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Reminder: you must enroll and select WN (Southwest) as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

(WN is the IATA code for Southwest Airlines. FL was the IATA code for AirTran Airways.)

To purchase click here: https://www.southwest.com/gift-card/create-card.html
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Old Jun 23, 16, 10:37 pm   #691
  
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Denied?

Enrolled MB Plat with WN on 6/14. On 6/15 purchased two $100 GCs. If memory serves, I saw the charges pending on 6/16. A couple days later all traces of the purhcase had disappeared. I'd read some early posts that this could happen but didn't expect it based on recent reports. Charges have now posted sometime in last 48 hours and are dated 6/15. Wondering if I should expect success here. What stokes my fear is category listed for transaction is "Travel-Airline". Perhaps Amex has closed the hole here? Fingers crossed they haven't...
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Old Jun 24, 16, 12:13 pm   #692
  
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well, i posted too soon. logged in today and credit has posted. gave me a bit of a fright.
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Old Jun 29, 16, 10:40 pm   #693
  
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Fail!

Purchase 2 100$ GCs on single purchase with Plat on jun 15. Charge disappeared for almost a week. Came back and posted around june 23 (dated for june 15). Been a week since then, still no refund.
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Old Jun 29, 16, 10:47 pm   #694
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Purchase 2 100$ GCs on single purchase with Plat on jun 15. Charge disappeared for almost a week. Came back and posted around june 23 (dated for june 15). Been a week since then, still no refund.
Should have done two separate purchases
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Old Jul 2, 16, 10:57 pm   #695
  
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do you have to buy them in a separate transaction? do you buy an email gc?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 3, 16, 11:22 pm   #696
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do you have to buy them in a separate transaction? do you buy an email gc?

Thanks!
Email GC's are fine. And yes, I always buy them separately. 1 $100 EGC, wait for credit to post. Then go buy another $100 EGC.
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Old Jul 5, 16, 9:33 pm   #697
  
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Chose southwest and bought $80 gift card five minutes after, credit appeared a few days later. Was also credited for the taxes/fees from a reward flight
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Old Jul 8, 16, 7:30 am   #698
  
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Recently received new MB Platinum card. Selected WN as my airline on the Amex site and immediately bought two $100 gift cards via the link in the wiki above on 7/5. To be safe, I purchased the gift cards in separate transactions, one right after the other.

Two $100 charges posted to my account on 7/7 and the two $100 statement credits posted on 7/8.
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Old Jul 10, 16, 6:11 am   #699
  
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not sure about dates but i think i waited 3 days after electing southwest for both plat and PRG

bought $100 GC x 3 separate transactions (2 on plat, 1 on PRG)

Posted July 6

No reimbursement yet (July 10)
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Old Jul 14, 16, 3:42 am   #700
  
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reimbursements did post finally and were backdated to the 9th

so... still works
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Old Jul 15, 16, 9:23 am   #701
  
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got my mb platinum on 7/11, bought $200 gc on 7/12, got my reimbursement 7/14.
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Old Jul 19, 16, 1:05 pm   #702
  
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M-B Plat:
July 11 - purchased a $100 WN gc
July 13 - reimbursed in full
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Old Aug 7, 16, 8:09 pm   #703
  
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AMEX PRG

Purchased $50 southwest GC 8/4
Reimbursement posted 8/6
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Old Aug 12, 16, 6:25 am   #704
  
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Long time lurker. Decided to register to show my appreciation for all the posts.

I purchased two $100 southwest E-giftcards on 8/9 and 8/10. First credit has posted. Waiting on the second, but I am sure it will post shortly.
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Old Aug 15, 16, 9:47 am   #705
  
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Long time lurker. Decided to register to show my appreciation for all the posts.

I purchased two $100 southwest E-giftcards on 8/9 and 8/10. First credit has posted. Waiting on the second, but I am sure it will post shortly.
second credit posted.
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