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Capital One Savor card now offers 8 percent cash back at Vivid Seats

The limited-time cash back bonus is available through May 2020

Summary

The new partnership between Capital One and Vivid Seats makes the Savor card even more enticing for those who enjoy live entertainment.

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The Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card just got a little sweeter for entertainment enthusiasts – thanks to a new partnership with Vivid Seats. Now, in addition to offering a 4 percent cash back bonus on entertainment, the card offers 8 percent cash back on tickets purchased from Vivid Seats. If you enjoy attending sporting events, live concerts, music festivals or theater performances, this is a great opportunity to earn a generous rewards rate for doing so.

The 8-percent cash back bonus is available for tickets purchased March 19, 2019, through May 31, 2020.

Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Why use it?

The Savor card is ideal if you enjoy live entertainment and want to be rewarded for doing so. In addition to the 8 percent bonus on Vivid Seats purchases, cardholders earn 4 percent back on entertainment purchases, including movies, amusement parks and more.

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Card details at a glance:

  • 8% cash back on tickets at Vivid Seats (through May 31, 2020)
  • 4% cash back on dining and entertainment
  • 2% cash back at grocery stores
  • 1% cash back on general purchases
  • $300 sign-up bonus when you spend $3,000 in first 3 months
  • $95 annual fee, waived first year
  • Estimated yearly rewards value ($15,900 spend): $342

Along with the bonus on Vivid Seats and entertainment purchases, the Savor card offers 4 percent cash back on dining, 2 percent back at grocery stores and 1 percent back on everything else. Once you factor in the $300 sign-up bonus, the average consumer who spends $1,325 each month on food, gas, clothing and general purchases can earn more than $500 in cash back during the first year alone.

What purchases qualify for a bonus?

Whenever you pay for an item using your card, the merchant assigns a merchant category code (MCC) to the purchase. Capital One uses these codes to determine how much cash back you earn; however, they have no control over which codes the merchant uses.

See what purchases qualify for bonus categories below.

Vivid Seats category

You can earn the 8 percent bonus on all Vivid Seats ticket purchases, including taxes and fees, through May 2020. Third-party items added to your ticket purchases, such as insurance, are excluded from earning the bonus.

Dining category

Purchases made at restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges, fast-food chains and bakeries qualify for the 4 percent cash back bonus.

Entertainment category

Tickets purchased to a movie, play, concert, sporting event, tourist attraction, theme park, aquarium, zoo, dance club, pool hall or bowling alley are eligible for the 4 percent bonus. Purchases made at record store and video rental locations also qualify.

Non-industry entertainment merchant codes, such as cable, digital streaming and membership services are not eligible.

Grocery store category

The grocery store category includes purchases made at supermarkets, meat lockers, freezers, dairy product stores and specialty markets.

Superstores, including Walmart and Target, are excluded from earning the 2 percent bonus.

Note that food trucks, food carts and some merchants that sell food and drinks within a larger establishment may not categorize themselves as dining merchants. Also, purchases made through third-party payment accounts, mobile card readers, digital wallets or similar technology may not receive the bonus rate, depending on how the technology processes the purchase.

A good fit?

If the bulk of your credit card spending goes toward entertainment, dining and groceries, the Savor card is a great fit. Plus, with the Vivid Seats promotion, now is an ideal time to sign up for the card – especially if you see an MLB game, music festival or Broadway musical in your future.

Just be sure to purchase your tickets before the offer expires: Purchases that post to your account after 11:59 pm EST on May 31, 2020, are not eligible for the 8 percent bonus.

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