Whether you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, Disney World, Aulani, or Universal Orlando, their are some great ways to earn and use Capital One Venture points for Disney vacations. Here’s our favorite strategy:
Step 1) Capital One Venture Sign Up Bonus
The Capital One Venture card waives the annual fee in the first year ($95 thereafter). It offers a sign up bonus of 50,000 points, worth $500, after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. We’ll show you how to use this $500 sign up bonus toward your Disney vacation.
Step 2) Book Through Hotels.com/Venture
You earn 10 points per dollar when you book hotel stays through Hotels.com/Venture using your Venture card. You can book both Disney hotels as well as offsite hotels and the rates are usually identical.
If, for example, your stay cost $1,500, you’d earn 15,000 Venture points, worth $150. Plus, you earn Hotels.com Rewards. Every 10 nights you stay in this program, you earn a free night with a value based on the average price of your 10 nights.
Step 3) Park Tickets or Flights
In this step, you’re going to use your points to cover the cost of your park tickets or flights.
Unfortunately, when you’re only purchasing tickets through Disney, you can’t use your Venture points because it doesn’t code as a travel purchase. Instead, purchase your Disney World or Disneyland tickets through Undercover Tourist. Undercover Tourist codes as a travel agency, even when you’re purchasing park tickets. Plus they sell them at a discount.
Flights will code as an eligible travel purchase, whether you book the directly through the airline or though a broker like Expedia. This can be a great way to cover the cost, especially if you’re flying someplace expensive like Aulani.
When you consider the sign up bonus worth $500. Then add the 10 points per dollar you’ll earn booking your hotel, you could pretty quickly have enough points to discount your park tickets by around $750. That’s without any annual fee paid on a credit card.