How Do You Earn Capital One Miles?


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Capital One miles are earned when purchases are made on a Capital One Rewards card.There are some restrictions, but in general, the credit card holder can earn unlimited miles, and the miles do not expire as of 2015. Holders of this type of credit card can choose to get cash back rather than miles.

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Miles are earned on annual net purchases made on the Capital One Rewards credit card, as explained on the Capital One website. This does exclude certain transactions, however, such as purchase checks, purchase credits and buying travelers' checks. Cash advances, access checks and cash equivalent transactions are also excluded.

The miles that are earned remain on the account until they are redeemed, or until the account is closed. However, the account has to remain in good standing in order for the miles to be redeemed. If it is not, the miles are held until it is brought back to good standing order.

The miles that are earned can be used on any airline and there are no restrictions in terms of the seat type, time of travel, location or destination. In addition toflight tickets, the miles can be used for things such as car rentals and hotels.

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