Travel Giveaway: $440 Airline Gift Certificate

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

Yesterday I wrote about the newest product from Barclaycard called the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard which replaces the Arrival World Mastercard. The new card has the same features as its predecessor, plus a few added and extended benefits to make the new card even more attractive. The card features the EMV Chip + PIN technology that I wrote about this morning. One of the best perks of the card are expanded travel statement credit redemption options which include buses, timeshares, and campground. Not to mention it’s a nice looking facelift to the card itself.

So to celebrate these expanded categories, for today’s reader giveaway, we want to offer $440 in gift certificates to the airline of your choice from the following options:

  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airways
  • JetBlue
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • United
  • Virgin America
  • Southwest

The signup bonus for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard is 40,000 bonus miles, which is equivalent to $440 when redeemed for travel. Getting this card is already like a $440 credit in your wallet, so I want to tell you what you would use this $440 gift certificate for. Perhaps to fly to Seattle, like I did last week on Alaska Airlines? Maybe you’ve been wanting to visit the Smithsonian in DC to see Julia Child’s Kitchen?

How To Enter

  • Comment on this post and let me know how you would use your winnings. Where you would go? What airline would you choose?
  • Post your comment to this post by 5 p.m. ET Monday, May 19th to be eligible.
  • You can only enter once.
  • The winner will be chosen at random and announced in next Thursday’s giveaway post.
  • The winner will have five days to respond to our email getting your contact information (we get email information from the Disqus commenting system).

Good luck!

Last Week’s Winner

And the Winners of Last Week’s Prize of a Bally Wallet Is…


We asked our Twitter followers to utilize the TPG Maximizer –an all new tool that takes our expert points knowledge, the best sign-up offers, and big data to recommend the best new card for you. We got a lot of great entries and the random winner is @jpoysti’s, who had the Chase Sapphire Preferred card recommended to him by the TPG Maximizer.

The Bally Laltiro Wallet!
The Bally Laltiro Wallet!

Stay tuned for more great giveaways here on the blog and on TPG Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Safe travels!

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The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
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  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
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