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Capital One has launched a new partnership with Hotels.com that lets Venture and VentureOne cardholders earn an unlimited 10 miles per dollar on hotel purchases made through hotels.com/venture. This in addition to the 2 miles per dollar Venture cardholders earn and 1.25 miles per dollar VentureOne cardholders earn on general purchases.

According to Capital One’s recent travel survey, consumers rank being able to stay where they want, without being tied to one particular hotel’s rewards program as most important. Lauren Liss, digital partnership and rewards lead at Capital One, explained, “This partnership makes it really easy for customers to book at the properties they want in the way that they want in a really rewarding way.”

The fine print

While the promotion lets cardholders earn the bonus rate at hundreds of thousands of properties – ranging from boutique hotels to worldwide chains – there are a few caveats:

  • The promotion is scheduled to run from Jan. 30, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2020.
  • You must use a United States-issued Venture or VentureOne card that is open and in good standing to book the reservation.
  • Bookings must be made through the hotels.com/venture portal by Jan. 31, 2020.
  • You must pay online at the time of the booking to earn the bonus rewards rate.

The offer is not valid for bookings made by phone or through the Hotels.com mobile app. Bookings for groups, bookings that include flights and bookings where payment is made at the property are also not eligible.

Collect 10 nights, get one free

If you’re not already a member of the Hotels.com Rewards loyalty program, we recommend that you join in order to maximize your earnings. In addition to receiving 10 miles per dollar on hotel purchases, Venture and VentureOne cardholders who are also loyalty members can earn a free hotel night after they collect 10 nights. The 10 nights can be collected in a single stay or on multiple trips at more than 297,000 properties worldwide.

To determine the value of the free night, the value of the 10 nights is averaged – you will only be responsible for the taxes and fees. If you select a hotel room that is more expensive than the average value, you will be responsible for the difference in price.

Free nights can be redeemed at over 213,000 properties, with no blackout dates or restrictions.

Comparing the Venture and VentureOne cards

With such similar appearances and card names, you may be wondering what separates the Venture card from the VentureOne card. Essentially, the Venture card is the premium version, with a larger sign-up bonus, higher rewards rate and more expensive annual fee after the first year.

Here’s a closer look at what each card has to offer:

Capital One Venture vs. Capital One VentureOne

  Capital One VentureOne
Capital One VentureOne
Capital One Venture
Capital One Venture
Rewards rate
  • 1.25 miles per dollar on general purchases
  • 10 miles per dollar on hotel bookings made through hotels.com/venture
  • 2 miles per dollar on general purchase
  • 10 miles per dollar on hotel bookings made through hotels.com/venture
Sign-up bonus
20,000 miles if you spend $1,000 in first 3 months 50,000 miles if you spend $3,000 in first 3 months
Annual fee
$0 $95, $0 in first year
Rewards earnings averaged over 3 years ($15,900 spend. Includes sign-up bonus) $293 $447
Pros
  • Fairly high rewards rate for card with no annual fee
  • Large sign-up bonus for card with no annual fee
  • Redeem any number of points at any time for any hotel or airline purchase
  • Large sign-up bonus
  • High unlimited rewards rate
  • Redeem any number of points at any time for any hotel or airline purchase
  • No foreign transaction fees
Cons
  • Most cardholders will get a better rewards value with the annual fee card
  • Foreign transaction fees
  • $95 annual fee after the first year
Who should get this card?
  • Cardholders who want to earn a high rewards rate with minimal maintenance
  • Cardholders who don’t want to pay an annual fee
  • Cardholders who spend less than $12,667/year ($1,056/month)
  • Cardholders who want to earn a high rewards rate with minimal maintenance
  • Cardholders who spend more than $12,667/year ($1,056/month)
  • Cardholders who don't want to pay foreign transaction fees

If you’re interested in taking a more in-depth look at the Venture and VentureOne cards, check our card comparison story: Capital One Venture vs. VentureOne: Which card is best for you?

See relatedVenture card from Capital One raises sign-up bonus to 50,000 miles, Capital One Venture vs. Capital One VentureOne: Which card is best for you?


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Updated: 10-20-2018