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Benefits of the Capital One Venture

You'll find a generous sign-up bonus, high ongoing rewards, flexible redemption options, plus several travel perks.
Aug. 28, 2019
Credit Cards, Rewards Credit Cards, Travel Credit Cards
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The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card is a big player in the travel card space: You get rich travel rewards, a big sign-up bonus and flexible redemption options all wrapped into one card. Another plus? You get to skip the annual fee for the first year.

Here are the card’s benefits:

Sizable sign-up bonus

The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card’s sign-up bonus is impressive: Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel. That compares favorably with other travel rewards cards, especially when you consider you don’t pay the annual fee until the second year. The annual fee is $0 for the first year, then $95.

High ongoing rewards rate

You’ll collect miles at a healthy clip by using the card for everyday purchases: Cardholders earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases. And if you book your hotel stays through hotels.com/venture; you’ll earn 10X miles per $1 spent through January 2020.

Flexible redemption options

You can use your miles, which don’t expire for the life of the account, to fly on any airline or stay at any hotel, and there are no blackout dates. You can also transfer your miles to over a dozen travel loyalty programs. That’s a lot of options for travelers who enjoy flying on different airlines and changing up which hotels they stay in.

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Other travel perks

The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card charges no foreign transaction fee and also offers up to $100 in credit toward the application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Precheck. And as with other Capital One credit cards, cardholders have rental car insurance coverage and travel accident insurance.

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