If you have the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, it’s important to know which purchases will code as travel. This determines whether you can redeem your points for those purchases at a reasonable rate or not. Here’s what you need to know about how to use Barclaycard points at Disney.
Barclaycard Arrival Plus – The Basics
The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a popular rewards card among those who love Disney vacations. The biggest draw is its simplicity. Points you earn are worth one cent each when you redeem them for an eligible travel purchase.
It has a solid sign up bonus, typically 40,000 points (worth $400). It earns two points on every dollar you spend. This 2% earning rate is increased because Barclaycard gives 5% of the miles you redeem back to you.
How to Use Barclaycard Points at Disney
Here are the primary types of purchases you’ll make on a Disney vacation and how to use your Barclaycard points.
Disney Park Tickets
Purchasing Disney Park tickets directly through Disney will not code as a travel purchase with Barclaycard. However, many ticket brokers are known to code as travel purchases. And, you’ll usually save a little as well. Here are a few examples:
Disney World – When you want to use Barclaycard points on Disney World tickets, we recommend Undercover Tourist. We’ve used them several times and always had a great experience.
Hotels & Flights
Disney hotels are an eligible travel purchase with the Barclaycard. Flights are eligible travel purchases as well. This is true whether you book through Disney, a travel agent, or a third party site like Expedia.
Disney Vacation Packages
Purchasing a Disney vacation package is another good way to use your Barclaycard points to get Disney tickets. When you combine your tickets with your hotel stay, it also codes as a travel purchase.
Food & Souvenirs
It’s also possible for your food and souvenirs to code as travel purchases. If you’re staying at a Disney hotel, charge your purchases back to your room. Because you’ll be ultimately be paying for them as part of your hotel stay, they’ll code as a travel purchase.