Capital One Venture Goes Metal, for a Limited Time

Claire TsosieFebruary 15, 2017
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Metal is the new plastic.

Capital One is making the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card available in metal. Those who apply for the travel credit card beginning Feb. 15, 2017, will receive a card that is “made of stainless steel veneer and is produced with 75% recycled materials,” according to a statement from the issuer.

The offer doesn’t apply to existing cardholders and is available only for a limited time. Capital One didn’t say when the promotion would end.

The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card isn’t the only credit card that goes “plink.” The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card are all made of metal. Premium cards with steep annual fees have also touted their sleek exteriors. Consider the MasterCard Gold Card, for example, the “24K-Gold-Plated/Carbon Card” that charges a $995 annual fee.

But the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card stands out in a big way: It offers robust flat-rate rewards. This makes it a more appealing choice for some travelers. The card offers 2 miles per dollar spent on everything and has an annual fee of $95. Miles are worth 1 cent each when redeemed for travel booked through Capital One, or as a credit against travel purchases. The card also offers a sign-up bonus: Earn 100,000 bonus miles when you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months from account opening, or earn 50,000 miles if you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months..

Information related to the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card has been collected by NerdWallet and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card.

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