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[Consolidated] Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards [now 50K]

[Consolidated] Capital One Venture & other Cap 1 cards [now 50K]

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50,000 after $3,000 spend:
https://applynow.capitalone.com/?productId=3498


40,000 after $3,000 spend:
no annual fee the first year; no foreign transaction fees

http://www.capitalone.com/credit-cards/venture-rewards/

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 20, 17, 2:46 pm
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First time poster and first credit card experience with Capital One. I've been receiving targeted solicitations from CO almost weekly for years. Received one yesterday. I decided to apply for the Venture 50k offer. Denied!! Reason: number of bank cards tradelines opened in the last 24 months. I am over 800, perfect credit history. I hold a total of 5 cards (3 renewed this year). I am currently at 4/24. Never been denied for credit. So why am I their targeted customer? Well this was a horrible credit mistake. Warning folks.
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It's not all that surprising. I applied last week and was declined, even though I knew I had little to no chance. 8/24 and 800+ FICO. I figured I'd roll the dice on the higher offer. I was also declined for Barclay's Arrival+ earlier in the month.

The fact that a bank's marketing department targets you has no bearing on whether or not their underwriting department will approve you.
Great data points for me folks, thanks for posting! Sorry it did not work out for you two, but your posts are very useful to some of us, me for sure in this instance. I received a mailer today for the 50K offer. Thinking this was a targeted offer, I thought about pulling the trigger on it as I should get approved right? Checked here first for data points, and based on your two recent data points I will take a pass as I too have an 800+ score but since I am at 5/24, with 4 of the 5 in last year, and 2 of those in last 6 months.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 6:18 pm
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What is venture capital looking for?

I applied for a Capital Venture card yesterday. Got an email today which said I was declined. I have not had this card for at least 3 years. My FICO scores are 763, 797, and 729 for the 3 agencies.
I have never made a late payment in my life, have zero debt and always pay my cards in full every month.
So I am clueless as to the decline. I know that AMEX will not allow you to get the bonus rewards twice in a lifetime if the card is closed. Is there some hidden rule for capital venture that applies?
Or perhaps I do not have enough installment loans or other debt? (not that I am willing to abandon my completely debt free life)
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Old Jan 16, 18, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by Acrew66 View Post
I applied for a Capital Venture card yesterday. Got an email today which said I was declined. I have not had this card for at least 3 years. My FICO scores are 763, 797, and 729 for the 3 agencies.
I have never made a late payment in my life, have zero debt and always pay my cards in full every month.
So I am clueless as to the decline. I know that AMEX will not allow you to get the bonus rewards twice in a lifetime if the card is closed. Is there some hidden rule for capital venture that applies?
Or perhaps I do not have enough installment loans or other debt? (not that I am willing to abandon my completely debt free life)
In the email, or a later one, you are provided with a link to download the official denial letter which will contain the exact reason for denial. That should provide some clues.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 5:13 am
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Capital One Venture bonus and redemption question

I just signed up for the Capital One venture card last month. I am about $500 away from the minimum spend for the sign-up bonus. If I book my hotel with the card now (over $500), can I use that purchase to meet the min spend for the bonus then use the purchase eraser after the bonus is posted to redeem the miles for that hotel? Or can miles not be used towards the first $3k in spend?

Thanks!
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Old Jan 23, 18, 12:57 pm
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Status messages by phone

Anyone know if Cap1 status updates by phone actually say application denied, or could “application processing” mean either denied or pending?
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Old Feb 6, 18, 9:18 am
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Anyone have any recent success with Cap1 recons? Or do they just say they'll send the app in for manual review to get you off the phone?
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Old Feb 6, 18, 10:20 am
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Earn 10 points per dollar though marketing tie-in with hotels.com:

https://www.hotels.com/page/capital-one-venture

Note that the offer requires booking through this URL -and- paying with a Venture card, which means that you forgo any bonus that you might earn using another online shopping portal.
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Old Feb 6, 18, 7:27 pm
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Anyone have any recent success with Cap1 recons? Or do they just say they'll send the app in for manual review to get you off the phone?
Update: It appears that anything over 9/24 results in an auto decline. Customer service accepts requests for recon, but these requests are really declined without consideration as this is a hard rule, they just won't tell you directly. If you've had 10 or more card accounts opened in the last 24 months, do not apply.
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Old Feb 7, 18, 4:44 pm
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I have excellent credit scores and 30 credit cards; the few I use each month, I pay off in full.. I applied for Cap One Venture card after receiving a mailer. Got turned down. Sent letter to Richard Fairbank email I found here. Got a letter with another turndown, from someone who gave name, phone number, and PIN code, saying "I'm glad to help any way I can." Do I give up or make one more call, and if I try again, what arguments can I use? Thanks for any advice, Judy
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Old Feb 7, 18, 6:50 pm
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Judy,
If you’ve opened 10 or more credit cards from any bank in the past 24 months, Cap 1 will not approve you. Their customer service agents will cheerfully ask if there’s any new information they can provide for manual review, but it is really a pointless loop. Their EO is useless now as you’ve already experienced. I don’t think they really even look at the app if you breach their 10/24 rule. Nothing you can do but wait until you’re below that number and apply again from my own experience. Let us know if you’re successful though.

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Old Feb 9, 18, 12:43 pm
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Update: It appears that anything over 9/24 results in an auto decline. Customer service accepts requests for recon, but these requests are really declined without consideration as this is a hard rule, they just won't tell you directly. If you've had 10 or more card accounts opened in the last 24 months, do not apply.
Where did you gather this information from? How many cases have confirmed that 9/24 is the hard cutoff? When was this implemented? Did a CSM explicitly say this to you?
Would love to hear more about this.....
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Old Feb 11, 18, 5:43 pm
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Where did you gather this information from? How many cases have confirmed that 9/24 is the hard cutoff? When was this implemented? Did a CSM explicitly say this to you?
Would love to hear more about this.....
From what I can gather this started at the end of 2017, see this article from October 2017:

https://travelupdate.boardingarea.co...rd-limit-rule/

Has anyone with 10+ accounts in 24 months had success getting a Cap1 card recently?
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Old Feb 27, 18, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by dangw20 View Post
From what I can gather this started at the end of 2017, see this article from October 2017:

https://travelupdate.boardingarea.co...rd-limit-rule/

Has anyone with 10+ accounts in 24 months had success getting a Cap1 card recently?

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I applied (for my wife) tonight for the Cap1Venture card. Instantly approved. Has opened 11 cards in last 24 months, but 4 of them were business cards. Never had Cap1 card before. Credit score hovering around 800. Very excited as was wondering whether the new restrictions on Capitalone included business cards.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 6:39 pm
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I was approved for a Spark Cash card at 15/24. I have one personal C1 card.

This was NOT using the $1000/10K mailer but just a regular $500/4.5K app.

I applied using an EIN from consulting I do. Not sure what the limit or anything is, since it doesn't show up in my personal online C1 account. The app went pending, and after 3 days of calling the status number I got the approval message today.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 3:59 pm
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$500 Capital One Bonus Offer that Just Expired - Still Possible?

Got a targeted offer for earning up to $500 cash back on a 0% yearly fee Capital One Business card, the one where I get 1.5% cash back on all purchases.

Was in the mail at my virtual mailbox, and got lost underneath a big stack so I didn't look at it until today, the offer expired 2/20/18. Is it possible to still get this offer somehow by calling in?

$500 would go a long way at the moment in my business, so just wanted to ask.

Many thanks for any help in advance.
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