Barclaycard Video: How to Redeem Arrival Miles

Arrival miles can be redeemed for any travel expense like any flight (no blackouts), taxes and fees on award tickets, hotels, airbnb, car rentals, cruises, and more. After the 10% rebate on all travel redemptions and the fact that you earn 2 miles per dollar on the purchase before you remove it from your account with a redemption, this card offer 2.28% back toward travel on all purchases.

Barclaycard has put out a video about how to redeem Arrival miles, which I think is a smart move.

US Airways Card Now with No Foreign Transaction Fees

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Earn 5,000 Bonus Arrival Miles Offer on Arrival Plus

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I can earn 5,000 bonus Arrival miles if I spend $1,500 per month in January, February, and March on my Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®.

The Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® offers 2 miles per dollar on all purchases.

Book Tickets from Fake Location to Save Money

A friend passed along an article from that advocates doing something I've done a few times, but not described:

You can often get a cheaper price on a cash ticket if you book the ticket in foreign currency through airline's website designed for use by people in another country.

How to Earn and Spend 103,000 American Airlines Miles

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Getting both cards and meeting their combined minimum spending requirement of $3,001 will earn you 103,000 American Airlines miles when your US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer accounts combine in the second quarter of 2015.
What Can You Do with 103,000 American Airlines Miles?
1. Take a Round-the-World Trip


Top Ten Credit Cards for Travel, October 2014

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Lufthansa MasterCard Now Offering 50k Bonus Miles for Two Free Roundtrips

The 50,000 mile bonus offer has returned on the Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® from Barclaycard.

The Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard® now comes with 50,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 in the first 90 days. After meeting the spending requirement, you'll have enough Lufthansa Miles & More miles for a roundtrip in business class to Europe.

We've seen the same bonus run three times in the last two years, and it has been overwhelmingly popular.

Bonus US Miles on Gas Stations, Dining, and Department Stores

Barclaycard sent me a targeted email because I have The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®.

How to Get 1.52 LifeMiles Per Dollar on All Purchases

Update: Mileage sale extended until 10/3/14.

Today (September 30, 2014) is the last day that you can get 1.52 Avianca LifeMiles on all purchases by using your Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®.

This is a big flipping deal!

The Arrival Plus is already the most valuable card for economy redemptions since its 2 miles per dollar on all purchases and 10% rebate on all travel redemptions means you effectively get 2.28% back toward flights on any airline with no blackouts.

Since I Met Minimum Spends I Carry Three Cards

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Don't try to optimize your credit card strategy for every last mile.