Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
75K "miles"
75K after $5K spend in 3 months from account opening
Click Here to Apply

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

FM Mini Review: This card earns 2 "miles" per dollar, which are worth exactly 1 cent each toward travel. This makes the return on spend similar to a 2% cash back card (though in this case you must redeem your miles to offset travel in order to get 1 cent per mile). One big advantage over cash back: Capital One allows transfering their "miles" to airline miles at a 2 to 1.5 ratio.


Card Type: Visa Signature

Earning rate: 2X everywhere

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Earn 10x miles on hotels when you pay with your Venture card at hotels.com/venture ⚬ Redeem miles for travel at value of 1 cent per mile. ⚬ Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®

Overview

This is a decent travel rewards credit card with good "everywhere" rewards. Earn 2 miles per dollar for all spend. Miles are worth 1 cent each when redeemed for travel. Simply use the card to pay for any travel expenses, and then log onto your account and apply miles to offset your statement charges.

Things get more interesting now that Capital One Miles are transferable to airline miles. Since the transfer ratio is 2 to 1.5, you can think of this card as earning your choice of 2% everywhere OR 1.5 airline miles everywhere.

More information about Capital One transfer partners can be found here.

10X for Hotels...

One other area in which this card really shines is when booking hotels through their special link. Earn 10x miles on hotels when you pay with your Venture card at hotels.com/venture. In other words, you get the equivalent of 10% back for all hotel bookings made this way!

Bottom Line


This is an good choice both for its signup bonus and rewards for spend, and it's especially good for those who book hotels often and don't want to bother with trying to seek out the best deals.

Application Tips

Capital One Application Tips


  • 6 month rule: Must wait 6 months after applying for a Capital One card before applying for another one.

  • 2 card limit: You can have at most 2 Capital One consumer cards

  • Get Same Card Again: There is no known rule against getting the same card and bonus again even if you still have the card open.

  • Hard inquiries usually get issued through all 3 credit bureaus


To check application status, call (800) 903-9177 or (877) 277-5901
If denied, call reconsideration here: (800) 625-7866

Related Cards (Capital One Miles)

Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
Up to 200K miles
Up to 200K miles: 50K after $5K spend in 3 months from account opening. Earn an additional 150K miles when you spend $50K on total purchases within the first 6 months. Limited time offer.

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

Recent better offer: None.

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
75K "miles"
75K after $5K spend in 3 months from account opening

No Annual Fee First Year, Then $95

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20K "miles"
20K after $1K spend in 3 months from account opening

$0 Annual Fee

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$0 Annual Fee

Last updated on May 30th, 2018

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