As stated above the Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard® comes with an insurance package that competes with all the other high
end cards. The card features
your standard travel accident, baggage and car rental insurance that
are found on almost all fee based rewards cards but it also includes
some that are only found on a few select cards. These include, Trip
cancellation which is only offered as a standard feature on four other
travel rewards cards and Travel Medical insurance which only comes standard
on about 50% of the cards in the market.
What is good about this card
This card has many great attributes, the sign up bonus of 35,000
miles with your first purchase, the yearly renewal bonus of 10,000 miles, the earning ratio of
2 Miles per dollar, no fee to add an authorized user and the whole host
of insurance including trip cancellation.
What is not so good about this
I can only think of two potential downfalls to this card, both of which
may not even come into play for many people. The first is that this
card offers no business class lounge access or at least a free membership
into the Priority Pass lounge access program like some of the other
high end cards. The second is that the 2% return is eroded on lower
bookings based on how redeeming the miles is structured. See application
The Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard® is ready to set the standard in Canada for travel point credit cards.
With its big bonuses, relatively low costs, good earning ratio, benefit
package and ability to book travel anywhere, we would have to rate this
card as above average in the high end credit card market. In
fact this card easily falls into the top 5 of all credit cards in Canada
for travel rewards. If Capital One® markets this card properly to l Canadians,
I think you will see a good amount of them reconsidering what card they
carry in their wallet and making a switch to this one.
We would like to hear your thoughts on the new Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard® by commenting on our blog!
Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard® on Capitalone.ca
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Comparison including the Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard®
Canada Blog Post on the Capital One® Aspire Travel World Mastercard®
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