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I'll still go with the airline miles... We've used our Southwest card between flying and spending enough to get over 30 free flights so far - and that has saved us quite a bundle. We pay the balance in full every month, but we do a lot of tricks such as paying property taxes with the credit card (sure, there's a 2 1/2% convenience fee, but when you're paying over $3K on Property taxes, that's not a bad "fee" for so many miles). We've used our tickets to fly cross-country or on longer flights, so I've been MORE than happy.

BTW. if you're not aware of it, Southwest free ticket expire after one year, but you can pay $50 to extend them for an additional year....
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