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Can You Transfer Starwood Points to Southwest and Earn the Companion Pass?

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.

Can You Transfer Starwood Points To Southwest And Earn 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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3 New AMEX Offers: Save at J.Crew, P.F. Chang’s, and Coach (Targeted)

Via Deals We Like, you can save at J. Crew, P.F. Chang’s, and Coach, with new AMEX Offers.

These deals are targeted, so sign-in to your American Express online account to see if you qualify.  And then add the deal to your card to take advantage of the offer.

And don’t forget, you can get these discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards!

3 New AMEX Offers Save At J.Crew P.F. Chang's And Coach Targeted

Save Money at J.Crew, P.F. Chang’s, and Coach, When You Pay for Your Purchase With Your Registered AMEX Card

Let’s take a look at these new deals.

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“Our Daughter Was on Over 30 Flights Before She Turned 18 Months Old!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Fly Family Fly

Chris writes Fly Family Fly to share family travel experiences to readers.

You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.

Fly Family Fly - Interview With Chris

Chris & His Family Used Their Miles to Fly From Brazil to Bermuda

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News You Can Use – New Fidelity Visa, New Wells Fargo Card, $10 Off Starbucks, & Free $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card

1.   Fidelity Visa Signature to Replace Existing Cards

Via @airhotelcards, if you have a Fidelity AMEX, Visa, or MasterCard credit card, you’ll be receiving a new Fidelity Visa Signature card by July 22, 2016.

If you currently have the Fidelity AMEX, you’ll be losing some benefits with the change to Visa including AMEX Offers and the ability to load your AMEX Serve account.

But you will gain Visa Signature perks with the new card.  And starting June 20, 2016, you’ll also be able to earn 2% cash back at Costco when they begin accepting Visa in-store.

News You Can Use New Fidelity Visa New Wells Fargo Card 10 Off Starbucks Free 10 Sams Club Gift Card

The Fidelity Visa Signature Will Offer Perks Like 24/7 Concierge Service for Help Researching Travel, Booking Tickets to a Show, or Buying Gifts

If you currently have the existing Fidelity Visa, the new card has better rewards because you’ll earn 2% cash back on ALL purchases.  The old Visa card offered 1.5% cash back until you reached a $15,000 spending threshold each year, then 2% cash back after that.

For existing cardholders, your rewards points balance will be transferred to your new card on July 26, 2016.

2.   New Wells Fargo Cash Back Credit Card

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“Instead of a Free Box of Cereal, I Found I Could Take My Family Around the World!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Go to Travel Gal

Lyn writes Go to Travel Gal to share her travel adventures and show folks how they can travel for nearly free on Southwest.

Go To Travel Gal - Interview With Lyn

Lyn Hiking in Santa Barbara

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