My Strategy for Redeeming Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles

Barclaycard Arrival Plus is my favorite fixed-value travel credit card. Not only does it have a great sign-up bonus, but the miles are easy to redeem for anything travel-related. However, the card has its downsides. You’ll likely want to redeem miles for travel statement credits since that is where you will get the most value.…

American Express Membership Rewards: Everything You Need to Know

American Express Membership Rewards is one of the best credit card rewards currencies out there. Membership Rewards points are valued at $0.01 each for most non-travel redemptions, including statement credits and most gift cards, but you can get the best value by using points for travel. Here’s everything you need to know about earning, transferring, and redeeming…

How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus if a great option for flexible travel redemptions. The card earns 2 miles per dollar spent, and miles are worth 1 cent a piece when redeemed for a travel statement credit. I’ve received the 50,000 mile sign-up bonus from this card twice. That’s over $1,000 in free travel! I tend to…

Credit Cards That Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points

American Express Membership Rewards is a points currency similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards. Points are worth $0.01 for non-travel redemptions, but are most valuable when redeemed for travel. Like with Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express has a number of hotel and airline partners to which you can transfer points. The flexibility of these points is what makes them…

The Easiest Way to Earn Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles

While the Barclaycard Arrival Plus is one of the better fixed-value travel credit cards out there, it has its downsides. Travel statement credits offer the best value but can only be redeemed for purchases of $100 or more. Furthermore, if you don’t have enough points for your full redemption, you can only do a partial…

The American Express Platinum Benefit Changes Are Underwhelming

Last week, American Express announced benefit updates for the American Express Platinum card starting March 30th, 2017. There have been rumors about how Amex would respond in light of the Chase Sapphire Reserve’s success since last August. Adding 5x Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with the airline was a good start, but I think they realized…