Barclays Arrival Premier Card Cash Value Calculator

Barclays Arrival Premier Card

2X All Purchases
$100 Global Entry Credit
25k Bonus Points for $25k Spend
The Barclays Arrival card is no longer offered by Barclays.

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The Barclays Arrival Premier Card is a (very) slight upgrade from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card. It offers a few additional benefits that makes its earning potential better as long as you utilize them. In my opinion though, the card still falls up short for anyone who really wants to rake in the rewards.

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 Arrival Premier Card does not feature any bonus categories. It earns Arrival Miles at a flat rate for all purchases. There is no limit to the amount of Arrival Miles this card can earn.

2x All Purchases

The Barclays Arrival Premier Card earns an unlimited 2 Arrival Miles on all purchases. As long as the program continues and the account is open, active and in good standing, Arrival miles will not expire. Since Barclay Arrival points have a general value of 1 cent per point, this card will give an average return of 2% for basic redemptions. If it weren't for the annual fee, this would generate a solid return.

Perks and Benefits

Global Entry Credit

The Barclays Premier Card offers a $100 Statement Credit when the card is used to pay for a Global Entry application fee. This credit is only available once every five years once the fee is charged to the account. If granted Global Entry, this perk will allow easier re-entry into the U.S. using automated kiosks rather than standing in the long lines of U.S. customs. Depending on the airport, this perk can shave a good hour or two off of re-entry. If the cardholder or applicant of the Global Entry perk gets denied, the statement credit will still trigger as long as the fee is paid for using the primary card.

Global Entry credits are not usually common for non luxury cards such as this one and the Capital One Venture Card. It's nice to see some cards offering this perk to those who don't want to pay the steeper $450+ annual fees for luxury cards such as the Citi Prestige and Chase Sapphire Reserve Card.

Loyalty Bonus Miles

On of the Barclays Premier card main benefits is that it provides a bonus of 25,000 loyalty miles after spending $25,000 in a 12 month period. The cardholder can earn 15,000 loyalty bonus miles after spending $15,000 and an additional 10,000 loyalty bonus miles after spending an additional $10,000. Since $25,000 in spend is needed to earn the 25,000 loyalty bonus miles, the cardholder will pick up an additional 50,000 points for a grant total of 75,000 points. If you're able to get the full loyalty bonus, the return for the card (not counting the Global Entry credit) will be about 2.4% at a rate of 1 cent a point which is not bad, but it will require some heavy spend that could be placed elsewhere for more.

Mastercard Airport Experiences

Arrival Premier Cardholders gain access to the Mastercard Airport Experience provided by Lounge Key which gives you access to over 800 lounges worldwide when traveling (costs $27 per lounge entry). It doesn't have as good as a footprint in the lounge world like Priority Pass, but it will still get you some comfort in a few locations.

You can sweep up Priority Pass from most luxury cards such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Hilton Aspire Card both of which will earn a better return when combined with the perks and credits they offer.

Sign Up Bonus

There is no sign up bonus for the Barclays Arrival Premier Card which is awful considering the sub par return this card offers.

Credit Card Fees

Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The Barclaycard Arrival Premier Card has an annual fee of $0 the first year, then $150. Just like the Barclays Arrival Plus Card, the annual fee does not match up with the rewards the card offers. The loyalty bonus fixes this problem, but it requires $25,000 in spend in which you will still earn barely over a 2% return.

Authorized User Fee

The Barclaycard Arrival Premier Card does not charge a fee to add authorized users. This allows you to add family and friends so that you can reach the loyalty goal easier.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The Barclaycard Arrival Premier Card does not have a foreign transaction fee. Overseas spending can be done without accumulating extra fees.

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