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Last week, Capital One unveiled the Venture X Card, which feels like the premium credit card the world finally deserves. It’s simple, it’s ridiculously rewarding and the perks are sensational for any avid traveler.

There’s plenty to love about the card, but the 10X points earning on hotels and car rentals, $300 annual travel credit and price drop protection, plus $200 toward Airbnb or VRBO are pretty hard to look past right now!

And now, finally, the card is live and ready for applications!

Capital One Venture X: Now Live!

The Capital One Venture X Card is no longer a concept, but a reality which potentially brings the best earning rates of any premium credit card, all with an annual fee that doesn’t require fidgeting and spreadsheets to recoup.

You earn at least 2X on all purchases and up to 10X on travel booked via Capital One Travel: 5X on flights and 10X on car rentals and hotels. That equates to at least a 10% rebate on hotel bookings, or better. And even better, the points can be converted to airlines 1:1 or used as cash back — it’s up to you.

Limited Time Offer

If you want a deeper dive into the many merits of this new card, head here. If you already have, read on to see why now is a great time to apply. Hint: limited time offer!

For a limited time, the card is bringing a whopping $500+ in instant value, in addition to access to the new Capital One Lounges, Priority Pass and potentially priceless travel protections, like partial refunds when flight prices drop.

Oh, and there’s 100,000 points too.

Each year the new Capital One Venture X Card offers a $300 annual travel credit plus 10,000 bonus points, but for early adopters, a $200 VRBO or Airbnb credit is also up for grabs. Basically, you’re signing onto a $395 a year card, which is bringing more value from day 1, and continues to each year.

The thought of using the $300 travel credit to book flights and $200 to save on VRBO or Airbnb is enough to propel a trip right out of the gates. And that’s before we get into the 100,000 point bonus.

And yes — the card is offering an incredible 100,000 point sign up bonus. It’s worth noting that Capital One recently added 15 of its transfer partners to 1:1 tier, meaning 1 Venture Mile is now 1 airline mile with many of the best loyalty programs.

GSTP Take: A No Brainer

This card is incredibly lucrative and I’ll absolutely be among those applying.

I know I’ll be able to recoup my annual fee every year with ease, but benefit from huge travel protections like “price freeze”, “price drop protection” and others, as Capital One continues to iterate and innovate in the booking space.

The 100,000 points will certainly fuel some fun travels too. You can check out the new Capital One Venture X offer with the extra $200 Airbnb/VRBO credit here.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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    1. I’d agree with you, if not for the incredible features. I’d rather book with Capital One than direct, based on price drop protection and price freeze, neither of which are offered by airlines. Other than dealing with customer service during cancellations, there’s not nearly as much benefit to booking direct with an airline, as there is/was with hotels.

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