No, the Journey Student Rewards from Capital One card does not have return protection coverage. Return protection is a benefit that offers reimbursement for undamaged, working items purchased with a credit card that cannot be returned to the merchant within a certain number of days of purchase. This benefit is becoming rarer as time goes on, however, as many issuers have dropped it to cut costs.
Capital One purchase protection covers things you purchase entirely with your Capital One card from theft or damage for the first 90 days after the purchase. They will replace, repair or reimburse you up to the original purchase price. The maximum amount per claim/cardholder depends on the type of credit card and its network.… read full answer
Types of Cards with Purchase Protection
Capital One’s purchase protection benefits depend on the tier of your Capital One Mastercard or Visa. For example, Capital One’s Visa Signature, Visa Professional, and Visa Business credit cards have this benefit. On the Mastercard side, Capital One’s World, World Elite, World Elite Business, and Business Platinum Mastercards offer purchase protection. The tiers without purchase protection include Visa Platinum and Platinum Mastercard. The tier you get generally depends on your creditworthiness at the time you apply for a card.
To see which kind of Capital One card you have, flip the card over. You’ll see the Visa or Mastercard logo, and “Signature,” “Platinum,” “Business,” etc., will be written above or below the logo. But keep in mind that just because you have one of those cards doesn’t mean your card has the purchase protection benefit, though.
Here is more info about the Capital One purchase protection coverage:
What is covered: Some examples of what’s covered by Capital One’s purchase protection include items purchased with your Capital One card that are stolen, damaged by fire or vandalism, or affected by “certain weather conditions.”
What is not covered: The list of what’s not covered is extensive and specific: perishables, software, plants and animals, collectibles, used items, items stolen from vehicles or common carriers or checked luggage, and “lost” items that have disappeared without evidence of a wrongful act, among other things.
Coverage amount: The maximum amount that you will get depends on the tier of your Capital One Mastercard or Visa. But it can vary between $500 to $10,000 per claim.
It’s important to note that many credit card benefits, like purchase protection, have been getting cut from benefits packages in recent years. The information above is correct right now, but could quickly change. If you plan on getting one of these credit cards, refer to the benefits booklet that comes with your new card for the most accurate information. You can also look up your card’s benefits on the Capital One website.
Yes, Capital One offers price protection. The Capital One price protection benefit reimburses cardholders the difference between the price originally paid for an item and a lower sale price advertised by any retailer within 120 days of the purchase date. Capital One price protection does not cover certain items, such as jewelry, art, auction items, and real estate.… read full answer
To be covered by Capital One price protection, the cardholder must have paid for the item entirely using one of these cards or rewards earned with the card. The coverage has a limit of $250 per item, with an annual limit of $1,000 per account.
To file a Capital One price protection claim, call the Benefit Administrator or visit the card benefits website and request a claim form within 120 days of when the lower price was first advertised. Then, submit the form and any other required documents, such as a copy of the printed advertisement that shows the date of advertisement, an itemized sales receipt, and a copy of the billing statement demonstrating the purchase, within 180 days of when you opened the claim. Refer to your benefits guide for complete details.
The best credit card benefits are airport lounge access, statement credits for certain types of purchases, concierge services, hotel perks, initial rewards bonuses, and price/purchase protection. Not all of the best credit card benefits are available on every card, however. The higher your credit card’s annual fee, the more likely it is to contain these top-tier benefits.… read full answer
Large complimentary benefits packages used to come standard with many credit cards. But card issuers have been cutting out these perks in recent years, citing low usage. When shopping for a credit card, it’s a good idea to check the card’s latest benefits guide before applying. Below, we’ll cover the top perks to be on the lookout for in a bit more detail.
Here are 6 of the best credit card benefits:
Airport lounge access. A handful of travel credit cards have this benefit, which is well worth an annual fee – if you actually use it. Cards with lounge access will grant you free entry into various airport lounges. And depending on the lounge, that could mean free food, drinks (including alcohol), Wi-Fi, charging stations, and even showers.
Statement credits for specific purchases. Some credit cards reimburse cardholders for certain expenses, such as TSA PreCheck application fees, airport incidentals, restaurant purchases, subscription streaming services, and more. There’s nothing better than free money. That said, credit cards that offer statement credits for these things usually charge annual fees. So if you’re paying an annual fee on your credit card, don’t forget to check the benefits guide to see what purchases you might get reimbursed for.
Concierge services. Though concierge service is among the lesser-used credit card benefits, many cards come with it. Depending on the concierge, they can help you make reservations at elite restaurants (even abroad), send you detailed maps of cities you plan on visiting, suggest places in a destination to store your luggage, or reserve presale tickets to events. Higher-end credit card concierges can do more, like help you find a sold-out gift for your spouse, or send a limousine to pick up your kids from school. No kidding.
Hotel perks. If you’re a brand-loyal person who loves climbing the ladders of hotel loyalty programs, consider a branded hotel credit card. Some of these credit cards come with complimentary “elite” status, which can give benefits like free hotel nights and room upgrades.
Initial bonuses. Some credit cards offer a rewards bonus for spending a certain amount in the first few months after opening an account. The average bonus amount is about 31,950 points or miles, or $215 in cash back. Spending thresholds for these bonuses usually range from $500 to $3,000. If you’re going to spend that much money on the card anyway, why not earn some extra rewards for it?
Price and purchase protection. Though price protection and purchase protection benefits are becoming rarer these days, they’re still great perks to have on a credit card. Purchase protection basically insures certain purchased items in case of theft or damage for a number of days after you buy them, as long as you make the purchase with the covered card. Price protection, on the other hand, does the job of price-matching after you make a purchase. In other words, if you find an item advertised for a lesser price than what you paid for it within 60-120 days of your purchase, the card issuer will refund you the difference.
Those are just a handful of the many benefits that credit cards provide. Be sure to research and compare credit card benefits before sending in an application.
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