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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.
For more on Capital One Savor, see:
- Credit Card Review: Capital One Savor
- Get Waived Postmates Delivery Fees With the Capital One Savor Card
- Capital One Improves Savor With 4% Back on Dining and Entertainment
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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.
- 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