The new Capital One Venture X Card will go live on November 9th.
The card comes with straightforward, uncomplicated travel perks that help cardholders both elevate and streamline their travel experience. At a competitive $395 annual fee, Venture X is a no brainer, since it offers:
Up to a $300 credit annually credit for bookings made on Capital One Travel
10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary (equal to $100 towards travel)
Unlimited access to Capital One Lounges and also to 1,300+ Priority Pass lounges internationally
Up to $100 in statement credits for either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
On top of all these great perks and more, new cardholders who sign up now can earn 100,000 bonus miles after spending $10,000 on purchases in the first 6 months, and for a limited time, cardholders can earn up to $200 in statement credits for vacation rental purchases like Airbnb and VRBO.
Updates To The Business Platinum Card® by American Express
Amex just made some updates to the Business Platinum. Here’s the high points, with more details in the article for the curious:
120,000 point welcome offer after $15k spend
Annual Fee of $595 ($695 if application is received on or after 1/13/2022) increasing to $695 on 1/13/2022
Dell credit changed to be up to $400 ($200 each half of the year)
Wireless credit of up to $120 ($10 per month)
A few other credits, but these are what most people will find worthwhile.
New World of Hyatt Business Credit Card
Today’s a day full of announcements so here’s another one! There’s a new business card on the market for you to check out.
75k World of Hyatt points after $7,500 spend in 3 months
2X points on your top spend in 3 categories through the end of next year, 2X points on your top 2 categories after that
Capital One Updates to Transfer Partners
Capital One continues to improve on their transfer partners.
If you got in the points and miles game way back when, Capital One was often the joke – great marketing but not so great points. They’ve really been improving over the years and are really starting to compete as a major player.
While it still doesn’t make sense to go for Capital One points if you’re under 5/24, they’ve improved their transfer rates for most of their partners to 1:1.
Now, you can transfer 1:1 to the following partners:
British Airways Avios
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
The Platinum Card® from American Express Updates
Big changes to the Amex Platinum card including an increased annual fee:
$200 Hotel Credit
$179 Clear Credit
$240 Digital Entertainment Credit ($20 per month, enrollment required)
$300 Equinox Credit ($25 per month, enrollment required)
Elevated Offers on The Platinum Card from American Express
Dozens of readers in the Insider’s Facebook Group are reporting that they are seeing offers for 100k and 125k points on the Platinum Card from American Express after you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months. You also have the opportunity to earn 10x points on purchases at U.S. Gas Stations and U.S. Supermarkets on up to $15k in purchases in your first 6 months.
But there’s a twist, these offers aren’t exactly “public”.
Though they are about as well hidden as my 3 year old when we play hide and seek.
Here’s how to find one, should you be interested.
Check CardMatch. CardMatch is a tool that “matches” you with credit card offers that are specifically for you. (Ignore the non Amex offers for now)
If you don’t see them on CardMatch, simply try searching for the offer a few times using different browsers and devices. Readers are reporting that they occasionally show different offers.
The 100k and 125k offers are far from guaranteed, but I would go so far as saying that you are likely to see them if you have never had this product before.
Three more things to know about the elevated Amex Platinum offers:
Many people who are under 5/24 should consider these offers, but each situation is different. You might consider asking the 10xTravel Insiders Facebook Group for advice if you are not sure what to do.
Amex generally does not match offers, so if you recently got the Platinum Card with a lower bonus you probably aren’t going to be matched to this one. It never hurts to ask (and please share any data points of success), but I have yet to see them honor this.
The opportunity to earn 100k+ via CardMatch and incognito are pretty well known by now, so be very skeptical of any site that is actively promoting the 75k offer with no mention of this trick.
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