Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

Southwest is a good choice for peak travel on miles & points because as long as there’s a seat for sale, you can book it with points.  Plus, everyone gets 2 free checked bags!

And Southwest points are easy to earn.  If you have a Chase Ultimate Rewards points earning credit card, like the Chase Ink Business Preferred, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a ratio of 1:1.

The Ink Business Preferred currently has a sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.  So you can earn 80,000 Southwest points from 1 sign-up bonus!  And depending on your dates and destination, Southwest points can be worth 1.7 cents or more (especially if you have the Companion Pass!).

Just remember, if you’ve opened 5+ cards from ANY bank in the past 24 months, you will NOT be eligible to open any Chase Ultimate Rewards points earning cards (with the exception of certain business cards).

Enter this contest for a chance to win 7,000 more Southwest points!

Note:   Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest will NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  And neither will the Southwest points you win from this giveaway.

How to Enter

Link:   Click on this post and tell me your favorite use of Southwest points!

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me how you like to use Southwest points!  Do you have a favorite tropical getaway?  Do you use them for family visits?  Do you use them with the Companion Pass?

You MUST click this linked post & comment with your answer on that post (don’t comment on this post!).

You can also complete as many of the other tasks as you want.  You’ll get 1 entry for each item you complete.  But your entries only count if you complete the first step.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!

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You can enter until May 21, 2017, (Sunday) at 9:00 pm Central Time.

Good luck!

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60 responses to “Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

  1. My favorite use is to go to CA. Tbanks for all you do.

  2. I love to use Southwest points to fly to their Denver hub. So easy to find an amazing deal. 🙂

  3. Shira Sliffman

    The biggest thing I use my SW points for is to visit my 90 year old grandmother in Florida. How lucky am I???

  4. Stephen Myers

    Love Southwest points for Vegas, New York… Would love to use them for new Caribbean destinations!

  5. My Wife and I are surprising our daughter for her 18th Birthday with a Carnival cruise to San Juan, Halfmoon Cay, Grand Turk and St. Thomas in December . We would use the Southwest miles for ✈️ to Miami!

  6. I use them for my family yearly fall break city vacation. We pick a new city every year we’ve never been to before!

  7. Going to Cabo with Companion Pass for GF.

  8. Flew to New Orleans for the Jazz Festival!

  9. My favorite way to use Southwest points is to fly to Mexico and the Jamaica for the awesome All Inclusife resorts!

  10. Thanks to everything I learned from you, I should be earning my Companion Pass soon and will use it to travel to the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot with my sister this October. Can’t Thank You enough!

  11. Always need to use Southwest points with companion pass. What a bargain!

  12. Use the points to visit my daughter in Chicago. Miss her so much!

  13. So easy to use the companion pass and pretty much go anywhere. I use it to gateway cities to snag a free deal like NYC

  14. I gues a trip from LGA to CUN would be an interesting one. Especially because there is no direct flight with them 🙂

  15. We fly from San Jose to Islip, with a layover in Baltimore. Beats landing in JFK, the most confusing and inconvenient airport on the planet:P

  16. Vegas all the way

  17. Companion pass helps us travel to New York often to meet family

  18. Going to la

  19. Puerto Rico!

  20. We love to use SW points and the companion pass to get to visit places in the US that we haven’t been to before or would like to explore further. For example, Sandusky, OH for Cedar Point Amusement Park, Boston for a Steely Dan concert. And, although not domestic we will be venturing to Cuba soon.

  21. Mechelle Miller

    Just came back from Jamaica. Love Southwest! Can’t wait to visit the Caymans

  22. Adam calderon

    Saving up from a trip to Costa Rica. Love that southwest flys non stop from LAX.

  23. nothing beats using the companion pass and points you double up o n value!

  24. New Orleans

  25. Love Southwest for short haul domestic flights. Lucky for me I’m in Dallas, SW hub, so I fly SW a lot.

  26. Harihara Subramani Suresh

    Get 110k points and get companion pass. Now use those 110k points to visit all international destinations Southwest flies to. So far Costa Rica, Belize, Cancun and also Canada by flying into border towns like Buffalo are complete. Have a few k points left but need more to complete this awesome trip. So these 7000 if won would be put to very good use.

  27. Simone Hayden

    I like to use my points for family getaways when I have to buy multiple tickets. Having the points really saves a lot of money. I recently used points to help buy 5 tickets to Las Vegas for a family wedding!

  28. I like using SW points to fly to Cabo. LAX-Cabo, super cheap getaway

  29. I love using Southwest points from NYC to San Francisco to visit my best friend and her family 🙂

  30. We are empty nesters. After years & years of paying tuition, we are using that money to see our beautiful country and beyond. We have the companion pass! We would use the points towards a trip to the Cayman Islands.

  31. I will use them for my family trip to Canada!

  32. San Diego to JFK is a breeze with Southwest points.

  33. I love Southwest! They are my go to airline for work travel and I love to use the companion pass to take my wife and other family members on trips with me!

  34. Visit family in MKE

  35. I love using SWA points to take the family on vacations. They are by-far my favorite points program, and I’m glad that millionmilesecrets talks about them (other travel blogs ignore them). As you have pointed out, the Companion Pass is great, and they also have no blackout dates.

  36. Marjorie Whitney

    I was gifted a Southwest round trip ticket from New York to Colorado. I got to have an amazing visit with my daughter’s family including my grandchildren. It was a total stranger who gave me the ticket. An amazing use of Southwest points if ever there was one!

  37. Southwest points is great for flights within california!

  38. My favorite way to use points is multiple short haul trips.

  39. I use Southwest exclusively for trips to see the grandkids. We fly from TPA to PHX at least once a year. It will be twice this year thanks to the CP.

  40. I love to use Southwest points for travel to Las Vegas.

  41. I fly Southwest all the time to visit family. I love their transparent model for using miles.

  42. Hoping to earn the companion pass early in 2018 to use for that year and all of 2019.

  43. i use Southwest points to fly from Los Angeles to Orlando for my 40th high school reunion….great to see old friends!

  44. Cheri Boehner

    My favorite so far was using their low low fares and points I had saved for over three years to take my six grandchildren and my four kids and my husband to Walt Disney World last December. We went to celebrate my retirement from 26 years of teaching. They are still talking about it. So now I’m saving for our next trip…they will only be young for such a short time. We absolutely could not have done this without Southwest!

  45. Costa Rica using a companion pass…

  46. Send those SW points my way and I’ll put them to good use.

  47. My favorite way to use my southwest points is for my family vacation kiddos this year it will be Disney World.

  48. My favorite use is to go to Caribbean vacations.

  49. I love Southwest, even though they’re not the “cheapest”. Never had a problem with them. Love using Southwest to fly into Denver or Vegas to visit my my favorite National Parks in Utah, such as Zion, Arches, and Canyonlands

  50. Had a companion pass but was so busy on vacays, I never used it!

  51. I would go to Costa Rica!

  52. I will use them to take my daughter to college in the fall. Thank you!

  53. I would use the points for a trip to California

  54. I’d use them to go to las vegas for the weekend

  55. I love going to San Francisco on a whim!

  56. The SW points are the best value in flying today – their flexibility in booking (and cancelling) flights make them a must have!

  57. Short haul domestic flights!

  58. Visit family in California

  59. Unfortunately I just now saw this SWA blog point giveaway, so I have missed the deadline for submitting my comment…..but I will comment anyway.
    Flying on Southwest has been a god-send for myself and my sister over these last number of years as we scramble to meet the wide spectrum of needs of my 90 year old parents. We have juggled money and points with ease, enabling us to fly from NY to FL several times a year. We have utilized SWA’s numerous day/evening flight departures in emergencies. We have taken advantage of their ‘no-fee’ flight change policy, our ability to ‘bank’ money for a year on funds spent for flights that had to be changed, and we have re-deposited points back into our Rapid Rewards account without penalty. The ‘fee-free’ first two suitcases have helped us transport sentimental family items that we were unable to fit into our parents extremely down-sized accommodations when we had to move them into assisted living. My father very recently passed away and my sister used all of her remaining points towards the flight south – so yes, those 7,000 points would have been a great gift to her.
    Southwest, like any business, needs to pay it’s expenses and also make a profit to ensure survival, but HOW they make it explains WHY they make it, and continue to – and it is due, in no small part, to their thoughtful consideration in policy-making. I believe it has most certainly helped them establish a loyal customer base. So, be it for pleasure or necessity, my sister and I will join countless others and continue to fly Southwest.

  60. I love using Southwest points to fly to visit family in Boston or San Francisco (I live in Portland, OR).