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Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards (50K for $3k spend)[Consolidated]

Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards (50K for $3k spend)[Consolidated]

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50,000 after $3,000 spend:
https://www.capitalone.com/credit-ca...vel-and-miles/


Capital One usually does a hard pull with all three credit bureaus.
If you have a security freeze on your report, they generally will not allow you to submit a code for this report to be viewable.

If you've held this card before, it looks like you can get this bonus again. Data points: 1, 2. YMMV
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Note on redemption: You can reimburse yourself for the same charge an unlimited number of times.

Note on point transfer: The ability to transfer points between CapOne accounts ended effective September 15, 2015
see: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25009158-post383.html

Below are some successful and unsuccessful reimbursements form the Arrival Plus page, many if not most should be applicable.

Successful
Don't forget travel purchase needs to be > $25 charge for 2,500 mile redemption

Successful
9/11 Museum and Memorial - NYC
Accuracy Limo (via Square, Salt Lake City, UTlimoservice)
ACE Adventures (West Virginia White Water Rafting), had to call in to get it processed manually
agoda.com
AirAsia Flights (airasia.com)
airbnb bookings
Alaska Airlines checked baggage fee $25 charge
Amazing Bike Tours Thailand
American Airlines telephone booking (including booking fee)
Amtrak train ticket >$25 (ALB-NYP)
Amtrak train ticket >$25 (unknown destinations)

Argosy Cruises (SEA, classified as RECREATION)
Autoeurope.com
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) San Francisco
Bieber bus tickets
Boston MBTA Charlie Card reload & Commuter Rail passes & tickets
Burj Khalifa observation decks
Buying Lifemiles from Avianca
Canada Transfers Cancun
Capitaine Train Tickets (capitaine.com)
Carmel Limo (NYC car service)
carrentals.com
cheaptickets.com hotel
Chinese Visa Application Fees (had to call in. Credit showed up in account in 2 business days. See Post 912 and 921 for details)
City Taxi (Tampa)
CostcoTravel
Cotai Waterjet (Hong Kong)
CT Limo
Daily Getaways purchase of HHonors points
DB Bahn Trains Germany (bahn.de)
Disneyland Hong Kong (Manual redemption required)
DriveNow - all locations in EU/US
Dublin Bus Tours Hop on, Hop off (Green)
Eiffel Tower (manual redemption by phone allowed)
Empire State Building tickets
Enterprise rent-a-car, paid at the counter when returning the car (used Chase United Visa initially for primary coverage, but asked to pay with a different card when returning the car)
Eurostar Train Tickets (eurostar.com)
Europcar.com
Expedia.com
Global Entry (Venture Rewards card)
Hertz Rent-a-Car (booked on hertz.com)
Hong Kong Airport Express Pass
Hotel bookings through Rocketmiles (even refundable bookings or those tied to other promotions)
Hotels.com
Hotels.com Gift Card (classified as BUSINESS SERVICES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED).
Hotwire
ItaliaRail (online booking agency for TrenItalia)
LA Swamp Tours, Steamboat cruise, Haunted History Tours (New Orleans)
Lahaina-Maui Ferry Tickets - booked online at www.go-lanai.com
Las Vegas Show Booked through hotel
Las Vegas show tickets booked online (Mandalay Bay Box office)
Limo Charges - Two limo charges that I made in March PRIOR the the recent changes to what qualifies as "Travel" showed up as eligible travel charges. I guess with the changes to what's covered, and for how long, these got pulled back in.
Lyft
M-Life advance reservation deposit
Montway Auto Transport (deposit)
New York City MTA Subway Cards
New York Waterways Ferry (between NJ and NYC)
Ngong Ping 360 (Hong Kong)
Norwegian Cruise Line purchase made from telephone order from vacationstogo.com
Norwegian Cruise Line (deposits and payments)
NS Hispeed Train Tickets (nshispeed.com)
NYC Taxi
Orbitz.com purchase
ORCA card for Seattle area tolls (considered the very typical GOVERNMENT SERVICES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED)
The Parking Spot LAX
Paris RATP Metro/VATP (buy 10-ticket pack for >$25 and save cost)
PMRF Beach Cottages (Kauai)
Priceline
Primetime Shuttle (Worked from LAX-SNA)
rail europe on Travelocity
rail JR Rail in Japan, load as tourist attraction, call in to get it credit (Post#938)
Safari Helicopter Tour (Kauai)
Sandals.com resort booking (unique vacations) was not redeemable last year. Is redeemable online now
SEASTREAK LLC - NYC (Commuter Ferri)
Singapore Cable Car
Southwest Early Bird Check-in (billed separately from airfare charges)
Spirit of NY Dinner Cruises - www.spiritcruises.com, which have cruises in several other cities as well.
Starwood Vacation Ownership (SPG Timeshare) Westin Princeville Kauai (coded as Timeshare).
St Pauls Cathedral (manual redemption by phone allowed)
Super Shuttle (mixed, worked in SF when (billed SUPERSHUTTLE EXECUCARS), worked in Boston (SUPERSHUTTLE BOSTON), failed in LA (SUPERSHUTTLE)
Taxi in Zürich
Top of the Rock tickets - NYC
Trenitalia Online
Trimet (Portland OR public transportation)
TurboJET (Hong Kong)
Uber
United Baggage Fee
Universal Studio Orlando tickets (had to call in)
Viator (sightseeing/tours)
Victoria Clipper (passenger ferry)
Wedding at the Stratosphere's Chapel in the Clouds (billed as stratosphere)
Windsor Castle (manual redemption by phone allowed)
Wine purchases from different wine tasting rooms
WMATA (Washington DC Metro) - [reconfirmed 10/5/15]
Zipcar

Unsuccessful

www.b-europe.com (SNCB rail)
Amtrak (possibly due <$25 charge)
Blue Water Rafting. Merchant category "Recreation Services -- Not elsewhere classified"
Brazil airline GOL booked online codes as DIRECT MARKETING/DIRECT MARKETERS--NOT ELESWH ..
Car2go
De Palm Tours, Aruba (classified as Recreation. Called Barclay twice.)
Description: ZERVE *CA WHALES Merchant Category: THEATRICAL PRODUCERS (EXCEPT MOTION PICTURES), TICKET AGENCIES...Tickets to whale watching tour purchased over the phone.
Evan Evans Sightseeing tours (UK based)- http://www.evanevanstours.co.uk
Fastrak tag autoload for San Francisco bridge tolls ($25)
Gotobus.com Long Distance Buses, ~$100
Homeaway.com, posts as real estate. Barclays said they'd make a one-time exception but future purchases won't count as travel.
Hostelbookers.com deposit (maybe the charge which is >$25 will count?)
IHG points and cash hotel redemption
Malaysian Overnight Train KUL-SIN (ktmb.com.my)
Monterey Aquarium
Parking at HSV ($96 in parking at Huntsville International Airport)
Parking at IAH (Houston Intercontinental - on airport) -$76 (PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES)
Parking at LAS
Parking at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ
Parking at SNA (John Wayne Airport)
San Francisco Clipper Card public transit (autoload from website)
Skyjump at Stratosphere Hotel LV $150 (01/14) - not charged by hotel.
Space Needle and Chihuly Garden Tickets
Starwood points purchase (BUSINESS SERVICES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED)
Taxi Magic /Curb- Taxi service
Thello train (France-Italy night train, codes as rail-freight)
Trenitalia (both online and in stations, posts as rail-freight)

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Old Nov 29, 10, 12:55 pm
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Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards (50K for $3k spend)[Consolidated]

This card offers two miles for every dollar spent. Is there a gimmick to this?
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Old Nov 29, 10, 2:37 pm
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Welcome to Flyertalk.

When joining a Flyertalk section please use Search this Forum function to look for previous discussion of the same topic. Here are some threads I found using the keyword: venture.


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...-one-card.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...e-rewards.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/other...-why-hate.html


When comparing Capital One to other programs bear in mind that Capital One "miles" are actually points worth a fixed amount, $0.01 each. The value of airline miles is widely debated on Flyertalk, but a mile can be redeemed for greater than $0.02 each. This means that Venture "double" earnings merely makes it competitive with cards that earn one airline mile per dollar, but many cards earn more.
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Old Jan 17, 11, 6:14 pm
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Capitol One Venture Card....NOT!!

Upon closer look, this card, with its ubiquitous "2 miles per dollar" ad appears to me to be misleading. It actually gets you 2 cents toward whatever the airfare is per dollar spent on the card. It's a dollar-based model, not a value-based model. You can do better....especially if you use your miles for upgrades. And you can do so without going through the hassle of their "Rewards Program" to get your ticket. I was recently awarded this card, and I refused it once I studied the details. The AMEX SPG is still the best card out there.
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Old Jan 18, 11, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mitch777 View Post
Upon closer look, this card, with its ubiquitous "2 miles per dollar" ad appears to me to be misleading. It actually gets you 2 cents toward whatever the airfare is per dollar spent on the card. It's a dollar-based model, not a value-based model. You can do better....especially if you use your miles for upgrades. And you can do so without going through the hassle of their "Rewards Program" to get your ticket. I was recently awarded this card, and I refused it once I studied the details. The AMEX SPG is still the best card out there.
While I certainly agree that the claim that you get 2 "miles" per dollar with this card is misleading, I do still think it is a good value getting especially 2% back on every purchase on a Visa.

This program of theirs also seems fairly straight forward to me, much more so than some of their earlier "miles" credit cards that couldn't be redeemed for a set value per point, as they can with this card.
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Old Jan 19, 11, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by CMHFlyerOH View Post
While I certainly agree that the claim that you get 2 "miles" per dollar with this card is misleading, I do still think it is a good value getting especially 2% back on every purchase on a Visa.
Especially good if you make a lot of international purchases, since there is no forex on the Venture. Also, if you don't have a lot of choice which airline you fly or live in a region where many airlines aren't connected to one of the big CC FF programs, it's better to get "travel credit" rather than "miles."

The trick after the first year though is to be sure you will spend more than $7860 on the Venture; otherwise it makes more sense to use the no annual fee VentureOne with a lower 1.25% return.
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Old Jan 22, 11, 7:09 pm
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I didn't think much of this card until a friend's parents asked me for help redeeming their rewards. Could not have been easier, and it is nice to be able to use the credits toward any airline.

If you are looking for B/F class travel, not a great card, as regular miles would be more valuable. For coach flyers, I think it's actually pretty good.

Also, on the down side, if you cancel the card you would lose the credits.
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Old Jan 23, 11, 2:01 am
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Can anyone tell me if the CapOne Venture cards are No-Preset Spending Limit cards? If so, I am especially interested in which number is reported to credit bureaus as the credit limit (credit limit/high balance/none).

I don't see anywhere on the CapOne site that it is a NPSL card, but the visa website says that all Visa signature cards are NPSL. Thanks for any info.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 2:32 pm
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Capital One Point Redemption

I recently purchased a trip that cost $352.37, and I'd like to use CapitalOne no Hassle miles to reimburse the cost. The award chart indicates:

$150.01-350.00 - 35k miles
$350.01-600.00 - 60k miles

.00948cpm for that last $2.37 seems like a bad use of points. I've called customer service with no resolution towards an acceptable option.

Is this rule absolute, or has anyone had any luck gaining leeway on a few dollars over the range?
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Old Mar 9, 11, 2:52 pm
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The rule is absolute.

350.00 = 35k
350.01 = 60K

It is all computer driven, India outsourced, with strict unbendable rules.

In other words CapitalOne "No Hassle Rewards" is telling you "No."

I have never heard of any exceptions. And even they granted you one it would take way too much of your time and anger to get it.
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Old Mar 9, 11, 11:19 pm
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Where did you get your miles redemption chart?

On the website it says you just add two zeros to the purchase price to see the miles you need. They provide the example: $189 = 18,900miles

By the way...This is for the venture card miles from Capital One. i'm not sure if Capital One has several reward programs with different redemption amounts.

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Old Mar 9, 11, 11:50 pm
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Can you hold more than one Cap One card?

I'm thinking about taking up the Venture offer. However, the T&C state to call and a CSR will check to see if I'm eligible to upgrade my existing Cap One account. I don't want to leave the Cap One program I'm currently in, I just want to take advantage of the Venture offer.

Anyone here have the Venture card and a points earning card in another Cap One program?
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Old Mar 10, 11, 12:29 am
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You only add two zero's after the value of the reward exceeds $600.

The OP probably has the CapOne No Hassle Miles Card.

Miles Needed For Travel That Costs...
15,000 Up to $150
35,000 $150.01 - $350
60,000 $350.01 - $600
100x cost $600+

* No restrictions—you choose the airline, you choose the flights!

* Purchase tickets online, through your travel agent, or through any airline with your Capital One® card

* No advanced-purchase or Saturday night stay requirements

* The number of Miles required to redeem for travel is based on the transaction amount
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Old Mar 10, 11, 3:31 am
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Unless something has changed, yes you can. I had both a Capital One Orbitz Visa and a Cap One Cash back Visa at the same time, although one has since been canceled.
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Old Mar 10, 11, 6:47 am
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Yes, you can have more than one card that earns points. I have Venture and another points earning card.
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Old Mar 11, 11, 9:29 am
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Can I use my Capital One card to purchase an airline ticket for a friend or family member or is it only good for my own personal purchase?
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