Big Holiday Shopping Portal Bonuses

United, American, and Southwest are all offering bonuses for shopping through their portals. The bonuses are in addition to what you’d already be earning by shopping through the portal. Shopping portals allow you to earn miles by making your normal online purchases through your favorite online stores. Just by starting at the loyalty program’s portal and using its link to your favorite online retailer, you can get extra miles for your purchases.

With each holiday shopping promotion, the more you spend, the higher your return is.

Californians: Score a Companion Pass with One New Card & One Purchase

If you live in California, fly Southwest, and aren't locked out by Chase's 5/24 rule, then please take advantage of this insane offer.

California residents can open any one Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card and make one purchase with it before November 30, 2017, and they will qualify for a Companion Pass for all of 2018.

Southwest Will Fly to Hawaii in 2018

Aloha! A few days ago Southwest announced that they will begin service to Hawaii from the mainland United States some time in 2018. Specific routes and when they begin have not been announced as Southwest is still awaiting government approval.

This is fantastic news as the flight market to Hawaii can be quite expensive. The introduction of a low cost airline like Southwest will surely increase competition and drive prices down.

Free Giveaway: $51 Southwest Gift Card

The weekend is over. Blah. But we're giving away a $51 Southwest gift card to brighten your Monday.

Longtime and generous reader Caveman, who I'm going to be referring to as CaveDweller from now on per his request, is 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:

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Frontier & Southwest Domestic Airfare Sales

Frontier and Southwest have put domestic flights on sale for a limited time. The Frontier sale lasts through the end of today (11:59 pm ET) and is good for travel dates through November 16, 017.

Winner of Best Travel Goof $101 Southwest Card Giveaway

Last week I shared my most embarrassing travel goofs as well as Scott's, and asked for you guys to share your biggest travel goofs with us–the most embarrassing, cringe-worthy mistakes or situations you’ve gotten yourself in. I narrowed down the entries to the top two, and then let you vote on a winner who will receive a $101 Southwest Gift card.

And the people have spoken.

Congratulations Tom! You received the most votes.

Back to School Shopping Portal Bonuses

United, American, Delta, and Southwest are all offering bonuses for shopping through their portals. The bonuses are in addition to what you'd already be earning by shopping through the portal. Shopping portals allow you to earn miles by making your normal online purchases through your favorite online stores. Just by starting at the loyalty program’s portal and using its link to your favorite online retailer, you can get extra miles for your purchases.

With each back to school promotion, the more you spend, the higher your return is.

Free Giveaway: $51 Southwest Gift Card

Longtime and generous reader Caveman is 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:

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GIVING AWAY A $51 GIFT CARD ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. FOLLOW AND RT TO WIN.

Huge Southwest Fare Sale: Flights from $49

Southwest is having its twice-yearly big fare sale now through Thursday for flights from August to December. Fares start at $49 and include two free checked bags.

Because Southwest points have a (nearly) fixed value, awards are also on sale starting from 2,300 points + $5.60.

This sale is a great deal for anyone who wants to travel in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, or the Caribbean this Fall, especially anyone with Southwest points or the ridiculously-easy-to-get Southwest Companion Pass.
How to Find the Deals
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