UPDATE: It seems Barclays has now officially raised the minimum spend required to get the bonus from $1,000 to $3,000. That’s a substantial increase, so I would recommend to anyone interested that they instead go ahead and apply for the no annual fee version of the card, which is still only $1,000 in spending for 20,000 bonus points, and do it now before they increase it too!
Notice I say fun money. That wasn’t just to make the headline sound less like an attempted SEO win and more like human speech. (Barclays Travel Credit Cards. There, now the key phrase is in the first graph.) No, it’s because most of the cards offer rewards which you can only technically redeem for travel expenses.
But travel is fun! It means hotels, flights, taxi rides, trains … a lot more stuff than you might initially think. Stuff you do, because you’re a fun person. And I mean that.
But if you’re still sitting there saying “I don’t travel” and “Get off my lawn,” then click the link above that reads “technically” (or this one here with the juicy anchor text: Barclaycard Arrival Cash Back Trick).
The reason it’s free money is because the Arrival Plus card, for instance, gives you 2 points (in most cases roughly equal to one cent, hence the term “point,” as in percentage point) for all purchases, whereas most cards give 1 for everything and 2 or 3 for, say, purchases at restaurants and hotels. That makes this one of the best earning cards out there – points, miles or cash back (think Samuel L. Jackson in the Capital One Quicksilver commercial shoving 1.5% in your face like an asshole).
Add that to some very solid sign-up bonus (most in the neighborhood of $400) and you can start packing away a nice stash of fun money for that next trip to Branson.
Check out the links below to see full offer terms and to apply for the card that suits you!