Romance Your Way to the Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

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Update:  Bonus points from this promotion HAVE counted toward the Southwest Companion Pass in the recent pastBut the fine print on this deal now says they will not.  That said, I’ve placed a test order and will report back with the results. 

Other current Southwest promotions like this one do NOT have the same restriction in the fine print.

Via Doctor of Credit, you can earn 1,750 Southwest points per order of ~$30 or more from 1-800-Flowers.

Use promotion code “RR36” to get the bonus for orders placed by February 14, 2015.

This is a fantastic way to make your loved ones happy on Valentine’s Day AND earn points toward the Southwest Companion Pass.

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

Treat Your Loved Ones to Valentine’s Day Gifts AND Earn Lots of Southwest Points

You can even stack this promotion with other offers to make it an even sweeter deal.  I’ll show you how!

How Does It Work?

Link:   1-800-Flowers and Southwest Valentine’s Day Promotion

When you place your 1-800-Flowers order, use promotion code “RR36” at check-out to earn 1,750 Southwest points on orders of ~$30 or more.  You’ll also be prompted for your Southwest account number.

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

Enter Promotion Code “RR36″ and Your Southwest Account Number to Get the Bonus Points

Bonus points can take up to 8 weeks to post to your account.  But in my experience, it only takes ~2 weeks.   And the points count toward the Southwest Companion Pass!

Southwest points are worth ~1.43 cents each, so 1,750 points is worth ~$25 in Southwest airfare (1,750 points x 1.43 cents each).  So if you order an item that costs exactly $30, your net cost is only $5!

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

You’ll Get $25 Worth of Southwest Travel From 1,750 Bonus Points, so Your Net Cost on a $30 Order Is Only $5

To avoid shipping costs, it’s worth signing-up for the 1-800-Flowers Celebrations Rewards program.  For ~$30, you’ll get free shipping and no service charges from 1-800-Flowers for an entire year.

Plus you’ll earn Celebrations Rewards points on every purchase which you can cash in for flowers or fun stuff like fancy chocolates, gourmet gift baskets, and cookies. 

Remember, 1-800-Flowers sells more than bouquets!  You can order fruit baskets, baked goods, and more!

Why Is This a Good Deal for the Companion Pass?

I’ve experimented with 1-800-Flowers to see if bonus points earned through their promotions count toward the Southwest Companion Pass.

In fact, you could earn the Companion Pass starting with ZERO points if you made 63 orders of at least ~$30 each to earn a total of 110,250 points (63 orders x 1,750 points per order).

At $30 per order, you’d pay ~$1,900 total (63 orders x $30).  But the 110,250 points you’d get are worth ~$1,577 in Southwest airfare (110,250 points x 1.43 cents per point).

And because you’ll earn the Companion Pass, your points are potentially worth close to double that because your companion flies with you almost free on paid and award tickets.

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

You Can Use the Companion Pass Anywhere Southwest Flies Including the Beaches of Aruba, Bahamas, Jamaica, and Mexico

This could be worth it for folks who know they’ll do a lot of domestic traveling together. 

I re-qualified for my Companion Pass last Thanksgiving, by ordering food and treats to donate to charity during the holidays.

Folks who sign-up for two 50,000 point Southwest credit cards earn a total of 104,000 Southwest points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  That’s 6,000 points short of the 110,000 you need to qualify for the Companion Pass.

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

Valentine’s Day LUV: Fly 2-for-1 With the Southwest Companion Pass

You could spend another $6,000 on your Southwest credit cards to earn the remaining 6,000 points.  But this is a much easier way!

By placing just 4 orders of ~$30 or more, you’ll earn 7,000 bonus points (4 orders x 1,750 points per order).  You’ll recoup most of your ~$120 cost because those points are worth ~$100 towards Southwest airfare (7,000 points x 1.43 cents per point).

And they’re worth almost double that if you earn the Companion Pass, because your companion flies with you for nearly free on both paid and award tickets!

So you could:

That’s ~$150 total and you get

  • 2-for-1 travel anywhere Southwest flies for at least 1 year (or more!)
  • Southwest points worth $100 for flights
  • A happy person you made feel special with your strategic thoughtful gifts!

How to Sweeten the Deal

There’s currently an AMEX Offer for $15 off a $50 purchase at 1-800-Flowers.  Check your AMEX account to see if you’re targeted!  So if you use your synced American Express card you could save money!

Romance Your Way To The Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

Save $15 off a $50 Purchase With AMEX Offers

Frequent Miler has a great post about making the most of 1-800-Flowers promotions.

Bottom Line

You’ll earn 1,750 Southwest points with every order of ~$30 or more from 1-800-Flowers until February 14, 2015.  Enter promotion codeRR36” when you check-out to get the bonus.

This is a fantastic deal!  1,750 points is worth ~$25 in Southwest airfare.  And they count toward the Southwest Companion Pass!

You can make the deal even better by stacking it with AMEX Offers.  And remember, 1-800-Flowers sells other items that make fun presents, like baked goods, gift baskets, and treats.

Emily, my gift to you this Valentine’s Day isn’t really the flowers and candy, it’s our next trip together using Southwest points!

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27 responses to “Romance Your Way to the Southwest Companion Pass With Bonus Points From 1-800-Flowers

  1. Does this work when using a shopping portal?

  2. @ Michael No, it does not work with a portal. They will take the points back if you use the portal.

  3. How do you know how many miles until your companion pass? Is there a tracking feature in your Southwest RR account? I recently got the 50,000 miles personal card and have done 1 portal shopping trip, but I have some orphaned previous points. Thanks.

  4. will the celebrations rewards program get me free shipping even on valentine’s day? without the program, i believe shipping is $14.99 plus an extra $5

  5. 1-800-Flowers Experience

    If you place multiple orders for flowers, select the delivery date that is the soonest (and free, no need to pay rush delivery fees.) Don’t try to spread them out or whatever – the points are paid out based on delivery date, not order date. Also, consider paying the $29.99 fee for one year free delivery to reduce the overall delivery charge significantly.

  6. The fine print at the bottom of the 1-800-Flowers link above states “Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification”. Has this offer in the past had this disclaimer? If so, is there a way to know for sure if these bonus point will count towards the Companion Pass qualification?

  7. i just placed 3 orders last week when the bonus was 1,000 points. Trying to get the extra 6,000 for companion pass. Too bad I missed out on the extra points, but I guess now I will just have to place 2 more orders. There is an Amazon local deal for $30 at 1-800-baskets for $15. Anyone know if you can use that and get the points?

  8. Wow, this makes for an incredible way to get the Southwest Companion pass: Just get 2 Southwest credit cards and 4 orders from 1-800-FLOWERS.
    Very sweet deal.

  9. At the bottom of the 1800 Flowers page it says: *Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Did anybody make an order on previous promotions where the points counted even though it says they won’t?

  10. I noticed they use the word bonus points and they added a line at the end that says the points DO NOT count towards companion pass.

    Member will receive 1750 bonus points for each order of $29.99 or more, excluding service/delivery fees and taxes through February 15, 2015. An order can include more than one item. Bonus points can be earned on purchases made at http://www.1800flowers.comor by calling 1-800-Flowers (1-800-356-9377) and mentioning Promo Code RR45. Items may vary and are subject to availability, delivery rules and times. Offers available online and by phone. Offers cannot be combined, are not available on all products and are subject to restrictions, limitations, and blackout periods. Minimum purchase price $29.99. Prices and charges are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. Must provide promotion code RR45 and Rapid Rewards account number at the time of purchase. No points will be awarded on cancelled orders. *Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks for bonus points to post to your account. © 2015 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC.

    If you look at RR22 where you only get 1000 points they don’t include the word bonus and the last line about points not counting towards companion pass has been omitted. Any thoughts?

    Member will receive 1000 points for each order of $29.99 or more, excluding service/delivery fees and taxes through December 31, 2015. An order can include more than one item. Points can be earned on purchases made at http://www.1800flowers.com or by calling 1-800-Flowers (1-800-356-9377) and mentioning Promo Code RR22. Items may vary and are subject to availability, delivery rules and times. Offers available online and by phone. Offers cannot be combined, are not available on all products and are subject to restrictions, limitations, and blackout periods. Minimum purchase price $29.99. Prices and charges are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. Must provide promotion code RR22 and Rapid Rewards account number at the time of purchase. No points will be awarded on cancelled orders. Please allow six to eight weeks for bonus points to post to your account. © 2015 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC.

  11. I noticed in the “terms and conditions” fine print at the bottom of the offer, it states bonus points DO NOT count toward A List or Companion pass qualifications. Is this new for the Valentines offer? I was planning on doing this just for the companion pass, but don’t want to spend all this money and not have it count. Please let me know! Thanks so much!

  12. I was also planning on doing this. I also noticed that most items didnot work with the promotion code .

  13. I noticed the small print too, what goes?

  14. I just called rapid rewards and talked to a rep. who checked and said the rules changed and it does NOT count towards the companion pass!!!

  15. So sounds like the deal is dead. Perhaps too many orders which I think would be good for business!

  16. I just received an offer at my work email for this

  17. so I am wondering about the CP bonus also….if it clearly states it doesn’t qualify, then I would assume it is a new thing?

  18. The Rapid Rewards points from the January MGM gift cards did not count towards Companion Pass. I’m guessing these will not count as well. Especially since the T&Cs say such.

  19. It appears very doubtful or at best questionable that these bonus points will qualify for the Pass. You’d think Darius would clear this up instead of just leaving such potentially false/bad advice hanging out there. Not a good reflection on the dependability of a blog.

  20. Oh darn! I was just going to buy some flowers for points for the companion pass, but based on the fine print it sounds like I should pass.

  21. I agree with you Chris. I am very disappointed in Daraius. For the MGM gift card promotion, which is here, is similar.

    http://millionmilesecrets.com/2015/01/11/will-points-earned-from-all-southwest-promotions-count-toward-the-companion-pass/#more-107643

    Daraius claims a Southwest rep says the Rapid Reward points counted towards the Companion Pass, which I assure you they certainly did not. Further, Daraius posted that article after the promotion had already been pulled from Southwest’s website.

    I have the feeling that the blog is more of a marketing tool for the travel industry and for Daraius to avoid having to return to the corporate world as an accountant. It’s very questionable ethics and certainly not dependable.

    I liked Daraius at the Frequent Traveller University. He was one of the better presenters. Much better than Ben, who really was disappointing. In case you don’t know, Ben has showered in an airplane. Funny the first time. All ego the 100th time.

    But, now I know that I can use these blogs to catch headlines, but they can be far from accurate on the actual details. They are all just reposting what other post in the hopes of ad revenue.

    At least now I know.

  22. Cannot find the $30 ship anywhere so $45+ minimum. This is for 10 stems of Peruvian Lilies that cost $3.99 at Trader Joes.

  23. So what’s the final verdict? For this promotion, do the points count toward companion pass or not?

  24. It sucks, I was planning to spend towards the 1750 offers… but 1000 points without restrictions isn’t a bad approach should Darius report it’s not a valid offer towards CP. Luckily the 1000pts is valid until 12/31/15.

    Granted, I won’t buy 6 bundles just to get 6k, but a couple will would make sense in the mix. 1800F lost out on 4+ orders for seriously overpriced flowers.

  25. Points from the 1750 promotion have now posted to my account.
    I can now confirm they are unfortunately not added to the 2015 companion pass qualification points.

  26. Yup… I called this morning because the points showed up, but didn’t increase the companion pass slider. They said those points don’t count towards the companion pass. 🙁 . Worth a try.

  27. Yea, these didn’t count toward my CP. Too bad, since now I have to do more orders. Have to check all the information I suppose. I’ll thank you for the lesson learned. I enjoy reading and gathering info, just have to do your own research on everything (which isn’t so bad).