News You Can Use – Up To 50% Hilton Hotel Discount & 500 Bonus Southwest Points (~$8.35) for Southwest Credit Card Holders

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 1.   Up To 50% Hilton Discount.   Loyalty Traveler writes about a 50% “Friends and Family” discount for stays between December 14, 2012 and January 7, 2013 & booked by January 7, 2013.

As Loyalty Traveler points out, there are some great deals available and you do earn points for the stays!

  1.   500 Bonus Southwest Points.   I got an email from Southwest promising a 500 point bonus if I use my Chase Southwest credit card to make a purchase at the Southwest shopping portal before December 31, 2012.

Link:  500 Bonus Southwest Points

The terms don’t specify a minimum purchase value, so I was thinking of buying a $1 iTunes to see if this worked for any purchase value, but decided to make a $1 donation to The Breast Cancer Research fund via Estee Lauder instead (just search for “donation” in the search box).

Each Southwest point is worth 1.67 cents, so 500 points are worth $8.35.  Points from the Southwest shopping mall usually count towards the Southwest Companion Pass, but I’m not sure about the bonus points, so I’m curious to find out more when my points post to my account.

If you’re shooting for the Southwest Companion Pass in 2013, you could make a purchase from the Southwest mall a few days before December 31, 2012 with your Chase Southwest card.  The points should then post to your account in 2013 and *if* the bonus counts towards the Companion Pass, it will post to your account in 2013!

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20 responses to “News You Can Use – Up To 50% Hilton Hotel Discount & 500 Bonus Southwest Points (~$8.35) for Southwest Credit Card Holders

  1. RE: 500 Bonus SW points…I made a small purchase from JCPenney on black friday (free shipping no min purchase)…waiting to see if points post.

  2. I wonder if the 500 point bonus is specific to only using a southwest card.

  3. Hey,

    Did you read the details? Can’t tell if the email is in regards to my personal or business account. I assume it shouldn’t matter.

  4. @DrSifu, Personal account. I received the same email, and only have the personal SW card.

  5. Do you know when points post? For example if my statement closes 2 Dec and then again 2 jan, any purchases I make after 2 dec will count for the new year right?

    • @Lively – Let us know when you get the points if it counts towards the Companion Pass or not!

      @MissMiles – Yes, the terms say that you have to use a Southwest card.

      @DrSifu Jacob – It just said Southwest card, but didn’t specify business or personal (I have both). I’ve added a link to the offer terms in the post.

      @Nikki – The points post to your account a few days after your statement closes so purchases in December should post in January if your next statement closing date is in January.

  6. Are the 500 SW points good toward the companion pass 110K?

  7. A $1.oo donation Darius. Generosity is not your middle name.

  8. Have you ever made a SW RR purchase through iTunes before? It routes you through to your desktop iTunes application instead of a different browser window/tab. I’m just not sure if this will work to record the purchase properly…

    • @Gallivant – I was waiting for your comment! This was a test to see if a $1 purchase would trigger the 500 point bonus, not a post on my charitable giving, which is personal and not going to be shared on the blog.

      @David – I haven’t bought an iTunes song from the shopping portal, but let us know if you get the points!

  9. going to the page, it says from nov 15 to dec 31. I made a purchase on newegg following link from rr shop online on dec 7. That would qulify me for bonus, correct?

  10. I made my first purchase through the sw mall the other day using my southwest card, but I don’t recall seeing that promo banner, do you think it will still qualify for the bonus?

  11. Anybody have points from this promo post yet?

  12. Yesterday I sent an email to southwest and no reply yet. But today I logged in and verified, 500 points were added to my account with todays date. But they are not counting towards Companion pass…

  13. One data point that may be useful to others in the future, my $1.29 iTunes purchase earned me the 500 bonus points – posted on Tuesday.

  14. And, like the email signup and regular purchases at the shopping portal, they did not post as CPQP.