After a dearth of attractive miles credit card offers recently, finally a solid offer from Barclays.  You can get 50,000 Miles & More points through this offer, 15K more than typically offered by Barclays:

  • Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase
  • Earn an additional 30,000 award miles when you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days
  • Cardholders receive a companion ticket annually.
  • Enjoy 2 award miles per $1 on Miles & More integrated airline ticket purchases
  • Earn 1 award mile per $1 spent everywhere else
  • No mileage expiration with monthly qualifying purchases
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening, after that a variable APR currently 15.99% to 24.99% depending upon your creditworthiness.
  • $79 annual fee
  • This is a U.S. card

50,000 Miles & More miles are enough to fly round trip from the U.S. to Europe in coach on Lufthansa or either of the other Miles & More carriers,  SWISS or Austrian.  You can also use the miles in a variety of ways with Star Alliance members:

  • Adria
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Blue1
  • Bmi
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • LOT
  • Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Spanair
  • Swiss
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United
  • US Airways

This is a great means of adding to your point total if you’re targeting a Star Alliance award, particularly if you’ve maxed out the lucrative offers from Chase.

You can apply here

NOTE:  I have no connection to Barclays or Lufthansa

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