Category Archives: Airlines

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 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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Can You Earn the Southwest Companion Pass by Ordering Flowers and Gifts?

I’ve written that the easiest way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is by applying for 2 Chase Southwest credit cards with the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.

But did you know there could be another way to earn the Companion Pass by ordering flowers and gifts from 1-800-Flowers?

1-800-Flowers ran a promotion where you could earn 1,500 bonus Southwest points per order of ~$30 or more.  If you made 74 orders, you’d get the 110,000 points needed to earn the Companion Pass – assuming the points count!

Can You Earn The Southwest Companion Pass By Ordering Flowers And Gifts

You Could Earn 1,500 Southwest Points per Order at 1-800-Flowers, but Will They Count Towards the Companion Pass?

I decided to run some experiments to see if this is a good way to earn the Companion Pass!  The promotion has since expired, but I’ll tell you what happened for the next time they have this deal!

Frequent Miler also ran similar experiments so check out his posts on this as well!

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The Chase Ritz-Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back!

Whether you use the sign-up bonus for 2 free nights at a luxury Ritz-Carlton in a world class city, 5 nights at a Renaissance hotel in Asia, or 23 nights at discounted Marriott hotels, the 140,000 point Ritz-Carlton card is a fantastic offer!

Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this offer but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

The sign-up bonus is usually a 1-night stay at a tier 1 to 4 Ritz-Carlton hotel (worth up to 60,000 points), so this is more than double the regular offer.

The Chase Ritz Carlton 140,000 Point Card Is Back

Earn 140,000 Ritz-Carlton Points and More With the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

You could get a LOT of Big Travel with Small Money using 140,000 Ritz-Carlton points.  I’ll show you how!

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News You Can Use – 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points, Free Internet at Starwood Hotels, and More!

1.    2,000 Southwest Bonus Points for Cardholders

Via Miles to Memories, you can earn up to 2,000 Southwest points with the Southwest Dining program.  To get the bonus you must be a Chase Southwest Premier or Plus cardholder.

News You Can Use 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points Free Internet At Starwood Hotels And More

Eat and Earn Southwest Points!

Note:   An email was sent to targeted Southwest cardholders.  That said, you may be able to take advantage of this offer even if you didn’t receive the email.

Here’s how it works:

Earn 1,000 Southwest Points
  • Register your Southwest card with the Southwest dining program by January 15, 2015.
  • Spend $25 at a participating restaurant, night club, or bar within 30 days
  • Write a review within 30 days
Earn Another 1,000 Southwest Points
  • Spend money at participating restaurants or through the Southwest shopping portal and Southwest will double the points you earn up to 500 points.  Your purchases must be made by January 15, 2015.

2.   Free Internet at Starwood Hotels

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Holiday Gift Idea: Use Miles & Points for Experiences, Exclusive Events, and More!

Most of us like to use our miles and points for travel, but did you know there are ways to redeem them for unique experiences?

I’ve written about using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for activities and experiences.  While you won’t get the most value from your points, if you don’t want to redeem for travel, this could be a good way to use them.

And there are other sites where you can use miles and points for some very interesting adventures (some of which you could never buy outright).  Some charge a flat rate, while others put experiences up for auction and the highest bidder wins.

Holiday Gift Idea Use Miles Points For Experiences Exclusive Events And More

Have a Million Hilton Points to Burn? You Could Be a Formula 1 Driver for a Day!

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for folks who have everything, you might find what you’re looking for using miles and points!

You’ll usually get a better deal by redeeming miles and points for travel.  But if you have a lot of points that are about to expire, or can’t think of any other use for them, this could be an alternative for you.

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