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It's officially a little more than a year since I signed up for the Southwest Chase Card. Since then I have also opened a Southwest Chase Business Credit Card. To recap the offers that are available on both cards include 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in 3 months. Details Annual Fee of $99 but you receive 6,000 miles on Card member anniversary, compare this to actually purchasing $6,000 miles which is $165.00 Earn unlimited points that don’t expire so long as you have activity during 24 months. 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines and Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car...

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I've been using travel reward credit cards since 2008. I haven't always used them like I should or taken advantage of a lot of "hacks" until recently. There is always room for improvement. Currently I have 5 travel related credit cards. Delta Skymiles Gold Amex (oldest) SPG Amex Southwest Premier Chase Southwest Business Chase Capital One Venture (sadly I forgot about this one) Besides the lucrative sign up offers. Here are things I have learned over the years. Pros Presale for events and concerts. Having every card except discover has allowed me to take part in pre-sales which is normally...

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I receive a lot of email and mailed options to help increase my points within my various travel programs. I received one for Delta in 2015 and their dining program in which I could earn miles when I eat out at participating restaurants. I signed up for the program but did not pay attention to the sign up offer and missed out on thousands of miles. A friend alerted me the similar program with Southwest Airlines I wanted to be sure I signed up when I could complete the action required for a sign up bonus. It usually requires you to...

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It’s been A LONG time since I have applied for a travel airline card. My first airline card was a Delta AMEX that I have had for about 8 years.  I remember the sign up bonus was to make one purchase and receive 25,000 miles. Easy! Since travelling more international I have realized a lot of places don’t accept AMEX. I receive tons of offers in the mail for hotel and airline. One caught my eye, the Southwest Airlines Chase credit card! The offer was to spend 2,000 in 3 months and receive 50,000 points. Details:  Annual Fee of $99 but...

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It’s been a constant desire of mine to understand all of the travel loyalty programs available to me and to understand how I can quickly see the rewards. My previous post included a working list of promo codes for air, hotel and rental cars. I took advantage of the MVP Gold Offer for my October travels. As a refresher, the Hilton MVP Gold offer accelerates you to Gold Status within 4 stays. The normal parameters are 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 base points.  In addition there is a separate link to where certain hotels qualify for the MVP rate...

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