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…

Credit Card Applications and Results: Winter 2016-17

Last fall, I decided to post about the credit cards I signed up for and how the application process went. Since my last post, I applied for 8 new credit cards from American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, and Chase. Here’s how the application process went. Platinum Card from American Express Right before Thanksgiving, I jumped on the…