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Title: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 03, 2013, 01:34:54 PM
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Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: judahk88 on April 03, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
Are these Miles transferable?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Moshe123 on April 03, 2013, 02:12:19 PM
Are these Miles transferable?

+1

I'm itching already for an app-o-rama.

Did anyone ever have more success on a weekday because there are more HUCA options available?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 03, 2013, 06:49:47 PM
From the T&C:
Quote
Benefits will vary depending upon the card for which you are approved. Not everyone will qualify for the World MasterCard credit card and its benefits... you may receive a Platinum card which has fewer benefits.
A typical Barclays' bait-and-switch...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Drago on April 03, 2013, 08:52:52 PM
Are these Miles transferable?
Not miles. They're statement credits for travel spend.

And IMO, this is a very solid card, AF excluded
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asd on April 03, 2013, 08:58:13 PM
witch airline are the for?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Drago on April 03, 2013, 09:03:12 PM
witch airline are the for?
Any travel expenses. They're not literally 'miles'.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MilesNpoints on April 03, 2013, 09:05:27 PM
And the "major" bloggers are now blogging about it, with, of course, their own commissioned link.  Hmmm
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Drago on April 03, 2013, 09:32:45 PM
And the "major" bloggers are now blogging about it, with, of course, their own commissioned link.  Hmmm
Doesn't make it a bad deal. They all blog about the Ink and it's a great card.
Plus its the only newsworthy new card in a while.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 03, 2013, 09:36:52 PM
From the T&C:
Quote
Benefits will vary depending upon the card for which you are approved. Not everyone will qualify for the World MasterCard credit card and its benefits... you may receive a Platinum card which has fewer benefits.
A typical Barclays' bait-and-switch...
After a closer look, it seems like it only refers to the the card's benefits, and not the sign-up bonus. Though, i could be wrong...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on April 04, 2013, 12:34:38 AM
I'm thinking I might include this one in my next AOR. Looks pretty sweet. Hopefully it will be as churnable as Barclays' others cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 04, 2013, 12:36:31 AM
I'm thinking I might include this one in my next AOR. Looks pretty sweet. Hopefully it won't be as churnable as Barclays' others cards.
FTFY
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TAVI on April 04, 2013, 03:25:55 AM
anyone tried to  do a 2bm with the  US Airways cards?
what would be a good 3rd card if one wanted to do a barclays 3bm? is the NFL $400 still available?
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on April 04, 2013, 08:09:17 AM
FTFY
Why is that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 04, 2013, 10:06:15 AM
Why is that?
Because things changed my dear. Read the Barclays US Air thread.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on April 04, 2013, 10:33:09 AM
Because things changed my dear. Read the Barclays US Air thread.
Errr. I haven't following that thread closely. So they are no longer easily churnable? I see you said in that thread that you got one in February?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 04, 2013, 10:39:23 AM
Errr. I haven't following that thread closely. So they are no longer easily churnable? I see you said in that thread that you got one in February?
Yes, but the time before that was 6 months prior, and i was declined for an app i did between the two. Basically, they more often than not decline you if they see too many recently opened cards. (As a matter of fact, i was already declined for this cards - despite my stellar credit score - and Barclays recon usually doesn't get you far.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on April 04, 2013, 10:56:05 AM
Yes, but the time before that was 6 months prior, and i was declined for an app i did between the two. Basically, they more often than not decline you if they see too many recently opened cards. (As a matter of fact, i was already declined for this cards - despite my stellar credit score - and Barclays recon usually doesn't get you far.)
I hear ya. They look at recently opened cards from all issuers or just Barclays?
Either way, if you can get one every 6 months and get the bonus, doesn't that still make them more churnable than most other cards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 04, 2013, 11:16:47 AM
I hear ya. They look at recently opened cards from all issuers or just Barclays?
All issuers. Again, this is just my personal experience...
Either way, if you can get one every 6 months and get the bonus, doesn't that still make them more churnable than most other cards?
Lol! No!
Chase cards (most of them) can be churned as often as you want.
With Citi you might be right.
Regarding Amex, even with the new restriction, considering their variety, and the biz and personal aspect, they still beat Barclays by far.
Either way, you said you hope this card will be as churnable as the USAir card, so i just wished it'll be better...  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on April 04, 2013, 11:32:17 AM
Chase cards (most of them) can be churned as often as you want.
With Citi you might be right.
Regarding Amex, even with the new restriction, considering their variety, and the biz and personal aspect, they still beat Barclays by far.
Either way, you said you hope this card will be as churnable as the USAir card, so i just wished it'll be better...  :)
Aha. I was under the impression that Chase only gives the bonus once on most cards. I'm still trying to work my way through my first of all of their cards so I haven't yet churned any of them :)
I had heard that the USair card was the easiest to churn....
L'chaim to the Barclaycard being super churnable :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 04, 2013, 12:09:05 PM
I was under the impression that Chase only gives the bonus once on most cards.
AFAIK the only Chase card that is not churnable is the British.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yosefchaim on April 04, 2013, 12:20:13 PM
If you aren't getting approved for the U.S.Air card, is there any chance of getting approved for this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smurf on April 04, 2013, 12:22:19 PM
anyone tried to  do a 2bm with the  US Airways cards?
what would be a good 3rd card if one wanted to do a barclays 3bm? is the NFL $400 still available?
thanks
Anyone with recent experience 2/3BMing With Barclays?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asks on April 04, 2013, 01:40:27 PM
Is there a biz card version for this offer?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: fresar on April 04, 2013, 02:13:46 PM
I did a 2BM, got approved for both
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smurf on April 04, 2013, 02:52:15 PM
I did a 2BM, got approved for both
1 Pull?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sky121 on April 04, 2013, 02:56:01 PM
I did a 2BM, got approved for both
Which cards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Moshe123 on April 07, 2013, 01:20:09 AM
I have the USAIR card.
Any other card worth trying for a 2bm?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 07, 2013, 01:36:50 AM
I have the USAIR card.
Any other card worth trying for a 2bm?
Another US Air...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Moshe123 on April 07, 2013, 01:49:35 AM
Another US Air...

Mine isn't more than 2 months old.
Would I need to make another Dividend Miles account? Use same account?
Weren't most recent reports that it became hard to churn?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 01:58:17 AM
Mine isn't more than 2 months old.
Would I need to make another Dividend Miles account? Use same account?
Weren't most recent reports that it became hard to churn?
1)No

2)Yes

3)Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 07, 2013, 02:01:27 AM
Mine isn't more than 2 months old.
Would I need to make another Dividend Miles account? Use same account?
Weren't most recent reports that it became hard to churn?
If you were to get accepted, no, you don't need a new Dividend Miles account.

Regarding the churnability of the US Air, i don't think a clear picture has emerged yet of their policies. It's more YMMV.

You are correct that lately they stopped accepting consecutive US Air apps. But im not sure how that impacts its general churnability. I think it's still a work in progress.

In general i find that Barclays doesn't like accepting too many apps, period. Regardless of their type.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Moshe123 on April 07, 2013, 02:35:31 AM
Could the points be applied on a ticket costing $1000 being charged as the first $1k spending on the card for the bonus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 07, 2013, 02:46:09 AM
Could the points be applied on a ticket costing $1000 being charged as the first $1k spending on the card for the bonus?
I think you fist have to do the spending.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Moshe123 on April 07, 2013, 02:53:43 AM
I think you fist have to do the spending.

Can anyone please find out?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2013, 10:28:15 AM
AFAIK the only Chase card that is not churnable is the British.
These days the BA card has been churnable according to numerous reports...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asks on April 08, 2013, 10:29:39 AM
These days the BA card has been churnable according to numerous reports...
whats the concesus for how long between rinse and repeats? 91 days?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 08, 2013, 10:51:43 AM
These days the BA card has been churnable according to numerous reports...
Through a new FFN or waiting some time (or both)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2013, 10:52:33 AM
There is no time limit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asks on April 08, 2013, 10:55:51 AM
There is no time limit.

good to know, thanks Dan!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on April 08, 2013, 11:02:48 AM
good to know, thanks Dan!
+1
News to me too.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yosefchaim on April 08, 2013, 01:35:33 PM
These days the BA card has been churnable according to numerous reports...
Should you make a new FFN or not necessary?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asks on April 09, 2013, 11:46:18 AM
+1
News to me too.
Do Barclays NFL and Barclays Arrival "points" combine or are they diff points currency?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MEIR613 on April 09, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
Do Barclays NFL and Barclays Arrival "points" combine or are they diff points currency?
Different currency.

Arrival = Travel

NFL = Anything

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: asks on April 09, 2013, 04:51:18 PM
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AsherO on April 09, 2013, 04:58:01 PM
There is no time limit.

If only there was another 100k BA promo :D
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hudi on April 10, 2013, 06:33:16 PM
Anyone else have this card pending and eventually get approved? I did a 2bm with a USair card got approved instantly for the US one but the arrival one is still pending...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TAVI on April 11, 2013, 01:09:26 PM
Anyone else have this card pending and eventually get approved? I did a 2bm with a USair card got approved instantly for the US one but the arrival one is still pending...

same situation here, but no approval yet, trying to decide whether to call recon
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Nitantnel on April 11, 2013, 01:31:56 PM
Should you make a new FFN or not necessary?
I made a new one, but they combined it with my old account. And I got the miles.  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MEIR613 on April 11, 2013, 01:40:31 PM
I made a new one, but they combined it with my old account. And I got the miles.  :)
This works, but you could just use the same one (a little easier).
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on May 10, 2013, 11:37:55 AM
Has anybody cashed out the "miles" on refundable airfare? Did they clawback the credit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2013, 12:52:00 PM
Has anybody cashed out the "miles" on refundable airfare? Did they clawback the credit?
Yes.
No.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on May 10, 2013, 12:55:00 PM
Yes.
No.
Thanx!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jeckll on May 10, 2013, 01:00:30 PM
Yes.
No.
Will this work with, eg DL 48 hour cancellation? Or only for a fully refundable ticket?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zevwolf on May 26, 2013, 02:51:33 PM
Is this offer still available?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2013, 02:51:57 PM

http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BarclayArrival/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on May 26, 2013, 03:09:12 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BarclayArrival/
Yay, I win. Dan check the link please.  ;)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on May 26, 2013, 03:17:36 PM
Yay, I win. Dan check the link please.  ;)

The link works? Just checked it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on May 26, 2013, 03:19:53 PM
The link works? Just checked it.
It leads to here for me: http://www.freelotto.com/register.asp?skin=certifiedwinner&noepu=1&partner=1063853&affiliateid=foreignredir
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2013, 03:21:58 PM
It leads to here for me: http://www.freelotto.com/register.asp?skin=certifiedwinner&noepu=1&partner=1063853&affiliateid=foreignredir
Sounds like you have a virus/spyware on your computer.
It works fine for me.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chaikel on May 26, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
Sounds like you have a virus/spyware on your computer.
It works fine for me.
I'm getting it as well...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: hocker on May 26, 2013, 03:31:21 PM
I'm getting it as well...
+1, and I got it last week too.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chaikel on May 26, 2013, 03:32:40 PM
+1, and I got it last week too.
Must be an Israel thing. Very weird
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chaikel on May 26, 2013, 03:36:37 PM
Must be an Israel thing. Very weird
Confirmed. I just switched to US IP and it worked. This is strange...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2013, 03:48:37 PM
Weird stuff.

In the meantime, try these:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/ArrivalIsrael/
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/ArrivalIsraelNoFee/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on May 26, 2013, 03:58:40 PM
Weird stuff.

In the meantime, try these:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/ArrivalIsrael/
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/ArrivalIsraelNoFee/
Works for 40k and 20k.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 26, 2013, 04:00:34 PM
Yes.
No.

wow!!

then zipcar will work well

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on May 26, 2013, 04:02:49 PM
Confirmed. I just switched to US IP and it worked. This is strange...
Got the same.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 26, 2013, 04:08:25 PM
I was able to redeem for ELAL duty free
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on May 30, 2013, 08:34:41 PM
which airline or travel website  would be the best place to buy a refundable ticket ,to redeem the miles and then cancel
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on May 30, 2013, 10:24:39 PM
Just FYI, A friend of mine signed up for this card with Dans link and his interest rate is 0% through  4/14.
Not sure if every gets this, or if they base it on your credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chookshook on May 31, 2013, 03:11:11 AM
which airline or travel website  would be the best place to buy a refundable ticket ,to redeem the miles and then cancel
I think delta works. Charge, refund the next day. They will post a charge and a refund rather than cancel the charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on May 31, 2013, 03:28:26 AM
Just FYI, A friend of mine signed up for this card with Dans link and his interest rate is 0% through  4/14.
Not sure if every gets this, or if they base it on your credit.
I got that too.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on May 31, 2013, 11:29:40 AM
I think delta works. Charge, refund the next day. They will post a charge and a refund rather than cancel the charge.
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on May 31, 2013, 12:04:06 PM
thanks
Please report back if you try. TIA!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mercaz1 on June 12, 2013, 12:53:41 PM
can someone explain this to me
i buy a refundable ticket and then the credit will post right away? how long till the refund comes
how long do  i have to cancel the ticket?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 12, 2013, 01:16:51 PM
can someone explain this to me
i buy a refundable ticket and then the credit will post right away? how long till the refund comes
how long do  i have to cancel the ticket?
you sure need to cancel the ticket and request a refund
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mercaz1 on June 12, 2013, 02:18:49 PM
i know i need to cancel the ticket and get a refund from the airline;  my question is how long till Barclays gives the $400 refund to your account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 3ZeroT on June 12, 2013, 05:27:09 PM
can someone explain this to me
i buy a refundable ticket and then the credit will post right away? how long till the refund comes
how long do  i have to cancel the ticket?

They give you the 40k points as soon as you hit $1000 in spend (actually you'll have 42k points at that point because of the points from the $1000 itself).  Then you can redeem them as statement credit against travel purchases.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mercaz1 on June 13, 2013, 12:23:03 PM
They give you the 40k points as soon as you hit $1000 in spend (actually you'll have 42k points at that point because of the points from the $1000 itself).  Then you can redeem them as statement credit against travel purchases.

so i only book the ticket after i spend my $1000? and after i cancel the ticket they dont claw it back right?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 13, 2013, 12:42:19 PM
so i only book the ticket after i spend my $1000? and after i cancel the ticket they dont claw it back right?
Yes.
Supposedly.
Title: Redeeming Barclays Points
Post by: HP58 on June 14, 2013, 02:47:31 PM
Is there any way to get the full amount of points value for the Arrival without actually buying a flight?
Title: Re: Redeeming Barclays Points
Post by: Ez on June 14, 2013, 03:00:41 PM
Is there any way to get the full amount of points value for the Arrival without actually buying a flight?

Read back a few posts above
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on June 14, 2013, 06:12:30 PM
So I don't have to wait for the end of the month? Has a/b actually done this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2013, 06:17:06 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lazegotit on June 14, 2013, 06:25:36 PM
Which website sells refundable tickets? Where would it say that it's refundable??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sky121 on June 14, 2013, 06:47:47 PM
Which website sells refundable tickets? Where would it say that it's refundable??

Every airline sells refundable ticket. Each site is different.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 15, 2013, 11:20:12 PM
i bought a refundable ticket by AA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on June 16, 2013, 12:42:19 AM
And these tickets are FULLY refundable?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lazegotit on June 16, 2013, 01:03:56 AM
Say I have 40,000 points and I book a ticket for $500 dollars from Delta (refundable obviously), will Barclays give me a statement credit of $400 towards that charge after I cancel the flight?
Is it that simple?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 16, 2013, 01:58:00 AM
Say I have 40,000 points and I book a ticket for $500 dollars from Delta (refundable obviously), will Barclays give me a statement credit of $400 towards that charge after I cancel the flight?
Is it that simple?
You redeem the 'points' towards your airline bill, before you cancel the flight. 40k should reduce your balance by $400.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: aj26 on June 16, 2013, 02:51:26 AM
also works once the fair is refunded
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 16, 2013, 04:25:03 AM
also works once the fair is refunded
In that case why buy a refundable? A regular Delta flight canceled within 24 hours should do. Are you confident about what you're saying?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: joeb1 on June 16, 2013, 08:19:13 AM
In that case why buy a refundable? A regular Delta flight canceled within 24 hours should do. Are you confident about what you're saying?

No bec many times it will never show up
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 16, 2013, 11:39:14 AM
And these tickets are FULLY refundable?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 16, 2013, 12:55:56 PM

No bec many times it will never show up
That's not the case with Delta. Never heard of the PGGM?
Did you (or anyone) personally do this after canceling the flight?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MEIR613 on June 16, 2013, 01:09:08 PM
That's not the case with Delta. Never heard of the PGGM?
Did you (or anyone) personally do this after canceling the flight?
When you do PGGM only the EC post to the CC not the actual ticket.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 16, 2013, 02:09:49 PM
When you do PGGM only the EC post to the CC not the actual ticket.
Gotcha.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on June 16, 2013, 02:11:09 PM
When you do PGGM only the EC post to the CC not the actual ticket.
Not IME.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MEIR613 on June 16, 2013, 02:23:53 PM
Not IME.
I guess it depends when you cancel.

You sure it posts and then gets refunded or it's just pending and falls off.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on June 16, 2013, 02:27:59 PM
Either way, back to the original topic, i see no reason to hold off with applying the credit for until after you cancel the ticket.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lazegotit on June 16, 2013, 02:32:05 PM
If u book a ticket for a few months later the ticket is fully refundable up to 24 hours b4 the flight so there's no rush to cancel it. Let it post, get the rstatent credit and then get it refunded.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lazegotit on June 16, 2013, 02:33:40 PM
One more question though, I have 42,00 points, if I buy a ticket for 500 bucks they will credit me 420 towards my statement?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 16, 2013, 03:01:07 PM
One more question though, I have 42,00 points, if I buy a ticket for 500 bucks they will credit me 420 towards my statement?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 18, 2013, 12:31:56 AM
Bought a refundable ticket and redeemed the points and then cancelled the ticket. I see on my point balance -1650 thesw are the points I earned on the ticket purchase. If I don't use this card at all will they wver bill me for these points ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: itsyehuda on June 18, 2013, 01:45:01 AM
When you do PGGM only the EC post to the CC not the actual ticket.

With my Delta PGGM the flights posted. I used a Citi card for the tickets and Platinum for the ECs.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chofetzchaim on June 26, 2013, 02:37:51 AM
Can these points be transferred between the fee-free and regular card?
In other words, can I apply for the fee-free card and then transfer my points from the other card to it before closing it?
At 2.2% back it is currently my best card, but considering that Freedom gives 2.09% back, it is not worth the $89 annual fee so I will probably close it at the end of the year.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 26, 2013, 12:40:45 PM
this rewards can only redeemed for travel freedom you transfer to sapfire and sell
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2013, 12:44:19 PM
this rewards can only redeemed for travel
Refundable travel as well...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on June 26, 2013, 01:30:03 PM
Refundable travel as well...
but why hassle every few months when you want to sell your miles ,buy a ticket and cancel,freedom you just transfer and hassle free
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jblacker on June 28, 2013, 06:00:59 AM
does any one know if barclays lets you downgrade to fee free arrival after recieving bonus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on June 28, 2013, 11:32:09 AM
This may be a dumb question but, for the refundable travel, does the purchase have to be done on the Barclays card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on June 28, 2013, 11:57:42 AM
This may be a dumb question but, for the refundable travel, does the purchase have to be done on the Barclays card?
Yup.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: aj26 on June 28, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
Yup.
are you saying it was a dumb question or saying the travel must be put on the card ::)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: itsyehuda on June 28, 2013, 12:16:19 PM
are you saying it was a dumb question or saying the travel must be put on the card ::)

The way it works is you apply the points to posted purchases on the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tageed-lee on July 02, 2013, 10:57:54 PM
Anyone know if i can get my wife on my account and actually have it count for her credit? AFAIK it looks like they only have an AU w/o it affecting credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on July 03, 2013, 12:07:08 AM
i didn't get instant approval nor denial today. I didn't call RECON.  Buddy of mine tried this and he got NINE pulls. all three bureaus pulled twice. one  for  the app and 2nd  and 3rd during recon calls. the first recon call dropped so he called and got pulled again.

WHAT A WASTE ! He could have gotten 9 pulls for 9 cards in 12 months instead.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on July 05, 2013, 09:46:54 AM
i didn't get instant approval nor denial today. I didn't call RECON.  Buddy of mine tried this and he got NINE pulls. all three bureaus pulled three times. one  for  the app and 2nd  and 3rd during recon calls. the first recon call dropped so he called and got pulled again.

WHAT A WASTE ! He could have gotten 9 pulls for 9 cards in 12 months instead.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 05, 2013, 09:52:02 AM
i didn't get instant approval nor denial today. I didn't call RECON.  Buddy of mine tried this and he got NINE pulls. all three bureaus pulled twice. one  for  the app and 2nd  and 3rd during recon calls. the first recon call dropped so he called and got pulled again.

WHAT A WASTE ! He could have gotten 9 pulls for 9 cards in 12 months instead.
Why doesn't your friend try speaking to Experian/TU to try and get the report adjusted?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sb613 on July 09, 2013, 06:16:58 PM
I  applied the points to a refundable ticket and it will take 5-7 days to process.
Can I cancel the ticket now or I need to wait until the points are processed?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on July 09, 2013, 11:46:24 PM
I  applied the points to a refundable ticket and it will take 5-7 days to process.
Interesting. They told my brother it would process right away. They told me it would take up to a full statement cycle (though it posted right away IIRC). And they're telling you 5-7 days... What's going on?!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HarryPotterFan on July 10, 2013, 12:51:54 AM
I think delta works. Charge, refund the next day. They will post a charge and a refund rather than cancel the charge.

I tried this on Delta by purchasing a refundable ticket and refunding 18 hours later. Nothing posted so YMMV. Going to try on AA.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on July 10, 2013, 01:06:32 AM
I  applied the points to a refundable ticket and it will take 5-7 days to process.
Can I cancel the ticket now or I need to wait until the points are processed?
Thanks in advance.
i would say cancel once the charge posts to your account
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shoehop on July 25, 2013, 10:50:52 AM
can you get both arrival cards- the 40k and the 20k also?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on July 28, 2013, 02:13:57 AM
Anyone know if AP/VR can trigger something like an A/A or F/R?
Title: Barclaycard Arrival Card Online
Post by: tageed-lee on August 09, 2013, 11:03:21 AM
Anyone ever see "PYMTMONYHOLD" in the pending transactions? What does it mean?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Ddmiller999 on August 28, 2013, 04:28:13 PM
Can I get approved for this card while I have the the barclaycard arrival mc?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Ddmiller999 on August 28, 2013, 04:29:18 PM
The lower version of it that is
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on August 28, 2013, 04:57:12 PM
I know Barclays allows you to have multiple USAir cards. I'd assume same would apply here, IMHO.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: leeboy on August 29, 2013, 09:23:12 AM
I know Barclays allows you to have multiple USAir cards. I'd assume same would apply here, IMHO.
I was declined for 2 out of the 3 when I did 3bm with barclays. They said I have too many apps.
How abt starwoods, can you have more than one at the same time?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on August 29, 2013, 09:29:06 AM
I was declined for 2 out of the 3 when I did 3bm with barclays. They said I have too many apps.
How abt starwoods, can you have more than one at the same time?
You can have more than one, but will most likely not get the bonus two times.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on August 29, 2013, 10:23:14 AM
I was declined for 2 out of the 3 when I did 3bm with barclays. They said I have too many apps.
How abt starwoods, can you have more than one at the same time?
thats different because u did all at the same time. when i spoke to a rep he said after seeing activity for about 4-6 billing cycles you can apply for another card...doing a BM is a bit risky with them as ppl know they have horrible CS when comes to hUCA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: scwam on August 29, 2013, 10:53:41 AM
I did get the NFL bonus twice within 6 months. $200 first and then $400 next. I did a 2bm on the second time and I got refused for a card (I think the US Air for too many accounts) but surprisingly applied for a different product or something (I think the M/c version of NFL) and got the bonus all while having the Visa NFL still open. It was really weird.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: itsyehuda on October 29, 2013, 11:03:26 AM
So I went to redeem the points, and they only let me redeem ~10,000 MORE points than I had at the end of the statement! (There were three options of how much to redeem, all were more than my point balance)

I'm wondering what's going on. The numbers don't even match up with the amount I spent on refundable travel.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on November 01, 2013, 03:48:43 PM
was on the barclay website,and i saw that they offer a free fico score....is this new?
how come this isnt something publicized more? and is it transunion equi exp?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2013, 08:00:55 PM
Where can I read about cashing in my 400 without actually traveling?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 02, 2013, 08:15:59 PM
I think delta works. Charge, refund the next day. They will post a charge and a refund rather than cancel the charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: itsyehuda on November 02, 2013, 09:46:25 PM

Where can I read about cashing in my 400 without actually traveling?

This thread.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: cozmohoot on November 02, 2013, 10:45:42 PM
This thread.
would love a wiki
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on November 02, 2013, 11:29:16 PM
Where can I read about cashing in my 400 without actually traveling?

Buy a AA refundable ticket and once it posts redeem the points then cancel the ticket
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 03, 2013, 12:24:10 AM
So it works with aa and delta what other airlines
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: menachem_m on November 03, 2013, 12:28:05 AM
How many do you need? You're canceling it anyway...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: popcorn1508 on November 03, 2013, 12:32:55 AM
would love a wiki
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on November 03, 2013, 12:41:49 AM
How many do you need? You're canceling it anyway...
  ;D ;D
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hank on November 07, 2013, 11:13:45 AM
Anyone successfully churn the full version of this card to date?  Seems like it would be possible w/ the NFL/US Air history of success...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 07:45:43 PM
Does anyone have any experience using Arrival "miles" towards mileage tickets taxes and fees?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2013, 07:50:50 PM
Does anyone have any experience using Arrival "miles" towards mileage tickets taxes and fees?
Why wouldn't that work?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 07:53:47 PM
Why wouldn't that work?
I'd think it does, just want to confirm from someone who actually did it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sb613 on November 14, 2013, 07:57:17 PM
I did.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 08:17:46 PM
I did.
Can you please tell me what's the process?
i.e. how do the miles get applied towards the travel/airline purchase?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2013, 08:18:51 PM
You just click to redeem points to offset the purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Myccrabbi on November 14, 2013, 08:21:22 PM
You just click to redeem points to offset the purchase.
can we get a wiki in the house?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 08:22:39 PM
You just click to redeem points to offset the purchase.
And if I want to offset a "Home Depot" purchase?
Does it ultimately get approved by a human or if it's a travel source the system automatically recognizes it?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on November 14, 2013, 08:27:46 PM
And if I want to offset a "Home Depot" purchase?
Does it ultimately get approved by a human or if it's a travel source the system automatically recognizes it?
The system labels the travel expenses for you.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 08:40:54 PM
The system labels the travel expenses for you.
I see, so charges from any airline, regardless of size, end up as a travel expense.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on November 14, 2013, 08:41:43 PM
I see, so charges from any airline, regardless of size, end up as a travel expense.
IME.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 14, 2013, 08:53:33 PM
IME.
IYE it was taxes for mileage bookings? i.e. $2.50 on BA.com or the like?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on November 14, 2013, 09:55:07 PM
IYE it was taxes for mileage bookings? i.e. $2.50 on BA.com or the like?
I redeemed on larger purchases that had the taxes included. I don't see why they would differentiate. I doubt they could even know if it's a tax purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tageed-lee on November 16, 2013, 06:11:28 PM
"As a Barclaycard Arrival™ MasterCard® cardmember, you can view your FICOScore online — at no charge, with no hidden fees and no sales pitches. And best of all, checking your FICO Score through this program won't affect your credit rating."
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on November 16, 2013, 06:16:34 PM
"As a Barclaycard Arrival™ MasterCard® cardmember, you can view your FICOScore online — at no charge, with no hidden fees and no sales pitches. And best of all, checking your FICO Score through this program won't affect your credit rating."
Being discussed here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33731.0
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on November 16, 2013, 07:43:14 PM
IYE it was taxes for mileage bookings? i.e. $2.50 on BA.com or the like?
as long the charge is from a airline you are good
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on November 16, 2013, 08:26:02 PM
as long the charge is from a airline you are good
Or any travel related charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: txtmax4 on November 16, 2013, 08:59:40 PM
as long the charge is from a airline you are good
Or any travel related charge.
Thanks guys, now wish me luck with recon...
Even getting through to them (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg631039#msg631039)  >:(
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on November 17, 2013, 11:25:24 AM
if you have a diff Bacrlays card you can ask them to close that card and approve you for this one ,worked for me
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on November 17, 2013, 11:29:58 PM
if you have a diff Bacrlays card you can ask them to close that card and approve you for this one ,worked for me
Rarely works. Most times you hit a brick wall when calling recon.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on November 18, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
worked twice for me
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shmooz on December 25, 2013, 11:55:22 PM
I dont see the 40k on the landing page of dans link, is  it still around?
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BarclayArrival/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lou Bob on December 26, 2013, 12:03:17 AM
I dont see the 40k on the landing page of dans link, is  it still around?
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BarclayArrival/
I see it.  Try a different browser
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shmooz on December 26, 2013, 12:04:52 AM
got it thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 12, 2014, 08:23:25 PM
Just offset a rental car from just4wheels  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on January 20, 2014, 05:07:32 AM
Just got this one last week, and noticed the FICO (TU), free TripIt Pro, 1 year Hertz Club Gold, and Regus Businessworld Preferred memberships.  Is the FICO a FAKO, and are these other memberships worth the time looking into or using?  I was just going to sign up using a VN just so I don't have to worry about getting charged in a year.  Thoughts?  TIA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dr Moose on January 20, 2014, 05:09:44 AM
Just got this one last week, and noticed the FICO (TU), free TripIt Pro, 1 year Hertz Club Gold, and Regus Businessworld Preferred memberships.  Is the FICO a FAKO, and are these other memberships worth the time looking into or using?  I was just going to sign up using a VN just so I don't have to worry about getting charged in a year.  Thoughts?  TIA
IINM hertz gold is free anyway as is Regus preferred
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on January 20, 2014, 05:19:01 AM
IINM hertz gold is free anyway as is Regus preferred
What is IINM? haha sorry noob here.
And, how about the FICO/FAKO?
And, TripIt?  Thanks for replying.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: raphy781 on January 20, 2014, 05:20:38 AM
What is IINM? haha sorry noob here.
If I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dr Moose on January 20, 2014, 05:23:09 AM
What is IINM? haha sorry noob here.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on January 20, 2014, 05:32:51 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0)
I always check this before asking...it's not on the list  ???
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on January 20, 2014, 05:37:35 AM
If I'm not mistaken.
Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dr Moose on January 20, 2014, 05:47:32 AM
I always check this before asking...it's not on the list  ???
I guess it wasnt added to the wiki.
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg699420.msg#699420) it was mentioned.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on January 20, 2014, 12:05:00 PM
I guess it wasnt added to the wiki.
here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.msg699420.msg#699420) it was mentioned.
OIC TYFYT  8)
Title: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Super Speed on January 20, 2014, 03:09:45 PM
Is there a working link these days for the arrival $400?
ETA: It's on their website!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2014, 03:28:14 PM
And in the OP.
And here,
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.0
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TDweck on January 22, 2014, 08:35:08 AM
I tried to sign up for the M&M card some months ago while having the US Airways card.  denied.  Read this wiki, closed that card, waited a week and signed up.  Approved instantly.  Thanks Y'all.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: gavhaller on February 10, 2014, 01:50:29 PM
I know that churning on this specific card have already been discussed. But whats the story with annual fees? Any reccomendations? Close/transfer/downgrade?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulyg on February 11, 2014, 12:44:32 AM
I know that churning on this specific card have already been discussed. But whats the story with annual fees? Any reccomendations? Close/transfer/downgrade?
Has it even been around long enough for the AF to hit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chofetzchaim on February 12, 2014, 02:40:21 PM
If I want to cancel before the AF hits, can I apply for the 20k fee-free card and then transfer the points to that?

Better yet, can I just apply for the same card again for 40k points and cancel the old one? Has anyone tried this yet with this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chofetzchaim on February 12, 2014, 02:41:42 PM
IYE it was taxes for mileage bookings? i.e. $2.50 on BA.com or the like?

I think it has to be a minimum of a $25 purchase in order to redeem for points. It is for this reason that I have been doing this with 2 transactions to make sure that after getting the 10% back for the first ine, my balance is still over 2500 points and I can then do another one to redeem those points.
Title: Re: Cap1 Venture 50,000 points offer
Post by: Sowhat on February 17, 2014, 01:00:26 PM
-1
get the arrival card from barclays

FYI, from The Points Guy:

One of the best travel credit cards currently on the market is the Barlcaycard Arrival. Back in April, Barclaycard upped its sign-up bonus to 40,000 miles when you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days, but my contacts at Barclaycard have confirmed that the minimum spending requirement is going to increase to $3,000 within 90 days very soon (exact date TBD), so if you’ve been thinking about applying for this card, now might be the best time to get in on the offer. There may be some other minor changes to the offer, but the sign-up bonus will still be 40,000 points after the increased spend. Right now the 40,000 point sign-up bonus equates to $440 in travel rewards- not bad for a card with no annual fee the first year ($89 thereafter).

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2014, 12:56:22 PM
Now $3K.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Gets on February 20, 2014, 02:01:55 PM
Just applied two days ago. Thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 08:24:30 AM
Now $3K.
Seems that one can call and apply to get the $1,000 spending threshold.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 08:52:52 AM
Apply via call? Or apply online, then call?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 08:58:04 AM
Apply via call? Or apply online, then call?
Apply over the phone.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 08:59:47 AM
Thanks very much.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 09:00:31 AM
Thanks very much.
Please report back how it goes (if you apply). Just confirm with the rep that the spend would be $1,000 for the 40,000 bonus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 11:04:53 AM
I'm finishing up with them on the phone now. He's reading the required disclosures, blah blah.

The guy had NO idea about the $3,000/90 day deal, he was only aware of the $1,000/90 day spend requirement. I confirmed multiple times - this is the annual fee card, with 40,000 bonus points, annual fee waived the first year, etc. etc. He was quite confused, and ask me where I'd seen anything other than $1,000/90 days. I calmed him down and proceeded to apply for the card.

At the end, he again confirmed strongly that it is $1,000/90 days for 40,000 points (he called them "miles" - I didn't bother to correct him).

I was approved, decent CL.

He strongly recommends that I travel to Manilla, Philippines, and that I'll love it. :)

So, it seems to work if you call up, at least for now.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 11:06:10 AM
I'm finishing up with them on the phone now. He's reading the required disclosures, blah blah.

The guy had NO idea about the $3,000/90 day deal, he was only aware of the $1,000/90 day spend requirement. I confirmed multiple times - this is the annual fee card, with 40,000 bonus points, annual fee waived the first year, etc. etc. He was quite confused, and ask me where I'd seen anything other than $1,000/90 days. I calmed him down and proceeded to apply for the card.

At the end, he again confirmed strongly that it is $1,000/90 days for 40,000 points (he called them "miles" - I didn't bother to correct him).

I was approved, decent CL.

He strongly recommends that I travel to Manilla, Philippines, and that I'll love it. :)

So, it seems to work if you call up, at least for now.
Thanks for the follow up!

Manilla actually is pretty nice. I have some family there i am looking ot go visit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2014, 11:09:13 AM
I don't get it, its been pushed on the blogs for over a year, warned that it would go up.
Why risk and wait until the day after all that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: gavhaller on February 21, 2014, 11:11:29 AM
I don't get it, its been pushed on the blogs for over a year, warned that it would go up.
Why risk and wait until the day after all that?
+1 lol. Welcome to JST, Jewish standard time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 11:13:04 AM
I don't get it, its been pushed on the blogs for over a year, warned that it would go up.
Why risk and wait until the day after all that?
Very true. Though for all the people that did not heed the warnings and still want the card, it can still be done through applying over the phone.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2014, 11:16:46 AM
I get that, I just don't get the mentality.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 11:21:43 AM
I only had it on my radar after the recent blog post, which I've learned from. I'm paying attention to the CC forums more now. I really intended to apply for it earlier, but yeah, busy at work, family, JST.

I need to work on my z'rizus!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 11:24:01 AM
Dan called me out himself. :)

How can I NOT take the mussar to heart?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 11:28:07 AM
I get that, I just don't get the mentality.
Agreed.

Lots of stuff can be seen can be questioned, but it will keep happening.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2014, 11:30:10 AM
Not particularly you, happens every time there's an expiring offer.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 11:34:39 AM
Not particularly you, happens every time there's an expiring offer.

I hear you.... All I can say is I certainly didn't do it just to give you agita. :)

(While/if I have the chance, I just want to say that the 5Towns seminar was unbelievable, and thank you for all you do here.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on February 21, 2014, 01:36:06 PM
I am having trouble seeing the great benefits of this card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on February 21, 2014, 01:52:04 PM
If part of my $1000 in spend is actual travel expenses can I use the $400 to apply it to the bill?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zevwolf on February 21, 2014, 02:16:31 PM
Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 21, 2014, 04:11:46 PM
I am having trouble seeing the great benefits of this card.

Read the Dan's Deals site post by Dan. Then, decide for yourself.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: YY on February 21, 2014, 04:48:40 PM
I don't see the big deal in spending 3k over 3 months, I would think for most it would be easy.
Or is this only an issue for those trying to get 10 cards and have to spend 3k x 10 ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ual902 on February 21, 2014, 04:48:50 PM
Hey Dan I applied and got approved this card from your link..
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shreknit on February 22, 2014, 09:23:40 PM
Just got approved for the 40k after 1k spend by calling them at 800-307-0341.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 22, 2014, 10:32:18 PM
Just got approved for the 40k after 1k spend by calling them at 800-307-0341.
I got approved for the 40K after 3K. Think I could lower it by calling? What would I say?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2014, 10:43:13 PM
I got approved for the 40K after 3K. Think I could lower it by calling? What would I say?
Can't hurt to try.
Say you heard the offer was available over the phone and would like to get matched.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 22, 2014, 10:49:32 PM
Can't hurt to try.
Say you heard the offer was available over the phone and would like to get matched.
On hold with them now...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 22, 2014, 10:54:38 PM
On hold with them now...
They told me that that department is open 9-5 M-F, and that I should call back on Monday. Did you speak to them today?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2014, 11:02:49 PM
They told me that that department is open 9-5 M-F, and that I should call back on Monday. Did you speak to them today?
I have not applied for this card. Was just offering my advice on what to do.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 22, 2014, 11:04:02 PM
I have not applied for this card. Was just offering my advice on what to do.
Oops - guess I was asking Shreknit then.

Thank for the advice, though!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on February 23, 2014, 01:23:51 PM
Read the Dan's Deals site post by Dan. Then, decide for yourself.

I understand what he wrote, but after hearing how the Chase cards are the best aside from SPG, its hard to comprehend.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: drmorob on February 23, 2014, 03:30:28 PM
Any reports of signing up online and getting matched for the $1000  threshold afterwards
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HDS on February 23, 2014, 04:36:15 PM
I understand what he wrote, but after hearing how the Chase cards are the best aside from SPG, its hard to comprehend.

I don't know what to say, I really don't.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shreknit on February 24, 2014, 11:10:38 PM

Oops - guess I was asking Shreknit then.

Thank for the advice, though!
Sorry for the late reply spoke to them Saturday night.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 24, 2014, 11:39:51 PM
Sorry for the late reply spoke to them Saturday night.
So funny because that's when I called, and they said they couldn't help me. Anyways, didn't get around to calling again yet, but it's on my list :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: drmorob on February 25, 2014, 06:29:11 AM
Any reports of signing up online and getting matched for the $1000  threshold afterwards
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 04, 2014, 06:33:55 PM
So funny because that's when I called, and they said they couldn't help me. Anyways, didn't get around to calling again yet, but it's on my list :)
They just told me that the 1k offer is no longer available. HUCAing now...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 04, 2014, 06:36:07 PM
They just told me that the 1k offer is no longer available. HUCAing now...
Mr. Huca said no.
Oh well
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chdayshc on March 17, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
Can somebody lead me to a Wiki or make one about how to book a Southwest ticket and then get the miles "refunded" to your account. I keep looking for it but cant find it written clearly. Thank you
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 17, 2014, 06:35:42 PM
 :( :-X
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on March 25, 2014, 03:37:02 PM
When making a payment on the Barclays website, does it free up your available credit immediately?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HarryPotterFan on March 29, 2014, 08:03:49 PM
Any idea if this card is churnable? I've read through this thread and seen the question asked a few times but no answer. I'm sure someone has tried it. I've churned the Barclay NFL card successfully and am hoping this works the same. Any information about time between cancelling and new application would be appreciated as well.

Furthermore, any offers from retentions when attempting to cancel?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: marble1980 on March 30, 2014, 10:10:14 AM
Any way to extract the $400 from this card without actually spending money on travel, ala PGGM?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on March 30, 2014, 10:55:03 AM
Any way to extract the $400 from this card without actually spending money on travel, ala PGGM?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chdayshc on March 30, 2014, 10:25:28 PM
I booked a refundable ticket. Once it posted I applied the rewards. Once that posted I cancelled the ticket. Whole thing took about a week
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chamdena on March 31, 2014, 01:58:09 PM
Does this card have an AF the first year?, is there what to downgrade it to?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lou Bob on March 31, 2014, 01:58:50 PM
Does this card have an AF the first year?, is there what to downgrade it to?
no AF first year.
Has a fee free version you can downgrade to
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: gavhaller on April 05, 2014, 11:03:47 PM
I got the signup bonus about 2 months ago. Called to complain about security verification for some reason and the rep told me I never got a bonus so she issued another 40,000 that should show up in about a week.
Let you know what happens ;)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sky121 on April 05, 2014, 11:08:45 PM
I got the signup bonus about 2 months ago. Called to complain about security verification for some reason and the rep told me I never got a bonus so she issued another 40,000 that should show up in about a week.
Let you know what happens ;)
Nice!! Gluck:)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: gavhaller on April 05, 2014, 11:10:32 PM
Nice!! Gluck:)
Yeah totally a fluke but she gave me a case # and everything.  So im assuming even if it doesn't work out then I can call and reference the case # and they can do something about it ;)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on April 05, 2014, 11:12:59 PM
Yeah totally a fluke but she gave me a case # and everything.  So im assuming even if it doesn't work out then I can call and reference the case # and they can do something about it ;)
Good luck. Though HUCA doesn't usually work with Barclays, as the reps take meticulous notes on every call.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: gavhaller on April 05, 2014, 11:15:04 PM
Good luck. Though HUCA doesn't usually work with Barclays, as the reps take meticulous notes on every call.
Too meticulous to not realize their own mistakes? Haha let's hope.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Miracle on April 06, 2014, 12:47:27 AM
Woohoo, g'luck :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chofetzchaim on April 08, 2014, 02:22:19 PM
Anybody have any luck closing a card to get a new one approved. I asked them to close the fee card in order to approve the free one but they wouldn't let me. Otherwise I will have to stam downgrade or close as the annual fee is coming up at end of month.
Lemaysa, at 2.2% it's a great card but not worth the $89 fee when I can just use a free Freedom card for 1.1 UR...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on April 08, 2014, 04:41:29 PM
Anybody have any luck closing a card to get a new one approved. I asked them to close the fee card in order to approve the free one but they wouldn't let me. Otherwise I will have to stam downgrade or close as the annual fee is coming up at end of month.
Lemaysa, at 2.2% it's a great card but not worth the $89 fee when I can just use a free Freedom card for 1.1 UR...

I was wondering today, the great benefits of UR.  I'm told they are harder to sell, need to be transferred among other Chase cards to be redeemed and there seem to be easier options.  6% food 3%/gas one one of the AMEX cards seems to be so much better.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on April 08, 2014, 08:07:41 PM
I was wondering today, the great benefits of UR.  I'm told they are harder to sell, need to be transferred among other Chase cards to be redeemed and there seem to be easier options.  6% food 3%/gas one one of the AMEX cards seems to be so much better.
When using miles for airfare/hotel stays, you can often get a value of 3-5 CPP or more. And that's on every purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on April 09, 2014, 12:08:07 PM
When using miles for airfare/hotel stays, you can often get a value of 3-5 CPP or more. And that's on every purchase.

OK, but you can get  .06 with no fuss.  Even .03, cash, is reasonable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: HP58 on April 09, 2014, 01:27:22 PM
OK, but you can get  .06 with no fuss.  Even .03, cash, is reasonable.
It's limited to $6000 of spend IINM.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hank on April 09, 2014, 01:37:24 PM
Any idea if this card is churnable? I've read through this thread and seen the question asked a few times but no answer. I'm sure someone has tried it. I've churned the Barclay NFL card successfully and am hoping this works the same. Any information about time between cancelling and new application would be appreciated as well.

Furthermore, any offers from retentions when attempting to cancel?

Bump - any experiences if this is good for a second round?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on April 27, 2014, 01:26:38 PM
It's limited to $6000 of spend IINM.

Only $6000 spend on what?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Jay s on April 27, 2014, 01:57:56 PM
I applied for the Lufthansa card like 4 months and didn't  put on any spend besides for the initial spending threshold would they approve me for the arrival now ?
(Have very little recent apps)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: hargel411 on April 30, 2014, 11:15:35 AM
Is there a way to get an actual check back for the 2.2 rather than only a statement credit?  Once I purchase a ticket and it posts...Do I need to tell them to give me the money or do they do it automatically?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Super Speed on April 30, 2014, 11:25:11 AM

Is there a way to get an actual check back for the 2.2 rather than only a statement credit?  Once I purchase a ticket and it posts...Do I need to tell them to give me the money or do they do it automatically?
It may take a lot longer without calling.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kalman on May 04, 2014, 03:11:01 PM
Does anyone know if you need the points in your account before you make the travel-related charge in order to get the reimbursement or i can you get reimbursed retroactively once you get the points?

I would like to buy a flight and get the $400 credit towards it, but I don't have the $3000 spend yet.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zevwolf on May 04, 2014, 03:19:16 PM
You have 3 months to get the points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on May 04, 2014, 03:20:10 PM
Does anyone know if you need the points in your account before you make the travel-related charge in order to get the reimbursement or i can you get reimbursed retroactively once you get the points?

I would like to buy a flight and get the $400 credit towards it, but I don't have the $3000 spend yet.
you don't need the points in your account they go back 90 days
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: pizzahut on May 04, 2014, 09:45:13 PM
From the T&C:A typical Barclays' bait-and-switch...

I have a barclays 2% cashback card and they havent changed anything. its been a few years now...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: pizzahut on May 05, 2014, 07:26:48 AM
someone suggested that you buy a refundable ticket and then after the credit posts refund it but keep the 2.2% cashback. sounds really awesome!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Chdayshc on May 06, 2014, 01:06:24 AM
You need to login online and redeem your rewards. After you see them posted (usually within 2 days)! You can cancel original ticket and keep the rewards credit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on May 06, 2014, 12:02:00 PM
had a arrival closed it 8 months ago applied 4 months ago was denied , now applied again and was denied called recon and b"h got it
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mawmaw on May 06, 2014, 02:41:56 PM
had a arrival closed it 8 months ago applied 4 months ago was denied , now applied again and was denied called recon and b"h got it
what did u include in your 2/3BM each time or u just applied for one
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on May 06, 2014, 03:11:47 PM
what did u include in your 2/3BM each time or u just applied for one

Just applied for one
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Traveler718 on May 14, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
Can the points earned on this card be merged/combined with those of a spouse? In other words, my wife and I both got approved for this card. After we meet the spending thresholds, we'll get the 40K sign-up bonus. But if I want to buy an expensive ticket that's $800+, can I somehow merge them to apply all of our accumulated points toward the cost? If so, how do I go about doing that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on May 14, 2014, 06:48:58 PM
Can the points earned on this card be merged/combined with those of a spouse? In other words, my wife and I both got approved for this card. After we meet the spending thresholds, we'll get the 40K sign-up bonus. But if I want to buy an expensive ticket that's $800+, can I somehow merge them to apply all of our accumulated points toward the cost? If so, how do I go about doing that?

I wonder if you can convince the airline to let you book over the phone with a split payment and to waive the fee since they don't allow split payments on the website?(unless they do…never checked)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on May 27, 2014, 04:15:26 PM
Not sure if I saw on DDF or mentioned by a friend, that with the Arrival Card as well (Posted in the USAirways Wiki by Dan) they offer 15k if you let the card sit after initially meeting the threshold. Can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zevwolf on May 27, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
I was offered 5k but I did use the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on May 28, 2014, 10:46:36 AM
Looking on Barclays site it says that points don't expire if your card is open and "active", which they say means a purchase in the last 180 days. Did anyone that opened the card but didn't really "use" it in six months know if this is true? Did the points expire for not being active? (BTW they also write the same thing regarding their fico benefit, which is why I really wanted to open the card and not to use it necessarily...)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2014, 10:42:25 AM
Has anyone had any luck HUCAing with Barclay? I missed the 90 days for the threshold by under 2 weeks. I called and they said there's nothing to do. Any advice?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on June 09, 2014, 11:33:00 AM
Looking on Barclays site it says that points don't expire if your card is open and "active", which they say means a purchase in the last 180 days. Did anyone that opened the card but didn't really "use" it in six months know if this is true? Did the points expire for not being active? (BTW they also write the same thing regarding their fico benefit, which is why I really wanted to open the card and not to use it necessarily...)
Bump...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rng on June 09, 2014, 04:23:03 PM
These days the BA card has been churnable according to numerous reports...
how long does ba account or any chase for that matter need to be closed in order to churn and get bonus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2014, 04:28:59 PM
Has anyone had any luck HUCAing with Barclay? I missed the 90 days for the threshold by under 2 weeks. I called and they said there's nothing to do. Any advice?
bump
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on June 09, 2014, 11:44:05 PM
Is it a reccomended card to use for rental car insurance?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jaywhy on June 10, 2014, 07:24:22 AM
Anyone with success with waiving the annual fee or retention on this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on June 10, 2014, 09:36:04 AM
Anyone with success with waiving the annual fee or retention on this card?

got my fee waived 2 days ago...given i did put a lot of spend on it. upwards of 50k
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on June 10, 2014, 09:39:43 AM
Whats the wait time for in between apps on arrival
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yakov116 on June 10, 2014, 02:32:16 PM
When I apply for this card how do I fill out financial info if all my income is from my wife?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 30, 2014, 04:22:17 PM
I booked a SW refundable ticket and used my points towards the ticket. Do I have to wait till statement closes to cancel the SW ticket, or can I do it right away?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jmansour on June 30, 2014, 04:24:43 PM
i downgraded to the standard card, no annual fee still has no foreign fee the only difference is you dont get 2 points per dollar. You only get the 2x on travel and dining. They didnt offer to waive the AF.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on June 30, 2014, 09:06:44 PM
I booked a SW refundable ticket and used my points towards the ticket. Do I have to wait till statement closes to cancel the SW ticket, or can I do it right away?

Right away
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tageed-lee on July 01, 2014, 11:19:21 PM
JW is there time after the AF hits to get back the AF? (like Amex) or once it posts you cant get it back?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on July 06, 2014, 01:23:54 PM
Anyone have experience shifting credit between Barclay cards? I have 10k cl on my usairways and 5k cl on my arrival, I would like to increase my cl on the arrival card, anyway to move around credit like chase?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MC on July 06, 2014, 01:38:34 PM
Anyone have experience shifting credit between Barclay cards? I have 10k cl on my usairways and 5k cl on my arrival, I would like to increase my cl on the arrival card, anyway to move around credit like chase?
Yup, I did it between my Arrival and Miles and More cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on July 06, 2014, 05:27:30 PM
Yup, I did it between my Arrival and Miles and More cards.
How long did you have the card for when you moved the credit?
I just called she said they can't do (I just received the card) she offered to process a CL increase, but I don't want that as I have enough (too much) credit on my hands between all my cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MC on July 06, 2014, 05:36:29 PM

How long did you have the card for when you moved the credit?
I just called she said they can't do (I just received the card) she offered to process a CL increase, but I don't want that as I have enough (too much) credit on my hands between all my cards.
Had my arrival since October or November... Shifted 5k over to my miles and more last month right after I got it. Try HUCAing until someone can do it for you.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: miles lover on July 06, 2014, 08:30:39 PM
Is barclays easy with pushing over credit from a different card in order to get approved ? In the past I always got approved instantly with barclays but with my third card I'm not sure that's going to be the case
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordyk on July 07, 2014, 02:24:36 PM
i just got this card and i started reading the booklet that came with it. it looks like there are many travel benefits. is anyone familiar with them?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on July 07, 2014, 07:54:39 PM
Is barclays easy with pushing over credit from a different card in order to get approved ? In the past I always got approved instantly with barclays but with my third card I'm not sure that's going to be the case
I recently got declined for Arrival but called recon and got approved by shifting credit. I have very good credit. The issue seems to have been that it was my 3rd Barclays card and only about 4-5 months since last approval.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Miracle on July 08, 2014, 01:28:52 AM
I remember reading that with a Barclay Arrival card, you also get a voucher of some sort - what voucher? I haven't received anything in the mail - not for me nor my wife. I'd like to SM them to resend. Need to know what I am asking about though :)
THanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordyk on July 08, 2014, 10:32:43 AM
I remember reading that with a Barclay Arrival card, you also get a voucher of some sort - what voucher? I haven't received anything in the mail - not for me nor my wife. I'd like to SM them to resend. Need to know what I am asking about though :)
THanks
may just ask them to explain the travel benefits... 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on July 10, 2014, 01:09:45 AM
My card keeps on getting declined at CVS for purchases over $1k, so far 3 times I tried got denied, called up to verify the next day (cause they only have fraud dept. during business hours.. ::)) anyone else have this issue? (it's a new account)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sruli1234 on July 21, 2014, 08:13:41 PM
I just called them randomly, to see what I can milk from them. I asked for retention Dept., got 5K miles for not closing the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2014, 09:10:35 PM
I just called them randomly, to see what I can milk from them. I asked for retention Dept., got 5K miles for not closing the card.
That is very cool.

When I called and begged them for something to make up for that I missed the deadline for the signup bonus (got married in between and it was a bit hectic), they would give me nothing. Maybe I should threaten to cancel it :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on August 04, 2014, 02:02:03 PM
Is there anyway to get the cash back without actually traveling aside from the refundable ticket workaround? Do they consider Amex GC to be travel?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 04, 2014, 02:38:56 PM
Is there anyway to get the cash back without actually traveling aside from the refundable ticket workaround? Do they consider Amex GC to be travel?
Why on earth would amex gc be travel?
Many things count as travel, flights cruises car rental hotels etc
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on August 04, 2014, 03:43:12 PM
Why on earth would amex gc be travel?
Many things count as travel, flights cruises car rental hotels etc
I think some cc categorize as travel services
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on August 04, 2014, 11:08:57 PM
Is there anyway to get the cash back without actually traveling aside from the refundable ticket workaround? Do they consider Amex GC to be travel?

On my Arrival, Amex GC are;
MERCHANT CATEGORY:   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-MERCHANDISE SALES
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 18seagate on August 05, 2014, 03:29:07 PM
whats the latest offer on this card? spend 3k and get 40k?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 05, 2014, 03:37:29 PM
whats the latest offer on this card? spend 3k and get 40k?
Yup
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: michael on August 05, 2014, 04:42:53 PM
I remember reading that with a Barclay Arrival card, you also get a voucher of some sort - what voucher? I haven't received anything in the mail - not for me nor my wife. I'd like to SM them to resend. Need to know what I am asking about though :)
THanks

Did you get a travel voucher?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Miracle on August 05, 2014, 11:16:07 PM
Did you get a travel voucher?
Still not. I haven't had time to contact them.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ethana on August 06, 2014, 10:11:28 AM
does this card give primary rental car insurance?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 06, 2014, 01:04:05 PM
does this card give primary rental car insurance?
Nope
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordyk on August 06, 2014, 01:40:34 PM
Did you get a travel voucher?

am i supposed to receive a voucher with this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 08, 2014, 12:54:14 AM
am i supposed to receive a voucher with this card?
Nope, theres no mention of it anywhere.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Miracle on August 08, 2014, 02:55:58 AM
Nope, theres no mention of it anywhere.
Saw it mentioned on the forumz (several of them.)  Someone please clarify??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ethana on August 26, 2014, 04:19:52 PM
How can I churn this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on August 27, 2014, 12:43:45 AM
Still not. I haven't had time to contact them.
What is this voucher that everyone is talking about?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on August 27, 2014, 01:01:09 AM
You guys think it's smart for me to put my AZ flight and car rental purchases on this card? FYI, I've already used my intro bonus points.  It'll be under $450 total for sure for my wife and me.  We already have free hotel stays in Scottsdale and I have family in PHX so that really is all we will be spending on this card.  I was thinking that if I just put the said travel expenses on this card, I could buy OVs like crazy (about 45 OVs) within the 90 day time frame to claim rewards and effectively pay only half the price. ie. 45 OVs at $504.95 =  $22,722.75 * 2ppd = 45,446 points;  Total cost $4.95 * 45 = $222.75; $450-$222.75 =  $227.25 saved.  The question is: Is it worth my time?  Thoughts?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on August 27, 2014, 06:44:43 AM
You guys think it's smart for me to put my AZ flight and car rental purchases on this card? FYI, I've already used my intro bonus points.  It'll be under $450 total for sure for my wife and me.  We already have free hotel stays in Scottsdale and I have family in PHX so that really is all we will be spending on this card.  I was thinking that if I just put the said travel expenses on this card, I could buy OVs like crazy (about 45 OVs) within the 90 day time frame to claim rewards and effectively pay only half the price. ie. 45 OVs at $504.95 =  $22,722.75 * 2ppd = 45,446 points;  Total cost $4.95 * 45 = $222.75; $450-$222.75 =  $227.25 saved.  The question is: Is it worth my time?  Thoughts?

You don't have an old Amex Blue? Your same $22,722.75 will net your $1136.13 in statement credit. Subtract the same $222.75 in fees and your net is $913.38, which is four times better. In fact, if you just want to earn enough to offset the trip, you only need to buy 23 OV within 90 days. Or you could buy Amex gift cards at a favorable rate... But to directly answer your question, I don't think the 45 OV are worth the time. You can use the spending capacity in more lucrative ways.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on August 27, 2014, 09:44:39 AM
How can I churn this card?

wanted to know same thing
has anybody churned this card recently?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ethana on August 27, 2014, 04:11:00 PM
Why is this card any better than say the Venture card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordyk on August 27, 2014, 04:12:47 PM
Why is this card any better than say the Venture card?
for starters capital one is a no no on DDF ;) (due to credit pull from all 3 credit bureaus)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 27, 2014, 04:47:17 PM
You don't have an old Amex Blue? Your same $22,722.75 will net your $1136.13 in statement credit. Subtract the same $222.75 in fees and your net is $913.38, which is four times better.
Good point.

Sorry for nitpicking, but I think the old Blue Cash gives 5% not 6% (like the new BC Preferred).
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on August 27, 2014, 04:51:38 PM
Good point.

Sorry for nitpicking, but I think the old Blue Cash gives 5% not 6% (like the new BC Preferred).

It is 5%.

$22,722.75 * .05 = $1136.1375
$22,722.75 * .06 = $1363.365
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 27, 2014, 04:54:53 PM
It is 5%.

$22,722.75 * .05 = $1136.1375
$22,722.75 * .06 = $1363.365
Yes, the calculation looks correct, but you wrote four times better, its really only three times better since the arrival gives 2% (really 2.2%...)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on August 27, 2014, 05:24:20 PM
Yes, the calculation looks correct, but you wrote four times better, its really only three times better since the arrival gives 2% (really 2.2%...)

I calculated by dividing the net profit through each method. Using the old Blue nets $913.38 profit, while the Arrival+ nets $222.75. Dividing the two yields a 4.1 ratio favorable to the old Blue.

The reason you can't just divide the earning percentages (5/2.2) is because most of the profit is earned on the marginal increase in percent back.

Now watch me be totally wrong on the math :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: NYHeel on August 27, 2014, 05:29:48 PM
What are OVs?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on August 27, 2014, 05:31:10 PM
What are OVs?
One Vanilla.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: princea143 on August 28, 2014, 02:23:29 AM
You don't have an old Amex Blue? Your same $22,722.75 will net your $1136.13 in statement credit. Subtract the same $222.75 in fees and your net is $913.38, which is four times better. In fact, if you just want to earn enough to offset the trip, you only need to buy 23 OV within 90 days. Or you could buy Amex gift cards at a favorable rate... But to directly answer your question, I don't think the 45 OV are worth the time. You can use the spending capacity in more lucrative ways.
No, I don't have an Amex Blue.  :-\  What is it's full brand name, so I could apply for it?  Still new to the game.  Soooo much info out there!  Anything else that you would recommend that's comparable to the Amex Blue?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on August 28, 2014, 06:37:55 AM
No, I don't have an Amex Blue.  :-\  What is it's full brand name, so I could apply for it?  Still new to the game.  Soooo much info out there!  Anything else that you would recommend that's comparable to the Amex Blue?

Read this: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=271.315

There are other 5% cards, but AFAIK none are unlimited in the drugstore category like the old Blue.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on August 28, 2014, 10:14:48 AM
Read this: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=271.315

There are other 5% cards, but AFAIK none are unlimited in the drugstore category like the old Blue.
Is there any way to get the old amex blue card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 28, 2014, 12:01:38 PM
Is there any way to get the old amex blue card?
Yup, you may have luck converting an existing amex card or you might have to open a new one

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1535970-old-amex-blue-130.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1535970-old-amex-blue-130.html)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on August 28, 2014, 12:03:37 PM
Yup, you may have luck converting an existing amex card or you might have to open a new one

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1535970-old-amex-blue-130.html (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/manufactured-spending/1535970-old-amex-blue-130.html)
Is this the same card as the old blue cash?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 28, 2014, 12:06:39 PM
Is this the same card as the old blue cash?
Yes, thats what it says on the ft link.
Navigate to the application link, you'll see the terms.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on August 28, 2014, 12:14:02 PM
Yes, thats what it says on the ft link.
Navigate to the application link, you'll see the terms.
Got it. Didn't realize that this was the same card :)
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on September 01, 2014, 12:10:20 PM
can someone please link me how I can cash out by points for cash without flying ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on September 01, 2014, 02:42:16 PM
When the shopping portal says 2ppd is that in addition to the regular 2ppd?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on September 01, 2014, 02:45:51 PM
When the shopping portal says 2ppd is that in addition to the regular 2ppd?

Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on September 01, 2014, 03:31:25 PM
how do I cash out by points can someone please explain ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
can someone please link me how I can cash out by points for cash without flying ?
how do I cash out by points can someone please explain ?
Per forum rules you can only BUMP/Repost after 3 days.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Joe4007 on September 01, 2014, 03:42:45 PM
can someone please link me how I can cash out by points for cash without flying ?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43739
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on September 01, 2014, 03:50:47 PM

Quote from: sam28 on Today at 12:10:20 PM

    can someone please link me how I can cash out by points for cash without flying ?

Quote from: sam28 on Today at 03:31:25 PM

    how do I cash out by points can someone please explain ?

Quote from: Super Speed on July 29, 2014, 03:33:28 PM

    Per forum rules you can only BUMP/Repost after 3 days.

« Last Edit: Today at 03:42:17 PM by Novo »


-1.  3 day rule is not listed in forum rules. Only in goods for sale rules.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on September 02, 2014, 12:40:06 AM
how do I cash out by points can someone please explain ?
Call and ask them to credit your account
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on September 02, 2014, 12:57:42 AM
Call and ask them to credit your account

I have a feeling he wanted to know how he could cash out at 1cpp as opposed to .5cpp.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 01:16:56 AM
I see we're not getting rid of this question despite being discussed many times and it'd be easy to find the answer with a quick search, so I'll just answer it.

It's simple.
1) Go to Expedia, Priceline, Orbiz or any airline site, book a flight and charge it to your Arrival card.
2) Cancel the reservation (may be done just a few minutes after booking)
3) Log in to your account and redeem towards travel @ 1cpp
4) If your balance was zero, you can request a check.
Bingo!

ETA: I think you have to wait between step 2 and 3 until the charge posts, not sure though. You can try it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on September 02, 2014, 06:51:30 AM


ETA: I think you have to wait between step 2 and 3 until the charge posts, not sure though. You can try it.

That's correct, you need to wait until it posts to redeem the miles.

Also, although it's obvious it should nonetheless be mentioned, make sure to buy a fully refundable ticket.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 09:37:34 AM

That's correct, you need to wait until it posts to redeem the miles.

Also, although it's obvious it should nonetheless be mentioned, make sure to buy a fully refundable ticket.
Just to make it clear, it doesn't have to be a refundable just a regular ticket that may be canceled within 24 hours.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on September 02, 2014, 10:14:24 AM
Just to make it clear, it doesn't have to be a refundable just a regular ticket that may be canceled within 24 hours.
I'm not sure about that, in some cases (? ) if you cancel a ticket before it posts the pending charge could just drop off and you would have no way to redeem against it.

That's why I bought a fully refundable ticket, waited until it posted, redeemed and cancelled it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 10:20:28 AM
I'm not sure about that, in some cases (? ) if you cancel a ticket before it posts the pending charge could just drop off and you would have no way to redeem against it.

That's why I bought a fully refundable ticket, waited until it posted, redeemed and cancelled it.
I'm not the biggest expert but AFAIK that's not the case.

My personal experience, I purchased a regular Alaska Airlines ticket (to get the $100 statement credit offer), canceled within minutes of making the reservation an redeemed my points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on September 02, 2014, 11:59:05 AM
My personal experience, I purchased a regular Alaska Airlines ticket (to get the $100 statement credit offer), canceled within minutes of making the reservation an redeemed my points.

Was that with the Arrival card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 12:11:33 PM
Was that with the Arrival card?
The points redeemed on the Arrival +
The $100 Statement credit on the BoA Alaska CC.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on September 02, 2014, 01:05:00 PM
The points redeemed on the Arrival +
The $100 Statement credit on the BoA Alaska CC.
The 50k Alaska offer that was around a few months ago had a $100 statement credit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on September 02, 2014, 02:17:05 PM
Not that I was ever aware and I signed up for it twice.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 02:37:49 PM
The 50k Alaska offer that was around a few months ago had a $100 statement credit?
No, I signed up for the 25k offer and after you buy a ticket they add a $100 statement credit, so that's why I made the reservation on Alaska.
As a side benefit I was able to redeem my Arrival points so I killed 2 birds in one shot :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Joe4007 on September 02, 2014, 02:48:21 PM
No, I signed up for the 25k offer and after you buy a ticket they add a $100 statement credit, so that's why I made the reservation on Alaska.
As a side benefit I was able to redeem my Arrival points so I killed 2 birds in one shot :)
So you get a $100 statement credit on the Alaska card even if you paid with the Arrival?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on September 02, 2014, 02:54:58 PM
No, I signed up for the 25k offer and after you buy a ticket they add a $100 statement credit, so that's why I made the reservation on Alaska.
As a side benefit I was able to redeem my Arrival points so I killed 2 birds in one shot :)
I got excited for a second that I have another 100 bucks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 03:12:32 PM
So you get a $100 statement credit on the Alaska card even if you paid with the Arrival?
$100 for spending 1k. For more info see here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=35778.0)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Joe4007 on September 02, 2014, 03:27:01 PM
$100 for spending 1k. For more info see here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=35778.0)
You lost me. Why did you have to book a ticket to get that offer, why not just apply through that link?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on September 02, 2014, 05:49:03 PM
You lost me. Why did you have to book a ticket to get that offer, why not just apply through that link?
That link is a copy of the offer link they send you after making a booking, when I applied it wasn't in the WIKI.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tageed-lee on September 03, 2014, 11:14:09 PM
Is it worth it to downgrade to the no fee card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshe2009 on September 04, 2014, 11:44:43 AM
which airline is the easiest to book a refundable ticket and cancel
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on September 04, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
which airline is the easiest to book a refundable ticket and cancel
Southwest is a breeze.
You can cancel online after you redeem the miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshe2009 on September 06, 2014, 09:40:17 PM
Southwest is a breeze.
You can cancel online after you redeem the miles.

i don't see a option by southwest for " refundable" tickets
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on September 06, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
i don't see a option by southwest for " refundable" tickets
In my experience, the business class tickets said fully refundable.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/4u5u2e5a.jpg)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on September 06, 2014, 10:34:38 PM
In my experience, the business class tickets said fully refundable.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/07/4u5u2e5a.jpg)

+1

Just did it last week.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on September 06, 2014, 10:49:05 PM
do you need to request for credit once its cancelled like aa or its automatically
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on September 06, 2014, 11:37:35 PM
do you need to request for credit once its cancelled like aa or its automatically

Southwest will credit automatically. When you cancel there'll be an option to save it as credit toward a future flight or refund. It takes a couple of days for the refund to post.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on September 07, 2014, 11:48:06 AM
Southwest will credit automatically. When you cancel there'll be an option to save it as credit toward a future flight or refund. It takes a couple of days for the refund to post.

oh cool thanks, AA i used to call
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dsw193 on September 10, 2014, 06:55:41 PM
I just went thru the process and redeemed for travel, but the credit never posted to my account. How long does it typically take? It does say completed by rewards history.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on September 10, 2014, 07:07:07 PM
I just went thru the process and redeemed for travel, but the credit never posted to my account. How long does it typically take? It does say completed by rewards history.
How long has it been? It could take a few days.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dsw193 on September 10, 2014, 07:11:12 PM
How long has it been? It could take a few days.
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on September 15, 2014, 12:18:45 AM
FYI The is a AFAIK unpublished limit of 200k point per redemption. (and once you redeem toward a purchase you can't redeem again on that purchase even if the first redemption didn't cover the whole purchase).
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: jsmithj88 on September 15, 2014, 03:57:18 AM
so after u cancel the flight ticket with southwest, the money be returned to the arrival card
so u will have a negative balance which u would request a refund?
so would u also have a negative balance points wise?
if that was the case, then using the card wouldnt make much sense anymore?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Excalibur on September 29, 2014, 09:11:35 PM
They waived AF but  wouldn't downgrade wma+, anybody experience this ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on September 30, 2014, 02:32:03 AM
They waived AF but  wouldn't downgrade wma+, anybody experience this ?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1572.msg923859#msg923859
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: chinagel on September 30, 2014, 11:37:20 AM
anyone have experience getting approved after cancelling first card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 07, 2014, 04:21:44 AM
I got this card with $750 limit. I thought it was a 5k minimum.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MosheD on October 07, 2014, 08:46:09 AM
Also just applied after opening m&m/usair 4 months ago...
Having trouble moving credit line from usair to arrival. Anyone have experience with this?
Also thinking about just closing us and moving cl to M&M then trying to move from there.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 07, 2014, 11:20:37 AM
Also just applied after opening m&m/usair 4 months ago...
Having trouble moving credit line from usair to arrival. Anyone have experience with this?
Also thinking about just closing us and moving cl to M&M then trying to move from there.
Any suggestions?
I was able to shift credit between cards at Barclays after calling the credit department, there is a condition that the card your transferring credit from must have a zero balance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Oceanblue on October 07, 2014, 01:22:56 PM
Also just applied after opening m&m/usair 4 months ago...
Having trouble moving credit line from usair to arrival. Anyone have experience with this?
Also thinking about just closing us and moving cl to M&M then trying to move from there.
Any suggestions?

I'm in the same boat as you..thinking of applying for this card after having the m&m & usair for 4 months.  Thinking of closing the m&m and doing a 2bm..Did you do a BM or just applied for this one card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on October 11, 2014, 01:41:40 PM
Is there anything like return protection with a Barclays Arivval?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on October 20, 2014, 02:05:51 PM
So to redeem my points I just buy a refundable ticket and cancel it and then use the points on the charge?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lou Bob on October 20, 2014, 02:08:13 PM
So to redeem my points I just buy a refundable ticket and cancel it and then use the points on the charge?
???
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on October 20, 2014, 02:55:11 PM
So to redeem my points I just buy a refundable ticket and cancel it and then use the points on the charge?

I've done it with a canceled Southwest charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on October 20, 2014, 04:18:27 PM
southwest the easiest for refundable
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 20, 2014, 04:44:58 PM
This thread along with so many others are just like a גלגל החוזר...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on October 20, 2014, 04:49:46 PM
This thread along with so many others are just like a גלגל החוזר...

So wikify
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on October 20, 2014, 07:45:34 PM
So wikify
Because we've seen that it helps?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on October 20, 2014, 08:33:14 PM
wanted to know same thing
has anybody churned this card recently?
How do you churn this card? Any advice?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 20, 2014, 09:52:58 PM
Because we've seen that it helps?
It's not fool proof, but it definitely helps.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on October 21, 2014, 03:20:05 AM
Because we've seen that it helps?

Is there a way to "sticky" the wiki open?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on October 21, 2014, 03:21:54 AM
Is there a way to "sticky" the wiki open?
It used to be that way,  but Dan changed it as per everyone's request.

It's only open on the first page of the thread.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 21, 2014, 03:23:23 AM
It used to be that way,  but Dan changed it as per everyone's request.

It's only open on the first page of the thread.
Maybe it's time to change it back.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Saver2000 on October 21, 2014, 03:24:16 AM
Maybe it's time to change it back.
Post in the "wiki comments/suggestions" thread.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on October 21, 2014, 07:36:04 AM
Maybe it's time to change it back.

please don't
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 21, 2014, 07:40:41 AM
please don't
I agree it's annoying. But there must be a way to stop all those repetitive questions.
Maybe that should be the default, and whoever cares, should change it. (I don't know if there's such an option though)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 21, 2014, 08:23:02 AM
I agree it's annoying. But there must be a way to stop all those repetitive questions.
Maybe that should be the default, and whoever cares, should change it. (I don't know if there's such an option though)
Sounds like a good idea, it should be a the default unless you manually go ahead and change it from the profile settings, would require some more coding, but worth it IMO.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2014, 09:59:32 AM
Because we've seen that it helps?
At least then you can answer WIYF
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 21, 2014, 10:05:34 AM
At least then you can answer WIYF
And that helps?  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on October 21, 2014, 10:17:47 AM
And that helps?  :)
:D
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 24, 2014, 01:15:45 PM
if I book a ticket in order to get my $400 credit from the Arrival card how long after can I cancel the ticket ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 24, 2014, 05:11:38 PM
if I book a ticket in order to get my $400 credit from the Arrival card how long after can I cancel the ticket ?
Right after you redeem your travel credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on October 25, 2014, 03:50:19 PM
Any way to induce Barclays to refresh my TU FICO?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 25, 2014, 03:55:33 PM
Any way to induce Barclays to refresh my TU FICO?
You mean the numeric FICO on the website? Don't think so. I've tried it before.

But how do you know there's been a change? Even if there has been, who said the report itself is updated. It could take very long some times.
IME though, they usually update it right after there's a change.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 25, 2014, 05:22:37 PM
You mean the numeric FICO on the website? Don't think so. I've tried it before.

But how do you know there's been a change? Even if there has been, who said the report itself is updated. It could take very long some times.
IME though, they usually update it right after there's a change.
mine updates almost every month
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 26, 2014, 08:13:37 AM
Any way to induce Barclays to refresh my TU FICO?
Transferring credit between two cards did It for me, though I wasn't looking to do it for that reason.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 26, 2014, 01:39:11 PM
I just bought a ticket with this card but the charge is still pending . ? do I have to wait till the charge post in order to re the credit or I can cancel the ticket when its still pending and still get the bonus ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 26, 2014, 01:43:16 PM
I just bought a ticket with this card but the charge is still pending . ? do I have to wait till the charge post in order to re the credit or I can cancel the ticket when its still pending and still get the bonus ?
you can cancel even while it's pending. (1st hand experience with southwest)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 26, 2014, 01:52:35 PM
I just bought a ticket with this card but the charge is still pending . ? do I have to wait till the charge post in order to re the credit or I can cancel the ticket when its still pending and still get the bonus ?
Same here. Pending after 4 days. Other transactions with Barclay usually post in 1 day.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 26, 2014, 01:58:51 PM
you can cancel even while it's pending. (1st hand experience with southwest)
Just cancelled my pending transaction. We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 26, 2014, 02:12:43 PM
Just cancelled my pending transaction. We'll see how it goes.
worst case scenario, you do it again. No biggy
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 26, 2014, 02:14:34 PM
worst case scenario, you do it again. No biggy
I guess. Just hope it won't get them to take a closer look at my accounts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 26, 2014, 02:15:29 PM
worst case scenario, you do it again. No biggy
so I am canceling my ticket and wait for the credit ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 26, 2014, 02:24:03 PM
so I am canceling my ticket and wait for the credit ?
Based on D93, I did. I'll update on what happened.
BTW: what date is your transaction from? (Don't know if it makes a difference, but was it during/after business hours?)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 26, 2014, 02:35:42 PM
so I am canceling my ticket and wait for the credit ?
yes. cancel ticket, wait for charge to post, then redeem the arrival miles for the bonus
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 05:25:37 AM
I have the BOFA Travel Rewards (https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit-cards/products/bankamericard-travel-rewards-credit-card.go).
I couldn't find it mentioned here on DDF. Just bought an "Anytime" SW ticket. Gonna try the same strategy as with the Barclay miles. (Get travel credit from BOFA and then a refund from SW)
1: What do you guys think is the worst they can do? It's not like I did anything illegal or against their T&C. Is this a big risk?
2: If I have a negative balance, how will I get the cash? I know AMEX and Barclay send you a check. Anyone have experience with BOFA?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 27, 2014, 01:23:52 PM
yes. cancel ticket, wait for charge to post, then redeem the arrival miles for the bonus
my charge is still showing as pending will it still post ? even I canceld the ticket ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 01:42:13 PM
my charge is still showing as pending will it still post ? even I canceld the ticket ?
What date is your charge from?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 27, 2014, 02:46:35 PM
What date is your charge from?
yesterday
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 27, 2014, 02:47:09 PM
yesterday
give it time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 02:47:59 PM
yesterday
Mine is pending from the 23rd. I'll update when it posts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 02:50:52 PM
give it time
This is weird though. As I said before, all other transactions posted within 1 day. Chase usually take 2 days for me and AMEX often takes more than that.  But with Barclay, its always been 1 day.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on October 27, 2014, 02:53:21 PM
Why is everyone using southwest are they easier than AA refundable?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 03:00:39 PM
Why is everyone using southwest are they easier than AA refundable?
I've had some bad experience with AA refunds. Always got my money, but it wasn't easy and took time.
SW just refunds your credit card within a day or 2.

My experience is not recent though, so maybe its easier today.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avremie on October 27, 2014, 03:04:19 PM
I've had some bad experience with AA refunds. Always got my money, but it wasn't easy and took time.
SW just refunds your credit card within a day or 2.

My experience is not recent though, so maybe its easier today.
SW is also refundable of cancel within 24h?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 27, 2014, 04:07:22 PM
SW is also refundable of cancel within 24h?
Buy the 'Anytime' fare and then it's fully refundable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 28, 2014, 01:36:38 AM
My transaction from Oct. 23rd just posted. That's 5 days.
As D93 said, I was able to redeem, even though I already cancelled a few days ago.
Although, the cancellation didn't show up online yet.

Man, free money is great!!!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 29, 2014, 03:59:12 PM
My transaction from Oct. 23rd just posted. That's 5 days.
As D93 said, I was able to redeem, even though I already cancelled a few days ago.
Although, the cancellation didn't show up online yet.

Man, free money is great!!!
my charge by Barclays is still pending since the 26 . I canceld the ticket on the 26 will it still post that I should be able to cash it out or I will have to do it again ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 29, 2014, 04:02:17 PM
Why do you keep posting the same questions over and over?
Wait at least 5 days from the transaction, as I have and then, see what happenes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: acercomp on October 30, 2014, 10:05:52 AM
i got a letter from Barclays saying they were 'upgrading' my arrival card to the Barclays world elite. does anyone know what this is or is it just a rebranding?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 30, 2014, 10:45:01 AM
i got a letter from Barclays saying they were 'upgrading' my arrival card to the Barclays world elite. does anyone know what this is or is it just a rebranding?
Its not rebranding. Just an upgrade.
You'll get some extra benefits.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: acercomp on October 30, 2014, 11:32:10 AM
what kind of upgraded benefits?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 30, 2014, 11:34:03 AM
what kind of upgraded benefits?
Lookup MC world elite benefits.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 31, 2014, 10:00:41 AM
can I know what I did wrong . I bought a ticket on 10/26 with my Barclays card a few min later I canceld it till today my charge was still pending now the charge went away . so how do I get it to post without using a real ticket ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 31, 2014, 10:23:38 AM
can I know what I did wrong . I bought a ticket on 10/26 with my Barclays card a few min later I canceld it till today my charge was still pending now the charge went away . so how do I get it to post without using a real ticket ?
what airline? also IME sometimes a charge will drop after pending and then show back up a day later when it posts
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 31, 2014, 10:24:36 AM
can I know what I did wrong . I bought a ticket on 10/26 with my Barclays card a few min later I canceld it till today my charge was still pending now the charge went away . so how do I get it to post without using a real ticket ?
That's very weird. I bought and cancelled right away several times on several cards and it alwaus posted.

Either way. You could buy it, wait as long as it takes to post, and only then ask for a refund.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on October 31, 2014, 10:25:48 AM
what airline? also IME sometimes a charge will drop after pending and then show back up a day later when it posts
I've had that too.

BTW: I think he's talking about Southwest.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on October 31, 2014, 01:36:23 PM
I bought it by orbitz do I have to by it by the airline not a site like orbitz ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on October 31, 2014, 01:44:00 PM
can I know what I did wrong . I bought a ticket on 10/26 with my Barclays card a few min later I canceld it till today my charge was still pending now the charge went away . so how do I get it to post without using a real ticket ?
Why didn't you wait until it posted before cancelling? I don't get why everyone is in such a rush? Just get a fully refundable fare, wait until it posts, redeem and refund. Instead of cancelling right away in the hope the refund will remain seperate from the pending charge? !
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Excalibur on October 31, 2014, 04:36:17 PM
20$rebate on prime membership  with arrival
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 01, 2014, 12:42:55 PM
20$rebate on prime membership  with arrival
details?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 01, 2014, 07:55:22 PM
I bought it by orbitz do I have to by it by the airline not a site like orbitz ?
Southwest posts for me even if I cancel right away.

Expedia doesn't.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on November 02, 2014, 10:03:29 AM
how do I know when I buy a ticket if its refundable or not . where should I buy my ticket to get this credit on my card ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 02, 2014, 10:06:48 AM
how do I know when I buy a ticket if its refundable or not . where should I buy my ticket to get this credit on my card ?
Southwest anytime fare.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: theberk on November 02, 2014, 06:17:22 PM
I just called to have them waive the AF for the second year. CSR said all she can do it waive half of it. Should I HUCA or consider myself lucky with what I got?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 02, 2014, 06:23:38 PM
I just called to have them waive the AF for the second year. CSR said all she can do it waive half of it. Should I HUCA or consider myself lucky with what I got?
Barclay reps keep notes. (All company's do, but Barclay are more consistent)
I don't think HUCA will hurt though.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 04, 2014, 05:28:13 AM
So I got the bonus and cashed it out. How do I churn this now?  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mow on November 04, 2014, 01:18:17 PM
dan is there a link for this card , it doesnt work
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 04, 2014, 01:43:48 PM
dan is there a link for this card , it doesnt work
http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mow on November 05, 2014, 08:36:09 AM
Want to give dan referral is there a link coming or should I just use that one
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulie on November 13, 2014, 01:48:29 PM
How hard is it to get approved for this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 13, 2014, 01:53:30 PM
How hard is it to get approved for this card?
Not harder than any other Barclay, IME.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulie on November 13, 2014, 04:05:17 PM
I was just approved after calling up  :D
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on November 13, 2014, 04:06:46 PM
I was just approved after calling up  :D
Initially denied?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 13, 2014, 04:08:42 PM
I was just approved after calling up  :D
first time or a churn?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulie on November 13, 2014, 05:40:11 PM
Initially denied?
I dont think so I tried to check the status after I applied and it wouldn't come up so I called recon and they just reviewed it with me and approved

first time or a churn?

First time
I've only had a CC for a little less then a year so I wasn't sure if my credit would be good enough
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Shmulie on November 13, 2014, 05:43:31 PM
going for anything else today?
I dont think so
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on November 16, 2014, 11:05:02 PM
Link in op is not working, any updated?
@dan
Anyone?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 17, 2014, 01:24:31 AM
Link in op is not working, any updated?
@dan
Anyone?
http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Oceanblue on November 17, 2014, 08:37:22 PM
So I'm not sure if I did this correctly but I now have a negative reward miles balance for my account.

I did the southwest refundable ticket purchase, used those miles to get a statement credit, then cancelled the southwest ticket. When I cancelled the southwest ticket, they also took away those miles as well. Now I have a deficit.  Does this happen to anyone else and is there anything to do about it?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on November 17, 2014, 09:08:04 PM
So I'm not sure if I did this correctly but I now have a negative reward miles balance for my account.

I did the southwest refundable ticket purchase, used those miles to get a statement credit, then cancelled the southwest ticket. When I cancelled the southwest ticket, they also took away those miles as well. Now I have a deficit.  Does this happen to anyone else and is there anything to do about it?

It had nothing to do with a refundable ticket. Anytime you return an item all CC's will reduce your points balance by that amount.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on November 17, 2014, 10:38:11 PM
spending will reduce will reduce your deficit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on November 20, 2014, 06:47:36 PM
Does asking for a CLI on the website involve a pull?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 20, 2014, 06:57:06 PM
Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on November 20, 2014, 07:49:59 PM
How long does it take points from transactions to post?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: theberk on November 20, 2014, 09:48:53 PM
How long does it take points from transactions to post?
As soon as the transaction posts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on November 26, 2014, 04:06:16 PM
Does Barclays have a refferal program for this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on November 26, 2014, 04:22:21 PM
Is there anything to be nervous about spending close to credit line on barclay and paying it off before statement closes a month before applying for mortgage?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 26, 2014, 04:24:01 PM
Is there anything to be nervous about spending close to credit line on barclay and paying it off before statement closes a month before applying for mortgage?
No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on November 26, 2014, 07:52:59 PM
I heard barclays can report to credit agency bi-monthly  is that true?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 27, 2014, 02:42:58 AM
I heard barclays can report to credit agency bi-monthly  is that true?
I don't know what the COULD do, but IME, they always report the day if the statement. (Maybe a day before)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on November 27, 2014, 09:45:43 AM
K thanks and citi to?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on November 27, 2014, 10:18:35 AM
K thanks and citi to?
Yes. As almost all other banks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: SrulyP on November 30, 2014, 08:10:35 PM
Gonna go for a Barclays card for the first time. What does the $400 statement credit mean? Is there anyway not to actually book a ticket and get $400 back?

Also is it worth doing a 2bm for a Mile and More card?

TIA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on November 30, 2014, 08:18:43 PM
Gonna go for a Barclays card for the first time. What does the $400 statement credit mean? Is there anyway not to actually book a ticket and get $400 back?

Also is it worth doing a 2bm for a Mile and More card?

TIA
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43739
Read the last section "barclaycard arrival"
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: SrulyP on December 02, 2014, 10:51:45 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43739
Read the last section "barclaycard arrival"

The link expired on that page. Any updated link?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 02, 2014, 10:56:46 AM
The link expired on that page. Any updated link?
http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
Just got approved for this card bh, plan to make this my card for loading serve, to replace my chase card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on December 04, 2014, 03:21:16 PM
Just got approved for this card bh, plan to make this my card for loading serve, to replace my chase card.
Were you A/Aed?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2014, 03:22:11 PM
Were you A/Aed?

Nope bh! Just seems that chase/visa will be starting to have cash advance in the future, so would rather be safe with master-card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on December 04, 2014, 03:24:15 PM
Nope bh! Just seems that chase/visa will be starting to have cash advance in the future, so would rather be safe with master-card.
Oh B'H! Where does it seem so?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2014, 03:29:32 PM
Oh B'H! Where does it seem so?

In the huge Amex serve thread, and master-cards were never pending as cash advance they go straight to purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hoboken7256 on December 06, 2014, 05:08:49 PM
Does anyone know if this card is churnable ? If so how long after closing an existing card should one wait before being able to apply for another arrival card and receive the bonus ? The terms on the arrival application say "offer available to new card members only".
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on December 06, 2014, 05:11:12 PM
Does anyone know if this card is churnable ? If so how long after closing an existing card should one wait before being able to apply for another arrival card and receive the bonus ? The terms on the arrival application say "offer available to new card members only".
All Barclay's are churnable. A few days in between is enough, according to many reports.
Ignore the terms.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on December 06, 2014, 06:12:49 PM
Is there a way to refer a friend and get a bonus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 06, 2014, 06:30:00 PM
Is there a way to refer a friend and get a bonus?
Nope
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avadah on December 07, 2014, 07:38:41 AM
Does the non AF version charge forex fees?
What's the redemption rate for these points? 1cpp?
Can points from Barclycard travel community be transferred to the non AF card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 07, 2014, 07:45:52 AM
Does the non AF version charge forex fees?
What's the redemption rate for these points? 1cpp?
Can points from Barclycard travel community be transferred to the non AF card?

No forex fees

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
Start by earning 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days—that’s enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit. Book your travel anywhere with your Barclaycard Arrival card. Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other purchases. Redeem your miles for travel statement credits — redemptions start at 2,500 miles for $25 toward travel purchases made in the last 120 days. Plus, get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits. Enjoy all of this and more with no annual fee. Apply today!


Fees
Annual Fee

$0

Transaction Fees:

 

Balance Transfer
Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

Cash Advance
Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater.

Foreign Transaction
0% of each transaction in U.S. dollars.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avadah on December 07, 2014, 12:21:19 PM
Thanx.
What about
Can points from Barclycard travel community be transferred to the non AF card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shmooz on December 08, 2014, 05:24:42 PM
tried the usair, but no go, so tried this on same day and got approved. just closed one a few days ago.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 05:31:21 PM
tried the usair, but no go, so tried this on same day and got approved. just closed one a few days ago.
Why wouldn't they give you the usair ? Are you gonna HUCA ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on December 08, 2014, 06:46:17 PM
Has anyone gotten a retention bonus through PM?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on December 08, 2014, 06:48:08 PM
Never heard of Barclay doing anything through SM.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Centro on December 08, 2014, 07:08:08 PM
Is there a way to refer a friend and get a bonus?
Does anyone know if this card is churnable ? If so how long after closing an existing card should one wait before being able to apply for another arrival card and receive the bonus ? The terms on the arrival application say "offer available to new card members only".
Isn't this card discontinued?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 07:10:31 PM
Isn't this card discontinued?
http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shmooz on December 08, 2014, 07:59:49 PM
Why wouldn't they give you the usair ? Are you gonna HUCA ?
it was just denied by computer. so i applied for arrival same day, approved next day w/o calling.  prefer not to speak with them and am happy with the arrival.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 08:03:58 PM
it was just denied by computer. so i applied for arrival same day, approved next day w/o calling.  prefer not to speak with them and am happy with the arrival.
I meant do you have an open one already ? It looks like people are getting approved for it rather easy.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2014, 08:12:50 PM
I meant do you have an open one already ? It looks like people are getting approved for it rather easy.

I had no US Airways when I tried to apply, got denied after calling recon multiple times.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 08:14:16 PM
I had no US Airways when I tried to apply, got denied after calling recon multiple times.
Have you done a ton of apps recently ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2014, 08:15:15 PM
Have you done a ton of apps recently ?

Quite a bit, I am sure not as much as most people here recently. They said no more US airways card for me, cuz I had three already and didn't keep any open for more than a year, so they can't issue a 4th.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Novo on December 08, 2014, 08:16:33 PM
Has anyone gotten a retention bonus through PM?
Yeh sure! I'll be happy to assist you today, just PM me your card number and your mothers maiden name and I'll get you a great retention bonus ;)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 08:17:26 PM
cuz I had three already and didn't keep any open for more than a year
Bingo
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2014, 08:23:24 PM
Bingo

Lol so I applied the same day for an Arrival Plus and got approved :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 08, 2014, 08:24:32 PM
Lol so I applied the same day for an Arrival Plus and got approved :)
You showed them  :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on December 08, 2014, 08:28:37 PM
You showed them  :)

Yup I did, and just for the frosting, I also signed up parents, 2 siblings and 3 friends to the 50k offer, and all but 1 got approved.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mileagejunkie on December 08, 2014, 08:40:46 PM
Did a 3bm with US, arrival plus, and arrival. Got approved US right away, arrival plus day after, waiting fro arrival.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avadah on December 10, 2014, 06:36:13 AM
What does this mean?



Thank you for contacting us regarding your Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. We can certainly address your inquiry regarding the fee on your account.

We can confirm that your account does not have a Foreign Transaction Fee; however, you will still be assessed of the Foreign Currency Fee charged by MasterCard and Visa. The currency conversion rate that MasterCard and Visa use is the wholesale market rate in effect increased by 1% (this additional 1% is the Foreign Currency Fee). This does not show on the account as a fee but is incorporated into the conversion rate of your transaction. We hope you find this information helpful.

If you have any other questions and concerns, please reply to this message.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on December 10, 2014, 06:46:08 AM
What does this mean?



Thank you for contacting us regarding your Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. We can certainly address your inquiry regarding the fee on your account.

We can confirm that your account does not have a Foreign Transaction Fee; however, you will still be assessed of the Foreign Currency Fee charged by MasterCard and Visa. The currency conversion rate that MasterCard and Visa use is the wholesale market rate in effect increased by 1% (this additional 1% is the Foreign Currency Fee). This does not show on the account as a fee but is incorporated into the conversion rate of your transaction. We hope you find this information helpful.

If you have any other questions and concerns, please reply to this message.
Very weird. IME there's no forex fees at all with the Arrival.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rabshi on December 10, 2014, 07:03:38 AM
Did a 3bm with US, arrival plus, and arrival. Got approved US right away, arrival plus day after, waiting fro arrival.

Did it happen without calling recon?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 10, 2014, 07:45:12 AM
What does this mean?



Thank you for contacting us regarding your Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. We can certainly address your inquiry regarding the fee on your account.

We can confirm that your account does not have a Foreign Transaction Fee; however, you will still be assessed of the Foreign Currency Fee charged by MasterCard and Visa. The currency conversion rate that MasterCard and Visa use is the wholesale market rate in effect increased by 1% (this additional 1% is the Foreign Currency Fee). This does not show on the account as a fee but is incorporated into the conversion rate of your transaction. We hope you find this information helpful.

If you have any other questions and concerns, please reply to this message.

That means that neither the bank nor Visa/MC charge a Foreign Transaction Fee. However V/MC make money off the conversion.  This is known.  This means that if the Mid Market Rate for the USD/ILS is 3.93855, then V/MC will give you slightly less than that.  This is the first time I've seen it stated that it is 1% and in my experience it is less, probably closer to .5%.  Also,  the conversion rate used by V/MC is not adjusted in real time, as far as I can tell.  This will sometimes work in your favor and sometimes in their favor.  For example, the USD/ILS fell on yesterday from 3.98 to 3.93.  Until a certain point on Tuesday, even after it had fallen to 3.93, you would have gotten a rate based on 3.98.  One other point.  On Amex and Barclays, the rate is calculated when the charges POST, and can change from what shows while the charges or pending.  I have found that Israeli processors can sit on charges on US CCs for a number of days before sending them for collection (I am not familiar with all the particulars of the process.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: njmacman on December 10, 2014, 08:00:09 AM
Still a cheaper rate than if you changed cash at a bank.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 10, 2014, 08:01:24 AM
Still a cheaper rate than if you changed cash at a bank.

Or anywhere else for that matter, generally speaking.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: SOS on December 11, 2014, 06:53:53 PM
Is there a new link for this card that's working?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 11, 2014, 07:04:49 PM
Is there a new link for this card that's working?
Not currently from Dan.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: youthink on December 14, 2014, 02:31:33 PM
Weird situation.

My annual fee was charged so I called and downgraded to the no-fee version a few weeks ago.

Today, I decided to re-apply as part of a 2BM with the US Airways(which was approved) and was declined. I then checked back in my account and I noticed I still had the Arrival+ although the annual fee was credited back. Not sure what to make of this or how to even approach this on a phone call. Anyone have experience with having 2 of these cards at once?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avadah on December 19, 2014, 01:44:30 AM
What's the difference between the Arrival+ and the non AF version?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 19, 2014, 02:13:29 AM
What's the difference between the Arrival+ and the non AF version?
Arrival+ (http://www.barclaycardarrival.com) vs.  Arrival- (http://www.barclaycardarrival.com/arrival-travel/?campaignId=2044&od=bcarrival&cellNumber=1)
2x on all purchases vs. 2x on airfare and dining/1x on all other purchases. 40k sign up bonus vs. 20k sign up bonus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on December 19, 2014, 03:36:30 AM
1 supervisor told me 60 days and another told me 30 days to cancel to avoid fee. Fee charged on 11/28th. No other RO other than the  downgrade to no fee version but wanted to use the card till my next statement closes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Jay s on December 19, 2014, 07:57:58 AM
Weird situation.

My annual fee was charged so I called and downgraded to the no-fee version a few weeks ago.

Today, I decided to re-apply as part of a 2BM with the US Airways(which was approved) and was declined. I then checked back in my account and I noticed I still had the Arrival+ although the annual fee was credited back. Not sure what to make of this or how to even approach this on a phone call. Anyone have experience with having 2 of these cards at once?

By Barclays even once you close the card it stays on your online account for months, the way to tell if it's closed is if your credit limit is $500 that's what they do to all closed accounts
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on December 21, 2014, 02:21:48 PM
I was looking and couldn't find an answer to this:

Being that the 40k points can be redeemed for travel, does anyone know if I could in theory get them to reimburse me for my monthly metrocard?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2014, 02:29:50 PM
I was looking and couldn't find an answer to this:

Being that the 40k points can be redeemed for travel, does anyone know if I could in theory get them to reimburse me for my monthly metrocard?
Yes. As long as it's $25+
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on December 21, 2014, 02:39:54 PM
Yes. As long as it's $25+

Monthly cards are around $115 a month. Have you done this or know someone that did? So nothing in this thread.

WOuld I just email them the receipt every month until the points are done?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on December 21, 2014, 03:17:28 PM
I have about 6,000 miles in my account, and I want to close it. Any advice on an easy way to redeem them?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on December 21, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
I have about 6,000 miles in my account, and I want to close it. Any advice on an easy way to redeem them?
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1K orphaned)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2014, 03:26:54 PM
WOuld I just email them the receipt every month until the points are done?
NO! You have to make the purchase on your Arrival+ Credit Card, and then in your online account there's an award section, and you will see how to redeem your miles for a statement credit, it's very self explanatory.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 21, 2014, 03:27:54 PM
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1.5K orphaned)
FTFY (10% bonus)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on December 21, 2014, 03:29:58 PM
NO! You have to make the purchase on your Arrival+ Credit Card, and then in your online account there's an award section, and you will see how to redeem your miles for a statement credit, it's very self explanatory.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on January 07, 2015, 11:59:14 AM
if I purchase tickets to disney world would I be able to get the credit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avadah on January 08, 2015, 03:53:50 PM
I think people have said if you do it through undercover tourist but I'm not 100% sure.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: coolmuke on January 09, 2015, 04:24:22 PM
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1K orphaned)
So, If I understand this correctly, I will redeem my points for the charge from southwest and then when I cancel the ticket, those charges will post as credit balance on my account.
Why do I have to cancel immediately?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 10, 2015, 11:22:09 AM
So, If I understand this correctly, I will redeem my points for the charge from southwest and then when I cancel the ticket, those charges will post as credit balance on my account.
Why do I have to cancel immediately?
Correct.
There's no need to cancel immediately. I was just saying that with SW, you CAN cancel right away. (Orbitz for example, won't post if you cancel right away. SW will post and will show a refund. Redemptions can only be made on posted charges)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 10, 2015, 06:20:34 PM
Correct.
There's no need to cancel immediately. I was just saying that with SW, you CAN cancel right away. (Orbitz for example, won't post if you cancel right away. SW will post and will show a refund. Redemptions can only be made on posted charges)
But orbitz only allows you to cancel till 11 PM the next day. What happens if it didn't post by then ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 10, 2015, 06:54:20 PM
But orbitz only allows you to cancel till 11 PM the next day. What happens if it didn't post by then ?
1. Use SW.
2. Orbitz allows you to cancel non-refundable stuff until said time, but you could buy something that's genuinely refundable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 13, 2015, 09:18:17 PM
If I close my card in order to reapply for the bonus a few days later, will i lose the points in my account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 13, 2015, 09:25:24 PM
If I close my card in order to reapply for the bonus a few days later, will i lose the points in my account?
Yes
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/36701
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 13, 2015, 09:32:31 PM
Yes
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/36701
How about downgrading to the no fee version. Would I have issues getting the sign up bonus upon reapplying for the arrival +?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on January 13, 2015, 09:47:50 PM
How about downgrading to the no fee version. Would I have issues getting the sign up bonus upon reapplying for the arrival +?

Dont think so. When I spoke to Barclays about downgrading my US Air to an Arrival (which I ended up doing) I asked specifically if I can have the Arrival and the Arrival+ at the same time including both bonus offers. He was clear and said yes and that that is no problem at all.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 13, 2015, 09:51:48 PM
Dont think so. When I spoke to Barclays about downgrading my US Air to an Arrival (which I ended up doing) I asked specifically if I can have the Arrival and the Arrival+ at the same time including both bonus offers. He was clear and said yes and that that is no problem at all.
Could points be transferred to the no-fee card ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on January 14, 2015, 08:45:21 AM
Could points be transferred to the no-fee card ?

If you are referring to transferring Arrival+ "points" to the Arrival account to merge the 2, that is NOT possible according to the rep I spoke to.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 14, 2015, 08:46:46 AM
If you are referring to transferring Arrival+ "points" to the Arrival account to merge the 2, that is NOT possible according to the rep I spoke to.
+1
Can't be done.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 14, 2015, 08:47:29 AM
If you are referring to transferring Arrival+ "points" to the Arrival account to merge the 2, that is NOT possible according to the rep I spoke to.
That's what I was referring to, thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rabshi on January 14, 2015, 09:15:35 AM
When I spoke to Barclays about downgrading my US Air to an Arrival (which I ended up doing) I asked specifically if I can have the Arrival and the Arrival+ at the same time including both bonus offers. He was clear and said yes and that that is no problem at all.

Do you say that when I downgrade from US Airways to Arrival, I'll get the 20,000 bonus miles, even though it's a downgrade?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on January 14, 2015, 09:17:25 AM
Do you say that when I downgrade from US Airways to Arrival, I'll get the 20,000 bonus miles, even though it's a downgrade?

I got the 10k points for 1k spend in 90 days.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 14, 2015, 09:45:57 AM
Do you say that when I downgrade from US Airways to Arrival, I'll get the 20,000 bonus miles, even though it's a downgrade?
No.it depend on the offer you get. I got 1K on 1st spend.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 14, 2015, 09:51:38 AM
Thanks for the info.  I assume i cannot double dip with arrival+, i.e. apply and get another bonus while still having the card open.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 14, 2015, 10:29:08 AM
Thanks for the info.  I assume i cannot double dip with arrival+, i.e. apply and get another bonus while still having the card open.
Not impossible but unlikely.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Burach on January 18, 2015, 10:44:55 AM
Can I redeem the miles from the no fee card the same way?
Can I still ask to downgrade and get the refund like 30 days after it posts (and paid)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 18, 2015, 11:57:22 AM
Can I redeem the miles from the no fee card the same way?
Can I still ask to downgrade and get the refund like 30 days after it posts (and paid)?
Yes. You just won't have the benefits.
Yes. Usually till 60 days.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Burach on January 18, 2015, 12:33:18 PM
Thanks Eli!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shidduch on January 21, 2015, 03:21:31 PM
If I use my arrival to redeem for travel and then the travel is cancelled and the charges credited, what happens to my credit that occured as a result of my redemption.  Is the credit charged back and the points put back?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Lou Bob on January 21, 2015, 03:24:49 PM
If I use my arrival to redeem for travel and then the travel is cancelled and the charges credited, what happens to my credit that occured as a result of my redemption.  Is the credit charged back and the points put back?


no
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 21, 2015, 03:31:14 PM
If I use my arrival to redeem for travel and then the travel is cancelled and the charges credited, what happens to my credit that occured as a result of my redemption.  Is the credit charged back and the points put back?
no
hence
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1K orphaned)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on January 21, 2015, 03:40:49 PM
The agent blasted me when i called about AF  yesterday . He said  the recon offer is  0% APR for 16 month with 3% fee. Told him I never carry a dime of balance and I will reject  it even if it has  0 transfer fee for 10 yrs. He said that's the best offer. Told  him Bull"
Asked me  what else I want then? Told him the $89 fee is the problem.  Asked me why I didn't say fee waiver. Told  him I said  that in the beginning of our conversation already. Asks me if I have the patience of waiting  till the next statement closes to see the fee credit. Told him sure and thanks a lot. He thanks  me and today I see the fee credited! LOL
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 21, 2015, 03:45:06 PM
The agent blasted me when i called about AF  yesterday . He said  the recon offer is  0% APR for 16 month with 3% fee. Told him I never carry a dime of balance and I will reject  it even if it has  0 transfer fee for 10 yrs. He said that's the best offer. Told  him Bull"
Asked me  what else I want then? Told him the $89 fee is the problem.  Asked me why I didn't say fee waiver. Told  him I said  that in the beginning of our conversation already. Asks me if I have the patience of waiting  till the next statement closes to see the fee credit. Told him sure and thanks a lot. He thanks  me and today I see the fee credited! LOL
Good for you, however you should take a moment to breathe. some of your sentences are a bit confusing...
Do you mean retention offer?
3% fee for what?
Reject What?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shidduch on January 21, 2015, 03:45:15 PM
sweet.  thanks. 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shidduch on January 21, 2015, 03:46:27 PM
I tried to get the fee waived on both mine and my wifes.  no such luck.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on January 21, 2015, 03:48:14 PM
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1K orphaned)
I know this was posted a few weeks ago but according to the video that they have on their site about redeeming points you can redeem any amount of 2500+ so make sure that if say you redeem 50k for $500 and you now have 5k redeem only 2777 so you'll then have 2500 exactly left to redeem leaving only the minimum 250 orphaned
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rabshi on January 21, 2015, 03:53:40 PM
Buy a refundable southwest ticket, cancel immediately, wait for it to post (usually takes me 5 days) and redeem.
(IINM, you can only redeem in increments of 2,500 points, so you'll have 1K orphaned)

Is this true with other CC as well?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on January 21, 2015, 03:55:32 PM
Good for you, however you should take a moment to breathe. some of your sentences are a bit confusing...
Do you mean retention offer?
3% fee for what?
Reject What?
Ok will clear it for you

I called about the fee being charged  and asked if there is any retention offer. I said I am looking to cancel it. He said the RO is 0% APR thing for 16 month and has just 3 % transfer fee.  Told him I get that offer without being asked by Chase, Citi & Amex everyday and I hate it.I never carry a balance. Tells me that is the RO and what else I want then. I told him the $89 is the PROBLEM. Asked me I want fee waiver? I said yes. He was like why the heck you didn't straight out say you want fee waiver.  I played with him and apologized to him for not being clear on what I want. So he waived it and saw it today. Didn't have to wait   longer
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on January 21, 2015, 03:59:45 PM
Ok will clear it for you

I called about the fee being charged  and asked if there is any retention offer. I said I am looking to cancel it. He said the RO is 0% APR thing for 16 month and has just 3 % transfer fee.  Told him I get that offer without being asked by Chase, Citi & Amex everyday and I hate it.I never carry a balance. Tells me that is the RO and what else I want then. I told him the $89 is the PROBLEM. Asked me I want fee waiver? I said yes. He was like why the heck you didn't straight out say you want fee waiver.  I played with him and apologized to him for not being clear on what I want. So he waived it and saw it today. Didn't have to wait   longer

Let me guess, this is a day after you paid the fee :P
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 21, 2015, 04:04:08 PM
I know this was posted a few weeks ago but according to the video that they have on their site about redeeming points you can redeem any amount of 2500+ so make sure that if say you redeem 50k for $500 and you now have 5k redeem only 2777 so you'll then have 2500 exactly left to redeem leaving only the minimum 250 orphaned
Not true. You can't just enter any number of points and redeem.
The system just offers you 3 options base on the amount of the charge and the points you have. However, I was wrong about it always being $25 increments.
Example 1 (http://damhyul3s75yv.cloudfront.net/photos/9911/original_How_to_Redeem_Barclaycard_Arrival_Miles_and_Points-Decide_How_Many_Miles_to_Redeem.jpg), example 2 (http://millionmilesecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/How_To_Redeem_Barclaycard_Arrival_Plus_Points_For_Travel_05.jpg).
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 21, 2015, 04:05:53 PM
Is this true with other CC as well?
Many cards have that limit when using the points for statement credit. (BOFA, Chase, Cap1)
Most mileage cards however, transfer in 1K increments.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 26, 2015, 12:55:53 PM
Called today about getting the AF waived (first year just ended) and it was a no-go (I was speaking to a manager who had just waived the AF on the M & M card for me, so might have been a factor). She offered to downgrade to regular Arrival. Gonna HUCA.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 26, 2015, 12:56:26 PM
Called today about getting the AF waived (first year just ended) and it was a no-go (I was speaking to a manager who had just waived the AF on the M & M card for me, so might have been a factor). She offered to downgrade to regular Arrival. Gonna HUCA.
Definitely HUCA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on January 30, 2015, 10:34:27 AM
if I purchase tickets to disney world would I be able to get the credit?
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1415338-barclays-arrival-arrival-cards-1-1-2-2-travel-credits-54.html#post22358576
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: layid on January 30, 2015, 03:24:55 PM
Hi - if I already have the Arrival no-fee and I apply for the Arrival Plus will I still get the sign-up bonus if I'm approved?  I downgraded my previous Plus to the no-fee about a year ago.  Any data points on whether Barclays would approve an Arrival Plus for someone already with the Arrival no-fee? 

Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on January 30, 2015, 03:57:05 PM
Hi - if I already have the Arrival no-fee and I apply for the Arrival Plus will I still get the sign-up bonus if I'm approved?  I downgraded my previous Plus to the no-fee about a year ago.  Any data points on whether Barclays would approve an Arrival Plus for someone already with the Arrival no-fee? 

Thanks

They should.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: layid on January 30, 2015, 04:00:54 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli.f on January 31, 2015, 01:21:55 PM
Hi - if I already have the Arrival no-fee and I apply for the Arrival Plus will I still get the sign-up bonus if I'm approved?  I downgraded my previous Plus to the no-fee about a year ago.  Any data points on whether Barclays would approve an Arrival Plus for someone already with the Arrival no-fee? 

Thanks
I got it.
And yes, they're likely to approve you.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on January 31, 2015, 07:04:09 PM
And yes, they're likely to approve you.

Not in my case, I have the Arrival+, and got declined for regular arrival for having same product. No credit exam was done.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on January 31, 2015, 07:38:17 PM
I  converted my barclay Hawaiin card to  the NO fee arrival card 2 months ago. The only bonus for this was 1k arrival miles after first purchase.

Made the purchase, 2 statement closed and  1k mile never posted. Called and spoke to supervisors and they kept telling me there was none and there is no such 1k mile for no fee arrival convertion.


Anyone had success getting it when you downgraded to No fee arrival?


Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: layid on January 31, 2015, 10:15:32 PM
I got it.
And yes, they're likely to approve you.

Thanks!

Peace, my 1k miles also didn't post.  Downgraded from AF to no-AF arrival.   
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on January 31, 2015, 10:21:47 PM
Thanks!

Peace, my 1k miles also didn't post.  Downgraded from AF to no-AF arrival.   
i complained to high managers and they manually gave me 2500 miles after I threatened to file  complaint with CFPB.
I told them I have the card catalog or whatever that came with the card to prove the bonus 1k miles. told them 1k mile is not  much but they kept giving me bu****t about is what I don't like.

DO the same
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: layid on January 31, 2015, 10:28:52 PM
i complained to high managers and they manually gave me 2500 miles after I threatened to file  complaint with CFPB.
I told them I have the card catalog or whatever that came with the card to prove the bonus 1k miles. told them 1k mile is not  much but they kept giving me bu****t about is what I don't like.

DO the same

Thanks.  I may.  Cost-benefit of the time spent on these phone calls is a consideration, but thanks for the motivation.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on February 01, 2015, 12:29:37 PM
he is saying he did it bcuz of their Chutzpa and wining is always wourth more time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sruly101 on February 01, 2015, 12:50:21 PM
Just to confirm if I have the non AF card, can I apply for the Arrival with AF and get the bonus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: layid on February 01, 2015, 12:50:22 PM
To some.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on February 02, 2015, 02:57:59 PM
My $2 online purchase on my no fee arrival didn't go thru & I get a call. The ID says "Chase Fraud".

Picked up and the automated system is from Barclay regarding the $2 failed transaction.

Why does Barclay's automated Fraud system shows " Chase Fraud"? Strange!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sruly101 on February 03, 2015, 09:34:29 AM
Just to confirm if I have the non AF card, can I apply for the Arrival with AF and get the bonus?
BUMP
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on February 03, 2015, 09:39:10 AM
BUMP

Hi - if I already have the Arrival no-fee and I apply for the Arrival Plus will I still get the sign-up bonus if I'm approved?  I downgraded my previous Plus to the no-fee about a year ago.  Any data points on whether Barclays would approve an Arrival Plus for someone already with the Arrival no-fee? 

Thanks

They should.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 08, 2015, 06:40:41 PM
Is there a yearly points limit on this card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 08, 2015, 06:48:39 PM
Is there a yearly points limit on this card?
From the T&C- "there is no limit to the total miles you could earn as long as the card is open & in good standing."
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on February 08, 2015, 07:07:25 PM
From the T&C- "there is no limit to the total miles you could earn as long as the card is open & in good standing."
cool, thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on February 13, 2015, 02:33:03 PM
how long does one have to wait to apply again after closing card?
are they difficult about it?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on February 14, 2015, 09:42:31 PM
how long does one have to wait to apply again after closing card?
are they difficult about it?
I closed my and open one 2 weeks later had no problem .
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mawmaw on February 14, 2015, 09:56:05 PM
I closed my and open one 2 weeks later had no problem .
YMMV barclay start to decline applications for churners for more info check the M&M and US threads 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on February 18, 2015, 12:25:57 AM
If I want to cancel a Southwest airline ticket I used points to pay for; do I have to wait till statement closes fir the redemption to not be reversed?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 18, 2015, 12:28:54 AM
If I want to cancel a Southwest airline ticket I used points to pay for; do I have to wait till statement closes fir the redemption to not be reversed?
no. It becomes a balance credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2015, 12:55:03 PM
Anyone have any experience with Return protection?
https://www.barclaycardus.com/servicing/img/base/guideBenefits/BAR-4667-4_AIR_MX.pdf

Don't want to start a new thread just yet...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on February 20, 2015, 02:54:31 PM
my mother recently applied for the US Airways card do you think they will let her get the Arrival+
or is it to close? Barclays is more strict then Chase
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on February 20, 2015, 03:37:33 PM
my mother recently applied for the US Airways card do you think they will let her get the Arrival+
or is it to close? Barclays is more strict then Chase

I don't think it would be too soon to apply for a diff product.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on February 20, 2015, 03:51:47 PM
Quote
I don't think it would be too soon to apply for a diff product.

she opened up a chase cc 3 months ago and a US Airways about 6 weeks ago
do you think that is a reason to deny her? to many credit cards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on February 20, 2015, 03:57:19 PM
she opened up a chase cc 3 months ago and a US Airways about 6 weeks ago
do you think that is a reason to deny her? to many credit cards?

A) Always be prepared to justify the need for the card
B) Its certainly worth a try as I think you prob stand a good chance if you were approved for the other 2.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 21, 2015, 08:12:09 PM
she opened up a chase cc 3 months ago and a US Airways about 6 weeks ago
do you think that is a reason to deny her? to many credit cards?
The issue is getting another pull for one card. Me and my wife both got us and arrival at same time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on February 24, 2015, 02:06:44 AM
Is it possible to get a credit limit increase on the Arrival card without a credit pull?

Has anyone been successful getting the annual fee for the second year waived? partially waived?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AharonInIsrael on February 24, 2015, 07:56:56 AM
The issue is getting another pull for one card. Me and my wife both got us and arrival at same time
If they pull from TU where you are, should be less of an issue
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moen on March 02, 2015, 01:40:55 AM
Am I able to cash out by buying VGC from a 7/11 that's listed as a gas station?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2015, 02:20:56 AM
Am I able to cash out by buying VGC from a 7/11 that's listed as a gas station?
No.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tom Brady on March 02, 2015, 09:51:43 PM
Am I able to cash out by buying VGC from a 7/11 that's listed as a gas station?
It's incredibly easy to cash out via southwest. No point in trying to do otherwise.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 02, 2015, 10:24:09 PM
FWIW you can redeem 8900 points to pay the annual fee. I read somewhere that if you then downgrade, you'll get a statement credit of $89. But I can't vouch for that.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tom Brady on March 02, 2015, 10:29:51 PM
FWIW you can redeem 8900 points to pay the annual fee. I read somewhere that if you then downgrade, you'll get a statement credit of $89. But I can't vouch for that.
IME with Barclays if you downgrade within 60 days of the fee posting, you'll automatically be credited it back.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 02, 2015, 10:45:34 PM
IME with Barclays if you downgrade within 60 days of the fee posting, you'll automatically be credited it back.
Cool!

Do you know if that'll happen if I paid part of the fee with points, and if I don't pay the rest? Or should I rather pay the rest of the fee?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tom Brady on March 02, 2015, 10:54:28 PM
Cool!

Do you know if that'll happen if I paid part of the fee with points, and if I don't pay the rest? Or should I rather pay the rest of the fee?
You'd probably get refunded for what you payed towards it either way. Btw I'm just speaking from experience from the US Airways card where I downgraded my card almost 2 months after the fee posted and I was automatically refunded for it. I assume it's the same for all Barclays cards though, someone please CMIIW.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 02, 2015, 11:33:15 PM
You'd probably get refunded for what you payed towards it either way. Btw I'm just speaking from experience from the US Airways card where I downgraded my card almost 2 months after the fee posted and I was automatically refunded for it. I assume it's the same for all Barclays cards though, someone please CMIIW.
nice!

is the only way to downgrade by calling?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tom Brady on March 02, 2015, 11:37:25 PM
nice!

is the only way to downgrade by calling?
Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 03, 2015, 10:10:03 AM
Yes.
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshei24 on March 17, 2015, 12:06:24 AM
I can't find where in the thread people spoke about how to buy a refundable ticket to cash out my Arrival miles quickly. Can someone explain to me how to do that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 12:12:47 AM
I can't find where in the thread people spoke about how to buy a refundable ticket to cash out my Arrival miles quickly. Can someone explain to me how to do that?
Buy a southwest "anytime" ticket with your arrival, redeem the miles towards the ticket, refund the SW ticket. You now have a statement credit which you could have them mail you a check.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshei24 on March 17, 2015, 01:13:40 AM
If I buy an Anytime ticket for more than the value of my points, that shouldn't be an issue, right?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 01:17:14 AM
If I buy an Anytime ticket for more than the value of my points, that shouldn't be an issue, right?
Correct. IIRC you could redeem points in increments of 2500.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshei24 on March 17, 2015, 01:38:05 AM
Sweet. Done. Now just gotta wait for the flight to post. Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 17, 2015, 03:07:15 AM
Sweet. Done. Now just gotta wait for the flight to post. Thanks for your help!
Keep in mind that when you redeem points for travel you get 10% bonus points added to your account. (If you redeemed 50k points towards travel you'll get 5k points added to your account)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DoB on March 17, 2015, 07:19:32 AM
Just a heads up: Purchases of Amtrak Guest Rewards points are processed by Points.com, which is classified as "business services not elsewhere classified" and therefore not eligible for cash-out.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on March 17, 2015, 09:31:32 AM
Just a heads up: Purchases of Amtrak Guest Rewards points are processed by Points.com, which is classified as "business services not elsewhere classified" and therefore not eligible for cash-out.

most point purchases have that issue.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mileagejunkie on March 17, 2015, 03:35:34 PM
I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere but I can't find it. When does the sign up bonus usually post?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on March 17, 2015, 05:03:58 PM
I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere but I can't find it. When does the sign up bonus usually post?
IIRC it takes an extra statement
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on March 17, 2015, 05:19:24 PM
Whats another good barclays card to get in a 2bm with this?
Have M and M, and recently had US air.
Any others?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on March 17, 2015, 05:29:24 PM
Whats another good barclays card to get in a 2bm with this?
Have M and M, and recently had US air.
Any others?
LH?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DMYD on March 17, 2015, 05:32:04 PM
LH?
isn't that M&M?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on March 17, 2015, 05:33:05 PM
isn't that M&M?
Yes. I misread the post.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on March 17, 2015, 06:15:26 PM
Whats another good barclays card to get in a 2bm with this?
Have M and M, and recently had US air.
Any others?

I know theres frontier and hawaiian (nothing too exciting) that get 40k and 35k respectively. Any better targeted offers if Im already using a pull? Thats my Q.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on March 17, 2015, 08:41:48 PM
I know theres frontier and hawaiian (nothing too exciting) that get 40k and 35k respectively. Any better targeted offers if Im already using a pull? Thats my Q.
Hawaiian can be turned into Hilton if you cared.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on March 17, 2015, 08:57:16 PM
 

I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere but I can't find it. When does the sign up bonus usually post?


IIRC it takes an extra statement

-1.it posts as soon as you complete the spend.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on March 18, 2015, 09:26:15 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16828027226_886f93577b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on March 18, 2015, 10:39:37 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16828027226_886f93577b_b.jpg)
hey I want to try that get an extra 40k points not bad
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: alt123 on March 18, 2015, 05:10:02 PM
Any ideas how to increase my credit line? The rep said 12.5k is the most they can give me. Can I open another card like USair and then transfer the credit line or will they not allow me to open another card since I am maxed out like the rep said.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on March 18, 2015, 05:26:35 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/16828027226_886f93577b_b.jpg)

What are you trying to show us?  That you now do photography?  ;)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on March 18, 2015, 05:28:14 PM
What are you trying to show us?  That you now do photography?  ;)
No. Proficiency in MS paint!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 22, 2015, 09:11:50 PM
It's annual fee time.

Is Barclay more likely to approve me for a new Arrival+ in the future if I downgrade my current Arrival+ to the no-fee card, or if I cancel it?

Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on March 22, 2015, 09:15:27 PM
It's annual fee time.

Is Barclay more likely to approve me for a new Arrival+ in the future if I downgrade my current Arrival+ to the no-fee card, or if I cancel it?

Thanks
judging from usair it would be a lot simpler to downgrade so they don't decide to "do you a favor" and reinstate the old one
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 22, 2015, 09:57:42 PM
judging from usair it would be a lot simpler to downgrade so they don't decide to "do you a favor" and reinstate the old one
I guess you mean to downgrade and then cancel?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on March 22, 2015, 09:59:24 PM
I guess you mean to downgrade and then cancel?
You don't need to cancel just downgrade
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 22, 2015, 10:00:54 PM
You don't need to cancel just downgrade
Its not considered the same product? For example if you have the us airways no annual fee card is it easy to get the annual fee card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 22, 2015, 10:01:43 PM
Its not considered the same product? For example if you have the us airways no annual fee card is it easy to get the annual fee card?
AF & non AF are different products.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 22, 2015, 10:02:39 PM
AF & non AF are different products.
OK cool thanx
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 22, 2015, 10:21:31 PM
OK cool thanx
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 29, 2015, 04:36:54 PM
anyone know what Barclaybank policy is regarding AF? I was billed a month ago if i cancel now will i be refunded? Is it 60 days like chase, prorated like amex or something else?
TIA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on March 29, 2015, 04:42:09 PM
anyone know what Barclaybank policy is regarding AF? I was billed a month ago if i cancel now will i be refunded? Is it 60 days like chase, prorated like amex or something else?
TIA
60 days
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 29, 2015, 04:44:18 PM
anyone know what Barclaybank policy is regarding AF? I was billed a month ago if i cancel now will i be refunded? Is it 60 days like chase, prorated like amex or something else?
TIA
Why don't you ask them to waive it ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 29, 2015, 05:28:50 PM
good idea! Will do. Any personal success with them waiving yearly fee?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on March 29, 2015, 06:09:28 PM
good idea! Will do. Any personal success with them waiving yearly fee?
Ask for an account specialist.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on March 29, 2015, 06:46:16 PM
thanks for the advice
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on March 30, 2015, 10:30:36 PM
How likely is it to get annual fee waived? Is it smarter to cancel, and reapply at later time? How long to wait to reapply? In the interim is there anything close in terms of cash back? Citis Double Cash seems good but no signup bonus :(
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on March 30, 2015, 10:45:12 PM
How likely is it to get annual fee waived? Is it smarter to cancel, and reapply at later time? How long to wait to reapply? In the interim is there anything close in terms of cash back? Citis Double Cash seems good but no signup bonus :(
People have gotten AF waived and/or 5k points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DoB on March 30, 2015, 11:18:31 PM
I just tried to redeem miles on an Arrival (not Arrival+) card. I have over 2600 miles available, and the purchase was for hundreds of dollars, but the system only offered the option of redeeming 2500 miles. I was hoping to redeem my full balance, and the video suggests that I should be able to, but for some reason it's not working.

Any ideas? It's only a dollar and change, but I'd like to get what I'm due.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on March 30, 2015, 11:19:50 PM

I just tried to redeem miles on an Arrival (not Arrival+) card. I have over 2600 miles available, and the purchase was for hundreds of dollars, but the system only offered the option of redeeming 2500 miles. I was hoping to redeem my full balance, and the video suggests that I should be able to, but for some reason it's not working.

Any ideas? It's only a dollar and change, but I'd like to get what I'm due.
You can only redeem in increments of 2500.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DoB on March 30, 2015, 11:23:56 PM
You can only redeem in increments of 2500.

I thought the minimum was 2500 but redemptions could be anything greater than that.

Here's a screenshot from Barclays' own instructional video, showing the option of 112,222 miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on March 30, 2015, 11:26:09 PM

I thought the minimum was 2500 but redemptions could be anything greater than that.

Here's a screenshot from Barclays' own instructional video, showing the option of 112,222 miles.
I believe if your redeeming for the full amount of the charge than you can do anything greater than 2500.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DoB on March 30, 2015, 11:27:43 PM
I believe if your redeeming for the full amount of the charge than you can do anything greater than 2500.

Ah, but I can't use up all my points (if not a multiple of 2500) if they don't consume the entire charge.  Seems strange, but I'll live.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on March 31, 2015, 12:44:59 AM
To be safe, whats the longest amount of time needed between closing the card and reopening? Did I read somewhere 3 months?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 06, 2015, 12:49:42 PM
I applied around 2 months ago and was declined
do you think it is to early to apply again?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 06, 2015, 12:51:20 PM
I applied around 2 months ago and was declined
do you think it is to early to apply again?
I don't think it's a smart idea to apply for the same card so soon, better wait a few months
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 06, 2015, 01:11:47 PM

I don't think it's a smart idea to apply for the same card so soon, better wait a few months
If he's anyways applying for a card, there is no difference between applying for the same card or a different one.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 06, 2015, 01:15:06 PM
If he's anyways applying for a card, there is no difference between applying for the same card or a different one.
The banks don't like it when you keep applying for the same card (that's what a chase banker told me so take it however you want to)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Scmcodes on April 07, 2015, 01:28:58 PM
Is this worth it
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 07, 2015, 01:30:58 PM
Is this worth it
is what worth it
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on April 07, 2015, 01:31:10 PM
Is this worth it
is what worth it
Depends what you are talking about. I assume since you are posting in the arrival plus thread, that you mean if the card is worth it. If you are pulling credit from barclays anyway, it's definitely worth an MBM. If you know you have travel coming up that you have to pay for and can't use miles or points, then it's worth it as well.

P.S. welcome to the boards.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on April 07, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
Is this worth it

For some, if not most people, $400 for free is worth it.  What exactly is your question?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Scmcodes on April 07, 2015, 01:34:00 PM
Am I able to do the delta buy flights upgrade seats then cancel both and get the $400 statement credit for anything
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Scmcodes on April 07, 2015, 01:34:51 PM
Is it a special promo or this is what it always is cause I got 100k from amex gold
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on April 07, 2015, 01:39:59 PM
Am I able to do the delta buy flights upgrade seats then cancel both and get the $400 statement credit for anything
Buy a southwest "anytime" ticket with your arrival, redeem the miles towards the ticket, refund the SW ticket. You now have a statement credit which you could have them mail you a check.
Is it a special promo or this is what it always is cause I got 100k from amex gold
This is the standard promo for this card. Also, after you post, you can click modify on the top right of your post and add to it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on April 07, 2015, 01:59:13 PM
How long to wait from cancelling to reapplying?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on April 07, 2015, 02:13:36 PM
I've heard talk of a few months...i think people have better luck with downgrading and reapplying,
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on April 07, 2015, 02:16:19 PM
AF & non AF are different products.

When I had applied for Arrival and Arrival + a few months back, they told me I could only have one "Arrival" product and had to choose b/n AF and no-AF.  Is that incorrect?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 07, 2015, 02:55:06 PM

When I had applied for Arrival and Arrival + a few months back, they told me I could only have one "Arrival" product and had to choose b/n AF and no-AF.  Is that incorrect?
I have both of them.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on April 07, 2015, 03:25:00 PM
When I had applied for Arrival and Arrival + a few months back, they told me I could only have one "Arrival" product and had to choose b/n AF and no-AF.  Is that incorrect?
I have both of them.
Did you apply for both at once as Dave A did or did you downgrade a card to arrival and then reapply for plus?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on April 07, 2015, 03:34:26 PM
I've heard talk of a few months...i think people have better luck with downgrading and reapplying,
They wait time is shorter then? or without 1st downgrading they run into problems even after 3months?
Also would is the Citi double cash recommended while I wait to reapply? Will they let me downgrade from a Citi AA Platinum?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on April 07, 2015, 03:48:15 PM
Did you apply for both at once as Dave A did or did you downgrade a card to arrival and then reapply for plus?

Applied for both at once (did US Air, Arrival +, and Arrival, got the first 2).  Should I now downgrade my +, wait a few months, and re-apply for +?  And if so, what happens to my points in my + account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 07, 2015, 04:49:06 PM

Did you apply for both at once as Dave A did or did you downgrade a card to arrival and then reapply for plus?
downgraded us airways to arrival, while having arrival +, would assume that, that dispel's the idea of not being able to have both cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 07, 2015, 09:04:39 PM

Applied for both at once (did US Air, Arrival +, and Arrival, got the first 2).  Should I now downgrade my +, wait a few months, and re-apply for +?  And if so, what happens to my points in my + account?
Why don't you redeem your points with refundable ticket
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on April 08, 2015, 08:54:41 PM
I received an email from Barclays saying they offer exclusive savings on Hotels at http://hoteldeals.barclaycardtravel.com/PageHotels.aspx. I checked 2 hotels in Florida, and their price was cheaper than Kayak. Has anyone used their hotel site before?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on April 09, 2015, 11:21:18 AM
Why don't you redeem your points with refundable ticket

Can you explain a bit?  I think I get it but want to make sure: buy a refundable ticket with my card and then pay off with points on the next statement, then once I get the ticket refunded, downgrade the card and get the credit (of the amount of the refunded ticket) sent to me by check?  (Or do I have to then spend the amount credited with that same card?)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 09, 2015, 11:26:44 AM

Can you explain a bit?  I think I get it but want to make sure: buy a refundable ticket with my card and then pay off with points on the next statement, then once I get the ticket refunded, downgrade the card and get the credit (of the amount of the refunded ticket) sent to me by check?  (Or do I have to then spend the amount credited with that same card?)

Nothing to do with downgrading the card. More with the concept of cancelling a refundable ticket. That way they will credit you $$ to your account for which you used points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 09, 2015, 11:31:32 AM


Can you explain a bit?  I think I get it but want to make sure: buy a refundable ticket with my card and then pay off with points on the next statement, then once I get the ticket refunded, downgrade the card and get the credit (of the amount of the refunded ticket) sent to me by check?  (Or do I have to then spend the amount credited with that same card?)
There is no need to wait to get the ticket refunded I just did it last week and canceled right after I booked and it is in my account as a travel purchase that can have points redeemed for it.

I never got a check for it because I use the card so it just goes toward money I already spent
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on April 09, 2015, 11:37:28 AM
Nothing to do with downgrading the card. More with the concept of cancelling a refundable ticket. That way they will credit you $$ to your account for which you used points.

Got it.  So just a way to get cash now.   But if you want to churn this card, can you buy a refundable ticket, use the points to pay it off, and then downgrade (so that your account closes with a credit, which they'd have to send by check)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 09, 2015, 11:47:45 AM

Got it.  So just a way to get cash now.   But if you want to churn this card, can you buy a refundable ticket, use the points to pay it off, and then downgrade (so that your account closes with a credit, which they'd have to send by check)?

I don't see why not.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 14, 2015, 01:40:46 PM
how long does it take for the card to come?
Approved on April 9th checked off express delivery
haven't received it yet
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 14, 2015, 01:43:52 PM
how long does it take for the card to come?
Approved on April 9th checked off express delivery
haven't received it yet

Not sure. Why not call them and ask?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 14, 2015, 02:43:56 PM
Quote
Not sure. Why not call them and ask?

just got an e-mail from them that it's in the mail
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moen on April 19, 2015, 01:27:18 PM
Is it possible to transfer my points from my Arrival to Arrival+ card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 19, 2015, 02:56:11 PM
Is it possible to transfer my points from my Arrival to Arrival+ card?

From my experience with them and from what they have told me in regards to that: No.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 19, 2015, 02:57:16 PM
I recently applied for the Arrival + and got approved with a small credit line.
never had that before. If I ask for a increase do you think the will approve me
or is it to early?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on April 19, 2015, 04:05:29 PM
Does the arrival card have any sort of return protection? To make a long story short my new suit decided it wanted a paint job :(
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on April 19, 2015, 04:31:28 PM
Does the arrival card have any sort of return protection? To make a long story short my new suit decided it wanted a paint job :(
Giyf
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 22, 2015, 07:48:29 AM
has anyone recently bought tickets to Disney and got credited?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 22, 2015, 08:15:45 AM
has anyone recently bought tickets to Disney and got credited?

Just search the thread and you will see responses / links to it. Example (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1415338-barclays-arrival-arrival-cards-1-1-2-2-travel-credits-54.html#post22358576)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 22, 2015, 09:03:43 AM
Quote
Just search the thread and you will see responses / links to it. Example
I did search and saw that but that's from 2014 was looking for more recent experiences
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on April 22, 2015, 12:55:54 PM
i tried to churn for a 3rd card got declined
reason i already had the max of this card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on April 22, 2015, 12:57:22 PM
i tried to churn for a 3rd card got declined
reason i already had the max of this card
Confirming you did not have them open.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on April 22, 2015, 01:12:47 PM
Confirming you did not have them open.

they were not open
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on April 22, 2015, 01:13:07 PM
they didn't evan pull my credit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on April 24, 2015, 12:31:58 AM
they didn't evan pull my credit
How long since you last had it? Also some have suggested downgrading to non+ before cancelling; did you do that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on April 24, 2015, 12:18:06 PM
How long since you last had it? Also some have suggested downgrading to non+ before cancelling; did you do that?

about 8 months ago i closed the card and shifted credit to us air
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on April 24, 2015, 12:36:33 PM
Thats a but strange. Most here have reported being able to reapply a few months later. Did you try calling more than once? Sometime you just gotta HUCA away!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 25, 2015, 10:19:26 PM
how does it work with redeeming?
lets say I have 50,000 miles
and I purchase travel for $1500
I can redeem $500?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on April 25, 2015, 10:21:51 PM
how does it work with redeeming?
lets say I have 50,000 miles
and I purchase travel for $1500
I can redeem $500?
You redeem 50,000 points towards the $1500 travel charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DMYD on April 25, 2015, 10:26:11 PM
how does it work with redeeming?
lets say I have 50,000 miles
and I purchase travel for $1500
I can redeem $500?
correct
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitzf on April 25, 2015, 10:30:32 PM
But that's it for that purchase. You can't redeem more points against that purchase at a future date.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on April 26, 2015, 02:16:17 AM
i tried to churn for a 3rd card got declined
reason i already had the max of this card
When you log in do you see the arrival+ card on your account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on April 26, 2015, 11:54:36 AM
When you log in do you see the arrival+ card on your account?

No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lybbtthl on April 30, 2015, 02:06:24 PM
Question about Chip and PIN,

I was just in Europe and most of the time I used other cards without C+P, but at one particular instance, I was in a big rush so I used my Arrival+ (which I had definitely set up a PIN on it) to save the time it takes these people who haven't ever seen a signature card in their lives to figure out what's going on and then compare the signature on the back of my card with the one I scribbled on their receipt 15 times and finally let me go, but to my surprise after inserting the chip into the reader it did not prompt me for a PIN, rather it printed out a receipt and required my signature. Why did that happen? (so much for it being a C+P card...)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: a mirrer on April 30, 2015, 02:22:14 PM
Question about Chip and PIN,

I was just in Europe and most of the time I used other cards without C+P, but at one particular instance, I was in a big rush so I used my Arrival+ (which I had definitely set up a PIN on it) to save the time it takes these people who haven't ever seen a signature card in their lives to figure out what's going on and then compare the signature on the back of my card with the one I scribbled on their receipt 15 times and finally let me go, but to my surprise after inserting the chip into the reader it did not prompt me for a PIN, rather it printed out a receipt and required my signature. Why did that happen? (so much for it being a C+P card...)
its only c+p by self serve machines without attendants
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: eli1571 on April 30, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
If I close the card do I lose the points or it stays in account like miles ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on April 30, 2015, 02:49:44 PM
If I close the card do I lose the points or it stays in account like miles ?
These points are tied to the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lybbtthl on April 30, 2015, 04:30:47 PM
its only c+p by self serve machines without attendants

How does it know that? shouldn't the machine detect that the card has a PIN and require it? why is it different to any european card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on May 01, 2015, 12:06:42 AM
I was just hit with annual fee, and am trying to figure out if I should cancel this card. I do about 15k spending on the card every month. If I would close the card I would do the spending on my newly converted Citi Double Cash (from AA Platinum). I know the Arrival is .22% more which is about $400 a year; the question is if I'll be able to reapply in a few months and get the $400 bonus and avoid the annual fee? Yossi6400 wrote he was not able to get approved for a new Arrival. Is he a small exception to the usual?

i tried to churn for a 3rd card got declined
reason i already had the max of this card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 01, 2015, 12:07:44 AM
I was just hit with annual fee, and am trying to figure out if I should cancel this card. I do about 15k spending on the card every month. If I would close the card I would do the spending on my newly converted Citi Double Cash (from AA Platinum). I know the Arrival is .22% more which is about $400 a year; the question is if I'll be able to reapply in a few months and get the $400 bonus and avoid the annual fee? Yossi6400 wrote he was not able to get approved for a new Arrival. Is he a small exception to the usual?
I would say that your first step should be to try and get a retention bonus/offer.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 01, 2015, 12:09:14 AM
I was just hit with annual fee, and am trying to figure out if I should cancel this card. I do about 15k spending on the card every month. If I would close the card I would do the spending on my newly converted Citi Double Cash (from AA Platinum). I know the Arrival is .22% more which is about $400 a year; the question is if I'll be able to reapply in a few months and get the $400 bonus and avoid the annual fee? Yossi6400 wrote he was not able to get approved for a new Arrival. Is he a small exception to the usual?
Is this your first arrival+ ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on May 01, 2015, 12:11:21 AM
Sounds like he wanted 3 cards at SAME time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 01, 2015, 12:12:37 AM
Sounds like he wanted 3 cards at SAME time
Yossi6400 ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on May 01, 2015, 01:22:49 AM
Sounds like he wanted 3 cards at SAME time
Confirming you did not have them open.
they were not open
How long since you last had it? Also some have suggested downgrading to non+ before cancelling; did you do that?
about 8 months ago i closed the card and shifted credit to us air
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on May 01, 2015, 01:24:32 AM
Is this your first arrival+ ?
This is my 1st. Are you thinking that he only had a problem cuz it was his 3rd? even though he waited 8 months?

I would say that your first step should be to try and get a retention bonus/offer.
Have people received serious retention bonus's? Better to call or SM?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 01, 2015, 02:03:24 AM
Have people received serious retention bonus's? Better to call or SM?
I got nothing, but I hadn't used the card in months.
Take a look here:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg1033538;topicseen#new
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 01, 2015, 02:12:29 AM
Have people received serious retention bonus's?
People have gotten AF waived.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on May 03, 2015, 08:45:09 AM
What happens if I redeem the points to a zero balance and then have a large amount refunded, lets say 10k?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on May 03, 2015, 08:52:13 AM

What happens if I redeem the points to a zero balance and then have a large amount refunded, lets say 10k?
You will get a negative balance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on May 03, 2015, 08:59:07 AM
You will get a negative balance.

And should then be able to request a check.
Title: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on May 03, 2015, 09:01:38 AM
And should then be able to request a check.
I was actually referring to his points balance. Which technically you would owe them money.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on May 03, 2015, 09:09:24 AM

And should then be able to request a check.

Any reason not to be doing this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on May 03, 2015, 09:10:59 AM
I was actually referring to his points balance. Which technically you would owe them money.

I will get a negative point balance?  I do not plan necessarily on closing the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on May 03, 2015, 09:15:15 AM

I will get a negative point balance?  I do not plan necessarily on closing the card.
You will get a negative. If u don't plan on closing the card then there's nothing to worry about. I don't know what happens with Barclays when trying to close a card with a negative points balance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on May 03, 2015, 09:38:11 AM
You will get a negative. If u don't plan on closing the card then there's nothing to worry about. I don't know what happens with Barclays when trying to close a card with a negative points balance.

Anyone know?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Red on May 03, 2015, 10:43:29 AM
Anyone know?
Nothing happens, you can close it without a problem.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 07, 2015, 02:51:10 PM
How long to wait from cancelling to reapplying?
You ever get a solid answer, or try reapplying your self after cancelling/downgrading?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on May 10, 2015, 01:50:35 AM
How long do I have to cancel or downgrade after AF posts to get fee credited?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 10, 2015, 01:52:28 AM
How long do I have to cancel or downgrade after AF posts to get fee credited?
60 days
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 13, 2015, 08:56:44 AM
Anyone else get a notification on sign in to activate your arrival card? I called barclays and they said MasterCard notified them of a security concern on their end with a processor or something so they issued a new card number...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 13, 2015, 10:45:19 AM
Anyone else get a notification on sign in to activate your arrival card? I called barclays and they said MasterCard notified them of a security concern on their end with a processor or something so they issued a new card number...
I got new cards for this one like every 2-3 months for the last year.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 13, 2015, 10:47:37 AM
I got new cards for this one like every 2-3 months for the last year.
That's quite a lot of "security concerns"
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 13, 2015, 10:49:40 AM
That's quite a lot of "security concerns"
Yeah. I wasn't using the card anymore so I didn't bother activating them :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on May 14, 2015, 06:51:44 AM
I got the activate card on my US Airways/Aadvantage Aviator
did anyone else get this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on May 14, 2015, 07:30:16 AM
I got the activate card on my US Airways/Aadvantage Aviator
did anyone else get this?

I must have gotten that email at 3 times in the last month
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: carlcmc on May 15, 2015, 12:36:23 PM
Hi, new convert to ddf from FT. If you don't mind me asking, how long are people waiting from closing A+ to applying for new A+?

I was thinking of 2 months but I thought I would check if anyone had some good datapoints?

I wasn't able to easily find it earlier in the thread, so my apologies if it was earlier and I missed it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on May 15, 2015, 12:38:12 PM
Hi, new convert to ddf from FT. If you don't mind me asking, how long are people waiting from closing A+ to applying for new A+?

I was thinking of 2 months but I thought I would check if anyone had some good datapoints?

I wasn't able to easily find it earlier in the thread, so my apologies if it was earlier and I missed it.
Welcome!

Likely depends on the persona and how comfortable they are with potentially having to recon the application. With good credit and banking relationship, two months should be fine.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 15, 2015, 01:54:33 PM
Welcome!

Likely depends on the persona and how comfortable they are with potentially having to recon the application. With good credit and banking relationship, two months should be fine.
Same goes for downgrade?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on May 15, 2015, 05:31:24 PM
Same goes for downgrade?
In theory, as it is a different product. Though you may have to field some tough recon questions.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 16, 2015, 11:33:21 PM
In theory, as it is a different product. Though you may have to field some tough recon questions.
more difficult than if you cancel?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2015, 01:48:59 AM
more difficult than if you cancel?
I've heard it's easier than if cancelled
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on May 17, 2015, 11:06:56 AM
I've heard it's easier than if cancelled
that's what i would think. but no experience yet.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2015, 04:24:38 PM
If I have 150,000 points can I purchase travel of $1500, and also travel of $150+ immediately and redeem the 1500 for 150K, have 15,000 redeposited and the redeem that for the 15K and then be left with 1500 points?
Also, do i need to redeem for the entire transaction or can i use some points to go for part of the transaction only?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on May 17, 2015, 04:45:14 PM


If I have 150,000 points can I purchase travel of $1500, and also travel of $150+ immediately and redeem the 1500 for 150K, have 15,000 redeposited and the redeem that for the 15K and then be left with 1500 points?
Yes
Quote
Also, do i need to redeem for the entire transaction or can i use some points to go for part of the transaction only?
I think you can in multiples of 2500
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on May 17, 2015, 04:46:25 PM
Yes I think you can in multiples of 2500
Thanks K
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 27, 2015, 11:42:26 PM
How long From closing the card, am I safe to reopen? (with good credit)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 29, 2015, 08:35:08 AM
BUMP

Let me rephrase my question, (so I get an answer)

I recall reading in the US airways cc thread that after 8 days from closing that card you can reapply and get approved with good credit.

Is it the same here?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on May 29, 2015, 09:33:18 AM

BUMP

Let me rephrase my question, (so I get an answer)

I recall reading in the US airways cc thread that after 8 days from closing that card you can reapply and get approved with good credit.

Is it the same here?
I think the general consensus is wait two month. If you apply after 8 days and don't get automatically approved you probably have a tough recon, and they might just want to reinstate the old card and you would receive no bonus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 29, 2015, 09:52:53 AM
I think the general consensus is wait two month. If you apply after 8 days and don't get automatically approved you probably have a tough recon, and they might just want to reinstate the old card and you would receive no bonus.

When I closed the card they said no way to reinstate it, but can be only a way to persuade me from closing it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on May 29, 2015, 10:04:20 AM

When I closed the card they said no way to reinstate it, but can be only a way to persuade me from closing it.
DROPR.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on May 29, 2015, 10:22:07 AM
Hi, new convert to ddf from FT. If you don't mind me asking, how long are people waiting from closing A+ to applying for new A+?

I was thinking of 2 months but I thought I would check if anyone had some good datapoints?

I wasn't able to easily find it earlier in the thread, so my apologies if it was earlier and I missed it.
Welcome!

Likely depends on the persona and how comfortable they are with potentially having to recon the application. With good credit and banking relationship, two months should be fine.
BUMP

Let me rephrase my question, (so I get an answer)

I recall reading in the US airways cc thread that after 8 days from closing that card you can reapply and get approved with good credit.

Is it the same here?
Wow my bad I see my question was asked on same page, what punishment do I deserv?

What I should really ask is what's the difference between this card and the usairway there you where able to get it after a week? Is it the 0 Apr.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on May 31, 2015, 02:52:41 PM
Question about redeeming miles.
If I buy a refundable ticket and then cancel it, I will be able to
still get the money?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on May 31, 2015, 02:56:38 PM
Question about redeeming miles.
If I buy a refundable ticket and then cancel it, I will be able to
still get the money?
Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 31, 2015, 02:59:30 PM
That's the point of a refundable ticket, that you get the money refunded
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on May 31, 2015, 03:01:27 PM
i know a refundable ticket means you get back the money.
I am asking as far as getting the credit from Barclays for redeeming travel awards
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 31, 2015, 03:03:09 PM
i know a refundable ticket means you get back the money.
I am asking as far as getting the credit from Barclays for redeeming travel awards
Yes you get it. You could wait till after its redeemed & then cancel the ticket.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unclesam on May 31, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
Is there any working link for the arrival+?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 31, 2015, 05:44:44 PM
Is there any working link for the arrival+?
http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DP7 on May 31, 2015, 05:50:34 PM

http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/

Think they just don't work on mobile.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on May 31, 2015, 05:52:58 PM
Think they just don't work on mobile.
Odd that it's "expired" only on mobile.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on May 31, 2015, 05:54:38 PM
Think they just don't work on mobile.
Getting offer expired on mobile emulator.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: DP7 on May 31, 2015, 05:56:43 PM
Getting offer expired on mobile emulator.

Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unclesam on May 31, 2015, 06:00:44 PM
http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/
thanks. Will try on computer tomorrow
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on May 31, 2015, 06:09:20 PM
thanks. Will try on computer tomorrow
Try this, https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/Landing.action?campaignId=2043&cellNumber=15&referrerid=BCSOT0415OMM
seems to work even from emulator
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unclesam on May 31, 2015, 06:49:55 PM
Try this, https://www.barclaycardus.com/apply/Landing.action?campaignId=2043&cellNumber=15&referrerid=BCSOT0415OMM
seems to work even from emulator
thanks for the link the only problem is application pending
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 02, 2015, 09:55:25 AM
Quote
Yes you get it. You could wait till after its redeemed & then cancel the ticket.

they don't claw back for canceling?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 02, 2015, 10:05:53 AM
they don't claw back for canceling?
They don't claw back what you redeemed. They will take back the new points earned for the purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 02, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
Quote
They don't claw back what you redeemed. They will take back the new points earned for the purchase.

thanks, what happens if you have no balance on the card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on June 02, 2015, 10:35:53 AM

thanks, what happens if you have no balance on the card?
You will get a statement credit. And as far as your points balance you will have a negative.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 02, 2015, 10:52:24 AM
Quote
You will get a statement credit. And as far as your points balance you will have a negative.
if I don't plan on using the card anymore is there any way to get the money back?
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 02, 2015, 10:52:57 AM
request a check.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 02, 2015, 11:00:34 AM
Quote
request a check.
thanks for your help! I am new to this card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 03, 2015, 08:04:43 PM
1 more question
is there a certain amount you can redeem
for example if I have 48000 points can I get back $480
or I can only redeem $450 or $500....
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on June 03, 2015, 08:27:44 PM

1 more question
is there a certain amount you can redeem
for example if I have 48000 points can I get back $480
or I can only redeem $450 or $500....
thanks
In increments of 2500.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zzzzx on June 03, 2015, 08:36:28 PM
In increments of 2500.

I thought they were very firm about that but you can do smaller amounts too. For example, a $37 cab fare would be 3700 points. Or, you could redeem 2500 against it for a $25 credit on your statement. And...A+ posts as purchase for serve loads.... 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on June 03, 2015, 08:39:46 PM
I thought they were very firm about that but you can do smaller amounts too. For example, a $37 cab fare would be 3700 points. Or, you could redeem 2500 against it for a $25 credit on your statement. And...A+ posts as purchase for serve loads....
I remember seeing random options for the full payment I think, I'll have to report back as soon as I get more points in my acccount
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 03, 2015, 08:42:29 PM
I thought they were very firm about that but you can do smaller amounts too. For example, a $37 cab fare would be 3700 points. Or, you could redeem 2500 against it for a $25 credit on your statement. And...A+ posts as purchase for serve loads.... 
For full amounts, yes
However, I was wrong about it always being $25 increments.
Example 1 (http://damhyul3s75yv.cloudfront.net/photos/9911/original_How_to_Redeem_Barclaycard_Arrival_Miles_and_Points-Decide_How_Many_Miles_to_Redeem.jpg), example 2 (http://millionmilesecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/How_To_Redeem_Barclaycard_Arrival_Plus_Points_For_Travel_05.jpg).
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on June 03, 2015, 08:44:24 PM
I remember seeing random options for the full payment I think, I'll have to report back as soon as I get more points in my acccount
Or just wait for TimT :) thanks...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on June 03, 2015, 08:47:41 PM

I remember seeing random options for the full payment I think, I'll have to report back as soon as I get more points in my acccount
Yes, if your redeeming the for the full amount of the charge it can be done with any amount above 2500. If not redeeming the full charge it can only be done in increments of 2500.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 03, 2015, 10:14:33 PM
if lets say I book travel for $500 and only have 46000 points
can I redeem $460?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tzfas on June 03, 2015, 10:33:18 PM
if lets say I book travel for $500 and only have 46000 points
can I redeem $460?
Yes sure.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on June 04, 2015, 01:13:14 AM
if lets say I book travel for $500 and only have 46000 points
can I redeem $460?
no
but if you had 50000 points and a travel charge of $460 you would be able to redeem $460
Yes sure.
-1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 04, 2015, 01:53:01 AM
I'm about to downgrade by Arrival, as my annual fee has already been charged. The annual fee shows up under travel redemption options. Can I use my point balance as a credit for the annual fee, and then have the whole fee cancelled? or will the credit through the points then be cancelled?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 06:11:12 AM

no
but if you had 50000 points and a travel charge of $460 you would be able to redeem $460-1
If he had 45,000 points and did a charge for $500 he would be able to redeem 45,000 for $450.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Tzfas on June 04, 2015, 07:10:44 AM
no
but if you had 50000 points and a travel charge of $460 you would be able to redeem $460-1
U don't have to redeem for the full amount. You are making a mistake.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on June 04, 2015, 07:15:41 AM


U don't have to redeem for the full amount. You are making a mistake.

If you don't redeem the full amount it must be in increments of 2500
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on June 04, 2015, 07:16:04 AM
If he had 45,000 points and did a charge for $500 he would be able to redeem 45,000 for $450.
He can still do that
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 07:19:41 AM

He can still do that
I had a feeling you were focusing on the 2500 increments...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on June 04, 2015, 07:20:56 AM
I had a feeling you were focusing on the 2500 increments...

U don't have to redeem for the full amount. You are making a mistake.
I'm sorry I didn't explain it well
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 04, 2015, 08:06:07 AM
so you are saying I can only redeem in increments of 2500?
I have 48000 points right now and if I book travel for lets say
$1000 I can only redeem $475
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on June 04, 2015, 08:09:38 AM
so you are saying I can only redeem in increments of 2500?
I have 48000 points right now and if I book travel for lets say
$1000 I can only redeem $475
Exactly
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on June 04, 2015, 08:20:00 AM
I'm about to downgrade by Arrival, as my annual fee has already been charged. The annual fee shows up under travel redemption options. Can I use my point balance as a credit for the annual fee, and then have the whole fee cancelled? or will the credit through the points then be cancelled?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 04, 2015, 08:47:32 AM
Quote
Exactly
thanks everyone for your help!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 04, 2015, 11:19:12 AM
I'm about to downgrade by Arrival, as my annual fee has already been charged. The annual fee shows up under travel redemption options. Can I use my point balance as a credit for the annual fee, and then have the whole fee cancelled? or will the credit through the points then be cancelled?
yes
To what?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on June 04, 2015, 11:43:37 AM
To what?
I'm pretty sure that if you use points to pay the AF and then downgrade, you'll get a statement credit for the AF.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 12, 2015, 10:40:23 AM
How much time after the AF posts do you have to downgrade and get credited?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 12, 2015, 11:44:06 AM
How much time after the AF posts do you have to downgrade and get credited?
60 days
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 12, 2015, 12:09:46 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on June 22, 2015, 05:51:27 PM
how long is recommended to wait to cancel after purchasing refundable travel
to redeem rewards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: a mirrer on June 22, 2015, 05:52:34 PM
how long is recommended to wait to cancel after purchasing refundable travel
to redeem rewards?
i did it 5 min after redeeming with no problems
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: avromie7 on June 22, 2015, 11:39:25 PM
i did it 5 min after redeeming with no problems
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 29, 2015, 01:10:44 PM
If I downgrade my card on same day that I redeemed remaining points will I still get the credit at the + rate? (The credit did not post yet.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on June 29, 2015, 01:22:22 PM
If I downgrade my card on same day that I redeemed remaining points will I still get the credit at the + rate? (The credit did not post yet.)
It would seem like it should. Can you wait a little?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 29, 2015, 01:30:35 PM
It would seem like it should. Can you wait a little?
My fee posted April 30.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 29, 2015, 01:40:06 PM
Not much time left there
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on June 29, 2015, 01:45:12 PM
Not much time left there
If I downgrade my card on same day that I redeemed remaining points will I still get the credit at the + rate? (The credit did not post yet.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on June 29, 2015, 01:46:41 PM
See if you can get them to expedite the credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 01, 2015, 03:24:29 PM
Looks like this card is off the market for now. No option to apply online.

(http://i.gyazo.com/3e6a245ac6377fd4652edb43b0c0f09d.png)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 01, 2015, 03:27:50 PM
Looks like this card is off the market for now. No option to apply online.

interesting!!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on July 01, 2015, 04:32:31 PM
Spoke to 2 reps today it seems thee is going  a change to the reward structure of card. Instead of 10% back when redeeming on travel it gonna be 5% back on any redemption. Also you will only be able to redeem in increments of 10,000. But the two reps didn't agree on the date of this change. 1 said it's started today the other said it's going to start sometime in September. Guess we gotta try to get some more info. 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 01, 2015, 04:37:05 PM
Spoke to 2 reps today it seems thee is going  a change to the reward structure of card. Instead of 10% back when redeeming on travel it gonna be 5% back on any redemption. Also you will only be able to redeem in increments of 10,000. But the two reps didn't agree on the date of this change. 1 said it's started today the other said it's going to start sometime in September. Guess we gotta try to get some more info.
Boo if true
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on July 01, 2015, 08:59:00 PM
I guess we should be redeeming our points now, huh?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 01, 2015, 08:59:38 PM
I guess we should be redeeming our points now, huh?
Well is the change for new cards only, or existing ones too?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on July 01, 2015, 09:01:41 PM
Well is the change for new cards only, or existing ones too?

My hope and assumption is that they'd have to give us some notice as CC's are regulated.

But who knows.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 01, 2015, 09:04:16 PM
My hope and assumption is that they'd have to give us some notice as CC's are regulated.

But who knows.
Wouldn't they roll out everything together? It seems like the new cards are already in the process of changing...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mendylab on July 01, 2015, 09:07:27 PM
Spoke to 2 reps today it seems thee is going  a change to the reward structure of card. Instead of 10% back when redeeming on travel it gonna be 5% back on any redemption. Also you will only be able to redeem in increments of 10,000. But the two reps didn't agree on the date of this change. 1 said it's started today the other said it's going to start sometime in September. Guess we gotta try to get some more info.

I hope it goes back up and stays 40k.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 09:21:49 AM
I hope it goes back up and stays 40k.
I don't think they are changing the signup bonus, rather they are possibly changing how much they will give back on a redemption.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 09:59:56 AM
brutal

i'm nervous
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 02, 2015, 10:14:54 AM
What's the big deal? It'll be 2.1% effective CB and redeeming in increments of 10k doesn't seem that bad.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 10:31:00 AM
What's the big deal? It'll be 2.1% effective CB and redeeming in increments of 10k doesn't seem that bad.

If true redeeming in increments of 1K means 100.00 at a time
imagine cancelling 15 100.00 charges a month ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: coralsnake on July 02, 2015, 10:35:43 AM
If true redeeming in increments of 1K means 100.00 at a time

No it does not
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 02, 2015, 10:37:55 AM
If true redeeming in increments of 1K means 100.00 at a time
I think its increments of 10k
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 02, 2015, 10:38:43 AM
If true redeeming in increments of 1K means 100.00 at a time
imagine cancelling 15 100.00 charges a month ?

Increments of 10k points, 10k points = $100

You can still redeem 50k points at one time. Before the increment was 2.5k, allowed for more flexibility.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 10:46:25 AM
Correct I meant to write 10k

But point still stands if true

Imagine being told that for a 1500.00 dollar airline ticket, you can get back 100.00 by redeeming 10k points ?

Or a hotel room that costs over 500 dollars you can only get 100 dollars back ???

Come on.
Sad
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: coralsnake on July 02, 2015, 10:48:13 AM
Correct I meant to write 10k

But point still stands if true

Imagine being told that for a 1500.00 dollar airline ticket, you can get back 100.00 by redeeming 10k points ?

Or a hotel room that costs over 500 dollars you can only get 100 dollars back ???

Come on.
Sad
Are you on drugs?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 02, 2015, 10:49:28 AM
Correct I meant to write 10k

But point still stands if true

Imagine being told that for a 1500.00 dollar airline ticket, you can get back 100.00 by redeeming 10k points ?

Or a hotel room that costs over 500 dollars you can only get 100 dollars back ???

Come on.
Sad

You don't know what you're talking about/and or confused.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 10:53:45 AM
Correct I meant to write 10k

But point still stands if true

Imagine being told that for a 1500.00 dollar airline ticket, you can get back 100.00 by redeeming 10k points ?

Or a hotel room that costs over 500 dollars you can only get 100 dollars back ???

Come on.
Sad
Increments of 10k means you can still redeem 150k to cover a $1,500 ticket. As long as your redemption is divisible by 10k, you are good.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 10:54:30 AM
You don't know what you're talking about/and or confused.

Confused ?

Help me out what do you think the 10k means ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 10:54:58 AM
Marco polo,
Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 02, 2015, 10:55:24 AM
You could redeem 10k, 20k, 30k etc
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 10:56:33 AM
You could redeem 10k, 20k, 30k etc
Thanks

Basically only a charge under 100 wont be redeemable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 10:57:56 AM
Thanks

Basically only a charge under 100 wont be redeemable.
Hypothetically it can possibly work if you have multiple charges that would total over $100.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 02, 2015, 11:03:47 AM
Hypothetically it can possibly work if you have multiple charges that would total over $100.
You could redeem for several charges at once ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 11:05:53 AM
You could redeem for several charges at once ?
Not sure about it, but in this hypothetical new structure, i would think that would be a possibility if limiting the redemption amount.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 02, 2015, 11:07:20 AM
Not sure about it, but in this hypothetical new structure, i would think that would be a possibility if limiting the redemption amount.
hope you're right
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 11:08:13 AM
hope you're right
I can't imagine they would limit people to only redeeming charges over $100.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 11:15:59 AM
Seems like this is confirmed.

Quote
  • Decrease in rebate – the 10% rebate on travel redemptions is now a 5% rebate on all redemptions
  • Increase in minimum redemption – travel redemptions will now require a minimum 10,000-point ($100) redemption
  • Changes to what merchants are eligible for travel redemptions
  • No more free TripIt Pro subscription

Seems like this is in effect for people who applied 7/1/2015 and forward. Changes for existing members seem to be in September.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 02, 2015, 11:23:03 AM
Source? I hope airlines are still eligible.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2015, 11:23:43 AM
Source? I hope airlines are still eligible.

Long time no see 'round these parts!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 02, 2015, 11:26:16 AM
Hey AJK, thanks for the welcome back :)

Bought a house so had to take a break for a while.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 11:38:36 AM
http://travelcodex.com/2015/07/confirmed-negative-changes-coming-to-barclaycard-arrival-plus/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2015, 11:42:14 AM
Hey AJK, thanks for the welcome back :)

Bought a house so had to take a break for a while.

I wish I had your restraint :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Matovu on July 02, 2015, 11:48:11 AM
I wish I had your restraint :)

Life here without AJ ? I cannot imagine the thought.
stay on
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 02, 2015, 11:50:06 AM
Even if you're  buying a house, you can still buy Amazon gold box deals and stuff like that :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Let3 on July 02, 2015, 04:22:58 PM
my af is up,
if i close the card (to reapply for it again), will i loose the points?
 any way to keep them?

tia
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2015, 04:24:48 PM
my af is up,
if i close the card (to reapply for it again), will i loose the points?
 any way to keep them?

tia
Unless you have the Arrival card, i believe you will lose the points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on July 03, 2015, 02:03:37 PM
Points Guy: Barclaycard Confirms Arrival and Arrival Plus Changes (http://thepointsguy.com/2015/07/barclaycard-confirms-changes/)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: compddd on July 03, 2015, 04:16:56 PM
I applied for my Arrival on Sept 30th 2014, does that mean I'm screwed and won't get to keep the old version until August 2016?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on July 15, 2015, 06:52:46 AM
New link is up. (http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/) Same bonus, same AF, 5% rebate.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on July 15, 2015, 09:42:04 AM
Man that card was short-lived. What a fantastic example of poor planning.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 22, 2015, 07:56:40 PM
Does this card give rental car insurance? (Want to use points for the charge)

Thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on July 22, 2015, 08:03:58 PM
Does this card give rental car insurance? (Want to use points for the charge)

Thanks!
Look upthread. Basically,  put the rental on a chase card like umpe and then after you return,  switch to arrival. I have done it plenty of times
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 22, 2015, 08:08:23 PM
Look upthread. Basically,  put the rental on a chase card like umpe and then after you return,  switch to arrival. I have done it plenty of times
i've seen that. doesn't work if you return the car after hours and drop the key in the box :)


What does " Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver" mean?
http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/travel-with-ease
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on July 23, 2015, 01:03:50 AM
Does this card give rental car insurance? (Want to use points for the charge)

Thanks!
Yes, although not nearly as good as Amex

What does " Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver" mean?
http://www.findmybarclaycard.com/barclaycard-credit-cards/arrival-plus/travel-with-ease
It means it covers collision on rental cars.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: askmoses on July 23, 2015, 06:54:55 AM
Points Guy: Barclaycard Confirms Arrival and Arrival Plus Changes (http://thepointsguy.com/2015/07/barclaycard-confirms-changes/)
Received their new information packet yesterday. Still a good solid card. The 10k minimum mileage redemption is annoying as I used to redeem them legit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 23, 2015, 08:33:10 AM
Yes, although not nearly as good as Amex
It means it covers collision on rental cars.
i thought everyone used sapphire?

is that the same as Hertz's LDW?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on July 23, 2015, 11:47:06 AM
No its batter and free
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on July 23, 2015, 01:00:12 PM
is that the same as Hertz's LDW?
No. Credit cards covers CDW not LDW.
No its batter
it's 2 different things entirely, one isn't "better" than the other.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 23, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
No. Credit cards covers CDW not LDW. it's 2 different things entirely, one isn't "better" than the other.
is there a DDMS post or something explaining the difference?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on July 23, 2015, 01:14:17 PM
No. Credit cards covers CDW not LDW. it's 2 different things entirely, one isn't "better" than the other.
It is the same thing. From any random CC T&C: The company may refer to the collision damage waiver as CDW or LDW in their contract or when speaking with you.....Make sure you decline the company's CDW/LDW option as mentioned above...


Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on July 23, 2015, 01:18:13 PM
It is the same thing. From any random CC T&C: The company may refer to the collision damage waiver as CDW or LDW in their contract or when speaking with you.....Make sure you decline the company's CDW/LDW option as mentioned above...
No credit card covers liability.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on July 23, 2015, 01:18:17 PM
It is the same thing. From any random CC T&C: The company may refer to the collision damage waiver as CDW or LDW in their contract or when speaking with you.....Make sure you decline the company's CDW/LDW option as mentioned above...
That is incorrect.

Credit cards only cover damage that happens to YOUR car, it does not cover damage that you do to ANOTHER vehicle. If you want to be covered for damages that you may cause to another vehicle, you need to have liability - either through your own insurance policy or through buying it from the rental company.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on July 23, 2015, 01:23:38 PM
LDW dosnt mean liability it means "Loss damage waiver" & it is the same thing as CDW that means "Collision damage waiver". & i gave all the prove you need just take out any T&C & read the part about Rantel insurance
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on July 23, 2015, 01:30:04 PM
LDW dosnt mean liability it means "Loss damage waiver" & it is the same thing as CDW that means "Collision damage waiver". & i gave all the prove you need just take out any T&C & read the part about Rantel insurance
What's the initials for liability?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 23, 2015, 07:48:32 PM
is there a DDMS post or something explaining the difference?
bump
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on July 23, 2015, 07:53:02 PM
bump
Hope this (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59293) helps
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 23, 2015, 08:09:25 PM
Hope this (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/59293) helps
Thanks!

Looks like Barclay has Secondary insurance. How much better is it to use a card that has Primary?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on July 23, 2015, 09:19:56 PM
Thanks!

Looks like Barclay has Secondary insurance. How much better is it to use a card that has Primary?
If there's significant damage its very worth it as you don't need to involve your own insurance and have your rates raised
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 23, 2015, 09:32:40 PM
If there's significant damage its very worth it as you don't need to involve your own insurance and have your rates raised
Got it - thanks!!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on July 24, 2015, 11:07:50 AM
if you dont have your own insurance there is not much of a diffrance, the prob. you have to sent a notrey latter stateing that you dont have your own insurance
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on July 27, 2015, 08:58:48 PM
can i use points for airport parking?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on July 27, 2015, 10:05:43 PM
I have 6288 Arrival plus miles. I can redeem it for any travel worth up to $50 only or $62.88? Has to be for before tax?

Don't know if I can find refundable room for $62.88.


She has 7228 Arrival miles. Same thing here? Good for any travel worth $72.28?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on July 27, 2015, 10:58:18 PM
I have 6288 Arrival plus miles. I can redeem it for any travel worth up to $50 only or $62.88? Has to be for before tax?

Don't know if I can find refundable room for $62.88.


She has 7228 Arrival miles. Same thing here? Good for any travel worth $72.28?
You can use it for part of a travel purchase doesn't have to be for whole purchase
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on July 28, 2015, 01:25:28 AM
You can use it for part of a travel purchase doesn't have to be for whole purchase
For my 6288 A+ miles, I can  redeem for some refundable room for $62.88 and for wife's 7228 miles, I can redeem for $72.28? Bit confused!

If I book a room for those miles ,  it has to be $62.88 and $72.28 before tax and fees?

I just want to try to redeem  whatever miles I have now before I cancel this card and shred it.

Have to try to find some cheap refundable super 8 motel  I guess.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: coralsnake on July 28, 2015, 01:55:16 AM
For my 6288 A+ miles, I can  redeem for some refundable room for $62.88 and for wife's 7228 miles, I can redeem for $72.28? Bit confused!

If I book a room for those miles ,  it has to be $62.88 and $72.28 before tax and fees?

I just want to try to redeem  whatever miles I have now before I cancel this card and shred it.

Have to try to find some cheap refundable super 8 motel  I guess.
I don't have this card but my brain is telling me that you can book a $200 room or whatever and use your available points, in whatever increments they allow redemptions, to pay for part of it, and the rest in cash. Then cancel if it "doesn't work out".
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: maxie m on July 28, 2015, 10:49:57 AM
I don't have this card but my brain is telling me that you can book a $200 room or whatever and use your available points, in whatever increments they allow redemptions, to pay for part of it, and the rest in cash. Then cancel if it "doesn't work out".
+1
I have the card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on July 28, 2015, 11:57:59 AM
For my 6288 A+ miles, I can  redeem for some refundable room for $62.88 and for wife's 7228 miles, I can redeem for $72.28? Bit confused!

If I book a room for those miles ,  it has to be $62.88 and $72.28 before tax and fees?

I just want to try to redeem  whatever miles I have now before I cancel this card and shred it.

Have to try to find some cheap refundable super 8 motel  I guess.
(https://navylifeofapilotswife.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/triple_facepalm.png)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: maxie m on July 28, 2015, 12:18:17 PM
(https://navylifeofapilotswife.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/triple_facepalm.png)
ROFL
Typo on the caption though
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on July 28, 2015, 01:00:22 PM
I don't have this card but my brain is telling me that you can book a $200 room or whatever and use your available points, in whatever increments they allow redemptions, to pay for part of it, and the rest in cash. Then cancel if it "doesn't work out".

This is right, but note that when you're doing partial redemptions, you CANNOT use all of your remaining points, but can only redeem in $25 increments.  In your example, with 6288 points, on a $200 room, you'll only be able to redeem 5,000 points, or $50 worth.  If, however, your room cost $62.88 , you could redeem all 6288 points (and leave your account with the remaining redemption bonus points). 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on July 28, 2015, 01:26:06 PM
This is right, but note that when you're doing partial redemptions, you CANNOT use all of your remaining points, but can only redeem in $25 increments.  In your example, with 6288 points, on a $200 room, you'll only be able to redeem 5,000 points, or $50 worth.  If, however, your room cost $62.88 , you could redeem all 6288 points (and leave your account with the remaining redemption bonus points).
Try to book one that exactly costs $62.88 to redeem my entire 6288 miles? What If my room rate before tax is $70? I can only redeem 5k?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on July 28, 2015, 02:28:33 PM
This is right, but note that when you're doing partial redemptions, you CANNOT use all of your remaining points, but can only redeem in $25 increments.  In your example, with 6288 points, on a $200 room, you'll only be able to redeem 5,000 points, or $50 worth.  If, however, your room cost $62.88 , you could redeem all 6288 points (and leave your account with the remaining redemption bonus points).
Source?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on July 28, 2015, 06:12:23 PM
Source?

Current experience with my own card.  I have about 6,000 miles left, I have a few eligible transactions for over $60, and I'm only given the choice of redeeming 2,500 for $25 or 5,000 for $50 (not the full 6,000 for 60).

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on July 28, 2015, 06:17:02 PM
Try to book one that exactly costs $62.88 to redeem my entire 6288 miles? What If my room rate before tax is $70? I can only redeem 5k?

Correct (based on my experience twice over the past week -- if others have had a different experience, they should chime in).  If you can spend another $606 on the card, you'll hit 7500 points and can then squeeze out $75 exactly -- so either that, or lose the $12.88 worth of points and redeem now for $50.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on August 11, 2015, 03:47:07 PM
Is it true they don't waive AF anymore? Spoke to 3 different account specialists
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on August 11, 2015, 03:55:01 PM
Is it true they don't waive AF anymore? Spoke to 3 different account specialists

They offered me a statement credit for half of the fee a few months ago.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: smaxber on August 11, 2015, 03:56:02 PM
They offered me a statement credit for half of the fee a few months ago.
Their reasoning is that there are so many benefits etc
What's the churn-ability of this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on August 11, 2015, 06:02:01 PM
so happy i didn't pay the fee in Jan. Had luck after couple of calls with supervisors.  I have little over 5k miles left and got to use it to cancel the card soon
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shalumov on August 14, 2015, 12:29:39 PM

From 8/11/15 through 9/7/15, earn 20X miles per dollar spent on Williams-Sonoma purchases when you use your Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®, up to 10,000 miles. Take advantage of this exclusive cardmember offer online, in-store, or on catalog purchases today.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sruly on August 18, 2015, 01:22:33 PM
Just bought Vodka and chocolates on Elal for $75 and redeemed 7500 points for it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: popcorn1508 on August 19, 2015, 12:21:21 PM
When do the points post?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 19, 2015, 12:25:06 PM
When do the points post?
As soon as the purchase posts
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: NYHeel on August 25, 2015, 03:32:09 PM
If you downgrade to the regular no fee Arrival do you get to keep your points? Also how long after the fee posts do you have to get the fee fully credited? Is it the usual 60 days?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 25, 2015, 03:34:52 PM
If you downgrade to the regular no fee Arrival do you get to keep your points? Also how long after the fee posts do you have to get the fee fully credited? Is it the usual 60 days?
Yes. Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 25, 2015, 07:16:34 PM
Barclays fraud sucks. Must call up can't do it online and then your on hold forever.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on August 25, 2015, 08:06:03 PM
Barclays fraud sucks. Must call up can't do it online and then your on hold forever.

Yup; had terrible experience with them.
Title: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 25, 2015, 08:19:53 PM
Barclays fraud sucks. Must call up can't do it online and then your on hold forever.
Yup; had terrible experience with them.
+30 (min.)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Good Times on August 25, 2015, 08:23:14 PM
After canceling my first arivval card, how much after can I apply for a new card and get the bouns miles?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 26, 2015, 01:55:54 AM
After canceling my first arivval card, how much after can I apply for a new card and get the bouns miles?

Thanks in advance
No official time limit. If you're approved, you'll get the bonus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: MrPrime1 on August 26, 2015, 07:53:12 AM
Barclays fraud sucks. Must call up can't do it online and then your on hold forever.
I had an experience with their fraud department a couple of days ago and was able to do it all online. Took 2 minutes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 26, 2015, 08:05:12 AM
I got disconnected after ten minutes and Called the number on my card and got transferred to fraud immediately. I transferred to cs to get compensation for the long wait and disconnect and was told they are having delays and it's normal. I pointed out that I only had issues with the number in the email but not the one on my card and she claimed in just got lucky. Load of garbage but I squeezed 500 miles from her.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on August 26, 2015, 10:13:56 AM
what is the best refundable travel in order to get the bonus back
without actually having to travel?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 26, 2015, 10:15:11 AM
what is the best refundable travel in order to get the bonus back
without actually having to travel?
You could do a southwest anytime ticket
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 26, 2015, 10:15:18 AM
what is the best refundable travel in order to get the bonus back
without actually having to travel?
Southwest
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on August 26, 2015, 10:47:33 AM
You could do a southwest anytime ticket

Southwest
Any better than Jet blue?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 26, 2015, 10:49:36 AM
Any better than Jet blue?
I never tried JetBlue.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 26, 2015, 11:21:26 AM
Any better than Jet blue?
IINM, The reason sw works best is that even if you cancel immediately the charge still posts. Some other airlines just cancel the transaction so you have to wait to post before canceling.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on August 26, 2015, 11:25:13 AM
IINM, The reason sw works best is that even if you cancel immediately the charge still posts. Some other airlines just cancel the transaction so you have to wait to post before canceling.
So I guess the difference is being able to cancel right away with SW whereas JB you have to come back to cancel.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 26, 2015, 11:26:00 AM
So I guess the difference is being able to cancel right away with SW whereas JB you have to come back to cancel.
That's my understanding. Why the opposition to sw?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on August 26, 2015, 11:39:36 AM
That's my understanding. Why the opposition to sw?
No opposition. I just have previous experience with JB (from Ritz-Carlton). So I wouldn't mind doing something that's familiar to me not to end up in this thread  http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.0
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 26, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
No opposition. I just have previous experience with JB (from Ritz-Carlton). So I wouldn't mind doing something that's familiar to me not to end up in this thread  http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.0
The easy process is explained here (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/40685)
(Although its not 2.2% anymore)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on August 26, 2015, 11:46:40 AM
The easy process is explained here (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/40685)
(Although its not 2.2% anymore)
Do you have to call them to receive the statement credit or it's automatically triggered pggm style?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 26, 2015, 11:52:00 AM
Do you have to call them to receive the statement credit or it's automatically triggered pggm style?
Its automatically a statement credit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on August 26, 2015, 11:56:19 AM
"After canceling my first arivval card, how much after can I apply for a new card and get the bouns miles?

Thanks in advance"

No official time limit. If you're approved, you'll get the bonus.
Yes. Yes.

Is this true even if you downgraded Arrival Plus to Arrival (and still have the Arrival card)?  I know they're different products, but because the points transfer, I was wondering if it's an issue.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on August 26, 2015, 12:51:33 PM
Its automatically a statement credit
Don't you have to go online and redeem the points against the charge?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 26, 2015, 12:52:39 PM
Don't you have to go online and redeem the points against the charge?
Thats part of the process. It will then be a statement credit. No need to call them.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on August 26, 2015, 12:52:55 PM
Thats part of the process. It will then be a statement credit. No need to call them.
aha
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on August 27, 2015, 01:09:37 PM
Quote
You could do a southwest anytime ticket
how long after booking should you cancel?
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 27, 2015, 01:10:16 PM
how long after booking should you cancel?
thanks
You could cancel immediately.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on August 27, 2015, 01:12:26 PM
Quote
You could cancel immediately.
it will still qualify for redemption if you cancel so fast?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 27, 2015, 01:13:18 PM
it will still qualify for redemption if you cancel so fast?
Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on August 27, 2015, 01:15:40 PM
Quote
Yes
thanks!
how long till it shows up for redemption?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on August 27, 2015, 01:15:58 PM
"After canceling my first arivval card, how much after can I apply for a new card and get the bouns miles?

Thanks in advance"

Is this true even if you downgraded Arrival Plus to Arrival (and still have the Arrival card)?  I know they're different products, but because the points transfer, I was wondering if it's an issue.

BUMP
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 27, 2015, 01:19:25 PM
Is this true even if you downgraded Arrival Plus to Arrival (and still have the Arrival card)?
Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 27, 2015, 02:48:53 PM
thanks!
how long till it shows up for redemption?
As soon as the transaction posts you can redeem the miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on August 27, 2015, 04:50:35 PM
what is the best refundable travel in order to get the bonus back
without actually having to travel?

Do you end up with negative miles when you do this?  In other words, no point if you plan on keeping the card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on August 27, 2015, 04:52:00 PM
Do you end up with negative miles when you do this?  In other words, no point if you plan on keeping the card?
Either refund the charge before you redeem or don't redeem for the amount of the charge, and you won't end up with a negative balance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on August 27, 2015, 04:58:42 PM
Either refund the charge before you redeem or don't redeem for the amount of the charge, and you won't end up with a negative balance.
Wow! They let you redeem a refunded charge.  Thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 27, 2015, 05:05:10 PM
Wow! They let you redeem a refunded charge.  Thanks!
All banks allow you to request a check for negative balance.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on August 27, 2015, 05:09:39 PM
Wow! They let you redeem a refunded charge.  Thanks!
I do not think you are understanding. You make a refundable purchase, redeem your points, once you get your statement credit, refund original charge and request a check.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on August 27, 2015, 05:17:50 PM
Wow! They let you redeem a refunded charge.  Thanks!
All banks allow you to request a check for negative balance.
I do not think you are understanding. You make a refundable purchase, redeem your points, once you get your statement credit, refund original charge and request a check.

I was under the impression that the points needed to be redeemed before the charge was refunded. Then the charge would refund, resulting in negative points.  I am not concerned about how do dispose of my statement credit.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on August 27, 2015, 05:19:43 PM
I was under the impression that the points needed to be redeemed before the charge was refunded. Then the charge would refund, resulting in negative points.  I am not concerned about how do dispose of my statement credit.
It is not negative points, rather you end up with a negative balance which you redeem by getting a check.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on August 27, 2015, 05:33:01 PM
It is not negative points, rather you end up with a negative balance which you redeem by getting a check.
A negative charge results in negative points.  A negative balance can be spent or requested in a check.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on August 27, 2015, 05:35:55 PM
A negative charge results in negative points.  A negative balance can be spent or requested in a check.
For purposes of redeeming your miles for cash, you are not factoring getting any would be points on your refundable ticket.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on August 27, 2015, 05:46:36 PM
For purposes of redeeming your miles for cash, you are not factoring getting any would be points on your refundable ticket.
You are correct. Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on August 31, 2015, 09:04:08 PM
Just spent 35 minutes on the phone clearing up another fraud. They are so understaffed it's ridiculous. Was on hold waiting for fraud team for 29 minutes of the 35
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on August 31, 2015, 09:10:36 PM
I do not think you are understanding. You make a refundable purchase, redeem your points, once you get your statement credit, refund original charge and request a check.
With Barclays you can actually redeem points on a charge that's already been refunded. It just has to show up as a charge and then a credit which it usually does.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on August 31, 2015, 11:12:43 PM
I just applied for this card, and the approval response came so fast if feels like they didn't bother pulling my credit. I mean like in a matter of 5 seconds it said you have been approved for $7,500 credit line. I have never seen such a quick approval before, it always been like 30 - 60 seconds on more. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 01, 2015, 12:39:39 AM
I just applied for this card, and the approval response came so fast if feels like they didn't bother pulling my credit. I mean like in a matter of 5 seconds it said you have been approved for $7,500 credit line. I have never seen such a quick approval before, it always been like 30 - 60 seconds on more. Pretty cool.
Technology!!!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:18:22 PM
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles. Will be closing it due to the negative benefit downgrade.

We want to drain all the point for full statement credits and don't care about 10% back.

What's the best method? Book a refundable hotel for room costing $68.32 & $53.28 including the tax?

Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on September 01, 2015, 03:20:54 PM
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles. Will be closing it due to the negative benefit downgrade.

We want to drain all the point for full statement credits and don't care about 10% back.

What's the best method? Book a refundable hotel for room costing $68.32 & $53.28 including the tax?

Thanks
Doesn't need to be exact amount as miles. You can book a refundable Southwest flight for a few hundred dollars and cash out as well.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:23:34 PM
someone said something like"when you're doing partial redemptions, you CANNOT use all of your remaining points, but can only redeem in $25 increments."

Bit confused about that part.  I want to make sure I can redeem all the miles we have against those charges and be done with it and then cancel the card.

Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 01, 2015, 03:27:32 PM
someone said something like"when you're doing partial redemptions, you CANNOT use all of your remaining points, but can only redeem in $25 increments."

Bit confused about that part.  I want to make sure I can redeem all the miles we have against those charges and be done with it and then cancel the card.
Can only redeem in particular increments.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:29:38 PM
Can only redeem in particular increments.
Exactly, How do we redeem?

Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.

Want to buy some refundable one way or hotel room  to drain all the miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 01, 2015, 03:31:08 PM
Exactly, How do we redeem?

Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.

Want to buy some refundable one way or hotel room  to drain all the miles.
Make a purchase for more than you have on each account, once it posts, you should have the option to redeem. It will allow you to redeem only the max amount. You will end up with leftover.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:32:36 PM
Make a purchase for more than you have on each account, once it posts, you should have the option to redeem. It will allow you to redeem only the max amount. You will end up with leftover.
last time i did this and I couldn't redeem all the miles. the charge was more than the value of the miles.

Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.

Want to buy some refundable one way or hotel room  to drain all the miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 01, 2015, 03:36:35 PM
You won't be able to redeem every last mile. And you're going to refund the charge so it doesn't matter how much more it is.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:39:47 PM
You won't be able to redeem every last mile. And you're going to refund the charge so it doesn't matter how much more it is.
fine. don't mind if 10 or 30 miles is left and wasted. Wanted to redeem the maximum possible.
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 01, 2015, 03:41:20 PM
fine. don't mind if 10 or 30 miles is left and wasted. Wanted to redeem the maximum possible.
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.
To do max possible, just get refundable for more than the points you have.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:51:05 PM
To do max possible, just get refundable for more than the points you have.
In what amounts? example?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 01, 2015, 03:55:34 PM
In what amounts? example?
If your points are worth ~$580, buy something for $600.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 01, 2015, 03:56:30 PM
In what amounts? example?


About $70-75 on the first one, $55-60 on the other.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 03:56:47 PM
If your points are worth ~$580, buy something for $600.
didn't work last time . The room charge was more than the value of miles and I couldn't redeem all of them. I think it has to be in increments of $25 or 2500 miles or something?
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 01, 2015, 03:58:40 PM
didn't work last time . The room charge was more than the value of miles and I couldn't redeem all of them.
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.
You will not be able to redeem them all, unless you have an exact amount. Even then, you get a 2% rebate on the redemption.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 04:00:25 PM
You will not be able to redeem them all, unless you have an exact amount. Even then, you get a 2% rebate on the redemption.
Ok understood you . not all yes but close to all. my point is just cos $amount is higher than miles doesn't mean i can redeem all or near all
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on September 01, 2015, 04:01:32 PM
didn't work last time . The room charge was more than the value of miles and I couldn't redeem all of them. I think it has to be in increments of $25 or 2500 miles or something?
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.
No matter how many miles you have and no matter how much the charge is, you will only be able to redeem by $25/2500 increments. So it makes no difference if you purchase something for $50 or $5000.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 01, 2015, 04:02:03 PM
No matter how many miles you have and no matter how much the charge is, you will only be able to redeem by $25/2500 increments.

-1.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on September 01, 2015, 04:03:56 PM
-1.
Please explain?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on September 01, 2015, 04:05:27 PM
No matter how many miles you have and no matter how much the charge is, you will only be able to redeem by $25/2500 increments. So it makes no difference if you purchase something for $50 or $5000.

I think I explained this upthread, but here's how it works (in my experience):

If you have the exact number of points or more required to wipe away a charge, you can wipe away the entire charge.

If you have fewer than the exact number of points, you can only redeem in 2500 increments.

Example: If you have an $87 charge, and 9000 points, you can wipe away the entire $87 charge.  If, however, you only have 8000 points, you can only wipe away $75 worth of the $87 charge (2500 point increments x 3).

Someone asked me how I know -- again, just my personal experience with this card -- perhaps it's worked differently for others.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on September 01, 2015, 04:07:02 PM
I think I explained this upthread, but here's how it works (in my experience):

If you have the exact number of points or more required to wipe away a charge, you can wipe away the entire charge.

If you have fewer than the exact number of points, you can only redeem in 2500 increments.

Example: If you have an $87 charge, and 9000 points, you can wipe away the entire $87 charge.  If, however, you only have 8000 points, you can only wipe away $75 worth of the $87 charge (2500 point increments x 3).

Someone asked me how I know -- again, just my personal experience with this card -- perhaps it's worked differently for others.
Interesting. Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 01, 2015, 04:11:20 PM
At Dave A, tks for providing the answer. It should work like that on all accounts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on September 01, 2015, 04:15:00 PM
I think I explained this upthread, but here's how it works (in my experience):

If you have the exact number of points or more required to wipe away a charge, you can wipe away the entire charge.

If you have fewer than the exact number of points, you can only redeem in 2500 increments.

Example: If you have an $87 charge, and 9000 points, you can wipe away the entire $87 charge.  If, however, you only have 8000 points, you can only wipe away $75 worth of the $87 charge (2500 point increments x 3).

Someone asked me how I know -- again, just my personal experience with this card -- perhaps it's worked differently for others.
+1 same by me.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on September 01, 2015, 04:22:25 PM
+1 same by me.

Seems like a few agree.  I'll update the Wiki if that's alright.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 01, 2015, 04:39:22 PM
Seems like a few agree.  I'll update the Wiki if that's alright.

Good idea.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on September 01, 2015, 05:06:00 PM

If you have fewer than the exact number of points, you can only redeem in 2500 increments.

Didn't that switch to 10,000?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on September 01, 2015, 05:30:26 PM
Didn't that switch to 10,000?
No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 06:12:16 PM
About $70-75 on the first one, $55-60 on the other.
Is this true?
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.?

If redemption rule is in $25 or 25k miles.I can redeem only for $50 on wife's and same $50 on mine?  Wasting 1832 miles and 328 miles?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on September 01, 2015, 06:13:16 PM

No
It did. Just the changes didn't go into effect yet for those that got the card before 7/1/15.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 01, 2015, 06:14:18 PM
Is this true?
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.?
That or higher if you like.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on September 01, 2015, 06:15:43 PM
Is this true?
Wife's Arrival account has 6832 miles
Mine with A+ have 5328 miles.?

Peace123 - you've posted on this topic about 10 times (plus at least a couple PMs).  This really isn't all that complicated.  I've explained it a few times and it's now in the Wiki.

For the last time: If you have 6832 miles and you want to maximize your points, buy something that's redeemable for $68.32 or less.  Yes, you may have to lose a few dollars-worth of points because the item costs $67.32 or $66.99.  Deal with it.  Same goes for 5328 -- buy something redeemable for $53.28 or less.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 06:16:37 PM
That or higher if you like.
Someone said you can only redeem against $25 or with 2500 miles.
So  I am Wasting 1832 miles and 328 miles?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on September 01, 2015, 06:18:19 PM
That or higher if you like.

No.  He's trying to fully maximize the points.  So best bet is "or lower."   That said, Peace123 -- with 5328, you're only "losing" $3.28 by buying something for "or higher" so just do it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 01, 2015, 06:21:38 PM
Someone said you can only redeem against $25 or with 2500 miles.
So  I am Wasting 1832 miles and 328 miles?
So why don't you get something for $68.32 & $53.28 ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on September 01, 2015, 06:22:19 PM
It did. Just the changes didn't go into effect yet for those that got the card before 7/1/15.
Correct, I should've been more clear.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 01, 2015, 06:22:55 PM
Plus add in the points that you will get with the purchase. They post as soon as purchase posts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 06:30:50 PM
Plus add in the points that you will get with the purchase. They post as soon as purchase posts.
I am canceling soon cos it will soon be redemption against 10K miles and more negative changes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dave A on September 01, 2015, 07:03:09 PM
I am canceling soon cos it will soon be redemption against 10K miles and more negative changes.

Why cancel the regular Arrival? (And why not just downgrade Arrival +?)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 01, 2015, 08:13:05 PM
Why cancel the regular Arrival? (And why not just downgrade Arrival +?)
One of us has the regular arrival so don't need more of it plus if you can redeem only with 10k points that's  bad. Not excited about the regular one too and won't be using that either.


I have the Barclay Rewards card with 6813 points. There was no change announced on this one right? I can continue to redeem with points less than 10k?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 02, 2015, 05:25:32 PM
Their system has been down all day today, when you call up. They told me it should be up by evening.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 02, 2015, 10:08:59 PM
Their system has been down all day today, when you call up. They told me it should be up by evening.
I called at about 7and was told call back in an hour. Luckily my $5k went through, no hitches for a change
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 03, 2015, 08:32:17 AM
Is this new? Pretty sure my au cards from barclays aren't on our credit reports.

(https://www.flickr.com/gp/41178007@N08/Y45b08)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dirah on September 03, 2015, 10:53:20 AM
I had the Plus for a year. Closed it a month ago. Is it too early to churn?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2015, 10:54:59 AM
I had the Plus for a year. Closed it a month ago. Is it too early to churn?
If you feel confident in potentially explaining to them why you need another one so soon, go for it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dirah on September 03, 2015, 10:56:34 AM
Thanks, I guess my question is whether it is worth waiting another month or two, or it won't make much of a difference.
And also whether my chances of an instant-approval are somehow diminished because I just closed it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on September 03, 2015, 11:00:12 AM
Thanks, I guess my question is whether it is worth waiting another month or two, or it won't make much of a difference.
And also whether my chances of an instant-approval are somehow diminished because I just closed it.
The longer you wait, the "easier" it may be with recon if no instant.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on September 06, 2015, 02:34:17 AM
On arrival app they are requesting proof of address utility bill gas or electric....dont have either in that name....I can get phone but it seems like they want either of those 2?   Also they said bank statement is good....can get that but can get cc statement...any ideas?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: a mirrer on September 06, 2015, 03:26:39 AM
On arrival app they are requesting proof of address utility bill gas or electric....dont have either in that name....I can get phone but it seems like they want either of those 2?   Also they said bank statement is good....can get that but can get cc statement...any ideas?
edit the necessary bill
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on September 06, 2015, 04:39:25 AM
ASA I log in,  it asks me to provide the  relationship, SS# of AUs on my Barclaycards. Says due to gov regulation and it will keep asking me until I submit those infos.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: clear thinker on September 06, 2015, 08:03:56 AM
On arrival app they are requesting proof of address utility bill gas or electric....dont have either in that name....I can get phone but it seems like they want either of those 2?   Also they said bank statement is good....can get that but can get cc statement...any ideas?
A rental contract isn't sufficient?
It usually is.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on September 06, 2015, 09:06:14 AM
edit the necessary bill
What do you mean by edit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 07, 2015, 01:35:15 AM
edit the necessary bill

What do you mean by edit?
He means commit fraud. Don't do it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 07, 2015, 01:35:55 AM
ASA I log in,  it asks me to provide the  relationship, SS# of AUs on my Barclaycards. Says due to gov regulation and it will keep asking me until I submit those infos.
So let them ask. I'm ignoring it for the time being.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on September 08, 2015, 03:15:00 AM
With the new changes there's a min of $100 redemption, does that mean that it has to be in increments of 10,000 (10,000, 20,000 etc) or after the first 10,000 it goes up by 2,500 (10,000, 12,500 etc) like it used to?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on September 08, 2015, 06:17:00 AM
Anyone have an af waived recently?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on September 08, 2015, 06:25:06 AM
Anyone have an af waived recently?

They offered me half off. I contacted them through Twitter.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 08, 2015, 07:12:27 AM
Anyone have an af waived recently?
Check the retention thread. They've been tougher recently, claiming there's a no AF version.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on September 08, 2015, 08:04:04 AM
Check the retention thread. They've been tougher recently, claiming there's a no AF version.
What exactly is the difference
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on September 08, 2015, 08:11:12 AM

What exactly is the difference
1% cashback instead of 2, no 10% back on redemptions.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 08, 2015, 08:12:31 AM
What exactly is the difference
40k signup bonus vs 20k. The plus is 2% back on all purchases, the no AF is 1% & 2% on travel & dining.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on September 08, 2015, 08:29:57 AM
Just called and got nothing...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2015, 11:25:13 AM
With the new changes there's a min of $100 redemption, does that mean that it has to be in increments of 10,000 (10,000, 20,000 etc) or after the first 10,000 it goes up by 2,500 (10,000, 12,500 etc) like it used to?

When do the new changes go into effect? 2 days ago I redeemed 2,500 points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 08, 2015, 11:28:09 AM
IIRC sometime in September.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on September 08, 2015, 12:37:40 PM

When do the new changes go into effect? 2 days ago I redeemed 2,500 points.
If you got the card after july 1 it's already in effect. For those that had it before then.
IIRC sometime in September.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Jm1248 on September 09, 2015, 07:44:52 AM
Is af waived the first year?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 09, 2015, 07:53:02 AM
Is af waived the first year?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on September 15, 2015, 11:33:17 PM
is there a way to see my sent messages (SMs) in my account? I'm waiting for a reply and wondering if maybe I never sent the message in the first place.

thx
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 15, 2015, 11:40:16 PM
is there a way to see my sent messages (SMs) in my account? I'm waiting for a reply and wondering if maybe I never sent the message in the first place.

thx
Under "Welcome, xxxx" it says "new messages". That should show all the messages you sent them.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Jm1248 on September 15, 2015, 11:45:40 PM
What's the required spend? 3k in 3 months?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 15, 2015, 11:50:58 PM
What's the required spend? 3k in 3 months?
Correct, 3k in 90 days.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on September 15, 2015, 11:51:01 PM
What's the required spend? 3k in 3 months?
Correct
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mendy613 on September 16, 2015, 12:24:13 AM
I've got the fee waived in the past.. No luck this time around.
They really got tough!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on September 16, 2015, 10:52:20 AM
Under "Welcome, xxxx" it says "new messages". That should show all the messages you sent them.
Thanks!
I don't see any there. I guess that means that I never sent it...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2015, 10:57:56 AM
Thanks!
I don't see any there. I guess that means that I never sent it...
How long ago did you supposedly send it ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on September 16, 2015, 11:15:37 AM
How long ago did you supposedly send it ?
last week
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2015, 11:57:56 AM
last week
It should stay there for 2 years IIRC.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on September 21, 2015, 04:31:07 PM
They're not even allowing me to downgrade the card to the no AF version. They became really tough
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 21, 2015, 04:41:19 PM
They're not even allowing me to downgrade the card to the no AF version. They became really tough
what? why not? that makes no sense.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on September 21, 2015, 04:45:32 PM
what? why not? that makes no sense.
They said downgrading is considered a "promotion" and my card is not eligible for that promotion. If I want I can apply separately but I can't transfer the points anyways...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 21, 2015, 04:46:20 PM
They said downgrading is considered a "promotion" and my card is not eligible for that promotion. If I want I can apply separately but I can't transfer the points anyways...
Maybe try a different rep.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on September 21, 2015, 04:51:52 PM
Maybe try a different rep.
Tried two including a manager
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Adlebo on September 21, 2015, 06:00:56 PM
So basically I have about 25,000 points and about three days left to cancel the card to get the AF refunded. How do I take advantage of the points, GC?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on September 21, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
They are impossible,  not waiving af after lots of HUCA
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shimino1 on October 01, 2015, 07:14:08 PM
Dear Shimino1,

Recently we sent you a letter informing you of upcoming changes to your Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ MasterCard® Rewards Program Rules. To continue to provide this best-in-class travel rewards product and to simplify its structure, we’ll be making the following changes, effective November 17, 2015:

Redemption bonus changes
The bonus miles you receive when you redeem for travel statement credits will be reduced to 5% miles back. At the same time, we’ll expand the 5% miles back to ALL redemptions — including travel and cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. That means, every time you redeem miles, you’ll get 5% of your miles back to use toward your next redemption (for example, redeem 20,000 miles and get 1,000 miles back).

Minimum redemption threshold changes
A minimum of 10,000 miles will be needed to redeem toward a qualifying travel purchase of $100 or more and at least 5,000 miles will be needed to redeem for a cash back statement credit.¹ Don’t worry, the value of your miles remains the same.

Additional changes
Purchases classified as Tourist Attractions (including expositions, botanical gardens, craft shows, museums and wineries) will no longer count toward qualifying travel statement credit redemptions.

Complimentary Tripit® Pro subscriptions will no longer be auto-renewed.²

The other features and benefits of your rewards program remain unchanged. Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard is designed to be one of the richest travel rewards cards available.

To accept these changes, just keep using your card as you do today. If you prefer to transfer to another product or close your account, contact us on or before November 3, 2015. We’ll refund the unused portion of your annual fee, on a prorated basis, within 4–6 weeks of your request.

Thank you for your business.

Sincerely,
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on October 13, 2015, 04:06:09 PM
I have approx 50,000 points that I would like to use before cancelling card due to AF

does buying refundable ticket-use points-cancel-statement credit still work to get a credit??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on October 13, 2015, 04:07:09 PM
I have approx 50,000 points that I would like to use before cancelling card due to AF

does buying refundable ticket-use points-cancel-statement credit still work to get a credit??
Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on October 13, 2015, 05:11:37 PM
Thank you MP!

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on October 13, 2015, 05:26:21 PM
Yes.
So PGGM works on Arrival card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on October 13, 2015, 05:43:15 PM
So PGGM works on Arrival card?
That works
But I think it's easier to just do a refundable ticket
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on October 13, 2015, 06:38:26 PM
That works
But I think it's easier to just do a refundable ticket
Yes, that's what I meant...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zalc on October 13, 2015, 08:23:28 PM
Someone pleas update the wiki, with the new rates?
I'm on Tapatalk
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unavailable on October 13, 2015, 08:39:00 PM
I got the same letter about my no-af arrival, except that there is no minimum redemption amount.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: moshewoodmere01 on October 13, 2015, 09:08:32 PM
Dear Shimino1,

Recently we sent you a letter informing you of upcoming changes to your Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ MasterCard® Rewards Program Rules. To continue to provide this best-in-class travel rewards product and to simplify its structure, we’ll be making the following changes, effective November 17, 2015:

Redemption bonus changes
The bonus miles you receive when you redeem for travel statement credits will be reduced to 5% miles back. At the same time, we’ll expand the 5% miles back to ALL redemptions — including travel and cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. That means, every time you redeem miles, you’ll get 5% of your miles back to use toward your next redemption (for example, redeem 20,000 miles and get 1,000 miles back).

Minimum redemption threshold changes
A minimum of 10,000 miles will be needed to redeem toward a qualifying travel purchase of $100 or more and at least 5,000 miles will be needed to redeem for a cash back statement credit.¹ Don’t worry, the value of your miles remains the same.

Additional changes
Purchases classified as Tourist Attractions (including expositions, botanical gardens, craft shows, museums and wineries) will no longer count toward qualifying travel statement credit redemptions.

Complimentary Tripit® Pro subscriptions will no longer be auto-renewed.²

The other features and benefits of your rewards program remain unchanged. Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard is designed to be one of the richest travel rewards cards available.

To accept these changes, just keep using your card as you do today. If you prefer to transfer to another product or close your account, contact us on or before November 3, 2015. We’ll refund the unused portion of your annual fee, on a prorated basis, within 4–6 weeks of your request.

Thank you for your business.

Sincerely,
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on October 13, 2015, 09:12:58 PM
Did the no annual fee card always get 5% back on redemptions or its a new thing?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on October 13, 2015, 11:47:10 PM
Got the letter today. Luckily it says the changes go into effect August 16th 2016
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordechaigross on October 14, 2015, 12:19:53 AM
I got the same letter about my no-af arrival, except that there is no minimum redemption amount.
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 14, 2015, 12:22:39 AM
Got the letter today. Luckily it says the changes go into effect August 16th 2016
I think it depends when you signed up
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mordyk on October 25, 2015, 10:52:23 AM
does barclaycard provide price protection if the price drops? im considering to buy something now and if the price is lower on black friday then to get refunded the difference.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on October 25, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
does barclaycard provide price protection if the price drops? im considering to buy something now and if the price is lower on black friday then to get refunded the difference.
I think that's only citi. DOes it cover special events like black friday?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on October 25, 2015, 10:48:54 PM
Barcklaycard pre approval page is back alive
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 25, 2015, 10:50:32 PM
I think that's only citi. DOes it cover special events like black friday?
They (Citi) exclude it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on October 26, 2015, 12:37:11 AM
Barcklaycard pre approval page is back alive
What's that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ice man on October 29, 2015, 04:19:34 PM
How can I use my barclay points without really traveling? I have about 33,000 points
Thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on October 29, 2015, 04:22:47 PM
How can I use my barclay points without really traveling? I have about 33,000 points
Thanks
Just book the refundable fare on Southwest.com, after it posts to your account in a few days click to redeem your points for it, get a check for the value of the points and 10% of your points back, cancel the Southwest ticket.
Rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2015, 04:24:37 PM
But no more 10%
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on October 29, 2015, 04:25:43 PM
But no more 10%
Yea, Gotta change thread title
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ice man on October 29, 2015, 04:30:32 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 29, 2015, 05:07:09 PM
But no more 10%
Depends when he got the card....
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on October 29, 2015, 05:58:32 PM

Just book the refundable fare on Southwest.com, after it posts to your account in a few days click to redeem your points for it, get a check for the value of the points and 10% of your points back, cancel the Southwest ticket.
Rinse and repeat.

First you have to cancel ticket then you will get a  check in the mail?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 29, 2015, 07:06:36 PM
Just book the refundable fare on Southwest.com, after it posts to your account in a few days click to redeem your points for it, get a check for the value of the points and 10% of your points back, cancel the Southwest ticket.
Rinse and repeat.

First you have to cancel ticket then you will get a  check in the mail?
Yes if you have no balance on the account. You will now be in the negative, so they will send a credit balance refund.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on October 29, 2015, 07:36:37 PM
Yes if you have no balance on the account. You will now be in the negative, so they will send a credit balance refund.
Only if you request it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 29, 2015, 08:03:22 PM
Only if you request it.
Right. I thought that much was obvious. Well actually after 2/3 months they do send it automatically.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on October 29, 2015, 10:53:51 PM
had 5k plus and 6k plus miles on both of our acccounts. booked and refunded and super8 motel   reservation.
Will be canceling, not downgrading cos it is worthless compared to other no fee cards i have. Will also free up my overall credit lines.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoyo414 on November 08, 2015, 12:15:37 AM
Does this card have primary insurance??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: googwallet on November 08, 2015, 10:31:18 AM
Does this card have primary insurance??
No.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoyo414 on November 08, 2015, 10:33:41 AM
Is it better insurance than other cards
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: David Smith on November 08, 2015, 10:38:59 AM
Is it better insurance than other cards
If you want to use points to pay for your rental, use another card with good insurance at the beginning of the rental and this to pay at the end.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on November 08, 2015, 10:39:49 AM
If you want to use points to pay for your rental, use another card with good insurance at the beginning of the rental and this to pay at the end.
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on November 08, 2015, 04:38:44 PM
Does anyone have recent success in getting approved for the arrival + while having the no fee version?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yhgfkj on November 08, 2015, 08:30:03 PM
wiki says > points can be used for the AF.
seems it changed, the AF. can no longer be redeemed for travel credit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 08, 2015, 08:42:37 PM
Does anyone have recent success in getting approved for the arrival + while having the no fee version?
I did, but that was about 5/6 months ago.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 08, 2015, 08:43:29 PM
wiki says > points can be used for the AF.
seems it changed, the AF. can no longer be redeemed for travel credit
I beleive when they changed what is considered travel, that changed as well. I have redeemed for it in the past.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on November 11, 2015, 08:23:46 AM
 :-[
I was sleeping and my AF hit on August 31. 
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on November 11, 2015, 08:26:37 AM
:-[
I was sleeping and my AF hit on August 31.
A beauty sleep ain't cheap. :)
You have autopay ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on November 11, 2015, 08:33:57 AM
A beauty sleep ain't cheap. :)
You have autopay ?

Yup.  Late fees ain't cheap either :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on November 11, 2015, 04:54:04 PM
1) If you downgrade the Plus to the non-Plus, do the points move with it and stay active?
1) Has anyone had the Plus and the non-Plus open at the same time - are the points in the same account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2015, 04:58:23 PM


1) Has anyone had the Plus and the non-Plus open at the same time - are the points in the same account?
Yes and no

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: peace123 on November 11, 2015, 04:59:49 PM
If you want to use points to pay for your rental, use another card with good insurance at the beginning of the rental and this to pay at the end.
? How do you pay with a card in beginning and points on same reservation?
What is pay  at the beginning?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unclesam on November 11, 2015, 05:00:03 PM
I downgradeed to non plus rep said its a new cc number. Will it come up on credit report as a new account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 11, 2015, 05:05:18 PM
1) If you downgrade the Plus to the non-Plus, do the points move with it and stay active?
2) Has anyone had the Plus and the non-Plus open at the same time - are the points in the same account?
FTFY

1) Yes
2) Yes. No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 11, 2015, 05:05:32 PM
I downgradeed to non plus rep said its a new cc number. Will it come up on credit report as a new account?

No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 11, 2015, 05:06:35 PM
? How do you pay with a card in beginning and points on same reservation?
What is pay  at the beginning?

Take the rental out with one credit card (not a prepaid rental) and when you return the car, you switch the card and pay with your Arrival + card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on November 11, 2015, 05:12:06 PM
Yes and no
FTFY

1) Yes
2) Yes. No
Thanks and haha.

And if you downgrade, they can still be redeemed like normal? Just the earning of 2x is only on dining and travel and everything else is 1x?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on November 11, 2015, 05:15:05 PM
Thanks and haha.

And if you downgrade, they can still be redeemed like normal? Just the earning of 2x is only on dining and travel and everything else is 1x?

Correct. You might even get a 10k/$1k bonus when you downgrade.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on November 11, 2015, 05:19:51 PM
Correct. You might even get a 10k/$1k bonus when you downgrade.
Thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: unclesam on November 11, 2015, 08:35:15 PM
No
thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on November 15, 2015, 10:59:26 PM
Is there a clear pattern when valleys raises a cards credit limit? Around first anniversary?on? After? Do they always do it if the card is used?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on November 19, 2015, 08:01:06 PM
CSR claims you need SSN to add an AU. Is that true?

ETA: Went online to add AU and interestingly, it makes you choose the relationship of AU to AH. If you choose spouse, they ask for SSN, if you choose child or close family member they don't ask for SSN.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shie123 on November 24, 2015, 08:28:32 PM
Can you get the Arrival Plus and the Arrival non Plus in a 2 BM?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zer0k1 on November 24, 2015, 09:00:48 PM
last week I got approved for the miles & more card with $2500 cl. can I go in for this card now too? will TU remove the 2nd pull since its within 30 days?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Marco Polo on November 24, 2015, 09:34:09 PM
Can you get the Arrival Plus and the Arrival non Plus in a 2 BM?
You can try, but Barclays has been a bit tough with MBM'ing. Any particular reason you want both and not two different cards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on November 25, 2015, 01:02:57 AM
How is Barclays with exceeding the credit limit on Arrival+? Does the system generally allow it?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: kangarruu on November 25, 2015, 08:25:44 AM
How is Barclays with exceeding the credit limit on Arrival+? Does the system generally allow it?

I've exceeded by a few hundred dollars with no issue.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on November 25, 2015, 11:24:30 AM
I've exceeded by a few hundred dollars with no issue.
Tnx, wanna exceed by $2-3000 for citi funding..
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shie123 on November 25, 2015, 08:16:15 PM
You can try, but Barclays has been a bit tough with MBM'ing. Any particular reason you want both and not two different cards?
I have already managed a  2 BM with them so that's not really my concern.
I'm just looking for a 2 BM as part of a bigger AOR and I already have m&m.
Anything else I can get instead?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 06, 2015, 12:23:29 PM
I remember reading somewhere on DDF that in order to churn instead of cancelling the card it's better to downgrade. After few months should I cancel or reapply while still have the non-plus card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 06, 2015, 02:06:53 PM

I remember reading somewhere on DDF that in order to churn instead of cancelling the card it's better to downgrade. After few months should I cancel or reapply while still have the non-plus card?
IME they won't give you the plus if you have a no fee card open.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on December 06, 2015, 02:07:48 PM
IME they won't give you the plus if you have a no fee card open.
any no fee card? Or specifically the Arrival?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 06, 2015, 02:08:12 PM

any no fee card? Or specifically the Arrival?
The arrival.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 06, 2015, 02:38:48 PM
Am I correctly remembering to 1st downgrade before cancelling? Should I wait a min. amount of time before cancelling the non-plus? or to reapply after I cancel?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 06, 2015, 03:36:56 PM

Am I correctly remembering to 1st downgrade before cancelling? Should I wait a min. amount of time before cancelling the non-plus? or to reapply after I cancel?
I don't think there's a need to do the downgrade.
In my case when I applied I was told they can't approve since I had the no fee version and they consider it the same product. So I canceled the no fee card and reconed successfully the next morning.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yossisch1 on December 06, 2015, 08:59:11 PM
What do you gain by downgrading, why shouldn't I just close it
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 06, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
As I recall for some reason you had better chances getting approved for a 2nd card if you first downgrade to the non-plus card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: coolmuke on December 09, 2015, 09:36:20 AM
are the redemptions still at 2500 point/$25 increments? so if I have $80 charge, I can only use points for $75?
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 09:38:53 AM
are the redemptions still at 2500 point/$25 increments? so if I have $80 charge, I can only use points for $75?
Thanks.

You can redeem for odd amounts over $25 as well.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 09, 2015, 10:22:39 AM

are the redemptions still at 2500 point/$25 increments? so if I have $80 charge, I can only use points for $75?
Thanks.
Redemption's start at 10,000 points. After that you can do it in increments of 2,500 or an odd amount if it covers the whole charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 11:03:58 AM
Redemption's start at 10,000 points. After that you can do it in increments of 2,500 or an odd amount if it covers the whole charge.

Starting at 2,500 if you have an old card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 09, 2015, 11:25:48 AM

Starting at 2,500 if you have an old card.
Didn't that change last month?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 09, 2015, 11:27:52 AM
Didn't that change last month?

Not for me
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on December 09, 2015, 11:48:40 AM
Not for me
i cant remember but i think that changed recently maybe dec. 1st
 "Redeem your miles for travel statement credits – travel statement credit redemptions start at 10,000 miles for $100 toward all or a portion of your qualifying travel purchase of $100 or more made within the last 120 days"
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 09, 2015, 01:35:33 PM
What do you gain by downgrading, why shouldn't I just close it

It seems it is harder for them to see that you once had the card if you downgrade it rather than close it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 10, 2015, 11:31:52 PM
It seems it is harder for them to see that you once had the card if you downgrade it rather than close it.
I remember that being the reid a while back but can't seem to find it...you know where that was discussed?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 13, 2015, 01:51:12 PM
I remember that being the reid a while back but can't seem to find it...you know where that was discussed?
Barclays Recon Thread

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg984629#msg984629
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg988618#msg988618
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg985972#msg985972
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg1023420#msg1023420

But they may have caught on..

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg1036276;topicseen#msg1036276
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 13, 2015, 03:58:36 PM
But they may have caught on..

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19773.msg1036276;topicseen#msg1036276
Do they usually catch it or only sometimes?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Boruch999 on December 13, 2015, 04:01:44 PM
Do they usually catch it or only sometimes?

Have not seen any recent reports.  Bank then it was a rarity.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tjak on December 13, 2015, 04:39:14 PM
I just had it that they mentioned I had the arrival + and recently converted it. Although I just had to cancel the no fee card and got accepted right after that.
Therefore  from my experience I say just cancel and don't bother with the downgrade.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on December 16, 2015, 09:53:32 AM
This is effectively 2.111etc% now right?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yitrap on December 16, 2015, 10:20:43 AM

This is effectively 2.111etc% now right?
Still hasn't changed on old card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on December 16, 2015, 01:03:45 PM
Still hasn't changed on old card
I applied today
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 22, 2015, 11:13:37 PM
I have the non-plus version and am planning on cancelling. I 1st wanna get rid of my remaining point balance which is not an exact increment of 2500 points. Can I redeem all my points toward a travel purchase that is larger than the redemption value, but not an increment of $25?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 23, 2015, 12:39:22 AM
I have the non-plus version and am planning on cancelling. I 1st wanna get rid of my remaining point balance which is not an exact increment of 2500 points. Can I redeem all my points toward a travel purchase that is larger than the redemption value, but not an increment of $25?

Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yossisch1 on December 23, 2015, 11:07:40 PM
Can I apply if I still have an open account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on December 24, 2015, 08:08:51 AM
Can I apply if I still have an open account?
Th e won't give you the exact same card that you already have open.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: theberk on December 24, 2015, 01:30:54 PM
Can I reapply and get the bonus if I cancelled the card 3 months ago?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 24, 2015, 06:00:41 PM
Can I reapply and get the bonus if I cancelled the card 3 months ago?

Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Thingywingy on December 25, 2015, 11:10:36 AM
I have the non-plus version and am planning on cancelling. I 1st wanna get rid of my remaining point balance which is not an exact increment of 2500 points. Can I redeem all my points toward a travel purchase that is larger than the redemption value, but not an increment of $25?
Yes
My $200 transaction has now posted. When I try to redeem my less just less than 5000 points, my only choice is $25, not the full point balance. (non-plus Arrival)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on December 30, 2015, 11:33:23 AM
So is it still 2,500 for the minimum redemption or has it been changed to 10,000 as per the terms? This stinks, I was hoping to use it for small purchases like domestic taxes ($5.60), ubers, etc. What's the best way to cash it out?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 12:46:39 PM
So is it still 2,500 for the minimum redemption or has it been changed to 10,000 as per the terms? This stinks, I was hoping to use it for small purchases like domestic taxes ($5.60), ubers, etc. What's the best way to cash it out?

Refundable
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on December 30, 2015, 12:46:55 PM
So is it still 2,500 for the minimum redemption or has it been changed to 10,000 as per the terms? This stinks, I was hoping to use it for small purchases like domestic taxes ($5.60), ubers, etc. What's the best way to cash it out?
Changed to 10,000
Refundable tickets is the way to go
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on December 30, 2015, 02:45:39 PM
They don't claw back?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 02:55:39 PM
They don't claw back?

They don't claw backs the travel credits.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 30, 2015, 02:56:01 PM
They don't claw back?
Book a southwest anytime ticket, redeem the points towards it, then cancel the ticket.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on December 30, 2015, 02:56:34 PM
Book a southwest anytime ticket, redeem the points towards it, then cancel the ticket.

Or cancel before you redeem, makes no difference.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on December 30, 2015, 02:57:54 PM
Or cancel before you redeem, makes no difference.
Correct
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mareh on January 03, 2016, 09:17:33 AM
any idea if a amazon gc buy on united mileage plus x app will be eligible for redemption?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: David Smith on January 03, 2016, 10:45:25 AM
any idea if a amazon gc buy on united mileage plus x app will be eligible for redemption?
Only amex codes it as airline.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on January 03, 2016, 05:37:30 PM
Is it still possible to redeem points to pay the AF?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on January 03, 2016, 05:39:24 PM
Is it still possible to redeem points to pay the AF?
What do you gain
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 05:55:42 PM
What do you gain

That you *feel* like there was no AF ::)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lunatic on January 03, 2016, 05:59:58 PM
That you *feel* like there was no AF ::)
Sounds like something @Yehuda would say
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on January 03, 2016, 06:02:10 PM
Sounds like something @Yehuda would say

I was saying it for him :P
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on January 03, 2016, 06:11:00 PM
Nah, I just get the AF waived. (Or, try at least.) 😜
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on January 03, 2016, 06:13:58 PM
Nah, I just get the AF waived. (Or, try at least.) 😜
Have you had success recently?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on January 04, 2016, 10:58:02 AM
Book a southwest anytime ticket, redeem the points towards it, then cancel the ticket.

Thanks guys!
Does SW credit your card back when you cancel anytime ticket? Does it matter if its within or outside 24 hours? In the past when I cancelled a revenue ticket I only got travel credit - was that because it was "wanna get away"?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on January 04, 2016, 11:45:08 AM
Thanks guys!
Does SW credit your card back when you cancel anytime ticket? Does it matter if its within or outside 24 hours? In the past when I cancelled a revenue ticket I only got travel credit - was that because it was "wanna get away"?
A sw anytime ticket is a refundable ticket that can be cancelled anytime you should wait till it posts that way in won't just disappear
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mareh on January 04, 2016, 01:05:47 PM
is SW the only option?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on January 04, 2016, 01:16:19 PM
is SW the only option?
Anything that you could get refunded.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on January 04, 2016, 01:22:12 PM
A sw anytime ticket is a refundable ticket that can be cancelled anytime you should wait till it posts that way in won't just disappear

-1

SW always posts, even when you cancel immediately.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on January 04, 2016, 01:30:50 PM
-1

SW always posts, even when you cancel immediately.
Cool good to know
Even a regular ticket (not anytime)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on January 04, 2016, 01:54:10 PM
-1

SW always posts, even when you cancel immediately.
I was gonna say, I just did this and cancelled immediately and it said to expect the refund in 7-10 days, which tells me it will post and be equalled out later. Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on January 04, 2016, 01:55:33 PM
So if I have 46k points.. and the SW flight was > $460... Will I only be able to redeem 45k (divisible by $25)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on January 07, 2016, 09:05:23 AM
So if I have 46k points.. and the SW flight was > $460... Will I only be able to redeem 45k (divisible by $25)?
OK just redeemed 45k as I thought. Now I have 3,250 left. I can't redeem until I work back up to 10k right? So I am stuck with these. I should have tried to book a flight for between $450-$460 then I could have redeemed more. OK next time.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on February 15, 2016, 05:24:05 AM
Does bonus post before or after statement closes?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Emkay on February 15, 2016, 06:16:02 AM
Does bonus post before or after statement closes?
I think Barclay's are all before though dunno specifically about arrival
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on February 15, 2016, 07:52:47 AM
Does bonus post before or after statement closes?
Usually within a day or two of meeting spend requirement.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on February 15, 2016, 07:59:37 AM
Usually within a day or two of meeting spend requirement.

Thanks!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 15, 2016, 08:05:01 AM
Just checked. Posted same statement
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 16, 2016, 09:31:21 AM
So last week i had my arrival plus card declined. I called up and was told the account was closed and I need to wait for the letter to find out more. I logged in and also saw my miles and more card was closed but my old LL Bean card is still open.
I called today and they said they can't give me more information and I have to mail a letter to card services to find out more.
The only strange activity i had was accidentally pushing a 6K payment to my mnm card instead of the arrival card and then requesting a refund check as they wouldn't transfer between the cards.
I logged in to my wife's arrival account today and saw her card was closed as well and they said that they closed it as it hadn't been used in 5+ months. The strange thing is it was closed the same day that my account was closed. Anyone have this happen to them?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on February 22, 2016, 09:26:01 AM
When signing up for the Arrival+, is worthwhile to sign up for other Barclays cards via MBM? Other cards from other banks? Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on February 22, 2016, 09:29:55 AM
When signing up for the Arrival+, is worthwhile to sign up for other Barclays cards via MBM? Other cards from other banks? Thanks.
Why should the arrival + be any diff. in regards to doing mbm's ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on February 22, 2016, 09:34:01 AM
Why should the arrival + be any diff. in regards to doing mbm's ?
I seem to recall that by some banks it's a plus and by others it's a minus. I don't remember the details...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 22, 2016, 09:36:54 AM
You could go for another Barclay card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on February 22, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
You could go for another Barclay card
What would you suggest?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 22, 2016, 11:08:02 AM
What would you suggest?
MNM?
FYI, in NY Barclays pulls TU.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on February 22, 2016, 11:15:11 PM
When signing up for the Arrival+, is worthwhile to sign up for other Barclays cards via MBM? Other cards from other banks? Thanks.
Approved (via recon). :D
If I don't want any other Barclays cards, is there any point in applying for any other cards specifically same day?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on February 23, 2016, 12:16:59 AM
Approved (via recon). :D
If I don't want any other Barclays cards, is there any point in applying for any other cards specifically same day?

No
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on February 23, 2016, 08:40:20 AM
No
Thank you.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on February 23, 2016, 01:49:26 PM
Do refundables still work?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on February 23, 2016, 01:52:21 PM
Do refundables still work?

Yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 23, 2016, 01:58:13 PM
Do refundables still work?
yup
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on February 23, 2016, 02:00:19 PM
So last week i had my arrival plus card declined. I called up and was told the account was closed and I need to wait for the letter to find out more. I logged in and also saw my miles and more card was closed but my old LL Bean card is still open.
I called today and they said they can't give me more information and I have to mail a letter to card services to find out more.
The only strange activity i had was accidentally pushing a 6K payment to my mnm card instead of the arrival card and then requesting a refund check as they wouldn't transfer between the cards.
I logged in to my wife's arrival account today and saw her card was closed as well and they said that they closed it as it hadn't been used in 5+ months. The strange thing is it was closed the same day that my account was closed. Anyone have this happen to them?
This is becoming more and more common with banks.... It's absolutely insane. BTW did you ever find out why they closed them?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 23, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
This is becoming more and more common with banks.... It's absolutely insane. BTW did you ever find out why they closed them?
Nope. They closed my wife's card too. She was au on mine and had her own. Opened cfpb complaint and they gave me same bs about account usage Which is bs cuz her card had almost no use in months.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on February 23, 2016, 07:34:56 PM
Nope. They closed my wife's card too. She was au on mine and had her own. Opened cfpb complaint and they gave me same bs about account usage Which is bs cuz her card had almost no use in months.
Wow. That's nuts.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on February 23, 2016, 07:52:07 PM
Wow! Barclay A/A? ...and I always thought I don't have to be careful with their cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 23, 2016, 08:21:09 PM
I downgraded to a no AF card probably a year ago already & they're still sending me emails reminding me to activate it. Go figure
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on February 23, 2016, 10:37:52 PM
I downgraded to a no AF card probably a year ago already & they're still sending me emails reminding me to activate it. Go figure
Yup same here. I think it's been even longer than a year.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on February 24, 2016, 12:30:20 AM
I downgraded to a no AF card probably a year ago already & they're still sending me emails reminding me to activate it. Go figure

Why don't you activate it? Unless you enjoy receiving annoying emails.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on February 24, 2016, 01:48:34 AM
Why don't you activate it? Unless you enjoy receiving annoying emails.
Its the arrival card. I'm just too busy with far more valuable cards.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: zlt123 on February 26, 2016, 03:31:54 AM
Can i Apply for both Arrivals at once? if not what other card should i go with Arrival+?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on February 26, 2016, 09:53:45 AM
Can i Apply for both Arrivals at once? if not what other card should i go with Arrival+?
Second part of your post was asked and answered 2 pages back.






You could go for another Barclay card



What would you suggest?



MNM?
FYI, in NY Barclays pulls TU.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on March 01, 2016, 10:50:06 PM
60 days from AF was yesterday. The rep insists that there's no way for her to downgrade and reverse the fee. Is that true? (I'd rather not HUCA because the card's not in my name).

Is there a longer deadline for cancelling?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 01, 2016, 11:33:39 PM
60 days from AF was yesterday. The rep insists that there's no way for her to downgrade and reverse the fee. Is that true? (I'd rather not HUCA because the card's not in my name).

Is there a longer deadline for cancelling?
AFAIK Barclays is 60 days for an af refund
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tafastamerubaLOtafasta on March 02, 2016, 06:22:02 AM
how often can you churn?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 06:58:45 AM
how often can you churn?

No limit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tafastamerubaLOtafasta on March 02, 2016, 07:10:40 AM
how long do you have to wait? thx!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 07:20:06 AM
how long do you have to wait? thx!

No need to wait
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 02, 2016, 08:13:14 AM
can you meet Barclay hurdles with cancelled/returned spend?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 02, 2016, 08:59:13 AM
can you meet Barclay hurdles with cancelled/returned spend?
No they claw back the point
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 09:19:09 AM
No they claw back the point

They claw back the bonus or spend points?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 02, 2016, 09:19:56 AM
They claw back the bonus or spend points?
Iirc both
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 02, 2016, 11:12:50 AM
Any have experience, how long Arrival refferal miles take to post to the referers account ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 01:00:31 PM
Iirc both

Happened to you?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 01:01:25 PM
Any have experience, how long Arrival refferal miles take to post to the referers account ?

Can take up to 3 months.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 02, 2016, 01:43:38 PM
Happened to you?
To a friend
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 01:51:39 PM
To a friend

Can you post a screenshot of account activity please?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 02, 2016, 02:08:34 PM
Can you post a screenshot of account activity please?
I'll try but it was a while back.. And the card is cancelled
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 02, 2016, 05:46:30 PM
No need to wait
Ÿou can close and then open the next day? Same with miles and more?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 05:50:59 PM
Ÿou can close and then open the next day? Same with miles and more?

Yes. Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 02, 2016, 05:55:56 PM
Yes. Yes.
thanks, do they give you a hard time, since you closed them the day before?
Why do people want retention bonuses on these cards? why not just close and reopen?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 02, 2016, 06:05:13 PM
thanks, do they give you a hard time, since you closed them the day before?

They probably will.

Quote

Why do people want retention bonuses on these cards? why not just close and reopen?

Beets me :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 02, 2016, 06:14:52 PM
Why do people want retention bonuses on these cards? why not just close and reopen?
Can get retention, close, and reopen :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 02, 2016, 06:23:47 PM
They probably will.

Beets me :)
Ok, closed arrival + and m&m. Will it be easier getting approved again, if I wait a week or a month or no difference?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 02, 2016, 06:24:17 PM
Can get retention, close, and reopen :)
Why wait the full year?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 02, 2016, 06:32:44 PM
Why wait the full year?
Why would you have to wait a year?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 02, 2016, 07:04:34 PM
Why would you have to wait a year?
Honestly, I never thought of getting a retention on the at, a few months after opening the card
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on March 03, 2016, 12:03:27 AM
Honestly, I never thought of getting a retention on the af, a few months after opening the card
Well, your way of thinking is flawed..
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 03, 2016, 02:46:38 AM
Well, your way of thinking is flawed..
ok, thanks, now I know for next time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 06, 2016, 08:40:05 AM
Anyway to redeem 3.5 points, or can I only redeem 2.5k and forfeit the additional 1k if I close the card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 06, 2016, 08:41:07 AM
Anyway to redeem 3.5 points, or can I only redeem 2.5k and forfeit the additional 1k if I close the card.

You can redeem it against a $35 purchase.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 06, 2016, 08:44:30 AM
You can redeem it against a $35 purchase.
Actually have 3,576. They don't give option to redeem the whole amount for my SW ticket.
What can I buy in regards to travel, to be able to redeem all of the points ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 06, 2016, 09:07:11 AM
Actually have 3,576. They don't give option to redeem the whole amount for my SW ticket.
What can I buy in regards to travel, to be able to redeem all of the points ?
The give me the option to redeem $35 towards the AF. If I cancel afterwards, and get the AF refunded, they won't claw back the credit, correct ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 06, 2016, 09:16:26 AM
You can redeem it against a $35 purchase.
-1 minimum you can redeem Is 10,000 points
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 06, 2016, 09:17:06 AM
-1 minimum you can redeem Is 10,000 points

Not if you have an old card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 06, 2016, 09:18:47 AM
-1

Not if you have an old card.
That's what I got. Do you know the answer to my AF question ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 06, 2016, 09:19:30 AM
That's what I got. Do you know the answer to my AF question ?

Nope, never did it.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 06, 2016, 09:20:10 AM
The give me the option to redeem $35 towards the AF. If I cancel afterwards, and get the AF refunded, they won't claw back the credit, correct ?
That's what I got. Do you know the answer to my AF question ?
Correct. I've done that more than once.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 06, 2016, 09:34:17 AM
Correct. I've done that more than once.
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on March 07, 2016, 08:26:39 AM
I have about 2600 points left what can I use it to redeem for?
I don't have any travel related purchases
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 07, 2016, 08:32:31 AM
I have about 2600 points left what can I use it to redeem for?
I don't have any travel related purchases
Refundables or AF if it's due.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 07, 2016, 08:35:00 AM
I have about 2600 points left what can I use it to redeem for?
I don't have any travel related purchases

Refundable
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 05:29:24 PM
Any easy way to find SW anytime flights between $450 and $460? Preferably as close to $460 without going over as possible. If I book under 450 or over 460 I'm not maximizing (new card 46k). Just curious.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 08, 2016, 05:33:29 PM
Any easy way to find SW anytime flights between $450 and $460? Preferably as close to $460 without going over as possible. If I book under 450 or over 460 I'm not maximizing (new card 46k). Just curious.
What's the problem to go over $460?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 05:36:42 PM
What's the problem to go over $460?
I would only be able to redeem 45k of my 46k points.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 08, 2016, 05:41:20 PM
Any easy way to find SW anytime flights between $450 and $460? Preferably as close to $460 without going over as possible. If I book under 450 or over 460 I'm not maximizing (new card 46k). Just curious.
the best number is 469 you redeem 46,000 +938 from that ticket and then when you cancel it claws back but you still have +1408 from the 5% redemption bonus
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 08, 2016, 05:46:13 PM
Any easy way to find SW anytime flights between $450 and $460? Preferably as close to $460 without going over as possible. If I book under 450 or over 460 I'm not maximizing (new card 46k). Just curious.
i usually do LGA-MDW and use the flexible date calendar
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 05:46:48 PM
the best number is 469 you redeem 46,000 +938 from that ticket and then when you cancel it claws back but you still have +1408 from the 5% redemption bonus
Very nice but that's only if my statement is in between the booking and point redemption. Otherwise I'm not really counting on earning points from the dummy booking itself.

Anyway, back to the q, anyway to search sw by price..?

ETa- that is the case for me so I'll try this thanks bermo!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 08, 2016, 05:48:33 PM
Very nice but that's only if my statement is in between the booking and point redemption. Otherwise I'm not really counting on earning points from the dummy booking itself.

you get the points as soon as the charge posts

Anyway, back to the q, anyway to search sw by price..?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 08, 2016, 05:50:24 PM
I would only be able to redeem 45k of my 46k points.
Seems like I'm missing something... Can you give me a brief rundown on on that one? :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 05:52:00 PM
Seems like I'm missing something... Can you give me a brief rundown on on that one? :)
If you don't have enough points to cover a redemption, you can only redeem in increments of 2.5k points
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 08, 2016, 05:58:17 PM
Any easy way to find SW anytime flights between $450 and $460? Preferably as close to $460 without going over as possible. If I book under 450 or over 460 I'm not maximizing (new card 46k). Just curious.

Try one of their "business" fares
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 06:22:54 PM
Try one of their "business" fares
+1... LGA-MDW $456... beautiful... I'll look for another few minutes and see if I can get closer to 469.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 08, 2016, 06:24:07 PM
+1... LGA-MDW $456... beautiful... I'll look for another few minutes and see if I can get closer to 469.

Nice!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 08, 2016, 06:37:03 PM
Best I can do: MDW-STL, $229 * 2 pax = $458. If anyone finds better please post.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on March 08, 2016, 11:36:31 PM
Just got shutdown by barclays :(
Any advice on how to handle this? I have alot of points in this account!!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 08, 2016, 11:38:21 PM
Just got shutdown by barclays :(
Any advice on how to handle this? I have alot of points in this account!!
Oish! What happened? Why did they get mad at you?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mord1 on March 08, 2016, 11:40:35 PM
Just got shutdown by barclays :(
Any advice on how to handle this? I have alot of points in this account!!
Oy, what did you do?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on March 08, 2016, 11:40:57 PM
Oish! What happened? Why did they get mad at you?
Dunno. Just happened today.Prob cuz of MS - citibank accounts.
Any chance of getting it reopened?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 09, 2016, 09:23:17 AM
Dunno. Just happened today.Prob cuz of MS - citibank accounts.
Any chance of getting it reopened?
Did you do refundables? Which cards did you have?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on March 09, 2016, 09:37:41 AM
Did you do refundables? Which cards did you have?
No. Just lots of citibank funding.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on March 09, 2016, 09:42:11 AM
No. Just lots of citibank funding.
Any suggestions?
Did you try calling them and running up the food chain?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on March 09, 2016, 09:50:14 AM
Did you try calling them and running up the food chain?
not yet. i am waiting to hear other people's experiences. it seems like there has been a wave of these shutdowns recently, coinciding with citi stopping cc funding.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on March 09, 2016, 09:52:30 AM
not yet. i am waiting to hear other people's experiences. it seems like there has been a wave of these shutdowns recently, coinciding with citi stopping cc funding.
Hatzlocha!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on March 09, 2016, 10:46:01 AM
Time for a Barcklaycard Shutdown thread
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on March 09, 2016, 11:22:58 AM
Best strategy to cash out 250K?

Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 09, 2016, 12:11:29 PM
Best strategy to cash out 250K?

$2.5k Refundable
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on March 09, 2016, 12:48:00 PM
And then...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: D93 on March 09, 2016, 12:53:39 PM
And then...

Refund check
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 09, 2016, 12:57:31 PM
If you don't have enough points to cover a redemption, you can only redeem in increments of 2.5k points
And if the transaction is exactly the same amount as I'd get from the points I'll be able to do any amount (let say 18,347)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on March 09, 2016, 12:57:58 PM
And then...
A $125 refundable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on March 09, 2016, 05:55:30 PM
And if the transaction is exactly the same amount as I'd get from the points I'll be able to do any amount (let say 18,347)?
If you have 18,347 points, and the transaction was for $183.47 or less, you would be able to redeem for 100% of the transaction. If the transaction was $183.48, you would only be able to redeem for $175 of the $183.48.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: youkay on March 13, 2016, 07:26:53 PM
How long does it take to receive the credit when redeeming points?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on March 13, 2016, 07:27:55 PM
How long does it take to receive the credit when redeeming points?
A day or two
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
Anyone got a retention on this bonus lately? AF waived?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: maxie m on April 01, 2016, 01:53:58 PM
Anyone got a retention on this bonus lately? AF waived?
I used the card extensively over the year, even did balance transfers for someone, called today to get the af waived, nothing doing >:(
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on April 01, 2016, 02:04:01 PM
I used the card extensively over the year, even did balance transfers for someone, called today to get the af waived, nothing doing >:(
there is more of a chance of getting bonus points then getting the AF waived
they sometimes even give 10k
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: maxie m on April 01, 2016, 02:05:09 PM
there is more of a chance of getting bonus points then getting the AF waived
they sometimes even give 10k
tried for bonus points as well, guess I'll huca...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Venilla on April 01, 2016, 04:55:24 PM
What's the best way to ask for a check after doing a refundable?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on April 01, 2016, 05:30:25 PM

What's the best way to ask for a check after doing a refundable?

Why not just spend against the card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 01, 2016, 05:32:47 PM
What's the best way to ask for a check after doing a refundable?
U can do their version of secure message, if you don't want to call.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yochiek93 on April 02, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
U can do their version of secure message, if you don't want to call.
+1 works every time
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ilherman on April 11, 2016, 02:56:18 PM
Any way to do PGGM or anything similar to redeem the points?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on April 11, 2016, 03:03:17 PM
Any way to do PGGM or anything similar to redeem the points?
Refundable
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ilherman on April 11, 2016, 03:31:47 PM
Refundable
So I buy a refundable ticket and cancel when?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 11, 2016, 03:33:19 PM
So I buy a refundable ticket and cancel when?
As soon as you the charge posts. U can reedem even after you get the refund.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ilherman on April 11, 2016, 05:30:09 PM
As soon as you the charge posts. U can reedem even after you get the refund.
So I can do non refundable too? Cancel within 24 hours?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on April 11, 2016, 06:29:38 PM
So I can do non refundable too? Cancel within 24 hours?
some airlines if you do a non refundable and cancel within 24 hours the charge wont post
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 11, 2016, 07:31:24 PM
some airlines if you do a non refundable and cancel within 24 hours the charge wont post
+1
I would stick with refundable.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: ual902 on April 12, 2016, 12:07:07 AM
A friend Rushed up to load serve before  the monthly serve shutdowns and went to CVS to purchase VGC for his sister Arrivals CC, my friend got:
Quote
Important security alert
Please contact Customer Service as soon as possible at 1-888-232-0780.
Transaction activity on your account and online access will be limited until we are able to speak with you.

Barclays now wants a copy of Drivers Lic, Utility Bill and SS,  the problems is my friend sister does not have a Driver Lic or Util bill, better to just shut down the account and apply again somewhere down the road? she has a very good high Credit score is always approved for other cc.

 Long story  his divorced sisters credit cards are under her Maiden name and current legal papers are under her married name.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on April 12, 2016, 10:03:10 AM
I used the card extensively over the year, even did balance transfers for someone, called today to get the af waived, nothing doing >:(
Yup. Got a big goose egg when I called this morning. And I put a decent amount of spending on this card, too.

"sorry, sir, we can't do anything about the annual fee because that allows us to give you the great rewards and benefits of the card."

"oh, you mean the great rewards and benefits that you cut by 50%?"

*crickets*
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 12, 2016, 10:54:29 AM
A friend Rushed up to load serve before  the monthly serve shutdowns and went to CVS to purchase VGC for his sister Arrivals CC, my friend got:
Barclays now wants a copy of Drivers Lic, Utility Bill and SS,  the problems is my friend sister does not have a Driver Lic or Util bill, better to just shut down the account and apply again somewhere down the road? she has a very good high Credit score is always approved for other cc.

 Long story  his divorced sisters credit cards are under her Maiden name and current legal papers are under her married name.
In those cases they will usually accept a banker calling from a bank phone to verify your identity. If you have a banker that you can explain the situation to, you should be fine.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: bermo on April 12, 2016, 11:09:51 AM
Yup. Got a big goose egg when I called this morning. And I put a decent amount of spending on this card, too.

"sorry, sir, we can't do anything about the annual fee because that allows us to give you the great rewards and benefits of the card."

"oh, you mean the great rewards and benefits that you cut by 50%?"

*crickets*
why don`t you close the card and reopen in 3-6 months?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on April 13, 2016, 08:21:21 PM
If I have 500K, can I redeem for a part of a charge that is $6,000? In other words, can I get credit for $5,000? Or must the charge be less than the amount of points I have?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 13, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
If I have 500K, can I redeem for a part of a charge that is $6,000? In other words, can I get credit for $5,000? Or must the charge be less than the amount of points I have?
Yes it can be for less than the full charge.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on April 13, 2016, 08:30:21 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lyla on April 13, 2016, 10:55:13 PM
Yup. Got a big goose egg when I called this morning. And I put a decent amount of spending on this card, too.

"sorry, sir, we can't do anything about the annual fee because that allows us to give you the great rewards and benefits of the card."

"oh, you mean the great rewards and benefits that you cut by 50%?"

*crickets*
Got the same answer for the aviator silver card. Tweeted last year worked but not this year.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: lyla on April 13, 2016, 10:56:49 PM
What can you downgrade these cards to with no af? What do you get from the af free cards?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on April 25, 2016, 10:19:23 AM
if I book through priceline does it count for the credit?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Zevwolf on April 25, 2016, 08:21:10 PM
if I book through priceline does it count for the credit?
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dealfinder85 on April 28, 2016, 08:10:24 AM
Can I use the points on committing like nyc subway and commuter trains?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: benjie1305 on May 01, 2016, 09:32:52 AM
Can I use the points on committing like nyc subway and commuter trains?

Yes.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @Yehuda on May 17, 2016, 10:39:04 AM
I have an Arrival and an Arrival Plus. I thought the points would show up in the same points account, but they are separated by each card. Is there any way to combine them so I could close the Arrival without losing the points?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rockstarhockstar on May 22, 2016, 12:43:54 PM
I recently booked a flight from NY to Manchester using my Arrival+, kind of screwed up and booked it on Shavuos. t's an Iceland Air flight booked through StudentUniverse (just for the record) , any ideas on how I can change the flight without the $250 fee that StudentUniverse is demanding? Besides for hucaing, which I'm in middle of, does the Arrival + have some kind of insurance that would cover this?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2016, 10:29:48 AM
I recently booked a flight from NY to Manchester using my Arrival+, kind of screwed up and booked it on Shavuos. t's an Iceland Air flight booked through StudentUniverse (just for the record) , any ideas on how I can change the flight without the $250 fee that StudentUniverse is demanding? Besides for hucaing, which I'm in middle of, does the Arrival + have some kind of insurance that would cover this?

Hope for a schedule change. No.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: rockstarhockstar on May 23, 2016, 11:28:14 AM
Got it, thanks
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on June 15, 2016, 05:10:02 PM
Part of an email I got:

"To continue to provide this best-in-class travel rewards product and to simplify its structure, we'll be making the following changes, effective August 16, 2016:

Redemption bonus changes
The bonus miles you receive when you redeem for travel statement credits will be reduced to 5% miles back. At the same time, we’ll expand the 5% miles back to ALL redemptions — including travel and cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. That means, every time you redeem miles, you’ll get 5% of your miles back to use toward your next redemption (for example, redeem 20,000 miles and get 1,000 miles back)."
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Aron27 on June 28, 2016, 10:04:17 AM
If I redeemed points does that statement credit count toward my previous months bill??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yudamaan on July 06, 2016, 11:32:21 AM
undercover tourist. $30 off $150. Good reliable place to buy disney world tickets. I used them recently, but I used my barclay arrival + card to purchase the park tickets. Since they are a discount site you can use your points to cover it as a "travel expense"
can anyone confirm that undercover tourist is still considered a travel expense on barclay?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on July 18, 2016, 12:47:07 PM
Asking here because it's so similar... Does anyone know if a cancelled southwest anytime flight would work for blue sky from American express as well (7,500 blue sky points can be redeemed for $100 statement credit against a travel purchase)? Will try it out but curious if anyone can report. Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on July 22, 2016, 10:43:35 AM
if I buy a delta ticket to cash out my points how long after can I cancel the ticket do I have to wait till it post ?

if yes how do I know which tickets are refundable ?

do I have to buy EC seats or the tickets is good enough for the credit . did it before just forget how to do it ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: sam28 on July 24, 2016, 02:01:55 PM
how can I know what delta ticket is refundable or not ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on July 25, 2016, 12:08:29 PM
how can I know what delta ticket is refundable or not ?
There are some data points of delta working and some that don't - best bet is buy a ticket and refund next day, but within 24 hours, and hope it posts. But why mess around? Southwest anytime ALWAYS posts and works for everyone.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on August 04, 2016, 12:46:32 AM
Barclay's shut down my card before I had a chance to get my travel credit (do the travel spend). I already had the points tho. Any hope?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on August 04, 2016, 12:46:39 AM
Barclay's shut down my card before I had a chance to get my travel credit (do the travel spend). I already had the points tho. Any hope?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on August 04, 2016, 07:18:49 AM
Barclay's shut down my card before I had a chance to get my travel credit (do the travel spend). I already had the points tho. Any hope?
Why'd they shut it ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on August 04, 2016, 10:18:00 AM
Why'd they shut it ?
Got suspicious after a returned payment...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hjay on August 05, 2016, 12:32:04 AM
Barclay's shut down my card before I had a chance to get my travel credit (do the travel spend). I already had the points tho. Any hope?
Is there any company that hasn't had a problem with u?! ::)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on August 05, 2016, 02:28:26 AM
Is there any company that hasn't had a problem with u?! ::)
U rubbing it in?! It was kinda chain reaction btw.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Let3 on August 09, 2016, 08:10:16 AM
is the new chase freedom card with 1.5 points per dollar better than this card cash back wise ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dealfinder85 on August 09, 2016, 08:57:48 AM
is the new chase freedom card with 1.5 points per dollar better than this card cash back wise ?
2.2>1.5
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on August 09, 2016, 09:13:12 AM
2.2>1.5
Barclays is 2.1etc now. If you value UR at 1.41+, then freedom would win.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dealfinder85 on August 09, 2016, 09:15:29 AM
Barclays is 2.1etc now. If you value UR at 1.41+, then freedom would win.
is the new chase freedom card with 1.5 points per dollar better than this card cash back wise ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Let3 on August 09, 2016, 01:33:49 PM

sorry, i did mean including the fact that i can sell the points..
the freedom is reg ur points ? if so 1.5*1.4= same 2.1% really...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on August 16, 2016, 10:21:09 AM
I asked this on a new thread, but realized it should have gone here.  So here goes.

I have a second Barclays card with a $25k limit.  They won't waive the $89 fee, at least not when I asked via SM and I don't think they will downgrade.  Does it pay to keep it for the line?  I have the same issue with an SPG.

Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on August 16, 2016, 10:37:52 AM
I asked this on a new thread, but realized it should have gone here.  So here goes.

I have a second Barclays card with a $25k limit.  They won't waive the $89 fee, at least not when I asked via SM and I don't think they will downgrade.  Does it pay to keep it for the line?  I have the same issue with an SPG.

Thanks.

open a new card and use the old line as leverage
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Sowhat on August 17, 2016, 11:06:13 PM
Why would a new issuer care about my line elsewhere?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: greatdeals on September 06, 2016, 12:05:56 AM
how can I redeem for travel if I didn't have any travel expenses?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 06, 2016, 12:32:57 AM
how can I redeem for travel if I didn't have any travel expenses?
Did u read the thread at all? Or even the last 20 posts? This exact topic and was discussed
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: noturbizniss on September 06, 2016, 12:33:26 AM
There are some data points of delta working and some that don't - best bet is buy a ticket and refund next day, but within 24 hours, and hope it posts. But why mess around? Southwest anytime ALWAYS posts and works for everyone.

if I buy a delta ticket to cash out my points how long after can I cancel the ticket do I have to wait till it post ?

if yes how do I know which tickets are refundable ?

do I have to buy EC seats or the tickets is good enough for the credit . did it before just forget how to do it ?

how can I redeem for travel if I didn't have any travel expenses?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: deltastubs on September 06, 2016, 02:00:24 PM
WHats the recommended timeframe between apps and how many of this card can you actually have?
I use the card a lot so not worried bout that
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on September 07, 2016, 07:49:07 PM
Does Barclay's allow churning on this card? (Back story: Barclay's closed down my card after req spend, so I lost 46k points, I want to know if I can reapply, get new points and huca to try and recover the old points. Being that the reason given for the old points loss was that I don't have an active account...)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 07, 2016, 07:50:02 PM
Does Barclay's allow churning on this card? (Back story: Barclay's closed down my card after req spend, so I lost 46k points, I want to know if I can reapply, get new points and huca to try and recover the old points. Being that the reason given for the old points loss was that I don't have an active account...)
Why did they close it ?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on September 07, 2016, 07:51:30 PM
Why did they close it ?
Long story short, missed a payment, they "reevaluated my credit profile" and decided I was a credit risk
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on September 07, 2016, 07:51:58 PM


WHats the recommended timeframe between apps and how many of this card can you actually have?
Also bump
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: doctorofcredit on September 16, 2016, 03:46:04 AM
Bonus is 50k points now. Not sure if Dan has links for this directly or not, but probably worth waiting till he comments!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2016, 09:05:42 AM
Bonus is 50k points now. Not sure if Dan has links for this directly or not, but probably worth waiting till he comments!
How are they with matching ? I just got it recently.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shmooz on September 16, 2016, 09:49:59 AM
Bonus is 50k points now. Not sure if Dan has links for this directly or not, but probably worth waiting till he comments!


This is good. Locked out of Amex for most part, over 5/24 for chase, and not preapproved in bank. At least something is left!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yuguy on September 16, 2016, 10:13:36 AM
How are they with matching ? I just got it recently.

A few years ago they matched me to the increased US Airways offer (40 --> 50 was it?), but I had to call it in and request a supervisor.

My DW opened the Arrival+ in July. Trying to match via SM, and then call if not.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2016, 10:17:31 AM
A few years ago they matched me to the increased US Airways offer (40 --> 50 was it?), but I had to call it in and request a supervisor.

My DW opened the Arrival+ in July. Trying to match via SM, and then call if not.
Do report back
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Yaalili on September 16, 2016, 11:43:53 AM
Any end date for the new offer?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on September 16, 2016, 12:20:41 PM
called twice spoke to supervisor both times they said their policy is not to match denied me both times
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2016, 12:55:32 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/95479
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 01:44:24 PM
Any other Barclays cards worth getting for the same pull?  Thanks.
TA: Any thoughts about Cash Forward ($100 bonus/$500 spend), or Upromise ($100/any spend)?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2016, 01:49:54 PM
JetBlue
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 01:51:42 PM
JetBlue
Yeah, I was thinking about that... Is the JB Plus worth the $99 AF?
Any reason not to do both?
Any reason not to do both + the other 2 I mentioned + Arrival? :)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2016, 01:53:49 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/86719

Pretty unlikely to get more than 2
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 01:56:17 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/86719 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/86719)

Pretty unlikely to get more than 2
I was just looking for that post. You beat me to it! :)
Thanks.
Now, which 2 to apply for... ::)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2016, 02:10:01 PM
JetBlue Plus+Arrival Plus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 02:12:32 PM
I applied for Arrival + and was declined. The rep said the reason is that I already have the card. I have the free one (downgraded). Dan writes on DDMS that I could get it, but the rep is saying that I can't. Seems like I just wasted a pull. What's going on here? :(
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 02:13:02 PM
JetBlue Plus+Arrival Plus.
Yes, that's what I decided, but see my other post...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: TimT on September 16, 2016, 02:18:42 PM
I applied for Arrival + and was declined. The rep said the reason is that I already have the card. I have the free one (downgraded). Dan writes on DDMS that I could get it, but the rep is saying that I can't. Seems like I just wasted a pull. What's going on here? :(
I had that a while ago. I said I'm going to be spending money & I would rather have the plus to get 2% back. So he agreed to close the other one & approve the plus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 02:29:34 PM
I had that a while ago. I said I'm going to be spending money & I would rather have the plus to get 2% back. So he agreed to close the other one & approve the plus.
I HUCAd and was told that since the system detected that I had the card (even though it was the non +), it automatically declined, and didn't pull credit.  :D
I asked her if it would help to cancel that card and reapply, and she gave me a drosha that "If you had the card, we can not guarantee approval...". So what do you think? Should I cancel and reapply?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2016, 02:33:33 PM
Yup.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mochjas on September 16, 2016, 02:35:04 PM
Yup.
no need to cancel the same thing happened to me with M & M last week and I HUCAd and got approved by moving credit
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 02:36:30 PM
Yup.
no need to cancel the same thing happened to me with M & M last week and I HUCAd and got approved by moving credit
No big deal to cancel, so I did. Before I reapply, I'm calling to see if they can approve the original app...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 02:52:51 PM
No big deal to cancel, so I did. Before I reapply, I'm calling to see if they can approve the original app...
They could not approve that app, but he asked me if he may pull my credit, and I said yes, and it was approved. ;D
Thanks Dan, mochjas and TimT!
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 03:05:28 PM
JB+ declined. New Arrival+, not enough credit utilization... Tried HUCA, but she could not access the file because previous agent is working on it... ::)
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on September 16, 2016, 03:09:06 PM
Why JB over Lufthansa?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 03:10:16 PM
Why JB over Lufthansa?
I didn't see Lufthansa here: http://www.creditcards.com/barclaycard.php
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on September 16, 2016, 03:40:52 PM
I didn't see Lufthansa here: http://www.creditcards.com/barclaycard.php
I remember seeing somewhere on the forums that the Lufthansa 50k offer is ending Oct 2
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 16, 2016, 03:44:54 PM
JB+ declined. New Arrival+, not enough credit utilization... Tried HUCA, but she could not access the file because previous agent is working on it... ::)
HUCAd and declined. Spoke to manager and declined. HUCA again (after manager)???
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on September 16, 2016, 03:52:45 PM
Barclays recon has become pretty hard lately.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2016, 04:30:33 PM
Why JB over Lufthansa?
Depends on your needs, though LH miles have a hard expiration date while B6 never expire.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: srf60 on September 16, 2016, 05:26:42 PM
no need to cancel the same thing happened to me with M & M last week and I HUCAd and got approved by moving credit
+1
Did exact same thing a few days ago
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: srf60 on September 16, 2016, 05:28:18 PM
Barclays recon has become pretty hard lately.
Oh yeh , it's became a real pita...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 18, 2016, 06:32:53 PM
http://www.doctorofcredit.com/can-get-barclay-arrival-plus-no-fee-arrival/
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on September 19, 2016, 12:40:41 PM
called twice spoke to supervisor both times they said their policy is not to match denied me both times

called a third time now supervisor said he will forward request to another dept for review
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yuguy on September 20, 2016, 09:28:12 AM
called a third time now supervisor said he will forward request to another dept for review

When did you open the card?

I also just called for DW - Denied. I even mentioned how they'd done it for me in the past with the old US Airways card when they went from 40 - 50. Maybe Twitter...
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on September 20, 2016, 11:02:47 AM
When did you open the card?

I also just called for DW - Denied. I even mentioned how they'd done it for me in the past with the old US Airways card when they went from 40 - 50. Maybe Twitter...
With the US airways they only matched within 90 days of opening iirc.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yuguy on September 20, 2016, 12:04:32 PM
With the US airways they only matched within 90 days of opening iirc.

She's within 90 days for Arrival +, too.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: hide4 on September 23, 2016, 03:49:13 PM
Did anyone get matched on the arrival+? Should I continue trying?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 26, 2016, 10:40:48 AM
When does Arrival+ bonus post to account?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: LoLo on September 26, 2016, 11:25:37 AM
When does Arrival+ bonus post to account?
Usually within a few days after completing spend.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 26, 2016, 11:29:47 AM
Usually within a few days after completing spend.
Thanks.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: davidd75 on September 26, 2016, 12:56:29 PM
Did anyone get matched on the arrival+? Should I continue trying?

got denied third time

looks like a firm no
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on September 27, 2016, 07:14:50 AM
When does Arrival+ bonus post to account?
Usually within a few days after completing spend.
It actually posted the same day as the spend. :D
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mendy613 on October 10, 2016, 12:50:15 AM
How long after downgrading can i get the card again?
Anyone with recent data? I know they can be tough with their own-earning card.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on October 10, 2016, 06:47:59 AM
How long after downgrading can i get the card again?
Anyone with recent data?
Immediately.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Redbull3 on October 10, 2016, 11:23:10 AM
Asking here because it's so similar... Does anyone know if a cancelled southwest anytime flight would work for blue sky from American express as well (7,500 blue sky points can be redeemed for $100 statement credit against a travel purchase)? Will try it out but curious if anyone can report. Thanks.
BTW this worked. So Blue Sky is essentially a 1.3333% cb card. Not good obviously but I use it x100 for Amex Offers so not a bad bonus.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Iz on October 10, 2016, 11:32:01 AM
Immediately.
Clarification: Immediately after canceling the downgraded card. If you still have it, IDK.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tafastamerubaLOtafasta on October 25, 2016, 05:17:47 PM
just making sure if i have 47k "points" and i do a refundable ticket for 500$ it will work?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Hamavin on October 27, 2016, 06:05:55 PM
Just closed my arrival today but forgot and did a walmart billpay to it will they return it or will they accept it and send me a check?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Luvisrael on November 08, 2016, 01:49:24 PM
Dan mentioned about being credited back an airline charge via a check in the mail... How do i do that??
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mochjas on November 08, 2016, 02:49:20 PM
Dan mentioned about being credited back an airline charge via a check in the mail... How do i do that??
If you have a negative balance they will send you a check for the difference to get it to 0
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Luvisrael on November 09, 2016, 12:41:14 PM
If you have a negative balance they will send you a check for the difference to get it to 0
got it thanx
Title: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC
Post by: ear on November 28, 2016, 03:08:03 PM
I apologize if this is a duplicate but the only thread I found for Barclays was reconsideration.
1. Does this cover car rental CDW in Israel? 
2. Or do only all chase cards cover it?
3.  What credit score are they looking for?  Is this a business card?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: yoss6400 on December 18, 2016, 12:13:39 PM
has anyone gotten the $89 AF waived recently?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: @jack123 on December 25, 2016, 04:04:45 PM
i think been mentioned a few times that people havent - i recently tried (having put decent sized regular monthly spend) and didnt get anywhere...

on that note- anyone know the AF rules - how many days after it hits will they refund completely, and will they prorate after that?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: etech0 on December 25, 2016, 04:16:00 PM
i think been mentioned a few times that people havent - i recently tried (having put decent sized regular monthly spend) and didnt get anywhere...

on that note- anyone know the AF rules - how many days after it hits will they refund completely, and will they prorate after that?
I believe it's 60 days but can't say for sure. They don't prorate.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mr. CC on December 26, 2016, 11:36:02 AM
any data points of refunded charges not counting towards threshold?
did they change it, that bonus post with statement closing?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Baruch on January 15, 2017, 10:21:45 PM
After redeeming the Arrival points, how long does it take till it shows up on your balance online?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 16, 2017, 07:48:52 AM
After redeeming the Arrival points, how long does it take till it shows up on your balance online?
2-3 days
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 19, 2017, 03:10:21 PM
if you apply and they deny you bc you had this card too recently, is it a pull?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on January 19, 2017, 03:23:52 PM
if you apply and they deny you bc you had this card too recently, is it a pull?
Usually not. Its usually auto declined
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mr. CC on January 19, 2017, 04:28:51 PM
any data points of refunded charges not counting towards threshold?
did they change it, that bonus post with statement closing?
update; doesn't count
             posts with charge
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on January 23, 2017, 08:58:54 PM
is there a barclay FR or A/A type thread?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on January 23, 2017, 09:00:58 PM
is there a barclay FR or A/A type thread?
Don't think so, but once u get shut down its practically impossible to get reinstated. IME
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: 12HRS on January 23, 2017, 09:04:40 PM
Don't think so, but once u get shut down its practically impossible to get reinstated. IME

just looking for data points on what triggers shutdowns with them.
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: shulem92 on January 23, 2017, 09:10:12 PM
just looking for data points on what triggers shutdowns with them.
3 returned payments in my case
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: mgarfin on February 05, 2017, 02:39:14 PM
Any recent DP on refundable's working to liquidate points
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Mr. CC on February 05, 2017, 04:00:28 PM
Any recent DP on refundable's working to liquidate points
yes
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Amcha yisroel on February 05, 2017, 07:14:00 PM
yes
+1
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: hide4 on February 06, 2017, 02:42:17 PM
Any recent DP on refundable's working to liquidate points
Which airline is the easiest for refundable's?
Title: Re: $400 Bonus and 2.2% Back with Barclaycard Arrival
Post by: Amcha yisroel on February 06, 2017, 03:16:29 PM
Which airline is the easiest for refundable's?
I did delta
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on February 06, 2017, 04:12:47 PM
i did jetblue refundable fare
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: dudeman on February 14, 2017, 09:09:17 PM
i have 14k points, will i be able to get full credit refund for a $140 travel transaction?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Amcha yisroel on February 14, 2017, 11:57:23 PM
i have 14k points, will i be able to get full credit refund for a $140 travel transaction?

yes, 10k is the min. to redeem...
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on March 02, 2017, 02:53:36 PM
Booked a jet blue flight 2 days ago, it's still not even in pending transactions yet. Does it take some time?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Amcha yisroel on March 02, 2017, 03:46:47 PM
Booked a jet blue flight 2 days ago, it's still not even in pending transactions yet. Does it take some time?
Yes took me a couple of days till I was able to see it...
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on March 02, 2017, 03:52:32 PM
Southwest "business select" can be cancelled a week later for full refund? (Need charge to post before canceling).
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on March 02, 2017, 03:58:05 PM
Yes, but basis of question is incorrect.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on March 02, 2017, 04:07:43 PM
Yes, but basis of question is incorrect.
I don't believe so but please review my plan and cmiiw:

I have 56,096 points, and booked a business select flight for $568.55. When it posts in a few days I will get 1,173 points pushing me up to 57,269. I will then redeem 56,855 points for $568.55 statement credit, dropping me to 414 points. I will get a 5% bonus on that redemption, 2,843, bringing me up to 3,257. I will then have my 1,173 clawed back, dropping me to 2,084 which is still a positive balance. I will close my card with this balance.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on March 03, 2017, 03:35:53 PM
Yes took me a couple of days till I was able to see it...
See it now. Thanks
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 05, 2017, 10:19:24 AM
I don't believe so but please review my plan and cmiiw:

I have 56,096 points, and booked a business select flight for $568.55. When it posts in a few days I will get 1,173 points pushing me up to 57,269. I will then redeem 56,855 points for $568.55 statement credit, dropping me to 414 points. I will get a 5% bonus on that redemption, 2,843, bringing me up to 3,257. I will then have my 1,173 clawed back, dropping me to 2,084 which is still a positive balance. I will close my card with this balance.
try getting a different one for $20 more. Otherwise you are just leaving those on the table.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on March 05, 2017, 10:46:50 AM
try getting a different one for $20 more. Otherwise you are just leaving those on the table.
There is a minimum redemption 10k for $100 credit.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on March 05, 2017, 11:02:18 AM
There is a minimum redemption 10k for $100 credit.
He was saying that you should have tried to find a flight for $588 instead of 568. That way you can redeem all your points
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on March 19, 2017, 12:51:22 PM
how long do you have to wait in order to get approved after closing the card?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on March 20, 2017, 04:16:10 PM
how long do you have to wait in order to get approved after closing the card?
Great question.

Any data points on this?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 21, 2017, 07:13:37 AM
How is Barclays with churning the CL a few times per month?
What are the typical CL they give for s/o with good credit.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on March 26, 2017, 10:31:40 AM
if I closed this card 9 months ago will I be able to get the bonus again now?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ridingtime on March 26, 2017, 10:40:37 AM
I am having a super tough time getting approved for another Arrival + and not sure if I should keep trying. Here are my details:
1) I cancelled my first A+ more than 6 months ago
2) I am being declined because of opening too many cards (with other banks) in the past few months and they "want to see more usage on my other cards
3) I was declined twice with two recons all for the same reason.

I'll also add that I have one other Barclay Lufthansa card - they refuse to transfer credit from that card to open a new Arrival+ too. In other words, they are being a huge PITA, but is it worth it to keep trying nonetheless, maybe speak to a manager or something?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on March 26, 2017, 11:45:58 AM
I am having a super tough time getting approved for another Arrival + and not sure if I should keep trying. Here are my details:
1) I cancelled my first A+ more than 6 months ago
2) I am being declined because of opening too many cards (with other banks) in the past few months and they "want to see more usage on my other cards
3) I was declined twice with two recons all for the same reason.

I'll also add that I have one other Barclay Lufthansa card - they refuse to transfer credit from that card to open a new Arrival+ too. In other words, they are being a huge PITA, but is it worth it to keep trying nonetheless, maybe speak to a manager or something?
with barclays its very hard to get approved for a card with them if you already have a barclays  card, especially if you dont have high usage on the one you already have.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ridingtime on March 26, 2017, 11:55:57 AM
with barclays its very hard to get approved for a card with them if you already have a barclays  card, especially if you dont have high usage on the one you already have.

I hear that, but I've seen numerous DP's of getting approved for 2 Barclay cards. I currently only have 1
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on March 26, 2017, 12:05:18 PM
I hear that, but I've seen numerous DP's of getting approved for 2 Barclay cards. I currently only have 1
not impossible but many times harder
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on March 26, 2017, 12:13:19 PM
not impossible but many times harder

especially if you are not showing usage.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: yosefsv on March 26, 2017, 12:29:33 PM
with barclays its very hard to get approved for a card with them if you already have a barclays  card, especially if you dont have high usage on the one you already have.
-1 my wife just got approved for 2 Barclays card (Lufthansa & aa aviator) even though she didn't use her arrival+ card for at least a year.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on March 26, 2017, 12:29:43 PM
not impossible but many times harder
Are you saying it's easier to close your cards, wait a little and then apply?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on March 26, 2017, 12:30:00 PM
Are you saying it's easier to close your cards, wait a little and then apply?
yes
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on March 26, 2017, 12:37:54 PM
I applied for 3 different barclaycards, 2 were approved and 1 shows as pending online but recon says they have no record at all of that application. Does that happen and is there anything to do?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ridingtime on March 26, 2017, 03:14:59 PM
yes

So lets say I close my last remaining Barclay card, the Lufthansa Miles & More - how long do you suggest I wait before applying for the Arrival + again?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 23, 2017, 11:31:51 PM
will Delta GC qualify for Travel Credit?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: m.m. on April 23, 2017, 11:57:24 PM
will Delta GC qualify for Travel Credit?
dont know, but you can do a refundable jetblue...
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 24, 2017, 10:11:59 AM
dont know, but you can do a refundable jetblue...

planing to fly delta so figured might as well try that.


thanks any way
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on April 24, 2017, 10:22:05 AM
planing to fly delta so figured might as well try that.


thanks any way
So why would you need delta GC's? Why not just use it to book your flight and then refund it?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 24, 2017, 12:49:40 PM
So why would you need delta GC's? Why not just use it to book your flight and then refund it?

with a few cards how do i split up payment?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 26, 2017, 09:42:23 PM
So why would you need delta GC's? Why not just use it to book your flight and then refund it?

if it takes more then 24 hours to post charge how do i work it?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 26, 2017, 10:08:02 PM
if it takes more then 24 hours to post charge how do i work it?

why does it matter if it takes more then 24 hours?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 26, 2017, 10:29:55 PM
why does it matter if it takes more then 24 hours?

if i can cancel a ticket only in 1st 24 hours, but travel posting isnt done in that time frame?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 26, 2017, 10:38:58 PM
if i can cancel a ticket only in 1st 24 hours, but travel posting isnt done in that time frame?

why are you booking a ticket to cancel? You said you plan on flying them
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 26, 2017, 10:43:22 PM
why are you booking a ticket to cancel? You said you plan on flying them

i also said i have two cards,

and prices racked up
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 26, 2017, 11:16:53 PM
You need the charge to post to use the points to offset it. After you do that if you cancel a travel charge they will not clawback the credit.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on April 26, 2017, 11:28:16 PM
You need the charge to post to use the points to offset it. After you do that if you cancel a travel charge they will not clawback the credit.

thanks!
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on April 27, 2017, 06:16:24 PM
I applied for 3 different barclaycards, 2 were approved and 1 shows as pending online but recon says they have no record at all of that application. Does that happen and is there anything to do?

Did you recently have and close that product? Barclays recently told me that they rejected an application because I had recently had the card. They never ran the credit for it. I was also approved for 2 other cards at the same time.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Take it easy on May 07, 2017, 11:11:10 PM
i did jetblue refundable fare
it seems jb only offers jb credit. not a real refund. is that so?
 
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on May 08, 2017, 12:11:03 AM
it seems jb only offers jb credit. not a real refund. is that so?
 
When you book refundable, it's a real refund.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on May 08, 2017, 01:09:58 AM
When did redemption refund go down to 5% from 10%?
Anyone know what the transaction fee is on the intro BT 0% offer?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on May 08, 2017, 01:38:59 AM
When did redemption refund go down to 5% from 10%?
Anyone know what the transaction fee is on the intro BT 0% offer?
Over a year ago iirc. 3% iirc.

Remember, if you do a BT, DO NOT swipe your card anywhere, as you'll be charged interest on the full balance.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Triple Canopy on May 14, 2017, 01:44:40 PM
You need the charge to post to use the points to offset it. After you do that if you cancel a travel charge they will not clawback the credit.

Any recent DP's if this is still the case?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on May 18, 2017, 02:25:03 AM
Not sure how recent it is but they are now giving 50k signup bonus.

How I get the bonus if I had the card in the past? How long do I have to wait?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on May 18, 2017, 02:38:24 AM
Not sure how recent it is but they are now giving 50k signup bonus.

How I get the bonus if I had the card in the past? How long do I have to wait?
No need to wait
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2017, 07:28:53 AM
Not sure how recent it is
Since September
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ethana on May 18, 2017, 05:41:55 PM
any way to cash out the credit if I only have 4,000 points?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2017, 05:44:23 PM
any way to cash out the credit if I only have 4,000 points?
see wiki
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ethana on May 18, 2017, 05:53:38 PM
see wiki
thanks
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2017, 05:57:31 PM
thanks
Might be worth spending another 500 & getting 1000 points. That way you could redeem the full amount.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on May 18, 2017, 07:32:15 PM
any way to cash out the credit if I only have 4,000 points?
Might be worth spending another 500 & getting 1000 points. That way you could redeem the full amount.
Isn't the minimum redemption 10k points??
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on May 19, 2017, 01:50:36 AM
Any recent DP's if this is still the case?
Still the case
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on May 22, 2017, 05:13:39 PM
In case this helps anyone: points you have divided by 98 = max price of southwest flight you should buy and cancel.

Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on May 22, 2017, 05:16:51 PM
Denied AF refund by twitter today for 2nd year AF
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on May 22, 2017, 06:04:08 PM
In case this helps anyone: points you have divided by 98 = max price of southwest flight you should buy and cancel.
Southwest??
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 22, 2017, 06:34:02 PM
In case this helps anyone: points you have divided by 98 = max price of southwest flight you should buy and cancel.
Why would you do SW?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on May 22, 2017, 06:40:09 PM
Why would you do SW?
why not it's really easy and effective
Title: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 22, 2017, 06:40:44 PM
why not it's really easy and effective
So is B6, I guess it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on May 22, 2017, 06:42:20 PM
So is B6, I guess it doesn't really matter.
b6 lots of people have trouble with as they have different levels of refundable
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 22, 2017, 06:43:25 PM
b6 lots of people have trouble with as they have different levels of refundable
It's not hard to just hit "refundable"
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on May 22, 2017, 06:45:44 PM
It's not hard to just hit "refundable"
yet every month or so someone is complaining that Jetblue will only offer them travel bank not a refund
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on May 22, 2017, 06:46:24 PM
yet every month or so someone is complaining that Jetblue will only offer them travel bank not a refund
That's because most people are incompetent
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Amcha yisroel on May 22, 2017, 08:17:47 PM
Why would you do SW?
I think people are doing SW because of DDMS,

"If you want to convert your points into cash you could just book a refundable ticket like a Southwest Anytime airfare, select to redeem points to give you a check equal to that purchase, and then just refund the Southwest ticket.  All of your points can be redeemed for 2.11% back that way."

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/40685
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 23, 2017, 11:22:27 PM
Isn't the minimum redemption 10k points??
Apparently yes :(
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Der Deutsche Jude on May 24, 2017, 12:14:18 AM
Isn't the minimum redemption 10k points??
Apparently yes :(
The 10K minimum is only for travel.  Other cash back statement credit redemptions start at 5,000 miles for $25.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 24, 2017, 12:16:54 AM
The 10K minimum is only for travel.  Other cash back statement credit redemptions start at 5,000 miles for $25.
That's better than nothing I suppose.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: gevaldig on May 28, 2017, 11:04:33 PM
Do 2BM or 3BM work on Barclays CC?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on May 28, 2017, 11:10:13 PM
Do 2BM or 3BM work on Barclays CC?
Its possible but 3 is very tough.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 20, 2017, 01:23:03 PM
my DW applied for the this cc but was auto denied because she currently has the no AF version of this card.  When we called recon they were touch and said no saying that we had previously downgraded the arrival plus to the no AF arrival in 2014!  Is this a common experience?  any  tips, suggestions etc... how to approach and further escalate

and I thought only the other banks(amex, citi, chase etc..) have gotten tougher here comes Barclays?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on June 20, 2017, 01:24:35 PM
my DW applied for the this cc but was auto denied because she currently has the no AF version of this card.  When we called recon they were touch and said no saying that we had previously downgraded the arrival plus to the no AF arrival in 2014!  Is this a common experience?  any  tips, suggestions etc... how to approach and further escalate

and I thought only the other banks(amex, citi, chase etc..) have gotten tougher here comes Barclays?
Was her application denied or rejected? I am guessing the latter because that was my experience. Just ask them to resubmit for you. If the former, HUCA.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 20, 2017, 03:38:38 PM
rejected but when I called recon they did not want to consider anything

what happened in the end with your application? they resubmitted it for you whom did you contact?

I know Dan has mentioned this card in some recent posts; If there is enough DP perhaps he should suggest before applying for this card to close the no AF version arrival or move the entire credit line to another Barclays card if applicable for better chances and less hassle?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on June 20, 2017, 03:55:29 PM
I have had the application rejected as duplicate even with no open accounts! (I had a fee arrival which was then downgraded to no fee which was then closed). Weird stuff. They were able to apply for me manually over the phone. Regular recon rep.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on June 20, 2017, 04:24:05 PM
how is the return protection/extended warranty compared to Chase?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 21, 2017, 05:16:47 PM
after speaking to more reps it appears they consider arrival and arrival plus as 2 different products so they will auto reject an application for arrival plus if you have arrival so plan accordingly!
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on June 21, 2017, 05:36:51 PM
after speaking to more reps it appears they consider arrival and arrival plus as 2 different products so they will auto reject an application for arrival plus if you have arrival so plan accordingly!
Should by able to manually pull credit over the phone.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 21, 2017, 05:39:36 PM
Should by able to manually pull credit over the phone.

not sure exactly what you mean but tried for over 30 minutes they said if I have regular arrival I cannot get approved for arrival plus as they regard it as same product.  Only option would be to close regular arrival and then reapply or reconsider existing application.  cant have both or cant have it all as some say :(
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on June 21, 2017, 05:49:10 PM
Close the stupid no fee arrival what do you gain by keeping it open?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 22, 2017, 09:21:07 AM
Close the stupid no fee arrival what do you gain by keeping it open?

I might but wanted both.  Assumed they are different products.  I would have to to also use the existing points or lose them.

why would I want to retain the no fee one? one advantage is that you can use your points for small travel charges($25 and up) unlike arrival plus where you can only redeem points for $100 or more travel purchase
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on June 22, 2017, 09:43:47 AM

why would I want to retain the no fee one? one advantage is that you can use your points for small travel charges($25 and up) unlike arrival plus where you can only redeem points for $100 or more travel purchase
Are you sure that's still true?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on June 22, 2017, 11:36:44 AM
how is the return protection/extended warranty compared to Chase?

i don't think the have a return protection
its thru mastercard
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on June 22, 2017, 12:00:41 PM
Are you sure that's still true?

if you are asking about the $25 and up redemption then yes
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on July 04, 2017, 07:04:41 PM
does tours count as travel?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on July 05, 2017, 11:17:35 AM
I opened up this credit card in my fathers name with me as an authorized user
there is a block on the credit card because they think there were some fraud purchase which there weren't
I made them I paid the bill. They want him to call in problem is he is not well and can't call how can I call in to verify?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 05, 2017, 01:21:21 PM
I opened up this credit card in my fathers name with me as an authorized user
there is a block on the credit card because they think there were some fraud purchase which there weren't
I made them I paid the bill. They want him to call in problem is he is not well and can't call how can I call in to verify?
Make believe you're him. Have his info ready.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Chaimk90 on August 08, 2017, 10:41:54 AM
How often can i get this card? The clock starts from the opening or closure date or the bonus posting?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 08, 2017, 10:57:32 AM
How often can i get this card? The clock starts from the opening or closure date or the bonus posting?
What clock?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on August 08, 2017, 11:08:11 AM
What clock?
Officially barclay cards have 24 month language. "Existing card members, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer."
The 24 month part is not enforced.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Chaimk90 on August 08, 2017, 12:52:11 PM
What clock?
Clock counting towards the 24 months
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Chaimk90 on August 08, 2017, 12:52:46 PM
Officially barclay cards have 24 month language. "Existing card members, existing accounts, and previous cardmember with accounts closed in the past 24 months may not be eligible for this offer."
The 24 month part is not enforced.
Do you know if it's 3,6,12 months?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: HKFS on August 08, 2017, 06:34:52 PM
Do you know if it's 3,6,12 months?

YYMV. In my experience, it's completely up to the recon rep.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Chaimk90 on August 09, 2017, 11:30:33 AM
YYMV. In my experience, it's completely up to the recon rep.
Tu
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on September 03, 2017, 02:35:16 PM
I have a travel charge for around $260 but I would like to redeem only 10,000 points. I spoke to a representative and they said I cant do it. Any work around? Will HUCA work for this?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on September 10, 2017, 01:36:01 AM
I got a complimentary tech luggage tag today from them. Anybody else ?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Amcha yisroel on September 10, 2017, 01:54:15 AM
I got a complimentary tech luggage tag today from them. Anybody else ?
Me too!
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: avremie on October 29, 2017, 12:04:21 PM
Do refundable's still work without any issues?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2017, 12:10:57 PM
Do refundable's still work without any issues?
Last I heard it still works according to wiki method.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 29, 2017, 09:40:08 PM
Do you know if it's 3,6,12 months?
Can be the same day.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 29, 2017, 09:41:30 PM
Do refundable's still work without any issues?
As of a few weeks ago they did.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on October 30, 2017, 10:01:36 PM
for a refundable, what posts faster, delta or jetblue?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on October 31, 2017, 03:37:50 PM
according to wiki method.
?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: joe1234 on November 01, 2017, 10:00:23 PM
for a refundable, what posts faster, delta or jetblue?
i did delta, should i refund the flight as soon as i use my points or wait till i use the credit card enough so i dont have a negetive balance?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Amcha yisroel on November 03, 2017, 01:29:21 AM
i did delta, should i refund the flight as soon as i use my points or wait till i use the credit card enough so i dont have a negetive balance?

I refunded right away, had a negative balance no problems...
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on March 28, 2018, 10:09:18 AM
is this credit card still around can't find any links for it?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2018, 10:10:35 AM
is this credit card still around can't find any links for it?
New card coming out to replace it.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 28, 2018, 10:11:28 AM
is this credit card still around can't find any links for it?
Not accepting new applicants at the moment. Rumor has it that a new premium version will launch soon.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on April 25, 2018, 12:14:07 AM
anyone have experience getting travel credit off a $100 ezpass charge?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on July 05, 2018, 09:37:44 AM
Card back, with 60k/5k offer now live. AF isn't waived for the first year.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mendy613 on July 06, 2018, 02:25:37 AM
New card coming out to replace it.


Getting it soon?
Waiting for you
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: manymiles on July 10, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
what are the rules   of getting approved for the barclay arrival 60k   bonus ?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on July 10, 2018, 01:58:34 PM
what are the rules   of getting approved for the barclay arrival 60k   bonus ?
Do you have an open barclay arrival ?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on July 10, 2018, 04:20:37 PM
Do you have an open barclay arrival ?

How long do I have to wait if I got approved last week for a business jet blue card to apply for a personal ?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: killamatic12 on August 08, 2018, 02:42:03 PM
I booked a flight with southwest but it hasn't posted yet so if I cancel first will i be able to redeem my points? Sorry if this answer is already on a thread, I tried searching for it with no success
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: YankelTodres on October 23, 2018, 09:20:47 PM
Hi there,

Is there any way to get out of the annual fee? It hit at end of September and i'd love to get it removed. Haven't called yet, wondering what my chances are and what the best way to approach it is?

On a different note - as a relative newbie to credit and credit cards in general. Is it silly to cancel cards every time an annual fee hits? I did that with my first AMEX and now slightly regret is as my average credit card is now lower. I've only had my longest card for 2.5 years.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on December 18, 2018, 08:30:49 PM
Can you retroactively apply points?

Let's say I spend X on travel today but I will only have enough points to cover it next month, will that work?

Thanks
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on December 18, 2018, 08:49:52 PM
Can you retroactively apply points?

Let's say I spend X on travel today but I will only have enough points to cover it next month, will that work?

Thanks
yes
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on January 13, 2019, 08:33:34 AM
Does refundable method work for all airlines? Are there any airlines with tricks that could end up causing issues (ie says refundable but not really fully refundable)?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on January 20, 2019, 01:47:42 PM
How long before the bonus points post?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on January 26, 2019, 08:41:38 PM
Can I use miles for the full statement or do I still need to pay the statement balance?

I know for the amex blue cash when I used cashback for the full balance I was still charged fees the next month for not "paying" the balance :-(
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: myi on January 30, 2019, 07:16:39 PM
 Anyone know if EZpass (northeast) codes as travel for Barclay Arrival?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: bluesky on April 04, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
Since March 15, 2019, the cutoff time to make payments for same day is now 11:59pm!! No more 7pm.

It was 7pm EST  since that was midnight in England. Barclays thankfully caved in to all the US complaints about this. Thank you, Barclays.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ah giten on April 05, 2019, 03:22:30 AM
How long after closing can I apply agaim and get the bonus?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on April 05, 2019, 03:29:51 AM
Since March 15, 2019, the cutoff time to make payments for same day is now 11:59pm!! No more 7pm.

It was 7pm EST  since that was midnight in England. Barclays thankfully caved in to all the US complaints about this. Thank you, Barclays.
Thanks, US Bank has the same 7 pm cutoff, makes no sense.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: bluesky on April 05, 2019, 03:46:16 AM
Thanks, US Bank has the same 7 pm cutoff, makes no sense.
Maybe US Bank headquarters is also located in England or the same time zone. 7pmEST is 12 midnight UK time.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on April 07, 2019, 03:20:23 AM
I just logged in to my account on my phone and computer and everything seems good except that I cannot find the points section, has it happen to anyone?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on April 07, 2019, 04:34:50 AM
I just logged in to my account on my phone and computer and everything seems good except that I cannot find the points section, has it happen to anyone?
Same here. Balance is as of 4/05 by me, says that the website is undergoing maintenance.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on April 07, 2019, 04:40:35 PM
Same here. Balance is as of 4/05 by me, says that the website is undergoing maintenance.
+1  Also has been happening to me on some Amex accounts like Delta and Marriott from time to time.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on April 07, 2019, 05:09:31 PM
Barclays thankfully caved in to all the US complaints about this.
You're very welcome :)
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on April 07, 2019, 09:03:58 PM
Same here. Balance is as of 4/05 by me, says that the website is undergoing maintenance.
Back to normal for me.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: bluesky on April 08, 2019, 07:37:32 PM
You're very welcome :)
:)  See, we do get somewhere with all of our complaints!
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chief_mag on April 22, 2019, 09:22:08 PM
After applying I got a letter requesting copies of my bank statements, SS card, and ID. Is this normal?

I set up Fraud alert after the Equifax hack, but haven't had this happen with other CCs I applied/got approved for during that time. Plus, it's been more than a year.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on April 22, 2019, 09:28:37 PM
After applying I got a letter requesting copies of my bank statements, SS card, and ID. Is this normal?

I set up Fraud alert after the Equifax hack, but haven't had this happen with other CCs I applied/got approved for during that time. Plus, it's been more than a year.
Yes, it's just identity verification
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chief_mag on April 22, 2019, 09:30:39 PM
Yes, it's just identity verification
Alright. Thanks.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: myi on April 23, 2019, 12:51:12 AM
After applying I got a letter requesting copies of my bank statements, SS card, and ID. Is this normal?

I set up Fraud alert after the Equifax hack, but haven't had this happen with other CCs I applied/got approved for during that time. Plus, it's been more than a year.
from all credit cards this was one of my only credit card requesting such funny information.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chief_mag on May 02, 2019, 06:43:31 PM
After applying I got a letter requesting copies of my bank statements, SS card, and ID. Is this normal?
Yes, it's just identity verification
Sent in the stuff and didn't get any response for over a week. I called and they told me that it would take up to a month for them to process it. Wow.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Joel2 on May 02, 2019, 08:27:40 PM
Sent in the stuff and didn't get any response for over a week. I called and they told me that it would take up to a month for them to process it. Wow.
At least its not a denial...
I was denied at 7/24.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Yo123 on May 02, 2019, 09:55:38 PM
Btw how does one add the business card to the personal profile to be able to see both under one login?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on May 03, 2019, 12:10:57 AM
Btw how does one add the business card to the personal profile to be able to see both under one login?
Can’t be done.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Yo123 on May 03, 2019, 01:09:58 AM
Can’t be done.

Need new profile and new sign on?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on May 03, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
Need new profile and new sign on?
yes
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Joel2 on June 06, 2019, 01:36:21 PM
As per doc 70k application is being pulled.
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on August 13, 2019, 05:44:30 PM
can you use Barclay arrival points  for trains in Europe?
Title: Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
Post by: chief_mag on August 16, 2019, 09:15:14 AM
I was given the 70k spend bonus twice by mistake. What's the likelihood of a clawback?

Long story short: Two phone reps gave me different dates for when I had to spend the 5k for the bonus. After spending it before the second deadline but after the first(by mistake), I called and asked why the miles weren't posted to which they said the matter would be escalated. Now, a  week later, I open my account and have 150k miles.