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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 May 2020  — “the largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert and theater events,” according to Capital One.

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. From 10x miles on Hotels.com purchases with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card (when booked and paid through Hotels.com/venture) to a year of unlimited Postmates with the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Card, the issuer’s certainly making an effort on the innovation front.

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Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

This cash back card has a focus on dining and entertainment where you can earn unlimited 4% cash back in those spending categories. You can also earn 2% cash back at grocery stores and 1% cash back on all other purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus after you spend $3000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn unlimited 4% cash back on dining and entertainment, 2% at grocery stores and 1% on all other purchases. Plus, earn 8% cash back on tickets at Vivid Seats through May 2020.
  • Receive a monthly statement credit for a Postmates Unlimited monthly membership through Dec. 2019 with the Capital One Savor Card
  • No rotating categories or sign-ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus cash back won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Capital One cardholders get access to premium experiences in dining, entertainment and more
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, $95 after that
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
Annual Fee
$0 intro for first year; $95 after that
Balance Transfer Fee
$0
Recommended Credit
Excellent, Good

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