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Earn double points if you pay for your Southwest flights with your Southwest credit card! You have to fly between July 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013.
Banks want folks to use & keep their cards, but realize that they have to provide benefits such as free nights, points on renewal, free checked bags etc. to justify the annual fee. So I expect that we’ll see more offers like this which reward folks for keeping and using their credit cards.
- 12 points (instead of 6 points) per $1 on Wanna Get Away fares + 2 points per $1 for using the Southwest credit card
- 20 points (instead of 10 points) per $1 on Anytime Fares + 2 points per $1 for using the Southwest credit card
- 24 points per $1 on Business Select Fares + 2 points for using the Southwest credit card
Each Southwest point is worth 1.67 cents towards the cheapest Wanna Get Away fares, so you’re getting 23 cents back per $1 spent or a 23% discount – 14 Southwest points (12 base points + 2 points for using the Southwest credit card) X 1.67 cents per Southwest point- for booking the cheapest Wanna Get Away fares.
This increases to a 43% discount if you book a Southwest Business Select fare, and use the points earned for the cheapest Wanna Getaway Fares!
$700 in Wanna Get Away tickets will earn an extra 4,200 Southwest points ($700 X 6 Southwest points).
4,200 Southwest points are worth ~$70 (4,200 Southwest points X 1.67 cents per point), which makes up for the $69 annual fee on the Southwest Plus business and personal card!
You can register & buy flights from June 19, 2013, BUT only flights flown from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013 qualify for double points.
You have to register BEFORE your travel starts and you HAVE to use your Southwest credit card to book the travel on the Southwest website.
How to Register?
You can register by clicking on this link. Or:
Step 1 – Log-on to Your Southwest Account
Click here to log-on to your Southwest account
Step 2 – Click “My Account”
Click on “My Account” in the right side of the screen.
Step 3 – Click “My Rapid Rewards”
Click on “My Rapid Rewards” on the top of the screen
Step 4 – Click on “View All”
Click on the “View All” to see your eligible promotions. If you don’t click on the “View All” you will only see 1 or 2 promotions.
Step 5 – Register
Register for the “Cardmember Double Points Promotion”
You will see a confirmation after you register.
Don’t forget to register for the double points promotion if you have a Southwest credit card and will be buying a ticket to fly between July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013.