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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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Increased 60,000 Point Southwest Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!

The Southwest Companion Pass has been a hot topic in the miles and points world in the last few weeks, both because the best time to earn it is as early in the year as possible, and also because of the impending change to what types of points will count towards the 110,000 points needed in a calendar year to earn the pass. As you may have heard, beginning March 31, 2017, transfers into Rapid Rewards from hotel partners like Marriott,…

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How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass and More for 90,000 SPG Points!

Now that we know that hotel point transfers into the Southwest Rapid Rewards program will count towards Companion Pass qualification until March 31, 2017 (and then likely never again), it is time to strategize how to earn the pass so your designated companion can fly on Southwest flights with you for just the price of taxes for close to two calendar years if you earn it early in 2017.   Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points via Chase Co-Branded Southwest Cards A…

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Southwest Officially Extends Date for Companion Pass Hotel Transfers!

Sometimes when negative feedback hits a certain threshold, hotel and airline loyalty programs will occasionally walk back some unannounced changes. That has thankfully happened in the case of the no-notice change that Southwest recently made as to which types of points count towards earning the valuable Southwest Companion Pass! As I shared yesterday, on January 1, 2017, Southwest made a no-notice change to what types of points count towards the 110,000 points needed to earn the Companion Pass each calendar year.…

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