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Round-Up of Great Credit Card Bonuses Ending Very Soon

There are tons of really good limited time offers wrapping in the coming days, and I am getting an increasing number of questions about which one(s) to apply for before the deadlines. The correct answer to that question is always, it depends. In some cases there is no reason to limit yourself to just one of these offers, but you also can’t realistically go for all of them, so I totally understand narrowing the choices down. In general, I recommend deciding…

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Other Airlines Matching Big Southwest Sale!

I’ve come to rely on the June Southwest nationwide sale to book domestic fall travel (other than the holiday dates) at a real discount over normal prices, at least on the routes that Southwest puts on sale. There’s obviously no guarantee that this sale will return year after year, but it arrived right on schedule again yesterday and will run through Thursday for travel on certain days from 8/22/17 – 12/13/17. This sale really is great not only for those who like to…

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The Big Southwest Airlines $49+ Sale is Here!

Southwest has “fare sales” almost every week, but a couple of times per year they have really big fare sales….and for the next three days one of their big fare sales is live. These fare sales used to offer routes at fixed prices based on the distance between the cities, but while they have moved a little bit away from that model, they still have some routes at a real discount starting at $49 or 2,300 points each way.  …

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Southwest Sale: Houston – Mexico from 6,700 Points + Taxes

As they often do, Southwest is promoting a sale right now for fall travel that absolutely has my attention. This is not one of their huge systemwide $49+ type sales (that often comes in June), but there are some really fun prices to international destinations out of Houston I wanted to point out. I know fall isn’t peak travel season for families, but if you want to have grandparents cover for you a bit while you sneak off for a few days,…

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How to Get a Credit if Your Airfare Price Drops

You know the routine, you want to fly somewhere so you search for airfare prices. Then you search again. You check a different site. A different day. You set an alert. You conduct more searches. If you are the average traveler, you have searched roughly 48 times for flights before you actually book something. Because we are deal hunters, some of us even take a peek at prices after we pressed purchase just to see if we pressed the button at the right…

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Final Call to Earn Southwest Companion Pass with Hotel Points

As you likely already know, one of the very best deals in family travel is the Southwest Companion Pass as it allows a designated companion to fly with you on Southwest paid or award flights for the calendar year you earn it, and the following calendar year for just the price of taxes/fees on the second ticket. However, as I have shared a couple of times, the hard deadline for using hotel points to help get you to the 110,000 needed…

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Six Types of Hotel Points That Count Towards the Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals out there for family travelers as it permits a designated traveler to fly with the pass holder on all Southwest flights whether the pass holder booked with points or cash. The companion just has to pay the taxes/fees for their seat. The Companion Pass is good the rest of the calendar year in which it was earned, and then all of the following calendar year. This means that the earlier in the year you…

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New Destination: Use 4,320 Southwest Points to Fly to Grand Cayman!

The Southwest Companion Pass is getting both more tempting and more valuable for those who like to vacation in the Caribbean as Southwest now has another popular destination for sale using dollars or Southwest Rapid Reward points! Use Southwest Points to Fly to Grand Cayman! Seats are now for sale from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman for Southwest flights beginning June 4, 2017! Grand Cayman is 100% on my short list of places to hopefully visit with my family soon!   As you…

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Get 1,000 ‘Free’ Southwest Points for Filing Federal Taxes!

If you use TurboTax to do your federal taxes, and want to earn some miles in the process, then you should know that the Southwest Rapid Rewards bonus for doing so is back! Just go through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping site to the TurboTax site and use TurboTax Federal Free Edition, TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, or TurboTax Self-Employed to complete and file your federal taxes and you get 1,000 Rapid Reward points for your trouble.   What I love about this…

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Why Traveling Families Love Southwest Rapid Rewards

What type of airline mile or credit card point is best for you depends entirely on things like where you live, where you want to go, whether you are good with economy seats and budget hotels or are after a bit more luxury, how many people travel with you, and on and on. Because what type of mile is best depends so much on your travel preferences and goals, there is no one blanket answer for the best type of mile…

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