Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 10, 12, 5:04 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Expiring Credits (RR 1.0): redeem, donate, or use some other way?

Hi:

I have two credits in the old RR 1.0 system which expire in a week. I could top it off after converting my current set of RR 2.0 points to get a ticket (would run $75), but I often take short flights so it seems to make more sense to just keep my 2.0 points.

Is there any other way to use the credits before they expire? It does not seem possible to use them at the redemption store (https://www.southwest.com/rapidrewar...m-more-rewards) or to donate them (I did see this link but never heard back, http://www.thln.org/?pageID=35799685...F852235D988E28). I also do not have an Airtran FF so some strategies suggested here do not seem to be usable for me.

Is there another way I could use these credits before they expire? Probably not worth doing much more work on this, though kind of sad to be leaving money on the table. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
MonkeyMan123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 12, 5:37 pm   #2
nsx
Talkboard Member, Moderator: Southwest Airlines & Travel Safety/Security
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: California
Programs: WN CP & A-list preferred, Interstate BBQ at MEM B17, fan of Hyatt, Priceline, and Hotwire
Posts: 16,286
I'm not aware of any organization that can make use of less than 8 credits. (If you had 8 credits, you could create an AirTran account and transfer the credits to get a one-way free trip.

As to points, I would expect an organization to need a minimum of 3k to 5k points to be usable.
__________________
Follow the progress of our member-elected TalkBoard here.
nsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 12, 6:46 pm   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Programs: WN CP & A-, DL, Hertz PC, SPG Gold
Posts: 3,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeyMan123 View Post
Hi:

I have two credits in the old RR 1.0 system which expire in a week. I could top it off after converting my current set of RR 2.0 points to get a ticket (would run $75), but I often take short flights so it seems to make more sense to just keep my 2.0 points.

Is there any other way to use the credits before they expire? It does not seem possible to use them at the redemption store (https://www.southwest.com/rapidrewar...m-more-rewards) or to donate them (I did see this link but never heard back, http://www.thln.org/?pageID=35799685...F852235D988E28). I also do not have an Airtran FF so some strategies suggested here do not seem to be usable for me.

Is there another way I could use these credits before they expire? Probably not worth doing much more work on this, though kind of sad to be leaving money on the table. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
If you set up an AirTran A+ Rewards account at https://www.aplusrewards.com/aplus/rewards_request.aspx, you can then transfer over your two credits. The transfer should be almost immediate.

At that point, you have a few options before the credits expire.

*As little as one credit can be donated to a listed charity https://www.aplusrewards.com/aplus/r...s_request.aspx

*Extend the credits for one year @$29+tax, per credit https://tickets.airtran.com/RewardExtendCredit.aspx

*Transfer to another A+Rewards account @$19 per credit https://tickets.airtran.com/RewardTransferCredit.aspx

An upgrade certificate can be purchased for four credits and is valid for use within one year on any domestic FL one-way ticket.
mke9499 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 12, 7:05 pm   #4
2014 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by mke9499 View Post
An upgrade certificate can be purchased for four credits and is valid for use within one year on any domestic FL one-way ticket.
And that, my friends, is one of the sweetest deals in avaition. Do it once and you'll beg Airtran not to go away...
joshua362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 12, 7:30 pm   #5
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,124
I don't have any RR credits but I DO have some "credit money" I banked when flight prices went down. I'm probably not going to use them personally before they expire, and back in the day I could let someone else use them, but I believe they closed that opportunity.

So will I just lose them?
Eujeanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 12, 5:39 am   #6
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicagoland, IL, USA
Programs: WN CP, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 9,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eujeanie View Post
I don't have any RR credits but I DO have some "credit money" I banked when flight prices went down. I'm probably not going to use them personally before they expire, and back in the day I could let someone else use them, but I believe they closed that opportunity.

So will I just lose them?
You can resurrect TTFs for $75 I think it is. So if it is less than that, yes, they expire worthless.
__________________
Like horses or bourbon? Come to LEX with us in April: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...12-2015-a.html
toomanybooks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 12, 9:31 am   #7
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,124
They're $22 pp, so not worth resurrecting and not even worth finding a quick flight to use them up on
Eujeanie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 12, 12:09 pm   #8
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks all for the responses!

Sounds like my on,ly real feasible option is the transfer-to-airtran + donate route which mke9499 suggested (very clever!). Wish there was a away I could use em myself but I guess that will not work here.
MonkeyMan123 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 5:05 pm.