Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card


This giveway is over. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Lanita J. Williams!

I have two exciting bits of news:

#1: Today is my 30th birthday 🙂

29 years ago

#2: We are running a $100 Southwest Giveaway!

This week one lucky reader will win a $100 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and don’t expire.

There are three ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this post.
  2. Follow us on Facebook.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and retweet this tweet:

Some reasons why Southwest is awesome:

  • You always get to fly with two checked bags for free. No other US carrier has that lenient of a domestic baggage policy.
  • Flights booked with enough anticipation (or during frequent sales) can be super cheap, with points as well as cash.
  • They have one of the best and most flexible change and cancellation policies.
  • In general they tend to put customers first more than other US carriers.
  • The Companion Pass offered by Southwest is one of the best deals in travel.

Each person can enter all three ways to triple their chances of winning. Make sure I can tell who you are across all platforms you decide to enter through. I’ll choose one winner from the entries this Friday, May 10, and notify the winner via email.

In a couple weeks I’m taking the ferry from Buenos Aires to Uruguay for a little happy 30th getaway with my boyfriend. Check out the Nido Treehouses (1, 2) on Airbnb. We’ll be staying in #1. These cute little houses overlooking a vineyard are just a 15 minute drive from the charming town of Colonia and fairly priced. The coast of the river is only a half hour walk.

I’ve been eyeing this property for a while as a potential easy weekend jaunt from the city. The owner makes his own bread, cheese, and jam and stocks the cozy casita with it. That’s my kind of celebration! Tranquility and good food. I’ll write a trip report when I’m back as I think these houses would be an ideal addition to a Buenos Aires trip for just about anybody.

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  1. Happy 30th birthday. Thank you for providing us with so much useful information. I hope I’m the winner of the Southwest gift card. I love that airline and it’s customer friendly policies.

  2. I NEED a vacation! The gift card wb a kick start.
    A big Happy Birthday to you!
    Enjoy your day.
    I’m anxious to hear about your stay in this new find!

  3. Little known companion pass rule…
    you can change your companion up to three times = four people vying for your selection = smile!

  4. I’m commenting to say happy birthday, and ask if that’s a Smith Island Cake that you’re eating? I’ve never seen someone aside from another Marylander eat one…

    • My grandmother made it, who was from South Carolina. Who knows though, perhaps she was influenced by the Maryland-style cake.

  5. Aloha and happy birthday! How I would love to be 30 again…but then my children would all be older than I am since I’m almost 70! My birthday advice to you: Enjoy your life, take one day at a time, and keep on traveling.

  6. Happy birthday. I don’t feel right entering, but I am here reading thru clicking your main banner after an article.

  7. We share the same Birthday. I am a bit older than you. Enjoy your trip and thanks for a chance for the giveaway.

  8. Sarah Page, I’m finally getting it – that is, what you do, and I love it. You have helped me tremendously on two trips now, and I look forward to working with you to maximize the power of my credit cards to earn pts/etc. Many thanks


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