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Southwest Airlines: Buy Rapid Reward points, get a 50% bonus on miles

Vic121 59 30 August 24, 2016 at 08:10 PM in Travel (5) More Southwest Airlines Deals

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Southwest Airlines currently has a deal where:

If you are a Rapid Rewards member and buy a minimum of 5,000 Rapid Rewards points or Higher by September 2nd, Southwest will give you 50% bonus miles on top of that.

Example: Buy 5,000 points for $137.50 and get a 2,500 point bonus on top of that.

How to get the deal: Sign into your Rapid Rewards account, once in your Rapid Rewards account Under "My rapid rewards" on the right there will be a "Touch down sooner" box to click, once clicked it will take you to the Rapid Rewards points center where you click on "Buy points". Once there you can take advantage of the promo!

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I am a noob with respect to such airmiles deal. Could you explain how this is a good deal? I like Southwest and if I can understand that this is a slick deal then I would love to buy it
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considering the current rate of $/points this doesn't seem like a hot deal at all. Luke warm at best and it breaks down to about the same price if you just paid cash for the ticket.
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Yeah, it's over 1.8 cent a point... not really a deal at all.
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I still have a bunch of gift cards sitting around from the Samsung Pay promotion...would this be a worthwhile way to use them and tie them to my account? Southwest hasn't let me save my gift cards, and Samsung Pay doesn't keep them stored centrally so I fear for the worst if something happens to my phone.
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buy 11,000 points and get a 5,500 point bonus for a total of 16,500 points for $302.50.

there is an amex offer that is available to some amex cardholders (not 100% sure it will qualify):

Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $300 or more on purchases made directly with any airline by 10/31/16. See terms and conditions for details and exclusions.
Offer valid only to eligible US Card Members for purchases made directly with passenger airlines. The following do not count as qualifying purchases and are excluded from the offer: (i) Charter flights and private jet flights; (ii) any flight purchased as part of a vacation package or though a third party (including agents for travel suppliers); (iii) Sky Mall purchases and (iv) Boingo wireless internet purchases. When you make a qualifying purchase in a foreign currency, the applicable statement credit will be credited in your local currency using the exchange rate at the date the statement credit is applied. Enrollment limited. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 10/31/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CCJX:0001

final price after credit will be $252.50 for 16,500 points or $0.0153/pt. for the most part, i believe i can squeeze out a round trip for 10,000 points. this works out to roughly $150/rt.

deal or no deal? if so, i think this is only slightly better than buying a $300 swa gc and only end up paying $250 for it. for my example, a $103 flight = 5,383 points or $0.0191/pt. so......with the amex deal, a $300 flight only costs you $250 = 15,678 points or $0.0159/pt.

they are about equal, maybe the gc is better....or one of each? someone check my math, please.
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Last edited by kensteele August 24, 2016 at 09:08 PM.
Quote from chris98891 View Post :
I still have a bunch of gift cards sitting around from the Samsung Pay promotion...would this be a worthwhile way to use them and tie them to my account? Southwest hasn't let me save my gift cards, and Samsung Pay doesn't keep them stored centrally so I fear for the worst if something happens to my phone.
as far as i know southwest dont allow Gift cards to buy points. not sure they changed recently.
i too have lot of southwest gc to burn
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I'm confused, it also says the promo is good when transferring points. I have 8,000 points in one account, if I select transfer, it still wants to charge me $80 to transfer the points. I don't understand. Why am I paying the value of the points to transfer them? It should just take the points out of my account and give them to the other person, no? Who would ever transfer points and still pay $.01/point to do that?
If I could do transfer points without the fee and get 50% more points, I'd transfer the 60K points I have in my wife's account to mine and that would be super hot.
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