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Last Chance!! Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points

Last Chance!!  Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points

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Don’t forget!  You have just 10 days left to earn the Southwest Companion Pass by transferring hotel points to Southwest.

Through March 31, 2017, you can transfer points from hotels like Marriott, Hyatt, and Choice to earn the 110,000 Southwest points required in a calendar year to qualify for the Companion Pass.  Emily and I consider the Southwest Companion Pass to be the BEST deal in travel!

Last Chance Earn The Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points
The Southwest Companion Pass Is Extremely Valuable for Domestic Travel. And Even Several Destinations South of the Border

I’ll tell you why it’s best to transfer your hotel points to Southwest as soon as possible to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

Final Opportunity to Earn the Companion Pass With Hotel Points

Link:   Southwest Companion Pass

Link:   Hotel Points Qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass Until March 31, 2017

Link:   1 Couple + 2 Cards = 2 Years of Free Flying + 7 Free Hotel Nights!

Link:   Personal Experience Earning Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points

The Southwest Companion Pass lets a companion travel with you for almost free whenever you travel on Southwest.  Whether your flight is booked with points or cash, your companion flies for only taxes & fees as long as Southwest is selling seats on that flight.  And all Companion Passes earned in 2017 will be good through December 31, 2018!

That nearly doubles the value of your Southwest points.  And saves you money on Southwest flights!  That’s why I consider it the best deal in travel.

Last Chance Earn The Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points
Team Member Keith and His Wife Use Their Companion Pass Frequently for Big Travel!

To qualify for the Companion Pass, you have to earn 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year.  One of the best ways to earn enough Southwest points is by transferring hotel points to Southwest.  But after March 31, 2017, you will no longer be able to earn the Companion Pass this way.

Note:   Transferring hotel points to Southwest can take 2 days, and sometimes more!  So if you’re thinking about earning the Southwest Companion Pass this way, don’t wait until the last minute!  Because your hotel points might transfer too late.

Check out this post on how a Million Mile Secrets team member earned the Southwest companion pass by booking a Marriott Hotel + Air package.

Bottom Line

You have until March 31, 2017, to earn the Southwest Companion Pass by transferring hotel points to Southwest.  That’s just 10 days from today!

If you plan to earn the Companion Pass this way, don’t wait until the last minute to transfer your hotel points to Southwest.  That’s because it can take 2+ days for your hotel points to deposit into your Southwest account.  Better to make the transfer soon just in case.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card

  • Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
  • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary
  • 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases
  • 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions
  • Bags fly free® and no change fees
  • Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events and more

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I combined SPG & Marriott points to exchange for TWO COMPANION PASSES. 1st time in 2016 (end 2017) for husband. I was going to wait until 2018 to get mine, but golly, had to rush this deal since it was ending. Seriously is the BEST deal in travel!

We used 1st certificates for 7 nights in Renaissance Curacao (before it changed to Cat 6 this March, WHEW!).

I’m more excited about this 2nd certificate — we’ll be redeeming it for 7 nights @ the brand new, amazing JW MARRIOTT PHU QUOC ISLAND Resort & Spa (Vietnam), plus using my extra 2 free certificates for a total of 9 nights. I accidentally found the awesome Category 5 JW when Marriott announced category changes. One night @ goes for $500 USD!!!

I basically exchanged 270k points ($1,890 value, which I got for free) for $7,100 of travel ($3,500 JW Marriott & $3,600 SW companion pass). Plus another $1K value if you count the additional 2 free nights certificates I have. 😀

I bought choice points today. Will they get posted to my account in time for me to transfer them to southwest?

Can you use the Marriott points deal of getting the 7 nights (at 1-5 hotel) plus 120,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards for 270,000 Marriott points, then, later, before the 7 night stay, cancel the hotel stay and have 150,000 Marriott points put back into the account, thereby ultimately getting the 120,000 Southwest Rapid Reward points for 120,000 Marriott points?

Nope, you cannot get the 150k points back. You must use your 7-night certificate. If you need more time, Marriott Customer Service is willing to extend an extra year to use the certificate, but it indeed must be used.

Yes, they initially said 1/117 but because they had given no notice, they changed it to March 31. I did it a week ago and have my companion pass after transferring the 100,000 points I needed to get the pass. You have 9 days.

Hello,

I actually checked numerous other sites including the Points Guy and they said that Southwest has changed their policy to make it so that hotel points converted to Rapid Rewards do not count towards the companion pass as of 1/1/17. Are you sure that this is still something that we can take advantage of until March 31? I’ve been reading a lot of conflicting info.

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