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Thanks to everyone who participated. A winner has been randomly selected. Congratulations to Mike Reitsma! Safe travels.

Happy holidays! Longtime and ever generous reader CaveDweller is once again offering one lucky reader a $51 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and don’t expire. There are two ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this post
  2. Follow us on Facebook.
  3. Retweet this tweet.

Each person can enter all three ways to triple their chances of winning (just make sure I can tell through each social media platform who it is).

I’ll choose one winner from the entries and notify the winner on January 1, so enter by December 31 (Sunday).

Read more about Southwest and how to maximize the Rapid Rewards program in Southwest Companion Pass Masterthread. The offers for the Chase issued Southwest cards have changed since the last time that post was updated–they are not all still 60k each, but 40k for both personal cards (the Plus and Premier) and 60k for the business Premier.

Thanks again, CaveDweller, for helping start MileValue readers’ 2018 on the right foot! Happy New Year everyone!

Earn 60,000 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 Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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