Barclay Arrival Plus vs Arrival Premier
Barclays, Credit Cards

Barclay Arrival Plus vs. Arrival Premier: Which Card Should You Get?

After a brief hiatus, the Barclay Arrival Plus Card is back! Barclay removed the card from their line-up a few months ago – probably to give the Barclay Arrival Premier Card more attention. I know some folks weren’t happy with the higher annual fee on the Barclay Arrival Premier card, so […]

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Barclays, Credit Cards

Barclay Arrival Premier World Elite MasterCard: Made for MS’ers?

Following months of speculation Barclay finally announced the new Arrival Premier World Elite MasterCard. Interestingly, their press release really emphasized the fact that this is “a card for life”. One you can keep beyond the sign-up bonus. Not to burst your bubble Barclay, but I was totally on board with […]

Barclay Uber Credit Card Review
Barclays, Credit Cards

Uber Credit Card Coming November 2: Should You Get It?

On November 2, 2017 Barclay will debut its new Uber Visa Card and many of you are wondering if it’s worth getting. First off, can I say how disappointed I am with Barclay’s credit card line-up? The only noteworthy cards they have right now are the Arrival and the AAdvantage Aviator […]

Barclay Credit Card Account Shutdown
Barclays, Credit Cards

R.I.P Arrival Plus: Barclay Shuts Down All My Credit Cards

Happy New Year everyone (seems the period to keep saying it never ends)! It’s not off to a great start, thanks to Barclay shutting down all of my credit cards. And my family’s. But the glass is still half full as far as I’m concerned. This happened about four days […]

American Airlines, Barclays

Targeted: 15,000 Bonus Miles for Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Cardholders

Just in time for next year’s American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation, Barclays is offering a very generous spending bonus to targeted AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard cardholders. Members who spend $500 per month in January, February, and March 2015 will each 15,000 bonus miles. That’s in addition to the 1,500 AAdvantage miles earned […]


10% Redemption Bonus from the Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Already Posting

I received an email from Barclay recently, notifying me that my new Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red card would arrive in April. The rebranded card already appears in place of my old US Airways Mastercard when I login to my Barclay account. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the […]


50% Bonus Miles on US Airways Mastercard Spend + Aviator Red Card on the Way!

If you’re a US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard holder, you’ll be pleased to know that the Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard is “on its way.” Don’t get too excited because “on it’s way” could mean it will arrive within 1-4 months. Barclays estimates that cardholders will receive their newly converted […]


Bonus Miles for US Airways Mastercard and Chase Freedom Cardholders

The US Airways Dividend Miles Mastercard has been competing with Chase Freedom by offering similar quarterly bonus categories. This quarter is no different, with Barclays offering 2 bonus miles per $1 on grocery store, movie theaters, and dining purchases. Upwards of 2,500 bonus miles can be earned between now and […]


How to Eliminate the $89 Annual Fee on the Arrival Plus Card

One of my favorite credit cards, and one I don’t mind paying the $89 annual fee on, is the Barclay Arrival Plus card. I get great use out of it, though I know others wonder they should cancel it after the first year. Or perhaps downgrade to the no-annual fee […]


When to Redeem Arrival Miles for First Class Tickets

At which point does it make more sense to buy a first class ticket rather than redeem miles? Cheap first class tickets (in the form of mistake fares or otherwise) don’t come around often. When they do, it’s always best to compare the mileage requirements vs. the low fare to […]