Barclaycard Arrival Plus card members can earn 6 miles per $1 spent by purchasing American Express Gift Cards through the Barclaycard RewardsBoost shopping portal.
American Express Gift Cards purchased through Barclaycard RewardsBoost will provide you with 4 miles per $1 spent.
Plus, you’ll get your regular earnings of 2 miles per $1 spent on your Barclaycard Arrival Plus card (or 1 mile per $1 on the Barclaycard Arrival card).
That’s a total of 6 miles per $1 spent on American Express Gift Cards that are purchased through Barclaycard RewardsBoost.
In order to take advantage of this deal, just visit the Barclaycard RewardsBoost Gift Card Page, and then click on American Express Gift Cards in the list of available cards, which will redirect you to your secure card account login (and you’ll then need to revisit RewardsBoost on the right side of your online account).
You’ll also get 10% of your miles back when you Redeem Your Barclaycard Arrival Miles for travel expenses, which then equals a grand total of 6.6% cash back in earnings.
Of course, there are fees associated with purchasing and shipping AMEX Gift Cards, but it may be worth the fees for the extra miles that are earned.
When shopping through the Barclaycard RewardsBoost portal, the highest denomination gift cards available are $500 for consumer and $3,000 for business, and there is a $3.95 purchase fee per physical gift card.
Plus, there is an $8.95 shipping charge for orders of $200 or more with Express 2nd Day shipping.
So your best bet is to buy 1 $3,000 business gift card, for which you’ll pay a total of $12.90 in fees (purchase and shipping), and that will provide you with 18,000 miles, which can be redeemed for a $180 travel statement credit.
You’ll also get an additional 1,800 miles back from the 10% mileage rebate that you receive on travel redemptions.
There are American Express Gift Card Promo Codes available to avoid the purchase and/or shipping fees, but it’s important that you do not attempt to use any outside codes when shopping for AMEX Gift Cards via the Barclaycard RewardsBoost portal, because those unapproved codes could invalidate your RewardsBoost earnings and nullify the whole deal.
Take advantage of this American Express Gift Card offer if you are looking for additional ways to earn bonus miles with your Barclaycard Arrival card.