Capital One Savor Card Offering 8% Cash Back on Event Tickets

Mar 19, 2019

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One of the industry’s most rewarding cash-back cards is getting another big boost. The Capital One® Savor ®Cash Rewards Credit Card, which offers 4% cash back on dining and entertainment, as well as 2% back at grocery stores and 1% on all other purchases, will now net you a 8% cash refund on all purchases made with Vivid Seats through January 2022  — “the largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert and theater events,” according to Capital One. The information for the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

While I’ve used StubHub several times, I wasn’t yet familiar with Vivid Seats, so I decided to compare availability for this Saturday evening’s Hamilton in NYC. While the pricing varied a bit, I found nearly identical inventory to what was listed on StubHub. For example, here’s Saturday’s performance on Vivid’s site:

And here’s the same event over at StubHub:

Pricing was comparable as well — both sites excluded service fees in the subtotal (boo!), but the end result was nearly identical.

The grand total came out a hair higher for two tickets at Vivid Seats, seemingly due to a higher “Instant Download” fee of $7.50, compared with a $2.50 (per ticket) “Fulfillment Fee” over at StubHub. The nearly $100 you’ll be getting as cash back from Capital One will more than compensate for that, though.

Interestingly, when I didn’t pull the trigger over at Vivid Seats, I got an email offering 10% off the base price, with a maximum savings of $75.

With the $75 discount applied, Vivid was the clear winner, so it might be worth pulling up an event without checking out right away, even if you do intend to make a purchase.

Overall, this is a welcome addition, and will make it worthwhile to do a bit more comparison shopping the next time you buy event tickets from a reseller.

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