Lots of Southwest Bonus Points

Southwest Airlines is celebrating 50 years in service with a sweepstakes to win big prizes AND a big bonus for their credit card holders.

The Sweepstakes

Starting out with the way anyone (with a Southwest account) can win some free prizes. They have an online scratch-off style game you can play daily to win some points now now through the 18th. It is broken into two time frames. Now through the 17th you can win between 50 and 50,000 points.

On the 18th, what they have dubbed Wanna Get Away Day, the prizes will include promotional Companion Pass through next year, a $500 gift card, or points which go up to 50 million for the grand prize. Thats a lot of flights.

Visit Southwest50.com/WannaGetAway to view full terms and conditions and to enter for a chance to win.

Card Member 5k Points Bonus

The photo kinda says it all, but you can earn up to 50x points by using your Rapid Reward credit card on Friday the 11th. Note: This is only on Southwest purchases, not general spending. That maxes out at 5k points for spending the full $100 dollars. Pretty easy way to earn a good chunk of points for loyal flyers if you’re looking to book a flight.

The 50x is the total earned on your card for the purchase and includes the 2-3x some cards earn. As far as I can tell, this is in addition to the points you earn for the flight if you weren’t using a RR credit card.

This could also be a way to fast-track your way to Companion Pass. According to the T&C: The bonus points will count towards Companion Pass® but will not count towards A-List or A-List Preferred qualification.

The downside is of course, you have to be booking a flight at whatever the price is on Friday.

Full terms and conditions here.


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