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Since a road trip where you rent a whole house for yourself is undoubtedly one of the safest ways to getaway without boarding a plane right now, I wanted to call out a deal I just used myself…

5% off on VRBO with Capital One Offers

5% isn’t massive, but given what it costs to rent a house, it’s far from nothing. The best part is that there’s no maximum savings. For example, with Amex Offers, you spend $X to get Y back, but save nothing over that. With Chase Offers, the maximum cash back is often quote silly. I mean, is anyone making sure they use their Chase card to receive “up to $1.50 back at Rite Aid”??)

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I have an old Capital One Quicksilver that I have for no other reason than that I’ve had the card a really long time. I had this offer on this card, though it’s likely you have it on all your Capital One credit cards.

How to Use the Capital One VRBO Offer

It’s super easy to check if you have the offer. Just login to your Capital One account, choose a card, and the offers are right on the main page.

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Click into “View All Offers” to look for the VRBO one.

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Then be sure to click Continue to Merchant and make your purchase on the linked Capital One card. The terms state it could take a few billing cycles to see your cash.

Is this the best deal for VRBO?

Maybe, but of course you still have to calculate two things:

  1. Could you earn more points/cash on another card? Maybe if getting a signup bonus, yes. However VRBO is notorious for not actually coding as Travel (requiring an attempt to chase the points which may or may not work out).
  2. Can you get a better portal offer? Check Cashback Monitor first, but the answer is likely no, not more than 5%.

In the end, I’ll get 1.5% back for the Capital One Quicksilver‘s built-in rewards + 5% for a total of 6.5% cash back. I’ll take it.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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