Best Smartphone Deal, Hands Down!

I’ve had a smartphone from Republic Wireless for 2 or 3 years. Unlimited minutes/texts/data, no contract. My bills are less than $15 dollars a month.

You have to buy a phone from them directly (or perhaps off eBay), but the price is reasonable.

Consumer Reports recently gave them a Best Buy rating. They run on the Sprint network, but are hinting that they may follow Google’s lead and add connectivity to T-Mobile’s network also.

Check out at RepublicWireless dot com.

Great Time to Get Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

If you acquire 110,000 Rapid Rewards points (Southwest Airlines version of frequent-flyer miles) in a calendar year, SWA will automatically send you a free Companion Pass good for the current and following year. So, if you get a pass now it will be good until Dec. 31, 2017.

A Companion Pass entitles your designated companion to travel with you for just $5.60.

Chase is currently offering 3 different SWA credit cards, and each one has a signup bonus of 50,000 Rapid Rewards points.

See http://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-southwest-personal-business-premier-cards-both-50000-points/

and http://dealswelike.boardingarea.com/2016/01/11/get-southwest-companion-pass-now/