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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 (as of March 2022):
Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business.
Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business.
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.
For example, in 2022 it offers experiences at the NCAA Men’s Final Four or Women’s Final Four basketball games.
Specifically, Venture X cardholders can redeem 100,000 miles for ticket packages:
NCAA Men’s Final Four Weekend in New Orleans (April 1 - 4, 2022), including two suite seats, passes to Capital One JamFest and Men’s Final Four Fan Fest.
iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas, (May 7, 2022), including premium tickets and access to a sound check with headliner Thomas Rhett.
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.