Barclays Arrival Miles offer the best value when redeemed towards travel purchases made to an Arrival Miles credit card. This will give you a value of 1 cent per point.
Other redemptions such as cash back and gift cards will only give you a value of 0.5 cents per point.
What are Arrival miles worth?
Arrival Miles can be redeemed for travel at a value of 1 cent each. This means that 10,000 miles would be worth $100 towards travel.
|Redemption Option||Average Value (in cents)|
|Using miles toward travel purchases||1|
|Redeeming miles for gift cards||0.5|
|Redeeming miles for cash back||0.5|
Using miles toward travel purchases
Barclays Arrival Miles have the best value of 1 cent per mile when redeemed for travel-related purchases. For Barclays, this is considered to be:
- Hotels and Motels
- Car Rentals
- Cruise Lines
- Travel Agencies (Expedia, Orbitz, etc.)
- Discount Travel Sites
In addition to the 1 cent in value, you will also earn 5% of your miles back when you redeem them towards travel.
If you were to redeem 10,000 Arrival Miles towards $100 in travel, you would get 500 of those miles credit back to your account. This makes your miles worth a little over 1.05 cents each.
When redeeming points for travel, the minimum redemption is 10,000 miles for $100.
Redeeming miles for gift cards
Arrival Miles can be redeemed for gift cards at a value of 0.5 cents per Mile. This means that 5,000 Arrival Miles can be cashed in for a $25 gift card.
This is not a recommended redemption option since you can get $50 out of the same amount of miles when used for travel.
If you're looking to earn gift cards, you're better off using cash back credit cards as you'll be able to get significant value out of your spend.
Redeeming miles for cash back
Arrival Miles can also be redeemed for cash back statement credits for non-travel related purchases. This will give your Arrival Miles a value of 0.5 cents each.
Again, this isn't the best use of Arrival Miles. If you're looking for cards that issue great cash back/statement credits, you're going to want to pick up a cash back credit card.
How to convert Arrival miles to dollars
Use the Arrival Miles Value Calculator to determine the average cash value of your miles. This will give you an idea on how much they are worth on average.
|Redemption||Average Dollar Value|
|Using miles toward travel purchases||$0|
|Redeeming miles for gift cards||$0|
|Redeeming miles for cash back||$0|