Category Archives: Rapid Rewards

Earn Southwest Points With A New Mortgage

a close-up of a credit card

Since flying Southwest at the end of December, I’ve written about being a big fan
They also offer a really cool perk for kids, although it may be very hard to find.

I find Southwest points to be extremely valuable due to having Companion Pass status. This allows Kim to fly for free on any flight that I book using cash or points.
Companion Pass status is reached by earning 110,000 points in a year. I earned it by getting the Southwest Airlines Personal and Business credit cards. Each card came with a bonus of 50,000 miles after a minimum amount of spend. I earned the rest of the points needed by just using the credit cards to pay various bills.

Here is a way to earn some valuable Southwest Rapid Rewards Points by getting a new mortgage with Chase.
You can earn:

Mortgage Loan Amount   Rapid Reward Points:
up to $249,999                       12,500 points
$250,000- $500,000               25,000 points
$500,001 & higher                  50,000 points
**Plus get 2,500 bonus points with a Chase mortgage on a new home purchase

The 2,500 bonus points are only available for new closed purchase mortgages for one to four family properties with residential mortgages.

Applications must be submitted by 4/21/13 to earn the bonus

Find out more details about this offer HERE

(Check for some credit card offers by clicking through my affiliate link at the top of the blog. If you are approved for a card through my link, I will receive a commission)

A Nice Gesture From Southwest Airlines

a birthday card with balloons on the beach

We took our first flights with Southwest Airlines in December 2012 and I’ve been a fan ever since.

Southwest seems to run a really efficient operation and offer some nice perks like 2 free checked bags at no extra cost. I also loved the friendly vibe that we felt from pretty much all of the Southwest employees.

Another thing that stood out with Southwest was that they seem to go that extra step to do some little things right. The first of those things was a nice, little perk that they offer to kids. 

Southwest sent me something else that stood out in mid- December.

a card with autographed text

Towards the end of the month, I received an envelope from Southwest. I figured that it was a statement with my account balance or something of that sort. To my surprise, the airline had sent me a birthday card! 

The card from Southwest said:

We appreciate having great Members like you in the Rapid Rewards family and hope you are enjoying the many benefits of your Membership. Warm wishes for a great birthday!-From all of us at Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

I know that a birthday card isn’t much but I appreciate the thought. I really would’ve appreciated some Rapid Reward points as a gift! 

I give Southwest a lot of credit for going that extra mile to make their members feel special. Good job to Southwest Airlines, you’ve once again made us fans of your airline. 

Many other airlines and businesses for that matter could learn a little from your kind and welcoming ways!

Earn Up to 12,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points with Marriott GiftCards

a beach with chairs and umbrellas

If you are looking for a way to add Rapid Rewards Points to your Southwest account you can do so by purchasing Marriott gift cards. 

Now through November 30, 2012 you can earn up to 12,000 Rapid Rewards Points.


  • $100 Marriott Gift Card, earn 1,200 Rapid Rewards Points
  • $250 Marriott Gift Card, earn 3,000 Rapid Rewards Points
  • $500 Marriott Gift Card, earn 6,000 Rapid Rewards Points

Marriott GiftCards do not expire 
Gift cards can be used on all purchases and services charged to a Marriott guest room. 
Marriott GiftCards can be used at over 3,700 locations worldwide

GiftCards can be used at participating locations including JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, AC Hotels by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and Marriott Vacation Club

*This is an online promotion only*
To purchase Marriott GiftCards that earn a Southwest Airlines bonus Click HERE