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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 Dec 8, 16, 7:13 am   #736
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Do your statements show two $100 transactions or one $200 transaction?

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...should I contact Amex?
What would you say? Gift cards are explicitly excluded from reimbursement.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 7:42 am   #737
  
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I made 2x$100 Southwest gift card purchases on mine and 2x$100 on my wife's about 2 weeks ago and still no refund... Did I screw something up or should I contact Amex?
Do not call Amex about a loophole. This is why we can't have nice things.

Did you set up southwest as your airline of choice BEFORE you purchased the gift cards?
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Old Dec 8, 16, 9:54 am   #738
  
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PRG datapoint:

12/4: Set airline to WN
12/4: (~5 minutes later) Purchased 1 $64 e-gift card and 1 $36 e-gift card
12/4: Used $64 e-gift card + CSR for plane ticket
12/6: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
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Old Dec 8, 16, 11:54 am   #739
  
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AMEX PLAT DP:
11/24: Applied for card - accepted
12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Purchased $100 e-gift card (1 hour later), purchased $50 e-gift card (1 hour 5 minutes later)
12/7: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
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Old Dec 9, 16, 8:16 am   #740
  
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AMEX PLAT DP:
11/24: Applied for card - accepted
12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Purchased $100 e-gift card (1 hour later), purchased $50 e-gift card (1 hour 5 minutes later)
12/7: Gift card charges posted
12/8: Airline credits posted
New to this discussion...

What is "WN" and how does that relate to Southwest gift card purchase?

Thanks
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Old Dec 9, 16, 8:28 am   #741
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What is "WN" and how does that relate to Southwest gift card purchase?
WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines. See THIS post from December 5.
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Old Dec 9, 16, 10:50 am   #742
  
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WN is the IATA code used by Southwest Airlines. See THIS post from December 5.
And FL is Florida 🤣
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Old Dec 10, 16, 11:22 am   #743
  
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12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Immediately purchased $100 e-gift card
12/6: Gift card charges showed as pending
12/7: Charge posted

No credit as of today 12/12.

Any suggestions? Should I try again with a smaller amount?
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Old Dec 11, 16, 11:14 am   #744
  
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DP success

Dec 5: changed airline from UA to WN via phone (denied via chat), week after opened the card

Dec 6: bought 2x$100 SW EGC back to back (a mistake actually, meant to break them apart by a day)

Dec 8: transactions posted as SW AIR DALLAS TX

Dec 10: both reimbursed
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Old Dec 11, 16, 3:33 pm   #745
  
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12/5: Set airline to WN
12/5: Immediately purchased $100 e-gift card
12/6: Gift card charges showed as pending
12/7: Charge posted

No credit as of today 12/12.
Yesterday, 10:22 am was 12/10/16 when you posted this.

Give it a few more days, and reset your calendar, today's the 11th, Monday is the 12th.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 8:37 am   #746
  
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Hi all - just wanted to throw another DP.

Applied on 11/23 via 100k leak.
Tried UA GR $200 on 12/03, $200 charge posted 12/05, waited til 12/09 w/o credit., doesn't look like it coded correctly to trigger reimbursement (via Plat's benefits tab, still shows $200 credit for 2016).

On 12/09, via chat, changed Carrier to WN. 12/10 purchased 2 SWA $100 GC via link in wiki. Charges posted as of 12/12 (dated 12/10/16). Will report back this week if 2x100 gets refunded. Thanks for this thread - very useful.

LATE EDIT 12/25/16: Travel Credit POSTED on 12/12. It's still alive! Definitely recommend doing the charges as two separate $100 tx's.

Last edited by outasflyguy; Dec 24, 16 at 8:39 pm Reason: Card used was AmEx Plat.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 7:59 am   #747
  
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DP: (Amex Plat - Leaked November application)

$25 SW GC posted on 12/7. No reimbursement.

$50 SW GC posted on 12/10. $50 credit posted 12/12.

Last edited by travelin_lite; Dec 13, 16 at 9:47 am Reason: Clarification
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Old Dec 13, 16, 8:15 am   #748
  
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DP:

Amex Plat newbie (not leaked link; targeted invite) trial $15 Early Bird posted and reimbursed so I bought $185 email gift card on 12/9; posted on 12/10 and reimbursement posted on 12/12.
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Old Dec 14, 16, 8:55 am   #749
  
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Another DP:
Activated perk 12/12
Bought one $100 GC on 12/12
Posted 12/13, no reimbursement yet, but will update tomorrow.

EDIT: Finally took after I gave up, posted on the 20th.

Last edited by Niff441; Dec 23, 16 at 10:25 am
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Old Dec 15, 16, 11:57 am   #750
  
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12/11: posted $100 SW GC
12/15: no credit as of yet. Will keep updated.
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