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Used Airline Points

December 7th, 2016 at 10:23 am

I just purchased a roundtrip ticket for my daughter to come home for Christmas. And I used Southwest Airline tickets to cover the whole thing! I did have to pay that small Federal fee, but that amounted to $11.20. It is kind of nice to get that benefit once in awhile. I may need to start using our airline rewards card a little more often to rack up the points faster.

In other news we are traveling to Nashville to see my daughter's band march during the half time show for their bowl game. She needs to get there anyway, so thought we would drive and enjoy the game and city ourselves. We have paid $200 for tickets and parking, and the hotel for 3 nights is just under $500. I have Marriott points, but because it's a busy time for hotels, the points needed are outrageous! So we'll just earn more points.

So...my husband and I are going to make the trip our Christmas gift. We were looking at buying new speakers at the cost of $400, but we decided that can wait. Likely we can buy those in the spring, after we have paid tuition.

I'm looking to accumulate some Swagbucks to earn Amazon gift cards to buy some needed items, such as razor blades. I figure every little bit helps the bottom line.

And I'm grateful once again to be a renter. The disposal is leaking and likely needs to be replaced. So the plumber is coming to take care of it and it won't cost me anything! I am annoyed that the landlord asked us to call instead of doing it himself!

4 Responses to “Used Airline Points”

  1. starfishy Says:

    That sounds like fun! I spent a few days in Nashville on a business trip a few years back and I loved walking around the city, hearing the music and eavesdropping in on conversations about the "music biz" which seemed to be happening everywhere! I'm not a fan of country music, but I loved Nashville and I love the show "Nashville", too! Great idea to make the trip your Christmas present. Smile

  2. Carol Says:

    Nashville is lots of fun. The Country Music Hall of Fame museum is excellent and we're not country music fans particularly. Enjoy-- sounds like a great present.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yay for using airline points!!!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a good Christmas gift. Smile

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