1) Forgot to mention it last Friday, but according to TPG, there is a new restriction on approval criteria when it comes to Southwest co-branded credit cards. You are not eligible to open a Southwest credit card if: You currently have a Southwest consumer credit card (Plus or Premier); You have earned a new cardmember bonus on a Southwest consumer credit card in the last 24 months.
So, that means that you won’t be eligible to apply for Plus version if you currently have a Premier version open. Also, if within the last 24 months you have received a sign-up bonus on your Premier, you will not qualify for it on the Plus card. You can, however, still apply for business version of this card. That still puts Southwest Companion pass within reach for some. Read more details on this valuable perk here
2) In related news, the sign-up bonus on personal versions of Southwest card has been reduced to 40k points. I did add non-affiliate links for 50k offer to my Hot Deals page while they were working, but looks like they are dead now. As far as I know, the sign-up bonus from Southwest cards still counts towards Companion Pass, but that could change going forward.
3) Recently, many people have reported seeing a targeted 100k offer on Amex Platinum card via Card Match tool. Read my post for more details on this method and what targeted offers are worth it IMO
4) According to comments on DoC, Wells Fargo Propel card is still available for sign-ups over the phone.
5) A reminder that today you can buy a coupon for one-day rental from Avis for $30 via Daily Getaways.
Make sure to read the terms, as always. Short recap: Rental must be completed by May 15, 2019; one-way rentals are not permitted; rental reward coupons are valid at participating Avis locations in the U.S. (excluding the New York Metro area), Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I would only go for it if I had a solid plan, plus a back-up plan for this cert.
6) Here is what the next week of Daily Getaways will look like:
Wyndham deal might be worthwhile for some families, though I definitely wouldn’t purchase points speculatively. I’ll try to highlight it next week. I doubt it will sell out quickly, but who knows.
Many people have had a good experience with purchasing Hertz points packages, but there are so few of them, I don’t see any use in breaking it down. All the other deals fall into “meh” category (for me). But take a look, and perhaps you will find them useful.
7) How to find AA award space on BA.com by Frequent Miler. This is a really frustrating situation, and I can’t believe Avios program isn’t doing more to fix it. Basically, in the past, if you could find sAAver award seats on AA.com, you could call and book them even if BA.com wasn’t displaying availability online. No more. Now you have to fiddle with the website, refresh the page and so on. And maybe, just maybe, the seats will magically appear. Unbelievable!
8) If you’ve missed out on increased Delta credit card offers, you can still get them via personal referral links. Details on Rapid Travel Chai.
9) You can now register for Q2 Accelerate IHG promo. Everyone will have their own unique set of tasks. I tried registering yesterday, but the link wasn’t working yet. I’ll probably skip it, regardless, unless the promo is an unusually good one. If you are a new reader, I suggest you check out these two posts on things to be aware of if you decide to participate:
(hat tip DoC)
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.