Got the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card or the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card in your wallet? You can use just a few thousand Capital One Venture Miles to cover the cost of our Thrifty Traveler Premium flight deal alert service – whether you've been on the fence about joining or you're a longtime member.
Thrifty Traveler Premium starts at just $59.99 a year. And since our Premium flight deal alert service codes as travel when you charge it to a credit card, you can use Capital One Venture Miles to remove the charge from your statement. That means you can easily use 5,999 Venture Miles to cover the cost of getting cheap flight alerts sent straight to your inbox!
With Thrifty Traveler Premium, we send the cheapest domestic and international flight deal alerts straight to your inbox, tailored to your home airport. Among the many ways to use Venture Miles, why not use a few thousand to travel more for even less?
Here's how you can use Capital One Venture Miles to completely cover the cost of a Thrifty Traveler Premium membership.
Use Venture Miles to Cover Your Premium Membership
First things first, if you aren't a Thrifty Traveler Premium member, you'll need to join by heading to the Premium homepage.
Once you're ready to check out, make sure that you pay with a card that earns Capital One Venture Miles like the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, or even the no-annual-fee Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card. Once you're done, it should take two to three business days for the transaction to hit your card account.
Once your transaction hits your account, you'll be able to use the Capital One Purchase Eraser to cover the charge with Capital One Venture Miles. Using Venture Miles that way, each mile is worth 1 cent towards travel. Assuming you purchased an annual Thrifty Traveler Premium subscription, you'd need just 5,999 Venture Miles to remove the $59.99 charge.
To do it, simply head to your Capital One online account and click “Redeem” next to your mileage balance.
From here, select “Cover Travel Purchases.” This allows you to cover any travel purchase you make with your Venture card.
Then you’ll be taken to a page where you can select which travel-related purchases you’ve made on your Capital One Venture or Venture X card that you’d like to “erase.” This includes all travel transactions from the last 90 days.
Sure enough, Thrifty Traveler Premium shows up as an option for redeeming Venture miles.
If you are an existing Thrifty Traveler Premium member, you'll want to head to the Thrifty Traveler Premium login page and make sure your Venture Card is the card on file for your payment if you want to use Venture Miles to cover the annual membership fee. Once your next payment is due, it will charge to your Venture or Venture X card – making it eligible to be removed with Venture miles.
Got the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card? One of that card's benefits makes this deal even better. Starting in your second year, you'll get 10,000 Venture Miles as a bonus for renewing each and every year. Those 10,000 miles will be more than enough to cover your Thrifty Traveler Premium membership every year.
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Benefits of Thrifty Traveler Premium
Want to travel more for less even as flights get more expensive? Thrifty Traveler Premium is how you do it.
And by using a card that earns Capital One Venture Miles to pay for your membership, you can get alerts for the cheapest domestic and international flights for free.
Here’s just a small taste of the flight deals we’ve found and sent to Thrifty Traveler Premium members recently.
How about $591 to fly to Cape Town, South Africa, and back? That's a fraction of what these flights can typically cost – especially during the peak summer season in South Africa.
Get flight deals like this one sent straight to your inbox with Thrifty Traveler Premium for just $59.99 a year – or free with your Capital One Venture Miles!
Plotting your return to Europe? We've been finding dirt-cheap fares as of late including these premium economy fares flying Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) for half off! These were available all the way through early March 2023.
Want to take the savings even further with your Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card? You could plug the details from a deal we send you into the Capital One travel portal and pay with your Venture X card, triggering the $300 annual travel credit. That's another $300 off an already cheap flight – plus you'd even earn 5x miles on the full price, too!
But it's not just cash deals we find and send to Thrifty Traveler Premium members. If you opt for our Thrifty Traveler Premium+ membership for just $129.99 each year, you'll also get alerts for the best deals using credit card points and airline miles, like this incredibly rare Qantas business class deal to Australia for as low as just 55,000 miles each way! This deal didn't last long, but our Premium+ members were the first to be notified about it.
Related Reading: Check out Thrifty Traveler Premium Reviews from our community.
But there's more to Thrifty Traveler Premium than flight deal alerts. Here's a full look at all the benefits of Premium membership:
- Domestic AND international flight deal alerts.
- Award alerts for premium cabin fares using credit card points and airline miles (Premium+ benefit).
- Links to book directly with the airline, with fares that can be changed/canceled fee-free
- Select your home airport(s) from 200+ departure cities.
- Free personalized travel rewards card consulting with our team. We help you select a travel rewards credit card to help meet your travel goals (Premium+ benefit).
- Access to our Premium-only Facebook travel community of 15,000+ members helping each other travel smarter, and for less money!
Read more: How Thrifty Traveler Premium Works: Flight Deal Email Alerts
We're just a bit biased, but we can't think of a better way to use 6,000 to 13,000 Capital One Venture Miles than to invest in a future filled with cheap flights.
Simply charge your Thrifty Traveler Premium membership fee to a card that earns Capital One Venture Miles, erase the charge with your Venture Miles, and then save even more on travel.