Category Archives: Chase Southwest

Can You Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Just 11 Paid Hotel Nights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Clint, tweeted:

It would be great to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with only 11 paid nights booked through SouthwestHotels.com.  

I agree, Clint!

Recently, Lyn from Go To Travel Gal wrote about a way to earn up to 10,000 Southwest points per night for hotel stays.  And these points DO count toward earning the Companion Pass.

As Clint points out, earning 10,000 Southwest points per night for an 11-night stay would get you the 110,000 Southwest points required to earn the Companion Pass!

I found a few examples that could make it possible to earn the Companion Pass with an 11-night hotel stay.  But, it’s very expensive!

Southwest Companion Pass Points With Paid Hotel Stays

An 11-Night Stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai Could Earn You Enough Southwest Points to Get the Companion Pass. But It Will Cost More Than $5,000!

Instead, I recommend combining the points you earn from SouthwestHotels.com with other points to earn the Companion Pass.

Or you can earn points from the hotel site throughout the year, instead of all in one shot!  I’ll explain!

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Easily Earn Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased to 60,000 Points

Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with just credit card sign-ups.

And earning the Southwest Companion Pass just got easier!  Via Doctor of Credit, the Chase Southwest Premier small business card has an increased offer of 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account.

We don’t earn a commission from any of these offers.  But we’ll always tell you about the best deals, because we appreciate our readers!

Easily Earn Companion Pass Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased To 60000 Points

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll show you how this makes the Southwest Companion Pass easier to earn!

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Secret Way to Companion Pass With NOTHING More Than Card Sign-Ups

You’ve probably heard the Southwest Companion Pass will soon be harder to earn.

After March 31, 2017, you will no longer be able to earn the Companion Pass with hotel and car rental points transfers.  But there’s another easy way to qualify for this amazing travel perk!

It’s possible to earn the Southwest Companion Pass without putting any more than $4,000 in minimum spending on your cards (the amount necessary to earn 2 Southwest credit card sign-up bonuses).

Southwest Companion Pass Credit Cards

Take a Friend to Belize for Nearly Free With the Southwest Companion Pass by Following These Easy Steps

I’ll show you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with credit card sign-ups alone!

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Book Summer Travel: Southwest Schedule Open Through August 14, 2017

Planning a vacation this summer?  Good news!  You can now book paid and award flights on Southwest through August 14, 2017.

Southwest flies to a number of great destinations in the US and internationally that would be perfect spots for a summer getaway.

Plus, I love Southwest because everyone gets 2 free checked bags, there aren’t any change or cancellation fees, and a companion can travel with you for almost free if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.

Book Summer Travel Southwest Schedule Open Through August 14 2017

Southwest Has Extended Their Schedule, So You Can Enjoy the Beautiful Cuban Culture Like Emily Did Last Summer!

Here are the details about Southwest’s schedule update and more information about their generous refund policy!

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You Can Still Earn Companion Pass Points Through This Hotel Site

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  And I’ve asked her to share this new way to earn the Companion Pass, especially in light of the news that transferring hotel points will no longer work after March 31, 2017!

Lyn:   Southwest has a new option that lets you earn up to 10,000 Southwest points per night that DO count toward the Companion Pass.  It’s by booking a hotel through SouthwestHotels.com.   

Dariaus and Emily believe the Southwest Companion Pass is the best deal in travel.  Because you get Big Travel With Small Money by flying 1 person free with you from the time you earn it until the end of the following year.

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

You Can Still Earn Companion Pass Points Through This Hotel Site

Book Hotels Through SouthwestHotels.com to Earn Points Toward the Companion Pass

Previously, Southwest would offer a set amount of points you could earn during promotions with specific hotel chains.  But now you can consistently book hotel stays with worldwide chains to earn up to 10,000 Southwest points.

I’ll show you how to use the Southwest hotel booking site to find rooms at more than a million hotels and vacation rentals in 225 countries and territories!

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Bad News for Southwest Companion Pass – Hotel Point Transfers No Longer Qualify

Update:   Southwest has changed their mind – for now!  Hotel point transfers to Southwest will count towards the Companion Pass through March 31, 2017.

Y’all know I’m a huge fan of the Southwest Companion Pass!  It’s still my favorite deal in travel.  But it’s just become a little harder to get.

Via View From the Wing, Southwest changed the terms for earning the Companion Pass today, January 1, 2017.  Without warning!

Effective immediately, points transfers from hotel and car rental loyalty programs will NOT count toward the Companion Pass.

Bad News For Southwest Companion Pass Hotel Point Transfers No Longer Qualify

The Southwest Companion Pass Is Still a Terrific Deal – but They Just Made It Trickier to Earn Qualifying Points

I’ll share the details, and show you how you can still easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – December 2016

1.   It’s the perfect time to earn the Southwest Companion pass, because all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets December 2016

Earn Nearly Enough Points for the Southwest Companion Pass! Get the Best Deal in Travel With 2 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

2.   Did you know you can now fly from 6 US cities to Ireland for only 26,000 British Airways Avios points round-trip?

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Success! Family of 6 Explored Disney for 12 Days for Nearly Nothing With Miles & Points!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Carole is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Family Of 6 Explored Disney For 12 Days For Nearly Nothing With Miles Points

Carole and Her Family Enjoyed Character Visits, Family Photos, and Attractions at Disney Parks – All on a Budget!

A big thank you to Carole for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Step-by-Step Guide: See Which Miles to Collect Based on Your Home Airport

Understanding miles & points can be tricky at first.  But once you decide where you want to go and which type of miles or points you want to earn, it gets a little easier!

So I’ll show you how to determine which kind of miles or points you should collect based on your home airport.  And which airlines fly to the most destinations from your hometown.

Frequent Flyer Programs

Miles & Points Can Be Overwhelming! So I Made a Guide to Show You How to Decide Which Miles & Points to Collect Based on Your Home Airport

Let’s take a look!

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4 Reasons Folks Like to Apply for Cards in December

2016 is coming to a close and I know many of y’all are thinking of applying for new cards before the New Year.

Lots of folks in the miles & points hobby like to open credit card accounts late in the year, for many reasons.  For example, you can earn annual credit card perks more than once in a short period of time!

Best Time To Apply For Credit Cards

Ease the Anxiety of an Expensive Holiday Season by Earning LOTS of Travel Rewards!

I’ll show you which cards are good to consider if you’re applying this month.  And which are NOT.

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