- same 40,000 point bonus
- lower annual fee
- 2% on everything not only Dining/Travel
MemberSince99 wrote:There is a comparison on this site of the two:
The Truth: 2013 Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard Review
I can tell you with the customer service, as he mentions, that with Barclays the last time I called them, I got someone offshore, where with Chase I called and there was no mail system from hell to waste 10 minutes of my life and another 10 minutes on hold to be transferred and wait another 5 minutes, an American CSR answered the phone. Depends on how much you use it, but that's a plus in my book.
Also VISA does seem to be the way to go over Mastercard these days.
Bksuper wrote:Personally, I think either of the Arrivals are better than the CSP unless you're using the Chase Reward Mall and Chase Freedom to rack up extra UR points and want to have the CSP to transfer them 1:1 to hotel or airline loyalty programs to get status and get travel rewards that would have been the equivalent to multiple cents per point.
MB131174 wrote:Chase's customer service is HANDS DOWN (imo) the absolute best out there. I've found it to even be better than AmEx. Chase seems to want to say "yes" more than AmEx does.
pewpew wrote:I second that. If you aren't using the freedom/CSP combo AND the rewards mall, then don't waste your time. I racked nearly 20k extra points in 2 months thanks to those bonuses. otherwise stick to the cash reward cards.