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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card: An affordable way to earn point

s Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card Overview The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card is the cheapest Southwest credit card on the market, which is either a strength or weakness depending on how you look at it. While the $69 annual fee is nice and low, the Plus card doesn’t have many perks to keep you interested past the initial welcome bonus. Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐ *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. In a hobby now dominated by ultra-premium credit cards with $450-plus annual fees and a laundry list of luxury perks, it’s hard to imagine...

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So fresh and so clean: 8 tips for doing laundry during extended trips

Laundry is a chore, but at least most people have a familiar method for getting it done at home. But, when you’re on a trip, laundry can become a much bigger hassle. Sure, people all around the world do laundry, but it can sometimes be difficult to get laundry done as a traveler at a reasonable cost. Trust me, I know since I’ve now lived on the road for more than two years and have to consider where and how to do laundry approximately every ten days. Related: The 7 Best Starter Travel Credit Cards So, by necessity my husband JT and I have come up with various tips and tricks for doing laundry on the road, as well as...

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card: A Cheap, Quick Way to Earn Points

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card is the cheapest Southwest credit card on the market, which is either a strength or weakness depending on how you look at it. While the $69 annual fee is nice and low, the Plus card doesn’t have many perks to keep you interested past the initial welcome bonus Card Rating*:  *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. In a hobby now dominated by ultra-premium credit cards with $450+ annual fees and a laundry list of luxury perks, I never thought I’d be saying that a $69 credit card — the most bare-bones version that Southwest offers — might be valuable to loyal Southwest customers,...

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Why airline mileage runs are a bad idea

Check out all of TPG’s mileage run series: TPG challenged 3 people to fly as far as they could for $725 — here’s what happened How and why to book a mileage run What to pack on a mileage run Years ago, I was a top-tier United 1K elite traveler. That essentially meant I didn’t have lots of the problems that may affect most air travelers. I boarded the plane first, there was always overhead bin space for my carry-on, I was able to confirm upgrades to first class on certain flights, I could get free snacks even if I didn’t land myself in first, I didn’t have to pay many types of fees, had quick access to priority help...

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