1,000 Bonus Miles That I Didn’t Even Know I Earned!

I love getting offers for easy bonus miles. But it is even sweeter when you earn bonus miles without even knowing it! I just got an email from Barclaycard letting me know that I may qualify for bonus miles as a result of some Amex gift cards I bought on through the Barclaycard Rewards Boost shopping portal.

I’ve got to be honest here… I had no clue about the “Spring Bonus Campaign” being run on Rewards Boost portal. None whatsoever. However, I have been hitting it pretty hard buying American Express gift cards taking advantage of the 4x bonus miles promotion that has been offered frequently on the shopping portal.

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Apparently there was a promotion running from 4/22/14 through 5/11/14 offering a tiered bonus of up to 1,000 bonus points for shopping through the Barclaycard Rewards Boost portal. Spending of $300 or more was enough to trigger the full bonus amount. Considering I did that 100x over I managed to max out the promotion without even knowing about it. That is a pretty nice little surprise.

I have had the Arrival World MasterCard since February and it has quickly replaced all other cards in my wallet as my go to card for purchases that don’t earn a category bonus. Plus with the phenomenal offers on Amex gift cards via the Rewards Boost portal this month, I have been able to rack up well over 100,000 Arrival miles which will help pay for tickets to see the infamous mouse this fall at Disney World. With 4x miles offers on Amex cards and the normal earning rate of 2x miles on all purchases this card would be a great tool in any travelers belt!

Did anyone else get this bonus and if you did, where you previously aware of the offer?

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