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5,000 bonus miles for transferring Capital One miles to TAP Portugal

April 22, 2021
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5,000 bonus miles for transferring Capital One miles to TAP Portugal
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Capital One recently added TAP Portugal Miles&Go as a 1:1 transfer partner and it is offering 5,000 bonus miles on your first transfer. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to transfer a minimum of 5,000 Capital One miles to TAP Portugal. Keep in mind that transfers are not immediate and can take up to seven days to process.

That won't be a problem for most people, since travel to Europe is still largely off the table, but worth considering since the promotion is valid through May 31, 2021.

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While this promotion sounds like an easy way to bank 5,000 bonus miles, it's generally not a good idea to transfer points without a specific use in mind. Transfers are not reversible and airline miles can devalue at any time. So as tempting as it may sound to score a 100% mileage bonus in this scenario, I wouldn't do it unless you're topping off your account for a specific award.

It's also worth considering that Capital One now has 19 transfer partners, eight of them being 1:1 like TAP.

  • Avianca LifeMiles
  • Etihad Guest
  • Asia Miles
  • Aeromexico Club Premier
  • Finnair Plus
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • TAP Portugal Miles&Go
  • Wyndham Rewards

Your Capital One miles may come in handy down the line when you're booking an Etihad sweet spot award or topping up your Avianca Lifemiles balance for a Star Alliance award that is likely going to be cheaper than using TAP Portugal.

This promotion aside, Capital One is making some exciting changes to its loyalty program. If you don't already have a Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, now is a good time to consider one. Not only has the expanded partner list and 1:1 transfers made the card more valuable, but you can also score a nice welcome bonus as a new cardholder: 75,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

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