Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®


The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is a decent card for travel, with an $89 annual fee that’s waived for the first year.

Cardholders get 2X miles per dollar spent on every purchase, with no bonus categories to worry about. You’ll get 5% of your miles back when you redeem, so that’s effectively like earning 2.1X miles per dollar.

There’s also a 0% intro APR for balance transfers for 12 months (on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening), and a variety of World Elite Mastercard benefits. After the promotional rate runs out you’ll get a regular balance transfer APR of 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable.

You’ll get an introductory bonus of 70,000 bonus miles for paying the annual fee and spending $5,000 in the first 90 days after account opening. That would be worth $700 when redeemed, providing a 14% return on your spending.

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • Introductory bonus: 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in the first 90 days
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases
  • Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
  • Miles don’t expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases made while traveling abroad
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening
  • Regular purchase and balance transfer APR of 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable

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Card Details

Rewards

Rewards

  • 2X miles per dollar for all purchases
  • 5% of your miles back when you redeem
How to Redeem

Introductory Bonus

  • 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $89, $0 first year
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee None
Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature & Chip-and-PIN
Minimum Credit Limit -
Maximum Credit Limit -
Free Credit Score Yes
Penalty APR None
Late Fee Up to $37
Returned Payment Fee Up to $37
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% for 12 months (on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening)
Regular Balance Transfer APR 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, $5 minimum
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR 27.49% Variable
Cash Advance Fee 5%, $10 minimum

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

  • Mastercard World Elite Concierge Services

    Like having your own personal assistant; call for non-emergency help in all sorts of situations.

  • Mastercard World Elite Luxury Travel Services

    Includes access to special vacation packages, travel planning, and hotel deals.

  • Barclaycard Travel Community

    A place to share travel stories and advice, as well as earn miles for certain community activities.

  • Free FICO® Credit Score

    Access your FICO score online at any time, for free, based on your TransUnion credit report.

  • Fraud Protection

    You will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of your card.

  • Purchase Protection

    Provides coverage for 90 days against theft and damage for eligible purchases.

  • Extended Warranty Protection

    Extends an eligible manufacturer’s warranty by 1 year, for warranties of 3 years or less.

  • Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption Insurance

    If a trip is disrupted for an eligible reason, provides reimbursement for non-refundable costs. Eligible reasons include severe weather and sickness.

  • Travel Accident Insurance

    Covers you and your family in the case of eligible accidents when you use your card to purchase common carrier tickets.

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver

    Provides coverage against theft and collision for eligible rental vehicles, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.

  • Baggage Delay Insurance

    Reimbursement for eligible items in the event of a baggage delay.

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Average rating:  
 2 reviews
by MB
Is pin and chip

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card will function as a chip and pin card if the merchant's terminal is set up to accept a pin. Otherwise it will function as chip and signature. I just checked with Barclaycard to be sure.

by Thomas Hallen
Not a true pin an chip

This is not a true pin a chip card. You still have to sign everywhere you use it and it is only at unmanned gas stations that it requires a pin. A true pin and chip card no longer require signature

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