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AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard®

AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® review

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Annual Fee
Interest Rate: Purchases
19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable)
Interest Rate: Purchases
19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
Balance Transfer
19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
1 - 3% cashback
1 - 3% cashback
Signup Bonus
$100 after spending $500
Signup Bonus
$100 after spending $500

Informr score
The AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Am I eligible?

AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


It may seem like only AARP members should get the AARP Travel Rewards Mastercard, but an AARP membership isn’t actually required to qualify for this card. That said, the AARP branding, being able to redeem your rewards toward an AARP membership, and having the opportunity to give back to the AARP Fo...

- Ben Walker, FinanceBuzz

The AARP® Travel Rewards Mastercard® from Barclays is an excellent travel card for older adults who want to be active AARP members while also getting rewarded every day for their purchases. The card’s travel categories, which earn an unlimited 3% back, are not groundbreaking. They do, however, provi...

- BestCards

If you’re an AARP member looking for a simple and surprisingly strong travel cashback card, the The New AARP Travel Rewards Mastercard from Barclays is a great pick for the price.

- Steven Dashiell, Finder
Business Insider
Business Insider

The AARP credit cards from Barclays are worth considering if you want to earn cash back without paying an annual fee, but there are other more rewarding cash-back cards available that might be a better fit for your spending habits.

- Holly Johnson, Business Insider


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 19.74% ‐ 28.74% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
  • Intro rate applies on balances transferred within the first 45 days of account opening.
  • This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
Cash Advance Interest Rate 29.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $0.00
Balance Transfer Fee 5%

Minimum of $5

Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $39.00


Sign up bonus $100 after spending $500
  • On purchases within the first 90 days
  • Barclays will donate $10 to AARP Foundation for every new account
All Purchases 1% cash back
Restaurants 2% cash back
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels 3% cash back
Travel 3% cash back

On Airfare and Car Rentals.

Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details

Barclays will donate 1% of eligible purchases to AARP Foundation

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Travel Accident Insurance No
Car Rental Insurance No
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance No
Concierge Service No
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores Yes
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
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