Hello! Thanks for all the great info on this thread.
I've earned 60k points through flying, 47k through credit card spend, shopping portals and reward dining this year. As we sit on December 18th I'm 2,202 points short of 110k qualifying for a companion pass this year.
Starting Monday this week, I've shopped the online portals, done some dining deals and transferred points from Choice Hotels to Southwest. What are the odds of these points hitting my account in time to earn the companion pass? I will let you know what happens.
I'm hoping to take my lovely bride with me to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play in concert this year, would use the companion pass to bring her along with me while still taking some fun family trips on SW points with my party of five. Wish me luck!