Latest Deals from Southwest, American Express and Barclaycard

It’s July and we’ve found the latest deals with SouthWest, American Express and Barclays:

If you fly Southwest, up until August 16 2015 Southwest is offering 3,500 bonus miles if you shop online through their portal. Shop with major retailers that you are already buying from – like Kohl’s (4 bonus miles per dollar spent), Apple (3 bonus miles per dollar), Sears (4 bonus miles per dollar) and many others on Southwest’s platform. This is an easy way to earn 3,500 bonus miles and get closer to that free ticket. Southwest Shopping:

American Express just started sending its latest targeted offer to cardholders – a $50 or $75 statement credit when you spend $300 or more on any airline. This is a great deal – free $50 or $75 back on your travel. If you are a cardholder, check your inbox to see if you received this offer from American Express.

The Barclay Arrival Plus Card had been closed to new applicants but it’s back online now and you can apply today. They are still offering 40,000 points (miles) as a sign-up bonus but they’ve cut the redemption bonus down from 10% to 5% for travel awards. This lowers the reward rate when you redeem points for travel from 2.2% to 2.1%. Still a good deal but not as good as it was. Also tourist attractions (like museums) are no longer included as a redemption option.