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How to track your progress toward a BarclayCard welcome bonus

If you’ve recently applied for a new credit card from Barclays, you may be working on earning a new cardmember welcome bonus. Barclays makes it easy to track your progress toward earning your bonus.

Here’s how you can track the status of your welcome bonus through the Barclays website or the Barclays mobile app.

Tracking your welcome bonus on the Barclays website

Welcome bonus panel on the BarclayCard portal home page.

First, go to and log into your account. If you have multiple cards through Barclays, you can select the account you recently opened through the “View all accounts” dropdown. On the account home page, scroll down until you see the panel with your welcome bonus information and the “Manage Welcome Bonus” button. It will look something like the screenshot to the right. You can click on the “Rewards and Benefits” link at the top of the page.

Once you’re on the rewards and benefits page, you’ll see information on your progress toward your welcome bonus. The exact layout of the screen will differ by card. Here are a few examples of what the bonus progress panel looks like:

The screenshot shows progress earned on a welcome bonus. It displays 199 days left, $0 purchases out of $2,000, and a progress bar that tracks progress between $0 and $2,000 of spending.
Bonus progress panel on the Wyndham Rewards Earner® Plus Card
The screenshot shows progress earned on a welcome bonus. It displays 87 days left, 0 purchases out of 1 required, and that the annual fee has not yet been paid in full.
Bonus progress panel on the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard®

As you make progress toward earning your bonus, this tracker will update.

Screenshot of Barclays US mobile app welcome bonus tracker. The Rewards section is selected at the bottom of the screen. The app displays a box tracking the welcome bonus progress on the American Aviator Red card.
Click “Rewards” to track your welcome bonus in the app.

Tracking your welcome bonus in the Barclays US

You can also track your welcome bonus in the Barclays US mobile app. Simply click on “Rewards” to navigate to the rewards page in the app and you’ll see a screen that will display your progress toward a welcome bonus.

Bottom line

Earning a welcome bonus can be a great incentive to get a new credit card. But you want to be sure that you meet any requirements to earn the bonus—or you won’t get the points, cash back, or miles you’re expecting. Fortunately, Barclays makes it easy to track your welcome bonus through either its website or mobile app.

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  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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