Spark Miles Card Adds Credit For Global Entry Or TSA Pre-Check

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The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business is a really well rounded business credit card that I picked up late last year, after Capital One made some significant improvements to the card. Now it’s getting even better.

Why I like the Capital One Spark Miles Card

There’s a lot to love about the Spark Miles Card:

  • The card’s $95 annual fee is waived for the first 12 months
  • The card offers unlimited 2x Spark miles per dollar spent, and Spark miles can be:

This is a really flexible business credit card, given that for each dollar spent you’re essentially earning either two cents towards travel, or up to 1.5 airline miles (points transfer to partners at a ratio of up to 2:1.5).

Spark Miles Card now offers Global Entry Or TSA Pre-Check credit

As of May 21, 2019, the Spark Miles Card offers a Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check credit once every four years.

Just charge the $85-100 membership fee to your Capital One Spark Miles Card, and it will automatically be reimbursed. It doesn’t matter who the fee is being paid for, as long as you charge it to your eligible card.

While this is a benefit offered on many premium cards, it’s still quite rare to see it on business cards, so that’s nice. So this is a great benefit that you can use for an employee.

Note that this is only being offered on the Spark Miles Card, and not on the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business, which is the cash back version of this card.

Why you should register for Global Entry over TSA Pre-Check

If you are going to take advantage of this perk, I’d highly recommend registering for Global Entry over TSA Pre-Check. For those of you not familiar, TSA Pre-Check gets you expedited US security screening, while Global Entry gets you expedited US immigration clearance.

So why should you register for Global Entry and not Pre-Check? Because Global Entry also comes with TSA Pre-Check, while the inverse isn’t true (signing up for TSA Pre-Check doesn’t get you Global Entry).

I registered for Global Entry for the first time in mid-2011, and renewed my membership in 2016, and have found it to be invaluable.

Bottom line

Capital One has really impressed me in terms of the benefits they’ve added to their cards lately. The Spark Miles Card is one of my favorite business credit cards, and this makes the card even better.

For many of us this benefit will be redundant, as I have more of these credits than I know what to do with. At the same time, it’s always nice to see benefits added to a card, especially to a business card, as this isn’t a widespread business card benefit.

The Spark Miles Card continues to be a well rounded option for anyone who values flexible travel rewards, which can be used either to offset the cost of a purchase, or to transfer points to an airline partner.

Will you take advantage of the new Spark Miles credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check?

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  1. Wholeheartedly agree Lucky, picked up the card one day before the massive 200K offer, stunning to see how they keep adding value to this program.

  2. Similar to United Explorer Mileage Plus. There’re only few cards in the ‘$95 annual fees’ category (first year $0) that offer this benefit.

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