It was fun. we had 6 of us from the group take a Uber over for dinner. Lots and Lots of different places to eat.I’ve heard the Farmers market is fun. We may have to check that out the night before this trip.
Yes, we’d definitely use the companion pass. But I need about 20k points before the end of the year. Not sure if I’d make it. Maybe I can pay for all of your trips and you reimburse me.Would you use the companion pass if you get it? If so, even once, then yes, I’d definitely do that. That’s a better value than a Disney Gift Card. What time frame do you have to make the spend? Are you already maximizing its usage (gas,groceries, any utilities that will allow you to pay without charging a fee, etc?). Trust me, I get it, I’m currently in the mode of getting as many Chase UR as possible so I can get at least one free business class seat when my husband and I go to Australia in 2021. I’m hoping for two, but I’ll settle for one All I know, when I make final payment for this trip, I’ll get triple miles....so that much closer towards my Australia flight.....it’s a problem, I know. LOL
Is it a 1:1 ratio for points? If so, then you need the full $20k by the end of the year, so I could see how that could be difficult. It’s a Chase card, right (sorry for my ignorance, we just never fly Southwest, so I’m not as familiar with the card as some others) If so, what about a shopping portal to get extra points? Or is it just straight amount of money?
Depending on how close you are, and exactly how much you would save on a companion pass for the year, you could always look into a service that will let you pay your rent/mortgage with your credit card for a 2-2.5% fee. Normally I would never do this, but if you have multiple flights next year that would only require you to pay for one ticket, that extra service fee *may* be worth it.
I’d give you some of my travel, but then I may lose the opportunity for two free tickets to Australia
It’s a tough decision- go with the sure thing or roll the dice and hope for the bigger reward. I have to say that it is a fun game though. I’ve gotten some pretty great redemptions on previous flights. Not nearly to the level that some people have, but I still feel pretty good about them.