Author Topic: Travel hacking/CC churning  (Read 1535 times)


  • Bristles
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Travel hacking/CC churning
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:27:42 AM »
I found this article about a Southwest CC promotion:

and it's so tempting-- essentially B1G1 free tickets. I've read a little on this forum on cc churning and I don't want to put in all the time it takes. I'm just wondering if this is a good one to take advantage of the companion pass? And how do you find $4000 worth of expenses to put on a credit card that quickly? The only thing I can think of is my car insurance payment comes out at the end of the month, but that is only $840. You can't pay your mortgage with a cc.


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Travel hacking/CC churning
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:09:23 AM »
Short Version for putting that much on a CC so quick: Gift Cards.
Read up on some that are like-cash. (with a 5-6 dollar fee per 500 dollars) that you can buy with credit cards. It's an ever changing space, but that's the methodology to front load a CC and spend the rest of the year with those cards.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: Travel hacking/CC churning
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:37 AM »
Income tax. Pre-pay utilities, gym membership, property taxes, Netflix etc.  Some of these will require paying a fee.  Worth it to get the bonus.