Capital One Entertainment: Your Ticket to a Different Redemption

The online events portal allows eligible Capital One cardholders to redeem credit card rewards for tickets and exclusive experiences via Vivid Seats.

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Capital One Entertainment is a ticketing platform that allows eligible Capital One cardholders to redeem credit card rewards for tickets and exclusive experiences at sports games, music performances and other events.

Capital One Entertainment: The basics

Powered by online event-ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, Capital One Entertainment allows cardholders to redeem rewards for tickets and packages to more than 500,000 events, Capital One says.

Access is available through the Capital One mobile app or Capital One website (capitalone.com/entertainment.)

Eligible cards include:

Venture cards

Savor cards

Quicksilver cards

Spark cards

Journey cards

  • All.

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Through June 2024, all Capital One credit card holders are eligible to receive a 6-month complimentary base membership to The Cultivist, an arts club. Membership includes free access for the cardholder and up to three guests to more than 100 museums worldwide, including NYC’s Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Paris’ Louvre and Musee d’Orsay and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. Enrollment required.

What exclusive events are offered?

Besides using Capital One rewards to buy tickets to an estimated half-million events, Capital One will also make available exclusives like:

  • Sports: VIP packages, athlete meet-and-greets and more.

  • Music: Artist meet and greets, premium seats and exclusive sound checks.

  • Dining: Exclusive events at the nation’s top food festivals and cardholder-only dinners featuring collaborations from chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants.

Capital One said examples of other exclusive experiences involved the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Capital One Orange Bowl, the College Football National Championship, James Beard Foundation events and Michelin Guide culinary events.

According to Capital One, it will continue to add events that are exclusive to its customers, including those for which Capital One is a corporate sponsor.

How does Capital One Entertainment work?

Redemption rates differ by credit card rewards currency.

For example, reward miles can be redeemed for 0.8 cent, meaning a $100 ticket costs 12,500 miles. Rewards cash can be redeemed for $1. So, $100 in rewards is redeemable for a $100 ticket.

The amount of rewards needed varies depending on the tickets and event you choose, a spokesperson said.

For some events, you also have the option to buy tickets using a combination of rewards and spending on your Capital One credit card.

If you use one of the Savor-branded credit cards, purchases through the Capital One Entertainment portal will earn 8% cash back.

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