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1.   Complete 2 Surveys, Get 1,000 Hilton Points

When you join e-Rewards and complete 2 surveys in 90 days you’ll get 1,000 Hilton points.  These surveys take a long time to complete, so I usually don’t do them!

News You Can Use 1,000 Hilton Points And More

Get 1,000 Hilton Points After Completing 2 Surveys

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Confused About Timing Your Spending for the Southwest Companion Pass?

Readers have emailed and commented asking how to time their minimum spending on the Chase Southwest cards to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

That’s because when you time it right, your Companion Pass is valid for nearly 2 years instead of one!

The Companion Pass is the best deal in domestic travel!  Because your designated companion flies for nearly free with you on all your paid and award flights on Southwest.

Confused About Timing Your Spending For The Southwest Companion Pass

Get the Timing Right to Fly 2-for-1 With the Southwest Companion Pass

The key to earning the required 110,000 points for the Companion Pass are the Southwest credit cards.  And for a limited time, the sign-up bonuses on all 4 cards have been increased to 50,000 points.

Depending on how many Southwest points you’ve already earned in 2014, you’ll want to meet the minimum spending requirements on those cards at different times to make the most of this deal.

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Get Bonus Miles and Points With These Limited Time Offers!

Oh boy!  There are a lot of bonus offers right now.  If you need a few extra points to top-off your hotel or airline frequent traveler accounts, there are some limited time offers you should know about!

Some of these promotions, like the US Airways 100% bonus, could be a very good deal for folks who would have otherwise paid for a Business Class ticket.  In general, I wouldn’t buy points or miles unless you had a very specific need or needed to top-off your account for an award.

Others, like Southwest’s 40% bonus, are only worthwhile if you’re short on points for an award.

You’ll get a bonus or discount when you buy miles or points from:

Get Bonus Miles And Points With These Limited Time Offers

Get a Bonus or Discount on Purchased Miles & Points for a Limited Time

Some of these offers are ending soon.  Let’s see if they’re good deals!

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When to Finish Minimum Spending Towards the Southwest Companion Pass

Million Mile Secrets reader Josh commented:

If I were to apply for both personal Southwest cards and my 1st statements, for example, closed on December 10, 2014, should I begin spending right after the December statement closes?

The next statement with all of my spending would close January 10, 2015, and my points would be deposited into my Southwest account in 2015.

Thus, my 110,000 points would be deposited in 2015, and my Companion Pass would be valid for 2015 and 2016.  Does this make sense and is it a good strategy?

When To Finish Minimum Spending Towards The Southwest Companion Pass

Josh Should Finish His Minimum Spending on His Southwest Cards in 2015 So He Can Earn a Companion Pass to Fly to Places Like New Orleans

By waiting until 2015 to complete his minimum spending on his Southwest cards, Josh will earn a Companion Pass valid for 2 years of free flights.

But you usually have to complete the minimum spending within 3 months from when you were approved for the card.

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Earn 3,000 Southwest Bonus Points for Your 1st Hotel Booking With Rocketmiles

You can earn 3,000 Southwest bonus points when you make your 1st booking with Rocketmiles!  Book by December 31, 2014, for stays through April 30, 2015.

Southwest points are worth ~1.43 cents each so your 1st booking will earn you ~$43 towards your next flight (3,000 Southwest bonus points X 1.43 cents per Southwest point).

Earn 3,000 Southwest Bonus Points For Your 1st Hotel Booking With Rocketmiles

Along With the Thousands of Points You Earn for Booking Hotels on Rocketmiles, You’ll Also Earn 3,000 Southwest Bonus Points on Your 1st Booking

I’ll show you how to get the extra points!

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