A couple of weeks ago, I opened Capital One Venture Miles for Kristin and myself. After hitting the bonuses on both cards, we had an equal stash of 46,007 miles in each account. While I was perfectly happy with that, I found out I could move them to one account. I’ll show you how quick and easy it is, to move your Capital One Miles to 1 account.
Combine Your Capital One Miles
While Capital One might be looked down upon by many in this game, I think they have a valuable place. The most important reason people tell you to stay away from them is the fact they pull from all 3 credit bureaus. I personally think it is not a big deal, but to each their own.
People will be quick to point out the Arrival Plus is better due to the higher bonus. I can agree the bonus is better, but the bonus I give the edge to Capital One on the redemption side. Simply for the fact there isn’t a $100 redemption requirement.
Now, I have even another reason to put Capital One ahead of the Arrival Plus. The fact you can combine your Venture miles to 1 account!
How to Combine your Miles:
I had actually stumbled across this when seeing if my bonus posted.
Make sure you are logging into the persons account you are transferring the points from. There is only one field, which you will see later.
After you log into your account, you will want to click on your miles balance. This will bring you to the next step.
After you click on your Miles balance, it will take you to this screen where you can choose a couple of options.
Please do not redeem for cash, as it will be at 50% the value if you were to redeem for travel or gift cards.
You will want to look at the bottom where it says “Other Options.” Click on that button that says Transfer Rewards
You will need to enter the credit card number and last name of the person you are wanting to transfer the miles too.
I do not believe you need to be an authorized user to do this, because Kristin and I are not authorized users on each others account.
After you fill in the required fields, you will need to select Check Eligibility.
I reached out to Capital One in a chat and asked if there were restrictions, this was the representatives response
So if you have a cash back card, you couldn’t transfer to a miles cards, etc. It seems the card needs to be open and in good standing to be eligible, which means families could really stack up Venture miles for paid trips.
This is the final step before moving your miles. You simply need to enter the amount of miles you wish to transfer.
The transfer was instant to my account, so I’d assume the same would be for you as well.
Why this is Good
I think it is pretty obvious, but the fact you can move all of these miles to one account is a big benefit. There is no need to split transactions or buy separate tickets.
Add this to the fact you can redeem for any amount, you can definitely use every last mile before closing/downgrading your account.
I think the more interesting take (currently) is the fact you can open and earn the bonus on Capital One cards every 6 months. If you were to cycle through these, you could build a large stash of Capital One Venture Miles. Sure this wont bring about business class travel, but it could easily offset your travel cost. This could be really good for cheap tickets/families who need many seats.
Sure, it pulls from all 3 credit bureaus, but I don’t think it is as big of a deal as it is made to be.
Combining rewards is always great and having them transfer instantly is even better. The fact you can earn a Capital One bonus every 6 months, shows you could really build a nice amount of travel cash back.
If you have family who have Capital One miles, you should be able to combine them to 1 account for an easier redemption.