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

Amex Transfer Partners

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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(EXPIRED) Capital One transfer bonus to Flying Blue (2:1.8)

On the first of June, Capital One debuted its latest point transfer bonus and we just realized that we hadn’t covered it. Through June 30, 2019, you can get a 20% point transfer bonus when transferring Capital One Venture or Spark Miles to Air France / KLM Flying Blue. That means the current bonus brings the ratio up to 2 Capital One miles for 1.8 Flying Blue miles. That’s certainly not a bad deal if you’ve got a Flying Blue…

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(EXPIRED) Capital One adds JetBlue and offers transfer bonus (2:1.5 with the bonus)

Yesterday, Capital One added a new airline to the list of Capital One transfer partners: JetBlue TrueBlue. While the regular transfer rate for JetBlue transfers will be 2 Capital One Miles to 1 JetBlue TrueBlue point, they launched this new partnership with a limited-time transfer bonus, upping the ratio to 2:1.5 to kick things off. The Deal Capital One had added JetBlue TrueBlue as a Capital One miles transfer partner Regular transfer ratio is 2 Capital One Miles to…

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[Expired] Capital One transfer bonus to Emirates (1:1)

Capital One is offering a transfer bonus from Capital One Miles to Emirates Skywards. With the bonus, the new transfer ratio becomes 1:1. While Emirates Skywards isn’t a terribly exciting program on its own, it’s great to see Capital One offering a transfer bonus. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come in the future. The Deal Get a transfer bonus when transferring Capital One miles to Emirates Skywards (Tranfer ratio after bonus = 1:1) Key Details Expires at 12:00am EDT on 3/24/19 Quick…

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New Capital One business credit monitoring tool

Capital One has launched a new tool for businesses to monitor their business credit. The tool looks like it works similar to existing free consumer tools, but provides a glance at the business side of your credit. To my knowledge, this tool is the first of its kind to give access on the business side, and it is open to all US business owners (not just Capital One customers). As with other free tools, the…

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Transferable Points Programs: Amex vs Chase vs Citi vs Capital One

Amex Transfer Partners

In my opinion, transferable points programs are the most valuable points to accumulate.  These points can often be used at better than 1 cent per point value to book travel.  Even better, points can be strategically transferred to airline and hotel programs when valuable awards are available.  If you’re at all interested in free travel or luxury travel with points & miles, then you need to understand the basics of each of these programs. In this post,…

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Capital One “Rewards miles” post w/ purchase (no waiting for statement)

With the recent enhancements to Capital One’s Rewards miles programs (with the Venture and Spark Miles cards, which now transfer to airline miles, can be combined easily with your other miles-earning cards or even with other Capital One customers, and might even make these cards even better than the old SPG cards), I’ve been putting more spend on my Capital One cards than I had in years. That led me to discover something interesting and…

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Capital One “Rewards miles” Complete Guide

We’ve previously published complete guides to most transferable points programs, including Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Amex Membership Rewards. Now that Capital One has added transfer partners and initiated the ability to transfer Capital One “miles” to anyone with an eligible account, it was time to write up a complete overview of their Capital One Venture miles and Capital One Spark Miles program… Capital One “Rewards miles” (which aren’t really airline miles, but…

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Booking Delta flights with Capital One miles

Capital One has long touted that their Venture card earns 2 miles per dollar everywhere and with no blackout dates.  That’s technically true, but a bit deceiving in that Capital One “miles” are not airline miles at all.  Instead, they’re basically pennies that can be used only for travel.  When you incur a travel expense with your Venture card, you can erase that charge with your “miles” at a rate of one “mile” per cent…

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