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Southwest Double Points Promo ( 2 days only )

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Southwest is throwing promos at the board and seeing what sticks!  They finished off 2023 with reduced elite status requirements, started off 2024 with 40% off flights, and now they have a double points promo. Let’s take a look but it’s pretty straight forwards

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Details:

  • Must register between 5pm CST on 1/11/24 and 11:59pm CST on 1/14/24
  • Book between 1/12/24 and 11:59pm CST on 1/14/24
  • Must travel between 1/12/24 and 5/22/24

 

Full Terms and Conditions
*Earn double Rapid Rewards points when you register between 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (“CT”) on January 11, 2024 and 11:59 p.m. CST on January 14, 2024 (the “Registration Period”), book a qualifying flight on Southwest Airlines between 12:01 a.m. CST on January 12, 2024 and 11:59 p.m. CST on January 14, 2024 (the “Booking Period”), and then fly between 12:01 a.m. CST on January 12, 2024 and 11:59 p.m. CST on May 22, 2024 (the “Travel Period”). To register for this promotion, you will need to provide your Rapid Rewards account number at the time of registration. If you do not have a Rapid Rewards account number, you may register for an account by going online to Southwest.com/rapidrewards. Rapid Rewards accounts are free. Once you complete and submit the enrollment form, you will be automatically registered for this promotion if all eligibility requirements are met. Member must register for this promotion during the Registration Period, and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Member’s qualifying flight(s) must be booked through Southwest Airlines during the Booking Period for travel during the Travel Period. Member’s flight(s) must be completed during the Travel Period. Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking Member’s qualifying flight to earn double Rapid Rewards points for that flight. A qualifying flight is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections or a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal. Travel booked and/or flown prior to registration for this promotion is not eligible for the double points offer. Rapid Rewards earned points are calculated using base fare. Member will receive 12 bonus points per dollar spent on Business Select® fares, 10 bonus points per dollar spent on Anytime fares, eight bonus points per dollar spent on Wanna Get Away Plus® fares, and six bonus points per dollar spent on Wanna Get Away® fares. Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass® qualification. Member will receive bonus Rapid Rewards points within 72 hours after completion of entire ticket. Charter flights, group travel, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reward travel do not qualify for promotion. Valid on Southwest Airlines published, scheduled service. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest® reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. The number of Rapid Rewards points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and is subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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4.8/5
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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