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The Barclay Arrival Plus is one of my go-to cards for everyday spend. 2 Barclay Arrival miles for every dollar spent is similar to earnings you’d get from a 2% cashback card, so if you’re not meeting the spending requirement for a new card, this is one of the top cards in my wallet.

Plus, it has a chip and pin feature, which makes it super useful if you’re traveling to places like Europe where in many cases those are required for automatic kiosks like train ticket purchases.

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Barclays Arrival Plus card pausing signups

View from the Wing is reporting that he recently spoke with Barclay’s Vice President for Media and Public Relations who shared that Barclays is considering some changes to their lending portfolio and in the meantime is pulling the Arrival Plus card down from receiving new signups. It is not clear to me when signups for the Arrival Plus will be coming down nor when (or IF!) they’ll be coming back.

Barclays removed signups for the Arrival Plus card once before, back in March 2018, before announcing the Barclay Arrival Premier card. So if past history is any indication, I wouldn’t expect signups for the Arrival Plus to be removed forever, but if you had been planning on getting the Arrival Plus for some upcoming expenses, you might want to consider getting it soon.

Current Barclays Arrival Plus welcome offer

The current offer on the Barclays Arrival Plus is:

  • 70,000 Arrival miles after spending $5,000 in the first 90 days. These miles can be redeemed for $700 towards ANY type of travel (each redemption must be for a minimum of $100).  SEE ALSO: My last 4 Barclaycard Arrival travel redemptions
  • Plus you will get 5% back on redemptions – if you redeem 10,000 miles for a $100 purchase, you’ll get 5,000 miles back.
  • Each additional $1 spent gives you 2 Arrival miles
  • Annual fee of $89, waived the first year.

If you’d like to get the Arrival Plus, you can find it for a limited time through the Top Credit Card Offers page in the top menu.

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