Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard $200 Bonus Review

Barclaycard is not a name synonymous with American households.

If not for being in the business of personal finance, I would only have seen it mentioned in advertisements every 15 seconds watching a premier league match on NBC.

But over the last few years, Barclaycard has been making a major push in the US credit card market and now can boast a wide variety of credit card products that can match almost any card from any major issuer.

One of the most competitive cards in the cash back space, the Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® includes an array of top-notch benefits including a $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $1,000 in purchases during the first 90 days.  1.5% unlimited cash back is provided on all purchases (no tiers, no quarterly categories) and to separate itself from the other 1.5% cash back cards out there. Barclaycard offers a 5% cash rewards redemption bonus.  This means that every time you redeem your cash back, you earn an additional 5% in rewards (making your effective cash back rate 1.575%)

  • $200 cash rewards bonus after you spend $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash rewards on every purchase
  • Every time you redeem, get a 5% cash rewards redemption bonus to use toward your next redemption
  • Redeem your cash rewards for a deposit into your U.S. checking or savings account, a statement credit or gift cards. Redemptions start at $50.
  • Cash rewards do not expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Enjoy a 0% introductory APR for the first 15 months on purchases. Plus, you'll get a 0% introductory APR for 15 months on balance transfers for each balance transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that a variable rate will apply, 15.99%, 20.99% or 25.99%, depending on your creditworthiness

The Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® also offers the best in secondary features, including free online access to your FICO credit score, chip card technology (which is great for security, but a pain sometimes at department or grocery stores) $0 Fraud Liability protection so unauthorized purchases are not your problem, and NO ANNUAL FEE.  When you take into account all of the rewards plus that little 5% bonus bump, it makes the Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard one of the best cash back credit cards available on the market today.

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Last Edited: April 20, 2018 @ 8:09 pm
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