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My Personal Opinion:

This is a great signup offer of 70,000 miles with the $0 annual fee for the first year. This is one of the most flexible cards from Barclays. You can redeem Arrival miles for travel and cash-back statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise. You’ll get the best value from travel statement credits and account annual fee redemptions, since both of these are valued at $0.01 each. Cash back statement credits or gift cards are only valued at 1/2 a cent each.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

Features:

  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 70,000 miles once you spend $5,000 on purchases within 90 days from account opening, that’s enough to redeem for a $700 travel statement credit toward a qualifying travel purchase
  • Earn 2x miles on every purchase, every day
  • Book travel your way—no airline, seat or hotel restrictions—and redeem your miles for travel statement credits
  • Redeem your miles for travel or cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Redeeming miles for travel statement credits offers the best value
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime; no blackout dates. Plus transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs (see below for the travel partners)
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem
  • Miles won’t expire for the life of the account and there’s no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $89 after that

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