Barclays Arrival Plus Mastercard Cash Value Calculator

Barclays Arrival Plus Card

2x Everything
5% Points Back
The Barclays Arrival Plus Card is no longer available as of June 2019.

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The Barclay Arrival Plus card is a popular rewards card in the credit card world. It earns Arrival Miles which are specifically redeemable with Barclay. Arrival Miles have a solid value and is comparable to other bank specific reward points such as Capital One Venture Miles.

Barclay Arrival Miles

Barclay Arrival Miles are generally worth 1 cent each. They can be redeemed for travel and cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Travel statement credit redemptions start at 10,000 miles for $100 ($0.01 worth) while Cash back statement credit and gift card redemptions start at 5,000 miles for $25 ($0.005 worth). You can also transfer the miles to a handful of airline programs.

Bonus Categories

The Barclay Arrival Plus earns a flat rate of Arrival Points and does not feature any bonus categories. There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn using this card

2x All Purchases

The Barclays Arrival Plus Card earns an unlimited 2x Arrival Miles per $1 spent. Since Arrival Miles are easily worth 1 cent each, that gives this card a 2% return. This isn't the best due to the annual fee, but it could be worth it depending on how the miles are used.

Perks and Benefits

5% Arrival Mile Bonus

Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard holders will earn 5% of their redeemed miles back as a bonus. The bonuses earned from the redemptions usually post within 1 business day, so the miles can be used fairly fast. For example, if you redeem 20,000 Arrival Miles, you will get 1,000 Arrival Miles as a bonus to use towards the next time you redeem miles.

Sign Up Bonus

The standard Barclays Arrival Plus Card sign up bonus is 60,000 miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and paying the annual fee. This is worth $600 towards travel which makes this a great bonus. The Arrival Plus Card generally offers a 0% intro APR period on balance transfers as well.

Credit Card Fees

Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard has an annual fee of $0 the first year, then $89. Once the second year begins, the annual fee drags the value of the card down since it takes away from the overall value of the points. You will have to spend about $371 per month ($4,450 per year) to break even at $0 with the annual fee. While you do have to run alot of spend across the card, it's usually good to have at least one rewards card that allows you to wipe out any type of charges.

Authorized User Fee

Luckily, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Mastercard does not have an authorized user fee. This means you can add multiple friends and family members in order to help build points to offset the annual fee of the card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus also does not feature any foreign transaction fees so you can earn rewards overseas and get the same return without any penalty.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

Credit Card
This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any another rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Compare A Card
Select a card from the list below to compare it side by side against this card. You can search by card name (e.g. chase sapphire reserve, uber visa) or by rewards program (e.g. thankyou points, membership rewards points).
Currency Worth
This is the cash value of points and miles used in these calculations. You can click on the amount to change the value or you can select View Rewards As to calculate your rewards when transferred to partners.
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This section allows you to view your rewards as if you transferred them to a partner. Select a transfer partner below and the calculator will alter the calculator to reflect the transfer ratio and the reward currency of the receiving program. This only applies to the currency of the selected card. Not all programs have transfer partners. I also do not have the cash value of points and miles for all transfer partners.
Edit Value
Enter the cash value of these rewards in cents per point/mile. You can enter the value as X.XX cents or 0.0XXX cents. The maximum value allowed is 15 cents ($0.15) and the minimal value is 0.1 cents ($0.001).
Loyalty/Rewards Programs
Covers hotel loyalty status, status with bank rewards programs, and few others. These are added automatically based on card selection, but can be manually added as well.
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Add/Remove Loyalty Programs
Select which loyalty programs you want to include in the calculations. You will be able to select your status with the program and it will calculate additional points/bonuses based on what you enter in the calculator.
Loyalty Programs
Other Bonuses
All card card specific bonuses will be listed here. These are added automatically based on the selected card(s).
Categories Spending
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
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Add/Remove Categories
Select which categories you want to appear in this calculator. You can search categories by typing in a keyword below. De-selecting categories will remove them from this calculator. Categories are changed once you hit 'Update'.
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Clear Spend
This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
Copy Spend
Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
Reward Bonuses
This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
Extra Bonus
Any additional bonuses you wish to add such as a sign up bonus or point bonus for adding authorized users
Total Earnings
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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Monetary Bonuses/Perks
This is a list of cash perks and bonuses associated with the selected card(s). Some perks will be listed here automatically. You can click on 'Perk Bonus' if you want to add additional value for the card.
Perk Bonus
Enter how much you value any unmentioned perks this card offers.
Annual Fees
This section contains the annual fee and authorized user fee (if applicable) to hold on to the listed card(s).
Edit Fees
Edit the annual fee and authorized user fee of the Card (if applicable).
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Grand Total
The total estimated value you can get out of this card and the amount of return for your spend.
Total Card Value
The value of the card when everything is taken into account.
Total Return
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.

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Page Last Updated: 2019-02-26

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