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(Note: you only need 2 out of the 3 Southwest cards for the pass)
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  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred (a great card to have in your wallet after the Southwest cards)
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ONE Week Left to Get 65,000-Point Southwest Priority Card Offer!
Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card

In mid-July Southwest released the premium Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority card of which we’d heard rumors, and they are closing their intro offer for this card of up to 65,000 Southwest points on August 22, 2018. That gives you only EIGHT days left to apply and get this offer! If this card is on your list,… Continue reading

Top Weekly Rapid Rewards Shopping Deals: 3 points at Old Navy, 1100 Points for The Economist
Rapid Rewards Shopping

Looking for the best Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping deals to earn even MORE points for FREE flights? Rapid Rewards Shopping is one of the BEST ways to earn Southwest points that also qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. Not all points qualify but most do! The portal allows you to earn points on purchases you would already… Continue reading

Go to Travel Gal’s 9 Tips for Traveling on Southwest
Kids Southwest Plane Grand Cayman

My family of four has flown A LOT (at least SIX times a year!) since 2015 when we discovered how to collect miles and points — most of it on Southwest. I have messed up … A LOT … and learned plenty of good practices along the way, as well. To save you the hassle,… Continue reading

How We Flew 4 to Grand Cayman for $260 Per Person
Go to Travel Gal Rum Point Grand Cayman

It’s hard to believe, but I had never been to the Caribbean before our Spring Break trip to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. I’m more of a mountain girl than a beach girl, so I’d never put it tops on my list. But, since we’d never been and after a LONG cold Indiana winter,… Continue reading

How to Transfer Southwest Points to Someone Else: It Costs + 2 Tricks to Avoid the Fee
Southwest gate

Does each member of your family have a separate Southwest Rapid Rewards account? Have each of them earned some of their own Southwest points? If you ever plan to transfer Southwest points to someone else, such as your spouse, to book a flight, be forewarned, it’s not cheap! But there’s also a trick you can employ… Continue reading

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