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Published Nov 04, 20212 min read

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At a glance

New details and release date for Capital One Venture X Rewards Card; American Express cardholders can get 6 free months of MyPanera+ Coffee; Discover releases 5% cash back categories for all of 2022.

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New Details and Release Date for Capital One Venture X Rewards Card

  • The new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card will be available for applications on November 9, 2021.
  • With the Venture X, Capital One is staking a claim in the high-end travel credit card market. Where most Capital One cards come with $0 or modest annual fees and good (but not premium) perks, the Venture X has the highest annual fee of any Capital One card and a nice suite of travel benefits. Some premium travel cards have recently expanded their offers to include more non-travel features, sometimes of questionable value; but it’s not hard to see how the Venture X’s perks support travel and could easily outweigh the annual fee.
  • Key features of the Venture X include:
    • 10X miles per dollar for Hotels and Rental Cars booked through Capital One Travel
    • 5X miles per dollar for Flights booked through Capital One Travel
    • 2X miles per dollar for every other purchase
    • Up to a $300 annual credit for bookings made on Capital One Travel
    • 10,000 bonus miles every account anniversary (equal to $100 or more towards travel)
    • Unlimited access to Capital One Lounges and Priority Pass lounges internationally
    • An application fee credit for either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
    • No foreign transaction fee
    • Annual fee: $395
  • The Venture X’s main competition includes:

American Express Cardholders Can Get 6 Free Months of MyPanera+ Coffee

  • If you’ve got an American Express card, you can get six months of MyPanera+ Coffee for free, just by signing up. MyPanera+ Coffee provides unlimited* Panera coffee, iced coffee, or tea, in any size (*unlimited means one cup every two hours). The subscription is usually $8.99 per month.
  • To be eligible for this offer, you must:
    • Have a U.S. American Express card
    • Be a MyPanera member
    • Be at least 18 years old
  • Visit this page to redeem the offer.
  • Offer expires January 31, 2022.

Discover Releases 5% Cash Back Categories for All of 2022

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Brendan Harkness

Brendan has been writing about personal finance for over eight years, and is now taking on the challenge of bringing high-quality credit education to the masses. He makes sure that Credit Card Insider is covering the most important credit topics transparently and precisely, and that we have up-to-date reviews of credit cards so you can find cards that are right for you.

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