Southwest Fare Sale & Southwest 50,000 Point Cards are Back! (EXPIRED)

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Southwest Fare Sale & Southwest 50,000 Point Cards are Back! (EXPIRED)

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1.   Southwest Fare Sale.   Southwest has a 72 hour sale fare sale with flights ranging from $49 to $149 one way.  This is one of Southwest’s big fare sales and it doesn’t hurt to make bookings for trips (even if you’re not 100% sure of your plans) because of Southwest’s flexible cancellation policy.

You can also get up to 20% off Southwest fares if you book travel with a Southwest gift card.

You must purchase your ticket by Thursday, June 13, 2013, 11:59 pm (from the time zone of the city you’re flying out of) for travel between August 26 through December 18, 2013.

Southwest Fare Sale
Up To June 13, 2013 Only!  Southwest Flights From $49 to $149 Each Way.

Southwest has a revenue based frequent flyer program, so a fare sale means that both cash AND award bookings using points will cost less!

  • $49 or 2,280 points for flights up to 500 miles
  • $89 or 4,680 points for flights 501 miles to 1,250 miles
  • $119 or 6,480 points for flights 1,251 miles to 1,750 miles
  • $149 or 8,280 points for flights more than 1,751 miles

You can book your trip using points even if your plans are tentative, because you can get the points back without paying a change fee if you have to cancel your flight.

If you cancel a paid flight on Southwest, the ticketed passenger gets a credit that lasts up to 1 year after the booking was made, without a change fee.

If you’ve already booked trips between August 26 & December 18, 2013,  check to see if the prices have dropped because on Southwest you can cancel and rebook your flights without a change fee.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to Southwest Airlines in 1:1 ratio if you’re running low on Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

Unfortunately, there are some restrictions such as:

1.    These fares are valid only on non-stop flights.  You will pay extra for flights which have connections.

2.   You have to buy your ticket by 11:59 pm (for the respective time zone of the city you’re flying out of) on June 13, 2013.

3.    You can only travel August 26 through December 18, 2013

4.     Friday & Sunday travel is not permitted

5.     Blackout dates apply:  September 2, and November 26 through December 3, 2013

6.     The following cities are excluded:

      • Dayton
      • Washington (Reagan National), DC
      • New York (Newark)
      • Philadelphia
      • Washington (Dulles), DC
      • New York (LaGuardia)
      • West Palm Beach
      • San Juan, Puerto Rico
      • Fort Myers
      • Seattle

You can read all the restrictions on the Southwest fare sale page.

We’ve been waiting for this fare sale and are looking forward to using our Companion Pass in summer!  Remember that your companion flies free on BOTH cash tickets as well as tickets bought with points!

Other airlines are starting to match Southwest’s low fares, so check for flights between August 26 and December 18 even if you don’t want to fly Southwest!

2.   Southwest 50,000 Point Credit Cards

Via Traveling for Free, all 4 versions of the Southwest credit cards have a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $2,000 within 3 months!

50,000 Southwest points is worth ~$835 in Southwest flights.  Southwest has no blackout dates when you redeem points, so you can book as many seats as Southwest is selling!

Points from the Southwest credit card currently count towards the Southwest Companion Pass which is the best airline perk.  Why?  Because your companion can fly with you for free on both paid or award tickets.

See this post for everything you need to know about the Southwest Companion Pass.

The Southwest Premier business & personal cards don’t charge foreign transaction fees, earn A-list (elite status points) as well as get you 6,000 Southwest points each year which more than makes up for the $99 annual fee!

The Plus personal and business cards have a lower $69 annual fee, but get you only 3,000 Southwest points each year.

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My family and I will be going to Utah in March to snow ski and I am looking for a good price for round trip tickets. When would be a good time to find good prices.

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@Nancy Thomas – I wouldn’t wait until the last minute, but would get the tickets if you see them at a reasonable price.

I have a question…if applying for the business version, it appears we need a businees tax i.d. number,is that correct?

Million Mile Secrets

@JM – If you have a business as a sole proprietor, you can apply with your social security number.

Thanks so much for the ever so resourceful website! Has the 50K Bonus offer expired? The 4 links dont work anymore. Both (Business and Personal Premiere) my applications are under review despite having the highest credit rating possible. If the offer has expired when I call them, will they still honor the offer they had during the time of application?

Million Mile Secrets

@Andrew Slatter – You just have to accrue 110,000 within 1 calendar year and using them in the process doesn’t matter.

– The links still work to the 50K offer. They will honor the bonus when you applied.

Andrew Slatter

When going for the 110,000 for the Companion pass, does that mean you can’t use any of the points in the process until there’s a 110,000 balance in my account? Or do I just have to have accrued 110,000 over the course of a year, regardless of if I’ve used them or not?

My wife just received her card today. We couldn’t find her RR number. We remember during application, it mentioned they would assign one as she didn’t have one. Anyone here knows where to get her RR number?

Million Mile Secrets

@Glenn – The Rapid Rewards number should be on the front of the card, or you can call Chase and ask them which number they assigned to you.

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