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Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards (75k for $5k)[Consolidated]

Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards (75k for $5k)[Consolidated]

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50,000 after $3,000 spend:
https://applynow.capitalone.com/?productId=5149


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
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)
Global Entry
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 Dec 13, 18, 1:30 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Originally Posted by thebat View Post
Pointsguy says it is gone, down to the normal 50K points for $3000 spend. No AF first year, $95 thereafter. Probably worth it if you need TSA/GE fee.
i applied too late for 75 but i was approved for the venture 50K so at least thats something considering my credit history . i guess i'm excellent!.

i guess would be silly not to get free global now wouldnt it?

so if i can do 3000 sooner than the 3 months do they give me the 500 sooner? how long after i get 3000 do they put it in?
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Old Dec 15, 18, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
I think this is another example of the same experience that GiltGrouch has reported. Scroll back to post 608, and read forward.

What Capital One is seeing are applicants who are opening accounts (too many new revolving accounts), but not using them ongoing (no revolving accounts have a balance). This indicates churning, and they aren't interested in awarding new account bonuses for card that will not be used after the bonus is earned. It doesn't matter to them if their algorithm is correct in your case, each of us is nothing other than an instance of a type.
Thanks. It's still quite interesting that Capital One is more strict than the infamous 5/24 rule from Chase.

I got denied, but one of my family members got approved few days after applying, we plan to just add authorized users (me and my spouse) to my family member's card account. I think with 2x point / dollar, this is a good card to be used by all of us on everyday spend for merchants who don't take AmEx. Now the question is, can the point transfer to airline program be transferred to authorized user's frequent flyer account?
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Old Dec 19, 18, 5:03 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: JFK
Programs: AA Platinum
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DP: card is still churnable, and mailer codes are transferrable.

2017-06-01 - applied for 50K/$3K/3mo public offer, approved on recon
2018-07-11 - closed account
2018-12-19 - applied using 60K/$3K/3mo mailer code (targeted at my SO), instant online approval for $30K

No other CapOne credit accounts in my churn history, though I did churn their checking & savings accounts (opened 2017-07-12, closed 2018-11-02)

I am at 6/6mo and 22/24mo new accounts overall, with 20-30 inquiries depending on bureau.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 7:38 am
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: C1, C1.5 C2
Programs: aa ua dl jb starwood marriott hyatt
Posts: 329
How long is it taking for anyone to get their card?
I got approved on Nov 30 and still haven't gotten card.
I got an email it would get to me by Dec 10th.
Everytime I call they give me a different answer.
Wasn't mailed, was mailed and arrived on 10th but no tracking, we left your address off etc.
Terrible customer service.
Regret applying.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 4:50 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Jackson, WY
Posts: 529
How do y'all do redeeming points? Thinking about doing the 200k (for $50k spend) Spark Miles card. Do I understand this right, if I spend $50,000, I'll earn 2 x 50k = 100k points. Then I would also get the 200k point bonus. So this signup would net me 300k Capital one points? I understand I can transfer 2:1.5 to a bunch of airline miles, netting me 225,000 airline points for $50k spend. What's not clear is just redeeming points to pay down a travel bill. Is it $.01 or $.02 per point.

My go to is the United Club card. Because my home airport is very expensive (Jackson, WY), I average about $.03/point redemption in economy on UA. Club card gives me 1.5X/1$, so I essentially average $.045 per back per dollar spent. I'm sitting on 500k UA miles, but my head is telling me I'm giving up 75k UA miles by doing the Spark card.

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Old Jan 1, 19, 12:22 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: JFK
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Originally Posted by anngi View Post
How long is it taking for anyone to get their card?
I got approved on Nov 30 and still haven't gotten card.
I got an email it would get to me by Dec 10th.
Everytime I call they give me a different answer.
Wasn't mailed, was mailed and arrived on 10th but no tracking, we left your address off etc.
Terrible customer service.
Regret applying.
Approved 12/19, card arrived 12/31. Not bad considering the holidays.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 12:29 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2015
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Originally Posted by Mbcijim10 View Post
How do y'all do redeeming points? Thinking about doing the 200k (for $50k spend) Spark Miles card. Do I understand this right, if I spend $50,000, I'll earn 2 x 50k = 100k points. Then I would also get the 200k point bonus. So this signup would net me 300k Capital one points? I understand I can transfer 2:1.5 to a bunch of airline miles, netting me 225,000 airline points for $50k spend. What's not clear is just redeeming points to pay down a travel bill. Is it $.01 or $.02 per point.
Statement credits are $0.01 per point.

300K transferrable points for $50K spend over the course of a year is pretty great for a single app. For comparison, even if you churned other personal cards as hard as possible you'd still be well under a million, with 10X the overhead and credit damage.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 9:05 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2011
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Originally Posted by Mbcijim10 View Post
How do y'all do redeeming points? Thinking about doing the 200k (for $50k spend) Spark Miles card. Do I understand this right, if I spend $50,000, I'll earn 2 x 50k = 100k points. Then I would also get the 200k point bonus. So this signup would net me 300k Capital one points? I understand I can transfer 2:1.5 to a bunch of airline miles, netting me 225,000 airline points for $50k spend. What's not clear is just redeeming points to pay down a travel bill. Is it $.01 or $.02 per point.

My go to is the United Club card. Because my home airport is very expensive (Jackson, WY), I average about $.03/point redemption in economy on UA. Club card gives me 1.5X/1$, so I essentially average $.045 per back per dollar spent. I'm sitting on 500k UA miles, but my head is telling me I'm giving up 75k UA miles by doing the Spark card.
I recently redeemed nearly 300k points, the last of nearly 650k points I had been accumulating since 2011. Unlike Barclay's Arrival+ credit card, a Capital One charge can be redeemed multiple times as long is active (90 days) . With other credit cards, a travel charge goes away after choosing to redeem points against it. In the past, travel items I had charge to my card but subsequently canceled, would be available for redemption for 90 days.I remember using a cancelled hotel booking to partially redeem against a sizeable charge I had made at Toys R Us for Christmas. I used my points a lot to partially offset the total cost of airfare for a family of 4 when award tickets were hard to come by.

The 300k for $50k spend is a great deal if you can do the spend. I wish I could, but my max expenses only amount to around $6K per month. I was accumulating about 50k points a year at one point. These were my favorite points to use. Now I only have less a 1000 and will take a while now to fatten it again.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 2:56 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: C1, C1.5 C2
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Posts: 329
Anyone know where I can find what constitutes spend? If I pay someone on paypal with the Venture card does it count towards spend?
With no way to pm Capital One haven't found away to find online what constitutes spend and also what the exceptions are.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 8:58 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2015
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Originally Posted by GiltGrouch View Post
I think you just figured it out. Cap One's problem with me isn't that I pay off balances, it's that I have more credit cards with zero usage than non-zero usage. Hmmm... Next time I'll get some charges on all cards for a few months before applying for a Cap One card.
Mia is a super mega-guru of FT. I was going to suggest the same thing, but I hadn't come back to this thread in some time and she beat me to it (not the first time). I pay off all my balances every month and was auto-approved for the Venture. Seems Cap One has put rules in place to reduce their potential exposure to churners, not to reduce their exposure to those with responsible credit.I do have a number of cards, but I'd say I'm probably at around 10? Definitely nowhere near what others have. I also happen to have an auto-payment of various minor recurring bills on about half of them more by chance than design (either because of bonus points or else just too lazy to change them). All my cards are autopaid in full every month.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by baroqen View Post
Mia is a super mega-guru of FT. I was going to suggest the same thing, but I hadn't come back to this thread in some time and she beat me to it (not the first time).
I believe Mia is a male.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:53 pm
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Is it possible to obtain a 2nd Venture card for my wife on the same account without incurring any additional fees?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by thebat View Post
I believe Mia is a male.
Oops? Not that it matters either way, but if that is the case, I've been mistaking it for years.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 5:14 am
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I believe Mia is a male.
LOL, I used to think the same thing, then realized it probably referred to MIA.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by CO-PLAT View Post
Is it possible to obtain a 2nd Venture card for my wife on the same account without incurring any additional fees?
The answer is "yes".
Instant approval for $30K credit line. 826 FICO, $100K+ income, never carry a balance, have only applied for one other card in the last three years.
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