Million Mile Secrets reader, Terri Clark commented:
I have recently been targeted for both the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card and the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa card for 50,000 miles each. Currently, I have 7 new credit card accounts in one year, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Hyatt card.
My question is, if I apply for and receive the Southwest card, can I transfer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest points to Southwest to help me reach the Companion Pass? I have read that I cannot do that with Chase Sapphire Preferred. Thanks!
Great question, Terri!
Unfortunately, Southwest is NOT currently a Starwood airline transfer partner. And you’re correct that transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest will NOT count toward the Companion Pass.
There Are Lots of Ways to Earn Southwest Points for the Companion Pass – but Transferring Starwood Points Isn’t One of Them!
However, there are lots of other ways to earn the 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year you need to qualify for the Companion Pass. I’ll explain!
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Giveaway time! We’re always happy to surprise random readers with prizes. I hope you win!
This week we’re giving away 6,000 Starwood points!
You Could Use the 6,000 Starwood Points Towards a Hotel Stay, Trip to Disney World, or Top Off Your Frequent Flyer Account for Your Next Flight to Paradise!
I’ll show you how to enter to win!
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Common Sense Travel Guy
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Joshua and His Wife Enjoying the Views From the Cliffs of Moher on the Southwest Coast of Ireland
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With Virgin America’s new sweepstakes, it’s easy to earn 250 free Virgin America points! And if you’re not already enrolled in their frequent flyer program, you can earn 500 more points!
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Planning a trip soon? Check out my list of the current hotel promotions to earn bonus points and save money!
With IHG’s Share Forever Promotion, You Can Earn Bonus IHG Points to Use at IHG Hotels Around the World. Like the Beautiful InterContinental in Bali, Indonesia!
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