Southwest has opened up their schedule through March 8, 2016. So this is an excellent time to start planning Valentine’s Day travel.
Southwest’s Schedule Is Open Until March 8, 2016. Let Southwest Play Cupid and Take You and a Loved One on a Romantic Getaway
Southwest flies to vacation destinations such as Aruba, Cancun, Costa Rica, and Montego Bay.
1. Annual Fee Increasing for Chase United Club Card
Via The Points Guy, the Chase United Club card, which comes with lounge access, is raising the annual fee from $395 to $450.
For now, the annual fee is still $395, so you may want to sign-up soon and take a screen shot of the lower annual fee before it changes.
The higher $450 annual fee is the same as other cards that also offer lounge access like the Citi American Airlines Executive card and the Citi Prestige card.
United Airlines Is Improving Their Lounges and It’s Going to Cost Chase United Airlines Club Cardholders
The cost of annual lounge membership is also increasing from $500 to $550. These changes may be because United Airlines has plans to renovate current lounges, add new lounges, and upgrade the food.
In addition to lounge access, when you sign-up for the Chase United Club card, you can also earn a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.
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2. Save on IHG Hotels in Europe
Today, June 24, 2015, is the last day to apply for the Southwest Premier card with its increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 Southwest points.
50,000 Southwest Points Can Be Redeemed for ~$625 to ~$715 Worth of Flights!
I’ll explain why Southwest points are great to collect. And give you some tips about how to use them!
Million Mile Secrets reader, Janie, comments:
I applied for the Chase Freedom and received my card last week. I immediately activated my bonus categories so I can get 5X on restaurants (and more) through the end of June.
I now see you are saying I can activate the 3rd quarter bonus categories. If I do this before July 1, 2015, does this negate the bonus for 2nd quarter categories effective that date?
Janie can activate bonus for the 3rd quarter now, to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at gas stations and Kohl’s starting July 1, 2015. But will she still earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at restaurants for the current quarter?
You Can Activate Next Month’s Bonus Categories for the Chase Freedom Card and Still Earn Bonus Points for the Current Category
Janie will still earn 5X points during both quarters. I’ll explain!
Million Mile Secrets reader, Confused, commented:
I’ve gotten 21 cards in the last 2 years and currently only have the Chase Freedom card. Can I product change it to the Chase Sapphire Preferred? (I know I wouldn’t get a bonus but at least I’ll be able to transfer my Chase Ultimate Rewards points.)
I spoke with a Chase representative and was offered an upgrade to the Chase Sapphire Preferred. But NOT to the Chase Ink Plus, as another reader, Allen, asked.
You CAN Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card to the Chase Sapphire Preferred… but Should You?
I’ll explain why you may want to upgrade your Chase Freedom card. And what you gain AND lose by making the switch. Continue reading