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News You Can Use – Year of Free Admission to US National Parks, Easy $25 Off Virgin America Flight, New Southwest Flights, & More!

News You Can Use – Year of Free Admission to US National Parks, Easy $25 Off Virgin America Flight, New Southwest Flights, & More!

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1.   Get Into US National Parks for Free for a Year

You can get into US National Parks for free for an entire year and all you need is a 4th grader!  Children under 15 get into National Parks for free any time.  But now, thanks to the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, 4th graders can bring their family along for free during the 2015 to 2016 school year.

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A 4th Grader Could Be Your Ticket to the Park

Families who are interested will get a free annual pass.  Details on how to get passes have not been released yet, but I’ll let you know when they are!

This is a great excuse to plan a family or school trip to incredible places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore.  So get the word out to your friends, relatives, neighbors, and local schools!

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Explore the Beauty of Places Like Arches National Park, Utah, for Free!

Don’t Have a 4th Grader?

You can still get into US National Parks for free in 2015 on these dates:

  • April 18 to 19 (National Park Week opening weekend)
  • August 25 (National Park Service 100th anniversary!)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

2.   $25 Off Your Next Virgin America Flight With Visa Checkout

Book a Virgin America flight using Visa Checkout by March 15, 2015, and you’ll get a promo code to save $25 on your next Virgin America flight

You must use your $25 promotional code by July 31, 2015, and fly by January 4, 2016.

This deal officially ends on March 15, 2015, but it’s only available while supplies last.  So this discount may not be around for long!

You should receive your $25 discount code within 1 to 2 weeks after your initial booking.

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Use Visa Checkout and Take Off $25 From the Cost of a Future Virgin America Flight

Remember, you can also save $25 on Vegas hotels, shows, and more with Visa Checkout through February 28, 2015, (tomorrow!)

3.   16 New Southwest Flights From Dallas (Love Field)!

Southwest has announced 16 new flights.  Starting August 9, 2015, you can fly new daily nonstop routes from Dallas (Love Field) to:

  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Detroit
  • Omaha
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Salt Lake City
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Don’t You LUV It When Southwest Gives You More Ways to Fly!?

They will also add additional nonstop flights between Dallas (Love Field) and:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Chicago (Midway)
  • Houston (Hobby)
  • Little Rock
  • Seattle-Tacoma

Nonstop, Saturday-only flights from Dallas (Love Field) to Charleston will start April 11, 2015.  But beginning August 9, 2015, you can fly the route daily!

Emily and I fly almost exclusively on Southwest within the US.  That’s because with the Southwest Companion Pass, Emily flies with me for free!  Plus you get 2 free checked bags and you can find some really cheap fares!

4.   Now Pay Lower Fuel Surcharge on Singapore Airlines

Taking award flights on Singapore Airlines just got cheaper!  According to Running with Miles, you can now save anywhere from $5 to $83 per segment (depending on your route and class of service).

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You Can Now Fly Singapore Airlines to Hong Kong and Other Hot Spots in Asia for Less!

If you want more Singapore Airlines miles to book a flight, you can transfer points from cards that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

Personal CardsBusiness Cards
Chase Sapphire ReserveChase Ink Business Preferred
Chase Sapphire PreferredChase Ink Business Cash Credit Card
Chase FreedomChase Ink Bold (No Longer Available to New Applicants)
Chase Freedom UnlimitedChase Ink Plus (No Longer Available to New Applicants)
Chase Sapphire (No Longer Available to New Applicants)
Note: Points earned from the Chase Freedom, Freedom Unlimited, Sapphire, and Ink Business Cash cards can only be transferred to travel partners if you also have a Chase Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, Ink Business Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold card.

And Citi ThankYou points.

Cards With Points That Directly Transfer to Travel PartnersCards With Points That Transfer ONLY If You Have a Card From First Column
Citi ThankYou® Premier CardCiti ThankYou® Preferred Card
Citi Prestige® CardCiti ThankYou Preferred for College Students
Citi ChairmanCitiBusiness ThankYou (No Longer Available)
Citi AT&T Access More (No Longer Available)

And American Express Membership Rewards points.

Personal CardsBusiness Cards
Premier Rewards Gold Card From American ExpressThe Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-BenzThe Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express
The Platinum Card® from American Express
AMEX EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express


Business Green Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card

There are more ways than ever to earn Singapore Airlines miles and now fuel surcharges are lower.

So a ride in 1 of those fancy First Class suites might not be so far from reach!

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Relaxing in Your Own Private Suite In-Flight Just Got Easier!

5.   Barclaycard JetBlue Card Coming Soon

Last year, I told folks they might want to sign-up for the AMEX JetBlue card before it was too late.  And now it’s been confirmed, JetBlue has reached a new agreement with Barclaycard.

There’s still time to apply for the AMEX JetBlue card, which will give you 20,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of having the card.  But the card will be converted to a different card toward the end of the year.

Other perks include:

  • Up to 8 points per $1 you spend on JetBlue flights and vacation packages on JetBlue.com
  • point per $1 you spend on everything else
  • 50% off in-flight purchases like movies, food, and drinks
  • $50 statement credit each year on JetBlue Getaways vacation packages
  • Annual fee of $40, waived for the 1st year
  • Terms and limitations apply
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You Can Still Get the AMEX JetBlue Card, but You Will Likely Be Switched to Another AMEX Card at the End of 2015

If you sign-up for the AMEX JetBlue card, you’ll also be eligible to receive the sign-up bonus on the new Barclaycard JetBlue card when it becomes available!

Emily and I don’t receive a commission on the AMEX JetBlue card, but we always tell you about the best deals.  While this is NOT 1 of my favorite airline cards, for folks who like JetBlue, this could be a good way to get the sign-up bonus twice!

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I have 3 kids around that age and I find this to be very stupid. What does having a 4th grader have to do with anything? It feels discriminatory to me. Also…. Don’t bother on the free day unless you love crowds. Then again it will probably be what you are used to if you are a city person. not my idea of a good national park day. I have owned many annual park passes it is a great deal.

Wow, I never knew there was free entrance to national parks on certain national holidays, etc.

In addition to those you listed are those that are already in the past for this year:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day weekend

Thanks!