In this post:
Win 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Miles (comment to enter here)
A New Book You Should Read (get it here)
WDS 2014 Tickets Now Available (sign up here)
Win 50,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Miles
A few weeks ago I began my latest Frequent Flyer Challenge, where I regularly attempt to earn 200,000 or more miles and points in a single round of credit card applications (without negatively impacting my credit score).
Another new card came out after I wrote the original post, and this one is from Southwest Airlines. Just by getting the card and meeting a $2,000 minimum spend, you earn 50,000 Rapid Rewards points—enough for two flights anywhere in the Southwest network.
Personally, I think the Ink Bold and Ink Plus cards are even better than this new one. With each of them you’ll also earn 50,000 points, enough for two flights, and you can transfer these miles to United for many more options. Nevertheless, I decided to get this card myself, just because I already have the other two and I was applying for additional cards around the same time.
I don’t usually fly Southwest, so I don’t want the miles. Do you? I’d like to use them to book two free tickets for someone in our community, and you can put your name in the hat by posting a comment.
A Few Simple Rules
2. I’m the one hosting this giveaway, not Chase bank or Southwest. I’ll use the 50,000 points to book the tickets for you by November 1, 2013 based on your preferences and availability.
3. Those are all the rules.
Note: Southwest recently announced a big devaluation in their miles. Fortunately, this devaluation doesn’t kick in until Spring 2014, so you still have several months to use these miles or any others of your own. This also points to a key principle of travel hacking: miles are for spending! Don’t hoard them!
Die Empty: A Book You Should Read
Another great new book just came out a few hours ago. Die Empty from Todd Henry is all about giving your all and doing your best work. I’ve known Todd for years, ever since first discovering his great Accidental Creative podcast while running on the beach in Ghana a long time ago.
The new book is both inspirational and practical. Here’s what I said about it for my back cover blurb:
“You have a limited number of days on Earth. This book sends an urgent message: make them count!”
Regular readers will know that I write about mortality from time to time, in particular in the free manifesto The Tower. As much as possible, I try to live and work with urgency, aware that when each day ends it will never return. Todd’s work exemplifies this value well. Check out the book!
WDS 2014: Tickets Now Available!
Speaking of urgency, yesterday we opened up the first round of ticket sales for #WDS2014, the greatest adventure of all time. Our team has been working hard in the early stages of planning. One of the questions that has guided us is: “How can we make a great experience better?”
We never want to slack off or take anything for granted. If you’d like to join us for an amazing experience next summer, please do! Ticket sales are now open. Once this round ends, we won’t have any more tickets until sometime in 2014.
OK, that’s a wrap!
I hope you all are very well.
Comment below if you’d like to win the 50,000 miles. Our biased judges and feline assistant will pick a winner (maybe two winners…) on Sunday night at 6pm PST.
UPDATE: Comments are closed! Our judges will choose someone based on all those great entries.