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Thursday Giveaway: Passes To The 2014 New York Times Travel Show

February 13, 2014

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 […]

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Saturday Recap: AAdvantage Bonus Miles Using Shopping Portals, 30% Off Loews Hotel Stays, 2,500 Bonus Points For Southwest Rapid Rewards Signup, Free 100 Bonus Hyatt Passport Gold Points & More

February 8, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Bonus American Miles For Shopping Through AAdvantage eShopping: Earn up to 1,500 bonus miles by shopping via the American AAdvantage shopping portal. No registration is required, and the spending requirements are: spend $150 in collective spending on the AAdvantage eShopping portal and […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 10,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

February 6, 2014

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. Well, the big United devaluation finally went into effect earlier this week, and the next major one is Southwest’s Wanna Get Away redemption devaluation set to take place March 31, 2014, when […]

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Amex 50% Transfer Bonus to Best Western & Southwest Companion Pass Angle

February 3, 2014

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. Amex is currently offering a 50% transfer bonus to Best Western Rewards. Instead of the normal 1:1 ratio, now through March 31, 2014, when you transfer 1,000 Amex points, you get 1,500 Best Western Rewards […]

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Southwest Announces New Caribbean Routes – More Companion Pass Opportunities

January 27, 2014

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. Southwest is a great airline, but one of its drawbacks has been its route map, which is limited to domestic North American destinations. Thanks to  its merger with AirTran, Southwest added some […]

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Maximizing Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Pre-March 31st Devaluation

January 22, 2014

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. Back in September, Southwest announced it would be devaluing Rapid Rewards points on Wanna Get Away redemptions. The short of it is, starting March 31, 2014, you’ll need 70 points per $1 […]

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Southwest Companion Pass FAQ And Maximization Strategies

January 16, 2014

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. With the return of 50,000-point sign-up bonus offers on the Chase Southwest credit cards earlier this week, we’ve been getting tons of reader questions about the credit cards – how they can […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Southwest Visa 50,000 Points Offers Are Back! – Expired

January 9, 2014

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. Chase has relaunched limited-time offers of 50,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points for the Southwest Premier and Plus Visas  – both the personal and business version of the Premier and the personal and […]

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Elite Status Series: Southwest Rapid Rewards A-List

December 20, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Recently, our Elite Status Series has taken us through the basics of Delta Medallion status: how you can qualify for it and maximize the benefits once you earn it in each tier. We’ve also run through American’s AAdvantage […]

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Amtrak Announces Changes To Its Refund Policy Beginning March 1, 2014

December 16, 2013

Amtrak has just announced that they will be changing their refund policy for reservation cancellations. As of March 1, 2014, if you book a Coach class or Acela Express Business class reservation, you must cancel it at least 24 hours prior to the train’s scheduled departure in order to be eligible for a full refund. […]

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Saturday Recap: Double Points At Enterprise, Double Asia Miles With Qatar, Alaska Fares Discounts and More

December 7, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Double Points At Enterprise Rent-A-Car With “Plus Your Points” Promotion: Now through March 31, 2014, Enterprise Plus members can earn double points (2X per $1) on rentals as well as additional bonuses like 20 points just for registering for the promotion. […]

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Saturday Recap: Up To 2,500 Bonus Miles At AAdvantage, 3,000 United Miles With Rocketmiles, Save 25% On Virgin America Flights And Help Rescue Dogs, And More

November 16, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 2,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles Shopping At The AAdvantage Portal: The American Airlines shopping portal is giving you extra incentive to be generous with your holiday shopping this year with the opportunity to earn up to 2,500 bonus miles […]

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Reminder: Southwest Credit Cards 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus Ends Monday

November 15, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here.  Offer Expired: November 18, 2013 I’ve been issuing a lot of reminders to apply for the limited-time Southwest Visa 50,000 point offers on all four of Chase’s Southwest cards because first the offer was supposed to end […]

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Chase Southwest Visa 50,000-Point Offers Still Available

November 5, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. In October, Chase was offering an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 Rapid Rewards points when you spend $2,000 within 3 months on all four if its Southwest Visas. That offer was supposed to be just for a […]

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Final Reminder: Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 Point Bonus Offers End Today

October 30, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. I know people have been bombarded lately with reminders to apply for the limited-time Southwest Visa 50,000 point offers on all four of Chase’s Southwest cards, but I suspect a few of you are procrastinators like me, […]

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Reminder: Apply For Southwest Visa 50,000-Point Offer By October 30

October 28, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Last month, Chase relaunched Southwest Visa 50,000 point offers on all four of its Southwest cards now through Wednesday, October 30, so if you haven’t applied yet, now is the time to do so because by maximizing your […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus American Miles, Transfer Hotel Points To United For 25% More, And Win 100,000 LAN Miles And A Dream Trip To South America

October 26, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles When You Purchase American Airline Miles: Now through November 15, 2013, you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for winter travel when you buy American Airlines miles. Buy 15,000-29,000 miles and receive 4,000 bonus miles […]

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Southwest Airlines Counts Down To The End Of The Wright Amendment on October 13, 2014

October 17, 2013

A helpful TPG reader alerted me to interesting news this week that the expiration of the Wright Amendment is just a year away, which is causing great celebration for both Southwest staff and customers as it will mean the possibility of a huge increase in flight slots from the Dallas, TX, area. On October 13, […]

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Double Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Now Through November 21, 2013

October 14, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Registration for Southwest’s Double Points promo is now open at this page. Here are the details: Register between October 14, 2013 and November 21, 2013. Book your flights through Southwest Airlines between October 14, 2013 and November 21, 2013. […]

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Top 10 Airline Economy Award Redemptions

October 1, 2013

Miles, points and elite status are great for leveling the playing field of the “haves and have nots” in the sky because they allow ordinary people to sit in seats that they normally wouldn’t be able to afford. However, for a majority of people business and first class are either not an option (family travelers […]

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Reminder: Enter My 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Giveaway By 5pm ET!

September 30, 2013

This is just a friendly reminder that you have until 5pm ET today to enter this week’s Thursday Giveaway contest for your chance to win 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to give away 25,000 Southwest […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus On Purchased JetBlue Points, Alaska Airlines Revamps In-Flight Meals, Earn 1,000 Miles/Points With PointsHound

September 28, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Enter To Win This Week’s 25,000 Southwest Points Thursday Giveaway: This week’s Thursday Giveaway is for 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points. I just reached 25,000 Twitter followers – so thank you to all of you who already follow me – and to celebrate, I’m going to […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points And The Winner of the 100,000 Hyatt Points Giveaway

September 26, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Twitter is one of my favorite ways to communicate – whether it’s staying up on all the latest trends and promotions, or just staying in touch with other travelers and readers. In fact, it’s one of the […]

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Southwest Devalues Rapid Rewards Redemptions on Wanna Get Away Fares

September 23, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Southwest Rapid Rewards is a fixed-value program that has been pretty generous with their Wanna Get Away fare redemptions. Currently you can redeem for any seat and 60 points = $1 worth of Wanna Get Away fares, […]

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