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Southwest Companion Pass

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(Note: you only need 2 out of the 3 Southwest cards for the pass)
  • 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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Online shopping

I’ve seen Motley Fool in the list of Rapid Rewards Shopping options to earn Southwest points before, but when I’d looked at it previously it was WAY too expensive. But thanks to reader Ronald C. for alerting me that there is a lower price option with HIGH Southwest points-earning potential. While he was able to… Continue reading

Top Weekly Rapid Rewards Shopping Deals: Hulu for 1,110 Points
Rapid Rewards Shopping

Looking for the best Southwest¬†Rapid Rewards Shopping deals¬†to earn even MORE points for FREE flights? Here is a list, updated weekly, of the top points-earning opportunities on the portal. Highlights this week include Wall Street Journal at 700 points, which is a lower points offering, but it’s only $1 for3 months. Blue Apron is back… Continue reading

Will Southwest Fly to Canada?
Southwest Airlines Canada

Canada is another international destination that Southwest has said is on its radar. At the company’s annual shareholders meeting this week, CEO Gary Kelly said the airline is interested in launching services to Canada out of Baltimore, according to ch-aviation. The article attributed Kelly as saying Southwest may sign an agreement with another carrier to… Continue reading

How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass in May
Go to Travel Gal Southwest Companion Pass 2018

Want one person to start flying free with you by earning the coveted Southwest Companion Pass? I’ll show you how to accomplish it in May. First, the Southwest Companion Pass lets one person fly free with you for up to two years. We are now on our THIRD Companion Pass and love it! You cannot… Continue reading

Should You Apply for Chase Sapphire Reserve? My Review
Chase Sapphire Reserve Review

While my hands-down favorite travel credit card is Chase Sapphire Preferred, a flexible travel card with an annual fee that’s waived for the first year (and low at $95 in subsequent years), it also has a sister card that’s worth a look. Here my Chase Sapphire Reserve review, so you can decide which of these… Continue reading

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