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You can now earn 10X miles per dollar when booking stays with Hotels.com using your Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card or your Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card. This isn't a promotion that you need to register for, but rather a new partnership with Capital One and Hotels.com through January 31, 2020.

Capital One Hotels.com 10x Promotion

Key Terms

  • Promo is valid through January 31, 2020
  • Bookings must be made via the Venture page on Hotels.com
  • To earn the 10X miles per dollar, you need to select the “pay now” option when offered
  • The promo is not valid for phone bookings or those made via the Hotels.com mobile app
  • The promo is not valid on payments made via PayPal even when using a participating card

The promo is open to holders of the following Capital One cards:

With such a long run, it is always worthwhile to keep an eye on the full terms and conditions in case they do change.

Double Dip With Hotels.com Rewards

This promo can provide some great value if you are a Hotels.com Rewards member since you will be able to double dip and collect a free night for every 10 nights booked with Hotels.com. The Hotel Rewards’ free night is given at the average price paid for your ten nights. The average price paid for your 10 nights gets you an effective maximum of 10% back through Hotels.com rewards — we say maximum because if you have an average price paid of $300, your reward is worth 1 night up to $300, but if you redeem for only $200, you lose the remaining $100 potential in value. Combining the 10X miles per dollar with the free night, you effectively can receive up to 20% back.

Drawbacks Of The Promo

The main drawback of the promo is that you would lose any cashback you could earn for booking with another portal such as TopCashBack. Whether you choose to book using the promo or another portal will depend on how much cashback you can earn. Although it is difficult to see a cashback rate that would outweigh the benefits of 10X miles per dollar, with the right card and the right portal, you could get similar or better value than this promo. Keep in mind, you don't need to have a specific credit card to use the cash back portals either!

One thing to remember is that by booking through Hotels.com, you will also miss out on any hotel points and bonuses that you might have earned by booking directly with the brand.

Our Take

This long-running promo is a welcome addition to the Venture cards, although it is by no means earth-shattering. While the yield on the promo is good, you can achieve similar returns using the Chase Sapphire Reserve® to make hotel bookings through a cashback portal like TopCashBack or BeFrugal. Using this method, you'd earn cash back, Hotels.com rewards and 3x Ultimate Rewards on your booking.

Overall this is a nice promo specifically if you already have one of the eligible cards, but we wouldn't go out of our way to get a card just for this promo.

Source:  Hotels.com

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Comments

  • Lee Ann Bixler says:

    Good information although I’m not a fan of Capital One.

  • But this means you lose any money you get from going through a shopping portal, right?

  • not bad unless you need the credit towards hotel status

  • Pretty good deal for boutique hotels. Thanks for the tip!

  • I normally chide my mom for having the Venture card, but I’ll be using it for Hotels.com for an upcoming trip.

  • I am always attracted to large multipliers when participating in this miles/points “hobby.” Thx for this info.

  • I do not book through Hotels.com. I book directly through the hotel website to receive my elite benefits.

  • Nice offer. There’s a typo in the date, it reads through January 31, 2010

  • I agree. Although this is a decent offer, I’d rather get the UR points and hotel points and elite status.

  • Cecilia Rose says:

    How often will they allow you to apply for these cards/promos?

  • And for those who collect United Miles it is possible to collect 5X more miles this month via hotels.com!

  • good for those who book via hotels.com!

  • Thanks for the heads up!

  • This deal looks really too good to be true!

  • Interesting offer. I don’t even know which Capital One card I have. Going to have to find it and find out.

  • I’ve been getting 10% back through the upromise portal and using my upromise mastercard from Barclay for years now.

    • What is UPromise and how does it work? Can we have a post on that please?

      • Upromise is a cash back portal just like ebates and the many others. They have been around for a while and originally were setup for college savings. While they still promote this and have options to transfer to college savings accounts or even directly to student loans, they also now offer the option of just getting a check or transferring to any bank account. The interface doesn’t have as much functionality as others (doesn’t show you visits or purchases until they actually post) but I find their rates to be better for the majority of my purchases. The rates are generally competitive but when combined with the Upromise mastercard through Barclay, are superior. The card earns 1% on all purchases and has some bonus categories but nothing to scream about. The big plus is that if you use the card when making a purchase through a participating merchant, you get an additional 4%. For example, walmart.com generally offers 5% back. Using the Upromise MasterCard, I would get 10%. That is the standard 5% listed on Upromise, the standard 1% cash back with the card, and then another 4% bonus for using the card through a upromise participating merchant. On top of that there is another partnership with Sallie Mae that will provide a 10% match of all cash back earned if you transfer your funds to a Sallie Mae savings account. You do not need to leave the funds there for any length of time. So actually I net 11%.

        For the bad news; I have had this card for a long time and I am not able to currently find anything online to apply for a new one.

  • Hotels.com is pretty solid and any double dipping is welcome.

  • With the venture card are the points simply worth one cent each or are there options to gain higher value?

  • I’d be more enthusiastic is Capital One had a better Android app. It’s marginal at best.

  • The HSBC Premier credit cards offer a 10% discount on Expedia, Agoda and onefinestay.

    • Safe to assume you’d not be able to get any cash back from other portals or through their respective rewards programs with this discount? I don’t have this card so I’m not sure how it works.

      • Probably not. I haven’t used it yet, but the terms and conditions say that you go directly to the website and add /HSBCPremier, e.g. http://www.expedia.com/HSBCPremier, and when you use the HSBC credit card, the discount will appear. So, clicking directly through Topcashback, Ebates, ect wouldn’t work. The ebates app extension doesn’t pop open or offer the cashback button with the/HSBCPremier, although, if I open another window and activate their cashback, the Ebates cashback extension symbol still shows as activated on the /HSBCPremier page. Whether you actually get cashback requires a test, as on both those sites, discounts not on their site invalidates the cashback, but it works with some sites anyway.

  • This a nice added benefit to cap one venture cards. I was surprised the effective dates are as long as they are.

  • Portals and discounted hotels.com coupons make this a no-go for me. Otherwise though, I love hotels.com since I’m brand agnostic when it comes to hotels, generally.

  • I rather book directly through the hotels than through hotels.com. When problems arise, it’s better to deal directly with the hotel. The hassle isn’t worth the extra points.

  • Thanks
    But I still prefer to book directly from the Hotel itself

  • This probably falls into the category of “it’s great if you were going to do it anyway”, but it isn’t a reason to divert spend; as the post sagely says, ‘one can earn a similar return from CSR + CB portal.’

  • Wow I don’t think I’ve seen Capital One too often mentioned here ;o)
    This is the only company who would give me a card when I first started out, even though I was an autho user on my parents other accounts. I give them credit but I haven’t stayed loyal…Chase has won me over now and other cards since my humble beginnings in credit.
    I’m just beginning the shaping of my kids views of credit and how my husband and I use it to further plans and wants for us.

  • This is actually a great offer. It makes this card more attractive.

  • Have moved most of my travel expenses to CSR now but good to know of this option with Cap One. Thanks!

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