You Can Use Your Barclays Arrival Cash Back to Pay Off Your Subway Charges (New Yorkers)

The Barclays Arrival (as has been written a billion times) allows you to use your cash back to pay for travel that you’ve booked. They define travel as “Airlines, Travel Agencies & Tour Operators, Hotels, Motels & Resorts, Cruise Lines, Passenger Railways and Car Rental Agencies.” I’ve been burned by this before, oddly enough, when I booked a bus trip (bus trip?) and it turns out I couldn’t use my points to pay for it. Oops. Anyway, you New Yorkers may be interested to know that I have been able to pay for Metrocards with Barclays points – that’s a nice little benefit that I wasn’t aware of.


3 comments on this post.
  1. Grant:

    Maybe the NYC subway system should partner with Barclays and have billboards hanging up at the exits. Free metro pass, only with the Arrival Car. Sign up today!

  2. PW:

    I thought we were supposed to use our Chase Sapphire Preferred on the subway and earn 2x points per dollar.

  3. Jared Blank:

    That’s for out of tourists :). Real New Yorkers use the Barclays card.

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