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Best use of your miles so far?

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Stately Explorer

Best use of your miles so far?

Have you used your miles yet? What did you spent them on?

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City Slicker

Participation miles

Are they worth getting?
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Stately Explorer

Re: Participation miles

For sure! I collected almost 4k miles in a couple of days. That's more than I have with getting miles by using the actual card.

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Internationally Known

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

I used some for an upcoming stay with airbnb in Sedona but mostly I'm saving my miles for a trip to Italy in fall 2015.

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City Slicker

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

Hello, I'm a newbie and have a lot to learn. I know I'm looking at several years here but I dream of a trip to UK, Liverpool to be precise.  The math confuses me so much...how much money do I have to spend on my barclay card to earn such a trip/how many miles convert to dollars for that kind of thing. Approx $20,000 for my family and I.

 

Any insight helps. Thanks

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Stately Explorer

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

Hmm.  Well 20,000 points equates to about 200 for travel, so to get to 20,000 dollars worth would put you around, 2 million, correct?  It's late and my math may be wayyyyy off...dream big though, with everything put together, you may just get there :)

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City Slicker

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

Yes , you would need 2 million points to cover 20,000 dollars.
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County Wise

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

You must have a big family, minamouse, to require $20K for a trip to Liverpool. I am heading there in a couple of weeks, solo, at a much reduced cost. Here is how: -- A $535 round-trip ticket on American Airlines from Chicago to Dublin (flying to Dublin is less expensive than flying to the UK, this was a published fare when I bought it about a month ago). -- Then I'm on a ~140 Ryanair r/t flight from Dublin to Liverpool (be very careful with Ryanair and follow all their rules exactly, else you will pay extortionate fees). -- Six nights at the Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Airport (I used free hotel points, but you can also pay relatively little for a room there and also at the Hampton Inn Airport).  -- I plan to take the city bus into Liverpool every morning to see the city and take a couple of Beatles tours. When I've seen enough of Liverpool, I plan on day trips via bus or high-speed train to Manchester, Chester, York and Warwick. Good luck to you, I hope these ideas will help you fulfill your dream.

County Wise

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

I forgot to add that a Barclay Arrival+ card yields 2.2% (soon to be 2%) on spending, so spending $1 million will get you 2 million points, which will offset $20,000 of travel spend.

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City Slicker

Re: Best use of your miles so far?

Thanks Swooper. That was more of a very high estimate I used. Surely it should be less. Very helpful explanation!!! Thx again :) enjoy your trip! Go Liverpool Football Club ;)