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How I’m Saving Over $1,500 On My Next Disney Trip

Disney World Marathon

My next trip to Disney World will be for the  Marathon weekend which is the weekend of January 9th, 2015. This year instead of running I’ll just be a spectator cheering on friends though the marathon bug may bite again – we’ll see.

With it now being the middle of the summer it’s time to start thinking about how I’m going to use miles and points to reduce the costs of my trip as much as possible. My next round of credit card applications is going to be completely for this trip so I’ll need to find cards that I can use to fly, stay and drive in Lake Buena Vista for as cheaply as possible. [click to continue…]

Book Your Southwest Award Flights Before March 31st

Southwest Devaluation

Starting after March 31st Southwest is devaluing their Rapid Rewards frequent flier miles by 17%. Currently award flights cost 60 points per dollar of a fare, after the 31st that is going to to 70 points per dollar of a fare.

For example if a Southwest fare is $200 it will currently require 12,000 miles for a free flight. After the 31st that same $200 flight will cost 14,000 points for a free flight.

If you’re going to be redeeming Rapid Rewards for a flight soon now is the time to book!

How to Use Southwest Frequent Flier Miles for Free Flights to Disney World

Southwest Plane

For many going on their Disney vacations one of the largest expenses for vacations is the flight to and from Orlando. Most of us live far enough away from Florida that driving would take just too long, especially with a car full of kids so flying is the only option.  The only problem is the high cost of flights today makes it cost prohibitive to fly a family to Florida even on budget carriers.

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