I’ve written that the easiest way to earn the Southwest Companion Pass is by applying for 2 Chase Southwest credit cards with the 50,000 point sign-up bonus.
But did you know there could be another way to earn the Companion Pass by ordering flowers and gifts from 1-800-Flowers?
1-800-Flowers ran a promotion where you could earn 1,500 bonus Southwest points per order of ~$30 or more. If you made 74 orders, you’d get the 110,000 points needed to earn the Companion Pass – assuming the points count!
You Could Earn 1,500 Southwest Points per Order at 1-800-Flowers, but Will They Count Towards the Companion Pass?
I decided to run some experiments to see if this is a good way to earn the Companion Pass! The promotion has since expired, but I’ll tell you what happened for the next time they have this deal!
Frequent Miler also ran similar experiments so check out his posts on this as well!
Did you know that you can fly around the world by applying for just 3 credit cards and paying $89 in annual fees?
By applying for 2 Citi American Airlines cards and the Barclaycard US Airways card, you’ll earn 150,000 miles (plus extra from meeting minimum spending requirements). And that’s more than enough for a round-the-world trip!
3 Cards Get You a Round-the-World Trip!
Depending on your routing, you might even have miles left over! I’ll show you how to do it.
Are you planning a ski trip or an escape to the tropics in the New Year? If so, you could get away for fewer miles!
United Airlines is having a sale on award tickets to certain US cities, plus Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico. You’ll save 20% off the usual number of miles required for a saver level coach class award ticket. But you have to book by December 30, 2014.
There are also discounts on United Airlines Business Class partner award tickets to Europe, India, and Central Asia. But that deal might not last long!
You Could Fly to Colorado for a Ski Getaway for 20% Fewer Miles
There are a few restrictions on the 20% off sale. I’ll explain!
I wrote earlier this week that the increased 50,000 mile bonus on the Chase Southwest cards would be going away very soon.
Chase has reduced the sign-up bonus on my link for the Chase Southwest Premier card to 25,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the 1st 3 months.
The good news is, the 50,000 point bonus offer for this card is still available on the Chase website. But I’m not sure how long it will last!
I’ll always let you know of better offers, even if we don’t earn a commission from them! As always, the Hot Deals tab is updated with the latest offers!
The Sun Hasn’t Set on the Chase Southwest Premier 50,000 Point Offer – for Now!
If you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time to apply for 2 Southwest 50,000 point cards and earn the Southwest Companion Pass in early 2015.
There are lots of good Cyber Monday promotions going on right now. Many are valid today only.
You could get a free Best Western gift card, or discounts on hotel stays, airline tickets, and rental cars.
Today’s a Great Day for Big Travel With Small Money!
Here are some of the best deals.