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Capital One Venture Rewards Adds Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Rebate

June 11, 2018
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Capital One Venture Rewards Adds Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Rebate
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The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is a simple way to earn free travel without a lot of messing around with transferring points and searching for award availability. The card earns 2 miles per dollar on all purchases, and the miles can be redeemed as a statement credit against most travel purchases made with the card at a fixed value of 1 cent each, meaning you're effectively getting a 2% return on all purchases.

But in the last year, Capital One has been working to add a little spice to the card. Now the issuer has added another new benefit. Starting Tuesday, June 12, the Capital One Venture Rewards will come with a rebate on either the $100 application fee for Global Entry, or the $85 fee for TSA PreCheck.

Since membership in the Global Entry program comes with TSA PreCheck as well, it usually makes sense to simply apply for Global Entry and get both, especially when you can get the fee rebated like this. Of course, a number of credit cards also offer Global Entry/TSA PreCheck waivers, but since the $95 annual fee on the Venture Rewards is waived the first year, you can effectively get the rebate for free while trying out this card for a year at no cost.

Already have Global Entry? Don't forget that you can use the credit card fee rebate for someone else's application, such as a friend or family member. Just make sure to use your Capital One Venture Rewards card to pay for their Global Entry application when submitting it online. You can think of it as a gift, or as protecting yourself against getting stuck in line at immigration just because your travel partner doesn't have Global Entry like you do.

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Best rewards card for non-bonus spending
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards

2 - 5X points
5XEarn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
2XEarn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day.

Intro offer

75,000 miles
New Venture cardholders can earn 75,000 miles once they spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

If you're looking for a credit card that provides simple ways to earn rewards and plenty of ways to redeem them, look no further than the Capital One Venture Rewards card. Cardholders can transfer points to 15+ transfer partners, and use miles to pay for travel purchases made within the last 90 days. Even though this is a fixed rate card, it is still one of the most valuable, based on the value of miles.

Pros

  • This flexible rewards card delivers a solid sign-up bonus of 75,000 miles, valued by TPG at $1,388.
  • You'll earn 2x on every purchase, which means you won't have to worry about memorizing bonus categories.
  • Rewards earned are versatile as they can be redeemed for any hotel or airline purchase for a statement credit or transferred to 15+ travel partners.

Cons

  • Transfer ratios to most partners are mediocre at less than 1:1 ratio.
  • Capital One airline partners do not include any large U.S. airlines.
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 75,000 miles once you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Enjoy two complimentary visits per year to Capital One Lounges or to 100+ Plaza Premium Lounges through our Partner Lounge Network
  • Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
  • Use your miles to get reimbursed for any travel purchase—or redeem by booking a trip through Capital One Travel
  • Transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
Best rewards card for non-bonus spending
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

5XEarn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
2XEarn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day.
  • Intro Offer
    New Venture cardholders can earn 75,000 miles once they spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening

    75,000 miles
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

If you're looking for a credit card that provides simple ways to earn rewards and plenty of ways to redeem them, look no further than the Capital One Venture Rewards card. Cardholders can transfer points to 15+ transfer partners, and use miles to pay for travel purchases made within the last 90 days. Even though this is a fixed rate card, it is still one of the most valuable, based on the value of miles.

Pros

  • This flexible rewards card delivers a solid sign-up bonus of 75,000 miles, valued by TPG at $1,388.
  • You'll earn 2x on every purchase, which means you won't have to worry about memorizing bonus categories.
  • Rewards earned are versatile as they can be redeemed for any hotel or airline purchase for a statement credit or transferred to 15+ travel partners.

Cons

  • Transfer ratios to most partners are mediocre at less than 1:1 ratio.
  • Capital One airline partners do not include any large U.S. airlines.
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 75,000 miles once you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Enjoy two complimentary visits per year to Capital One Lounges or to 100+ Plaza Premium Lounges through our Partner Lounge Network
  • Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
  • Use your miles to get reimbursed for any travel purchase—or redeem by booking a trip through Capital One Travel
  • Transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs