(EXPIRED) Wow! Amazing Barclays spending offers via email

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I feel like I have used the word amazing more this week than I have in months, but what a week it as been. As if there hasn’t been enough surprising news on the credit card front this week, Barclays has sent out emails to many cardholders with amazing targeted spending offers. We’re talking offers like 60,000 miles for $3K spend — for existing cardholders. These aren’t new card offers but rather incentives to spend and they are coming in on many different cards (including the AAdvantage Aviator, JetBlue cards, Arrival+, Wyndham Rewards, etc). Keep an eye on your email for one of these offers!

The Deal

  • Barclays is sending out incredible spending offers to existing cardholders. Thus far we have the following reports:

Offer 1

Earn up to 60,000 bonus miles with no registration required structured as the following:

    • 10x up to 10K bonus miles for $1K spend from 11/10/20 to 1/31/21
    • 50K additional bonus miles for $3K total spend from 11/20/20 to 1/31/21
      • We have received reports of this offer on the following cards so far (wouldn’t be surprised to hear of it being on more cards)
        • Aviator Red
        • JetBlue Plus
        • Barclays Arrival Mastercard
        • Wyndham Rewards Visa
        • Choice Privileges Visa
        • Uber Visa (additional 10% back in Uber cash on the first $1K and then $500 in Uber Cash after spending $3K)

Offer 2

Earn an extra 10x miles/points (or 10% back on some cards) on up to $1K spend per month in November, December, and January (no additional 50K)

        • Aviator Red
        • JetBlue
        • Aviator Silver (H/T: Pizza in Motion)
        • UPromise Visa
        • Arrival Plus

Offer 3

Earn an extra 3x at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy on up to $1K per month each month through January (note that this offer requires registration by 12/8)

        • JetBlue no-fee card

Offer 4

  • Earn an extra 3x on drug store, grocery store, and restaurant purchases on up to $1K per month (note that this offer requires registration by 12/8)
        • Aviator Plus

Offer 5

  • Earn an extra 5x at Amazon, Target, Walmart, Apple and Best Buy on the first $2K spent each month (note that this offer requires registration by 12/8)
        • Aviator Red

Key Details

  • The 60K miles offers do not require registration (but they are targeted, so look out for an email)
  • The extra 3x offer required registration

Quick Thoughts

This is amazing. These are offers you would expect for a new credit card application, but they are being sent to existing cardholders and the offers for 60K points/miles say that they do not require registration. That’s nuts.

We’ve had a multitude of reports of this in our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group. Some cardholders have not received any email, but many have — so it is well worth checking your email. Many of those who have received this offers report the cards having been sock-drawered without use for some time. I certainly regret having my wife close her Aviator card a couple of months ago now!

If you have any of these cards and receive an offer like this, I definitely recommend meeting the full $3K spend as it is like earning 20 points per dollar — that’s hard to beat outside of a new credit card application.

Let us know in the comments if you have received this offer on any additional cards and/or if you have received a different offer.

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.
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