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Make sure you have downloaded Go to Travel Gal's free guide "The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass and Flying Free Around the U.S." Then check out these key posts to help you get started, along with a complete, up-to-date listing of blogs on the topic below:


Here are the credit cards you need to earn the Southwest Companion Pass and fly FREE around the U.S. To apply for the credit cards included on the blog and to help support Go to Travel Gal at no cost to you, please visit TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS on the menu bar above. This allows me to earn a commission so that I may focus more of my efforts on the blog and in bringing you more great information and tips on how to travel nearly free.
(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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Easy 1100 Southwest Points with $9 Digital Magazine Subscription
Texture Digital magazines

Have you taken advantage of this Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping deal that lets you earn 1100 Southwest points for a $9, 3-month digital magazine subscription? It a quick and easy way to boost your Southwest Rapid Rewards account. Texture is an app that gives you digital access to 200 popular magazines perfect for reading on… Continue reading

These 60,000-Point Offers Officially END Oct. 4!
Credit Cards

We’ve been wondering when/if the the 60,000-point offers on the Southwest personal credit cards will go away. I was able to confirm with Chase today that the offers end on October 4. This is for the personal cards only, which includes Premier and Plus. For those of you trying to take advantage of these bonuses… Continue reading

Earn the Southwest Companion Pass in TWO Steps
Southwest Airlines

The Southwest Companion Pass just got even EASIER to earn! This pass, which lets one person fly free with you for up to two years, was already VERY EASY to earn, but now you can literally have it in hand in just 2 simple steps. AMAZING! Right now, all THREE Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa… Continue reading

A Buck Gets You 700 Southwest Points Through Sept. 11
Wall Street Journal Southwest Points

Right now on the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal, you can earn an easy 700 points for just $1. If you haven’t subscribed to the Wall Street Journal in the last 12 weeks, you can subscribe through the Southwest offer for just $1 for two months. The offer is a Labor Day Sale and will… Continue reading

Reader Question: Can I Apply for Southwest Cards in 2017 for a 2018 Companion Pass?
Southwest Companion Pass

I’ve had this question quite a lot lately, so I thought I’d share the answer for others who are wondering the same thing as we wind down 2017 (how can that be?). Lots of readers want to know: Can I apply for the Southwest credit cards in 2017, but earn the points needed for the… Continue reading

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