Y’all know how much I love getting Big Travel with Small Money by collecting airline miles and hotel points. But sometimes there are blackout dates around my travel times. Or there aren’t available award seats or nights on the dates I want.
If you prefer the flexibility of booking flights, rooms, and other travel whenever you want, the Capital One® Venture® and Capital One® VentureOne® cards are a better option than credit cards like the Chase United Explorer or Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which earn miles & points that you can only use if there are available award seats or nights.
The Capital One VentureOne comes with 20,000 Venture miles (worth $200 in travel) after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months. And the Capital One Venture card offers 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.
I’ll show you what I like about the Capital One Venture cards. But why folks new to miles & points might do better with different cards.