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20% Transfer bonus: Capital One to Flying Blue

From today (11/1/19) through November 30, 2019, Capital One is offering a 20% transfer bonus for transfers from its Capital One miles-earning cards to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. With the transfer bonus, the ratio this month is 2 Capital One “Miles” = 1.8 Flying Blue miles. When combined with Flying Blue Promo Rewards, this can make for a very good deal. The Deal From November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern, receive a 20%…

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No Capital One payments through Plastiq for now

Last week, Plastiq sent out an email to those who have used Capital One credit cards for payments alerting them to the fact that Capital One has asked Plastiq to temporarily suspend the processing of payments on Capital One credit cards. Hopefully, this is a temporary issue. Here’s an excerpt from the email sent: As you know, Capital One has asked us to temporarily suspend processing of payments with their cards. We’re working closely with…

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(EXPIRED) 33.3% transfer bonus from Capital One to Qantas

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus on points transferred to Qantas. This bonus began last month, but we just realized that we never covered it. For those interested, this transfer bonus is available through October 31, 2019 and can present decent value. The Deal Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles and Spark Miles Select cardholders can get a 33.3% bonus on all miles transferred to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program by 11:59pm Eastern time…

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A couple’s credit card plan: 820,000 points in 15 months

Recently I published two first year credit card plans for a single person: one with and one without business cards: Beginner credit card plan — 325,000 points in 12 months (no business cards) Beginner with business credit card plan: 460,000 points in 15 months This post rounds out the series by introducing two player mode: signing up for cards as a couple.  Two is definitely better than one when it comes to credit card perks…

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Beginner with business credit card plan: 460,000 points in 15 months

Recently I published a first year credit card plan for a single person with no ability or willingness to sign up for business cards: Beginner credit card plan — 325,000 points in 12 months.  In this post, I’ve done the same thing, but with one huge difference: this plan assumes the ability to sign up for small-business cards. Assumptions For this post I’ve made the following assumptions about the reader: Good credit score Hasn’t applied…

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Beginner credit card plan: 325,000 points in 12 months

Several times in the past I’ve started writing a post like this, but soon abandoned it. My goal is to lay out an easily achievable first-year plan for earning rewards through credit card signups. The problem I’ve run into each time before is that the best plan depends on many factors… Financial: How good is your credit? How much credit card spend is typical for you?  What types of purchases do you put most on…

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Capital One Miles Sweet Spots

Capital One long had a fixed-value rewards program that did not offer the kind of opportunities for outsized value that one can find in transferable points programs. However, that changed with the introduction of transfer partners in late 2018. These days, Capital One “Miles” (earned via the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or Capital One Spark Miles for Business card) have many valuable uses in addition to the traditional ability to use Capital One…

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Cap One to take on Sapphire Reserve?

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears that Capital One is preparing to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card next year to take on Chase’s Sapphire Reserve.  Caroline Lupini shares this info on Travel with Grant’s blog. Caroline says that the card should be released in the second quarter of 2020, and that she has it on “good authority” from a source that the card will have the following features: 10X…

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Why LifeMiles transfer bonuses don’t excite me….much

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It’s no secret: LifeMiles excite me. I’ve written about The secret LifeMiles award chart, asked Does LifeMiles play favorites? and I’ve been Trying to crack the LifeMiles secret code to Europe. Greg has written about Avianca LifeMiles’s awesome mixed-cabin award pricing. First class for less. While not without some drawbacks, LifeMiles can be really interesting. As an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner, it’s easy to rack up miles. What’s more,…

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