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points can be used for the AF.

Statement credits: 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 point/$25 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/$25 increments x 3).


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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1590 on: July 14, 2020, 01:36:02 PM »
Haven't redeemed in a while. does the statement maybe first need to close before redeeming?
you might need to call in

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1591 on: July 14, 2020, 01:37:56 PM »
A 2.11% cash back card with a $0 AF, And no foreign transaction fees , and hassle free redemption?
FTFY you perfectly described this card
Why all the excitement?

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1592 on: July 14, 2020, 01:56:35 PM »
The AF is only 8900 points - .11% that you get back
How many other cards give you 2.11% back with no foreign transaction fees?
About the FX fee your right, i did not take that into account so if someone does needs that, this card is great.

about the 5% rebate, you have to spend around 90k to break even, Meh. (And if you are just a tiny bit savvy, the citi bifecta puts this 2.11% cash back CC to shame with just 2 cards in your wallet.)

And the minimum redemption is 10k points (besides for redeeming towards your AF) only good for travel, that is not a hassle free redemption program.

But your are absolutely right, for certain people in certain situations this card can make sense .
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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1593 on: July 14, 2020, 02:26:34 PM »
you might need to call in
and say what?

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1594 on: July 14, 2020, 04:34:33 PM »
And the minimum redemption is 10k points (besides for redeeming towards your AF) only good for travel, that is not a hassle free redemption program.
Under $100 you need to call to redeem
There is plenty of ways to have travel without actually traveling

Like they say on DDF "We Don't Spoonfeed"!!
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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1595 on: July 14, 2020, 04:38:53 PM »
and say what?
did it code as travel? If yes then you can redeem, the only thing is that under $100 you’ll have to call in to redeem

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1596 on: July 14, 2020, 06:47:58 PM »
Under $100 you need to call to redeem
There is plenty of ways to have travel without actually traveling
"you perfectly described this rewards program"

Not hassle free.

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1597 on: July 14, 2020, 08:08:36 PM »
The AF is only 8900 points - .11% that you get back
How many other cards give you 2.11% back with no foreign transaction fees?
how is it 2.11  think its 2.05 but I agree amazing card

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1598 on: July 14, 2020, 08:48:23 PM »
how is it 2.11  think its 2.05
To be exact I think it's 2.105%.

You spend $10,000
You receive 20,000 points.
You redeem 20,000 points for a $200 statement credit.
You get back 1,000 points.
You redeem for a $10 Statement credit you get back 0.50

So you spent $10,000 and gotten back $210.50 = 2.105 return

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1599 on: July 23, 2020, 04:45:28 PM »
The AF is only 8900 points - .11% that you get back
How many other cards give you 2.11% back with no foreign transaction fees?

AOC Federal Credit Union - 3% no FX, no AF, no minimum redemption.  Not geolocked, but not a "simple" app.

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1600 on: July 23, 2020, 05:17:48 PM »
AOC Federal Credit Union - 3% no FX, no AF, no minimum redemption.  Not geolocked, but not a "simple" app.
Interesting will look into this
Edit:
Cash back rewards are automically paid monthy as a credit. I like cash back as ACH deposit to checking or a check in the mail.
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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1601 on: July 24, 2020, 07:01:35 AM »
Interesting will look into this
Edit:
Cash back rewards are automically paid monthy as a credit. I like cash back as ACH deposit to checking or a check in the mail.

Pretty much same same, no?  It's still less debited from your bank...

I have the card and can confirm it's literally 3% chopped off your statement amount.

I'm still keeping my Barclays Arrival Premier (2.4% cash or 1.43-2.1 miles is converted to a program) to hedge my bets in case the 3% gets nerfed, which wouldn't surprise me.)

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1602 on: July 28, 2020, 08:13:34 PM »
PSA: This worked for me, not sure it works every time, but definitely worth a try!

I wanted an option to downgrade my card to the no AF version but getting a downgrade proved virtually impossible after trying numerous times. I cancelled the card a few days before the AF posted, as it wasn't worth it for me.
2 weeks later I saw another few DPs that it is possible to downgrade, so I decided to reopen my card to try my luck again and play the HUCA game. A few days after reopening I received the cardmember agreement for the "new" card. I realized that the AF is stated as $0. I thought it was a mistake but after waiting a few weeks no AF has posted. I asked for a new cardmember agreement and it still said zero.
To my understanding, their system posted it as a brand new card, even though it was just a reopened one. As a brand new card the first year is free.

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1603 on: July 28, 2020, 09:15:19 PM »
PSA: This worked for me, not sure it works every time, but definitely worth a try!

I wanted an option to downgrade my card to the no AF version but getting a downgrade proved virtually impossible after trying numerous times. I cancelled the card a few days before the AF posted, as it wasn't worth it for me.
2 weeks later I saw another few DPs that it is possible to downgrade, so I decided to reopen my card to try my luck again and play the HUCA game. A few days after reopening I received the cardmember agreement for the "new" card. I realized that the AF is stated as $0. I thought it was a mistake but after waiting a few weeks no AF has posted. I asked for a new cardmember agreement and it still said zero.
To my understanding, their system posted it as a brand new card, even though it was just a reopened one. As a brand new card the first year is free.
just make sure it isnt a new card on credit report as well

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Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« Reply #1604 on: July 28, 2020, 10:50:38 PM »
just make sure it isnt a new card on credit report as well
Just checked all 3 credit reports. All have corrected to the original open date. BH!