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PSA: Don’t Leave Home Without At Least 2 of These

This “don’t leave home without two of these” story began when I received an email from a friend. It was titled, “Big Request.” Let me start by saying my friend is an experienced traveler and spends six months a year in Mexico, yet still she made a big mistake. Here’s what she wrote:

“I have a big request for you: My Capital One Visa credit card was hacked, so I had to cancel that account. However, that is an important card for me to have in Mexico, because they do not charge a foreign currency exchange fee on purchases. So, they are sending me a new card in the mail, and say it should arrive in 4-6 days. Capital One does everything online and it was difficult to tell them to send it here to Mexico. Please check all mail from Capital One, find the card, and FedEx it to me here in Mexico. I am sorry to burden you with this, but there are levels of bureaucracy involved here that are daunting.”

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Missing Capital One Money Market $200 Sign Up Bonus? Just Ask for it!

Good afternoon everyone.  A few months ago, I signed up for a Capital One 360 Money Market account with a $200 sign up bonus (thanks Doctor of Credit).  The promo seemed simple enough, sign up for a money market account, using promo code SAVE200, and then deposit $10,000 before December 31, 2017.  I even received the following email on November 27 confirming the details from DOC.  I thought it was going to be smooth sailing, but after waiting 2+ months since the December 31, 2017 deadline, I got antsy and went in search of my $200 bonus…

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How to Book Flights & Pay with Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles”

Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post on How to Redeem Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles” for Travel Purchases.  In today’s post, I will show you how to book flights and pay with your Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  This process is very similar to booking paid tickets using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points, Citi Thank You Points, and American Express Membership Rewards Points.  To get started, log into your Capital One account and click your “miles” balance.

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How to Redeem Capital One Venture Rewards “Miles” for Travel Purchases

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend (with the exception of the recent AMEX Membership Rewards Changes).  My girlfriend and I are going to Greece and Malta this Summer, so we are busy booking flights, making hotel reservations, and researching things to see / eat / do in those countries.  During the airfare booking process, we have been using my girlfriend’s Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”

Before we started redeeming the “miles” for this trip, she had 122,435 “miles”, which is equivalent to $1,224.35 in travel.  In this post, I will show you how to redeem Capital One Venture Rewards “miles” for travel purchases.  In tomorrow’s post, I will show you how to book airfare directly through the Capital One travel portal and how to pay with Capital One Venture Rewards “miles.”  Without further ado, log into your Capital One account and click on your “miles” balance.

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*Some* Chase Credit Cards Charging Cash Advance Fees for Online Serve Reloads

Update: 7AM PST – Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Freedom reloads are showing up as cash advances online.
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*Some* Chase Credit Cards Charging Cash Advance Fees for Online Serve Reloads

There have been reports on FlyerTalk (link) and some Tweets that Serve is now charging cash advance fees for *some* online Serve reloads.  Most of the cash advance reports state that Chase is charging cash advance fees for online reloads.

RRGG on the FlyerTalk thread (link) has some good info:

It seems like you should include a little more information if you’re going to start a new thread. You didn’t mention the type of card for example. NOT EVERYONE is getting a cash advance from Chase, as mentioned in the Serve thread.

There are reports of no cash advance today on:
UA Explorer Visa
UA Explorer MC
Sapphire Preferred
Southwest Visa
Also Barclay, Citi cards (Prestige), Fidelity AMEX

There are reports of a cash advance today on:
UA Club
UA Explorer
Ink Bold Visa
Sapphire Preferred
Also a Capital One card

As you can see it’s not even consistent.

Finally, in the past sometimes Chase has posted these as cash advance at first. After a few days they get changed to a regular charge. If anyone actually got a cash advance fee, you might want to share that.

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