Travel & Reward Points
By Amanda

Travel & Reward Points

First off, thank you for checking out this post, I assure you it’ll be valuable to you when planning your next trip!

As a traveler who is always searching for the best deals and ways to budget, there is nothing more exciting to me than a good travel rewards card!

Imagine this.. you’re doing your regular day to day shopping, BUT getting sweet travel rewards for every single swipe! And believe me they add up before you know it. I have done quite a bit of bank shopping since graduating college and globetrotting and I don’t want to put any banks down so I’ll simply say this..

CAPITAL ONE ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!! Let me give you some quick reasons why Capital One is awesome and then I’ll tell you about my favorite Capital One Travel Rewards card.

1 – Outstanding Customer Service – I’ve been to Capital One banks all over the Tri-State Area and I’ve met the friendliest bank tellers ever. I also always feel like everyone at Capital One has my back and that feels good 🙂
2- Easy to Use Website – I’ve banked with 4 different banks in the past and the Capital One website is by far the easiest to use which makes it a piece of cake to pay off my credit card, check out my statements and redeem my rewards!
3- No foreign Travel Fees – Unlike some other banks, Capital One doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees when you use your credit card overseas. (Important for travelers!)
4- Free Tea and/or Coffee – Some of you might get the card but not actually visit a Capital One Bank, BUT for those of you who will visit a Capital One, you’ll be thrilled to know that each bank has FREE tea and coffee for their customers!! (That is a wonderful perk that I utilize often!)

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is one of the best travel rewards cards on the market today! This card is one of the very few that give a full 2% rewards on all purchases, and comes with a host of traveler-friendly perks!
Check out this signup bonus: You get a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel!!
**Most importantly, the Venture, like all Capital One cards, has no foreign transaction fee. In addition, it gives concierge service and travel accident insurance.

Quick Breakdown of the card 

– Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel!
– Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day (2% rewards!)
– Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
– Travel when you want–no blackout dates
– Miles don’t expire!
– No limit to the miles you can earn
– No limit to the miles you can use
– No foreign transaction fees
– No annual fee for the first year; $59 after that

Closing Remarks from The Chica Travelista

I hope you’ve learned a little about my FAVORITE travel rewards card! Please feel free to contact me for more questions about this card. For me personally it works the best and allows me to travel without breaking the bank. There’s more to travel than airfare and being able to use your miles to reimburse your travel spending including hotel stays and car rentals etc is quite an incredible feeling. Its so simple and so rewarding I encourage all travelers to check out the card.

I’ll leave you with a friendly little Rewards/Miles calculation:
$217 flight = 21,700 miles
$109 hotel room = 10,900 miles
$57 car rental = 5,700 miles
(To see how many miles you need to cover a travel expense, just add two zeros to the cost. For example, if you booked a $217 flight, you’ll need 21,700 miles to cover it.)


“The Chica Travelista”

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  • June 21, 2014