To shine the spotlight on air travel frustrations, such as lost baggage and flight delays, and help ease quell the frustrations these travelers experience on a daily basis, Capital One Financial has kicked off the Capital One Venture “Most Frustrated Traveler” Sweepstakes, in partnership with AOL’s “Gadling” travel blog. Additionally, among the 74% of credit card holders frustrated with their travel rewards credit cards, 46% are annoyed with the points/miles required to obtain an airline ticket; 31% are irate at number of points/miles they earn for each transaction on their card; and 15% have had enough of blackout dates. Until November 5 at Gadling.com, readers are invited to visit http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/25/are-you-americas-most-frustrated-traveler/ and submit a brief essay detailing their most frustrating travel moment. Five winners will be selected at random to win hassle-free trips and travel accessories. The grand prize winner will receive a free three day-two night trip for two to the destination of their choosing, including roundtrip airfare (within the continental United States). Second prize winner will receive a hassle-free travel essentials pack consisting of items such as a Garmin GPS and Bose noise cancelling headphones. Three runner-up winners will each receive a Marriott TravelCard to help rest and recuperate.
Capital One has launched its “Venture for Business” premium rewards credit card. Offering small business owners double miles on every purchase, up to 15,000 bonus miles within the first three months and a flexible redemption without typical restrictions, “Venture for Business” card provides cardholders a one-time 5,000 mile bonus when an employee card is activated within the first 60 days. With the new program, there are no limits on when, where or how double miles are earned, no retailer specifications or spending categories, no separate rewards enrollment or re-enrollment requirements, and no limit on the number of miles cardholders can accumulate. When redeeming for travel, cardholders multiply the cost of the purchase by 100 to determine how many miles are needed. Additional “Venture for Business” features allow cardholders 2 miles per dollar on all net purchases, every day; no rewards expiration; no special spending categories; no separate rewards enrollment requirements; 10,000 bonus miles when $1,000 is spent on the card in the first three months; free flight on any airline, any time, with no blackout dates; redmption for travel, cash back, gift cards, merchandise or charitable donations; and no foreign transaction fees.
Capital One Financial Corporation has launched the “Venture” premium travel rewards
credit card. Offering double miles on every purchase without typical
restrictions, “Venture” allows cardholders maximum flexibility when redeeming rewards.
Customers simply make their travel purchase using their Capital One “Venture” card, then call Capital One or
go online to reimburse the charge with miles. The cost of the
transaction is refunded on the next statement. A simple formula makes it
easy to determine how many miles are needed to redeem rewards:
cardholders multiply the cost of the purchase by 100. As with all other Capital One cards, there
are no foreign transaction fees. Additionally, the “Venture” premium travel rewards
credit card allows cardholders to earn 2 miles per dollar on all net purchases; rewards
that donât expire; no limit on how many miles you can accumulate; no
special spending categories; and no separate rewards enrollment requirements.
It also offers 10,000 bonus miles when $1,000 is spent in the first three months;
compatibility with any airline with no blackout dates; and travel purchase
Dollar Rent A Car has launched a stored value “American Express” card to reward travel agents. Once agents have earned 25 points (1 point = $1), they will receive a personalized American Express branded reward card that can be used anywhere the American Express card is accepted. The card may be used for dining, entertainment, gifts … whatever the agent desires. Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 25 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States.