Capital One Venture Card’s New 50k Bonus Worth $500

Capital One issues a travel rewards card called the Capital One Venture Card. It comes with a newly elevated 50,000 bonus points offer for spending $3,000 on your new card within three months of account opening.

The Capital One Venture Card earns a type of reward they call a mile, but there's no outsized value to be found as they're not like an airline mile you can redeem on award space. One Capital One mile = 1 cent towards travel expenses.

$280 Non-Stop Roundtrips from Newark to Rome

I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is designed to be used only for the best and most limited-time deals–like mistake fares–so that you aren’t bombarded by text messages.

Right now you can book a roundtrip in economy between Newark (EWR) and Rome (FCO) for $280 for travel November through March, 2018 on Norwegian Air.

How to Avoid Orphaned Arrival Miles

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus comes with 50,000 bonus Arrival miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days. The card earns 2 miles per dollar on all purchases. You can redeem the miles on to offset any travel expense greater than $100 (one mile = 1 cent when redeeming on travel expenses specifically) inside your Barclaycard account within 120 days of the purchase.