Without rehashing what is already posted, the 4x bonus (worth 4.4%) is back today at the Barclays shopping portal. Read all about directions HERE.
If you have spending to meet on your Delta AMEX card travel card you can confirmed, as I posted HERE, use that to buy the gift cards, earn the 4x as well as Delta points for buying the gift cards. So no you don’t have to use your Arrival card at the portal but you have to have an Arrival card to use the portal. Another choice is TopCashBack as they are back to 3% as well if you don’t have an Arrival card.
Then, once you have the custom gift cards you can go to your local CVS or other store that sells a Visa Debit card that can be assigned a PIN and then load those to BlueBird. Very simple and a great way to knock out MQD exempt spending! – René