TRAVELING and LIFE HACKS run deep in my DNA. My resourceful cousin let me in on a travel hack she found. I have walked through the steps and on my way to earning 2 years of FREE TRAVEL for TWO PEOPLE! Value: $5,100 to $11,100.Who wants the details?????? Keep reading. I’ve outlined this VERY thoroughly to break it down showing you the value. Southwest has some amazing sign on bonuses when you sign up for their Chase Credit Card(s). I am not advocating CREDIT CARD DEBT. However, I use credit cards to pay every bill possible, and then I turn around and pay them off every week/month. I’ve been doing this for YEARS using my DISNEY credit card and then my CHOICE HOTEL credit card. I’ve earned THOUSANDS of dollars in FREE through the years by doing this. NOW, I’m about to earn FREE FLIGHTS FOR TWO PEOPLE for almost TWO YEARS! ACT NOW because these deals change. They’ve changed since I started the process for me! The goal in this is to not only get YOU FREE flights, but also a COMPANION! So, what is a Companion Pass?
COMPANION PASS – FRIENDS FLY WHEN YOU DO.
Companion Pass is the benefit that allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way) every time you purchase or redeem points for a flight. To qualify, simply fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 125,000 qualifying points* in a calendar year, and you’ll earn Companion Pass for the following full calendar year, plus the remainder of the year in which you earned it. Note: You can change the designated companion 3 times. You can earn the Companion Pass as a sign on bonus valid till 2/28/2023 without the 125K points (see step 2).To get the Companion Pass through 12/31/2023, you will need to get you to 125k points. This is the optimal FREE flying option.
1. Earn 80K points of the 125K needed: When you apply for a Southwest Chase BUSINESS card, you will earn 80K points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. The annual fee is $199. You’ll also earn additional points yearly and on all purchases. Here’s where to apply for the BUSINESS CARD: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/226c/C09V8WQL9B?fbclid=IwAR3X2xIs8Tk0iO16R3y1pig1hj6ErhYcQLz5i3owyhNmM9t03jwEfJLFqSYDon’t have a business? You can apply for a FREE Tax ID number for “your business” if you do not already have one: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-to-apply-for-an-ein
2. Earn 30K points and get the FREE COMPANION PASS till 2/28/2023. These points will also help to extend the Companion Pass till 12/31/2023. There are several different cards to choose from with varying yearly fees. Currently (2/15/22), all have the same bonuses. Fees are $69, $99, or $149 yearly. You can see the comparison of the cards at the website listed below. I went with the “Plus” card. When you apply for a Southwest Chase PERSONAL card, you will earn 30K points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. Here’s where to apply for the PERSONAL CARD: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/226c/C09V8WQL9B?fbclid=IwAR3X2xIs8Tk0iO16R3y1pig1hj6ErhYcQLz5i3owyhNmM9t03jwEfJLFqSY
3. You need 15K more points to earn the FREE Companion Pass through 12/31/2023. You can earn those points by simply using your card or by referrals. Once you have received your cards, you will have a referral link to send to others. You earn 20K points per approved referral. Overall, you will end up with FREE Travel valued at $3,750:
- A business and a personal card with annual fees that total $268 (depending on the cards you choose)
- 125K+ points to use for FREE TRAVEL for YOU
- FREE TRAVEL for a Companion through 12/31/2023
If you continue to use your cards for 2 years with an average of $1,000 each month, you would end up with FREE Travel valued at $5,100:
- Annual fees of $268 x 2= $536
- 170K+ points for YOU to use for FREE TRAVEL. This includes the FREE points earned on your yearly anniversary.
- FREE TRAVEL for a COMPANION through 12/31/2023
Earn an additional 100K points for FREE TRAVEL valued at $6,000.
- Get 5 new referrals each year and earn an additional 100K points for FREE Travel for YOU AND a Companion valued at $3000 for each year- this is an additional value of $6000 in FREE FLIGHTS!
2 Years of Free Travel:
- Spent in fees: $536
- Value: $5,100 to $11,100