August 27, 2016
40,000 Bonus Miles - Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Mastercard Welcome Offer Review

Free travel from credit card welcome bonuses has been a great way for me to travel as a graduate student. Not everyone has extra money saved away to book a vacation every year so this is where travel hacking comes into play. A crux to my travel hacking strategy is to sign-up for the best […]

January 30, 2020
How to Redeem Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard Miles for Travel

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® is the one card that I recommend across the board for anyone that wants to earn free travel from rewards credit cards. As one of the most useful and flexible travel credit cards out there it also earns one of the highest returns among rewards cards at 2.2% back […]

May 14, 2014
How Long Does It Take For Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card's 40,000 Bonus To Post To Your Account?

Lately I have been receiving a frequent emails from readers wanting to know how they can earn enough miles for a trip that’s only a few months away. Since many cards take an entire billing cycle after reaching the spending requirement for the bonus to post, those cards often aren’t useful for last minute trips. This […]

May 14, 2014
There Might be a Way to Still Get the $1,000 Min Spend on the Barclays Arrival Plus Card

Update: the current spending requirement on all application methods is now $3,000. The minimum spend on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® increased to $3,000 in 90 days yesterday when applied for online, BUT you may still be able to get the older offer with the lower $1,000 spend requirement by applying over the phone. […]

January 30, 2020
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Review: Why it’s the Best All-Around Travel Rewards Credit Card

Update: This offer may have expired, please review current offer terms and conditions before applying. Until this year, Barclays had not been a heavy hitter among travel reward credit cards. The Premier Miles and More World MasterCard and the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® are becoming increasingly popular in the miles and points world, and justly […]

June 16, 2014
Should You Get the Frontier Airlines Credit Card for Cheap Summer US Flights?

One of the most underrated credit cards on the market right now for free domestic flights is the Frontier Airlines World MasterCard®. You’ll get 40,000 bonus miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days. This is worth 2 round trip flights to anywhere Frontier flies within the US, including Alaska! This is a great […]

July 31, 2014
Taking a Look at Barclays Hawaiian Airlines World Mastercard 35,000 Mile Offer

Earlier this month Barclays announced the release of the new Hawaiian Airlines World MasterCard. Currently both the personal and business version of the card have a 35,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles bonus. There are a few differences between the two cards that we'll go over in this post. Hawaiian Airlines World MasterCard gives card holders access to […]

October 30, 2014
US Airways World MasterCard Welcome Offer Hits 40,000 Miles

Barclays increased the welcome bonus on The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® up to 40,000 miles. This card has been a hot topic as to whether or not (or when) the card will be pulled, but it seems like the card will stay around for a bit longer. Earlier Barclays even sent out emails notifying cardholders that […]

June 13, 2017
5 Great Uses of 40,000 Frontier Airlines Miles

The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is currently offering 40,000 EarlyReturns miles after spending $500 in the first 90 days of card membership. This is the highest offer I have seen for this card and is worth 2 round trip flights within the US and it does include Alaska! Any round trip flight to Alaska during […]

October 12, 2017
50,000 Miles Frontier Airlines World MasterCard Welcome Offer

Update: This offer is longer available, please check the official website to see the current offer. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard is offering a bonus up to 50,000 miles after spending $500 within 90 days (~ 3 months) and making a balance transfer. Technically I would consider this bonus to be worth 40,000 miles since […]

July 8, 2019
Barclaycard Arrival Plus MasterCard 40,000 Mile vs Citi Premier Card 50,000 Point Bonus

With multiple award chart devaluations from several airlines over the last couple weeks, the idea of having a fixed-value credit card that earns you bank-branded points in your wallet is a great idea. When airline miles and hotel points get devalued, these cards can provide protection from all of your points losing value. Citi recently […]

December 22, 2013
Is Barclays Getting More Difficult to get Approved for a New Credit Card?

Not too long ago, Barclays was known to be one of the easiest issuers to get approved for a new credit card. On top of that, folks were earning bonuses for the same card multiple times. Has this changed? Recently, there have been several reports on forums and blogs that it is becoming more difficult […]

November 9, 2019
Lufthansa Miles & More Basics: Part 3 – Booking Awards and Maximizing Your Miles

Update 6/30/2014: The current welcome bonus has been reduced to 35,000 miles. All links in this post go to the following offer: Application Link: Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard® Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase or balance transfer Earn up to 15,000 award miles with balance transfers (1 mile per $1 transferred) within 30 […]

July 8, 2019
Beginners Guide to Applying for Multiple Credit Cards: Step 3 - The Results of My Latest Card Applications

Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Applying for Multiple Credit Cards! This is a step-by-step guide to show you how to get ready and apply for credit cards to earn airline miles & credit card points. The series will consist of 4 posts that cover these basic topics: Part 1: Check and review your credit […]

May 14, 2014
Understanding Minimum Spend Dates when Signing-up for a Credit Card Bonus Offer

When I call to activate a new credit card I always ask a representative two important questions. The first is "what date do I have to meet the minimum spend by?" and the second is confirming the bonus offer. I always want to confirm the date I have to hit the minimum spend by and make […]

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