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1) If you have the Chase Southwest credit card, just watch this 2.5 minute video and enter your Rapid Rewards and credit card number at the end. This is quasi-targeted, but most people are reporting success. It’s a relatively little risk for up to $16.66 towards Wanna Get Away fares! Unfortunately you can’t let the video just play, you need to keep clicking on “Proceed.” (PS: the video extols the benefits of international flight rewards, but that generally is not a good redemption value in my opinion).

Sign-up page once you get to the end of the video. Have your Rapid Rewards and Southwest credit card handy

2) Sign-up for Southwest newsletters and remain subscribed for 3 months in order to get 500 points.

3) Not necessarily free, but Southwest is offering double points when you fly to/from Baltimore/Washington, Denver and Phoenix.

Hat tip Million Mile Secrets for 1&2!

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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