Cashing Out The 40,000, $440 Bonus On The Barclaycard Arrival Credit Card

Update 02/20/14: The Minimum spend requirement to get the 40,000 point bonus, has now gone up to $3,000 spend within the first 90 days. The 20,000 bonus point offer on the no annual fee version of the BarclayCard Arrival, still only requires $1,000 spend within 90 days.

Update 02/17/14: This awesome offer is still available! Though, according to our contacts at Barclaycard, The minimum spend required, will soon increase to $3,000 spend within 90 days. There is no better time to get in on this easy $400 + $40 offer, than now!!
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The Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard is one of the best cash back credit cards out there. It offers a nice 2 percent cash-back (in the form of points) on ALL purchases, Barclays-Arrivalplus an additional 10% back upon redeeming your points, so effectively you are getting a nice 2.2% back on all purchases.

Plus, it also offers 40,000 bonus points for spending $1,000 within the first 90 days. Upon redeeming those 40,000 bonus points you will get the 10% bonus which will be 4,000 points which in essence means that you are really getting 44,000 bonus points or in dollar terms, $440 free. This is being advertised as a limited time offer, the end date is unknown.

The way to redeem the points at full value though is to redeem them for “Travel Expenses”. That means any time you charge travel to your card you will have the option of paying for the travel with your points at 1 cent value per point (+ you’ll get the 10% back).

The travel can be booked via any booking site or straight from the agency etc;. Airlines, Travel Agencies & Tour Operators, Hotels, Motels & Resorts, Cruise Lines, Passenger Railways and Car Rental Agencies are all considered travel expenses. Once the charge shows up on your account you can the simply go online to your Barclays account (see below) and request that the purchase be refunded using your points.

For example if you spend $420 dollars on a plane ticket and have 42,000 points from the bonus from opening the card and spending the $1,000, you’ll be able to get a $420 cash refund. Plus, you’ll also get 4,200 points redeposited to your account worth $42.

This card also doesn’t charge any foreign transaction fees. The annual fee is waived for the first year. After the first year is up, if you do not want to pay the $89 annual fee, simply call up Barclays and downgrade to the no annual fee version of the BarclayCard Arrival World Mastercard. The main differences between the Annual fee version and the no annual fee version is that the no annual fee version only gives a 20,000 point signup bonus and you only get 2 points on travel and dining purchases. The no annual fee version also gives a 10% point refund with every redemption and has no foreign transaction fees.

Also a nice perk about Barclays, is that they generally only pull from Transunion no matter your location, as opposed to Chase, Amex or Citi. That mean’s that Chase, Amex or Citi will not see the credit pull from Barclays or vice versa. Though, Barclays will see all of your recently opened cards if they are over 30 days old. Another great thing is that if you are maxed applying for cards from Chase or Amex here’s another great offer you can take advantage of. Click here to get your real Transunion score for free .

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Case Logic Lightweight Luggage On Sale at Staples

s0820454_sc7Staples currently has some nice deals on Case Logic luggage.

Also, don’t forget to use your Chase Ink credit cards for 5 points per dollar spent on this purchase.

Playstix Deluxe Set (211 pieces) – $23.50!

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This is currently available on Amazon for just $23.50!

  • Children can build anything they can dream up, with Popular Playthings Playstix Deluxe Set (211 pieces)
  • Children can design, build and transport their creations on the included molded Building Base
  • Includes 196 Playstix pieces, 6 small wheels, 8 large wheels, Building Base and 50-page Idea Booklet
  • For ages 4 and up
  • Popular Playthings provides award-winning toys that encourage learning, creativity, social interaction, and good old basic fun

Buy One, Get One Free on Select Little Tikes Toys!

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For a limited time only and while supplies last, when purchasing one of the select Little Tikes toys via this link, you can get a second LittleTikes item FREE!

This promo is in addition to the already discounted prices on these toys, so this buy 1 get 1 FREE promo definitely makes for a great deal!

Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

12,000 FREE Melia Reward Points!

Melia Rewards is currently offering 2,000 + 10,000 FREE points when signing up for their rewards program! It seems (although I’m not sure) that the 10,000 points must be used to book a room by April 30th. The other 2,000 points expire in a year.

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Melia is a hotel chain which has over 350 hotels in over 40 countries. Free rooms are between 6,000 – 100,000 points a night. Cash + Points redemptions start at just 2,000 points per night.

There are many hotels which are below or near 12,000 points for a free night!

Although, by reading the promo page it may seem that you need to make a booking to get the 12,000 bonus points, in actuality all you need to do is just sign up. Once you sign up, the bonus points will automatically appear in your account.

This promo officially runs until April 30, or until the allotted promo points run out.

Note: The sign up page does request your passport number, if you do not feel comfortable sharing your passport number, you can just enter any number.

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(Thanks EHD!)

Today Only – Yamaha YAS-201 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer For Only $199.99 Shipped!

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As a deal of the day, Amazon has the Yamaha YAS-201 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer on sale for just $199.99 w/free shipping!

This is the lowest price this has ever been by a long shot and a $150 price drop from yesterday!

  • Frequency Response-35 Hz to 20 kHz; Audio-Sound System-DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, UniVolume, Air Surround Xtreme, Advanced YST II;Audio-Subwoofer Type-Active; Physical Characteristics-Color-Glossy Black;
  • Impedance-6 Ohm Speaker/5 Ohm Subwoofer; Audio-Speaker Configuration-2.1;Interfaces/Ports-iPod Supported-Yes; Physical Characteristics-Form Factor-Wall Mountable; Physical Characteristics-Front Speaker Depth-4.75;
  • Driver Type-2.13 Cone, 6.50 Cone Woofer; Audio-RMS Output Power-160 W;Interfaces/Ports-Number of Digital Optical Inputs-2;Physical Characteristics-Front Speaker Height-3.13;Physical Characteristics-Subwoofer Height-11.50;

Buy One Get One 50% Off Popular Board Games at Amazon!

For a limited time and while supplies last, Amazon is offering 90 different games at buy one get one half off! index

Simply purchase one of the select games offered by Amazon via this link, and you’ll get a second one 50% off.

You can mix and match games, you do not need to get 2 of the same game to be eligible for this promo.

Discount will be applied at checkout

Click here for this deal.

Sample games:

2 Apple iPad Air Cases For Only $11 Shipped!!

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To get this deal:

  1. Add the following 2 items to your cart:
    1. rooCASE Apple iPad Air (5th generation iPad) / iPad 4 3 2 / Apple iPad Mini Dual-View Folio Case Cover
    2. rooCASE Apple iPad Air Case – Slim Shell Origami Case for Apple iPad 5 Air (5th Gen) Tablet, BLACK (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep)
  2. Use promo code D2MNLY9V
  3. Your total will drop to only $11 for BOTH cases w/free shipping!

Hot Deals On Ten Strawberry Street Dinnerware and Glassware!

Wayfair via Walmart currently has some pretty hot deals on Ten Strawberry Street dinnerware and glassware. The prices listed below are for sets of 6!Capture

Below are just some sample deals, be sure to check out all Ten Strwaberry Street dinnerware and glassware here.

- Jerri

(Thanks Dudi for the tip!)

FREE Starbucks K-Cup Coffee Sample (Arrives in 6-8 Weeks)

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Just fill out the form to request your FREE Starbucks K-Cup sample pack!

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You will receive your sample by mail. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit (1) offer per household. Offer only available to consumers in the United States. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive the samples.

Acer Aspire V5 i5 Touchscreen Laptop On Sale For $499.99 w/Free Shipping!

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Microsoft has this laptop currently on sale for just $499.99 w/free shipping! This is $200 below retail.

Purchase this laptop on any American Express credit card for an extra year of FREE warranty from Amex!

  • Intel Core i5 4200U 1.6GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 15.6″ 1920×1080 Touchscreen LED
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • WiFi N
  • 4-cell Battery
  • Up to 6.5 hours battery life

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack – $7.47 Shipped!

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Amazon currently has this 3 pack for $9.97! Once logged into your Amazon account, clip the 20% off coupon and checkout with “Subscribe & Save” for a total of just $7.47 w/free shipping!

  • Kills cold and flu viruses
  • Removes more than 95% of allergens
  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
  • Proven to eliminate tough odors

Amazon Busy Toddler Savings Event – Get Up To $50 Off Instantly

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Choose from tons of items including strollers, furniture, car seats, children’s beds, activity & gear and much more!

Discount will automatically be applied at checkout, no promo code needed! Savings are as following:

  • Spend $75, save $5
  • Spend $150, save $20
  • Spend $250, save $50

Offer only applies to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com. Offer good while supplies last.

20% Off Select Clothing Orders of $100+ On Amazon!

Amazon takes 20% off all clothing orders of $100 or more placed via this link with code: APR20SPG

Shop women, men, girls, boys and baby clothing!

  • This is a limited time offer, and a limited number of promotional codes are available. The promotion is valid through 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) April 14th, 2014. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
  • Discount will be shown on the final page of checkout.
  • Purchases from sellers other than Amazon.com do not qualify.
  • All qualifying items must be purchased in one order and shipped to a single address.

Click here for this deal.

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4 GB MP3 Player – Just $19.99!!

You can currently snag this Sandisk MP3 player for only $19.99 from both Best Buy or Amazon!

This is the lowest price ever. Yesterday this was selling for $30!

  • Plays music, audiobooks, and podcasts
  • FM radio and Voice Recording
  • New stopwatch feature
  • Plays content from nearly every source (MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC)
  • AAC for DRM-free iTunes compatibility

Hamilton Beach Chef Prep 525-Watt Food Processor – $29.98!

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Currently available at Amazon for just $29.98!

Other merchants on Amazon are selling this for $55 and up!

  • Full-size 10-cup food processor with powerful 525-watt motor
  • 2 reversible slicing/shredding discs; stainless-steel chopping blade
  • 2 speed options plus pulse for precision results; oversized feed chute
  • Dishwasher-safe bowl, lid, blades, and discs; internal cord storage
  • Measures approximately 10 by 9 by 16 inches; 1-year warranty

Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive For Only $129.99 Shipped!

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Amazon has this 4TB external hard drive at it’s best price ever, at just $129.99 w/free shipping!

  • Instantly add 4 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required

Join Amazon Mom & Get 70% Off First Diapers Purchase + FREE 2-Day Shipping for 3 Months & More!

Update: Just a reminder that this offer ends today April 10th.

Amazon Mom Signup

First time subscribers can join Amazon Mom and receive 50% off their first diaper purchase, plus another 20% off with Subscribe & Save for a total of 70% off!

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To get this deal:

  1. Signup for Amazon Mom.
  2. Add one pack of any diapers found on this page to your shopping cart. The 50% discount will be automatically applied to your purchase during checkout between March 27th, 2014 and June 8th, 2014.
  3. Checkout with  Subscribe & Save ship between March 27th, 2014 and June 8th, 2014. The 50% discount will be automatically applied to your purchase during checkout.
  • Valid for new Amazon Mom accounts that are opened between 03/2714 – 04/10/14.
  • After the 3 free month trial you will be upgraded to $99 a year. You can set your account to not automatically upgrade by going to “Manage your Amazon Prime membership” and clicking on “Do not upgrade”.

With Amazon Mom you get Prime like benefits that means FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Amazon Mom also gets you 20% off diapers and wipes, 20% off other family essentials with 5 item Subscribe & Save, expecting members receive a 15% baby registry completion discount, + other benefits.

Get $20 Back on $100+ Spend at Staples with Amex – Includes Gift Cards!!

Get a one time $20 statement credit with your synced American Express credit card when you make a single purchase of $100 or more at any staples in store or at Staples.com! Valid through by 04/30/2014.

To register for this promo:

  1. Sync your CaptureAmex card to your Twitter account HERE
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet #AmexStaples to to add the offer to your synced Amex Card.
  3. Make a single purchase of $100 or more with your synced card at Staples.com  or in store by April 30, 2014.
  4. Receive the $20 statement credit within 90 day after your purchase.
    You can view full T&C’s here.

Note: Make sure that you’ve received a “@ reply” message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card.

Be sure to sync all of your American Express credit cards for this offer. 3rd party Amex cards, such as the Barclays Travelocity card, are not included in this promo.

Alternatively, If you do not have twitter, you can also get this offer by checking on your online American Express account, under “Offers For You” to see if you have this offer available.

To do so:

  1. Log in to your American Express account at. americanexpress.com ,
  2. Click on Recent Activity, under any card that you have.
  3. Click on the “Offers For You” tab and see if the offer is there. Be sure to check under each of your cards.
  4. Once you spot the offer, simply click on “Save Offer” – That’s it, you are registered.

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Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven – $28.99

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Amazon currently has this toaster oven at just $28.99!

  • Exclusive Even Toast Technology for up to 30-percent more even toasting vs. leading competitors
  • 4 slice/9″ Pizza Cooking Capacity
  • Toast, Broil and Bake and Keep-Warm Controls
  • Removable Crumb Tray
  • Bake Pan and Broil Rack Included