Another $574 statement credit towards our cruise!
I’m happy to report that our upcoming 7-day Caribbean cruise will be mostly paid for by redeeming our Barclaycard Arrival miles! The total cost of each of our cruise tickets was $573.51 per person, which included a balcony suite and $100 onboard ship credit.
I have previously redeemed 55,000 of my Arrival miles for a $550 statement credit for my cruise ticket. The 40,000 mile sign up bonus on my Barlaycard Arrival MasterCard gave me a big jump start to earning enough miles through regular and manufactured spending. It also helps that the Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard earns 2 miles on every purchase.
Since my wife has previously used 45,600 of her Arrival miles to book us two round trip flights to Portland, Oregon, her account was seriously low on miles. By putting all of our regular credit card spending on her Barclaycard Arrival card, and by making a few extra trips to CVS to pick up Vanilla Reload cards (now dead) and PayPal My Cash cards, we quickly earned enough points to cover the cost of my wife’s cruise ticket.