You can earn Participation Miles for the following community activities:
Completing your Travel Profile
Posting a Travel story with 100 words and at least one, unique image. Updated 10/28/2015
Adding a travel detail to a travel story using the map
Receiving a kudos on your travel story
Note: As of 4/11/2014 up to five (5) travel stories can be posted for an individual City, State, Country.
Note: As of 4/17/2015, up to one hundred (100) travel stories can be posted by a user per month.
How Your Participation Miles are updated on the Travel Community:
Participation Miles are updated every day for the previous day’s activity. The miles are totaled at midnight and added to “Your lifetime community miles” the next day. “Your lifetime community miles” total can be accessed on your Travel Profile (click on your name in the upper right corner). Please note: this is a cumulative total of all your community activity to date.
Currently, we do not offer an individual breakdown for daily or monthly totals in this area. We are looking to improve this experience and provide a better snapshot of your Participation Miles totals in the future. We will be implementing a daily alert email that will notify you of the Participation Miles you earned the previous day. We hope that this daily email will help clarify the activities that are earning you Participation Miles.
How your Participation Miles are transferred to your Barclaycard Arrival™ account:
In order for your Participation Miles to transfer to your Barclaycard Arrival™ MasterCard® account so that you can redeem them for travel rewards, you must link your credit card account and community profile. Click here for linking instructions. Participation Miles are calculated on the first of every month for the previous month’s activity. You will be able to see that your Participation Miles have been added to your “Miles total” on the 1st of every month. If the 1st of the month, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your miles will post on the first Tuesday of the month.
Participation Miles are not itemized in the online Account Summary.
You can view an itemization of your Participation Miles on your monthly statements. Please remember that your Participation Miles are calculated for the statement monthly while your statement will cross multiple months.
How your Participation Miles are redeemed if you do not have a Barclaycard Arrival account:
If you are a non-cardmember, the miles you earn will be automatically redeemed for an eGiftcard from a list of four major retailers, subject to change at any time without notice. You will receive an email, prior to your eGiftcard being sent, allowing you to choose one of the four options.
Note: If you are a Barclaycard Arrival cardmember and have not linked your account and earn over 2,500 Participation Miles, the miles you earn will be automatically redeemed for an eGiftcard from a list of four major retailers, subject to change at any time without notice. You will receive an email, prior to your eGiftcard being sent, allowing you to choose one of the four options.