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2x points on every purchase

2x points on every purchase

  1. Anonymous

    Ben,
    I’m new to your blog. I’m looking at Capital One Spark Miles for Business. I spend roughly $5k to $10k a month on google adwords and bing. This card offers 2x points on any expense. That doesn’t seem that common. What are your thoughts on redeeming those awards. Looking to move the family to Ecuador in min 2016.
    I currently have companion status through Southwest card and have been using united card as well.

  2. Tommy Thompson

    Sorry for repeating this question. I wasn’t signed in and didn’t know if it would alert me of a response.
    I am looking at capital One Spark Miles for Business. I spend $5k to $10k a month on google and bing advertising and this card offers 2x points on any purchase. Is that common? Looking to move the family to Ecuador in 6 months or so and 2x points seems like a great way to rack up miles quickly. I don’t fly a ton. Usually fly southwest domestically since I have companion status.
    Thanks

  3. Anonymous

    [USER=1183]@Tommy Thompson[/USER] — Welcome!

    The first question here is where are you [I]hoping[/I] to travel? The Capital One cards aren’t great for premium cabin travel [[URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/08/04/capital-one-venture-card/][/URL], but if you’re planning on flying economy over peak dates it’s not a terrible choice.

    I’d personally look at the Business Gold Rewards Amex — you can choose a category for [B]3x[/B] points, and “advertising purchased in the U.S” is one of the options. Those points are quite a bit more versatile than the Capital One points, in my experience: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/go/business-gold-rewards/[/URL]

  4. markreinoso

    you seriously beat me to the punch Tiffany ! I have two gold AMEX business cards, 1 for the 3x points on gas, and 1 for the 3x points on advertising.

    going out of UIO or GYE, you can use american through AVIOS or LAN

  5. PhatMiles

    The “points” with Cap One are not points actually. They are each penny worth towards travel. Cap One is a brilliant advertiser with a horrible product.
    Get the citi double cash card – 2% on anything no questions asked.

  6. Tommy Thompson

    I will most likely be traveling with wife and 3 year old so first class isn’t a priority.
    I’m looking into Amex now. A previous article I read made it sound hard to use points through Amex for United. I wish I bookmarked the article.

  7. Tommy Thompson

    American Airlines flights are nearly double that of United out of Denver. Should I stick with a united friendly card?

  8. No Name

    [QUOTE=”Tommy Thompson, post: 10100, member: 1183″]American Airlines flights are nearly double that of United out of Denver. Should I stick with a united friendly card?[/QUOTE]

    Are you think about the cost of a seat in $?

    With true airline points the price of ticket does not matter as long as there is award space. You pay in points not $, and proper points are not fixed in value to the ticket price. Rather they follow the airline award charts

    Any if get a proper cash back card it does not matter what kind since the cash back is not tied to a specific airline and you can simply buy the cheapest ticket that works for you.

  9. Tommy Thompson

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 10101, member: 268″]Are you think about the cost of a seat in $?

    With true airline points the price of ticket does not matter as long as there is award space. You pay in points not $, and proper points are not fixed in value to the ticket price. Rather they follow the airline award charts

    Any if get a proper cash back card it does not matter what kind since the cash back is not tied to a specific airline and you can simply buy the cheapest ticket that works for you.[/QUOTE]
    Great point. Didn’t realize it worked that way.

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