Good afternoon everyone. A few weeks ago, I did a mini app-o-rama and applied for 3 credit cards: Capital One Venture X Credit Card, Chase IHG Rewards Premier Business Credit Card (read post), and Bank of America Alaska Airlines Credit Card (read post).
In this post, I will show you the Venture X card art, welcome letter, brochure, and the online activation process. First things first, here is the front and back of the Venture X. It is not very flashy and looks very simple. On the back, there is a key icon. I figured out that you can hold the card up to the screen when you sign into the Capital One app to complete the Two Factor Authentication.
The Capital One Venture X Credit Card currently offers 75,000 miles after spending $4,000 in 3 months along with a $300 annual travel credit which has to be used through the Capital One Travel portal. You also receive 10,000 miles each anniversary, worth $100 toward travel, which partially offsets the $395 annual fee. This credit card also comes with Global Entry / TSA PreCheck credit, but I have more Global Entry credit than I know what to do with.
I was instantly approved for the Venture X and received this welcome email.
Capital One automatically expedited the Venture X to me via FedEx 2 Day Air and here is the front and back of the welcome letter.
Here is the brochure that came with the Venture X that highlight the credit card benefits. I went to the Capital One Lounge at DFW a few weeks ago and it was great. I look forward to visiting more Capital One Lounges when they become available.
Activating the Venture X was pretty easy, but not intuitive. When I went to the Activate link, I first clicked the Sign In & Activate button since I have an existing Capital One Spark Miles Business Credit Card. But that road was a dead end. I then clicked the Enroll & Activate button, entered my personal information, and was able to find my Venture X account.
I then signed into my Capital One online account, verified my email address, and added my phone numbers.
Success! My Venture X account was activated and now shows up in my Capital One online account.
I have an upcoming large purchase to make, so that will let me meet the minimum spending requirement in a single purchase. I don’t have an immediate use for the Capital One miles, but I will probably transfer the points to Wyndham Rewards to book another Vacasa Vacation Rental in Hawaii. If you have any questions about the Capital One Venture X Credit Card, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!P.S. If you liked this post, I recommend reading my other credit card unboxing posts (sorted by date):