Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
Capital One has been pretty quiet on the intro deal scene for the last couple of years, in the wake of the big ‘Match My Miles Challenge’ that netted people 100,000 or more miles.
But they’re back with a competitive deal.
You can now get a 40,000 mile Capital One Venture bonus that’s worth $400 by opening a new account and spending $3,000 in purchases within 3 months.
There’s no annual fee the first year and a $59 annual fee the 2nd year.
Now it’s a tough call to make for this versus the Barclaycard Arrival Plus card, which offers the exact same intro deal, but has a higher annual fee of $89 that’s also waived the first year.
Both offer 2x points on everything you buy and you can use them for travel on any airline, with every miles worth one cent. So 10,000 miles = $100 in value.
The Plus offers an EMV Chip with PIN capability, which is really useful when traveling overseas, while the Venture does not yet.
But is that worth a $30 higher fee each year?
Maybe right now, but in a year or two expect the Venture to have the same feature.
The Plus also gives you 10% of your points back after each redemption. It’s a small number, and we’ve run the math, and it’s safe to say unless you’re spending well over $2,000 a month there’s very little difference in your reward value because the Venture has a $30 lower annual fee.
For the intro offer, you’ll get an extra $40 out of it.
But overall, the new Venture deal is worth considering if you want a good double miles card and are willing to get a credit pull from all three bureaus, which is typical of Capital One.
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