out for Q2 2017, so check your e-mail and keep an eye out for these offers (sometimes they also snail mail them out or they’ll show up in your account). Here are the offers people have reporting receiving:

American Airlines Aviator Red

  • Earn 2x miles on all purchases, up to 2,500 bonus miles via reader Tracy G & @VM4827
  • Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles via paandemic

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Barclaycard Arrival

  • Bonus 2x points on all gas, departent stores and home improvement purchases purchases (making it 3x points) up to 2,500 in extra points via reader Jake

Cash Forward

  • Bonus 2% cash back on all gas, grocery and home improvement purchases purchases (making it 3.5% cash back) up to $25 in extra cash back via reader Frank

JetBlue

  • Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on gas stations, home improvement stores & department stores, max of 2,500 bonus miles via @nicholas_falco

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Hawaiian

  • Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles via reader Richard

Lufthansa

  • Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles via Diamond Vargas

Priceline

  • Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles via reader Yoel S

Wyndham

  • Earn 2x bonus points (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus points via John K

Upromise

  • Bonus 2% cash back on all gas, grocery and home improvement purchases purchases (making it 3% cash back) up to $25 in extra cash back via reader Denb

Our Verdict

Cap of 2,500 points/miles on these offers means that they aren’t very attractive at all. They used to offer 5,000/10,000 miles for meeting certain spend requirements each month for 3-4 months, those offers were significantly better. Share any similar deals you received in the comments below and I’ll add them to the post.



33 Responses to Targeted Barclaycard Spending Bonuses For Q2

  1. Jackie J says:

    I got one for my Lufthansa Barclay card and I cancelled it a month ago

  2. Frank says:

    Mentioned this on r/churning but my cash forward card was targeted for an extra 2% up to 25$. Makes the card a 3.5% cashback card for the next $1250 spend. Becomes even better with the 5% redemption rebate

  3. Audrey says:

    Is JetBlue grocery stores and restaurants, which are already 2x, or gas stations and department stores as pictured?

  4. Sam says:

    Waiting if anything come through for upromise or cash forward card. Will post update if any

  5. Kat says:

    I received:

    Earn 2X American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles for every $1 spent on all purchases you make, up to 2,500 miles.¹

    (for the aa aviator card)

  6. denb says:

    i got one for my upromise account. 2% bonus for shopping at grocery, home improvement and gas stations.

      • denb says:

        The upromise base is 1% so the statement you made above should be 3% total not 3.5%. I have only been using the card for online purchases through the Upromise portal. As a result of your error I looked up the terms and discovered there are other places to get bonus. I recently bought a refrigerator from Pennys online. I used my Amx card because I always had good response on warranty insurance so I only got the 3% cash back. I didn’t realize that I would have gotten 6% from the upromise credit card and plus the cash back from upromise portal. There are so many details to keep up with. I lost $24 on that error. Apparently the base for department stores is 2%

  7. Jake says:

    My offer is:

    1) Use your Barclaycard Arrival™ MasterCard® between 4/1/17 – 6/30/17 at: Gas Stations, Home Improvement Stores, Department Stores

    2) Earn 2X bonus miles for every $1 spent, up to 2,500 miles.¹

    3.There’s even more just around the corner. Remember, your 2X bonus miles are in addition to the 2X miles you already earn on travel and dining and the 1X miles you earn everywhere else.

    ¹ This bonus offer is for select cardmembers and is not transferable. If you close your account or switch to another product during the promotional period, you will no longer be eligible for this promotion or any miles that you may have accrued. Qualified cardmembers who activate by May 31, 2017, will earn 2 bonus miles for every one dollar ($1) in new eligible purchase(s) in the qualifying purchase categories that are not later returned or rescinded with a transaction date that posts to their account between April 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017, up to a maximum of 2,500 bonus miles. Eligible purchases are defined by merchant category codes. Each merchant designates a category code to assign to purchases in each of the qualifying categories above. Although most qualifying purchases will use merchant category codes selected for this offer, it is possible that some have designated a merchant category code that is not classified as such and therefore any purchases made will not qualify for the promotion. To be eligible for this offer and to receive the bonus miles, the cardmember’s account must be open, active and in good standing. Purchases made during periods when the cardmember’s account is delinquent, their balance exceeds their credit line or their account is otherwise not in good standing do not qualify for this offer. The bonus miles will appear on the cardmember’s statement 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion.

  8. Yoel Shimon says:

    Priceline Visa:

    Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles

  9. calwatch says:

    I got grocery, home improvement, and restaurants. During the next quarter I’ll probably use it on restaurants as 3X miles is better than I would get on my other cards.

  10. Lantean says:

    I received Earn 2x bonus miles (3x total) on grocery stores, home improvement stores & restaurants, max of 2,500 bonus miles on my Aviator… the problem is these miles are nearly impossible to redeem domestically. Some of the partners have decent availability but who can travel to Asia all the time?

    plus in 3 days Freedom will 5x at grocery stores and CSR is 3x at restaurants already… so that leaves home improvement… and I’m a renter.

    so overall… BLAH

  11. Nick says:

    Got one for the Apple Rewards card that offers 2 extra points per $ at gas stations, home improvement stores, and department stores in Q2.

  12. Jan B says:

    IMHO, this could be one response to Discover’s 5% CB on home improvement/wholesale club for 2nd quarter (?). The max payout for that is $75.00.

    Comparing apples and pears, I guess, 2500 airline miles are comparable to $75. Curious, I checked AA and 3000 miles are sold for $88.50.

    Hmm, seems airline miles are as expensive for them as they are to consumers when purchased straight out, although I’m sure there is a contractual break for them based on volume, too.

    Just one humble observation.

  13. Jeff H says:

    I have a CashForward card with 12 month APR 0% benefit ending Mid April. I was just notified my CL has been increased 10% without my request.
    DoC in effect “made me look”.

    Earn 2% bonus cash rewards for every $1 spent, up to $25 cash rewards, on qualifying purchases between April 1 through June 30, 2017.

    Fine print: Bonus to be paid one or two months after offer expires just like Elan Financial does.

  14. mommafrica says:

    Aviator Silver: 2X miles

  15. juanbeny says:

    I got the 2x additional up to 2,500 miles category spend in email.

    I also got 5,000 miles after $1,000 spend from retention offer.

    Do they stack?

  16. Abey says:

    I got it in the mail today 2x bonus miles on AA aviator on all purchases up to 2,500 thats 3 AA points per dollar. Not bad.
    Btw you have to call 1866-928-3075 by 5/31 to activate the offer.

  17. DaWoodMan1 says:

    Hello DoC,

    This is probably targeted but I received a AAdvantage Aviator spending bonus offer in my email. Spend $750 in April, May, and June ($2250 total but has to be spread out over the 3 months) and get 10k AA miles 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion. Missing the mark in any of the 3 months, disqualifies you from the bonus. No sign-up necessary.

    I can forward the email to DoC, where should I send it?

    James

  18. susan says:

    Hell DoC – I received an offer for 3x on all purchases for my Barclaycard Aaviator. It does not specify what a “purchase” is so I am wondering if this means anything I charge to the card (i.e. pay the gas, electric, cable etc). What are your thoughts?

    I ask also because my Citibank AAdvantage card also sent me an offer that states 5x on eligible purchases like dining, shopping, groceries and more! So I wonder if this excludes gas, cable, electric.

    so confusing to keep track of these……..

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