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Holiday Gift Ideas to Boost your Miles!

Nationally Recognized

This year, the National Retail Federation is predicting that over 80% of holiday shoppers - that's roughly 184 MILLION people - will be shopping online this season. If you're one of them, you're probably not just looking for the perfect gift, you're looking for the best deal. Using your Barclaycard Arrival™ Mastercard® to earn miles on your purchases is a smart step, and I'm here to share my secret with you for even more holiday shopping success: Barclaycard RewardsBoost


What is it?

Barclaycard RewardsBoost is an online shopping mall which connects – and rewards you – for shopping at some of the most popular online retailers. You’ll earn miles for RewardsBoost purchases in addition to your miles / $! From Nordstrom to Nike, if you’re looking to buy it online, RewardsBoost should be your first stop!


How can you use it?

Using RewardsBoost is super easy!

  1. If you have a Barclaycard Arrival™ Mastercard® and haven’t yet activated your RewardsBoost account, go to Barclaycard RewardsBoost to activate and start earning.
  2. Visit the Shop Online section of the Barclaycard RewardsBoost mall and click on any offer, product or online store. Be sure to click directly from the Barclaycard RewardsBoost mall to the store's website! And check for any offer restrictions before making a purchase to determine eligibility to earn rewards Miles.
  3. RewardsBoost will then take you to the store's website to complete your purchase. Make sure your browser settings are not blocking cookies from the store's website! Remember to only use coupon codes you find on the Barclaycard RewardsBoost mall.
  4. The store will confirm that you made a purchase. RewardsBoost will post the rewards you’ve earned to your Barclaycard account and will send you an email to let you know.

Looking for inspiration? Here are a few items on my list this year:


Work & School:

  • (1500 Miles) The Wall Street Journal. I love my WSJ subscription – so much I’ve even purchased a gift subscription for someone! If you subscribe to The Wall Street Journal through RewardsBoost, you’ll receive 12 weeks for just $12. Offer valid through 12/31/2015.
  • (8 Miles/$1) Rosetta Stone Language Software. If learning a new language is on someone’s list this year or if you’re planning an epic vacation abroad and want to get a feel for the language, Rosetta Stone makes a thoughtful gift.
  • (2 Miles/$1) Barnes & Noble. Every gift list includes a book lover – I know mine includes about eight! Barnes & Noble also has some pretty cute gifts for people of all ages.
  • (6 Miles/$1) A stylish passport case is a thoughtful gift for the well-traveled. My personal favorite comes from Graphic Image, but Saks has a wide variety to choose from!


Style & Beauty:

  • (6 Miles/$1) L'Occitane. I swear by their shea butter hand crème and buy a few as each year as gifts for friends and family. Now through 12/25/2015, you can also receive a Limited Edition Sparkle Gift Set - Only $20 with any $45 purchase (over $40 value). Gift it to someone on your list or treat yourself for being such a smart shopper!
  • (4 Miles/$1) Sunglass Hut. Summer isn’t the only time for shades. Purchase any pair of sunglasses for full-price and get $40 off a second full-price pair at Sunglass Hut. Offer valid 11/5/15-1/1/16.
  • (6 Miles/$1) Levi's. A denim jacket is a must have. If you shop Levi’s now through 1/31/15, you can enjoy free shipping on orders $50+ at Levi's. Exclusions apply.
  • (7 Miles/$1) Converse. Those plain white chucks are EVERYWHERE. Chances are someone on your list has put them on their list this year!

If you need to finalize your holiday gift cards, Shutterfly is another great RewardsBoost partner  - not to mention, you’ll earn 8 Miles/$1 on your purchase, too!

If you’ve used RewardsBoost before, we’d love to hear about it! Any great deals you’ve found?

The Wall Street Journal: Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. For pay by month subscriptions, eligible on first month only. Not eligible on Marketwatch action. Not eligible on Barons.

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