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Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Increases Bonus to 50,000 Points

UPDATE( Sept. 21, 2017): The increased bonus offer to 50,000 points is no longer available. However, this card still offers a 40,000 mile bonus offer and is one of the best rewards cards out there.

Barclaycard is clearly making a real push to drive new cardholders to its  Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® instead of the no-annual fee version of the card.  The main change I wanted to quickly write about today is that new cardholders can now earn 50,000 points, worth $500 in travel credit, after spending $3,000 during the first 90 days.  Previously, the bonus was only 40,000 points, making this an opportunity to earn an additional $100 in value after meeting the $3,000 spending threshold.

When compared to the no annual fee version of the card, I've always been a big fan of upgrading to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. Not only is the $89 annual fee waived for the first year, but cardholders can also earn 2 miles per dollar spent on all purchases, similar to the Captial One Venture card's rewards structure. That's a good deal. Now it's obviously an even better deal considering the increase in the sign-up bonus to 50,000 points. In addition, remption of points is quite flexible, and every time you do redeem points you will receive a 5% kickback in miles to put towards your next redemption. That's something the Venture card doesn't offer.

For more details on the comparison between the two versions of the card, check out my post "Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard Review: To Pay - Or Not To Pay - The Annual Fee." And If you were on the fence before because the 40,000 point sign-up bonus from Barclay was smaller than other similar travel credit cards on the market, now is definitely a good time to jump in and add this card to your wallet. $500 in travel credit, 2 miles per dollar spent, and no annual fee for the first year makes this card a great way to enjoy your first experience with Barclaycard.

Already using the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®? Let us know what you think of Barclay and the card in the comments below.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite MasterCard®

Get 40,000 points after spending $3,000 during the first 90 days plus earn 2 miles per dollar spent on all purchases.

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