Deciding What to Do With an Arrival Plus Card One Year In

I opened a Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card a little over a year ago, which meant that I was recently faced with the decision everyone should consider a year into holding a card that charges an annual fee: Is is worth keeping another year?

Leaving annual fee cards open year on end without considering if they're worth it is a mistake that will suck all the value out of your rewards fast. Don't let that happen to you.

Part II: Luxurious Ways to Burn 237,000 American Airlines Miles

Right now it’s easy to earn a boatload of American Airlines miles quickly.

Part I: How to Earn 237,000 American Airlines Miles

Right now it's easy to earn a boatload of American Airlines miles quickly.

New Uber Card is Not Very Uber-y (But Gives Major Cash Back!)

Barclaycard is teaming up with Uber to issue a credit card called the Uber Visa Card. While technically co-branded with the ride share company, there are almost no Uber related benefits, which is kind of confusing. Nevertheless this card, which will earn rewards in the form of cash back, has impressive cash back rates that (in most ways) beat other cash back cards.

You can't apply for the Uber Visa quite yet.

Arrival+ 50k Bonus Ending Tomorrow Morning

UPDATE 9/18: The 50k Arrival mile bonus is changing tomorrow morning at some point (posting this update Monday evening, September 18). I just applied myself and after speaking to the reconsideration department at Barclays, learned that I have to send in three forms of ID to verify myself--not surprising as I set a fraud alert on my credit report last week thanks to the Equifax data breach.

When Do Arrival Miles Expire?

Arrival miles never expire as long as you hold your Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®. They do disappear the second you cancel the card though.

Other than canceling the card, the only time constraint on using Arrival miles is that you have 120 days after any travel purchase to redeem miles for an offsetting statement credit.

How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival Miles

The card offer described in this post has expired. To see the latest top travel credit cards with big bonuses that will save you tons, check out our Top 10 List for Consumers and Top 10 List for Small Businesses.

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a tool every frequent flyer should have in their wallet, especially big spenders and families. In essence, the card earns 2.1% back toward travel on all purchases.

I Don’t Think Today Is The Last Day to Open the US Airways MasterCard

The US Airways MasterCard issued by Barclaycard is disappearing very soon, but we don't know when. The card offers 50,000 bonus US Airways miles on first purchase as a sign up bonus. US Airways miles will become American Airlines miles some time between April 1 and June 30.

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®.