The ultimate travel card for keeping it simple.
capital one venture card

The Capital One Venture represents an outstanding first foray into the world of points and miles. But its palatable $95 annual fee, simple earning ability, and stellar 75,000 point intro bonus worth over $1200 worth of travel makes it a wallet contender for seasoned pros and newbies alike. Exclusive Taylor Swift pre-sale tickets don’t hurt either…

Its lack of perks might make its premium sibling, the Venture X, a better alternative for more frequent travelers, but a flat 2x points per dollar on every purchase means points can build on autopilot, stress free — perfect for the semi-frequent globetrotter who values simplicity.

Pros

  • Solid 75,000 point intro bonus worth over $1200

  • Simple flat rate of 2x points per dollar on all spending

  • 5x points per dollar on hotels and rentals booked through the Capital One Travel portal

  • Range of purchase and travel protections

  • $100 statement credit for TSA Precheck and Global Entry

  • Two lounge visits a year

  • Low annual fee

Cons

  • Flat rate points don’t maximize earning

  • Points slightly less value than competing banks

  • No significant perks

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