A free TripIt subscription is available for anyone who has already applied for the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. For those who do not have the Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard it is a card with great rewards for travel and you can learn more about it in our review or apply here.
This page will describe the steps that need to be taken so that your free subscription to TripIt Pro can be claimed if you do have a Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard.
Creating a TripIt Account
There are two types of TripIt accounts—a free one and the Pro version. It is a good idea to create a TripIt account that has no charge and see what it has to offer before committing to the Pro version. Creating a free account is not necessary if you want the Pro version but it is recommended so you can determine if this is something that can be valuable to you.
By trying the free version of TripIt you can check out its features and then sign up for the Pro version if you like it and think you will use it. It comes with a $49 annual fee so if you stop the use of your Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard then you will not be charged for using it as the complimentary free version of TripIt Pro is only available with the card.
Logging into your TripIt Account
Make sure you are logged into your TripIt account once you have created it. If you try to log in during the middle of the process, you will be asked to pay for the membership and then you will need to start over.
Logging into your Barclaycard Account
Set up an online account at www.barclaycardus.com and then log in to access it as if you were going to look at your statement, pay your bill or check your transactions.
In order to activate TripIt you need to click on the TripIt Pro banner predominately displayed in the middle of your screen. As shown in the picture below, click on the “Activate Now” button, which is green.
Click “Get TripIt Pro”
The screen below will then show up if you are already logged into your free TripIt account. Click on the big orange button and the $49 fee will be complimentary.
If you have not already created a TripIt account, you will be directed to the screen below instead so that you can create a new account. This can be done by entering your email address and password.
Enjoy TripIt Pro
Having gone this far, your TripIt Pro account is now set up.
Because the subscription is complimentary, there is no charge to your Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard and there will never be any charge for this subscription. The annual fee of $49 is only charged when you decide to cancel the Barclaycard Arrival MasterCard.