Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos–4 Nights Free & Free Flights

View from the Ziva Lobby

4 Free Nights at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Free Airfare on Southwest We just got back from 4 FREE nights at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. We scored these free nights by getting the Hyatt Signature Visa credit cards for both me …

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Free Airline Miles with Fidelity Investments

Yesterday I moved money from one bank account into Fidelity Investments and scored free American Airlines Frequent Flyer miles through a special promotion. You can also get bonus Delta and United airline miles with Fidelity Investments. The promo ends March 31, 2015 so now is the time to act if …

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Success Finding 2 Free Flights to Europe this Spring

I spent hours and days on the phone and computer trying to find two free award flights to Europe this spring…but I did it! We are flying from Los Angeles to Madrid in April and then from Paris back to L.A. in June. I expected the second leg to be …

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Finding Hidden Award Flights When It Seems Impossible

You have the miles but to search for award flights is a pain in the a**. Most of the time, finding award flights is like a treasure hunt. You know the gems are there but they are hidden from ordinary searching. The other day my objective was to find two one-way …

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British Airways Avios on American Airlines for Emergency Domestic Ticket

Two weeks ago I had a family emergency and needed to book a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Nashville at the last minute. The lowest-priced ticket I found was over $900 so I knew the best bet would be to use miles/points if possible. I checked Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards …

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Free Flights & a Cheap Motel

Coyote Mountain Lodge $75/Night

We just got back from a quick trip to Estes Park, Colorado to visit Rocky Mountain National Park using Southwest Airlines points and Companion Pass. I got 100,000 points at the end of 2013, and a little additional spending earned a Companion Pass that lets me take a friend (my …

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Planning 6 Weeks in South America Using Points And Miles–Stage 1

I am in Stage 1 of planning our six-week trip to South America using points and miles this fall. I’m a natural planner but thank goodness I am because it’s taking a ton of it! We’ve already selected the countries where we will visit and for how long in each place. So far picking the …

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Earned My Southwest Airlines Companion Pass!

Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

I’m so excited! I just got an email letting me know I earned my Southwest Airlines Companion Pass for 2014! The pass enables me to choose one person to fly FREE with me on any Southwest flight for all of next year. I’m selecting Bob, my husband, as my companion but Southwest …

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My End-of-Year Push For More Points

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card Offers

Earlier this year I signed up for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus credit card for my business ($69 fee) and got a 50,000 bonus. But a few weeks ago I realized I might have time to earn enough points to get a free companion pass for next year so I …

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Collecting Points and Miles for Emergencies–Heading to Nashville on AA Miles

Having points and miles is a great relief in case of an emergency! The other day my sisters conference-called me with a plea for me to travel from my home in L.A. to Nashville to help them move my parents across town. My parents are in their 70s and orchestrating the …

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