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News You Can Use – Earning Southwest Companion Pass Got Easier, Big Bonus Miles for Dining, 2X Points for Shopping, & More!

1.   50,000 to 60,000 Bonus Points With Chase Southwest Premier Personal & Business Cards

The public offer for the Chase Southwest Premier card is currently 25,000 points when you sign-up and complete the minimum spending.  But Million Mile Secrets reader Sudhir points out that some folks are receiving an email for 50,000 Southwest points when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening an account.

You’ll also get a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.

You will need the invitation code included in the email to sign-up.

And according to Doctor of Credit, you may be able to earn 60,000 Southwest points when you sign-up for the Southwest Premier Business card and spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months of opening your account.  The $99 annual fee is NOT waived.

Call Chase at 888-883-2721 and use offer code “DF01″ to find out if you qualify.

Both offers are set to expire on April 27, 2015.

This is an excellent deal because if you can sign-up for both of these offers, you’ll have enough points for the Southwest Companion Pass!

With the Southwest Companion Pass, your friend or family member flies with you for nearly free!

News You Can Use Earning The Southwest Companion Pass Just Got Easier Big Mile Points For Dining 2X Points For Online Shopping And More

This Makes Earning the Southwest Companion Pass Even Easier!

2.   Earn Big Miles & Points Bonuses on Dining (New Members Only)!

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News You Can Use – British Airways Card Changes, New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards, 15% Off at La Quinta, & More!

1.   British Airways Spending Bonus Changes!

According to The Points Guy, Chase is making some changes to the British Airways card.

You currently earn 2.5 British Airways Avios points per dollar spent with British Airways and 1.25 points per dollar spent everywhere else.

But notices have been sent out to some cardholders that starting April 30, 2015, you’ll earn 3X points at British Airways and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

News You Can Use British Airways Card Changes New AMEX Charles Schwab Cards 15 Off At La Quinta More

You Won’t Earn as Many Points on Everyday Spending With the Chase British Airways Card

While this notice has only been sent to some folks, this change is likely taking place for all cardholders.

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Why the New REDcard Beats Bluebird & Serve!

I’ve written that there will always be different ways to earn miles and points.  And there’s now another prepaid card for folks to try.

Via Frequent Miler, Target and American Express introduced a prepaid card called Target Prepaid REDcard.  It functions much like as Bluebird and Serve, but it’s got an extra feature that lets you earn easy (and free) miles and points!

You can load REDCard directly with a credit card at Target, up to $5,000 per month!

Why The New REDcard Beats Bluebird Serve

Target Prepaid REDcard – Similar to Bluebird and Serve, but You Can Load It Directly With a Miles-and-Points Earning Credit Card!

The Target REDcard is not available in all areas.  But from Frequent Miler’s reports, it could really help folks with meeting minimum spending requirements and earning extra miles and points paying bills you can’t normally pay with a credit card.

That’s because there’s NO extra step of having to buy a gift card 1st (and pay gift card purchase fees), then load it to the card like Bluebird and Serve.  You can add funds DIRECTLY from your credit card!

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News You Can Use – $50 Off to Try Airbnb!, 1,000 Easy Club Carlson Points, Gift Card Deals, & More!

 1.   Save $50 on Your 1st Booking With Airbnb!

You used to save $25 on your 1st stay with Airbnb.  But now you can save $50 with my referral link!  So this is an excellent time to try a stay at cool places like St. Pancras Clocktower Guest Suite in London!

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You’ll Never Lose Track of Time in This Guest Suite (Fortunately There Are No Bells!)

This is a fantastic deal!  Where do you plan to stay with this $50 credit? 

Note:  I’m not sure how long this credit will last!

Update:  Thanks to reader HeavenlyJane for pointing out you need to book a stay of $200+ to earn the $50 credit.

2.   1,000 Free Club Carlson Points!

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News You Can Use – 1,000 American Airlines Miles for Car Rental, $10 With AMEX Serve, $5 at Target With Visa, & More!

1.   1,000 American Airlines Miles for National Car Rental

MJ on Travel writes, you can earn 1,000 American Airlines bonus miles when you rent from National Car Rental for 2 days or more through June 14, 2015.  To get the bonus miles, use contract ID “5031007” and you’ll also save up to 25% off the base rate of your rental.

News You Can Use 1,000 American Airlines Miles For Car Rental 10 With AMEX Serve 5 At Target With Visa More

You Must Rent Your Car Within the US or Canada to Earn the Bonus Miles!

Remember to pay with a card that will earn you more bonus points:

2.   $10 With AMEX Serve (Targeted)

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