Category Archives: Southwest

News You Can Use – 1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes, 3,000 United Airlines Miles, and More!

1.   1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes

You can earn 1,000 Southwest points when you buy TurboTax through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping mall and file your federal taxes by April 15, 2015.

1,000 Southwest points are worth ~$14 (1.43 cents per Southwest point X 1,000 Southwest points.)  And even more when you have a Companion Pass!

This is a great way to get extra Southwest points because you have to file your taxes anyway.  (Unless you’re Willie Nelson…)

News You Can Use 1,000 Southwest Points For Filing Your Taxes 3,000 United Airlines Miles And More

Get 1,000 Southwest Points When You Buy TurboTax and File Your Taxes Online

2.   3,000 United Airlines Miles for Linking & Using Softcard App

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News You Can Use – Save $100 on Hotels, Bonus Club Carlson Points, Double Southwest Points, & More!

1.   Save $100 When You Spend $350 or More on Travelocity Hotels

You can save $100 when you book a hotel stay of $350 or more on Travelocity by January 28, 2015 (tomorrow!).  Just enter promotional code “2DAY100″.

News You Can Use Save 100 On Hotels Bonus Club Carlson Points Double Southwest Points More

Put a $100 Back in Your Wallet With Promotion Code “2DAY100″

To get the discount, you must stay at least 3 nights by December 31, 2015.  You will NOT get the discount on Travelocity’s  “Top Secret Hotels.”

There is a looong list of hotels that aren’t included such as Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  So this deal may not work for everyone.

Be sure to compare Travelocity’s prices with other sites like Expedia to be sure you’re really saving!

2.   Earn 10,000 Bonus Points per Night at Certain Radisson Hotels

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Central America

Update:   Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for pointing out that many folks don’t stay right in San Jose or Belize City.  Emily and I haven’t been to these destinations, so it’s helpful when our readers add their experiences!  We hope these guides can save folks time when searching for hotels, and that our readers continue sharing their feedback and advice.

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Central America:

  • Belize (Belize City) (Starting June 2015)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose) (Starting March 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Central America

Want to See the Mayan Ruins in Belize? Southwest Will Take You There Starting June 2015

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“I Was Actually Getting Paid to Stay at Marriott!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Brainstorm

Jon writes Travel Brainstorm to help others lean how to stretch their travel budget and take amazing vacations while remaining debt free.

He’s also giving away a $25 Starbucks e-gift card.

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Glacier National Park

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Ends Tomorrow: Double Miles on Your 1st Rocketmiles Hotel Booking!

Rocketmiles is running a 24-hour flash sale for new customers, on any hotel reservation and with any airline partner!

You can earn double miles or points on your 1st hotel booking with Rocketmiles until 8:59 am Eastern Time tomorrowJanuary 23, 2015.

Ends Tomorrow Double Miles On Your 1st Rocketmiles Hotel Booking

New Rocketmiles Customers Can Earn Double Miles or Points With Any Airline Partner Until Tomorrow

You could earn up to 10,000 miles or points per night.  I’ll explain the restrictions.

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