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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.

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