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The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business is the latest credit card to add fee credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. Capital One reimburses the application fee up to $100 every 4 years. If you want to skip the long airport security lines and want a flat-rate business credit card, the Spark Miles can be a good option.
Getting a Fee Credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
To get this new benefit, you only have to charge the application fee to your Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business account. That fee is $85 for TSA PreCheck (domestic travel) or $100 for Global Entry (international travel). Then, you go through the application and interview process to receive your new credentials.
Capital One only reimburses one application fee every four years. You will need to decide whether you want TSA PreCheck or Global Entry.
TSA PreCheck lets you enjoy expedited security processing at domestic airports. The application process can be quicker and doesn’t require a passport. Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck status and lets you enjoy shorter lines when re-entering the United States on international flights. However, you will need a valid passport and will need to schedule an interview at a Global Entry Enrollment Center.
Other Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business Benefits
The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business is a flat-rate business credit card that earns unlimited 2 miles on every dollar spent and offers several travel redemption options. These redemption options include travel statement credits, booking future travel through Orbitz, and airline transfer partners.
Your points are most valuable for travel statement credits and booking future award travel as each point is worth one cent each. The point transfers can also be an easy way to book award flights, but most of the transfer partners have less than a 1:1 transfer ratio. Also, all but one (JetBlue) of the current Capital One airline partners are international carriers.
The annual fee is $0 for the first year then $95 for the Capital One Spark Miles for Business. There isn’t a foreign transaction fee making this a good international credit card option.
Additional employee cards are free and also earn 2x miles on every purchase. However, the fee credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry benefits doesn’t apply to additional employees.
For a limited time, new Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business cardmembers can also earn up to 200,000 bonus miles (worth up to $2,000 to spend on travel-flights, hotels, and more). They will first earn 50,000 miles after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months of account opening. Then, they will earn 150,000 bonus miles after spending $50,000 in the first 6 months of account opening.
A fee credit for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry benefits are more common with personal travel credit cards so it’s good that this option is available for a business card. Plus, the application fee reimbursement may not be the only reason you use this card. This benefit can be another way you can maximize your business travel using the Capital One Spark Miles.
Learn more: Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business
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