I’ve written before about the Barclay Arrival card, and why I think it is just about the best place to put non-signup-bonus, non-category spend.
(READ: Barclay Arrival, Citi Thank you, and CapitalOne Venture – points that count as cash)
My wife and I both have the Barclay Arrival card (though unfortunately, you can’t transfer Arrival points between accounts). I know that there are many others that do as well, so I thought I would pass along an offer that I (well, my wife) got in the mail
Barclay Arrival bonus spending offer
In the mail I got the following offer
Spend $750 in November, December and January and get 5000 bonus miles. So with $2,250 in spending, you will earn 9500 miles (remember your regular spending earns 2 Barclay Arrival miles everywhere). Which makes it 4.2 miles per $ of spend.
To put it a different way, you could buy 5 $500 gift cards at your local grocery store, which will each come with a $5.95 activation fee. So about $30 cost to get your 9500 miles, which will be good for $95 in travel (plus you’ll get a rebate of 950 miles back). This was all so much easier before Amazon Payments went away… 🙂
If you have upcoming travel expenses that won’t be covered by other means, this would seem to be a deal to take advantage of. If you’re not sure how to redeem your Barclay Arrival miles, you can check out my step-by-step guide.
(READ: Step by Step tutorial on redeeming Barclay Arrival points)
It does appear to be a possibly targeted offer
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I got something similar but for US Airways and the bonus was 15k points for $500 spend each month. pretty darn good!
Wow that IS a great offer!
+1 to Giddy…I got the same offer, but my wife who has the same card was only offered 5K bonus points for $500/mo. spend. It was hilarious because both offers arrived on a postcard the same day to the same address. Do they honestly think we would not notice? She will probably call and complain.
Nothing on the Arrival front…I guess that card will stay in the drawer.
I wonder how you get these. I always read about these promos but never seem to get the emails/mailings for them.