Category Archives: Rental Cars

Is the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Worth the Annual Fee?

Million Mile Secrets Reader, Mike, commented:

Am I missing something, or is the no-fee Chase Freedom Unlimited far superior to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus?  You can get more value with 1.5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 when you transfer them.  Even the Citi Double Cash looks superior, earning effectively 2% cash back vs. 2.1%.  And you can use it for anything and there is no annual fee.  Are there any benefits other than the sign-up bonus of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus that would justify the $89 annual fee?

Mike makes some great points!  There are good no annual fee credit card options that earn valuable rewards instead of the $89 annual fee Barclaycard Arrival Plus.

But the Barclaycard Arrival Plus has perks that make the card worth signing-up for, and depending on your situation, even keeping!

Is The Barclaycard Arrival Plus Worth The Annual Fee

My Barclaycard Arrival Plus Came in Handy During My Trip to Iceland!

I’ll show you where this card outshines most no annual fee cards.  And help you decide if it’s right for you!

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What’s Covered Under My Chase Sapphire Preferred Auto Coverage?

Million Mile Secrets reader, George, commented:

I am in France for a 3 month stay.  I’m going to rent a car with the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

I understand that primary coverage comes with the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Does that mean headlights, windows, and tires are covered, as well?  Europcar tries to sell me insurance for that, along with any other damage to the car.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred does NOT cover Personal Liability Car insurance for other property, cars, and injuries.  So will I be able to buy that separately from the car rental agency?

Thanks for the question, George!

Booking with the Chase Sapphire Preferred will guarantee your vehicle is covered for all physical damage, including headlights, tires, and windshields.

However, for personal liability coverage, you will need to read the fine print of your rental agreement.  And you may be covered by your personal health insurance, so make sure to check!

But the Chase benefits guide states that you won’t be covered for rentals that EXCEED 31 consecutive days!  So you’ll have to split up your rentals during your 3 month trip.

What's Covered Under My Chase Sapphire Preferred Auto Coverage

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Is My Top Pick for Rental Car Insurance

I’ll show you how to make sure you’re covered by the car insurance offered with the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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Now 30,000 Points ($300 Cash Back)! Higher Sign-Up Bonus for the Chase Ink Cash

There’s an increased offer for the Chase Ink Cash small business card!

You’ll earn 30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.  That’s 10,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points more than usual!

30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points are worth $300 in cash back.  But they can be worth a lot more!  I’ll explain.

Ink Cash Review

30,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Enough for Really Big Travel, Like 1 Night at a Luxury Hotel!

I’ll give you the details of this new offer, and help you decide if this card is right for you!

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British Airways AARP Discount Extended, Save up to $400 on Round-Trip Flights

Good news if you book paid flights on British Airways!  Via The Points Guy, the British Airways AARP discount has been extended to December 31, 2016, for travel through March 31, 2017.

If you’re an AARP member (anyone of any age can join AARP for $16 per year), you can save up to $400 on paid, round-trip, trans-Atlantic flights from the US on British Airways and certain partner airlines.

Plus, until October 1, 2016, you can get a free AARP membership by spending $15+ at Walgreens.

British Airways AARP Discount

Do You Know the Secret to Saving up to $400 on Paid British Airways Flights?

I’ll remind you of how the discount works and other perks you get with an AARP membership!

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Can You Get the Barclaycard Arrival Plus If You Have the No-Fee Arrival Card?

With the all-time highest bonus ever on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, folks have asked whether it’s possible to get this card if they have an existing no-annual-fee Barclaycard Arrival card (not currently available online for applications).

That’s because many of us who’ve had the Barclaycard Arrival Plus in the past have downgraded it to the no-annual-fee version after the first year.

Unfortunately, Barclaycard now considers the no-annual-fee Arrival and the Arrival Plus to be the same card product.  So if you currently hold the no-annual-fee Arrival, your online application will likely automatically be denied.

Get Barclaycard Arrival Plus With No Fee Arrival

Use Miles From the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Toward Statement Credits for Paid Travel Purchases of $100+, Including Rental Cars!

But it may be possible to get around this restriction.  I’ll explain how you can get the Barclaycard Arrival Plus with the no-fee Arrival card.

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