MEAB looking at papers, sitting behind a desk: Something big called the (checks notes) Superbowl is happening this weekend. Be on the lookout starting today for discounts on gift cards, increased sign-up bonuses, and huge portal bonuses, because nothing says American football like a $25 DSW gift card for $15.

Now with the general warning out of the way, let’s look at a few interesting specific plays:

1. Chase has a unique offer for those with a Southwest airline credit card, or for those that know someone that has one. Targeted cardholders are able to generate a link for a Southwest Visa that gives 30,000 Rapid Rewards points and a Companion Pass through February 2023 as the welcome bonus, provided the application is received by March 14. You can try your luck in generating a link here.

The referrer also gets 20,000 Rapid Rewards points.

2. has 5% off of fixed value gift cards between $25 and $100 using promo code FOOTBALL2022. Unlike the versatile US Bank gift cards sold in Kroger stores, these are Metabank gift cards. (Thanks to GC Galore)

3. If you have expiring Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (miles that you earned in 2019 or earlier), you can make them non-expiring by topping up your account with 30,000 new miles transferred from a flexible rewards currency, which for most of us means American Express Membership Rewards or Citi ThankYou Points. Miles earned in 2020 or later don’t expire. (Thanks to milelion, raar)

Fans prepping for the weekend’s main event.