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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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Southwest 50,000 Point Offer Is Back Starting Today

September 18, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here.  Southwest.com is now showing a huge banner for the Chase Southwest Visa 50,000 point offer after $2,000 spent within 3 months, and remember, those points count towards the holy grail of travel rewards – the Southwest Companion […]

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Southwest Launches Its New ‘No Show’ Policy Today

September 13, 2013

As announced earlier this year, Southwest Airlines will now be enforcing a “no show” policy for Wanna Get Away and DING fares, and will no longer be as lenient about passengers who simply do not show up for their flights. As of today, September 13, 2013, the new rule means that passengers holding non-refundable Wanna […]

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Up to $200 Worth of Southwest Points For Buying Marriott GiftCards

September 6, 2013

Once again Southwest has teamed up with Marriott to offer Rapid Rewards members up to 12,000 bonus points for purchasing Marriott GiftCards through Southwest through September 26, 2013. Here’s how it breaks down (max purchase of $1,000): $100 = 1,200 Rapid Rewards Points $250 = 3,000 Rapid Rewards Points $500 = 6,000 Rapid Rewards Points […]

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The Most Family Friendly Airlines For Domestic And Short Haul Flights

September 2, 2013

Traveling as a family is not easy or cheap, and all airlines are not created equal when it comes to accommodating family travel, so TPG contributor (and father of two children) Jason Steele has compiled a list of the family-friendliest airlines flying the skies these days and what accommodations they make for parents and kids.   Some […]

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Top 10 Ways To Get A Better Economy Seat

August 27, 2013

After the Twitterific fiasco I went through trying to secure KLM Economy Comfort seats for my upcoming trip to Cape Town while booking my flights through Delta last week, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at strategies for getting a better economy seat with the major airlines. The difference between a […]

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I Have The Southwest Companion Pass, Now How Do I Achieve A-List Status?

August 11, 2013

TPG reader Adam has earned a Southwest Companion Pass, but now wants to reach the A-List level. “@thepointsguy I’ve knocked out the Southwest Companion Pass for the next 18 months, but do you have any advice for working on A-List, or is that pure bum-in-seat?”  Last year Southwest really revamped its A-List elite program and added […]

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Why Can’t I Use My Southwest Companion Pass On An Airtran Flight?

August 11, 2013

Today we have a special guest answering one of our Sunday Reader Questions. TPG contributor Jason Steele takes on a question about the Southwest/Airtran merger and the limitations it imposes on maximizing the Southwest Companion Pass in the case of this reader. TPG reader Jake wants to book a flight Airtran flight using Southwest Rapid […]

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Last-Minute Round of Applications – Maximizing Southwest 50,000 Ending, Starwood Amex 30,000 Launch and British Airways Visa Annual Fee Waived

August 6, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Update: Offers for the Starwood Amex cards have changed. Visit these links to see the current offers for the Starwood business and personal cards. They say when it rains it pours – and today has been a crazy day in the […]

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Can I Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to My Southwest Account to Qualify for the Companion Pass?

August 4, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG Twitter follower Holliday is looking to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but wants to use his Chase Ultimate Rewards points to do so: “@thepointsguy to meet the Companion Pass requirement of 110,000 points, can I transfer […]

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Saturday Recap: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday, Up to 100% Bonus on Purchased US Airways Miles, American Airlines Flights Camera Action 3 Promotion, 100% Bonus When Buying Avianca Taca LifeMiles

August 3, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday: The limited-time 50,000 point sign-up bonus for all four Southwest Visa cards will be ending this Tuesday, August 6, 2013. To get the 50,000 points you need to spend $2,000 in the first 3 months of opening […]

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Maximizing A+ Rewards With The Airtran Companion Pass

August 1, 2013

Update: My links for the 50,000 point Southwest offer are no longer working. You may be able to find working links at Chase.com. The Southwest Companion Pass is just one of the many reasons to love the Rapid Rewards program and can be a great way to save money and travel the country for half-off, […]

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Top 11 Ways To Top Up Your Account For The Southwest Companion Pass

July 30, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. As I have often said, one of the most incredible airline frequent flyer perks out there is the Southwest Companion pass,which lets a companion fly free with you for up to two years (depending on when you qualify)- […]

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Are Points Earned Towards Southwest’s Companion Pass Cumulative?

July 28, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG follower Ben is looking to qualify for Southwest’s Companion Pass, and tweeted me the following question: “‪@thepointsguy‬ are points earned towards Southwest’s Companion Pass cumulative? If you have 50,000 points, redeem 10,000 leaving a 40,000-point balance, […]

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Maximize Dining Spend: Updated List of Current Dining Rewards Programs Bonuses

July 25, 2013

Dining programs can be a great way to double-dip with miles or points. Not only can you earn the points or miles you would normally earn on a points-earning credit card like the Starwood Amex, or even the category spending bonus points on a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2.14X per $1) or the Citi Forward […]

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Top 3 Credit Cards For Family Travel

July 25, 2013

Update: My links for the 50,000 point Southwest offer are no longer working. You may be able to find working links at Chase.com. Even though I don’t have any (human) children myself, my siblings’ families are all growing as they have more kids and I’m actually in charge of planning a big family trip in […]

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