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Old August 31st, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Default 35,000 Points on my Barclay's card??

What can I do with my 35,000 reward points. We have a cruise coming up in December on the Dream. Can they be used to pay off some of the sign & sail bill at cruise end? My TA told me you had to have at least 50,000 to trade them in. Is that correct? What about using them for OBC?? I'm totally confused.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 06:57 PM
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I believe it's 5000 points before you can redeem. If you go to Barclays website you can go to redeem and it will bring up a list of options for Carnival transactions that you can redeem against and how many points it would be. You can redeem for statement credit as one of the options. That's how I redeem and it posts right away.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 06:59 PM
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you can use them to pay for your S&S card but you do it once you get back. Charge your S&S card to your barclay card and when you get home go online to redee and they'll credit your account. Its a $100 for 10,000 points. We did this last year. We had 20,000 to redeem so it worked out well.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Thanks so much for this info. I would like to redeem once we get back home. I guess the TA was mistaken then and we WILL be able to use our 35,000 points.
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Thanks so much for this info. I would like to redeem once we get back home. I guess the TA was mistaken then and we WILL be able to use our 35,000 points.
TA was definitely wrong.....I've had one for years and have used it many times to pay off part of cruise after I get home..... or can use it against ANY flight you may have charged
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Old August 31st, 2012, 07:22 PM
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The way it is redeemed now, since March of this year, is when you have a charge for Carnival for more than $1500 you can pay down part of that charge at the higher redemption value than if it is under $1500. You do not need to have enough points to pay that entire charge balance. We paid down $1050 of the cruise fare charge, which was $2100, with 70,000 points.

So if you can manage to make the charge to Carnival over $1500 you can use the higher value for points redemption. That was a good change to the credit card program, before you needed the points to pay the entire charge.

Also use the card to pay for your SailnSign and you'll get double points, and they can be used to pay down that SailnSign charge!
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If you let it build to 100,000 points I beleive you get $1500 in credit.
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If you let it build to 100,000 points I beleive you get $1500 in credit.
You don't have to have 100000 points any more to get the higher redemption value. It can be applied to any charge to Carnival for $1500.01 or more. They will apply a partial credit at the higher rate.

For example this was credited towards a $2100 charge to Carnival for our cruise fare:

Date Redeemed: 05/18/12
Reward Received: Carnival Cruise Reservations*
Points Redeemed: 70000
Amount Status: $1,050.00
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Carnival Triumph - April 5, 2012 - Western Caribbean - Cabin 7419 - 4-day to Cozumel, just me and the DW and made great new friends!
Carnival Magic - August 5, 2012 - Western Caribbean - Cabin 8469/8421 - Ernesto couldn't divert us! Diving was incredible!
Carnival Magic - January 13, 2013 - Eastern Caribbean - Lido Inside Cabin 10222 - Cheers! Program was a blast!
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What can I do with my 35,000 reward points. We have a cruise coming up in December on the Dream. Can they be used to pay off some of the sign & sail bill at cruise end? My TA told me you had to have at least 50,000 to trade them in. Is that correct? What about using them for OBC?? I'm totally confused.
I just redeemed 35,000 pts for my cruise coming up next week. $350 off the final payment!!!

07/20 07/20 Carnival Rewards Credit 35,000 Points -$350.00
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Ok I logged on to Barclays. But where do you go to use the points for your cruise?
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Ok I logged on to Barclays. But where do you go to use the points for your cruise?
look up top third tab over rewards,redeem funpoints
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I just redeemed 35,000 pts for my cruise coming up next week. $350 off the final payment!!!

07/20 07/20 Carnival Rewards Credit 35,000 Points -$350.00
Good but better to pay the charge on your card for double points and than get statement credit.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Ok Thanks for the help....Found what I was looking for BUT...is there a minimum of points to get on-board credit? I have 19,000 points. When I click on the cruise one it comes up blank. But if I click on the other gifts it shows things to purchase. Would I be able to get on-board credit with 19,000 points?
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Old September 1st, 2012, 10:32 AM
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To purchase obc with points:
$50 obc - 7200 points
$100 obc - 12,500 points
$200 obc - 20,000 points

However, if you use the credit card to pay your sail and sign account, you get double points; then, you can use your points to get a statement credit where 5000 points would yield a $50 statement credit. So your current 19,000 points could get you $190 of statement credit but it is not enough to purchase $150 obc.
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I love this card. I have used it to purchase drink coupons and pre pay my gratuities on my last cruise. Plus it paid for my airfare.

Looks like for 20,000 points you can get $200 OBC
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From a promotional email I received from Carnival Funpoint Mastercard today:

"Redemptions begin at 3,700 points, and you can continue to pay yourself back for up to six months after your cruise purchase!"


Edited to add the bold in the text above was theirs. I was quoting it for the 3700 point part.
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Good but better to pay the charge on your card for double points and than get statement credit.
I did get double credits because I paid in full the same day I booked it!! I got the $350 off the next billing statement. So I guess I didn't really get $350 off final bill.

almost a free cruise because my balcony was only $373 per person!

$150 obc and airfare that cost $5.00
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What can I do with my 35,000 reward points. We have a cruise coming up in December on the Dream. Can they be used to pay off some of the sign & sail bill at cruise end? My TA told me you had to have at least 50,000 to trade them in. Is that correct? What about using them for OBC?? I'm totally confused.
If your TA gives out repetitive wrong info might be time to find a new one.
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If you let it build to 100,000 points I beleive you get $1500 in credit.
I thought I read someplace that the points expire after 6 months-anyone know if that is true?
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I thought I read someplace that the points expire after 6 months-anyone know if that is true?
They expire after 5 years.
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