Best Barclay’s Credit Cards

1. The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after first purchase and paying $89 annual fee

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee*
  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways operated flights
  • One companion certificate good for up to 2 guests to travel with you on a US Airways operated flight at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
  • Priority boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights
  • Redeem miles for award travel on US Airways and American Airlines booked through usairways.com or US Airways Reservations
  • Earn miles on every purchase with 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways purchases and 1 mile for every $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

Application Link: The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®

2. Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3k in the first 90 days

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles if you make $3,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days from account opening. 40,000 bonus miles equates to $400 off your next trip!
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • No mileage caps or foreign transaction fees
  • Get 10% miles back when you redeem for travel (i.e. redeem 25,000 miles for travel and get 2,500 miles back)
  • Use miles for a statement credit toward any airline purchase to any destination with no seat restrictions and no blackout dates
  • Easily redeem your miles for statement credits toward flights, cruises, car rentals, hotels and more
  • Complimentary subscription to TripIt Pro mobile travel organizer – a $49 annual value!
  • Complimentary FICO® Scores as a benefit to active cardmembers. Opt-in to have instant and convenient access to FICO® Scores from your Barclaycard online account.

Application Link: Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®

3. The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard® with enough bonus miles for a roundtrip award to Hawaii!

  • Earn 35,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days*
  • Enjoy a complimentary 1st checked bag for the primary cardmember when you use your card to purchase eligible tickets directly from Hawaiian Airlines
  • Receive a one-time 50% off a companion discount on roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines
  • Earn 2X miles on direct purchases from Hawaiian Airlines and 1X miles on all other purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases
  • Get $100 off a companion ticket for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines at each account anniversary
  • Earn 5,000 annual bonus miles after $10,000 in annual spend
  • See Terms and Conditions for details

Application Link: The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite MasterCard®

 

11 Responses to Best Barclay’s Credit Cards

  1. Do you know if you can use the $99 companion pass to fly to Hawaii?

  2. I won’t be able to get a business card since I do not own a business. I have a rental property which is being managed by a property manager. I suppose if I take over, I can apply for a business name. If I apply for new cards every 91 days, what should I do with the old cards?

    I love your website!

  3. How do you redeem miles earned with Frontier Airlines? I see they are not partners in any of the three alliances.

  4. I completed my first app-o-rama back in March and got the US Air personal MC, I was charged the $89 fee right away, is that common? I did have one a couple years ago, could that be the reason?

    Or possibly it’s not waived the first year, I was thinking it was, but now that I look back and don’t see any mention of that.

  5. Hi Mark:

    If I spend $1000 in a car repair will that repair BE consider a purchases AND Earn 2X miles
    with the Barclaycard Arrival Card?

  6. Hi Scott:
    Sorry to call you Mark I don’t know what I had in my mind when I wrote the post I guess I am getting old.

    dora

  7. Just found out that Barclay has a weird redemption policy for Travel. Let’s say you’ve paid $160 for an airline ticket, and by the end of the 90 days redemption period you only have 14,000 miles. You can’t redeem all your miles for a $140 credit. The redemption process rounds it down to the nearest multiple of 2,500, so you can only redeem 12,500 miles, with the remaining 1,500 just sitting in your account.
    As far as I know, this is not listed under their “rules” section. I’ve tried arguing this point with their customer service, but did not get anywhere. Their answer boils down to “the redemption rules are at the discretion of the bank”.

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