Capital One Adds New Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Benefit to Spark Miles Business Card

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I used to think that the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business was the best Capital One business card (indeed, one of the best small business cards) because it earns 2% cash back, indeed it’s the only small business card I know that does so.

I didn’t understand why anyone would choose the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business instead over I used to think that the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business, since the two cards are virtually identical except that Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business earned Capital One miles which meant basically a 2% rebate towards travel. Wouldn’t you always choose cash?

And then something funny happened. Capital One introduced points transfer to miles for both their Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card and Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business. Then all of a sudden those miles became more valuable.

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Now Capital One continues down the path of building out Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business as a full-fledged premium travel card: starting today it comes with a statement credit of up to $100 for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry (once every four years, allowing you to use the card to pay for renewal before it expires).

Capital One even shares this in the context of continuing to build out benefits for the Spark Miles card, offering “f]rom last fall’s addition of the Miles Transfer feature to this new benefit, this is one of several improvements we are making to the Spark Miles product based on customer feedback.”

Earning your choice of 2% back towards travel or 1.5 miles per dollar with your choice of airlines (with most of their transfer partners) it’s a great value proposition. And while you may already have Global Entry or PreCheck, remember that you can use the benefit to pay the application fee for anyone you wish.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Can’t find this in any FAQ – We will be charging 3 memberships for Global Entry – Myself, my wife and teenage son. Will Capital One refund us for 3 memberships or just the one?

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