Barclaycard is one of the leading card issuers in the United States, and it offers several products that feature 0% APR financing on new purchases and balance transfers. These products include cards that offer their own reward miles as well as those that are featured in partnership with other organizations.
Here are some of the Barclaycard products that feature promotional financing:
Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
This card offers new cardholders 20,000 bonus miles when they spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 90 days of account opening, which is enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credits. [click to continue…]
Reward credit cards can be very generous, perhaps too generous. Cards are now giving out 50,000 or even 100,000 points or miles as sign up bonuses, and up to 5x rewards for spending. It is no wonder that there now seems to be trillions of points and miles chasing the same, or fewer airline award seats out there. So how can you find the seats, at the lowest mileage levels, that others are not?
Look for “hidden partners”
Airlines always display their own award seats, and they may display some of their partner’s award seats. But since every one of the major airlines is part of a large airline alliance, most of the overseas flights that you can redeem your miles for are with partner carriers. So it stands to reason that travelers are going to find the seats visible on their web site first, and rarely call to enquire about partner award seats that don’t even appear when searching. [click to continue…]