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I haven’t ordered Valentine’s day flowers yet. So I was glad to receive an email from Southwest for 1,750 Southwest points for buying at least $29.99 in flowers from 1-800-FLOWERS!
What’s better is that these points will count towards the Southwest Companion Pass! The Companion Pass is valuable because whenever you fly on Southwest, your companion flies with you for (almost) free!
Emily loves flowers and I enjoy giving them to her.
But I also love the Southwest points (especially the Companion Pass type!)
Here’s How You Get the Points (or Flowers)
Before February 14, 2014, go to the Southwest Shopping Portal and add flowers of at least $29.99 to your cart.
Complete the order form. When you get to the final checkout page enter the promotion code “RR42″ and your Southwest membership number.
This a great offer for folks who were planning on buying flowers anyway because now you will get Southwest points too!
However, note that you will pay high shipping & handling fees of ~$27 on your order.
I was also charged $5 to have my order delivered on Valentine’s Day. This brought the total to ~$61 including taxes for flowers AND 1,750 points.
Thanks to folks for pointing out in the comments that you can get an extra $15 off your purchase by using the American Express Sync discounts. Just log into your American Express account and click on “Offers for You” to see the $15 discount offer.
But buying flowers is a better deal than buying Choice Hotel points (usually the cheapest way to get Companion Pass points) and transferring them to Southwest. That’s because it costs ~$66 for 6,000 Choice points which is worth 1,800 Southwest points.
I’d rather buy flowers for ~$61 and get 1,750 Southwest points. That way, you also get brownie points for the flowers!
How Can I Use My Points?
In my experience, the 1,750 Southwest points will count towards the Southwest Companion Pass! Now’s a great time to shoot for the Southwest Companion Pass, because all 4 versions of the Southwest credit card have a 50,000 point bonus after completing the minimum spending.
And don’t forget Southwest now flies to the Caribbean!
Terms & Conditions
All orders placed through February 14, 2014 are eligible for the bonus points. Make sure you enter the promo code “RR42” otherwise you won’t get the bonus points.
You will only receive 1,000 points if your order is placed AFTER February 14, 2014.
You must make a minimum purchase of $29.99. You also need to enter the promo code and your Southwest number before you complete your order.
If you’re sending flowers to more than one person, it is better to place separate orders so that you get 1,750 points for each order.
The terms say that it can take up to 6 to 8 weeks for the points to show up in your Southwest account. However, in my experience the points post in ~3 weeks.
You will earn 1,750 Southwest points for every purchase of $29.99 from 1-800-FLOWERS.
This is a good deal for folks who were already planning on sending flowers and are trying to earn a few extra points for the Southwest Companion Pass!
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