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Southwest Companion Pass

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)
  • 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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BIG NEWS! ALL Current Southwest Credit Card Bonus Offers Go Away April 4
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Do you want to earn the Southwest Companion Pass this year? Or score a bank of Southwest points to use for free flights? You’ve got until April 4, my friends! I have confirmed with a spokesperson for Chase Bank that ALL Southwest Rapid Rewards Chase Visa offers will GO AWAY April 4, 2018. That includes… Continue reading

Buy 5,000 or More Southwest Points & Get a 50% Bonus Through Feb. 27
Southwest Companion Pass

Need to top off your Southwest Rapid Rewards account to hit a certain number of points to book a flight? You can buy Southwest points in increments of 1,000 points, starting at a minimum of 2,000 points. Right now they are offering a sale on Southwest points, granting you a bonus of 50% more points… Continue reading

Top Weekly Rapid Rewards Shopping Points Deals: $1 for 700 Points!
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Looking for the best Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping deals? Here is a list, updated weekly each Monday, of the top points-earning opportunities on the portal. Check back every week for the best deals! This list is updated through February 19, 2018. This week there is a great deal for President’s Day, allowing you to earn 700… Continue reading

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review: Why This Is Hands-Down My Favorite Travel Credit Card
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Looking for a card with GREAT travel benefits, low annual fee (no fee the first year!) and the flexibility to transfer to multiple loyalty programs? You’ll find it in my very favorite Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card.  provides travel lovers immediate benefits from the time you’re approved with a high sign-on bonus. It’s a fantastic card if you… Continue reading

6 Hot Credit Card Bonuses for February!
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There are so many great credit card deals out there right now that I have not been able to write about them individually, but I thought I’d round them up in one post for your consideration. If you plan to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, be sure and apply for the Chase Southwest cards FIRST,… Continue reading

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