Share Capital One Venture and Spark Miles with Anyone

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Good news is a rare commodity in the points and miles community, so Capital One’s updated rewards sharing policy is something to celebrate!

Capital One now lets cardholders combine Venture Miles and Spark Miles into a single account, plus you can share your miles with other account holders! Transfers don’t appear to be capped or restricted to family members, and Capital One is not charging fees to move miles between accounts.

Compared to other flexible rewards currencies, Capital One now sets the standard when it comes to points and miles transfer policies, effectively letting you pool your rewards with anyone you choose.

Below, we’ve listed a few key takeaways for sharing Capital One miles:

  • You can combine miles from Venture and Spark Miles cards into a single account
  • It's possible to transfer between business & personal accounts provided they are both miles-earning accounts
  • You can transfer to any Capital One miles-earning account, and it doesn't have to belong to a family member (You can't currently do this online, but they are working on that functionality)
  • There is no maximum cap on the number of miles you can transfer
  • No transfer fees
  • You cannot transfer between cash-back and miles-earning cards

Which Credit Cards Earn Sharable Capital One Miles?

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Capital One issues four miles-earning rewards cards.

  • Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card – Earn 20,000 Miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening – Annual fee of $0
  • Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card – Earn 50,000 Miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening – Annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $95 after that
  • Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business – 50,000 Miles once you spend $4,500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening – Annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $95 after that
  • Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business – Earn 20,000 Miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening – Annual fee of $0

Provided the person to whom you are transferring holds a miles-earning Capital One card, you can move your rewards to their account, with no cap, and no transfer fee.

How Does Capital One Compare to the Competition?

Here are the rewards sharing policies for other transferrable points programs:

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards – You can share points between your own Ultimate-Rewards earning cards, with a family member living at the same address, or with a business co-owner (for business card holders).
  • Amex Membership Rewards – You can’t share points with another Membership-Rewards account, but you can add someone as an authorized user on your account and then transfer points directly to their frequent flyer accounts.
  • Citi ThankYou Rewards – You can share up to 100,000 ThankYou points with any other ThankYou Rewards member per calendar year (send 100K and receive 100K). But there is a huge caveat: Those shared points are only valid for 90 days from the date they move to another ThankYou account; then they expire — no return to sender, no refunds.
  • Marriott Rewards – You can transfer up to 100,000 points per calendar year between any two accounts that are in good standing and have each been open for at least 60 days. You can receive up to 500,000 points per year.
  • Capital One Rewards – You can share rewards between any miles-earning accounts with no caps, no fees, and no expiry.

How to Share Capital One Miles?

Sharing Capital One miles with another account holder is simple.

  • Log into your Capital One account
  • Click the link ‘Rewards Miles’ under your miles balance
  • Then, scroll down and click ‘Share Your Rewards
  • You can then choose to transfer between your miles-earning cards to combine your rewards or decide to move them to someone else’s Capital One account. (For now, you need to call the number on the back of your card to complete transfers to other account holders; online transfers are coming soon.)

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The ease of transfer makes it effortless to top off a friend or family member’s account if they intend on transferring miles for redemption, or transferring miles to whoever holds the highest elite status with an airline partner.

Final Thoughts

This is a smart play from Capital One. The ability to combine miles with any other account holder is an attractive feature for a rewards program. Capital One’s miles sharing is a unique benefit of their new transferrable program, making it an attractive alternative to Chase, Citi, and Amex.

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Comments

  • Great benefit for cardholders – C1 really trying to take the lead with customer friendly policies….not that it is hard to do that in many respects!

  • Hopefully the competition will match this offer. Both my family and friends have too many orphan miles!

  • Wow, hopefully the miles pooling feature will be adopted by other cards.

  • AwardWallet made my life so much easier. We are a family of four frequent travelers, each with maybe a dozen airline accounts. Keeping track of some 40 (!) award programs used to be a nightmare. Now it’s all there, updated automatically and comparable at a glance. Huzzah!

  • This seems like a great benefit for Cap 1 users. Wish they had additional earning opportunities.

  • Pooling is always good!

  • ron_vaughn@hotmail.com says:

    good news, makes their cards look better.

  • following Chase’s footstep, go capitalone!!

  • A good move in the another direction. Since I am the only one in my family that does the points and miles thing, it doesn’t help me any.
    I hope this spreads to Chase, Citi, etc. Would be a nice perk.

  • Wow. That’s quite unusual but I won’t complain.

  • Thanks. I’ll add it to my list of JetBlue family pooling and Hyatt points.

  • Wow this is too good to be true.
    Very nice…thanks for the post!

  • Smart move by Capital One. I have a personal Capital One credit card and another company Capital One card .But they have different reward miles. I think lots of travellers like me have more than one Capital One cards but different reward miles. Now I am free to combines the miles and even with my family members. A big praise for Capital One listening to his members. Any comment?

  • This is great to hear! Thanks.

  • This is a reason to celebrate!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve been a long-time Capital One fan and this makes it so much better for multiple card holders. Way to step up above the competition.

  • This is good news! I hope others will consider allowing this also, but I won’t hold my breath.

  • Excellent, Thank you for the review!!

  • elliot siegel says:

    this is very very helpful feature, hopefully they will include the online functionality soon

  • Looks like Captial One is trying to jump big time into attracting the frequent traveler community. I’m glad as competition is always good. I’m still on the fence about diving into yet another “currency”. I’ve already got the MR/TY/UR points to deal with but they are certainly tempting me with these benefits that seem to be standing them apart compared to the usual 3.

  • Capital One just keeps getting better.

    Now Capital One Canada needs to take some notes.

  • Nice benefit for card holders.

  • It would be nice if other credit cards providers do the same. Let the members to merger the miles of different levels. It is too confused to have different miles of the same credit card providers.

  • I love that you can use the miles with different airlines. Its so frustrating paying yearly fees for multiple cards because you travel to a lot of different destinations and want the cheapest flight.

  • I am always trying to figure out what to do with these points…thanks for the info.

  • This is a great perk and really brings the Capital One cards into line with the other flexible currency cards — and in some circumstances it will make it a more valuable card. My only gripe is how difficult it seems for me to be approved for their cards.

  • Nice perk but no Cap1

  • Good news. Just wish we could move worthless to us GMC $ over to points/miles/cash!

  • Capital One venture is worth looking at.

  • I only have MBNA and AE cards. Will the Capital One improvement put pressure on other card issuers to do the same for their cards. I am thinking of cancelled my MBNA cards and apply the Capital ONe. I do not want to own too many credit cards. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Tonia, I definitely understand not wanting to have too many cards. Before you close any accounts, I’d recommend checking out this post on how your credit score is calculated. https://awardwallet.com/blog/tips-managing-credit-score/

      It can actually hurt your score to close a card, especially if the card is one of the oldest in your account history, or you have a large credit line relative to your other accounts.

      Smaller banks like MBNA are likely never going to try to compete with CapOne on rewards, so you’ll want to look at the major issuers for points that will help you save on travel.

  • ron_vaughn@hotmail.com says:

    new benefits are always good news!

  • I love capital one cards! This is worth getting.

  • Nice to see an objectively positive headline for a change! 🙂 And, see all the overwhelming positive comments that predictably followed!

  • Glad to hear they are becoming more competitive but even with this new benefit I don’t see myself jumping in. Too many other “better” programs out there.

  • Good to know! Our primary cards are CapOne Venture and Chase Sapphire Reserve. We recently relocated and I’m doing less travel, so the CSR may or may not remain the best card for me. This is another positive for CapOne.

  • This is a great addition to capital one.

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