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Consumer Reviews: BarclayCard Arrival Plus TM World Elite MasterCard®

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OVERALL RATING:
4.3/5.0
Card Benefits: 4.4/5.0
Customer Service: 3.8/5.0
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By venus

Review date: 04/07 2014
I used to be a Delta FF. But those saver awards hardly existed. Ended up taking flights on discount airlines instead. So I cancelled my Amex Delta and am now a happy camper with the Arrival. And I can keep up to date with my Fico score too!

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By Lil5

Review date: 04/02 2014
I gave this card a 4 star for benefits and would have been 5 if not for the annual fee. What I really like about it is the double points and also the fico score that we get. Years ago (when my credit was not so great), I signed up for some monitoring service only to discover that those scores were fakos. Thanks Barclays for this.

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By zest2

Review date: 03/28 2014
My previous line of work involved a lot of international travel and the card I was using was the Amex Premier Gold because of the 3X when I bought airline tickets. Now that I do not travel at all, that card no longer makes sense. But I still wanted to use points for family vacations. After much research, I decided to go for this card. It was really a toss up between this and the Capital One Venture. But the fico score features swung in Barclays favor. No regrets so far.

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By cents$

Review date: 03/23 2014
I was previously using the Chase Freedom and actually really liked the card. But after a while, I got sick of having to sign up for the rotating categories every quarter. For 2 years, I did it diligently. Then it got to be a real pain. After I got this card, I was really relieved. No email reminders for those quarterly sign ups. Simply 2X on everything. I will be using this card for a long time. And oh, lest I forget, the FICO score is great as well.

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By 321liftoff

Review date: 02/17 2014
Excellent card. Love the doubles points and the sign up bonus. Best of all, I can now see my FICO score. So I'll stop using creditkarma (which is FAKO anyway). And I should stop getting their emails recommending me stupid stuff like refi, another 0% card!!

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By Nick

Review date: 01/22 2014
Great card. Love the 40k sign up bonus. This sure beat my old Delta and United cards. I gave them up when redeeming miles became too much of a hassle and they keep devaluing.

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By test

Review date: 01/05 2014
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By Ted

Review date: 12/06 2013
Love the double points feature. And now, I can even check my FICO score! This is simply great and better than the Cap One Venture that I used to have.

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By Craig

Review date: 10/31 2013
I initially got this card because of the 40,000 points bonus. Bear in mind that I also have the Chase Freedom and Sapphired Preferred. I really liked the Sapphire Preferred because I could transfer points to United and Hyatt. But having used the Arrival, I think this might be the main card from now on. You sure earn points FAST!!!!2X on everything whereas with Chase it's only on dining and travel. When my annual fee comes up for the Sapphire, I'll probably close that and stick with this.

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By ZZ

Review date: 10/15 2013
Applied for this card 3 months ago and was approved online immediately with a $5k line. Love the fact that I can earn 2X. Boy do the points just pile up. If you do read the fine prints carefully, you will realize that this is a 2.2% card because you get the 10% bonus when you use the points for travel. The one thing I found out is that you have to use the points for travel. Other stuff like gift cards and products require a lot of points and you will get less than 1% (price divided by points). So if you do not intend to use points for travel, this is not the card for you.

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By Linn

Review date: 10/01 2013
Got the card and the 40k bonus before I went to London. Used this card because there was no foreign transaction fees. I also noticed that you points post almost immediately after you use your card. Oh and before I forget, you really earn points fast with the double points. This will be my main card going forward.

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By Matt

Review date: 09/19 2013
What I like about this card? Website is easy to use. Double points really makes a difference. I also happen to like Tripit (pro version) which comes with this card, so this is really a bonus for me.

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By Louisa

Review date: 08/17 2013
I got the card and called customer service a couple of time to clarify things like activation and online statements, autopay etc. I liked their response and they knew what they were saying and polite. After using this card for a few months, I find that I just tend to keep using it. I also have the Chase Freedom and I cannot tell you how irritated I am with this quarterly 5% thing. You get emails every 2 months or so reminding you to sign up and even if you do, they send you a reminder! Why can't they just make this automatic. Anyway, what a contrast this card is. 2X on everything. Simple. Nothing complicated.

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By Jasmine

Review date: 08/13 2013
Most of the reviews of this card online have been positive and I have to agree with it. Like the way the points pile up (2X is great). It is simple. Customer service was polite and friendly. Website is easy to use. Oh and got my 40k bonus too!

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By Alex

Review date: 07/27 2013
I have to say that this is my first so called 2X card. And man, the points just keep coming in. I am also quite surprised that they post within a couple of days. My Chase or Amex will only point at the end of the statement.

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By Bailey

Review date: 07/10 2013
Was hesitant initially because of the annual fee. I then used the calculator found somewhere on this site and it clearly showed I would earn much more points with this card. And so far, that has been true. 2X makes a heck of a difference. I've stopped using my citi TY card.

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