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Both my husband and I are happy new owners of Capital One Venture X cards. We’ve already used our $300 in annual travel credit on each card, and we are racking up miles that we plan to use on a future trip to Europe.
The other day, my husband was ready to book a vacation rental on Booking.com for a dudes weekend. He asked what card to use, and I told him to use his Capital One Venture X card in hopes that it would trigger the $200 vacation rental credit that the card has during its first year.
A few days later, I logged into his account to see if his payment from Booking.com triggered the $200 credit. Much to my surprise, his credit had already been applied for a prior transaction.
What Triggered the $200 Vacation Rental Credit?
It took me a bit to figure out why he already had the $200 credit processed last month. So as I looked through his possible transactions, it appears that our HOA bill triggered the credit. What a pleasant surprise!
I wondered if this was a mistake. But a quick internet search proved that others have also received the credit for HOA bills as well as regular hotel spending.
Since I have apartment rentals and regular hotel spend for my trip this summer, I am confident that my card’s $200 credit will easily be processed.
Between the $300 travel credit and the $200 vacation rental credit, the Venture X’s $395 annual fee is easily justified for my family. This card has been my favorite new card in years!
Have you triggered your Venture X vacation rental credit yet?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.