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[Expired] Free Museum Membership With Capital One Cards and The Cultivist [Ends June 22!]

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Capital One and The Cultivist partnered in 2022 to offer a new benefit to Capital One cardholders. If you hold any Capital One consumer or business credit card, you’re eligible to receive a free 6-month membership to The Cultivist, a unique monthly membership where you can get admittance to top museums worldwide for free. This benefit is about to expire, so make sure to enroll by June 22, 2024.

What Is The Cultivist?

When you travel to different cities, you’ll likely want to visit some of the major museums within those cities. Purchasing a ticket at each can usually run you north of $20, sometimes even $40 per visit. Visiting several museums on 1 trip can run you well over $100, a costly affair.

This is where The Cultivist comes in. The membership includes access for you and 1 guest at many of the world’s best museums for an annual membership fee of $440, which is waived for the first 6 months for Capital One cardholders.

The Cultivist and Capital One Partnership

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The Met Museum is included in the list of museums you can access for free with this membership. Image Credit: The Met Museum

With the partnership, you’ll get access to a complimentary Enthusiast membership for 6 months, including tickets for you and 1 guest and skip-the-line access. You’ll also have access to several digital and online events, though obviously, the biggest draw is on-site access.

You can register by visiting the official partner website to have immediate access and explore eligible museums. Many popular museums in Berlin, Chicago, London, Miami, New York, and Venice are included.

Most tickets are delivered electronically through the app, but some require a 24-hour notice, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when planning your visit.

Hot Tip:

The complimentary 6-month membership is available through June 22, 2024, but those with the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card who enroll on June 23, 2024, or later will receive 50% off an Enthusiast membership for up to 2 years.

Final Thoughts

This unique partnership can save you a ton of money when traveling, especially since some of the most famous museums in some of the most expensive cities are super pricey. You’ll want to activate your membership as soon as possible, but overall, this is a great partnership and something that may very well be worth keeping even beyond the free membership period.

The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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