Earn 4 pts per $ on Southwest Airfare plus the flight points? will it work?

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  1. daninstl

    daninstl Gold Member

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    So I know I shouldn't share this as it might not work (not tested) and also too many people might exploit it and it will go away (if it works) but....

    I was thinking you could use the SW shopping portal at drugstore dot com to buy SW gift cards and earn 4 points per dollar then use them for travel and earn the regular points in addition. Plus you could earn points on the spend on your miles or points credit card.

    Will it work. I haven't seen any reason why not but I haven't tested it either.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Are you sure that gift cards earn via the portal? They are often excluded.
     
  3. daninstl

    daninstl Gold Member

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    Not sure but they do sell them on the drugstore dot com site. I am assuming they would just register as a regular purchase. Again this is untested theory. I have been unable to test as I don't have a need to fly SW normally.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Never assume. ;)

    It is spelled out quite clearly on the landing page:
    Back to the drawing board, I'm afraid.
     
  5. Dangjr213

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    Why not buy the southwest gift cards At staples with Ink? This will give you the same payout (5x vs 4+1) and still earn RR points. I do this with Marriott gift cards
     
  6. daninstl

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    Would be better but I don't have ink
     
  7. Hattie105

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    I like that idea and never noticed those gift cards before. If they do count, I will buy them as well as I often choose Southwest.
     
  8. Hattie105

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    Thanks for that idea. I always choose Marriott Reward Hotels and never noticed that I could do that.
     
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