Our Second Choice Card for Major Points
Barclaycard Arrival Plus
Current Bonus: 40,000 miles when you spend $3,000 in the first three months. You’ll receive 2 miles for each dollar spent on ALL purchases. They also include a complimentary membership in TripIt Pro. There are no foreign transaction fees and they do offer EMV technology.
The $89 annual fee is waived for the first year.
This card doesn’t look as shiny and bright as others, but it is worth nearly $450 worth of travel savings when you use those points for cheap travel. The chip and pin security technology and absent foreign transaction fee makes it very attractive for using while while traveling the globe.
Alternative: Barclaycard does have a no-annual fee card, but those 2x per $1 points only work with travel and dining purchases. Any other purchase gets a 1x point.