With the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card you earn unlimited 2X miles spending and if you book with hotels.com, you’ll earn a whopping 10X miles. If you’re a frequent hotels.com booker, this feature alone would justify carrying this card in your wallet. Plus, this card offers a generous 50,000 bonus miles once you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months.
To justify the $95 annual fee (which kicks in after the first year), you would need to spend just $12,666 a year with this card. For example, if you spend just $12,666 a year your rewards with this card would be $12,666 x 2 = 25,332 miles. This is exactly 9,500 miles more than the no-fee version of the card, Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card, earns ($12,666 x 1.25=15,832 miles). So, in the long term, even after you’ve used up the sign-up bonus, this 9,500 miles difference (equal to $95 in travel) justifies the $95 annual fee and any spending over $12,666 would yield even more miles.
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