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Southwest to Hawaii: Get your Companion Passes ready

Southwest announced late last night that they are finally starting service to Hawaii in 2018. Companion Pass holders rejoice — two-for-one tickets to Hawaii will be huge for those with the points, and the extra competition could mean better prices for everyone. We don’t know from which airports they will service Hawaii, but we can surmise from the promotion for an easy Companion Pass for California residents that they intend to fly from California.   Get a Companion…

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INCREDIBLE: Companion Pass with a single purchase! [Targeted]

Nancy in our Frequent Miler Insiders group posted an absolutely incredible targeted offer she received in her email today: Open a Chase Southwest Airlines credit card and make a single purchase and earn a Southwest Companion Pass. As you can see, this offer is targeted for California residents only. That’s a bummer for the ~294 million of us who don’t live in California, but amazing for the 39 million people who do. Critically important, this offer is not available to those who…

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[Expired] Southwest 60K offers back: Companion Pass after $4K spend

The Chase Southwest Premier and Plus credit cards are back with 60,000-point signup bonuses on each, meaning it is once again possible to earn a Southwest Companion Pass with just 2 credit card signups. This time of year is probably the least desirable time to earn a Companion Pass in terms of the length of validity, but if you find yourself under 5/24 and you don’t intend to stay there long enough to wait, these offers…

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Southwest Sale – check existing reservations

Southwest is out with its latest fare sale, with fares from just $59 one-way (or less than 3k points) on a variety of routes for flights booked by 4/20/17. Here is an example of a low end fare (in points), between Washington, DC and Indianapolis: As you can see, that round is just 5,994 points and $11.20 round trip. I saw a few other decent values in this week’s sale, such as Albany, NY to Denver, Colorado…

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Targeted offers: Southwest Plus card, Amex Platinum upgrades

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. There are a couple of very good targeted credit card offers that have been reported over the past day or two: Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card Many people on reddit have reported targeted email offers for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card. There seem to be a few different offers:…

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Bring your favorite passenger: Last chance to buy a Southwest Companion Pass

One of the best deals in domestic travel has long been the Southwest Companion Pass. This benefit is hands-down my favorite airline loyalty program benefit because it allows you to bring a companion with you for free any time you fly, whether your ticket was paid for with money or points. For a very limited time, there is a roundabout way to buy the companion pass and have a companion fly with you for free for…

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Southwest Airlines sale (check existing bookings to save some money/points)

Southwest Airlines has announced an airfare sale from $39 each way. These sales are always a reminder to check your current reservations as you can sometimes re-book the same flights for less money/fewer points if they have decreased in price. I checked my reservations this morning and made a re-booking that saved me almost 9k RapidRewards points: Remember that you can change bookings made with either cash or Rapid Rewards points. Cash bookings receive a…

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Should you use Marriott points to get a Southwest Companion Pass? Introducing the Marriott Travel Package MakeUpYourMinder.

Marriott Travel Package MakeUpYourMinder

Last week I described how I used my Marriott Rewards points to secure a Southwest Companion Pass.  The trick, which will only work through March of this year, is to exchange 270,000 Marriott Rewards points for a Marriott Travel Package consisting of a 7 Night Category 1-5 Certificate and 120,000 Southwest points.  Those Southwest points currently qualify towards the 110,000 points needed for a Companion Pass.  After March 31st, points transferred from hotel programs, like…

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Southwest Business 60K Offer is Back!

The Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Business Card is now available with a 60,000 point after $3K spend signup offer! Points earned from Southwest credit cards do count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  To get the Companion Pass, you must earn 110,000 points within a calendar year.  Once you’ve earned those points, the pass is good for an unlimited number of free companion flights for the rest of that calendar year and all of…

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