Here’s how you can earn 60,000 miles with the Capital One Venture card

Nov 27, 2021

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If you’re ready to get back to earning travel rewards, now is the time to do it thanks to some tremendous sign-up bonuses. The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, for instance, will net you more than $1,100 in travel (per TPG valuations and not the issuer) from a very manageable spending requirement — on top of a solid return on everyday spending and a few notable travel benefits.

Here’s what you need to know about this current offer.

Official application link: Capital One Venture with 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.

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Capital One venture 60,000-mile sign-up bonus

The Capital One Venture comes with 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. This bonus is worth $1,110 in travel, based on our estimates, thanks to Capital One’s impressive roster of transfer partners. And it’s possible to squeeze significantly more value from it if you know how to redeem Capital One miles for maximum value.

ANA First Suite, booked using Avianca LifeMiles (Photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy)
This ANA First Suite was booked using Avianca LifeMiles, a Capital One transfer partner. (Photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy)

Earning Capital One miles

This card earns a flat 2 miles per dollar on all purchases. If you spend $3,000 on the card to earn the bonus, that spending equates to another 6,000 earned miles. This means you’d earn a total of 66,000 total miles in the first few months if you trigger the full bonus. That bumps up your total spoils to $1,221 in value based on TPG valuations.

While some travel credit cards may have higher bonuses on select categories, the draw here is the simplicity — and guarantee — of earning 2x on almost anything that you buy without needing to memorize bonus spending categories.

Related: How (and why) you should be earning lots of Capital One miles

What can Capital One miles get you?

Your total value from this sign-up bonus depends on how you redeem your miles. There are a few good options:

When converting your miles to hotel points or airline miles, most partners now offer a 1:1 transfer ratio – a recent and significant improvement to the program – though a couple are unfortunately 2:1 or 2:1.5.

If you don’t want to deal with transferring your miles to these partners, you can always redeem your miles to “pay” for travel charges made to the card. These redemptions can be very handy in a world where you may be renting RVs, booking vacation home rentals or securing a cabin close to home more often than you’re hopping on a flight to the other side of the world.

What other benefits and perks are there?

The Capital One Venture doesn’t offer the same perks as many more premium travel rewards cards, but for its modest $95 annual fee, it provides some useful ones:

*These benefits are only available to accounts approved for the Visa Signature card. Terms apply.

Related: Mid-tier travel card showdown: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card vs. Capital One Venture

Bottom line

With the ability to transfer miles to travel partners or use miles to cover the cost of whatever travel charges you wish, 60,000 miles is a very solid bonus for a card that has increased its value over the years.

Apply now for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card with a 60,000-mile bonus.

Want to learn more about the card? Read our in-depth review of the Capital One Venture card

Additional reporting by Katie Genter and Joseph Hostetler.

Featured photo by The Points Guy.

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