Southwest Companion Pass

Southwest Companion Pass

Travel
112/365 The Southwest Companion Pass is just about the best deal in the travel hacking world. One person gets to fly with you for free (plus taxes, usually $5.60) for the rest of the year, plus the next year. It's so great! Both Bryan and I had Companion Passes in 2016-2017, and the kids were our designated companions. This meant…
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Southwest On Sale

Southwest On Sale

Saving Money, Travel
86/365 Southwest runs sales almost all of the time, so you know you will be getting a good deal no matter when you book. This is because whenever a flight you have booked goes on sale, you can check your information and rebook if the price has dropped. Checking My Flights I have two trips coming up with flights booked…
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Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Harkins Gift Card Sale Is Over

Saving Money
70/365 This sale is over. I've been putting off writing about Harkins, because it's a movie chain that's limited to the Southwest, being based in Arizona. I can't help myself because I am fiercely loyal to Harkins. I won't even consider seeing a movie at another brand of theater. Cultivating Loyalty They have worked very hard to gain that loyalty. As…
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Ultimate Rewards

Ultimate Rewards

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
33/365 Chase Ultimate Rewards are the gold standard in any travel hacker's arsenal. Some might say it's American Express Membership Rewards, but I haven't dabbled in those yet, and I think Ultimate Rewards is the best program to get your feet wet. Chase has made it a bit harder to do what's called "churning" of their cards, where you get…
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Fly Southwest

Fly Southwest

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
7/365 When we fly, it's almost always on Southwest. Sometimes I'll find a low fare on American, and we've flown Alaska as well, but Southwest is definitely our favorite. Southwest is very easy to fly using points. They are a partner on Chase Ultimate Rewards, which I consider the easiest points to accrue, and their flights are revenue-based, whereas other…
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