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using miles for smaller travel charges
I’m new to suing miles, but I have a lot of them from several cards. One of them is the Barclay World Elite MasterCard. I just came back from Europe and had planned to use the miles in part to pay for several hundred dollars in train travel. However, I’m not able to because I paid for the trips individually and most came in just under $100 each. I didn’t realize purchases had to be over that amount to use the miles. That’s my bad, read the fine print, but is that common? I don’t see it as an issue on the other cards I have but I want to avoid this problem in the future. Thank you!
hi Carolyn, each program has their own rules. The Arrival + upped the min redemption a little while back. If you are just trying to cash out your miles you could book a fully refundable ticket, redeem miles for them, and then cancel the ticket. I wouldn’t make it a regular habit though.