Capital One Spark Miles Card Now Offers Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership!

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In an era of devaluations, Capital One just keeps on getting stronger.

They announced 6 months ago that they would allow their points to be transferred into airline miles.

Since then they have added airline partners and had transfer bonuses.

Eligible mileage transferring cards include:

Those cards earn 2 points per dollar spent everywhere.

You can also convert cashback rewards from cards like The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business into Capital One mileage cards for transfers to airlines.

The annual fee on all of these cards is waived for the first year and is then $95/year.

Now Capital One is adding Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership onto the Spark Miles card. You can reimbursed for those fees ($85 for Pre-Check or $100 for Global Entry and Pre-Check) every 4 years. Membership lasts for 5 years, so you will be able to renew before your membership lapses. Global Entry/Pre-Check make flying so much easier and its great to see more cards add this benefit as I can get Global Entry and Pre-Check for free for my entire family that way!

Capital One cards are a great way to rack up Qantas points, which has excellent redemption rates for travel to Israel on El Al.

You can transfer points from Capital One into these 12 airline programs at a 2:1.5 ratio:

  • Aeromexico (SkyTeam)
  • Air Canada Aeroplan (Star Alliance)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue (SkyTeam)
  • Alitalia (SkyTeam)
  • Avianca LifeMiles (Star Alliance)
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (OneWorld)
  • Etihad (No alliance)
  • EVA (Star Alliance)
  • Finnair (OneWorld)
  • Hainan (No alliance)
  • Qantas (OneWorld)
  • Qatar (OneWorld)

You can transfer points from Capital One into these 3 airline programs at a 2:1 ratio:

  • Emirates (No alliance)
  • JetBlue (No alliance)
  • Singapore (Star Alliance)

From now through 5/31 you can transfer Capital One points into JetBlue points at a 2:1.5 ratio.

You can also use the miles for paid travel.

Do you have any Capital One cards?

HT: Moshe90, via DDF

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HY

Annual fee?

Abraham

Will it work for Nexus?

Cash card?

Is this not avail for the capital one sparks cash?

Steve

If card is under my name but I purchase tsa precheck for my wife, will I still get reimbursed?

Coffee Guy

Some other great ways to use this card is to pay the taxes due on Airline points reservations that have them, then delete the taxes off your bill using Cap One points.
Paid travel also includes Uber, Lyft, Taxis, Blade helicopter, rail tickets etc. Recent example: UberSUV suburban for my family from Northern NJ to JFK was about $250, but used 25K Spark card pts and it was erased. (Which was really only $12.5K of spend to get them)
I certainly don’t put all my spend on Capone, but it definitely has some bright spots.

JS

How long is the process for getting approved? If I have an expiring passport, should I not apply until I renew that first?

Coffee Guy

Could vary from Month to Month and interview location. Before Pesach took only about 10 days beginning to end. Turnaround time likely ticks up a bit as the Summer approaches.
How far out is expiration? Check GlobalEntry site if there’s any minimum amount of time needed. I don’t think it should make any difference.

JS

Thank you. Expires in August. Seems like that will be plenty of time.

JS

Just tried and says passport needs to be valid until or beyond 1 year from today, for Global Entry Application.

sam

Thanks Dan, perfect timing my GE is expiring in a few months

Paron

Can I product change my capital one spark cash to the miles card to get this credit?

rachel

Dan you mention you did it for yourself and your family. I have chase reserve card. will it only credit me for myself? how did you get it done for 5 ppl?
please explain
Did you use 5 different cards with that benefit?

Joe

Application asking that business Tax N. and SS N to be different. I have only SS N. so application show an error due to the requirement to show the different numbers. Is any way to get around it?

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