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Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here.

Offer expired March 9, 2014.

The first weekend in March, I will be making my third appearance speaking at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in NYC. As with last year, I have some amazing topics to discuss, from maximizing points to showing how anyone can travel in luxury while on a not-so-luxury budget.

Tickets are available now on the show’s website, however I am also going to give 15 lucky readers one pair of tickets each (2 per winner) for the weekend’s events. We’ll pick 5 blog readers, 5 Instagram followers and 5 Facebook fans as well.

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All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, shoot me an Instagram photo with the hashtag #TPGNYT2014, or leave a comment on my Facebook wall telling me what you want to see me talk about at the show. Maybe you want the scoop on one of the newest credit cards to hit the market, or perhaps a discussion on current point valuations. Whatever you want to know, I want to know!

Make sure to enter by 5pm ET on Sunday, February 16 to be eligible. You can enter once per medium, but you can only win once. The winners will be chosen at random and announced next week. Good luck!

And the Winner of Last Week’s Prizes of 10,000 Southwest Points is…

Last week I talked about the devaluation of Southwest’s Wanna Get Away program and gave readers the opportunity to win 10,000 Southwest points to top off their account to use on an award before March 31 when the devaluation goes into effect. As a reminder once again, if you’re looking to score some Southwest points pre-devaluation (and possibly qualify early in the year for Southwest’s Companion Pass) there are 50,000-point sign-up offers on the Southwest credit cards right now as well.

Southwest will be devaluing Wanna Get Away redemptions March 31.
I hope Michelle uses her new points to book an award before the devaluation!

We received almost 900 submissions, many of which talked about flying to Aruba to get away from this nasty winter weather – sounds like a great idea to me! TPG reader Michelle was selected at random and her destination of choice is Boston:

“A surprise trip to Boston in April to cheer my husband on in his very first marathon (and of course to celebrate with post-race cannolis from Mike’s)!”

Congratulations and best of luck to your husband in the marathon! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and be sure to submit an entry for this week’s giveaway.

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
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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