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1.    2,000 Southwest Bonus Points for Cardholders

Via Miles to Memories, you can earn up to 2,000 Southwest points with the Southwest Dining program.  To get the bonus you must be a Chase Southwest Premier or Plus cardholder.

News You Can Use 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points Free Internet At Starwood Hotels And More
Eat and Earn Southwest Points!
Note:   An email was sent to targeted Southwest cardholders.  That said, you may be able to take advantage of this offer even if you didn’t receive the email.

Here’s how it works:

Earn 1,000 Southwest Points
  • Register your Southwest card with the Southwest dining program by January 15, 2015.
  • Spend $25 at a participating restaurant, night club, or bar within 30 days
  • Write a review within 30 days
Earn Another 1,000 Southwest Points
  • Spend money at participating restaurants or through the Southwest shopping portal and Southwest will double the points you earn up to 500 points.  Your purchases must be made by January 15, 2015.

2.   Free Internet at Starwood Hotels

Get free internet when you book your stay directly through Starwood online.

You will get free internet if you book using:

News You Can Use 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points Free Internet At Starwood Hotels And More
Whoa! Free Internet at Starwood Hotels Could Save You Up to ~$20 per Night!

You can also get free internet at Marriott hotels when you book directly through Marriott.  You can also get free Wi-Fi at Club CarlsonFairmont, and IHG hotels.

And with certain status levels, you get internet at Hilton and Hyatt.

3.   2X AMEX Points at Select Major Online Stores

Shop at certain stores online with your AMEX Membership Rewards card and earn 2X points through July 31, 2015.  To get the points, enroll your card.

News You Can Use 2,000 Southwest Bonus Points Free Internet At Starwood Hotels And More
Register by March 31, 2015, and Shop by July 31, 2015, to Earn 2X AMEX Membership Rewards Points at These Stores on the Internet
Reminder: Use shopping portals so you can earn even more points!

4.   Changes to ITA Matrix

Via TravelCodex, ITA Matrix has made a few changes.

For starters, the site has gone through a cosmetic update.

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ITA Matrix Has a New and Improved Look. ♫ I Feel Prettyyy, Oh So Prettyyy♫

You can also easily search by price-per-mile.  Some other not-so-good changes include:

  • Slower search speed
  • Limited to a 150 mile radius when you search for nearby airports that must be individually selected

However, in general the site remains largely the same.  Check out my series on ITA Matrix for all my tips on how to use this site to find cheap flights.

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