Recommendation: Capital One Venture X card

Capital One Venture X Promotion

🧀 This promotion may have ended/changed since this was posted; if what’s listed in our breakdown is different than what you see on the card website, that’s why. Their site will have the most uptodate nuts & bolts and you should go by what’s listed there if different from what we listed. 🧀

Member how we went to Japan non-stop direct First Class not for the usual $25,000, but for $250 each (see pics above)? Well, a credit card deal like this was a big part of that highlight of our lives which is why we both just got this card. TL;DR — Anyone love travel + in the market for a new credit card and wanna play the “Thanks for letting me know about this, keep sharing!” referral game?!


🔥 Important: This promo is NOT for you if the annual fee isn’t good for your personal financial situation* and/or if the required spend in the first months isn’t good for your personal financial situation. Please do not do not do not make a bad financial choice. This offer is not for everyone. *See why we think the 👀 annual fee is worth it for us below. 🔥
The other credit card we love for travel is an IHG card, which also often has good promos: check out our thoughts and the benefits here and compare cards to see which fits you best. We also are converts to seeing the good of airline status.

Capital One Venture X Card

  • See all the fine print here; our breakdown is below
  • Referral Link (for first time Capital One cardholders)
There are more than these but these are the ones we care about…
  • 100,000 Miles Early Spend Bonus
    • Earn 100,000 bonus miles once you spend $10,000 on purchases within the first 6 months from account opening.
    • Miles never expire and there aren’t any blackout dates
    • It was this amount of miles that got us the Japan trip
  • 10,000 Miles Anniversary Bonus
    • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary.
  • $200 Vacation Rental Credit
    • Receive up to $200 back in statement credits for vacation rentals charged to your account within your first year (Airbnb, etc)
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit
    • Receive up to $300 back as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you’ll get our best prices on thousands of options.
    • This is why we think the annual fee is worth it. Buy one $300+ plane ticket a year via the portal (any airline), the annual fee becomes $95.
  • Capital One Lounge
    • Enjoy unlimited free visits for Venture X cardholders
    • Bring 2 free guests per visit
  • Priority Pass™
    • With your Venture X card, receive complimentary membership as part of your Visa Infinite® benefits Enjoy unlimited free visits for you and your guests
    • Access 1,300+ participating VIP lounges, in more than 600 cities and more than 148 countries
    • This is how we live the lounge life for free!
  • Global Entry & TSA PreCheck®
    • Breeze through the airport with Venture X. Receive up to a $100 credit on Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® when you use your Venture X card to cover the application fee.
    • We got this credit for our Global Entry with a different card, so easy!
  • Hertz President’s Circle® status
    • Skip the counter and choose from the widest selection of cars—and enjoy guaranteed upgrades with Venture X
    • Best Friend just had to wait in line for two hours for a car and soooo wished he had this!
  • Referral Program
    • If they’re a new Capital One cardholder and apply using your link, you’ll earn 25,000 miles for each friend approved — up to 100,000 miles for the year
  • Cell Phone Protection
    • Protect your cell phone every time you pay your bill with your Venture X card. If it’s stolen or damaged, you’ll get reimbursed up to $800.
  • Unlimited Rewards
    • Earn 10x miles on hotels and rental cars , 5x miles on flights, and 2x miles on all other purchases booked through the portal.
    • Can be used on any airline, hotel, rental car…

If the requirements and benefits fit your life + you want the card, will you apply via our referral link?! Thanks for considering and encouraging us to keep on sharing goodness like this!

Let us know if you join the club!!! Squeeeee!

PS: if you like this kind of lifestyle, did you check out our Adulting Kit yet?!