News You Can Use – 50,000 US Airways Miles Referring Friends, 2X United Airlines Miles, and More!

1.   Up to 50,000 Bonus Miles for Referrals With Barclays US Airways Card

Barclays US Airways cardholders can earn 5,000 bonus miles for each person they refer who is then approved for a new card.

Earn Bonus Points on Up to 10 Referrals for a total of 50,000

Click on the “Start Sharing” Button in Your Email to Earn Bonus Points on Up to 10 Referrals for Up to 50,000 US Airways Miles

Applications must be received by January 18, 2015, to qualify for the bonus.  You should receive the bonus points within 8 to 10 weeks after the promotion ends.

You can also earn up to ten 5,000 referral bonus points when you refer friends to the Chase Freedom, Sapphire, and Sapphire Preferred cards by January 31, 2015.  To get the points, your friend must use the card by March 31, 2015.

2.   Double United Airlines Miles (Targeted)

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Earn a Southwest Companion Pass by Donating to Charity!

I wrote about the 1-800-Flowers Southwest point promotion, and how you could get 1,500 Southwest points for every order of ~$30 or more.

While the promotion has expired, it usually returns a few times a year.

I placed several orders to see how long it took for the bonus points to post to my account.  Then, I decided to take the experiment a step further to try to get a Companion Pass before the end of 2014.

Similar to Frequent Miler, Emily and I worked with a local charity to help feed the hungry.  We ordered sweets, cookies, and pies to distribute to the homeless in Austin over the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Earn A Southwest Companion Pass By Donating To Charity

Help Those Less Fortunate Over the Holidays AND Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

This deal takes some effort and coordination, but I think it’s worth it!

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Today Only: Save 13% on Frontier Flights

Frontier is having a sale until December 19, 2014, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (today), for travel December 25, 2014, through February 28, 2015.

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Save 13% at Frontier Airlines With Promotion Code “SNOWFLAKE”

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“I Wasn’t Always Responsible With Credit Cards…”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Hack Guy

Richard writes Travel Hack Guy to share his travel stories and tell folks how he earns miles.

Travel Hacking - Interview With Richard

My Server Julian and Me on the Carnival Liberty.  My Very 1st Cruise in January 2012.

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Book Summer Travel: Southwest Schedule Open Through August 7, 2015

You can now book paid and award tickets on Southwest through August 7, 2015 (instead of June 5, 2015).  So you can book your summer flights now!

Southwest flies throughout the US and to international destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico.

Book Summer Travel Southwest Schedule Open Through August 7

Book Your Summer Flight to the Bahamas on Southwest

Southwest has added new summer flights to Seattle and Portland and the Northeast.
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