Earn 50 Southwest Points Per Dollar Spent On Southwest Purchases This Friday

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As part of the Southwest Airlines 50th anniversary, Sotuhwest is offering 50 Rapid Rewards points per dollar spent at Southwest and charged to one of their co-brand cards this Friday, June 11, 2021. This is valid on the first $100 in spend.

So buy a $100 ticket, and earn 5000 points for the purchase with your Southwest Airlines credit card. There are some great offers offers for Southwest cards right now:

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card earn 65,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

    This is the premium Southwest Airlines co-brand card really designed for folks who fly Southwest — it makes Southwest travel better, and spending helps earn both A-List status and a companion pass. This $149 annual fee card provides a $75 travel credit with the airline each year; 20% back on in-flight drinks, WiFi, messaging, and movies; and four upgraded boardings per year when available (when A1-15 boarding positions are offered at the gate, buy it and you’ll receive a statement credit for the charge); and 7,500 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary each year.

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card earn 65,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

    You earn 3,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary, a nice incentive to keep the card.

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card earn 65,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. You earn 6,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary, a nice incentive to keep the card.

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card has an offer to earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

    Cardmembers receive 9000 bonus points each year after cardmember anniversary; a statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fees every four years; reimbursement for four upgraded boardings per year (A1 – A15 boarding purchased at the airport); plus inflight wifi credits. That’s a package that makes the card’s $199 annual fee well worth it.

Hat tip to Dan’s Deals who points out,

That means if you buy a $100 eGift card you’ll earn 5,000 Southwest points! At a value of 1.55 cents per point, those points are worth some $77.50, making the effective cost of the gift card just $22.50!

This is very lucrative, which of course is why they limit you to 50x earning only on your first $100 in spend.

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Comments

  1. Points are worth about 1.2 cents, not 1.55 cents. And they keep devaluing them.

  2. Are personal and business cards stackable?

    It’s unclear by the TCs that it’s by RR member or by card.

  3. $100 gift card for buying within the Southwest environment or is that a buy-anywhere gift card, for example, online shopping?

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