Best Barclay’s Credit Cards

1. Barclaycard Arrival(TM) World MasterCard® – Earn 2x on All Purchases with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3k in the first 90 days

  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 or more on purchases in the first 90 days from account opening. 40,000 bonus miles equates to $400 off your next travel redemption!
  • 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening. After that, variable APR, currently 14.99% or 18.99%, based upon your creditworthiness
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • No mileage caps or foreign transaction fees
  • Get 10% miles back when you redeem for travel statement credits (i.e. redeem 25,000 miles for travel and get 2,500 miles back)
  • Use your card to book through any airline, hotel or discount travel engine with no blackout dates or seat restrictions
  • Easily redeem your miles for statement credits towards all or a portion of your travel purchases within the last 90 days
  • Complimentary online FICO® Score access for Arrival cardmembers

Application Link: Barclaycard Arrival(TM) World MasterCard® – Earn 2x on All Purchases

2. 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

3. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months. After that, a variable APR, currently 15.99% or 24.99% based on credit worthiness
  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in purchases in the first 90 days
  • Earn up to 10,000 bonus miles on balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) in the first 90 days
  • Earn Double miles on purchases at FlyFrontier.com and 1 mile per $1 on all other purchases
  • No blackout dates! Book any roundtrip award flight on Frontier starting at 20,000 miles (subject to fees/taxes from $5)
  • $69 Annual Fee

Application Link: The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®

4. US Airways Premier World MasterCard

  • Earn up to 40,000 bonus miles with qualifying transactions
  • Exclusive: Book award flights for 5,000 fewer miles – award travel starts at just 20,000 miles for cardmembers
  • Zone 2 boarding on all US Airways flights
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 on US Airways purchases
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • Annual companion certificate good for up to 2 companion tickets at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
  • First Class check-in
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details

Application Link: US Airways Premier World 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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